Squamish Days Celebrates 52 Years
Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival is one of the biggest events in the Sea to Sky Corridor. From Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd its non‐stop entertainment.
Just over a year ago Squamish Days event organizers were rushing to finalize festival preparations in the face of a massive rock slide and multi-day road closure. “We were nervous about how things would turn out. But we still felt like the situation with the rock-slide might just be an opportunity for local Sea to Sky residents to get behind the event and support the community, which is just what they did. And when the road was cleared on Sunday morning, visitors from the Lower Mainland still made the trip up; what a weekend!” says Squamish Days President, Bryan Couture.
With the 2008 Rock slide under their belts the Squamish Days organizing committee has been hard at work to perfect the 2009 festival. There have been some changes and some additions, but the crowd favourites will definitely be back.
This new series features ten of the best events in the Vancouver area and provides runners of all ages and abilities the opportunity to compete against their peers. “The Squamish Days 10k welcomes all runners; you don’t have to be participating in the series to run in Squamish, all runners, local and out of town, from beginners to experts are welcome.”
On Friday, July 31st, downtown Squamish is the place to be. From the rooftop of Gelato Carina bands are scheduled to play from noon until 10pm, only stopping for the World Championship Chair Carve at 3pm at the Squamish Station Mall, and the Bed Races running down Cleveland Avenue at 7pm.
Always a family favourite, this year’s Children’s Festival will feature face painting, races, games, a decorated bike contest and hula hooping demonstrations. Squamish Firefighters will be there dishing out hot dogs, and you may also get to meet some of Squamish’s local Olympic Athletes.