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Veranstaltungen

"Paddelt, paddelt!”

Es gibt einige Veranstaltungen im West Chilcotin, die das ganze Jahr hindurch abgehalten werden. Da die meisten vom Wetter abhaengig sind, wechseln die Daten von Jahr zu Jahr. Erkundigen Sie sich vor Ort, falls Sie den Besuch einer bestimmten Veranstaltung planen.

Im Fruehling, kurz nach der Schneeschmelze, wird das jaehrliche Kanurennen auf dem Dean River ausgetragen. Die Teilnehmer starten am oeffentlichen Bootsableger in Nimpo Lake, paddeln ueber den See bis zum Ausfluss des Dean Rivers und folgen dann diesem bis zu den Anahim Lake Stampede Grounds. In manchen Jahren kann dieses Rennen sehr herausfordernd sein. Regelmaessig landen Teilnehmer im Wasser und muessen muehsam wieder ins Kanu klettern. Jedermann ist zu diesem Spass eingeladen!

Normalerweise im Mai, aber manchmal auch erst im Juni, wenn der Dean River von der Schneeschmelze Hochwasser fuehrte, haelt der Stamm der Ulkatcho sein jaehrliches „Waterskipping“ Rennen ab. Dabei muss der Teilnehmer mit einem Schneemobil auf dem Fluss fahren (ja, Sie haben richtig gelesen!) – ueber ca. 3 km um mehrere Kurven (sehr knifflig) bis zum Stampede Ground, wo der Fluss dann breit genug ist, um die Maschine zu wenden und wieder zum Start zurueckzufahren. Nur wenige schaffen das! Die meisten Schneemobile saufen buchstaeblich ab und der Fahrer (ebenfalls im Wasser) versucht, sich die Stelle zu merken, an der sein Fahrzeug auf dem Grund des Flusses liegt. Mitmachen darf jedermann, doch es macht mehr Spass (und ist auch empfehlenswert) einfach nur zuzuschauen!

Anahim Lake, Nimpo Lake und Tatla Lake halten auch jeden Winter Schneemobil Poker-Fahrten ab. Daten sind von den Schneeverhaeltnissen abhaengig.

In Anahim Lake findet jedes Jahr am Wochenende nach der grossen Stampede in Williams Lake zwischen dem 2 und 3. Wochenende im Juli das Lokale Rodeo statt. Die Veranstaltung dauert drei Tage, mit einem Umzug und zieht viele Reiter aus ganz BC und Alberta an.

In Tatla Lake gibt es im April, ein kleines Film Festival, das Leute und Orte des Chilcotin zeigt.

Das Bella Coola Rodeo findet am gleichen Wochenende wie die Stampede in Williams Lake statt. Mitte Juli koennen Sie das Musik Festival und Anfang September den Herbstmarkt mit den Holzfaeller-Spielen im Bella Coola Valley besuchen. Unten finden Sie eine Liste der West Chilcotin Events und hier finden Sie weitere Info ueber Veranstalltungen im Chilcotin.


Anahim Lake
Annual Canoe Race - Nimpo to Anahim Lake
In May after ice off In May the Annual Canoe Races starts at the mouth of the Dean River at Nimpo Lake and ends at Anahim Lake. The route is hazardous and few of the racers make it to the other end unscathed. Anyone can participate and there is a dinner and dance at the Anahim Lake Community Hall to celebrate the racers. There is an entry fee and cash prizes. Dates depend on when the ice melts off of the two lakes so the event occurs around the middle to third week of May. Contact Cam at 250-742-3227 or Len at 250-742-3777 for dates. Start is Nimpo Lake, view points along the way. Finish is at the Anahim Lake Stampede Grounds.
Anahim Lake Rodeo
July 3 to July 5, 2015 Usually starts Friday night with a gymkhana. Saturday - Parade, rodeo, beer gardens, dances and barbecue. Riders from all over BC and Alberta attend this event.
Contact: Cam at 250-742-3227 for details.
Anahim Lake Christmas Fair
December Anahim Lake School Gymnasium 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lots of crafts, baking, book fair and a bingo. Concession available. Contact the school at 250 742-3235.
Bella Coola
Bella Coola Valley Farmer's Market
June 1 - September 30, 2015 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Every Sunday locals and visitors head to the Bella Coola Farmers' Market located at the Quonset Hut on Highway 20, 6Km east of Bella Coola, from 10 am to 2 pm. It's a chance to
mingle with the locals, buy fresh produce, local honey and homemade goodies and get a sampling of the fine arts and crafts available in the Valley.
Bella Coola Rodeo
June 26 - June 29, 2015
Gymkhana, and competing in bronco riding, barrel racing, calf tie-down, team roping, bull riding.
See Bella Coola Tourism website for details.
Discovery Coast Music Festival
July 2015?
Musicians from across Canada perform rock to blues As well as music there are children's events, crafts, workshops and food.
See Bella Coola Tourism website for details.
Bella Coola Fall Fair
Early September
Fresh produce, crafts, train ride for children, dog show, dance, parade, and lots of food and games. Activities include horseshoes, ring toss and bingo, along with logger sports.
See Bella Coola Tourism website for details.
Nimpo Lake
Annual Nimpo Lake Poker Run
March 2nd, 2013 Starting at the Nimpo Lake Boat launch at 10:00 sharp. $5 per poker hand. Take a ride on well marked trails with a group comprising folks from Tatla Lake, Anahim Lake, Nimpo Lake and as far away as Williams Lake. Anyone with a snow machine welcome. Family friendly. Parking available at the boat launch. Barbecue after to tally up the poker hands. Bring your own refreshments. Contact Leah at 250-742-3333 for more information.
Annual Canoe Race - Nimpo to Anahim Lake
In May after ice off In May the Annual Canoe Races starts at the mouth of the Dean River at Nimpo Lake and ends at Anahim Lake. The route is hazardous and few of the racers make it to the other end unscathed. Anyone can participate and there is a dinner and dance at the Anahim Lake Community Hall to celebrate the racers. There is an entry fee and cash prizes. Dates depend on when the ice melts off of the two lakes so the event occurs around the middle to third week of May. Contact Cam at 250-742-3227 or Len at 250-742-3777 for dates. Start is Nimpo Lake, view points along the way. Finish is at the Anahim Lake Stampede Grounds.
New Year's Party on the Ice
December 31, 2015 starts at 7:00 p.m - Fireworks, ice bar, snacks & barbecue, skating, curling with rocks made from aspen stumps, music, bonfires, Christmas lights, torches and fun. Parking on the ice and off. ATV's and snowmobiles welcome. Bring your own refreshments. No charge but donations for the fireworks are always welcome.
Contact 250- 742-3333 for details.
Tatla Lake
Artisan Fair Vendor sale and Uptown Garage Sale
Eagle Lake Road near Tatla Lake
May 2015 10 am to 4 pm - showcases the talented works of local artists and crafts people from all across the Chilcotin and includes a vendor sale and uptown garage sale. Cash prizes, 50/50, Chinese food, hamburgers and dessert table. Come out and support your community, have lunch with friends and maybe take home a few treasures. For additional information, please contact Karen at: karenandroy@xplornet.com. Fair located at The Barn Boutique 5652 Eagle Lake Road Tatla Lake, BC
Tatla Lake Gymkhana - Tatla Lake
June, 2015 Events; barrels, poles, scurries, keyhole, stakes, BCBRA. Games, lemonade, hangman, potato, ribbon races. Contact Brenda at http://www.chilcotinchatter.com for more info.
Tatla Lake Fall Fair
September, 2015 at the Tatla Lake Community Hall from 10 am - 3 pm. Special Events:
Clown & balloons, Surprise Games, Horse buggy rides
Petting Zoo & more. Various entry categories with judging by 3 different age groups. Farmers' Market, Vendor Sales and Demonstrations throughout the day.
Tatla Lake Christmas Craft Fair
November, 2015 Tatla Lake School Gymnasium 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Concession available
Contact: Connie @ 250 476-1131
For a list of more Tatla Lake Events go to 2012 Tatla Event page.
Puntzi Lake
29th Annual Puntzi Lake Fishing Derby
July 4th - 6th, 2014 Community: Chilanko Forks / Puntzi Lake Puntzi Lake is 3 miles wide and 7 miles long with a surface area of 4215 acres. It is at 3133 feet above sea level and has a gently sloping bottom from 0 to 140 ft at its deepest point. For information and reservation info call (250) 481-0080. Contact Info: Phone 1-250-481-0080 http://www.gobc.ca/chilanko-forks-puntzi-lake-travel/woodland-caribou-resort_3912
Alexis Creek
Alexis Creek Daze
July 20, 2014 A Family Fun Day with Activities for All Ages! Contact Persons: BEVERLY MADLEY - PHONE 250-394-4287 OR VAL TELFORD, 250-394-4269. E-mail
contact: valtelford@hotmail.com or bevmadley@gmail.com
Nemiah Valley
Nemiah Powow
Last weekend in July The traditional Pow Wow is a colourful display of celebration and dancing and occurs annually the last weekend in July. Dancers are regaled in different costumes with symbols, colours and artistic patterns that have special meaning for the dancer.

Rodeos are a favorite with all of our visitors. If you would like to attend more of our Rodeos, check out the Williams Lake and Quesnel Rodeos. The Williams Lake rodeo is always held on the first weekend in July (which can mean the last days of June) this year it is June 26-June 29 2015. The Quesnel Rodeo is held annually in conjunction with the Billy Barker Days. This year it is July 16-19, 2015.

 

Two guys in a canoe paddle hard to win a canoe race.
 
Riding a red snowmobile on the river to win a waterskipping race.
 
A horse and rider come around tight on a barrel race.
 
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