Heads ‘n heels
Harvest on the Hill event supports Mount Evergreen.
The fall colours and the clear blue sky on Saturday, Oct. 7 lent a dramatic backdrop to the first Harvest at the Hill at Mount Evergreen.
Once the gates opened at noon, children and their families took part in face-painting, pumpkin painting, climbing on hay bales and a bouncy slide and a rabbit petting zoo. There were also several contests throughout the day: a chili cook-off, a pumpkin pie-bake off, a mountain bike race and a cross-country and CrossFit race.
Later in the evening, there was the Plaid is Rad fundraising feast that included dinner, a dance party, a ghost walk and fireworks.
Pam Viinikka, one of the event organizers, said she was extremely happy with the turnout. Along with raising funds for operation of the not-for-profit ski hill, she said one of the main goals of the event was to help build a sense of community.
“Mount Evergreen is a community,” Viinikka said. “People drop their kids off here in the morning and they’re with us all day long and it’s a great place for them to be.”
The money raised from the event will go towards necessary ski hill upgrades.
Things got a little head over heels for at least one kid trying out the inflatables during the Harvest at the Hill at Mount Evergreen on Saturday, Oct. 7. The new Thanksgiving weekend event drew lots of families out to the ski hill and raised funds to maintain it year-round.
Jordan Allen (left) and Natasha Devins (right) of Wildwood Creative were among the vendors that took part in the fall market.
It wouldn't be a Thanksgiving-themed event without hay bales to climb on.
No snow on the hill? No problem. Children line up for the bouncy slide.
Cassie Olsen, 10, gets sparkly unicorn face paint from Sarah Fox.
Eric Harty (left) and Darcy Ura (right) provided some country and blues sound to accompany the barbecue lunch.