The obstacle race commences before an enthusiastic audience Saturday during the Alexis Creek Family Olympics Day. The first team to compete consisted of Blake Haley

The obstacle race commences before an enthusiastic audience Saturday during the Alexis Creek Family Olympics Day. The first team to compete consisted of Blake Haley

Alexis Creek hosts Olympics Day

Inspired by the distant games in Russia, Alexis Creek held a Family Olympics Day on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Dan Hicks

Special to the Tribune/Advisor

Inspired by the distant games in Russia, Alexis Creek held a Family Olympics Day on Saturday, Feb. 22.

And what the games lacked in flames, lasers, and pomposity, they made up for in no-cost community enthusiasm and participation.

The games consisted of frozen milk jug curling, obstacle course running, piggyback racing, and choreographed outdoor ice dancing.

An evening banquet raised more than $2,000 in funds  for Jeff and Danielle Casavant whose Lee’s Corner home was destroyed by fire in January. All in all it was a fun day.