Alexis Creek Daze draws an international crowd

The third annual Alexis Creek Daze was held at the Alexis Creek Community Hall grounds on Saturday, July 20.

The third annual Alexis Creek Daze was held at the Alexis Creek Community Hall grounds on Saturday, July 20 and featured a group horse ride, horse reining demonstration, horseshoes, volleyball, tug-of-war, a mountain bike cross-country race, RCMP running obstacle course, children’s races, arm wrestling, talent show, beer garden, chili competition, dinner, and slide show by wilderness adventurer Chris Czajkowski.

Alexis Creek Daze was organized once again by local rancher Bev Madley and many volunteers.

In her column Thursday, Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says it was an honour for her to be asked to attend and participate in the event. Barnett reports the morning started with the mountain bike poker ride, won by Cole Feldinger, and the horseback poker ride, won by Claudia, who is from Switzerland. There was a great demonstration of reining put on by Sharon Gates and Wildwood Reining, and Crystal Grier from the Miller Ranch on horses in training.

“For me, the highlight of the event is always the horseshoe tournament,” Barnett says. “The first year of this community event, there were only about six teams. Last year, approximately 12 teams played.  Al Madley and I have been partners since the start of Alexis Creek Daze, and were undefeated up until this past weekend.”

This year she says competition was very tough, with 20 teams registering. Local players were joined by participants from as far away as Australia, Switzerland and Luxembourg. But Barnett says she will be back to try and reclaim the championship.

 

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