March 18, 2006 | Tips from Us >
Smithers, Festivals & Events
Community energy is running high in Smithers' bid to become Canada's "Hockeyville". What started out as an idea around a table at a local pub, is now consuming the whole community. The creative energy and enthusiasm is is really remarkable. Businesses are supporting Hockeyville almost without excpetion--storefronts are decorated; signs hang everywhere; staff serve customers in either red or white "Smithers is Hockeyville" jerseys. Last week, a CBC film crew were in town for 2 days. Besides filming the energy in the downtown core, they were tranported up to Hudson Bay Mountain to film a women's hockey game played at over 5 000 feet. We expect this is a world record for women's hockey at this altitude. Smithers is on a role! Last week on CBC Television, a local family was judged to have the best 'backyard rink' in Canada. The feeling around town is that we're going to make the top 50 entries for "Hockeyville" and we have a good chance of winning. Move over Smithers--here comes "Hockeyville".