Big weekend in Midway planned

The JLB Memorial Kettle River Run and the 45-year BCSS Reunion all hit Midway on the 19th.

Eduan Naude takes a jump on the obstacle course at last year’s Kettle River Day bicycle rally.

Eduan Naude takes a jump on the obstacle course at last year’s Kettle River Day bicycle rally.

For most of the year Midway is a quiet little village with not too much happening; however, the village has just survived the Women’s Softball League tournament, and is looking forward to an even bigger event.

On Saturday July 19, not one, not two, but three events are happening on the same day.

First there is the BCSS 45-year reunion, inviting all graduates to come and camp in the Midway park and have numerous opportunities to meet, if you can recognize them, fellow classmates from any graduating year. As well as an opportunity to float the river, there will be a jam session and baron of beef potluck on Saturday evening

At 8 a.m. on Saturday morning is the JLB Memorial Kettle River Run to raise money for the BC Cancer Foundation of the Southern Interior. There are three distances to walk or run: 5 km, 10 km, or 21 km. Register online at

And then there is the Kettle River Family Fun Day to be held in the picnic area of Midway’s Riverfront Park.

Beginning with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and continuing to 11 a.m., the kids activities begin at 9: a.m. with bicycle decorating, followed by a fun obstacle course bicycle rally.

Following the children’s novelty races at around 10 a.m., there will be a fun penny carnival for all the youngsters.

Beginning at noon will be the ever-popular water slide provided by the Midway Volunteer Fire Department. Also at noon there will be sign-up for the horseshoe pitching tournament, which will begin around 1 p.m.

A cooling off time will involve the kids in a toy boat building contest, which will be judged for creative merit, before the excitement of the toy boat race on the river.

During the afternoon a magician will be roaming around entertaining everybody with an array of magic tricks which, hopefully, will entice a good crowd to the Midway Community Hall for a full magic show.

Mark down the July 19 on your calendar as it is going to really be a family fun day.