With the help of dozens of orange shirt-wearing volunteers, the 10th annual Christina Lake Homecoming celebration rocked the community last week, with children’s movies, live music, a car show and breakfast and dinner cooked up by the local fire department.
The local director for the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, Grace McGregor, has been involved with the festival since its inception and was honoured this year with an award for her volunteer service and a commemorative hand-made quilt from some of this year’s organizers.
Donna Wilchynski, this year’s event coordinator, also cleared up speculation around the logo for the festival, which, depending on interpretation, looks like a canoe paddle or a pair of skis or even a stick person —the latter option being the correct interpretation.
“It’s you, having fun, jumping out of the lake,” said Wilchynski of the stick figure whose name is now officially “Splash.”
“The little guy is all of us, having fun at the lake,” added McGregor.