Kids

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: 
8:00am - 2:00pm

6 age categories with varying distances. Tons of fun for active kids - transition zone at the Fernie Aquatic Centre.

Registration: This event is limited to 150 participants and regularly sells out well in advance.

Race package pick up at the Fernie Aquatic Centre: Saturday, September 16th, 5 -7pm (preferred) OR Sunday, September 17th, 8:30-9:30am

In the early days of my career I worked, on numerous occasions, as a medical volunteer in India, Nepal, and South America. It was rewarding work and something I will likely return to once the kids have taken flight. The second of these trips, to South America, was the most enlightening.

My son sprints down to the water’s edge, shovel in hand, and comes to an abrupt stop. He is surrounded by a quartet of much larger boys at least two, if not five, years his senior. They are not particularly concerned with my son: the sand castle project is well under way and construction will not slow for a new, smaller, arrival. Still, they have noticed his shovel. It is not one of those crappy plastic kids’ ones but has a solid metal blade with a wooden handle. It is left over from my partner’s tree planting days.

photo by Jamie Hide

Art Safari Camp, July 11-15 (Sparwood), July 18-22 and July 25-29 (Fernie)