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101 THINGS TO DO IN THE SHUSWAP: Part 7
60. ART HOLDING MEMORIAL ARENA
Art Holding Memorial Arena is an active hockey and skating venue in winter as well as a venue for trade shows and other functions in the spring and summer months. As well as the Minor Hockey Association, Chase is also home to the new Jr. team, The Heat, and the BC Hockey Major Midget team. This will the arena’s third year hosting World Pro Goaltending School from Edmonton and the summer ice is filled with hockey camps.
61. BACK COUNTRY CYCLING
Back Country cycling or a leisurely drive is just a short trip south of Chase on the Trans-Canada Highway. Just past the Golden Ear Corn Farm, turn left up a paved road, which takes you into ranch country where you’ll find a grand view of Chase and the South Thompson. This back road will take you to Chase Creek, Skimikin, and eventually back to the Trans-Canada Highway near Tappen.
62. CHASE HEALTH FAIR
takes place at the Chase Community Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 and features an array of booths showcasing healthy lifestyle information and choices.
63. BCRA RODEO IN PRITCHARD
BCRA rodeo brings thrills of amateur rodeo competition to the area on Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Pritchard Rodeo Ground located one mile off the highway behind the community hall. The action starts both days at 1 p.m. and there is a dance on the Saturday night.
64. CANADA DAY
July 1 kicks off with the Chase Lions pancake breakfast at the community hall, a parade along Shuswap Avenue, afternoon activities at Memorial Park and a fireworks finale.
65. NESKONLITH MEADOWS
West of Chase, provide an easy hike that is especially attractive in early spring with floral displays along a rolling grassland bench above the mouth of the South Thompson River. The meadows are within Adams Lake First Nations lands and access is regulated by permit available at the band office.
Cornstock on Saturday, Aug. 13, highlights emerging regional musicians on the CornStar Stage, showcase local farmers and crafters at the CornField Market, provide a variety of games and activities for youth at the Little Kernels Zone, and of course have hot-buttered corn-on-the-cob ready to eat all-day long. For more information, go to www.chasecornstock.com.
67. MOTHER’S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Breakfast is held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 8 at the Chase Community Hall. This event is put on by the Chase Lions Club with proceeds going for community projects.
68. FARMERS’ MARKET
Farmers’ market throughout the summer from June to September on Friday evenings in downtown Chase features live music, local produce, baked goods, meats, plus arts and crafts.
69. FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH
Brunch is put on by the Chase Rotary Club from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 19 at the Chase Community Hall with proceeds going for community projects.