May Days sports: Sporting weekend for B.V. event

Beaver Valley May Days is poised to get underway with a full compliment of sporting activities.

Beaver Valley May Days is poised to get underway with a full compliment of sporting activities going at the various athletic parks in Fruitvale and Montrose this weekend.

Starting on Friday, the ever-popular Slo-Pitch Tournament gets going at McInnes Park with the first games going at 4 p.m., while on the upper park 11-and 12-year-old baseball players will be swinging for the fences in the Beaver Valley Baseball Tournament.

The Beaver Valley Citizen of the Year, Ed Wilcox, will be honoured at the B.V. Curling Rink at 7 p.m. with reception to follow.

May Days is also organizing a Family run-walk Friday evening. Register at 7:45 then go for a stroll or sprint at 8 p.m. Tackle the 10-kilometre jaunt or the family-friendly five-kilometre walk.

Saturday starts off bright and early with the Antenna Trail Hike at 8 a.m. in Montrose. Participants should meet at 12th Ave. and 4th St. to start.

Follow that up with the 3-on-3 Kootenay Savings and Fortis sponsored Street Hockey tournament at the Fruitvale Elementary School multi-purpose courts.  The tournament consists of adult and junior divisions with each team carrying five players.

Helmets are mandatory for players 18 and under, while each team must supply their own goalie equipment. Event organizer Derek Chartres is still taking teams and he encourages anyone interested to submit a line up by Friday. Ph. 231-2037 to enter or email The games begin at 9 a.m. with a round robin and playoffs winding up about 4 p.m.

Sunday brings more action with baseball and slo-pitch finals going at around 4 p.m., while Geo-caching starts at 11 a.m., the May Days Bocce tournament rolls out at the old Middle School at noon, and the Beaver Races and Amazing Race at 2 and 2:30 p.m. respectively. For more info go to

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