Team up for Beaver Valley May Days

BV May Days Society is getting set to launch its 101st celebration and is rallying residents, businesses and volunteers to climb on board

Beaver Valley May Days Society is getting set to launch its 101st celebration and is rallying residents, businesses and volunteers to climb on board the exciting ride.

Event organizers are looking for teams to register for events such as the Kootenay Savings 3 on 3 Street Hockey Challenge, the Slo-pitch tournament and the Texas Hold-em poker tournament.

The 3 on 3 event faces off at the new multi-purpose courts at Fruitvale Elementary on May 26.

“Last year’s inaugural event was an instant success and this year we will have a new adult division,” said organizer Derek Chartres.

The junior division consists of players age 10-12, the intermediates 13-15, and the open division for 16 and up. The event drops the ball at 9 a.m. with teams playing two 10-minute halves.

It was an exciting group of teams that took to the courts last year, with the Trail Pee Wee’s taking the title.

Local businesses have been very generous supplying prizes and funds for foam barriers to put between the courts so balls can’t interrupt the play, says fellow organizer Kevin Chartres.

“Gerick’s donated a Canuck’s jersey and Canadian Tire, I think a Jets jersey, we’ve got quite a few sponsors this year for door prizes and the winners, so it should be really good,” he said.

Chartres encourages businesses and organizations to put in a team and challenge others, to make the event a success.

“It would be great to see the communities and different groups get involved and really embrace this. It’s such a fun event, great for the kids, great for adults, great for the whole family,” added Chartres.

Organizers are also seeking volunteers. Registration fee for five-member teams is $50. Pick up registration forms at the Fruitvale Kootenay Savings, Gericks Cycle and the Village of Montrose Office or call Derek at 367-6316.

May Days organizers are still seeking softball teams for its recreational and competitive divisions for its annual slo-pitch tournament. The games will be in full swing at Haines Park starting May 25 at 4 p.m. and finish up with the final games on May 27.

The Beaver Valley Minor Baseball Tournament also goes at McInnis Park on the weekend.

For those who feel lucky, the Texas Hold-em Tournament deals the cards at the Beaver Valley Curling Rink Saturday at 7 p.m. Players should register early as there is a limit of 100 players.

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