By Michelle Baker
The Wells Gray Riders Association (WGRA) Youth Group held its final event of the season on Oct. 26 at the Upper Clearwater Community Hall. This Halloween themed event was extremely well attended with youth ranging between one and 17-years-old with participants coming from as far as Mclure.
This WGRA signature Halloween event was open to all youth in the community and surrounding communities and ended up with more than 40 entries.
Youth participated in a pet/ owner costume class, pumpkin carving competition, fun games such as pie eating, mummy wrap, bat bast and a pumpkin stomp.
This WGRA youth event was generously sponsored by Dhillon Enterprises Ltd and On the Level Ltd allowing WGRA to provide lunch for the families attending and more than 56 incredible prizes to hand out at the event.
The support the group has received over the year from the community and surrounding communities has been incredible as we could not have offered these opportunities for the children and their families to come together without all of our amazing sponsors and the events would not have been successful without the support of the families.
This has been a very memorable year and we look forward to the WGRA’s Year-End Awards Nov. 23 at the Blackpool Hall where we will be awarding two saddles, one sponsored by Melissa Hole from Royal Lepage Westwin and the other one sponsored by Chatter Creek Lodge along with many other participant prizes being awarded to some very lucky children.
We would like to invite all of our sponsors to join us this evening when we will recap and celebrate our successful year.
Results for pet/owner costume class:
Lead line girls: 1st Moria Gallot
Lead line boys: 1st John Macmahon
10 and under girls: 1st Elexa and
10 and under Boys: 1st Lucas Choney
10 and over girls: 1st Rebecca Stefanyk
10 and over Boys: 1st Rylan Baker
Results for pumpkin carving:
Lead line girls: 1st Clairesse Bourque
Lead line boys: 1st Lucas Choney
10 and under girls: 1st Ben Sastaunik
10 and under boys: 1st Lucas Choney
10 and over girls: 1st Alexis Nelson
10 and over boys: 1st Owen McGivern