Riverboat Days Recap
Terrace Riverboat Days Society members are calling this year's festivities a success.
The group's president, Joyce Gibson says numbers at the parade were up.. and they can credit that to residents, as well as, out-of-towners showing up for the event.
"We had people from Rupert this year that we talked to that came in for one day and ended up driving home and coming back for the second day because they liked it so much. So yeah, the word is getting out there."
But not everything was well-attended.
Gibson says the Concert in the Park event saw a decline of attendees.. and the Dragonboat event at Lakelse Lake saw a smaller turnout than expected.
According to Gibson, it's normal to see a small decline in numbers after the first weekend of the 10-day long event.
This year's 10-day long event also saw a profit, according to the Society's Secretary, Sandy Glendenning
The Riverboat Days event is funded by a government grant.. and local organizations, such as Rio Tinto Alcan and Imperial Metals.
Glendenning says the surplus will be use to market next year's event over the winter months.
Meanwhile, Terrace's top Mountie says R-C-M-P had their hands full for the Riverboat Days long weekend.
Inspector Dana Hart told Terrace City Council earlier this week.. that the first Sunday of the Riverboat Days weekend.. gave the police more than they could handle.
"We weren't anticipating it being as busy of a day. And we had a regular full watch on shift and one of the members of the crime reduction unit, but uh.. something we will incorporate next year, is Sunday , we will include as a full compliment again."
Hart says Friday and Saturday went much smoother... because of increased resources.