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Kimberley is the East Kootenay’s fastest growing city.

Downtown Cranbrook playing host to first-ever Winter Blitzville

Excitement is mounting as the date of Cranbrook’s new Winter Blitzville draws near. Set for February 16, 2019, this event features X Games snowmobile athletes, professional snowboarders, live music and a fireworks display as a grand finale. And it’s all taking place in Cranbrook’s downtown core, which, according to the City of Cranbrook’s Events and Marketing Manager Paul Heywood, is a bit of an anomaly.

“We got bands, a snowboard rail jam and X Games snow riders going off ramps with fireworks going left, right and centre,” said Heywood, in an interview with Kootenay Business magazine. “It’s never been done before in any other city in B.C.—fireworks attached to the ramps, igniting in sync with the riders going off of the jumps.”

The Choice, a skate and snowboard shop in downtown Cranbrook, is among the local businesses showing their generous support of the event. Food trucks will be on site and several restaurants are setting up patios surrounding the event to provide people with food, beverages and comfort for the children.

CBK-X Winter Blitzville will take place in downtown Cranbrook on Baker Street from 4:30 to 8:30, culminating with a massive fireworks extravaganza. – photo courtesy Brett Turcotte; Kootenay Business magazine

The event is open to all ages.

“There’ll be giveaways and incentives for the crowd,” said Heywood. “It’s all about getting the crowd involved with the music, entertainment, stunts and fireworks. It’ll be a fun, community event that showcases the city.”

To read more, see the full article by Kootenay Business magazine. Or, better yet, plan to attend and experience for yourself the friendly atmosphere and outdoor-oriented lifestyle that our region is proud to offer.

Some other major events that have recently been taken place in the Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Zone include:

  • 2018 55+ BC Games
  • 2018 Spartan Race
  • 2018 World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup
  • 2018 BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
  • 2017 Rogers Hometown Hockey
  • 2016 Grand Slam Curling Challenge