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One Book One Kootenay Launch Event

When Sep 08, 2009
from 03:30 pm to 06:00 pm
Where Fernie Heritage Library
Contact Name Emma Dressler
Contact Phone 250-423-4458
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Approximately 125 people enjoyed the One Book One Kootenay launch festivities held in the Garden of the Fernie Heritage Library on September 8th.  A little chilly, but lots of fun!







Welcome from Camila Merritt


Share the flame

Igniting Curiosity


 Fernie Library Board Chair Camilla Merritt welcomes

 everyone to the event

 and lights the"Flame of Curiosity"


 There was good food


Good Food


Picnic Together


Group Picnic


 and guest athletes who were tested with sporting questions and a workout

 Athletes Grp2

 Mike Rumpel, Hallie Maclachlan and Pepper Sterling


 John Merritt, Jean Boyd and Paul Attalla

Skill testing Qs - 2   Sport Q&A  Workout

 then properly rewarded for their efforts.

Medals Grp1

 There were readings by Angie Abdou - the author of this year's One Book - to an attentive audience.


Angie Reading2

Reading in the Garden  



 Medal Making

 The Medals were handmade by local crafts people.

Books and reading were properly celebrated!

  Books & Reading

 Not to be missed was the awesome performance by the weight lifters....


No Sweat


Look One Hand






No Sweat2

And a new event - Team Weight Lifting ....


Team Weight Lifting


It went well

 It all went very well!


Too Heavy

 Crowd1  Too Heavy2  Group1


The launch events included lighting of the library torch and a torch relay with athletes and children. Abdou, a former competitive swimmer herself, was on hand for two readings followed by a question and answer period. The library garden and parking lot was the site of a ton of activities for kids and families, including an Olympic obstacle course, a weight-lifting photo booth, a craft station where you can design your own Olympic medal and a barbecue from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.






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