BC Works hosts an annual BBQ at the Skins Lake Spillway campsite in the watershed region to show our appreciation to Southside residents and to the multiple First Nations in the area. This year, we held the BBQ on Aug. 25 and saw over 300 people attend. The main purpose of the event is to get people together, to share a meal and engage with residents in the area.
To make this evening a success, we rely on our partners in the region. For instance, everyone gets steak for dinner and that beef comes from the 4-H auction, and the food is served by 4-H kids. Another partner – Grassy Plains Community Hall Society puts together a generous feast and are instrumental in the success of the event. We also give out door prizes, which are gift cards from stores in the Southside. Additionally, one of our key contractors at the Spillway is Cheslatta Contracting LLP and they help the Spillway attendants with the organization and execution of the BBQ.
All-in-all this event is meant to bring the community together and to support the various businesses in the Southside.
Photos (from top to bottom): (1) Lianne Olson, Senior Advisor CSP with her husband Kenny at the Spillway BBQ; (2) Community gathers for a delicious BBQ; (3) Clint Lambert, Director – RDBN and owner of a business on the Southside serves steaks; (4) Quinten Beach, Nechako Operations Coordinator shares a few words of appreciation to those gathered.