Totally Golden: Coming together as a community

Another busy weekend in Golden has shown us how well our community comes together to support each other.

From September 7 to 9, there was always an activity in town to be attending.

For myself, it began with the first-ever Mark McFadden Memorial Cup. We played our first game on Friday night, and continued that fun right into the next two days. Over three days, 16 teams battled for cash prizes and the trophy to bring home.

We had a lot of fun, and watched some high intensity ball games at the end of the day on Sunday when the best of the best faced off against each other in the finals. Luckily for us, we played one game on Sunday, and got to chill out for the rest of the day and show our support to our friends.

Saturday was a bit of a mixed bag. In between softball games, I had just enough time to go to the Golden Museum Fall Faire to check out some of the activities going on. Leo Downey was playing on the stage, setting the tone for a good time. I connected with many locals and had some good conversations. We checked out the judging booth, took a peek inside the museum, watched kids play games put on by the Interact Club of Golden, and ate great burgers made by the Rotary Club of Golden.

We checked out every vendor at the farmer’s market, and the young girls I was with found some pretty treasures.

I watched them turn their mouths blue and red with yummy ice cream.

Next, we were off to the annual Stompdown at the skate park.

Kids of all levels showed their best tricks and skills while the crowd cheered them on. As if I had an insatiable appetite, I had a second lunch at Columbia River Catering Company (I was doing a lot of sports, OK?). We stuck around and watched the should-be pros get out and do some sweet tricks, jumping and flipping their wheelieboards all over the place. It was a great time had by all.

After finishing up ball games for the day, I had the absolute honour of bartending a local wedding in the curling rink. The bride and groom looked absolutely stunning, and it was great to see so many locals having an amazing time. The reception room looked its absolute best, and I was stunned by the beautiful event. Also that night, another wedding was held at the Riverhouse, and it has seriously never looked so good.

All in all, it was a busy weekend, but an amazing one. It really proved to me that when good people of Golden come together, we can make some pretty amazing things happen.

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