Held September 5 in Kimberley and Trail and September 6 in Nakusp and Radium Hot Springs, the events were free for the public to attend. Rather than pay an admission fee, everyone was instead encouraged to bring along a donation for their local food bank.
Some quick facts about Family Movie in the Park 2014:
- Family Movie in the Park has been held at Coronation Park every year since it debuted in Kimberley in 2009.
- Over 600 people in attendance this year.Food collected valued at $1975, along with cash donations of $384.
- All donations benefit the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank.
- Inaugural Family Movie in the Park took place at Haley Park in 2008, and has been hosted there every year since.
- Over 1200 people came out this year, bringing along nearly 500 pounds of food and $130 in cash donations.
- All donations benefit the Salvation Army Food Bank.
- The Arena Soccer field has been the site of Family Movie in the Park since 2009, the year it was first hosted in Nakusp.
- Nearly 370 pounds of food and $110 cash were collected this year from the over 200 people in attendance.
- All donations benefit the Nakusp Food Bank.
Radium Hot Springs
- This year’s event, the second annual in Radium, was hosted in partnership with the Village of Radium Hot Springs and took place in the heart of the village in Central Park.
- Unique in that it’s the only one of the four events that is drive-in style.
- Close to 250 pounds of food collected, as well as $230 in cash, from the estimated 350 attendees.
- All donations benefit the Columbia Valley Food Bank.