Fort St. John impresses Winter Lights judges


Photo: The two Winter Lights judges visit the Fort St. John Visitor Information Centre on Monday afternoon. (L-R) Berta Briggs and Stephen Preston – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

There’s no doubt about it, Fort St. John is making a lasting impression on the Winter Lights judges.

Stephen Preston from Brampton, Ontario and Berta Briggs from Wetaskiwin, Alberta arrived in the city on Saturday night.

They’re here to assess Fort St. John’s winter spirit, including winter activities, goodwill programs, and community involvement.

Berta Briggs says the Huskies record-setting ‘Fill the Bus’ food drive knocked her out of the water.

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And while she wouldn’t hint on where Fort St. John’s sits in the overall scoring, she says the city is doing a fantasic job in keeping the winter spirit alive.

The two judges were treated to a special tour of the Enerplex in Fort St. John.

Stephen Preston says he can’t wait to go home and tell his friends about it.

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Fort St. John is competing against six other communities in the 75 hundred to 30 thousand population category.

The judges will be taking part in the ‘twinkle tour’ on Monday night, so residents are encouraged to turn-on their christmas lights, and show off their hard work.

The pair will be heading to evaluate Trail, B.C. before heading off to Brooks, Alberta.

The results of the Cross-Canada Winter Lights Competition are scheduled to be announced, March 4th.

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