Speeding into Spring in Style

posted by: Pomeroy Inn & Suites on March 6, 2017 12:32:36 PM
Now, we all know that events in Fort St. John can be pretty exciting, but even by those high standards we’re expecting some extra special in March. What’s going on, I hear you ask? Only the 2017 World Speed Skating Championships, which will be taking place from March 10 - 12. Having hosted the Canadian Masters Championship way back in 2012, the city is gearing up to host its first international championship, which will feature the speedy talents of 200 participants.

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The Event

The Masters’ International Allround Games is a prestigious event. Over the past 26 years, the annual event has been hosted at venues all over the world. And now it’s on its way to Fort St. John. Whether you’re an ice skating fanatic or not, it’s an occasion you won’t want to miss!


It’s going to be three days of fast paced activities during the event. There are a number of event categories being hosted, which are divided into ladies aged 30 and above; men ages 30 - 60; and a competition for men aged 65 and above. The age groups will take part in events that range from 500 metres - 5000 metres. Whichever event you end up watching (or taking part in!), you can expect a fast paced and exciting race as the competitors compete to become the undisputed champion!

Ready to be a part of the action? Book your stay at Pomeroy Inn and Suites Fort St. John and you’ll be supremely located to all the action. The Pomeroy Sport Centre, which is where the event is taking place, is just one kilometre away from our hotel, meaning you’ll be right in the thick of the action. And that’s not all: you’ll also receive accommodations that include a complimentary hot breakfast, a large TV, and your own coffee maker. Everything you need, in short, to unwind after a thrilling day, whether you’re competing in the event or not.

It’s always pleasant to spend some time in Alberta’s Peace River Region, but it’s even nicer when there are events taking place. These give visitors the opportunity to see what Peace River’s community spirit is all about. Take a trip to Pomeroy Inn & Suites during February and you’ll have a trio of activities to take part in. And that’s not all: you’ll also receive amenities that include free Wi-Fi, a complimentary breakfast, and, in some of our hotels, a swimming pool - perfect for relaxing after a long day exploring.

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Farmer’s Market, Dawson Creek

You don’t really know a place until you’ve tasted its produce. At the Dawson’s Creek  Farmer's Market you’ll be able to buy the best that Dawson Creek has to offer, as well as buying local crafts and arts from the Dawson Creek natives. The event takes place each Saturday, so with a pinch of luck you’ll be in town to pick up a tasty snack or souvenir or two. There are few things better than a handmade present, and we’re sure your friends and family back home will appreciate it!

Winter Fun, Fort St John

Hurray! You don’t have long to catch the 2017 Hudson’s Hope Winter Carnival, which is taking place across Hudson’s Hope until February 4. Take the kids along, because this is sure to be one that appeals to them: there’ll be skiing, snowshoeing, and tobogganing, among many other activities, while adults will enjoy a walk through the ice sculptures.

Pond Hockey Fun

We all love hockey, and if you’re visiting the region then so must you! If you don’t, you can fall in love with the sport at the Alberta Pond Hockey Championships in Grimshaw. It doesn’t matter who knows (but don’t tell the teams): it’s all about enjoying the sport and the day! Takes place March 10 - 12.