Royston Spirit Bear Swim part of Family Day

Royston's first Spirit Bear Swim on the B.C. Family Day weekend will not feature real polar bears like this one at the Polar Bear Habitat in Cochrane, Ont. But we thought the photo looked so cute, we had to run it. By the way, one reason it's cute is that there's a Plexiglass wall between the bear and the girl.
— image credit: Polar Bear Habitat

The Royston Community Club and hall will host the first Spirit Bear Swim this coming B.C. Family Day, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m.

The event follows a very successful community breakfast with Santa in December, as well as community “meet and greet” block parties and is an opportunity for many local residents to share and celebrate the growing spirit of the Royston Community with the whole Comox Valley.

All are welcome and festivities begin at 11 a.m. at the Royston waterfront on Marine Drive at Royston Road.

There will be a grand prize for best outfit, and best team spirit, door prizes from Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt and Gold Phoenix Asian Foods.

Royston Roasting Company will be on site with fresh coffee, hot chocolate and tea with DJ and MC Fred supplying the tunes.

For more information, you can contact Fred Tutt of the Royston Community Club at 250-897-2338 or Royston Roasting Coffee House at 250-871-8666.

You can also check out the Facebook page at

— Royston Community Club


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