Column: Going the extra mile

The Rossland Walkabout with Canuck Blue leads to the 100 Mile Challenge.

By Canuck Blue

I have been reading up on something called the One Hundred Mile Challenge in which a resident only eats and drinks stuff that is made only in a 100-mile radius for 100 days—a challenge that helps out with one’s dietary needs.

This idea is a pretty good idea and I would like to do a take in Rossland for it, but only within the town’s economy, instead of just the food and drink.

After all, it is the only way we can help each other out and boost each other’s morale. This concept could be called the “Seven Summits Challenge” and we do this for one week to help boost the city’s economy.

No shopping, dining or entertainment outside of Rossland for a week and I know we can do this. It is not hard to do.

During this challenge the only radio station in Rossland, the local radio cooperative (which needs volunteers and that will be another column), can be played in every store and restaurant, having all the Rossland restaurants make a meal for the entire city to close the week, walk Centennial to Red Mountian and everyone can visit Rossland’s LeRoi Mine and the museum, to name a few.

Heck, we can have Rossland talent giving us a Saturday night dance.

One reason why I am bringing this idea up is because there is nothing that brings us together more than a community event and, after the terrible Rossland Arena Days last month, I think we need an October staple to get us ready for the Rossland Film Festival.

Maybe during the Thanksgiving of 2014, we can do this idea and boost our morale. Another reason why I am bringing up this idea is to help our neighbours out who have or work in stores in town or listen to their shows on Rossland Radio.

Canuck Blue is a Rossland-based writer.

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