Tag: Events

Polar Plunge Comes To Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca, February 1, 2012, 5:00pm – Big Bear Lake will talk the plunge this year, with its very first Polar Plunge on March 10th.  The event, which is done all over the world, sees hundreds of people stripping down to their swimsuits in the dead of winter, and taking a plunge into frigid lake or ocean temperatures.  The Big Bear Lake Resort Association’s Dan Mckernan told KBHR that although the temperatures are cold, the plunge is for a good purpose.  Organizers are now seeking fearless men, women and children to sign-up for the inaugural Big Bear Lake Polar Plunge, which helps sponsor year-round sports training programs and athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Inland Empire Region of Special Olympics Southern California. All proceeds from the event give people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, accomplishments, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Individuals who take the Polar Plunge challenge are asked to raise at least $50 through pledges from family, friends and co-workers. Participants who reach this goal will get an official Polar Plunge t-shirt. Special Olympics supporters who prefer to stay out of the water can opt to register as a “Chicken.” They receive an “I’m too Chicken to Plunge” t-shirt,...

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Major Special Events Committee Looks to Solve Dilemmas and Decide Policy

Big Bear, Ca, January 11, 2012, 8:00am –The Major Special Events Ad-Hoc Committee will meet again tonight at 4:00pm in the Civic Center Training Room.  The committee will continue discussing major special event policy by going over the purpose of the committee, reviewing current policy framework, and will discuss dilemmas and how to address them.  Currently the Old Miners Association and the Big Bear Lake Chamber of Commerce have requested to hold events on the same date and at the same location.  The Old Miners want to hold their Chili Cook Off that has been around for years, and the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce, a business organization, wants to hold a BBQ fest both on the same date in July, and in the Bartlett Parking Lot.  According to City of Big Bear Lake Director of Intergovernmental/Community Relations Cheri Haggerty, dilemmas like this have happened before, and the committee will look to resolve the problem, and to develop a standard operating procedure for dealing with similar dilemmas in the future.  The committee will also discuss utilizing alternative venues for city events such as the Convention Center, Meadow Park, Rathbun Lot, Veterans and Rotary park.   The use of Bartlett Parking lot will also be on the discussion, and whether or not its use should be limited to once a month, and if it should be allowed for use at all...

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Major Special Events Committee Meeting Reviews Options

Big Bear, Ca, December 6, 2011, 1:00pm – The City of Big Bear Lake will hold a Major Special Events Policy Ad-Hoc Committee meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at 4:00pm in the Civic Center Training Room.  In November the committee met to discuss what kind of events the City would like to see take place, and to create policy’s in regards to major events. The December 7th meeting will review a questionnaire that was distributed to committee members, which is comprised of Council members Liz Harris and Dave Caretto, Planning Commissioners Craig Smith and Joe Pacelli, and various business owners throughout the city.  The questionnaire breaks major special events into six different categories: Signature events such as the Fourth of July, Civic Events like Halloween in the Village, Cultural events like Art on the Lake, Charitable events, Athletic events such as Snowshoe the Bear, and Commercial events. Committee members were then asked to state what kind of events they would like to see during different times of the year, and at different venues.  The results will be reviewed at the meeting, in which the public is encouraged to attend, and provide input during comment time. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31220.mp3|titles=Major Spec Events Meeting Dec 7...

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City To Discuss Major Events in Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca, November 22, 2011, 3:00pm – The City of Big Bear Lake will hold a Major Special Events Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting this coming Monday, November 28th.  The purpose of the meeting is for council to set committee goals, to overview existing policies and background for events, will discuss proposed major event Winterfest, and will discuss what kind of large events the city would like to see come to Big Bear in the future.  The meeting will take place at 4:30pm on the 28th, in the Civic Center Training Room located at City Hall, and is open to the...

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