Every Saturday throughout the summer, the Daily News has asked locals to give us their "lists" - their top five favourites from a variety of topics. This week, we asked people to name their favourite 2013 summer memories. Feel free to send in your own, we'll publish the best responses.
George Anderson, Nanaimo city councillor "I've actually never been camping before. One of my friends found out a couple of years ago, and made this big deal about it. .. but we have yet to go so I'm still waiting. That's still on my 'to do' list."
1. "I went bungee jumping for the first time on Sunday."
2. "I rode my bike from Vancouver for cancer, and that's memorable for me because three people close to my family passed away from cancer over the past year, so that's in their memory. I raised $2,600 for the B.C. Cancer Foundation."
3. "I also did a loop of Vancouver Island, exploring from Tofino to Victoria."
4. "Seeing the Vancouver Island Symphony in Maffeo Sutton Park,with a youth symphony - it was amazing, how many people showed up."
5. "Going mini-golfing in Parksville at the place with the big shoe. .. We also went on the
bumper boats, and I got a defective one that didn't move very fast so my friends cornered me and shot at me the entire time."
David Hill-Turner, curator at the Nanaimo Museum
1. "I went sailing around the gulf islands - we went down to Pender, Wallace and DeCourcy."
2. "Someone brought in a fossil (to the museum) of two leaves that they found along the Nanaimo River. .. it was from a larger slab of fossils along the riverbank."
3. I took the back road from Lake Cowichan to Port Renfrew in July and stopped at Lizard Lake.Some kids there had found salamanders and newts, they were pretty neat."
4. "The sturgeon exhibit we set up at the museum over the summer was pretty good, I learned a lot aboiut sturgeon."
5. The super moon in July - I went down on the beach in Cedar and took pictures of it rising. It was orange because it wa catching the sunset."
Amber McGrath, entertainment director at The Cambie
1. "Watching the lead singer from The Day He Quit crowdsurfing in the Cambie for their final show in a pirate costume on bathtub weekend."
2. "When a bat flew into the Cambie and did a circle of the room while (punk band) SNFU were playing.
My manager screamed, and it flew out. That was pretty awesome."
3. "Having Happy Birthday sung to me from the Cambie stage by Under The Mountain at my Mistress of Metal Birthday Bash show."
4. "Our small cat Toki running up this huge tree in our backyard and my daughter Akeysha coaxing her back down. We thought we might have to call the fire department for their ladder."
5. "When I met a guy who was talking about music and festivals and he mentioned one in particular that he said he had a blast at, and my response was, 'Dude, I made that!'"
Aimee Greenaway, program co-ordinator at the Nanaimo Museum
1. "The cemetery tour we did in July - I started telling the story of Leah Westwood and pulled out a photo of her in her late teens, and a woman there said it was her great-grandmother. She had never seen the photo, and gave some background on it. People actually gasped."
2. "We rode the train from North Van up to Whistler - the Rocky Mountaineer. It's well worth it."
3. "I went kayaking in Yellow Point."
4. "The VIU ESL groups that participated in museum and Bastion tours. Most of them were Japanese and very interested in Nanaimo history."
5. "Moving to a farm in Yellow Point at the beginning of summer. My boyfriend's family have been there since the 1890s."
Andrew Roberts, event promoter with Got Pop? productions
1. "The Trews rocking the mainstage at the VIEX."
2. "Taking the ferry with Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme of Super Troopers."
3. "Finding old Nintendo games at garage sales."
4. "Celebrating the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory!" 5. "Chicken fingers and fries at the Dinghy Dock Pub."
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