Facebook49Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Forever Powder Coating Nothing says summer like hotrods, BBQ, kettle corn, and ice cream! And on Saturday, July 12, from 11:00 – 4:00 pm, Forever Powder Coating will host their fourth annual Cruise-In to benefit Dynamic Partner’s, Children’s Therapy Center in Tacoma. Last year’s event hosted 100+ vehicles, 20+ motorcycles, and raised over $1000…this year’s goal is $2000!Teaming up with the Tumwater Rotary Motorcycle Poker Run the events will take place at the New Market Skills Center and feature all types of cars, motorcycles and trucks. Cruise-In winners will take home trophies and cash prizes in a variety of categories like Best Rat Rod, Best Muscle Car, Best Bike, and Best Paint.Forever Powder Coating began the Cruise-In to showcase their custom work—and that of their clients and friends—in a family-friendly setting. Says FPC’s Heather Pinard, “We encourage our guests to bring all sorts of projects they have worked on, from classic cars to vintage pedal cars and various restoration projects.” Vendors, food, bounce house, dunk tank and raffles make for an exciting annual event.Outside of the Cruise-In event, Forever Powder Coating has been active in the community since they opened their doors in 2009. In layman’s terms, powder coating is a process in which color is added to metal via electrostatic charge and then cured with heat to ensure its durability and vibrancy without harmful side effects.Jobs are individually priced, and customers can seek a bid in person, over the phone, or via email. Average time to completion varies, depending on the piece itself. They’ve done everything from the standard (tire rims, motorcycle parts, hotrod pin-striping) to the unique (a gold toilet, a vintage fire hydrant, and an entire boat!). Some of their latest creations include sculptures, custom crafted clocks, restored patio furniture, and the lettering, signs, and 900 feet of railing for a Tacoma apartment complex.Outside of powder coating, FPC also specializes in sandblasting, restoration, firearms coating, and custom art work. The artistic side of things is handled by Jeff Pinard, who can provide individualized artwork for almost any surface. His hand-painted and uniquely designed graphics feature gold and copper leaf and inventive, eye-catching images.Jeff and his staff are all highly-trained, skilled craftsmen and their pride shows. Says Jeff, “All employees at Forever Powder Coating are trained in all aspects of the job. This makes everyone that we work with very knowledgeable of what we do, and can give the customer the highest level of service. I feel the team that we have at Forever is a very strong, tight knit bunch that cares about the product we produce for the customer and in turn it shows in our top notch quality. We pride ourselves on always trying new things and to never stop learning, to forge ahead and not be just average but the best.”Judging by their many 5-star online reviews, they’ve accomplished just that!Forever Powder Coating715 – 78th Ave SW #1Olympia, WA 98501360.786.6345For more information regarding this weekends event, please visit www.facebook.com/ForeverPwdrCoating/events or call 360-786-6345.
The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has never been big on promoting itself.However, league governors should be pleased to give themselves a pat on the back after correcting original suspensions following a January 29th game at the NDCC Arena between Nelson and Castlegar.Following the penalty-filled contest, as many as three Leafs had suspensions posted on the KIJHL website.However, after the Leafs appealed the rulings, the KIJHL, in consultation with BC Hockey Referee in chief Sean Rapheal, reversed the original decisions thanks to the beauty of having all games video taped by the home club.“The appeal process (was handled by) Referee in Chief, Sean Rapheal,” Neil Murdoch Vice-president Larry Martel said in an email.“He reviewed video from the game and overturned two of the calls.”Martel said the call to Leafs Levi Hulston and Castlegar’s Tyler Barrett were deemed correct.However, video revealed the calls to Matthew Sokol of Nelson as the instigator in a fight with Daniel Petten to be incorrect.“Sokol should have had a kneeing call that was missed but video shows Petten was the instigator not Sokol,” Martel explained.Martel also said in the fight between Rayce Miller of Nelson and Barrett, the scoresheet was changed to add instigator to Barrett.“The changes in the instigators therefore change the suspension as per the Junior B supplement,” Martel said. “Two of the three fighting majors and instigator calls were overturned by the referee in Chief Sean Rapheal, (with) BC Hockey,” Martel added.All three Leafs players were in the lineup for Friday’s game against Castlegar, a contest won 5-3 by Nelson.One step forward, two back for LeafsThe on-again, off-again, Nelson Leafs, well, took a step back after dropping a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League decision to the Spokane Braves Saturday in the Lilac City.The setback comes after the team played one of its best games of the season Friday against rival Castlegar Rebels at the NDCC Arena.Nelson captain Rayce Miller scored twice and added an assist to lead the Leafs past the Rebels 5-3.Kurtis Redding rained on the Leafs parade Saturday, scoring two goals in the third period to snap a 2-2 tie.Miller scored a power play marker late in the frame but Nelson was unable to find the equalizer.Kyle Donaldson and Paxton Malone also scored for the Braves.Blair Andrews and Levi Hulston replied for Nelson.Spokane was the better team in the third period, firing 20 shots at Friday Hulston, Brendan Smith and Miller scored in the first period to give the Leafs a commanding 3-1 lead.Ed Lindsey cut the margin to 3-2 early in the second period but Miller and Andrews restored the lead.Lindsey and Tayden Woods also scored for Castlegar.Nelson, 18-25-0-0-2, returns to action Tuesday with a road date in Fruitvale against the Nitehawks.The game is the first of four games in six days for the Leafs as the Green and White plays out the KIJHL 2015-16 regular season.