Celebrate Canada Day the traditional Rossland way this weekend, with a community hike up Mount Roberts.
While the forecast doesn’t look great for July 1, we can hope that the rain will hold up long enough to permit the hike.
Hikers usually begin the ascent before 10 a.m. with the goal of reaching the top for the official flag raising at 11:30 a.m., which is a different time then last year.
Every year, there are hikers of all ages who make the climb, usually more than 100 people meet at the summit to sing the national anthem as the flag is raised.
To access the trail head, head down Cascade Highway about three kilometres.
If you don’t have transportation, Sweetfield Shuttle will be providing rides to the trail head from Pioneer Park (On Spokane Street, behind the Garage Restaurant).
The hike is steep at parts, so it’s important to wear proper hiking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
Later in the day, from noon to 3 p.m., there will be events in Pioneer Park.
Red Resort will be having a cash barbecue throughout that time.
At 12:30 p.m. local band Mand will play, and that will be followed by a cake cutting at 1:20 p.m.
The Canada Day cake is being made by Rossland’s Sweet Dreams Cakery.
For more info go to the the Rossland Chamber of Commerce website at www.rossland.com, or you can also give the chamber a call at 250-362-5666.