Excitement building for Rossland’s Golden City Days

Golden City Days is just over a month away and organizers are excited as this year is the 40th anniversary of the first Golden City Days.

Golden City Days is just over a month away and organizers are excited because this year is the 40th anniversary of the first Golden City Days celebration, held back in 1972.

The weekend of events was originally held to mark the 75 year anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Rossland.

People from near and far come to watch and participate in the Golden City Days parade and other outdoor sports  activities, as well as enjoy the sights and sounds of the yearly weekend festival.

Organizer Terry Brinson said they are looking to the community for support to make this year event just as entertaining and fun-filled as last year’s Golden City Days weekend.

Brinson said that early parade entries are encouraged in order to assist the committee in organizing the line-up.

She also said they “welcome all who would like to volunteer their time to help with a multitude of tasks during the weekend.”

Whether that be for an hour or a day, is up to the volunteers, as any amount of help is appreciated.

She said areas where volunteers are needed include: assembling and dismantling the portable stage, setting up tables, chairs, and tents; helping at the children’s matinee; helping at the Evening of Entertainment Extravaganza; handing out candy along the parade route; helping with parade entry line-up; picking up barricades as the parade proceeds along the route.

The Golden City Days Weekend is from Sept. 7-9 and includes all sorts of activities.

The staples of the weekend are the Sour Dough Alley Stage entertainment, the Fall Fair and the children’s games and activities.

There will also be Roller Derby, the Hucken Berries Bike Jam and the Golden City Days Parade around Jubilee Park, along Second Avenue and past the                                  arena.

Parade and Vendor forms are posted on the Golden City Days Facebook page, Rossland Chamber of Commerce calendar of events page, www.rosslandevents.ca, and in Bhubble classifieds.

Committee members are in the process of confirming various entertainment acts for the Friday “Evening of Entertainment Extravaganza”, as well as, for the Saturday Sour Dough Alley Stage entertainment.

The show is expected to include many talented local singers, dancers, musicians, and a comedian and will be announced at a later date.

Brinson wanted to encourage community groups and citizens to let the Golden City Days committee know how they would like to participate.

She suggested that people could: sell handcrafted items at the outdoor venue; host an event at their establishment; showcase their talents on the outdoor stage; organize their group to sell hot food, snow cones or baked goods; enter the parade; lend a hand during the weekend; or participate in any way they see fit.

Interested individuals are encouraged to join the Golden City Days Committee to ensure that the annual festival continues on for many years to come.

Discuss ideas or ask for more information, contact Brinson at rbrinson@telus.net.