Golden City Days approaching

Annual festival taking shape

It may feel a little too soon to start thinking about Rossland’s annual fall festival, but Golden City Days organizers have been hard at work ironing out the details as the big weekend quickly approaches. The 2011 heritage celebration will take place September 10-12 at a variety of venues throughout the alpine city. In addition to the traditionally popular activities, the event committee promises some exciting new elements that are on the brink of confirmation, but not able to be officially announced just yet.

A number of components are still required in order to make this year’s GCD a success: volunteers are needed on the Saturday and Sunday of the event weekend to help assemble and dismantle stages and tents, assist with parade management, and help with children’s games and shows. Co-ordinator Terry Brinson is hoping for a good turn-out of student volunteers, “It’s nice to see the high-school kids be involved. We get a great number of students each year, and are hoping for the same again.”

Golden City Days has always been a great draw for children and families, and this year they’re inviting Rossland’s children to create the official event poster. The only criteria is that the artwork depicts some element of the festival’s essence (gold, mountains, mining…etc). Entries should include a name and phone number on the back, and be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce by Friday August 12. 

There is still room in the schedule for any group or individual that would like to add their own entertainment, display or activity to the festival. Interested parties should contact Terry Brinson by August 18, before the GCD schedules are finalized and shipped off to the presses.

Organizations and clubs are also encouraged to enter the parade; anyone wishing to show their community spirit, create a float or don heritage costumes is welcome to join free of charge.

Those interested in joining the parade are asked to contact the parade coordinator via email at gcdparade@telus.net to receive an information package. For all other enquiries, suggestions or offers of help, write chief organizer Terry Brinson (rbrinson@telus.net).