The Miners’ Hall circa 1910.

RCAC rings in new year with Time Traveller’s Ball

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture is holding a Time Traveller’s Ball this New Year's Eve.

Rosslanders are invited to travel through time this New Year’s Eve at the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture’s Time Traveller’s Ball.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve at the Miners’ Hall and the ball will benefit the building’s renovation and restoration project.

“We wanted a fun way to raise awareness for the project,” said Kimberley Pegg from the RCAC in a press release. “A New Year’s Eve Party seemed like the perfect way to include the community, raise money for the project, and have one last great bash at the Miners’ Hall before it closes for renovations!”

Though the project is slated to begin in early February, the RCAC and the City of Rossland still need to raise quite a bit of money.

“They’ve raised [over] $600,000 at the moment between the city and the RCAC, and they’re hoping to raise [over] $900,000,” said Pegg.

Attendees are encouraged to don apparel from their favourite era and DJs RSK and Sexton Blake (Rupert Keiller and Nadine Tremblay) will keep everyone on their feet with tunes from across the ages.

The DJs are also free to give out prizes at their discretion.

Depending on how the evening goes, RSK and Sexton Black may give out prizes for best costume or whatever else they feel like.

The DJs won’t be the only ones providing entertainment for the evening. There will also be a Burlesque troup to spice things up and help sell raffle tickets to raise money.

So far the raffle prizes, which are being donated by local businesses, include a season pass to the Gold Fever Follies, a flask, a chocolate basket and five passes to Better Life Fitness. The RCAC is still accepting donations of additional prizes.

Closer to midnight there will be snacks provided, including desserts and pizzas from Misty Mountain Pizza.

When the clock strikes 12, time travellers from every era will welcome 2016.

“We’re looking forward to an exciting night,” said Pegg. “Who knows what will happen!”

 

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