Santa Clause led Rossland's children along Columbia Ave. during the parade at the 22nd annual Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas event on Saturday.

Rossland holds 22nd annual Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas

Rossland’s 22nd annual Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas event took place on Saturday, bringing out carollers and revellers.




Rossland’s 22nd annual Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas event took place on Saturday, bringing out carollers, revellers and Christmas shoppers.

The highlight of the afternoon for some of Rossland’s younger residents was the parade down Columbia Ave. with Santa Clause. The jolly old soul led the children through the streets of town to the Rossland Public Library, where kids not only had the opportunity to sit on his lap and have their pictures taken, but could also write him a letter and leave it in the library’s special mail box, offering express delivery to the North Pole.

Throughout the day, various community groups raised money by selling everything from baked goods to books. Members of the Rossland Youth Action Network made and sold live wreaths, the Red Mountain Racers sold Christmas trees, and the Rossland Figure Skating Club was one of many organizations selling Christmas treats.

There was also plenty of entertainment provided during the event. The Golden City Fiddlers, 600 Cell and the Rossland Glee Club performed at the Rossland Art Gallery, and Louise Drescher gave her annual adult story reading there are well. The Rossland Light Opera Players (RLOP) were also out and about, spreading Christmas cheer for all to hear as they carolled door to door in downtown Rossland.

The RLOP also led the carolling proceeding the Rossland Christmas tree lighting, when Santa Clause used his magic to light the tree, delighting young Rosslanders.

 

Just Posted

Unregulated private land logging continues near Nelson at Cottonwood Lake

Sunshine Logging of Kaslo is cutting on private land in the area of Giveout Creek Road

Marijuana to be legal in Canada Oct. 17: Trudeau

Prime Minister made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons

Torch lit in Cranbrook to start countdown to BC 55+ Games

The Kimberley/Cranbrook 2018 55+ BC Games will take place Sept. 11-15

Aboriginal Day in Trail

Passion, pride and culture were on brilliant display at Gyro Park on Sunday

30 degrees and warmer forecasted with heat wave in B.C.

The weather could stay well into next week, according to Environment Canada

In reversal, Trump signs executive order to stop family separation

President had been wrongly insisting he had no choice but to separate families apprehended at border

UPDATED: Polygamous wife appeals conviction in B.C. child bride case

Emily Blackmore was found guilty of taking her underage daughter to U.S. to marry church leader

Nelson conference will explore climate change and wildfire

Three day gathering in Nelson runs June 26-28

B.C. sets deadline for Indigenous salmon farm consent

All 120 operations will need agreements by 2022, province says

Family of 4 from Oregon believed to be missing in northern B.C.

RCMP, Search and Rescue crews searching area where vehicle was abandoned

Signs mark Japanese Canadian internment history in Kootenays

Three signs have been installed in Kaslo, New Denver and Slocan

B.C. creates public registry to track real estate owners

The first registry of its kind in Canada aims to end the hidden property ownership

Police watchdog called to Kelowna after car destroyed in crash

A motor vehicle incident has closed Highway 33 in both directions

BC SPCA receives 400 reports of dogs in hot cars so far this year

Society is again urging people to leave their pets at home if they can’t keep them safe in the heat

Most Read