Submitted by the Golden City Days 2015 Committee
The Rossland Golden City Days Committee is excited to bring you a weekend of fun and entertainment Sept. 11 – 13, celebrating our heritage, and we hope you’re planning to dress in heritage costume and join us. Many activities and lots of fun are in store for you and your family.
To lead into the weekend events, wander around our fine Rossland stores the week of Sept. 7 to take advantage of the in-store specials and sidewalk sales and be sure to visit the Rossland Mountain Market, celebrating BC Farmers Appreciation Week on Thursday.
Friday evening at the Miners’ Hall, you will be treated to a great line-up of fantastic local talent and live music at the Evening of Entertainment Extravaganza. Tickets for this licensed event must be purchased in advance at The Red Pair Shoe Store or by contacting Lisa at 250-362-9063 or email@example.com.
The annual pancake breakfast will be held at the Rossland Firehall on Saturday morning. Don’t forget to visit the Fall Fair after the parade on Saturday and enjoy browsing the many items entered by Rossland residents, as well as check out the many vendors, informative displays, and live entertainment. The Petting Zoo will be outside on Spokane St.
From the parade Saturday morning to the many events around town, you and your children will be busy with activities all day. The parade will begin at 1st Ave and St. Paul; proceed along 2nd Ave., Butte St, down Columbia Ave, and end downtown.
The craft vendors and food booths, featuring pulled pork, beans, burgers, tacos, sausages, falafels, donairs, kettle corn, baked goods, and cold drinks and treats, will be located in Sour Dough Alley. The GOAT and EZ Rock will be on hand to provide music, goodies, and treats.
Saturday afternoon’s Sour Dough Alley Stage entertainment includes the Trail Pipe Band, Golden City Fiddlers, and the well-known local band, Foggy Goggle Boys. The Outhouse Races go in the afternoon and will feature teams who will push, pull, and run around their home-built contraption to the finish line. Cheer on your favorite team and watch to see who wins the coveted outhouse trophy. Will the LaFond family be dethroned this year?
The MOFAB Co-Ed Softball Tournament will run all weekend at various Rossland ballparks. Lil Rippers Bike Park Clinic will focus on teaching bike skills to children aged 6–12, hosted by BettyGoHard on Spokane St. on Saturday. Continuing with the sports activities, check out the Golden City 7, a-side Co-Ed Soccer Tournament on Saturday and Sunday and save some energy to run in the Golden City Grind on Sunday. The Golden City Days and Fall Fair committees, along with the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre and Kootenay Mountain Shuttle, have teamed up to provide a complimentary shuttle service to transport people between Spokane St., the Rossland Arena, and the Rossland Museum in the afternoon. Schedules will be posted around town and at the arena.
Sunday’s activities in Sour Dough Alley feature a community White Elephant Sale, Stake Your Claim children’s “dig for gold” event, food vendors, and family activities. Join us to sell the items you no longer need, watch your children dig for the prized “gold”, bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy this social afternoon with family and friends. Closing out the weekend, you won’t want to miss the family matinee movie at the Miners’ Hall, hosted by the Rossland Council for Arts & Culture and Rossland’s Youth Action Network.
Raffle tickets are on sale at Alpine Drug Mart, IDA, Rossland Grocery and Rossland Beer Company. Your support of the Golden City Days raffle could win you a pair of Elan Spectrum 105 skis from Powderhound, a beautiful Avon product-filled gift basket, a one-night stay at the Flying Steamshovel, a Red Mountain Resort one day lift ticket, a blue zipped hoodie from Ross Vegas Boardshop, or one of many other wonderful prizes, donated by our awesome and hugely supportive Rossland businesses!
This weekend event wouldn’t be possible without our generous sponsors, including Nelson & District Credit Union, City of Rossland, Rossland News, The Rossland Telegraph, Teck Trail Operations, Columbia Basin Trust, The GOAT, Trail Daily Times, EZ Rock, and Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, Area B.
Volunteers are always welcome, whether you have an hour to spare or more, and are a very necessary ingredient in the success of the Golden City Days weekend. Without our reliable volunteers, many events and activities would not be possible. If you have a bit of time to share, please contact Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on Facebook.
You’ll find the Schedule of Events in next week’s issue of the Rossland News or pick one up at Rossland businesses. Check out the Rossland Golden City Days page on Facebook to find out more about the many events happening around town. We guarantee there are so many activities that you will be kept busy all weekend! We’ll see you at Golden City Days 2015!