O Canada

Rossland celebrates a sunny 2014 Canada day marked 147th Birthday

  • Jul. 10, 2014 9:00 a.m.
Right; Canada day cake serves up smiles. Above; Mt. Roberts flag raising. Below; Gold Fever Follies perform at the patriotic festivities.

Right; Canada day cake serves up smiles. Above; Mt. Roberts flag raising. Below; Gold Fever Follies perform at the patriotic festivities.

Tara Howse

Rossland News

Last Tuesday marked Canada’s 147th birthday and the annual Rossland Canada Day celebrations. Activities included the Mt. Roberts hike followed by cake and music at Pioneer Park.

Since 1997, the tradition of hiking up the 1995m peak on July 1 each year to raise the Canadian flag has brought out Rosslanders of all ages. With approximately 60 people setting out on the morning of July 1, this year was no different.

The community flag was hoisted atop Mt. Roberts thanks to the hard work of a few individuals. Adam McNeil, who removed the old flag, Cath Ruven, who  hemmed the new flag, and Laundry Dog Services who made it bright and clean for the big day.

A slice of Sweet Dreams Bakery Canadiana cake was enjoyed by many while Pioneer Park was transformed into an outdoor concert thanks to the Rossland Legion’s PA system.

The Gold Fever Follies sang “Oh Canada” and entertained everyone with a sample from this year’s show followed up with some toe-tappin’, dance -inducing music from the Golden City Fiddlers along with the musical duo, Vic & Keith.

According to the Rossland Chamber of Commerce who organized the event:  “It was a great day!”