Families celebrated Canada Day at the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre

Rossland celebrates 149 years of Canada Day

Rossland celebrated Canada’s 149th anniversary with its annual hike up Mt. Roberts and a Canada Day celebration at the Rossland Museum.



Rossland celebrated Canada’s 149th anniversary with its annual hike up Mt. Roberts and a Canada Day celebration at the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre.

Councillor Aaron Cosbey carried the Canada flag up Mt. Roberts and assisted a young boy in raising the flag. There were about 100 people at the top at the time and they all sang “O Canada,” though Cosbey said they forgot to use the new words “in all of us command” instead of “in all thy sons command.”

Later at the museum, the Gold Fever Follies gave everyone a sneak peak at some of the songs from this year’s play, Love and Business, while families enjoyed a variety of activities, including face painting, crafts, gold panning and playing on big machinery provided by the city. Red Mountain Resort was also on site for the grand opening of its Get Lost Adventure Centre and gave both kids and adults the opportunity to ride a bike course and spin a prize wheel.

Mayor Kathy Moore said a few words before Doug Halladay lead the official singing of “O Canada” at the museum. Moore reminded everyone that next year will be Canada’s 150th anniversary and encouraged everyone to think of ways to celebrate. After the singing of the national anthem, Moore, Constable Matthew Oliver of the RCMP and Councillor John Greene served the Canada Day cake and for the rest of the afternoon everyone enjoyed music from the Golden City Fiddlers, Foggy Goggle Boys, and Lil’ Dave & the Big Blue Wave.

 

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