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.


Just Posted

RCMP renew request for help finding missing Nakusp man

Christopher Sanford was reported missing Aug. 5

Updated: Early-morning fire near Trail destroys travel trailer and van

An arson-trained RCMP investigator will examine the scene

Anglican churches in Nelson, Balfour, Kaslo to marry same-gender couples

Rev. Jeff Donnelly says he’d love to host LGBTQ weddings

Update: Two women injured after motorcycle accident in Trail

The collision occurred Wednesday night just after 9 p.m.

Pregnant Kootenay teachers fight to change compensation rules

Risk to unborn babies not recognized by WorkSafeBC

QUIZ: How much do you remember about Woodstock?

Weekend music festival in Bethel, New York, was held 50 years ago

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

RCMP, search crews hunt for 4-year-old boy missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

Most Read