The Rossland Golden City Days Committee is excited to bring you a weekend of fun and entertainment on Sept. 7 – 9, celebrating 40 years of our traditional heritage festival, and we sure hope you’re planning to join us!
Many activities and lots of fun are in store for you and your family. The annual Pancake breakfast will be held at the Rossland Firehall on Saturday morning. Don’t forget to visit the Fall Fair on Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and enjoy browsing the many items entered by Rossland residents, as well as, check out the many vendors, informative displays, live entertainment, and concession area. The Petting Zoo will be outside on Spokane Street.
From the parade Saturday morning to the inflatable fun park in the Rossland Arena parking lot, you and your children will be busy all day. The parade entries will line up behind RSS, loop around Jubilee Park, down St. Paul Street, across Second Avenue and end at Nickleplate Park. The climbing wall, craft vendors, children’s games, and food booths with burgers, sausages, hot dogs, kettle corn, and cold drinks, will all be located in the Arena parking lot. Mountain FM and EZ Rock will be on hand to provide some music, balloons, and treats!
Sour Dough Alley Stage entertainment includes up and coming singer, Laela Heidt, the ever-popular Golden City Fiddlers, Mirage Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble, sassy Salsa dancing with Amber and Ory, and “Roy Has Fire”, a youth band playing progressive/alternative rock.
At 7 p.m., Friday evening, in the RSS Auditorium, you will be treated to such local talent as Norm Worsfold, Jason Thomas, Tim Bourchier and The Fabulous Chairs, Don Birtch, Dawn Graham, Kyla Hanna, Leanne Harrison and family, and the Golden City Fiddlers. None other than stand-up comedian, Tara Holmes, of “Hell on Heels” fame, will close out the evening with a healthy dose of adult humour! Tickets for this licensed event are available only by advanced purchase at Rossland Hardware.
The Slow-pitch Tournament will run all weekend at various Rossland ballparks. Look for posters with information about the Huck en Berries Jam and Dread Head Super D race on Saturday. Rounding out the sports activities is The Golden City Grind on Sunday.
Raffle tickets are on sale at Rossland Grocery, Powderhound, and Rossland Hardware. Your support of the Golden City Days raffle could win you a chainsaw-carved bench (on display in Rossland Hardware), a beautiful Avon product-filled gift basket, a Black Diamond Sprinter Head Lamp, a one-night stay at the Flying Steamshovel, a round of golf at Redstone, or one of many other wonderful prizes, donated by our awesome and hugely supportive Rossland businesses!
Closing out the weekend, you won’t want to miss the free Children’s Matinee at the Miners Hall at 1:00 on Sunday and the Third Annual Mountain Mayhem West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League Association Championship, featuring Salmo’s Babes of Brutality vs. Rossland’s Gnarlie’s Angels. Check out their poster for details.
This weekend event wouldn’t be possible without our generous sponsors and donors, including Heritage Canada, City of Rossland, Columbia Basin Trust, Mountain FM, Nelson & District Credit Union, Trail Daily Times, Rossland News, FortisBC, EZ Rock, and Teck Trail Operations.
Pick up your schedule of events at Rossland businesses and check out the many events happening around town all week and throughout the weekend. We guarantee there are so many activities that you will be kept busy trying to see them all! We’ll see you at Golden City Days 2012!
– Rossland Golden City Days Committee