Rosslanders at the Legion's New Year's Eve party took a short dance break to pose for a photo.

Rosslanders at the Legion's New Year's Eve party took a short dance break to pose for a photo.

Rossland welcomes the new year

Rosslanders welcomed 2016 on Friday night with music, dancing and bubbly.



Rossland rang in the new year on Friday night with several parties held in town.

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture threw a Time Traveller’s Ball at the Miners’ Hall and Rosslanders did not disapoint, dressing up in costumes both historic and other wordly.

DJs Sexton Blake and RSK kept the dance floor packed with hits from decades past and the decor ranged from steampunk to futuristic dance party. All in service to the Miners’ Hall Renovation project.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles also hosted a New Year’s party at the Aerie, where DJs Dyk, Makivella, Drip and Deeps provided beats to bring in 2016.

Over at the Legion, No Excuse, led by Leanne Harrison, kept the dance floor packed with enthusiastic revellers.

The Flying Steamshovel celebrated with an opening performance by local band John Lee’s Hooker and a headlining performace by Vancouver band JPNSGRLS, who paused mid-set to countdown to midnight and douse the crowd in bubbly.

Outside city limits, RED Mountain Resort celebrated with a party at Rafters Lounge featuring Subspace MD.

Rosslanders also celebrated in other ways, gathering around bonfires with friends, setting off fire works in the streets or packing into The Brothel.

All in all, the evening was filled with fun, friendship and great music.