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Expect plenty of fun at Kimberley’s First Saturdays this summer

First Saturday returns to Kimberley this summer for the 10th season. John Allen photo

As reported last week in the Bulletin, First Saturdays in Kimberley will be celebrating their 10th anniversary this summer.

First Saturday celebrates ten years in Kimberley this summer

Carole Fergus, who has been volunteering with First Saturdays since their inception, says it will be an exciting season.

“We are overjoyed to be back and look forward to a busy season,” she said.

Most of the headline bands are already set for the four afternoon sessions and two evening concerts.

On July 6 Take Four is the main afternoon act and Brass Roots perform in the evening. On August 3, Clanna Morna headlines. On September 7, it’s the DeLinquits in the afternoon and Mile High Club in the evening.

The location of the evening concerts has yet to be decided pending the progress of landscaping project at Centre 64.

The First Saturday Committee has already entered fund-raising mode, to pay for all the free events this summer. They are planning a garage sale in June and the annual silent auction in July.

Centre 64 is booked so the garage sale will be held at 38 103 Avenue in Chapman Camp on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations for the garage sale are being sought. Please do not donate large appliances, electronics or clothing.

With not as much grant money available this year, the fund raising is very important, Fergus said.

The silent auction will be held, Saturday, July 6.

Volunteers will be welcomed back for the season with a get together on June 8.

And everyone can look forward to all the regular First Saturday activities as well as a few extras.

“We’re going to have music workshops; ukulele and tin whistle, gold panning, the staircase challenge in September, Elks Club barbecues, artists in place at every First Saturday,” Fergus said.

Also new this year, there is a new MC. Alexx Sayegh will be taking over these duties from his dad Alan.

There is also a new coordinator this year, funded through BC Gaming, Libby Baxter.

“We’re excited about Libby and about the ten year anniversary,” Fergus said. “It would have been 12 except for Covid. We are hoping for a good season and lots of fun for everyone.”

Carolyn Grant

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