The latest exhibit at Kimberley's Centre 64 is from a group of Creston artists.

The latest exhibit at Kimberley's Centre 64 is from a group of Creston artists.

It’s Sam Steele week in Cranbrook

The 50th anniversary of the Sam Steele fest highlights this week's entertainment

Sam Steele Days are upon us. This year is extra special as it’s the 50th anniversary of Sam Steele Days. There are too many activities to list them all so check out


In the CDAC Gallery

CDAC Presents: Sam Steele Days 50th Celebration – Art Exhibition An Art Exhibit by CDAC Members commemorating the 50th Celebration of the Sam Steele Days. Tuesday June 17th to Friday June 27th. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 a.m. to  5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to  2 p.m.. The Art Gallery is located at: Room #104, 135 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook.  For more information contact Marisa Phillips – CDAC Administrator at: 250-426-4223 or email:



Library Display

The display at the Cranbrook Library for the month of June is in keeping with Sam Steele days 50th anniversary. It is costumes and artifacts from the period that Sam Steele lived owned by Frank Eimer, along with a few items from the Fort Steele Museum



June 10 to July 5

Centre 64 Gallery

Core Matters, Farm and Food. An exhibit by Creston artists.



Thursday, June 19

Sam Steele Days Kick Off Pancake Breakfast

Join the fun at the Tamarack Centre for the  opening event of Sam Steele Days. Enjoy specialty pancakes with fruit sauces and whipped cream, farmers sausage, coffee, tea and juice. Breakfast will be outside by the Winners Store entrance of the Tamarack Centre, however, in case of inclement weather, tables will be inside. Breakfast is by donation.



Thursday, June 19


To open and commemorate the 50 year milestone, the Sam Steele Society will be dedicating a time capsule to be opened on the 75th Celebration of Sam Steele Days 2039. On Thursday June 19 a tasty luncheon buffet sponsored by CANFOR (Canadian Forest Products) will be offered at 1 p.m.  All are welcome. The Dedication Ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the Cranbrook & District Chamber of Commerce Greens, 2279 Cranbrook St. N. in Cranbrook.

Friday, June 20

Sweetheart Pageant

Cranbrook’s finest youth perform their talents and deliver their speeches. Crowning of the new 2014 Sweetheart & Princess of Sam Steele. Tickets $15  available at the Key City Theatre, 20 – 14th Ave. N.



Friday, June 20

Sam Steele Festival Gardens

Featuring Devon Coyote and Split Track. Tickets: $15 (at the door) Cranbrook Curling Centre. Doors open at 9 p.m. close at 2 a.m. Refreshments: Beer, coolers, etc. For more info call: 250-426-4161



Sat. June 21

Sam Steele Wiener Dog Races

A True Wiener Never Quits is the slogan for this year’s short-legged race. 1 to 2 p.m.  In front of the Paw Shop, 10th Ave. South.

Sat. June 21

Sweetheart Banquet and Ball

Saturday Banquet & Ball, Colombo Lodge, 2550 – 8th Ave. S. Tickets $30. This is a formal event, dinner and dance so dress up in your finest.

Sat. June 21

Saturday at the Festival Gardens

Cranbrook Curling Centre. Doors open at 9 p.m., close at 2 a.m.

Featured Performers are Dewey, Cheatem & Howe and The Good Ol’ Goats! Tickets: $20.00 (at the door) Refreshments: Beer, coolers, etc. For more info call: 250-426-4161



Saturday June 28

Geology in the Nature Park

Leader Ralph Rudser – 427-1590. Join a professional geologist for this informative 3 hour hike. Meet at 9:00 am at the Matthew Creek turnoff to arrange car pooling and rides. Bring water and a snack.



Saturday in the Park Concert Series

The dates this year coincide with the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market from Sat June 28th to Sat Oct 4th beginning at 11 a.m. with Live Music until 2 p.m. featuring talented local and touring musicians  followed by a youth oriented DJ  spinning tunes for the younger crowd from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. We also have children’s activities planned throughout the day to makes this a Family Event.



Wednesday Night Farmer’s Market Live Music Series

There are two Cranbrook Farmer’s Markets on Wed July 16th and Wednesday Aug 13th from 5 p.m. to 8:30 with Live Musical Entertainment from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring talented local musicians



Summertime in Eureka

Our friends in Eureka have passed along the following entertainment events for those who feel like crossing the line for some fun this summer.

Tickets are on sale now for St Paul and the Broken Bones concert (July 23) and they are going like hotcakes so get yours soon. Purchase them at the Sunburst office (National Hotel) or at booths during summer events.

June 28:  Summertime Festival. Stop by Sunburst’s booth in downtown Eureka for summer info and kid crafts.  And don’t forget the delicious Animal Shelter breakfast from 8-11 a.m.

July 5:Do the Kootenai Rails-to-Trail! Walk, run or bike the trail and make a donation to maintain it. $10/individual and $20/family. Refreshments provided.  Starts at 10 at Riverside Park.

July 23: 8 p.m. St Paul and the Broken Bones concert LCHS auditorium.

Sunday, July 6

Cranbrook Open Garden Day

$10 admits you to 7 gardens, some with on-site artisans. Tickets(with maps) available after June 22nd at:  Top Crop Garden Farm & Pet (Cranbrook), Lotus Books (33-10 Ave.S. (Cranbrook), Tends ‘n’ Treasures Gift Shop 1225 Baker St. (Cranbrook). In conjunction with the garden tour, the Anglican Church Ladies are hosting A Garden Day Luncheon ($8 at the door) at Christ Church Anglican (46-13 Ave. S) from Noon to 1:30. A Plant and Garden Craft Sale sponsored by the Garden Club 224-14 Ave. North (10:00 to 3:30)



Saturday, July 12

Kimberley Nature Park Hike

The Hills Are Alive Singalong and Amble in the Park – SLeader John Allen 432-9356. Meet at the Swan St entrance at 10 am. Bring a snack, drink and camera. Song sheets will be provided. Howling dogs welcome.



Dancing in the Park Presented by Randy Tapp



We are pleased to have Randy Tapp on board this year, he has been tirelessly working on  securing sponsors and performers for the “Dancing in the Park” series featuring Live Music for your dancing pleasure provided by talented local and touring musicians from Sat Aug 2nd to Sat Aug 30th.