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Know it All: It’s Spirit of the Rockies weekend in Cranbrook

All the sights, the sounds, the tastes of Spirit of the Rockies this weekend in Cranbrook. Townsman file


Centre 64

Artrageous is in the Gallery! Make sure you check out this display of creative works.

Centre 64 is celebrating pride Month with a fundraiser for LGBTQIA+ youth. Drag Bingo will take place on June 23rd in the studio. This will be a fun evening. Limited tickets, so don’t miss out.

In addition we will have 2 Pride dances; One for youth, and another for 19+.

Flix@64 is also celebrating Pride Month with 2 films. “Kinky Boots” is on June 17th, and the Nelson Museum produced “Queering the Interior” is on June 30th For both films you can take your ticket to Biscuit, A Place to Sup, and get a $2 discount on the kinky Boots Cocktail. Biscuit will then donate that $2 to the Youth Pride Hub.

Cranbrook Arts

Gallery hours : Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun 12:00 – 4:00

Cranbrook Arts has put out an Open Call to Artists for submissions for consideration for the Postcard Fundraiser Project. You’ll have the opportunity to show and sell your original work in the gallery and the chance to have it selected for the 2023 Cranbrook postcard series.

Submissions due June 30.

Concert at the



June 14

You enjoy the art exhibits at Kimberley’s newest gallery, The Laundromat, now you can enjoy an evening of music as well. Vancouver’s Madelyn read will be coming to town on June 14 to tour the release of her new record Concrete Country.

Pars and Guitars Trickle Creek Golf Course

June 15

Pars and Guitars Music Series is back by popular demand! The Pars and Guitars showcases three live performances over the summer on Trickle Creek’s beautiful patio. Leeroy Stagger Trio Ticket Price: Tickets $30 / Purchase online…/pars-and-guitars-tickets…/… or in Pro Shop 250-427-3389 Doors 5 p.m. / Show 6:30 p.m .(The show will move inside if Mother Nature does not behave)

2023 Youth Cranbrook Ambassador Showcase

Friday, June 16, 2023 Key City Theatre

7:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Tickets: Regular $20. Tickets on sale now.

Spirit of the Rockies Fest

Cranbrook June 15, 16, 17, 18th

Formerly Sam Steele Days, Cranbrook’s biggest summer festival returns. You’ll find exceptional artists, artisans, musical entertainers, heritage theatre performers, unique activities, multiple sports tournaments, friendly competitions & amazing demonstrations! Plus daily community breakfasts, BBQs & banquets with the most sensational selection of food. See all events at

June 17 Act of Remembrance

Military Ames is having an Act of Remembrance on June 17. The Colour Party will march into the Veteran Memorial Park at 1:00 followed by a Service. Come join us as we ‘Remember’ between Novembers. For more information please call Cindy 250 919-3137

The Comic Strippers

June 24 Key City Theatre

A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. They try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance”, and they are ready to make you laugh. Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.

Tina: Simply the Best

June 29 Key City Theater

Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, complete with band, brass section, backing vocalists and dancers to make this the definitive tribute, and a fabulous fun night out!

Cranbrook’s 25th Annual Open Garden Day

Sunday July 9th, 2023

It’s back! The Cranbrook Garden Club is excited to bring back and celebrate its “25th Annual Open Garden Day”. Each year, hundreds of gardeners and garden lovers have enjoyed self-guided tours of beautifully diverse gardens discovering both blooms and edibles. The 2023 event offers the opportunity for you to explore five private gardens and the Public Produce Garden featuring the creativity of local artisans and encourages you to drop into the Garden Club’s Plant Sale.

$10 Tickets (with maps) go on sale June 16th at Top Crop Garden, Farm & Pet. Tickets will also be sold at Huckleberry Books (cash only). Gardens are open from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Proceeds from this event go toward beautification projects in our community.

Kimberley Community Band Concerts

7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings, right after the Farmers’ Market July 13, July 27 and August 10.

Fisher Peak Fiber Arts Guild

The guild welcomes beginners and those experienced in the fiber arts. They meet at the Cranbrook Senior Citizens’ Centre on the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. For more information please contact Tessa at or call 250-919-6743.

Funtastics in Cranbrook

The Funtastic meet Tuesdays, from 1:30 to 3 p.m at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 920, 11th Street S. Contact Audrey at 250-489-5047 for more info. Newcomers are always welcome.

Cranbrook Quilters Guild

Daytime quilting every Tues morning; workshops. Make donation quilts wed. Evenings. Location -Seniors’ Hall . Cost $35/year. Contact; or Facebook .

Bridge in Kimberley

Drop in to Kimberley’s Centennial Hall Thursdays 1 to 4 p.m. for duplicate bridge. Covid vaccine mandatory. Contact Linda Johnson 250-427-1784.

Artists in Residence at Centre 64

Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. drop by the gallery at Centre 64 to see artists at work.

Kimberley Weavers’ Guild

Visitors welcome to the Fibre Arts Guild. Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. We are focused primarily on weaving and spinning but welcome all fibre artists. For more information please contact or text 250-427-1735.

Senior’s Day at Cranbrook Legion

Every third Wednesday The Cranbrook Legion Branch #24 hosts ‘Senior’s Day at the Legion’. Join ‘Bud’s Friends’ for an hour of Sing-a-long from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. A lunch of great sandwiches and yummy sweet treats is provided and served by the ‘Telus Ambassadors’, Come and join us for an hour of fun and lively singing. If you come with a group you should get there early, (shortly after 1pm) to get a good seat. And it’s free.

Carolyn Grant

About the Author: Carolyn Grant

I have been with the Kimberley Bulletin since 2001 and have enjoyed every moment of it.
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