Sam Steele Days are this weekend in Cranbrook. Take in events such as the Balls of Steele Bocce tournament. Townsman file photo.

Know it All: Next up, Sam Steele Days in Cranbrook

Cranbrook Arts

June’s Show is sure to be spectacular. The feature artist is Laila Jensen and her show is called “The Beauty in the Lines”. Laila is a mixed media artist is a Member of the Federation of Artists and has studied at ACAD and Emily Carr University. This show has been an exploration of lines that are part of her own visual language. Her work highlights an interesting play between positive and negative spaces using lines that are subtle, bold, blended or broken. She uses acrylic paint paired with papers, metallic leaf, pastes, threads and inks. Her work reflects her ongoing love of tree bark, aspens, fanciful flowers, birds and paper. Make sure to catch this show. It runs from June 4th to June 29th. The opening reception will be on Saturday June 8th from 1-3 at Cranbrook Arts 1013 Baker Street.

In the gallery at Centre 64

“Artrageous” Open Adjudicated Exhibition

June 4 – June 29 | Tuesday–Saturday | 1-5 pm | Centre 64 Gallery | by donation. Exhibition Opening Reception June 8 | 2-4 pm | Centre 64 Gallery

Key City Theatre Summer Camps

This year there are two camps offered, two weeks each of full days of fun. The camps are divided by age group – elementary school ages will enjoy our Youth Theatre Camp August 6 to August 16. This fun and creative camp covers all of the basics needed to build confidence in the young actor or actress, and instill an enduring love of the performing arts. Middle and high school students can look forward to our Teen Theatre Intensive July 22 to August 2. This intensive and creative two-week theatre camp offers campers an exceptional introduction to comedy, drama, movement, improvisation and script work. The camp facilitators are Mitchell Graw and Jerrod Bondy, local theatre celebrities who have pursued their passion for arts at the post-secondary level. Register at the Key City Theatre Box Office 250-426-7006 and Online at

Centre 64

Creative Kids Summer Art Camp

For children ages 6 – 14. Tuesday – Friday | July 2 – August 9 | 10 am – noon | Centre 64 | Entry fees: 1 day $15, 1 week (consecutive days) $52, multiple days (minimum of 4 days) $14 each, 6 weeks $295 | Drop-ins welcome

Theatre Camp Centre 64

Theatre games, voice work and lots of fun for all! August 6 – 9 | Centre 64 Theatre |

Fashion Camp Centre 64

Learn how to use a sewing machine and create with upcycled material. August 7 – 8 | Centre 64 | More information to follow soon

Call for entries

Kaleidoscope 2019 exhibition

The Kimberley Arts Council also has a call for entries for the open adjudicated art exhibition at Kaleidoscope from July 31 to August 25. Established artists, $300 first prize. Emerging artists, $175 first prize. Entry fees Established $30 for first artwork, $15 each for second and third. Emerging: $25 for first, $10 for second and third. Entry form available at Centre 64 (Tuesday to Saturday 1 to 5 p.m.) 250-427-4919 or

Latin Dance Nights

Centre 64

A 30 minute introduction to Salsa and social dance to follow. Now every first and third Monday . 7 p.m. Drop in fee of $5 to $8. All skill levels, beginners welcome, singles and couples.

Kimberley Nature Park Hikes

Sunday June 16 at 10am – “Father’s Day Hike” with Ellen & Dan Chase (250 427-5517)

Meet at Riverside Campground entrance for South West Passage loop; an easy 3 hour hike. Bring water & snack.

Saturday July 6 at 9am – “Southwest View Point” with Craig Beattie (403-399-9496)

Meet at Nordic Centre entrance for a 4 hour moderate loop hike that includes the Southwest View Point. Early start to beat the heat. Bring water & snack.

Saturday July 13, 20 at 9am – “Gateway to Nature Hike” with various leaders (250 427-2019)

Each Saturday in July. Meet at Riverside Campground Entrance for a 2.5 hour moderate guided interpretive hike. Bring water & snack.

Sam Steele Days 2019 Cranbrook

Thursday, June 13

Tamarack Centre Kick Off Pancake Breakfast and BBQ Fundraiser

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Friends of the Cranbrook Library Kick Off BBQ

Friday, June 14

All day Sam Steel Ball Tournament

7:30 to 10 a.m. Scotiabank Pancake Breakfast

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Home Depot/Street Angels Community BBQ

11 a.m. 3 p.m. Railyard Billiards Sam Steel BBQ

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EKR Corral BBQ

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Total Pet Sam Steele Days BBQ

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Bedroom Charity Bed Race

2019 Sweetheart Youth Ambassador Pageant Key City Theatre

7:30 pm 9:30 pm. Tickets $18. Cranbrook’s Youth Ambassador Program for over 50 years.

Saturday June 15

All day KEYSA Youth Soccer Tournament

8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Joseph Creek Village pancake breakfast

7 a.m. to 10 am. Days Inn Charity pancake breakfast

7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. BC Transit City of Cranbrook Ride the Bus

7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Girl Guides pancake breakfast

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ktunaxa Nation pancake breakfast

9 am. to 10 a.m. Key City Zumba in the Park

10 am. to 2 p.m. Finning Equipment Rodeo

10:30 a.m. St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino Sam Steel Days Grand Parade

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. BA Blacktop Giant Inflatable Funland

11 am. to 4 p.m. Lend A Hand hosted by Salvadore Ready-Mix

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Manitoulin Transport Sam Steele Marked

11 a,m. to 5 p.m. Spring Honda Taste of Sam Steele

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Total Pet Pet Valu Community Talent Showcase

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. WFG Sam Steele Days Central Fairgrounds

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cranbrook Community Band

11:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fitness Inc. Annual Strongman Classic

12 p.m to 8 p.m. BA Blacktop Balls of Steele Bocce Tournament

12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Kimberley Pipe Band with Kimberley/Cranbrook Highland Dancers

12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Molson Coors Sam Steele Days Festival Beer Gardens

12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rotary We-Bike Cycling Challenge

12:45 p.m to 1:15 p.m. Tick Magnets

1 p.m. to 4 p.m . Cranbrook Search and Rescue

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EKC Chalk Art Competition

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Paw Shop Wiener Dog Races

1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.Stages School of Dance

1:40 p.m .to 2:10 p.m Oliver McQuaid

2:10 p.m. to 2:35 p.m Anadil Belly Dance Troupe

2:30 p.m to 3 p.m Lenna Delany

3 p.m .to 3:30 p.m. Josee Bergeron

3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m Tim Ross

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Mehditations

Sunday June 16

All day Sam Steele Ball tournament and KEYSA Youth Soccer Tournament

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spring Honda Taste of Sam Steele

8 am. to 1 p.m. Annual Cranbrook Firefighter’s Fishing Clinic

8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Community Worship Service in the Park

10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Salvador Sunday Stage Show

11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sam Steele Days Sunday in the Park

Saturday, June 15

Jaffray-Baynes Lake Farmers Market Opens for 29th Season

The twenty-ninth season of the Jaffray-Baynes Lake Farmers’ Market is starting on Saturday, June 15th at the Baynes Lake Community Centre. The outdoor market is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be held every Saturday throughout the summer up to the Labour Day Week-end. Again this year, the Baynes Lake Community Society will be offering their pancake breakfast each Saturday morning beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Baynes Lake Community Hall. The popular market is a fun place for very member of the family. Happy Farmers’ Marketing!

Sunday, June 16

Laura Landsberg and Allison Girvan, Feels Like Home

Centre 64 Kimberley

The two Nelson based singers will be joined on stage by family members, Guitarist Paul Landsberg and Violinist Don MacDonald, as well as Dylan Ferris on Mandolin and Rob Fahie on Bass for an evening of progressive folk, bluegrass, and world music. Doors open at 7 for this 7.30 p.m. concert and tickets, available in advance at Centre 64 or at the door, are $20 adults, $15 students.

June 22

Watercolour workshop in Cranbrook

Once again, fantastic instructor Rebecca Bornhauser will be teaching “Taking the Intimidation Out Of Watercolor” on June 22; this time Level 2. focusing on learning how to paint rocks, mountains, water and trees. Rebecca will guide you through this medium with ease.

To register and get supply lists for these workshops, visit Cranbrook Arts 1013 Baker Street 250-426-4223.

Friday, June 21

The Comic Strippers

Key City Theatre

Tickets $39. A male stripper parody and improv comedy show. The award winning improv comedians are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits. A show for all genders… 19+ only. Warning! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity.

June 27

Pars & Guitars Music Series begins

The first Pars & Guitars at Trickle Creek Golf Course in Kimberley starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jun 27 and features DAni Strong.

Saturday, June 29

Elizabeth Shepherd at the Heritage Inn Cranbrook

Doors open 6 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door. Jazz Virtuoso Elizabeth Shepherd blessed with a pop sensibility, vocals, keyboard based in Montreal, PQ will grace the stage of The Studio Lounge in The Heritage Inn, Cranbrook.

Several critics have called her album The Signal a masterpiece. Elizabeth is a two time Winner of the prestigious Polaris Music Prize as well as a four time JUNO nominee. Her latest release Montreal is the combination of four years of work and so, so much love from nearly a hundred people. The first part was the CD/music released in Nov 2018, the book, visual album and vinyl was released in Feb 2019. Joining her on this tour Michael Occhipinti on Jazz Guitar, backup vocals no stranger to The Kootenays having performed in our area several times. The other band members will be announced shortly. This will be a fantastic evening of music brought to you by Lazy Crow Promotions, Cranbrook residents are fortunate to have the opportunity to see world class performers such as Elizabeth Shepherd, Michael Occhipinti and the other band members. This is definitely a show that should not be missed.

Kids Rock! Summer Day Camp

July 1 – August 30

Spirit Rock Climbing Center brings back its Kid’s climbing camps for the summer months. Ages 5-13. Mondays- Fridays 8:30-noon, noon-3:30. Half or Full days. We have lots of activities for active kids- climbing, bouldering, slacklining and ziplining in the morning sessions. Afternoons will include another activity- Mondays and Fridays will be outdoor play, Tuesdays and Thursdays will include a bowling session at the Elks Lodge next door, and on Wednesday afternoons we will have an arts and crafts session at Centre 64 for an hour! Please call us at 427-7200 to sign your child up while we have space in the program!

Tuesday, July 2

the Abba Show

Key City Theatre

Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is coming to town!Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale concert production featuring more than two hours of fun, energetic musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.Starring incredibly detailed performances from internationally acclaimed impersonators ABBAsolutely fABBAulous, The ABBA Show gives fans of all ages a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience, celebrate the music of ABBA and dance the night away!

First Saturday: Kimberley Celebrates Summer!

Arts, Culture & Heritage Celebration. July 6 | 9am – 10 pm | Kimberley’s Platzl & Centre 64 | Pancake breakfast, silent auction, live music, artisan market, and much more | Outdoor concert with In Pursuit and The Tumbleweeds

July 7

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Kimberley Art and Garden Tour

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets $20 including refreshments. Available at Centre 64 250-427-4919 or

Saturday, August 10

Garden Gala at Cominco Gardens

Heartbeet Catering will again be providing the gourmet meal. It’s Moroccan this year with amazng food and entertainment. Tickets on sale late May. Call Centre 64 250-427-4919 to reserve yours. This event sells out so get your tickets early. All proceeds to completion of the Take A Seat campaign.

August 17 to August 24

Kaleidoscope in Kimberley

Outdoor Concert (TBA)

August 17 | 6 pm | opening: Kootenay Lately | admission by donation | Centre 64 Outdoor Concert Area

Da-VIN-Ci Paint Night with Sam Millard

Paint & Sip

August 18 | 6:30 pm | $45 including GST | Studio 64

“What Nature Inspires” Workshop for Writers

A Plein Air Workshop for writers at St. Mary’s Lake with Lori Craig & Shannon Fraser

August 18 or Monday August 19 | 10 am – 4 pm | $60.00 including snacks, drinks and summer salad for lunch | St Mary’s Lake: Shannon Fraser’s Home | Maximum 12 participants, minimum 6 participants

“Poetry and Prose” featuring Governor General’s Award winner Richard Harrison and local writers

August 19 | 7:30 pm | youth (18 and under) $15, adult $20 | Studio 64 | No host bar

Song Writing Workshop with Darin Welch – Part I & II

August 20 & 22 | 7:30-9:30 pm | $40 + GST | Centre 64 Theatre | spaces limited

“Mozart & More”

Classical Music Performance by La Cafamore Trio

August 21 | 7:30 pm | Youth (18 and under) $20, adult $25 | Studio 64 | No host bar

Kimberley Kaleidoscope 2019 Exhibition

“Celebrating Excellence in Fine Art”

Opening Gala Reception

15th annual Adjudicated Regional Exhibition for Established and Emerging Artists

August 23 | 7 pm | Admission by donation | Centre 64 Gallery | Live auction | Live music | Award presentations | No host bar

Children’s Festival featuring Kiki the Eco Elf

August 24 | 11 am – 3:00 pm | Free admission | Kimberley Platzl

Carly’s Angels Drag Comedy Show

August 24 | 7:30 pm | $35 | Centre 64 Theatre

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