First Saturday in September

All kinds of entertainment in Platzl and downtown railroad station

It’s First Saturday again on September 7, and a nice menu of activities has been planned.

This one is all about community, says Carol Fergus from the Arts Council, which is why it’s so great to see the partnership between Kimberley Alpine Resort and the Kimberley Underground Mining Railway as one of the anchor events.

KAR will be running the chairlift, so one and all are invited to board the train downtown for a Platzl to Peak tour from downtown to the top of North Star Mountain. It’s all available for a special price and there will be entertainment from Tuck’s Troubadours and a barbecue courtesy of the Kimberley Elks Club at the downtown station.

And the Platzl is where Kimberley celebrates community, Fergus says, so a great lineup of entertainment has been scheduled there as well. Brenda O’Keefe, Fraser Armstrong and the Pursuits and Sheva with Van and Shelagh Redecopp, Darin Welch and Haily Duncan”s School of Highland dance will all be performing, beginning at noon.

There will be all kinds of information booths set up, such as Emily Chase from Kimberley Edible Gardens, Wildsight will have their apple press available, so bring your picked fruit. The City of Kimberley will be there with information on the new marketing tools — #agoodplacetobe

“We’d like to promote lunch in the Platzl,” Fergus said. “There are so many restaurants — if it’s nice weather, come and eat outdoors and enjoy the music. Cominco Gardens are beautiful right now, there’s a group bike through the Nature Park, buskers are welcome in the Platzl.”

In addition to the musical entertainment, Trina Rasmusen will be offering a free excerpt from her Fly Me to the Moon vertical dance show at Spirit Rock Climbing Centre. There is another high tea at Chateau Kimberley, an opening exhibit at Centre 64 for local artist Cristina Borgogelli, and a jazz concert in the evening, also at Centre 64.