Kimberley goes country

Lots to do downtown and elsewhere this Saturday in Kimberley

First Saturdays begin this Saturday, May 3 and continue the first Saturday of each month through October.

There will be no lack of things to do this Saturday as Kimberley Goes Country. One and all are invited to get out their western gear and check out what’s happening downtown.

Anchoring this western-themed day is of course the Dynamiters Bull-A-Rama at the Civic Centre on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. And good news for those attending —the sound system has been upgraded so you should be able to hear the announcer no matter where you sit in the arena.

But prior to the excitement at the Civic Centre, get yourself in the mood with entertainment in the Platzl, beginning at noon.

The Steppin’ Out Dancers will be doing some line dancing and will be followed by Tom Bungay at 12:15. Randy and Kim Tapp will be doing a dance demonstration, followed by a musical performance by Stacy and Bud Decosse at 1:15 p.m. At 2, catch a roping demo with Bob Cale. That will be followed at 3 p.m. with Tim Ross and the Bison Brothers.

There will be a barbecue at the Green Door beginning at noon as well as a special fundraising head shave with the lead male of the “Calendar Girls”, Barry Borgstrom.

You can also check out Plein Air painters at work in the Platzl, an art market and an art demonstration Wood Spirits Faces in the Bark with Tyrone Johnson.

For the kids, there is a free story time at the Library from 2 to 2:30  and again from 3 to 3:30, plus face painting at the Dollar Store from noon to 4 p.m.

The Youth Juried Art Exhibit at Centre 64 will be handing out prizes at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery.

Or enjoy a traditional high tea at Chateau Kimberley from 1 to 3 p.m. Large groups should call 250-427-2706.

The Kimberley Heritage Museum is offering a guided historical walking tour at 1:30 p.m. (only $6 including book).

Visit local art galleries;  George Hogg Gallery/Church St., Caprice Hogg/Boundary, Howard Street Co-op/Howard St., Centre 64/Deer Park, Chateau Kimberley/Howard St.


Just Posted

Residents line up outside the Vernon Recreation Complex for their COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, June 5. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
No appointments necessary for first dose COVID-19 vaccine: Interior Health

People can just show up at clinics, register on the spot and get the shot

Ryan McKenzie of the Kimberley Trails Society made an in-depth presentation to City Council describing the initial steps of the Electrify the Mountains eBike trails project. This is a look at the project one map.
Kimberley City Council hears details on Electrify the Mountain project

At the meeting of City Council on Tuesday, June 8 Ryan McKenzie… Continue reading

The Kimberley Public Library invites kids of all ages to join the 2021 BC Summer Reading Club. Kimberley Public Library file
Kimberley kids invited to join summer reading club at Public Library

The Kimberley Public Library invites kids of all ages to join the… Continue reading

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Thursday, June 10, mentioned Grand Forks among two other COVID “hot spots” in B.C. Photo: Screenshot - YouTube COVID-19 BC Update, June 10, 2021
PHO Henry says West Kootenay city is a COVID ‘hot spot’ in B.C.

There are 11 cases of COVID-19 in the Grand Forks local health area, according the BC CDC

At an outdoor drive-in convocation ceremony, Mount Royal University bestows an honorary Doctor of Laws on Blackfoot Elder and residential school survivor Clarence Wolfleg in Calgary on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
‘You didn’t get the best of me’: Residential school survivor gets honorary doctorate

Clarence Wolfleg receives honorary doctorate from Mount Royal University, the highest honour the school gives out

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver police officer charged with assault during an arrest in 2019

The service has released no other details about the allegations

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen receives medical attention after collapsing during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group B match between Denmark and Finland at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
Denmark soccer player Christian Eriksen collapses during game against Finland

Eriksen was given chest compressions after collapsing on the field during a European Championship

Members of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Marine Mammal Response Program rescued an adult humpback what that was entangled in commercial fishing gear in the waters off of Entrance Island on Thursday, June 10. (Photo courtesy Marine Mammal Response Program)
Rescuers free humpback ‘anchored’ down by prawn traps off Vancouver Island

Department of Fisheries and Oceans responders spend hours untangling whale

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

As stories of the horrors of residential schools circulate after the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced it had located what are believed to be the remains of 215 children, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs said he feels a connection with the former students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
2 sides of the same coin: Ex-foster kids identify with residential school survivors

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says the child welfare system takes Indigenous children from their families

Nathan Watts, a member of the Tseshaht First Nation near Port Alberni, shares his story of substance use, a perspective he said isn’t seen enough. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Watts)
Public shaming, hate perpetuates further substance use: UVic researcher

Longtime addict Nathan Watts offers a user’s perspective on substance use

57-year-old Kathleen Richardson was discovered deceased in her home Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Her death is considered a homicide and connected to the slain brothers found on a Naramata forest road. (Submitted)
Condolences pour in for Kathy Richardson, Naramata’s 3rd homicide victim in recent weeks

Richardson was well liked in the community, a volunteer firefighter with a home-based salon

Most Read