A couple of years ago several longtime Kimberley Dynamiter fans got together to begin planning a way to commemorate the team that has meant so much to Kimberley’s history.
The plan was to gather as much Dynamiter memorabilia as possible — from old jerseys to equipment to photos — and display it at the Civic Centre.
Today, a lot of volunteer hours, some detective work to track down items and some timely donations later, there are eight cabinets on display at the Civic Centre, documenting the history of the famous franchise through its senior years, 1925 to 1988.
This past winter special evenings were held at Dynamiter games to honour past stars such as Grizzly Jones, Frank Sullivan, Harry Brown, Cowboy McTeer, Dick Vincent and more.
While the displays are looking very good, more memorabilia is always welcome. If you happen to stumbled across any old Dynamiter-related items in an attic or basement, give Aurel Beaudin a call at 250-427-2980.
The Society wishes to acknowledge the financial assistance of the Columbia Basin Trust and Teck. Teck, formerly Cominco, was a big part of Dynamiter history as 90 per cent of Dynamiter players worked at the Sullivan Mine. There have also been numerous local donations.