The Rossland Museum is hosting a number of special activities for this year’s Celebrate Canada special days:
Thursday, June 21st – National Indigenous Peoples Day
The Museum is open by donation from 10am to 5pm.
7PM National Film Board Film Screening:
It’s been 28 years since the Oka Crisis and 25 years since the release of Alanis Obomsawin’s groundbreaking and multi-awardwinning documentary; Kanehsatake 270 years of resistance. This film will be available to view by donation at the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre on National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21 at 7PM. We recommend this film for audiences aged 13 yrs +. It contains scenes of violence and mature language.
28 years ago in July 1990, a dispute over a proposed golf course to be built on Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) lands in Oka, Quebec, set the stage for a historic confrontation that would grab international headlines and sear itself into the Canadian consciousness. Director Alanis Obomsawin spent 78 days behind Kanien’kéhaka lines filming the armed standoff between protestors, the Quebec police and the Canadian army. Released in 1993, this landmark documentary has been seen around the world, winning over a dozen international awards and making history at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it became the first documentary ever to win the Best Canadian Feature award.
Sunday, June 24th – St. Jean Baptiste Day
The Museum is open by donation from 10am to 5pm – special craft for kids in the afternoon.
Wednesday, June 27th – Canadian Multiculturalism Day
The Museum is open by donation from 10am to 5pm
Some Rossland community members have loaned the museum pieces from their family’s history, including a local family’s Japanese doll collection and special pieces from a family that survived the Armenian Genocide.
Sunday, July 1st – CANADA DAY! – By donation all day
Our 2018 Canada Day celebrations are going to be the biggest yet!
8am – Hike Mt. Roberts – all are welcome (intermediate hike – bring proper gear, water bottle, sunscreen/bug spray, lunch, etc.)
12 – 3pm – Family-friendly activities
Entertainment: Golden City Fiddlers, Gold Fever Follies, and DJ Jo
Food: The Cahoots Kitchen, LOW KEY Baking & Catering, and Angela’s Ice Pops
City of Rossland will have some of their touch-a-truck equipment on site and is providing the Canada Day cake!
Bombshack -> Recyled t-shirt bags
One Tree Adventures -> Nature Playscape
cabine & Wild By Nature -> Columbia River rock painting & Nature crafting
The Nadi Tree -> Kids’ flash yoga session
Camp Black Bear -> Nature Prints
.. plus face painting, gold panning, and a fish pond for prizes!
6pm – on – Evening Concert & Fireworks
Opening Act – Kiana Tingley
Showcase: Petunia & The Vipers thanks to The Flying Steamshovel
Rossland Beer Company – licensed event (all ages welcome to the concert though)
The Cahoots Kitchen
and a Kids’ movie inside!
Fireworks are weather-dependent.
These events are supported in part by the Government of Canada Canadian Heritage.