We’re now a week into June, the sunny weather has finally decided to stay, and summer festival season has started in British Columbia. Here are some heritage events planned for British Columbia this week:
Friday, June 10
Coal Miner Day (Sparwood) – Celebrate the history and heritage of the British Columbia mining industry this weekend by attending Coal Miner Days in Sparwood, right in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Home of Terex Titan, one of the world’s largest trucks, every year Sparwood hosts Coal Miner Days, which features community activities from sports tournaments and musical acts, to barbeques, pancake breakfasts and a children’s festival.
Buccaneer Days - Come celebrate Esquimalt’s naval heritage by attending , a weekend celebration of pancake breakfasts, fireworks displays, family entertainment, amusement rides and more! For more information, please contact: Vicki Klyne, Community Services Programmer Tel: 250-412-8511
Saturday, June 11
Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere – Throughout 2011, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria will be hosting a “Drop In Tour” of Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere, an exhibition of Victoria artists Emily Carr’s work that include an historical influences and her progression as an artist.
Sunday, June 12
Family History Day at the Huble Homestead (Prince George) - This educational event will highlight the importance of oral histories and story telling, as well as provide you with lots of helpful tips and information to research your own family.