Breakfast with Santa on Saturday

Grapevine: Events in Greater Trail for the week of Nov. 30 to Dec. 5

Local events include Light Up the Hospital at Waneta Plaza on Friday; Breakfast with Santa in Fruitvale on Saturday; and Sunday Cinema showing “Stronger” at the Royal Theatre.


• Friday, Waneta Plaza Centre Court, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Light Up the Hospitals Pledge Day hosted by the KBRH Health Foundation. Live entertainment starts at 11:30 a.m., Santa and more. Support your local hospital foundations by visiting Waneta Plaza or calling 1.888.364.3424.

• Friday, Trail Ferraro Foods, 10 6 p.m. Stuff the Bus with Trail Transit. Help fill a bus with non-perishable food items in support of the Salvation Army Food Bank. Runs again Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. BBQ by donation both days, 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

• Saturday, Fruitvale Memorial Centre, 9-11 a.m. for Breakfast with Santa. Bring the kids for pictures with Santa and a pancake, egg and sausage breakfast cooked by the Fruitvale Firemen and served by the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

• Saturday, Trail United Church 10 a.m. to noon. Christmas Coffee Party, bake table, toonie table. Admission by donation.

• Saturday, Rossland Miners Hall, 8 p.m. Rotary Club of Rossland presents the Maritime Kitchen Party. Music and dancing at 9 p.m. Tickets at Out of the Cellar.

• Saturday, Columbia View Lodge 1:30-2:45 p.m. Community Christmas Tea. Admission by donation. Everyone is welcome.

• Sunday, Trail United Church, 5 p.m. Fundraising Dinner and silent auction for the church’s food bank and Downtown Dinner Group. Tickets $15 at church office. Everyone welcome.

• Wednesday (Dec. 6), Bridge View Cafe in the FortisBC building, 5 p.m. Trail Vigil to acknowledge Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women. Starting at 4:30pm coffee, tea and light snacks followed by a gathering to remember and honour the many women in our country and the world who have been affected by violence and abuse. To help mark the occasion, the City of Trail will turn the lights to red on the Victoria St Bridge.

• Dec. 7, Rossland Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. hosting annual Advent Music Celebration. Everyone welcome to enjoy an evening of music by several choirs. Hot chocolate and cookies served afterwards.


• Tuesday, Bailey Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Performing Arts Trail presents Lizzy Hoyt: A Christmas Show.


• Sunday, Royal Theatre, 4:30 p.m. Sunday Cinema showing Stronger. Real life story of Jeff Bauman, a man who became a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.


• Dec. 7, Rossland Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. hosting annual Advent Music Celebration. Everyone welcome to enjoy an evening of music by several choirs. Hot chocolate and cookies served afterwards.

• Dec. 10, Trail Royal Canadian Legion, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for local United Way’s Indoor Winter Market. $2 admission.

• Dec. 10, Trail United Church, Knox Hall 1 p.m. Greater Trail Hospice hosts “Hope for the Holidays”- a time of sharing and understanding for all bereaved members of the community. Sponsored by Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services.

• Dec. 13, First Presbyterian Church, 5:30 p.m. annual Community Christmas Dinner. Everyone welcome. Call 250.368.6066 to reserve a seat.

• Dec. 13, Bailey Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Rotary Club of Trail presents the Rotary Carol Festival. Maple Leaf Band, 7:15 p.m. followed by choirs including: Trail Harmony Choir, Rossland Glee Club, Twin Rivers Community Choir, Kootenay Women’s Ensemble, Salvation Army Choir, and St. Michael’s. An evening of beautiful music in preparation for the holidays and a fundraiser for Salvation Army Christmas hampers.

• Dec. 16, St. Andrews Anglican Church, Iona Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last Minute Christmas Gift & Bake Sale. Entry $2, vendors and treats with proceeds to Iona Coffee Stop.

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