Sunny and safe Silver City Days

Trail’s spring festival ran smoothly from the beginning on Wednesday afternoon, to the end with spectacular fireworks and the Fun Run.

It was a successful and safe Silver City Days in Trail this year, with crowds gathering on the food mall for mini donuts, strolling the midway trying to win a stuffed animal at the skee-ball game, taking in the sounds of Canadian blues music and much more.

The RCMP also had an easy weekend with no major service calls, and officers credit the steady sunshine and the warm temperatures for the incident-free festival.

“It must have been the nice weather keeping everyone happy,” said Corporal Darryl Orr from the Trail detachment, saying that other years have kept officer busier. “There were a couple of liquor tickets handed out and stuff like that, but nothing huge. Usually you come in Monday morning after Silver City Days, or even Sunday morning, and you have a bunch of people in the drunk tank, and this year, there was nobody.

“We also just looked at some of the stuff that happened over the weekend, we really didn’t have any major incidents this year.”

Trail’s spring festival ran smoothly from the beginning on Wednesday afternoon with the midway and the food mall, to the end, with spectacular fireworks and a well-attended Fun Run, finishing up the five days of games and events.

On Friday evening, after filling their tummies with grilled cheese sandwiches, tacos, ice cream and more from the food vendors, blues-rock fans took their seats at nearly-full The Charles Bailey Theatre to listen to Canadian guitar player Colin James play some of his hits and pay tribute to music legends who came before him.

The Silver City Days parade set off the next morning right on schedule, with nearly an hour of floats winding through the streets of downtown, tossing out candy and showing off local business, charity organizations and more with costumes and displays. Families and spectators joined in the fun, lining the sidewalks and intersections with lawn chairs, making sure to get a good look at the floats.

To close out the annual spring festival, crowds gathered along the shores of the Columbia River and all along the Victoria Street Bridge on Saturday night to watch an impressive fireworks display, shooting off from the Gyro Park boat launch. The show was colourful and sent out Silver City Days with a bang.

On Sunday morning, the annual Fun Run brought out around 300 runners for a five or ten kilometre run, leading up to the Family Day Festival in the Park, signalling the official end of Silver City Days.

Just Posted

Trail Kidney Walk followed by a rafting trip

Endless Adventures from the Slocan Valley will be guiding two trips down the Columbia River

Trail bus line readies to takeover Kelowna run

Silver City Stage Lines must have a booking site up by Sept. 30; two vehicles activated by Oct. 26

Art thieves nab Castlegar statue

Desert Big Horn part of Castlegar Sculpturewalk collection.

Grand Forks SAR rescue lost hunter

Grand Forks SAR was called out mid-afternoon Saturday for reports of a missing hunter

High hazard in downtown Trail

Roofing work began early Monday morning at the Trail Memorial Centre

B.C. RCMP turn to Const. Scarecrow to shock speeders into slowing down

New addition will watch over drivers from a Coquitlam median for first-of-its-kind pilot in Canada

B.C. woman facing animal cruelty charges after emaciated dog seized

Kira, a Rottweiler, had kidney and bladder infections

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

Kim promised to accept international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and to visit Seoul soon.

Dozens speak at Vancouver hearing that could see duplexes replace single homes

The city clerk says 73 people signed up to speak at the hearing that began early Tuesday evening and adjourned hours later with 34 speakers still waiting.

North Carolina gov pleads with storm evacuees to be patient

The death toll rose to at least 37 in three states Tuesday, with 27 fatalities in North Carolina.

North and South Korea say they plan to bid for 2032 Olympics

Moon and Kim announced a sweeping set of agreements including a vow to work together to host the Summer Olympics in 2032.

Russia’s reinstatement after doping scandal goes to a vote

The World Anti-Doping Agency is due to vote Thursday Sept. 20, 2018, on possible reinstatement of Russia.

Ontario wins stay on ruling that struck down council-cutting plan

The province had argued the stay was necessary to eliminate uncertainty surrounding the Oct. 22 vote, and the Court of Appeal agreed.

B.C. cannabis producer Tilray hits at $20-billion high as stock price explodes

This is the first export of a cannabis product from a Canadian company to the U.S.

Most Read