GRAPEVINE – Annual photo show opens on Friday

Events & happenings in the Lower Columbia


•Don’t miss the 21st Annual West Kootenay Camera Club Photo Show in Trail, June 24-29 at the VISAC Gallery, exhibiting over 340 judged photographs received from throughout the West Kootenay region. Everyone is invited to the opening night Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the gallery. Local photographer, Jim Ford, will present two slideshows on his travels to Vietnam and Australia. For a loonie, you can vote for your favourite photo for the People’s Choice Award, and be eligible to win a beautiful framed photograph of “The Onions” taken at Gyro Park by Dennis Holden. The show runs Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday to Wednesday from 1-4 p.m.


• The Maple Leaf Band plays big band favourites at Gyro Park at 7 p.m. tonight in the continuing series of Music in the Park, a $2 donation is appreciated. Next week, Music in the Park goes on Canada Day and will feature local blues group Plan B on Friday night.

• Enjoy Glen Soderholm, music with a positive, mellow message, in concert at First Presbyterian Church, 1139 Pine Avenue on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets $10.


• The Compassionate Friends is a self-help support group for parents and families who have lost

a child, at any age from any cause. Three cell groups meet monthly: in Fruitvale, the last Monday of the month at 1p.m. 1414 Green Rd., in Trail, the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Trail United Church and in Nelson, the second Wednesday 7 p.m. at Mountain View Village. Please call Joan for summer meeting plans and any further information 693-2281


• The Trail and Rossland Eagles Pig Roast will be held at the Trail Eagles Hall (next to the Trail Middle School) on Saturday from 5-11 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Enjoy a pancake breakfast, outdoor entertainment, kids’ zone, cake-walk, silent auction, concession trailer, beer garden, live music, and roast pig dinner.  Dance to the tunes of Titus Kanby, Saturday at 9 p.m.  Come on down for some family fun and support your local Eagles clubs.  For more information or tickets please contact Larry at 362-5860 or Kim at 364-2646.

• Cops for Kids kicks off Saturday and Sunday at Trail Walmart, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Bring the little ones and join Trail’s finest for a fun day of music, a bounce castle, and a dunk tank. There will also be raffles for a barbecue, pool, and patio set. All proceeds go to Cops for Kids.

• Trail Legion Family Picnic will be cooking up a storm at Birchbank Picnic Grounds Saturday. A Steak dinner, hotdogs and hamburgers are on the grill for only $15. Transportation from the Legion is also available. Call 364-1422 for more info.


• The Annual Seniors Day Picnic will be held July 7 from 2 – 6 pm at the Beaver Valley Family Park. Cost will be $12. Crib games 1-75 will be from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Entertainment from 4 – 4:30 p.m., dinner starting at 4:30 pm and the BC Old Time Fiddlers #9 will play from 4:30-6 p.m. Dinner, dessert and refreshments will be served. Bring your crib board or just sit back & relax. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance (deadline is June 30) at the Fruitvale & Montrose Village Offices. For more information call Kelly at 367-9319.

•BCIAHA All Breed Community Horse Show to be held at the Trail Horseman’s Society Grounds (across from Trail Airport) during their 50th Anniversary Celebration from July 8-10.  Dressage goes Friday, starting at 9 a.m., with English Day Saturday and Western Day Sunday. Come and enjoy the horses at this free public event. A concession will be open July 9 and July 10. For entries, to volunteer or more info contact Holley Campbell at 362-9065.

• Trail Smoke Eaters Alumni serve up their Seventh Annual ALS Dinner on July 8, live and silent auction, with special guests, Steve Tambellini and Tom Renney. Dinner tickets $50. The Golf Fundraiser goes Saturday, a three-man scramble, prizes and barbecue dinner, register by July 1. Tickets for Friday dinner and golf, $125, available at Remax Pro Reality or visit for more info.