Editor, The Times:
Raft River Rockhounds will once again be holding their club show on Canada Day, July 1, The Fun for the Whole Family will be held at the Clearwater Country Inn/Blue Loon Grill grounds, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The show will be a multicultural event held in conjunction with the Aboriginal Engagement Success by 6 and the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center. Come down and visit the Spirit Bear Village and enjoy traditional games, activities, storytelling, drumming and local crafts.
Blue Loon Grill will be having a menu from “all over the world” and will be hosting live music all day, so bring your lawn chairs. Belgium chocolates and waffles, East Indian food, bannock, popcorn and Indian ice cream are some of the food vendors. Erica’s Everything Emporium, Mystic Mountain Healing, jewelry, crystal and gem vendors from Lumby, Richmond and Victoria, Serengeti Tea Company, Hat Vendor from Merritt, a card vendor from Barriere and more plan to attend. Activities will include gold panning demonstrations, an information booth, silent auction, and a bucket draw. For children, choices will include For Only a Toonie, rock painting, dig your treasure, or a stone toss. An amazing prospector photo opt will be on hand for pictures.
This will be the third annual Club Show for the Rockhounds, and we love being a part of the community. We are always looking for new members, now that we have our own clubhouse. We will be offering courses throughout the summer and fall, such as introduction to rock tumbling, introduction to soap stone carving, knitted chain, and more. A wire-wrapping course is coming up on July 2. The memberships are $30 for on person and $50 for a family. We enjoy our field trips (where we head out and look for amazing stones within the North Thompson Valley), summer and Christmas socials and more.
If you are interested in being a vendor or require more information, please call Fay McCracken 250-674-2700 or Dave Cooper 250-587- 6213. We would also like to say thank you to CFES for contributing to our event.