There was no Canada Day community hike up Mount Roberts scheduled, in honour of the pandemic (not to mention the intermittent downpours), but Chuck Cram reported, "This morning about fifty intrepid locals braved the chill and drear to climb Mt Roberts for the traditional flag-raising and singing of Oh Canada. All ages were represented, as well as one stalwart canine. Happy Canada Day!"
He sent a photo of the misty proceedings on the peak -- see below.
Unless stormy weather prevents it, Rosslanders who look toward Red Mountain in the evening on Canada Day will be treated to a display of fireworks, put on by the Rossland Museum. Expect the fireworks to begin around 9:30 pm -- thanks to the Museum staff and Red Resorts, Seven Summits Service and Darrin Rossi.
Museum staff have arranged another activity for the day; Emily Roberts said, “We are offering a scavenger hunt throughout town on local trails, hikes and businesses where we have planted little cards with our information and a Happy Canada Day greeting. Those with the biggest numbers who redeem them with us will be gifted an annual membership! The museum itself will be open by donation on Canada Day and have some on site crafts and activities.”
For those who don’t yet know this, the Rossland Museum re-opened on June 3– with precautions.
Visitors are limited to 40 people in the building at any one time, and must use hand sanitizer and respect social distancing – people are aked to stay at least two metres away from others who not in their own group, and to watch for signs providing further directions.
The Museum is running its Camp Black Bear summer camps for Rossland youth, ages 5(almost 6)-11. There are 5 weeks of camps, running twice, yet unique each time, everything from art, science biking and more. Information can be found here: https://www.rosslandmuseum.ca/summer-camps-and-programs.
Seven summer students are working at the Museum, busy in the archives, as programming assistants, tour guides and collections assistants.“They’re incredibly helpful!” said Roberts.
For more information about the Rossland Museum, explore its website: https://www.rosslandmuseum.ca/
Below: at the wet peak of Mount Roberts, hikers, flagpole, and rather small flag: