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15 awesome things to do in the Peace this weekend

From Grizfest to gold panning, there’s lots to do this long weekend

To submit your event for the list contact me at or phone 250-782-488 ext. 118




-World Invitational Gold Panning Championship Parade, Peace Island Park, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The parade for the 2015 World Invitational Gold Panning Championship starts at 6:30 p.m. The parade begins at the District of Taylor Ice Centre, proceeds down Cherry Avenue to 100 Street, down to 107 Avenue and back up 101 Street to Spruce Street then back down Cherry Avenue to the arena.

Fort St. John:

- Fearless Fridays, Fort St. John Community Garden, 9:30 -11 a.m.

Fearless Fridays are a children’s event that will happen every Friday from July 10 - August 28, at the Fort St. John Community Garden located between 102 Ave and 100 Ave, behind the Church of Resurrection. The Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) will be there doing crafts, playing games and reading stories for the young ones. Children of all ages are welcome. Daycares and camps are welcome to come visit and take part. There is a $2 fee per caregiver. If it’s raining, the program will be cancelled for that day.


-Farmers Market, Spirit Park, 3 - 6 p.m.

Make it, bake it, grow it… buy it! Come check out all the vendors at the weekly Farmers Market in Spirit Park, located behind Northern Industrial Sales on the South Access Road. Call 250-788-3477 for more information.

-Soup and Bannock, Tansi Friendship Centre, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Come join friends at the Tansi Friendship Centre for soup and bannock. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 250-788-2996

-Bingo, Pine Valley Seniors Hall, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

All adults welcome. Call Bernice for more information: 250.788.2307 

-Alcoholics Anonymous, Tansi Friendship Centre, 8 - 9 p.m.

Tuesday: closed meeting for AA members only. Friday: opening meeting.


Tumbler Ridge:

-Grizfest music festival, Tumbler Ridge Secondary School Field, all day Saturday and Sunday

Don’t miss one of the largest music festivals in the Peace for its 14th year, with artists like Bif Naked, Puddle of Mudd, The Glorious Sons and more hitting the stage both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the Encana Events Centre. The festival is held in the Tumbler Ridge Secondary School Field just below the downtown core and directly off Southgate. The festival is within walking distance of the main street, restaurants and hotels.

For more information:


-World invitational Gold Panning Championships, Peace Island Park, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

The action truly begins Saturday in Taylor, including an arts and crafts fair, kiddie train rides, gold panning and a steak dinner, bannock baking and a movie at 9 p.m. Sunday, things get underway with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. then there is metal detecting in the park and awards at 3 p.m. There is a costume theme, so bring out that Victorian era garb or if you don;t have any,  get creative!

Dawson Creek:

-The gathering (market), Walter Wright Pioneer Village, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Come out to the pioneer village to get your haul of home made baking, jams arts and crafts.

-Farmers Market, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., 10300 - 8th Street Dawson Creek

Come out a see all that local farmers and artisans have to offer.

Pouce Coupe:

-Community Market, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Curry Et Cetera building on 50th St.   

Do you miss the wonderful food at Curry Etc? Well you can still get a taste of Sukrit’s kitchen at the Pouce Community Market every Saturday. If you require more info or would like to book a table please call:    

  Chelsie Chmelyk (250) 219-4688 or   
  Debbie Chmelyk (250) 786-5290

Fort St. John:

-Farmers Market, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fort St. John curling rink

Visit the Fort St. John Farmers Market to sample a wide variety of locally grown, fresh & wholesome foods direct from the grower.  

-Around FSJ in 50 days, Fort St. John Curling Rink, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join the Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) at the FSJ Farmer's Market  for crafts, challenges and cool prizes!  We will be there July 11 & 25, and August 8, 22 & 29 from 9am to 1pm. Let the Adventure begin. For more information: 250-785-NEAT (6328) 


-Cribbage, Pine Valley Seniors Hall, 1 - 2p.m.

All Adults Welcome. Call Bernice for more information: 250-788-3207 

-Whist, Pine Valley Seniors Hall, 7 - 8 p.m.

All Adults Welcome. Call Bernice for more information: 250-788-3207