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24 awesome things to do in the Peace this weekend

If you are in Dawson Creek this weekend, check out the opening jamboree at the Walter Wright Pioneer Village. Lots of good events in Fort St. John and Chetwynd as well! Check it all out below, and don’t forget to send me your event: dcreporter@dcdn.

If you are in Dawson Creek this weekend, check out the opening jamboree at the Walter Wright Pioneer Village.

Lots of good events in Fort St. John and Chetwynd as well!

Check it all out below, and don’t forget to send me your event:, 250-782-4888 ext. 118



Dawson Creek:

Pioneer Village Jamboree & Grand Opening, Walter Wright Pioneer Village, ALL WEEKEND

Come out and join the folks of the Mile 0 Park Society for the opening weekend of the Walter Wright Pioneer Village in Dawson Creek.

Live bands will be playing all weekend, there will be a petting zoo and lots of activities.

Don’t miss Saturday’s main event: the Quick Draw contest on Main Street.

Celebrity guests like Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman, Peace FM’s Mad Man Matt Nicholson, Bill Plowright, Mayor of Pouce Coupe and others.

Main event takes place June 27 at 1 p.m.


Chris Culgin (live music), Chances Dawson Creek, 9 p.m.

Canadian singer/songwriter Chris Culgin is in Dawson Creek this weekend at Chances gaming hall for two shows Friday and Saturday.

Shows start at 9 p.m.


Fort St. John:

Burn N Mahn Dueling Pianos, 8 p.m. - 11:45 pm.

FSJ's favourite piano heroes Brian Burn n' Jamie Mahn return to tickle the ivories for us at The Lido!

For more information please call the Lido Theater at (250)785-3011


Art Walk, City-wide, Until July 18

ArtWalk continues until July 18.

Local artists will be showcasing their works at a variety of businesses throughout Fort St. John. This is a tremendous opportunity to see the incredible talent of our North Peace region artists, as well as spend time at our local merchants.

For more information please call the North Peace Cultural Centre (250) 785-1992.


Peace Gallery North Art Exhibit, Peace Gallery North, ends June 27 @ 5 p.m.

This joint show, "When Town Meets Country" displays the work of two local artists - Tara Brule of Fort St John and Alan White of Baldonnel.

Using colour, texture and various media, Tara is concentrating on the "Country" aspect in the show's title with paintings of farm life from cows to cockerels, while Alan works on the "Town" side with various cityscapes including from New York to Vancouver. Pieces range from small to oversize.



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.


Tourist Car Rally, across town, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Meet at the Chetwynd Visitor Centre at 5:30pm for a start time of 6pm. Don't forget to dress like a tourist! Pre-registration is required.

Call the Visitor Centre for more information and to register: 250-788-1943

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.



 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.


Hospital Bed Races, Downtown Dawson Creek, 2 p.m.

The annual Dawson Creek Hospital Foundation fundraiser is this Saturday during Multiculturalism’s street fest.

Register your team today by calling the foundation at 250-784-7355, be sure to ask about the cost per team.

Show your support by forming a team of five to participate in this fun event. Pick your theme and build a bed.

Prizes are not only for the fastest team, but also for the best theme.


Canadian Heritage Multiculturalism Street Fest, Downtown Dawson Creek, 1 - 6 p.m.

Food, music, dancing and many other activities and don’t forget… Saturday is car free day. Park the ride at home. Take the bike out, walk, jog, skateboard or roller blade.

The Dawson Creek Art Gallery is hosting an Art Walk in conjunction with the event. About 20 business downtown will be turned into mini galleries.


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.

4-H Family Dance (fundraiser), Montney Hall 9924 - 101 Avenue, 2 p.m. - midnight

Family Dance and Fundraiser 4-H Horse Club Featuring live band: Train Wreck.

Where: Montney Hall

When: Saturday June 27th, 2015

What: Potluck Dinner at 6:30pm

Dance starts at 8:00pm. For more info on where to get tickets contact Trena @


Policing the Peace, North Peace Museum, 3 - 4 p.m.

 2015 marks the 65th anniversary of the transition from British Columbia Provincial Police to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Please join us at the museum to mark this anniversary.

Saturday, June 27 at 3 p.m. at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum (9323 100 Street).

Free Admission. All welcome. For more information call 250-787-0430.

Robert Maxwell Hypnosis Show, Lido Theatre, 8 p.m. - midnight

This is a 19 + event.

Contact the Lido for more information: 250-785-3011



 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


Kick it to the curb yard sale, across town, 10:30  - 11:30

Join the free community garage sale. Place unwanted items at the curb side on every second Saturday starting June 13th.

If the items are not picked up by 7pm that evening, remove from them from the curb.

For more info call 250-401-4113 or email:


 Dawson Creek:

Autocross, Encana Events Centre, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

What is autocross? It’s a time trial style competition that anybody with a car can enter.

Come out and watch the races.


Fort St. John:

FSJ Triathlon, Starts at North Peace Leisure Pool, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Series include Grand Prairie, Peace River, Vegreville, and Prince George.

Swim: - Adults 750m Junior & ASC 300M

Bike: - Adults 26km Junior & ASC 11km

Run: - Adults 6km Junior & ASC 3km

Individuals 18 & up, Adult Short (ASC), Junior 12-17, Relay Team

Duathlon - 3km run, 26km bike, 3km run

Individuals and teams welcome.

If you would like to volunteer please contact Sandra MacDonald at:

Register at:



Art in the Garden, Chetwynd Public Library, 11 a.m. - noon

The Sukunka Group presents the Fine Art of Gardening, featuring self-guided tours of local gardens. Tours begin late June and will go every Sunday through July.

Maps will be available for purchase at the Chetwynd Public Library and Chetwynd Visitor Centre.

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