Armstrong centennial wraps up with a blast

Fireworks will end a “So Long To 2013” centennial celebrations in Armstrong Dec. 29.

Armstrong’s centennial year will literally end with a bang.

Fireworks will end a “So Long To 2013” centennial celebrations in Armstrong Dec. 29.

The fireworks will go off at 6 p.m. at the IPE fairgrounds, the culmination of day-long activities and the end of a year of recognizing the city’s 100th birthday.

“This is our finale day, so mark your calendar,” said Mayor Chris Pieper. “There are a lot of events put on by a lot of sponsors.”

Events on Dec. 29 will begin at 10 a.m. with a Festival of Trees at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum, put on by the museum and art gallery. It runs until 4 p.m.

From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., there is a free skate at the Nor-Val Sports Centre, put on by the Kinsmen.

Free hot dogs and free smores, along with a big bonfire, will be set up from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds, sponsored by the Armstrong centennial committee and Scouts Canada volunteers.

The centennial committee is also hosting skateboarding at the indoor skate park (horticulture building at the IPE grounds) from 2 to 5 p.m., and roller skating at the Hassen Multi-purpose Arena from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Weather permitting, there is sledding on all day at the fairgrounds with hills being created for the event.

People are encourage to bring a sled or a crazy carpet.

People are also encouraged to bring items to be buried in Armstrong’s centennial time capsule.


Just Posted

Vernon eco-friendly home tour builds support for students

Canadian Federation of University Women host fifth annual fundraiser

Westwold stars in thriller film

Beyond the Woods set to release in June 2019

Fire destroys pickup: Vernon Fire Rescue

A vehicle is a total write off after a late night fire, the Fire Department says

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Rainy days ahead

Rain in the forecast until Wednesday

Hitting the trails with Vernon’s Bush Babes and Bros

Dawna Jodoin’s love of trail running has led to a booming Vernon business

Edmonton judge rules Omar Khadr’s sentence has expired

Eight-year sentence imposed in 2010 would have ended last October had Khadr remained in custody

Big White Fire Department raises more than $100,000 for new cross walks

The annual Rooftop Campout helped raised funds over the weekend

Total hogwash: Mr. Banks gives Okanagan cars a piggy polish

Mr. Banks, who lives on the Critteraid farm in the Okanagan, was offering the service on the weekend

Kamloops chamber of commerce director let go after controversial Facebook posts

Facebook account had derogatory comments about Muslims, Justin Trudeau

Kokanee swimmers leave mark on provincials

Eleven Vernon swimmers were in Kamloops for the competition

B.C. RCMP officer cleared after Taser incident seriously injures woman

Woman with knives refused to comply with orders therefore officer used appropriate level of force

Letter: Technology, not govt, reason for costly vehicle repairs

In regards to the full page ad, written and signed by David… Continue reading

‘Bikinishe’ swimwear retailer prompts Better Business Bureau warning

Watchdog has gotten dozens of complaints about company, which has been using fake Vancouver address

Letter: More public involvement key to swaying council

Unless more people attend council meetings, little will change letter writer says

Most Read