Pioneer Days

Photo: possibly McBride’s first ever parade, celebrating Dominion Day in 1913, near First Avenue.

2017 Pioneer Days Weekend in McBride

Whether you are from the valley or from around the world, come and take part in the celebrations!

June 2, 3, & 4, 2017

Schedule of Events

McBride Realty Colouring Contest – Forms available in the McBride Realty week of May 29th and can be dropped off at Realty by June 2nd. Winners will posted in McBride Realty window

Win the load of wood – Sponsored by McBride Community Forest & Crazy Horse Logging – Tickets $1.00 each 6/$5.00 available at the Food Booth, Dance & Refreshment Cabin

Friday – June 2

2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Museum Display – McBride and District Library

5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Visitor Centre open until 8:00 p.m.

Start your weekend by calling in at the Visitor Centre at the Train Station. Pick up a schedule of events.

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. RVMBA – Guided Walking Tours (any fitness level) – Location: 1 km Rainbow Rd.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sheep Herding Demo – Jennifer L’Arrivee – Gigglin Grizzly Pub

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Slo-Pitch Tournament – Village Diamond

6:00 p.m. LDM Rodeo – prizes – LDM Yard

8:00 p.m. “Rock, Paper, Scissors” – Elks Hall – 1st $1000.00 and 2nd Prize $200.00

19 and over. – Refreshments available – Must show ID

MANDATORY REGISTRATION 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Precise start at 9:00 p.m. $10.00 registration fee

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. “Wide Games” – McBride Secondary School Gym – sponsored by the

E-Free Church (Grades 7-12)

Saturday – June 3

All Day Slo-Pitch Tournament – Village Diamond (refreshments

Available)

9:00 a.m. Parade – Meet at Village Office Parking Lot – to line up

10:00 a.m. Parade – Main Street

FREE small ice cream for all children that participate – pick-up

at the Farm Store

10:00 – 3:00 p.m. Two Rivers Art Gallery – Kids Hands-On Crafts – Village Park

10:30– 6:30 p.m. Food Booth – Village Park

10:30 – ? Plant Sale – 210 Main Street – hosted by Library/Museum

11:00 – 2:00 p.m. Bouncy Castle – Village Park – Sponsored by IDA Pharmacy

11:00 a.m. Volunteer Fire Dept. Bucket Brigade – many prizes – Village Park

11:00 a.m. Show and Shine – Gigglin Grizzly

11:00 a.m. Fiddlin’ Around with Coral & Laurel – Village Park

11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Model Train Display – McBride Model Railroad Society – Train Station

11:00 a.m. Norman Lamming Memorial Horseshoe Tournament (singles) Village Park

11:30 – 1:30 p.m. Tom Ryan – Horse clinic – Gigglin Grizzly Pub

12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Show & Shine Historic Tour – starts at pub

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Bingo – Sponsored by McBride Legion – Elks Hall

1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Heavy Horse Pull – Gigglin Grizzly Pub

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Museum Displays – McBride & District Public Library

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Robson Valley Mountain Bike Assoc. – Guided Walking Tour – Location: 1 km Rainbow Rd.

9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Dance “Roadside Splinter” McBride Elks Hall

Cost: $15.00/adults Advance tickets starting in May at RV Home Sense, Farm Store

& Whistle Stop. Designated Drivers available.

Sponsored by the Elks & Royal Purple

Sunday – June 4

All Day Slo-Pitch Tournament – Village Diamond (refreshments available)

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast – Elks Hall

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Kids Races – Village Park

10:00– 6:30 p.m. Food Booth – Village Park

10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Kids Face Painting – Village Park

11:00 a.m. Logger’s Events –McBride Self Storage Parking Lot – 2nd Ave

11:00 a.m. Norman Lamming Memorial Horseshoe Tournament (doubles) – Village Park

11:00 – 2:00 p.m. Pony Rides – Village Park – Sponsored by Willow Ranch

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Oscar’s Wildlife Museum – open free admission (2430 Museum Road) – hosted by Bonneville’s

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tuesday Night Jam – Village Park

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. “By Request” Band – Village Park

2:00 p.m. Fiddlesticks – Village Park

3:00 p.m. Regional District Fraser Fort George 50th Anniversary Celebration – Town Park – hosted by Dannielle Alan

4:00 p.m. Announce winner of load of wood & presentations of Logger’s Sports Awards will be announced – Village Pavilion

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Robson Valley Mountain Bike Assoc. – Guided Walking Tour – Location: 1 km Rainbow Rd.

Volunteers are always appreciated!

If you would like to volunteer, please call Kathy Molendyk @

250-569-3239

Have a Great Weekend!


McBride Elks/Royal Purple Pioneer Days in McBride

Show and Shine in McBride & Poker Run McBride to Dunster

More than a Century of Heritage

Schedule of Events   June 3–5, 2016

Whether you are from the valley or from around the world, come and take part in the celebrations!

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia to help provide prizes for various events for this year.

McBride Realty Colouring Contest – Forms available in the McBride Realty and can be dropped off at Realty by June 3rd. Winners will posted in McBride Realty window

Win the load of wood – Sponsored by McBride Community Forest, Crazy Horse Logging, M & K Heavy Hauling, BKB Cedar and Profor Management Inc. – Tickets $1.00 each 6/$5.00 available at the Food Booth, Dance & Elks Members

Friday – June 3rd

2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Museum Display – Museum/ Library building at 241 Dominion Street

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Visitor Centre in McBride’s Heritage Railway Station open until 6:00p.m.

Start your weekend by calling in at the Visitor Centre. Pick up a free paper copy of this schedule of events.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sheep Herding Demo – Jennifer L’Arrivee – Gigglin Grizzly Pub, First Avenue

8:00 p.m. “Rock, Paper, Scissors” – Elks Hall – 1st $1000.00 and 2nd Prize $200.00   Must be 19 and over. – Refreshments available – Must show ID  MANDATORY REGISTRATION 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Precise start at 9:00 p.m. $10.00 registration fee

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. “Wide Games” – McBride Secondary School Gym – sponsored by the E-Free Church (Grades 7-12)

Saturday – June 4th

All Day Slo-Pitch Tournament – Village Diamond (refreshments available)

9:00 a.m. Parade – Meet at Village Office Parking Lot to line up

10:00 a.m. Parade – Main Street

FREE small ice cream for all children that participate – pick-up at The Farm Store

10:00 – 3:00 p.m. Two Rivers Art Gallery – Kids Hands-On Crafts – Steve Kolida Park by the railway station.

10:30– 6:30 p.m. Food Booth – Steve Kolida Park

11:00 – 2:00 p.m. Bouncy Castle – Steve Kolida Park – Sponsored by IDA Pharmacy

11:00 a.m. Volunteer Fire Dept. Bucket Brigade – Steve Kolida Park

11:00 a.m. Show and Shine – Gigglin Grizzly Pub

11:00 a.m. Fiddlin’ Around with Coral & Laurel – Steve Kolida Park

11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Model Train Display – McBride Model Railroad Society – Railway Station

11:00 a.m. Norman Lamming Memorial Horseshoe Tournament (singles) Steve Kolida Park

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. RV Back Country Horsemen – pack demo

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Bingo – Sponsored by McBride Legion – Elks Hall

12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Grad 2017 Car Wash – Fire Hall

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tom Ryan – Horse presentation – Gigglin Grizzly Pub

1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Heavy Horse Pull – Gigglin Grizzly Pub

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Museum Displays –Museum/ Library building at 241 Dominion Street

2:00- 4:00 p.m. Watch or take part in the poker run, starring vintage Show and Shine vehicles making stops around McBride and Dunster, sponsored by Thunder Valley and Bell Mountain Motel

9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Dance “Roadside Splinter ” McBride Elks Hall. Cost: $15.00/adults Advance tickets at RV Home Sense, Farm Store & Whistle Stop Gallery Designated Drivers available by After Grad Class 2017. Sponsored by the Elks & Royal Purple

Sunday – June 5th

All Day Slo-Pitch Tournament – Village Diamond (refreshments available)

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast – Elks Hall

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Kids Races – Steve Kolida Park

10:00 – 2:00 p.m. Grad 2017 Car Wash – Fire Hall

10:30– 6:30 p.m. Food Booth – Steve Kolida Park

11:00 a.m. Logger’s Events – Lot beside McBride Self Storage – 2nd Ave

11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Kids Face Painting – Steve Kolida Park

11:00 a.m. Norman Lamming Memorial Horseshoe Tournament (doubles) – Steve Kolida Park

11:00 – 2:00 p.m. Pony Rides – Steve Kolida Park – Sponsored by Willow Ranch (Valemount)

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Oscar’s Wildlife Museum – open free admission (2430 Museum Road) – hosted by the Bonnevilles

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Keith and Friends Fiddler’s Group – Steve Kolida Park

4:00 p.m. Announce winner of load of wood & presentations of Logger’s Sports Awards, winner of “Quilt Walk” announced – Village Pavilion

Volunteers are always appreciated!

If you would like to volunteer, please call Kathy Molendyk @

250-569-3239 or Flo Mynio @ 250-569-3254

Have a Great Weekend!