Grist Mill happenings

There’s still lots to see and do at the Grist Mill as the summer season slowly winds down this month.

  • Aug. 11, 2014 5:00 p.m.


There’s still lots to see and do at the Grist Mill as the summer season slowly winds down this month.

On August 15 at 7 p.m. the fourth of the Grist Mill’s Summer Concert series continues with Jeff Warner.

Coming all the way from New Hampshire, Jeff Warner is among America’s foremost performer/interpreters of traditional music. His songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountain tops of America connect 21st century audiences with the everyday lives–and artistry–of 19th century Americans. Tickets: $15. Dinner boxes available starting at 5:30 p.m.

Rustic Roots Winery will be selling their wines at this show.

On August 16 at 1:30 p.m. a workshop teaches participants how to make a lovely Victorian-style needle case booklet to store your needles, pins and scissors in.

Local artisan Monty will be instructing. Registration is required and at the end of the workshop, you will take home your own booklet. Cost is $25 per person, includes admission to the heritage site and your own needle booklet.

Jennifer Douglass and Andrew English from the Hedley Heritage Museum share their discoveries on the many contributions our towns in the Similkameen Valley gave during the Great War.

Come to the mill to listen to their presentation “World War One and Similkameen Contributions” on August 17 at 1:30 p.m.

On August 23, see The Return Of Julia Bullock-Webster. The performance shows at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The Grist Mill is pleased to welcome back Grist Mill alumni, Christine Pilgrim, as she reprises her role of Julia Bullock Webster — an English-born gentlewoman who visited two of her sons who settled in the remote Similkameen Valley in the early 1890s and became friends with the proprietor of the Grist Mill, Barrington Price. Her stunning watercolours and meticulous journal continue to provide amazing insight into pioneer living in the Similkameen.

On August 24, Grist Mill miller and historian Cuyler Page presents Barrington Price at 1:30 p.m.

Page will retrace the journey of Barrington Price and his impact on the growth of the communities around the mill and within the Similkameen Valley.

The Grist Mill is looking for volunteers to help host a mini Fall Fair on Sunday, September 21  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


All sorts of family-oriented fun will be included: old-fashioned games and crafts, entertainment and more than 60 categories for competition in the realms of baking, produce, flowers, preserving and arts and crafts. If you’re interested in volunteering for such an event, get in touch with Chris at 250-499-2888.