Lots to do at the Grist Mill this holiday weekend

BC Day Monday is another half price day for admission to the historic site at The Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens.

 

BC Day Monday is another half price day for admission to the historic site at The Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens.

The Grist Mill Heritage Club and Grist Mill Staff  will conduct activities in a special day for the young and the young at heart with music, heritage games and other shenanigans.

At the summer kitchen stage from 11:30  to 1 p.m., music will be the upbeat tunes fom  Stef and Dan Laramie with Fred Cote “The Corner Turtles”.  An  welcome to talent at  an open mike will follow.

After the noon hour, Ian Hutton, a performer story-teller, lately settled in Hedley will present in the apple house.  The apple house has again been made a small presentation space that includes an audio-visual component.

Heritage games are on hand through the day. For pairs there’s frisbees, hoops and ball toss games.

For two or three there’s croquet.  For a couple more, there’s bocce. For seven to a dozen, there’s rounder’s (softball ball).  Anyone for a game of marbles?   Checkers?   Crokinole?

The kids’ woodwork table is open from 9:30 a.m. til noon. It’s a place to put together your own wagon, truck or any other gizmo one might like to turn their hands to.  Material and tools are there, It’s supervised and grown-ups are invited to get in on the action.

Laughter in competition surges with wheel-barrow, three-legged and gunny sack races.  Some dandy prizes in that.

This BC Day, Similkameen Family Literacy will give away brand new books with titles for toddlers to teens.

There will be a program line-up posted at the apple house just past the tea room to let folks know what’s going on where and when. The water wheel will be turning, the interactive exhibits open and the tea room busy with lunch.