Know It All: For the longest days of the Year

Know It All: For the longest days of the Year

Entertainment listings for June and July

July 4 to 29

In the gallery at Centre 64

Raw Materials: Essentially Female

A collaborative show by nine women artists from across five decades, presented by Kimberley painter and ceramicist Helen Robertson.

Thursday, June 22

Seniors Celebrate Canada 150

Come laugh, share your story and celebrate Canada. 10:30 to 12 at the Cranbrook Seniors Hall, 125 17 Ave. S. Free. Wear red and white and be entered to win prizes. Call Carey 778-517-5123.

Jaffray-Baynes Lake

Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning throughout the summer at the Baynes Lake Community Center. Hours: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Featuring: Honey, Meat and Sausages, Knitted Items, Baked Goods, Garden Produce, B.C. Fruit, Wood Crafts, Toys, Planters, Watkins Products, Stained Glass, Ceramics, Perennial Plants and Herbs, Children’s and Adults Clothing, Hand-crafted Items, plus much, much more! For further information, phone 1- 250- 429-3519.

Friday, June 23

The Comic Strippers

A male stripper parody & improv comedy show for all genders 19+ only. A fictitious male stripper troupe, played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians, performs a sexylarious improv comedy show.

These guys try to be sexy — it just comes out funny. Come and join the explosion of ridiculousness that was the smash hit of the Adelaide Fringe in Australia and has recently been selling out theatres all over Canada and the US.

Guys, you should come too. Don’t worry our comedy bodies will make you look good.

Warning! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity.Tickets $39 | $34 Groups of 6 or more Buy Online at or phone 250-426-7006.

June 20 to 24

Turner & Adler ‘Deathtrap’

Enjoy this dark comedy by Ira Levin at Centre 64. Curtain at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at the Snowdrift in Kimberley (250-427-2001) and Lotus Books in Cranbrook (250-426-3415).

Saturday, June 24

Cool Green Gardens

Jim Hole, Media Personality and Gardening Guru from Hole’s Enjoy Centre in St. Albert, AB speaks at Centre 64 on Cool Green Gardens at 10 am and Garden Myths at 1 pm. Question periods follow each presentation. Free light refreshments morning and afternoon. Tickets $25 online at and locally at Top Crop in Cranbrook and in Kimberley at Root for Me, Top Crop Too and Centre 64, paid by cash or cheque payable to Kimberley Garden Club.

Trickle Creek Golf Resort 2017

Music Series: Pars and Guitars

Show #1 – June 29: The first show will feature Mike Stenhouse, better know has Jurrasic Mike. For over 25 years, Stenhouse has been performing in Western Canada at pubs, parties, special events, casinos, anniversaries and weddings. Whether it’s 50’s rock, 60’s psychedelic, 70’s pop or 80’s – with a dose of Blues and some fun Country, Jurassic Mike encourages his audience to sing along, and requests are always welcome.

Show #2 – July 20: Returning again this season for the second show is the Jason Greeley/Shane Young combo. Jason is known for being a Canadian Idol Finalist, singing and playing guitar alongside pianist Shane with his Las Vegas dueling piano show with a sprinkling of country music.

Show #3 – August 24: Matt Blais will finish off our series on August 24th; Matt has shared the stage with legends like Blue Rodeo, The Trews, Big Wreck, K-Os and more! Matt’s shows are described as ‘roots rock at its finest, the perfect way to sum up what it’s all about!’

Canada Day

SUMR tours

Start the Canada Weekend early with Kimberley’s Underground Railway and KAR Peak to Platzl tours. Friday, June 30, express trains to the resort will run at 11, 12, 1 and 2 o’clock. $10 per person 3 and under free

Canada Day in Cranbrook

Cranbrook Farmer’s Market at Rotary Park, Live music in Rotary Park fro11 to 3. Annual Citizenship awards at 3 p.m. JJ. Shiplett; Brian Bronz and his Band of Brothers and Clayton Parsons on stage outside Cranbrook City Hall. As the night settles in, we will be hosting a one-of a kind laser spectacular that has never been seen before in Cranbrook. Massive RGB laser units placed throughout the park, by Nu Salt Lasers, experts who have presented their laser light shows at Euro Disney in France, and the Global Arts Festivals held annually in San Francisco and Miami.

With lasers hidden throughout the park and on stage, they will present a major laser light show that will project miles into the Cranbrook night sky. Choreographed to music, the lasers will light up the park, presenting symbolic images of Canada’s historic moments and Cranbrook. To finish it all off, fireworks will light up the night sky.

Canada Day in Kimberley

Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty Duck Race and barbecue at the Civic Centre parking lot, 11:30 a.m. Live music begins in the Platzl at noon, featuring Oak Republic, the Sookenai Singers, Arne Sahlen, and the Kimberley Community Band and Kimberley Community Choir. Canada Cake at 4 p.m. Fundraising barbecue at Overtime, free child for the first 150 people at Centre 54, followed by a free outdoor concert with Tumbleweed. Bring you lawn chairs to all events.

Canada Day at Kootenay Lake

On Saturday July 1st the greatest fireworks display ever will be set off at 10.15 pm over Kootenay Lake from the Crawford Bay Airstrip and beach. With no street lights and reflections from the water this annual event sponsored by the Kootenay Lake Chamber of Commerce brings thousands of watchers every year. But this year greater than ever funding from the Government of Canada and donations from businesses the giant illuminations will be set off by the Riondel Fire Department. For those crossing the Gray Creek Pass from Kimberley there are many campgrounds, cottages and hotel accommodations available so that you can stay over to see the Best Fireworks ever, and take in all the Artisans offerings, as well as delicious East Shore food. Since Kimberley is unable to have Canada Day fireworks this year this is a great alternative. .

Saturday, July 1

Gateway to Nature Hike

Kimberley Nature Park with Glenda Johnson (250-427-4000)

Every Saturday, July & August, Riverside Campground entrance . 9 a.m. A 2.5 hour moderate guided interpretive hike

Sunday, July 2

Art and Garden Tour


Kaleidoscope Festival fundraiser 2017. Visit a selection of beautiful gardens to witness local artists demonstrating their skill on location. 11am – 4pm | $20 (including refreshments) Tour pass available at Centre 64: 250-427-4919

Sunday, July 9

Into the Tora Bora

Kimberley Nature Park with Struan Robertson (250-427-5048). Meet at the Matthew Creek turn-off, (6.8 km) on St. Mary’s Lake Rd., at 9 am for a drive up to Horse Barn Valley and a three-hour hike up into the mysterious Tora Bora Valleywhere we may see a Pika. After a snack, we will return over the new Ridge Trail, thus completing the Tora Bora Loop. Bring water and a snack.

Sunday, July 16

Hike for Young Families

Kimberley Nature Park with Sherrin Perrouault (250-427-2694). Get the kids into the Nature Park and enjoy an easy two-hour walk to Eimer’s Lake and back. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Higgins Street entrance at 10 am.

July 24-28

Summer Theatre Camp

For ages 6-12

8:30 am to 12 noon. A great introduction to theatre. Fun, laughter and a play! Facilitated by Bethany Turcon. Registration: $99

Buy Online at or phone 250-426-7006

July 24-28

Summer Suitcase Project

No Script. No Safety Net. One Suitcase. For ages 12-16, 1 pm to 4:30 pm. The focus is on the individual talents each student brings. Facilitated by Bethany Turcon. Registration: $99

Buy Online at or phone 250-426-7006

August 5 – 12

Kimberley Kaleidoscope 2017

Tuesday, August 1 – Saturday, August 26

Arts on the Edge Adjudicated Exhibitions

Tuesdays – Saturdays, 1 – 5 pm | Centre 64 Gallery

Saturday, August 5

East Coast Kitchen Party with “Cod Gone Wild”

Gate open: 5:30 pm | Local opening band | Centre 64 Outdoor Concert Area

Sunday, August 6

Afternoon Tea & Chamber Music with “Freja”

Doors open: 2 pm, concert: 2:45 pm | Studio 64

Monday, August 7 –

Thursday, August 10

4-Day Plein Air Painting Workshop with Caprice Hogg

Noon – 4 pm | Kimberley area | For intermediate and advanced artists | Registration deadline: July 15

Tuesday, August 8

Da-VIN-Ci Paint Night

6 pm | Studio 64

Wednesday, August 9

Breakwater in Concert

Doors open: 7:30 pm | concert: 8 pm | Studio 64

Thursday, August 10

Writers’ workshop with

Jennifer Manuel

9 am – noon, 1 – 4 pm | Kimberley Public Library | Registration deadline: July 15

Author reading with Jennifer Manuel

7 pm | Kimberley Public Library

Friday, August 11

Arts On The Edge Gala

Reception & Live Auction

Doors open: 7 pm | Centre 64 Gallery & Studio 64

Saturday, August 12

Children’s Festival with

Kiki the Eco Elf

11 am – 1 pm | Platzl Gazebo

Kasandra Flamenco


Doors open: 7:30 pm | Performance: 8 pm | Centre 64 Theatre