Golden gathers at a full day of events to celebrate Canada

Canada Day to have a full, fun filled celebration in Golden.

A day to celebrate Canada is once again upon us and there will be many fun events to go to in Golden.

The day will kickoff with two free pancake breakfasts. One will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion and the other in Spirit Square. Both will be running from 9 to 11 a.m. After having breakfast the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce and Sobeys will be hosting the Kicking Horse Country Dash. Participants will be able to register in Spirit Square for the six-kilometre dash and all levels of runners, walkers are welcomed to compete in the event which will start at 10 a.m.

“You do not have to be an athlete. You can walk or run it, ride a bike or take the kids out in a stroller. It is just for fun,” said Manager of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce Ruth Hamilton. Registration for the Dash starts at 9 a.m.

At 11 a.m. there will be a couple of events happening in town. There will be a Community Church Service held outside at the Anglican Church (all of the churches are gathering together) in the courtyard. The Golden and District Museum will be holding the Traditional Family Fun Games with the singing of Oh Canada and cake at noon.

The Royal Canadian Legion will be cooking up a storm at a Free barbecue which will also have a Canada Day Cake, Live Music and fun for all. The barbecue will run from 12 to 2 p.m.

After having some great food residents will be able to head over to the Skate Park and Pump Track Jam Session starting at 2 p.m. The Bike Skills Park and Pump Track will be having the official grand opening at 3 p.m.

If hitting the pool is where your interests lie there will also be a special Pool Party, sponsored by Town of Golden, with donation being taken for the Golden Food Bank. Swimming will run from 2 to 5 p.m.

Meanwhile, on 9th Avenue North, car and market lovers will be able to drop by and see many great vehicles taking part in the Red Line Car Show and the Farmers’ Market will also be open on the street. The event will run with cars on the street for most of the afternoon.

Starting at 8:30 p.m. the annual Canada Day FREE Concert and Campfire Event will be held at the Golden Municipal Campground. The night of music will lead into a fireworks display at 10:45 p.m.

“Just come out and embrace our community and country, our neighbours, families and friends. Just come out and enjoy a day together,” said Hamilton. For more information check out the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce website at