Totally Golden: Coming together as a community

Another busy weekend in Golden has shown us how well our community comes together to support each other.

From September 7 to 9, there was always an activity in town to be attending.

For myself, it began with the first-ever Mark McFadden Memorial Cup. We played our first game on Friday night, and continued that fun right into the next two days. Over three days, 16 teams battled for cash prizes and the trophy to bring home.

We had a lot of fun, and watched some high intensity ball games at the end of the day on Sunday when the best of the best faced off against each other in the finals. Luckily for us, we played one game on Sunday, and got to chill out for the rest of the day and show our support to our friends.

Saturday was a bit of a mixed bag. In between softball games, I had just enough time to go to the Golden Museum Fall Faire to check out some of the activities going on. Leo Downey was playing on the stage, setting the tone for a good time. I connected with many locals and had some good conversations. We checked out the judging booth, took a peek inside the museum, watched kids play games put on by the Interact Club of Golden, and ate great burgers made by the Rotary Club of Golden.

We checked out every vendor at the farmer’s market, and the young girls I was with found some pretty treasures.

I watched them turn their mouths blue and red with yummy ice cream.

Next, we were off to the annual Stompdown at the skate park.

Kids of all levels showed their best tricks and skills while the crowd cheered them on. As if I had an insatiable appetite, I had a second lunch at Columbia River Catering Company (I was doing a lot of sports, OK?). We stuck around and watched the should-be pros get out and do some sweet tricks, jumping and flipping their wheelieboards all over the place. It was a great time had by all.

After finishing up ball games for the day, I had the absolute honour of bartending a local wedding in the curling rink. The bride and groom looked absolutely stunning, and it was great to see so many locals having an amazing time. The reception room looked its absolute best, and I was stunned by the beautiful event. Also that night, another wedding was held at the Riverhouse, and it has seriously never looked so good.

All in all, it was a busy weekend, but an amazing one. It really proved to me that when good people of Golden come together, we can make some pretty amazing things happen.

Just Posted

Forestry workers set to begin job action in Kootenays

Operations in Castlegar, Cranbrook, Galloway, Elko, Radium, Golden may see job action this week.

Your Mountain Minute for November 15

Golden’s weekly 60-second news recap… Continue reading

UPDATE: Highway 1 in Golden reopened

UPDATE: The Trans-Canada Highway east of Golden has been reopened. Crews were… Continue reading

Golden council considers cannabis zoning

The Town of Golden is going through the motions and deciding how… Continue reading

Golden’s landfill may not be to blame for water contamination

A resident who lives beside the Golden Landfill has asked the Columbia… Continue reading

Six students arrested, charged in sex assault probe at Toronto all-boys school

The school’s principal, Greg Reeves, described the video of the alleged sexual assault as ‘horrific’

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

Bovine tuberculosis found in cow on southern B.C. farm

CFIA said the disease was found during slaughter and they are investigating

Air force getting more planes but has no one to fly them, auditor warns

The report follows several years of criticism over the Trudeau government’s decision not to launch an immediate competition to replace the CF-18s.

B.C.’s Esi Edugyan wins $100K Giller prize for Washington Black

Edugyan won her first Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2011 for Half-Blood Blues

Bolder action needed to reduce child poverty: Campaign 2000 report card

The report calls for the federal government to provide more funding to the provinces, territories and Indigenous communities to expand affordable, quality child care.

Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

Protesters accused the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana; complained about how the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an “invasion.”

Ottawa Redblacks defensive back Jonathan Rose suspended for Grey Cup

Rose was flagged for unnecessary roughness and ejected for contacting an official with 37 seconds left in the first half following a sideline melee after a Tiger-Cats reception.

Mistrial declared in Dennis Oland’s retrial in father’s murder

The verdict from Oland’s 2015 murder trial was set aside on appeal in 2016 and a new trial ordered. Richard Oland, 69, was found dead in his Saint John office on July 7, 2011.

Most Read