Busy times in December

As winter slowly takes over there are still many great things to do both indoors and outside.

December will be a busy time in Golden with many different groups gathering and holding events.

Schools will be having special days where students will get to have a little extra fun before they head off for the end of 2011 break.

People into getting out and enjoying the outdoor life during the winter can now get back on the slopes at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort which has opened up a little early due to the amount of snow which has come already this year. However it is not just the downhill skiers and snowboarders who are hitting a point of being in their glee.

I have learned since coming to Golden, cross country lovers are also making their way back to the trails to enjoy all the area has to offer.

There will also be many Christmas linked events happening over the month with something for everyone.

Crafts to live nativity scenes and everything in between are all on the near radar going forward. (Check out page 10 to learn more)

Music will fill the air at different events, a winter walk program will see people gather for a warm walk around town while both minor hockey and the Golden Rockets will continue their seasons.

These are busy times indeed.

Being bored this winter seems to be something none of us will worry about over the next month.

This is especially true at the end of the month when people will gather together to ring in the new year.

As with every year there will be gatherings both big and small to celebrate the start of something new.

This year will be extra special in Golden with a party like no other at the Civic Centre.

It is not often when people have the chance to take in three days of celebrating with special events planned for every day.  Once again I have to reiterate how impressive it is to see so many people giving of their time and energy to do something for the place they call home.

The line up at this end of year bash is one which will have people dancing into the wee hours of the morning. The final event will be the grand  New Year’s Dance 31.

It’s an all star western swing and rockabilly party with the Bebop Cowboys Western Swing Orchestra, Prairie Oyster’s Russell deCarle, Cousin Harley’s Paul Pigat, Jeff Healey Band’s Terra Hazelton, Roy Forbes and special guests. But organizers have also created other events which will give the whole family a chance to come out for a little fun at the new Civic Centre.

New Year’s Eve will be a busy time in the centre with no less than three events happening on that day.

Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., an open house will be held.

People will be able to come and take a guided tour of the building while listening to some great performances by some of the performers from the Jamboree night (This is a free event).

From 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. there will be a First Night Family New Year’s Party. This will be a free event which will be hosted by A-Muse Troupe.

So all in all no complaints should be found. Indoors or outdoors Golden will be bustling with movement over the next month and then a new year will begin.

Here is looking forward to a fun month and a great start to another year. The kickoff sounds like it will be a lively one.

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