Darryl Weyman will perform this weekend at Hope's Brigade Days.

Briggie Days has something for everyone

Strahl to visit at opening ceremonies

It’s often said, but never rings quite as true as at the annual Hope Brigade Days.

For 43 years, the event has been offering ‘something for everyone’ and this year is no different.

It all begins tonight, with a performance by Arrival, an ABBA tribute band and a dazzling display of fireworks.

Saturday will feature a morning parade at 11 a.m., a VIP welcome from MP Mark Strahl and other dignitaries, the Outdoor Classic Ball Hockey Tournament and an all day trade show in the hockey arena’s mezzanine.

The Kids Karnival gets going at noon on Saturday and runs until 5 p.m., with face painting, games and inflatable jumping castles.

Darryl Weyman will perform as Johnny Cash a twice over the weekend: Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 12:30 p.m., offering a few chances to catch this local act.

Other entertainment will include the Briggie Talent Show, with sign-up at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Main Stage. Following the talent show, Whiskey Jack will perform ’50s and ’60s Rockabilly at 2 p.m., The Crew will sing the blues at 3 p.m. and a Tina Turner tribute will take the stage at 4 p.m.

The Family Dinner and Dance at Hope Station House begins at 6 p.m. and features a spaghetti dinner, while the outdoor movie night at Christ Church National Historic Site includes a screening of Grease at 8 p.m.

On Sunday, take the family to an old-fashioned hymn sing at the Christ Church at 7 p.m. “Shall We Gather at the River” is a free event planned in conjunction with Brigade Days.

Or take in some noisier action at the 6th Avenue Sports Bowl. The demolition derby is sure to delight every member of the family.

On Saturday, 4×4 races start at 1 p.m., including a new UTV class and mini stock figure 8 races.

On Sunday, races start at 1:30 p.m. with the car demolition derby and more mini stock races.

Other events to catch over the weekend are the Sunday morning pancake breakfast, bingo, the Hope Hustle, pet show, and a First Nations salmon barbecue.

For a full list of events, visit www.hopebrigadedays.com.

 

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