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Take dad on a trip back in time

Celebrate Father’s Day with a bang at the ever-popular Black Powder event where visitors will step back in time to the 1880s.

Jo-Anne Leon / Special to The Observer

Kilby Historic Site’s summer schedule begins June 23, but community members and tourists can still bring dad to gander and awe at the 1906 general store museum, Waterloo farm, gift shop and cafe during 10th annual Black Powder event Sunday.

Muskets, Pistols, Bows and Arrow, and yes, even a cannon will be available to gaze at and admire.

Celebrate Father’s Day with a bang at the ever-popular Black Powder event where visitors will step back in time to the 1880s.

The Red Mountain Renegades are back; performing their amazing and hilarious Wild West Fast-draw action gun show at noon and 2 p.m.

Fraser Valley Frontiersmen will be on site demonstrating antique firearms and primitive archery.

Arnie Leon will be performing First Nation cultural demonstrations and flute music.

Attendees will also be given the opportunity to see a piece of metal being shaped into form with demonstrations of the traditional skill of blacksmithing.

Trader’s Row is filled with vendors and displays from the 1880’s. For a small fee children can make a First Nations craft with Ester.

There’ll be live music, fun for the kids and of course, Father’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a sizzlin’ barbeque.

Another option for lunch is in our air conditioned restaurant. Book the whole family in for a traditional Sunday dinner, and enjoy a traditional sirloin tip roast beef dinner with yorkshire pudding, home-made gravy and seasonal veggies for only $15.95.

Seatings are at noon and 2 p.m., by reservation.

We have lots of exciting things lined up for this season. To make sure you don’t miss out, sign up for the society’s monthly e-newsletter at www.kilby.ca.