Slocan celebrates 110th birthday

The village of Slocan celebrated its 110th birthday in style with a parade, vendor booths, beer gardens and music, displays and demonstrations, and lots of events for the kids such as rock climbing and even junior roller derby.

Hundreds of Slocan and area residents lined main street to watch the parade and partake in festivities for the town's 110th birthday.

Hundreds of Slocan and area residents lined main street to watch the parade and partake in festivities for the town's 110th birthday.

The village of Slocan celebrated its 110th birthday in style with a parade, vendor booths, beer gardens and music, displays and demonstrations, and lots of events for the kids such as rock climbing and even junior roller derby.

“A small group of people decided to celebrate the 110th birthday and that one idea became a committee and the result is a wonderful celebration today,” said Madeleine Perriere, mayor of Slocan. “The turnout has been amazing. We have 27 vendors on the street and 25 entries in the parade, for a village of 350 people you can imagine it’s a great achievement.”