Summer’s finally here

Editorial comment focuses on a couple of community-based events this weekend in Castlegar

After a long, wet June it looks like summer has finally arrived.

Here in Castlegar and the surrounding area we’ve had a nice string of sunny, warm weather. A welcome change after the wettest June on record.

For Castlegar residents and visitors alike there are exciting events happening this weekend.

Saturday, of course, the second annual Kootenay Festival happens out on Heritage Way by the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. The festival features plenty of great live music and other entertainment, vendors, and fun stuff for the kids.

Headlining the show is a performance by Ache Brasil, a group of South American dancers and singers.

As much fun as the performances are, the impressive array of vendors is sure to be a hit as well.

From Alley Cat Glassworks to Chris’s Chainmaille to Slowburn Eco Candles to Cremation Urns by Legacy, you’re sure to find everything for all tastes.

Also this weekend,  starting Friday and going on until Sunday is the 11th annual Bluegrass Jamboree at the Pass Creek Fairgrounds. This event features great musicians from all over Western Canada and the U.S.

Both events are family friendly and have proven to be fun for all ages.

So be sure to pack up the kids and grandma and head on out to either or both events. You’re sure to have a good time.