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July 1st, 2022
11 am to 3 pm
Price: Included with Museum Admission
To celebrate Canada Day 2022 and our summer exhibit, More Than a Mine: Recreation in a Mining Town, we invite you to enjoy live music, fun and games at the Britannia Mine Museum.
Local folk/rock duo Coldwater Road will be performing two 30 min sets between 11-1 pm outside of the historic Mill Building.
“Our new exhibit tells the stories of community celebrations and the Canada Day weekend was often a time for people to come together and enjoy music and games. We are excited to bring some of that spirit to the museum site this year” says Curator Laura Minta Holland. Throughout the day, she and Assistant Curator Heather Flynn will lead maypole dancing and invite visitors to play some of the games that were part of Britannia Beach’s historic community festivals.
Lyrically rich and unrelenting, Coldwater Road gives storytelling a reason to swing. Waltzing between love songs and foot-stomping outlaw ballads, Coldwater Road covers a lot of ground. Their style reaches across Folk, Americana, Rock, and Country with songs often rooted in rough frontier history. The band will be releasing a new album in 2022 focusing on Canadian History, including the song ‘The Mine and the Mill’, which was inspired by a visit to Britannia Mine Museum.
The performance, games and access to the "More Than a Mine: Recreation in a Mining Town" exhibit are all included in museum admission on July 1st.