TAYLOR, B.C. — The 51st annual World’s Invitational Gold Panning Championship starts on Friday night with the Gold Panning Parade in Taylor.
Before the gold panning competitions begin on Saturday at Peace Island Park, an arts and crafts fair featuring local vendors will open on the campgrounds, followed by wagon rides and story time with local author Shari Lillico.
A pancake breakfast will start the day off on Sunday morning before the gold panners begin their competitions, and an awards presentation at 4 p.m. will bring the event to a close.
Last year, the former Mayor of the District of Taylor, Rob Fraser, won the championship for the media/celebrity/sponsor panning event.
Entry for the parade is still open, and Sherri Maycock or the Community Services Hub can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-789-2828 for more information.