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Festival to celebrate Bragg Creek’s heritage

BC – heritage festivalGo back in time with a visit to the Bragg Creek Heritage Festival.

The annual event on Sept. 24-25 celebrates the hamlet’s vibrant history and a few of its well-known former residents with fun displays and activities for the whole family.

“It’s taking them back and showing people what things were like and letting them experience what life would’ve been like,” said Festival director Marina Cooke.

Events will be held in the commercial core of the hamlet.

There will be a number of demonstrations to show how people once performed a variety of tasks, including gold panning, weaving, log pealing, and sheep shearing using hand-cranked shears.

“It’s all interactive so the kids will get to crank the shears,” she said.

Members of Bragg Creek Performing Arts will dress up as historic characters from the hamlet.

“They’ll take you on a walk down heritage mile, they’re all in character and will talk about what they did, what the times were like and a little bit of gossip here and there,” she said.

She said they are also working with local antique dealers, vintage artisans and the local business community for the event.

“Most of the businesses get involved where they all dress up and they put on heritage specials,” he said.

Festivities will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.

Visit the Bragg Creek Heritage Festival’s Facebook page for more information.

Caption: Go back in time with a visit to the Bragg Creek Heritge Festival on Sept. 24-25. The event celebrates the hamlet’s history and well-known former residents.


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