The Miners Hall was a veritable who’s when of Rosslanders on New Year’s Eve. 1920’s flappers rubbed elbows with disco divas, mediaeval ladies, and futuristic robots at the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture’s Time Traveller’s Ball, there was even an appearance by Dr. Who!
Upon entering the Miners Hall party-goers experienced walking through a Time Machine and found themselves at a party to rock all the ages! There was a full sized Tardis and photo op area, a fun ‘Steam Punk’ Lounge area, A 70s disco Bar, and lots of decor from the past and present along with some nostalgic and futuristic icons throughout. The event, enjoyed by over 100 attendees, featured music by DJs RSK and Sexton Blake, midnight snacks, a costume contest, prizes, and era-themed burlesque and boy-lesque performances that one reveler dubbed as “side splittingly funny”.
The party was a fundraiser for the renovation and restoration of the Miners Hall attic, which is scheduled to start this spring; the event successfully raised over $3500 for the project. “We couldn’t be happier with the way the event turned out,” said Kimberley Pegg of RCAC, “the music and entertainment were fantastic, the crowd was great and had put a lot of effort into their costumes, and we raised a good amount of money for the Miners Hall project. All in all an extremely successful event.”
RCAC would like to thank Nadine Tremblay, Rupert Keiller, Kristen Renn, RLOP, Rossland YAN, and all the volunteers, entertainers, and sponsors who made this event a success!
RCAC is still working to raise more funds for the Miners Hall before construction starts in the spring. Rosslanders should be on the lookout for advertising of upcoming events. If you would like to know more about the Miners Hall renovation and restoration or make a contribution to the project visit www.rosslandartscouncil.com.
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