It’s your turn to strike gold this weekend at the annual B.C. Open Gold Panning Championships in Enderby. The local non-profit Vernon Placer Club puts this on. It runs today May 19-21.
This weekend’s event is run by the local non-profit Vernon Placer Club. Its a very popular FAMILY event at the Riverside RV Park near the ball diamonds. Admission is free! In addition to the competition, there are numerous activities… Kids can pan for gold (for a small fee) and keep what they find… and all prizes for all the games are actual gold nuggets!
Today we’ were joined in the 1075 Kiss FM studio by spokesperson Lorne Tkaczyk to find out more about the event. Lorne is the Vice President of the Vernon Placer Miners Club. He brought in some gold panning items and some of the prizes that are up for grabs this weekend at the event. One of these pieces of gold is worth over $1,100.00. It’s heavier than it looks! They’re selling raffles tickets, having metal detector races and more. So many events are planned for it!
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