The Vernon Placer Miner’s Club Sponsors 17th Annual
B.C. Open Gold Panning Championships
& Family Fun Days
May 16th, 17th,&18th, 2008
Gold Panner Campground
Cherryville, BC

(located just 60 km East of Vernon on Highway 6, past Lumby, en route to Nakusp)
Experience a day or weekend in the country – activities for the entire family
Gold pan toss, Dirt Toss, “Gold Rush”, Claim Staking, Metal Detecting, and Bannock Baking
Bring a GPS and exchange items to hunt for the “Pin Exchange” or “ Everything Goes” Geo Caches.
Events open to all. Gold nugget prizes for all events. Support our $1 Nugget Raffle
Antique Equipment display, Prospecting, and Hiking trails. Wear Klondike Period Costumes .
Visit the Cherryville Artisan’s Workshop beside Frank’s General Store on the way.
Café on Site or bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds. Visit the Museum.
Gold Panning Competitions for Juniors, Teens, Novice, Intermediate and Experts. Flat Pan Event.

Friday May 16th                        Schedule of Events
        9:30 pm (Approx) - Night metal detecting competition. No lights allowed.
        Evening-Music- “The Singing Sweethearts” Ken and Linda Johnson. Join in.
Saturday May 17th: 7 – 9 am – “Vernon Placer Miners Pancake Breakfast” $5.00
        9:00 am - Metal Detecting Competition – screwdriver like tool needed -$5
        9:00 am - 4:00 pm Games for all- Pan Toss, "Gold Rush", Claim Staking, Dirt Toss,- $2-$5
      10:00 am - 4:00 pm Mixed Elimination Rounds for BC Open Gold Panning Competition
        1:00 pm – Grudge Match for Experts -$5.00
        4:45 pm - Panning Consolation Round
        5:30 pm - Steak Barbecue – “Big Steve’s Catering” of Lumby -$12.00
        7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Bannock Baking Competition-$5
        Evening – “The Singing Sweethearts” Linda and Ken Johnson from Westbank with other
                   Guest Apperances . Join Linda and Ken with your instruments , singing voices and skits
Sunday May 18th: 7-9 am – “Vernon Placer Miners Pancake Breakfast”
        8:30 am- Gospel Songs
        9:00 am - Metal Detecting Competition,
        9:00 am - 2:30 pm – Games for all-Pan Toss, "Gold Rush", Claim Staking, Dirt Toss
      10:00 am - 2:00 pm - B.C. Open Gold Panning finals
        2:30 pm - B.C. Open Championships - top 3 panners from all adult categories
        3:00 pm – Flat Pan Final
        3:30 pm - Presentation of GOLD NUGGET Trophies.

        4:00 pm - Raffle Draw – prizes- 15.57 gram Yukon gold nugget- $800; Bronzed Placer Miner and
                           Mule in case - $180, Kenyan Malachite and Gold Filigree necklace and Pewter Placer
                            Miner Belt Buckle - $80, 35 Inch Placer Miner Dressed Bear with Gold in Pan- $35
For further information call : Jerry Stainer – 1-250-549-4395 VPMC Phone Head,
    2008 B.C. Open Chair - Diane Fulbrook - 1-250-503-1035 or
    Information posted on Internet– BC Open Gold Panning Championships
   Reservations: Gold Panner Campground - 1-250-547-2025 or

   Weeping Willow Bed and Breakfast 1- 888- 547-9275 or www.
             Or Lodge, Inn and Retreat- 1- 888- 547- 0110