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
(located just 60 km East of Vernon on Highway 6, past Lumby, en route to Nakusp)
NO GATE ADMISSION OPEN TO EVERYONE, NOT JUST GOLD PANNERS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Information posted on Internet– BC Open Gold Panning Championships
Reservations: Gold Panner Campground - 1-250-547-2025 or email@example.com
Weeping Willow Bed and Breakfast 1- 888- 547-9275 or www. weepingwillowcreek.ca
Or Lodge, Inn and Retreat- 1- 888- 547- 0110