Coal Miner Days is our Community celebration that has something for everyone from sporting events to bounce houses and everything in between. CMD proceeds have been raised to support: Lilac Terrace expansion, new Sparwood Skate Park, Raise a Child UP, Sparwood EDC Committee, Sparwood Food Bank, Search & Rescue as well as sporting groups in our community. Coal Miner Days are packed full of exciting events fun for the entire family.
THE COAL MINER DAYS SOCIETY is excited to announce some of the events for this year’s week-long festivities, featuring businesses and not for profits throughout our great community! This year Coal Miner Days is a week-long celebration, June 3 to 9. This has opened up the opportunity for businesses to host events on-site, adding to the excitement and festivities while featuring their location. Watch for daily Coal Miner Day specials at businesses around town. Full Schedule is below.
MONDAY JUNE 3 - Family fun at the Golf Course starting Monday night with a free round of Short Golf. This is a great way to try your swing at golf with equipment that is specifically designed to make learning the game fun and easy, It will be a great time for all ages.
TUESDAY JUNE 4 - This is the day that everyone wants to be in school! Don’t forget your bike because Teck will be at Frank J Mitchell hosting a Bike Rodeo. This is a great educational tradition that invites kids to learn bike safety and the importance of wearing a helmet. In the evening families are invited to a night of bowling, RC Racing, pool and foosball at the Family Fun Center in the Heights with proceeds being donated to Coal Miner Days and the Frank J Mitchell playground expansion. Don’t forget to check out the fun food at the Snack Shack.
THURSDAY JUNE 6 - This evening, the Chamber hosts its Golf Tournament and dinner fundraiser. The Legion is also hosting a Dart Tournament at 7pm. Watch for Coal Miner Day specials at the Causeway Bay Restaurant and at the Sparwood Golf Course and enter for your chance to win tickets to the Cabaret. Order any pizza from Funky’s and receive 15% off.
FRIDAY JUNE 7 - Opening of the Coal Miner Days Slo-pitch tournament and beer gardens; we are welcoming 16 teams to this weekend-long ball frenzy. The Legion is hosting a Texas Hold’em tournament at 7pm. At 8pm Causeway Bay is hosting an Open Mic night highlighting outstanding local talent and a BBQ with proceeds going to the Coal Miner Days Society. Friday night also features music and family fun at the Rec Center field where people can have dinner at one of the food trucks, buy glowsticks from the Girl Guides and enjoy the world class Fireworks display put on by the Sparwood Fire Department.
SATURDAY JUNE 8 - Coal Miner Days Society, Causeway Bay and Kaltire are hosting the Coal Miner Days Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11am at the Curling Rink. With the exception of the ball tournament, Strawberry Tea, and Library Garage Sale, all events today will take place at the Rec Center. Businesses are invited to participate through sponsorship or volunteering at the exciting Carnival games, Escape Room, Teck BBQ, Petting Zoo, and Bouncy Houses, or join in the Fire Fit challenge, attend the Auto Extraction Demonstration and many more free, fun events for the entire family. Also on Saturday, Food Vendors, the Street Market and Emergency Awareness. Mayor and Council will be on the grounds helping with the Blast From the Past Carnival events and activities. We invite everyone to the Rec Center field to have some great old-fashioned fun. Check out the first annual Skate Jam happening on Saturday at 3pm! Uncovered is the featured live music at the Cabaret Saturday night at the arena. Coal Miner Days Pins and tickets will be available at EKCCU, Sparwood Chamber, Causeway Bay, Esso, Husky, Heights Food Store and the Rec Center. If you buy your tickets before noon on June 8 you will receive $5 off ticket price. Tickets are $25 and pins ($2) will be available at the door of the Cabaret.
SUNDAY JUNE 9 - The conclusion of the Slo Pitch tournament with a BBQ at the Beer Gardens. Everyone is invited to come out and cheer on these athletes. The 5 and 10km race will be held at 9am and the kids duathlon will be at noon, more information for all events can be found at coalminerdays.com.
We invite everyone to join the Sparwood Coal Miner Days Society on Facebook for announcements about the schedule and events. The changes this year are going to provide more opportunities for businesses and not-for-profits to showcase all that they do and offer. Thank you to the Sparwood District, Teck, Apex, CBT, RDEK, North Coal, EKCCU, Causeway Bay, Kal Tire, Sparwood Golf Course, The Elk Valley Fun Center, Sparwood Legion and all the Staff at the Sparwood Rec Center for all of your support.
Schedule is below. Official Program available here!
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