Nickel Days cancelled again

Nickel Days is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the second year in a row, it was announced April 30.

“The health and safety of our volunteers, fairgoers, vendors, performers and communities is our utmost priority and therefore regretfully the Nickel Days Board of Directors must make the decision to cancel the 2021 event,” said a posting on the Nickel Days Facebook page. “We are very much looking forward to planning the 50th Nickel Days event in June 2022.”

article continues below

The four-day event, which includes the National King Miner Contest, dates back to 1970, the year Thompson was elevated from town to city status.

In addition to the King Miner contest, which pits competitors against each other in timed events based on traditional mining skills, the annual event also includes a Saturday night social with an out-of-town band – in 2019 it was The Watchmen – the Lions Club parade, midway rides and games, a slo-pitch tournament and many other musical performances and activities.

© Copyright Thompson Citizen

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Thompson Citizen welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus