Father’s Day celebration at the Grist Mill

Father’s Day at the Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens is a free admission day at the provincial historic site.

Father’s Day at the Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens is a free admission day at the provincial historic site, home of the restored 1877 water-driven flour mill.

Visitors on June 15 will be treated to a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Craftsmen and artists will have their wares on display and to sell and acoustic musicians are welcome to jam in and around the Old Apple House.

Guests will enjoy the old water-driven mill, beautiful grounds, the gardens, the orchard, the vegetable patch and artifacts displayed in the White House.

The Tea Room restaurant features the arts of the newly aboard Grist Mill Chef, Natasha Schooten. She is using the house garden and local produce in her culinary craft at The Grist Mill.

At 2 and 3 p.m. performances of Dirty Work at The Stopping Place will be presented by the Heritage Players. Meanwhile the Outdoor Kitchen will feature a sound system for an open mic. Spoken arts, including poetry, recitation and stories are welcome in either the Apple House or Outdoor Kitchen.

Canada Day, July 1, will be another Free Admission day at the Grist Mill and Gardens with special Celebrate Canada events in partnership with Heritage Canada.

Information about the Grist Mill and Gardens Provincial Historic Site is online at www.oldgristmill.ca. The Phone number is 250-499-2888.

The site is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until Thanksgiving.