Silver Creek Hall turns 90

The present Silver Creek Hall was built in 1926. This hall replaced the one built in 1905.

Silver Creek Hall turns 90

Silver Creek Hall is 90 years old this year.

The present Silver Creek Hall was built in 1926. This hall replaced the one built in 1905. By 1926 it (the original) was described as “decayed and out of kilter.”

This “new” hall was built by volunteers. The late Neil Campbell reported that there was always a good turnout with the worker bees.

This hall has always been a meeting place for the people of Silver Creek.

Over the years the hall has seen its share of weddings and dances. The children of the community have used it for 4-H, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts.

Sienie Bykerk remembers going to church there. Her late husband, Fritz Bykerk, started a badminton club in the hall. Doug Haines remembers the Victoria day celebrations that took place there, complete with a parade and Maypole dances.

Today the hall stills sees weddings, dances and birthday parties. There is also a coffee house every third Friday of the month. Over the winter there will movie nights for families with children and youth.

For the celebration, Oct. 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., there will be a birthday bash for the hall and a potluck dinner. Be sure to bring something to share.

If you have old pictures to share,  mount them on a poster board with a description so they may be displayed for everyone.

There will also be an open mike to share memories.

The birthday party will be followed by the regular coffee house at 7 p.m. and Silver Creek’s own, Kelly and Blu Hopkins are the feature performers.

***The previous Calendar of Events said the birthday takes place Oct. 22, when it is Oct. 21.

Salmon Arm Observer

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