Gold Dust Mall returns to downtown Quesnel
Julie-Anne Runge with Barkerville Fudge was busy selling fudge, hard candy, popcorn and more at the Gold Dust Mall, which opened Thursday morning, July 14. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer) Cole Montjoy (left) and Eden Doerksen were selling lemonade. The new eatery Mo Chara opened two weeks ago at the former Redfish Poke Bowls. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer) The Gold Dust Mall will be operating in downtown Quesnel until 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer) Crochet and knitting is available by Angie Hammond with Hales Creations at this year’s Gold Dust Mall. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer) Forms to volunteer with Quesnel’s G.R. Baker Hospital Auxiliary can be picked up along with some homemade treats, teddy bears, purses, and scarves from Carla Beaulieu (left) and Heather Nykiforuk. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer) Vicky Anglehart of Prince George is taking part in her first Gold Dust Mall with Simply Beautiful Street Boutique. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer) Sheila Gilpin with Tl’etinqox Bannock was busy making up bannock and bannock dogs at the Gold Dust Mall on Thursday, July 14. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer) Quesnel Lions Club member Yvon Girard (left) and his wife Becky were selling raffle tickets for a covered picnic table and $1,000 and $500 in cash. The draw will take place on Sept. 5. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer) Selling kettle corn on Thursday, July 14, was Coan Walters of Prince George who owns and operates Mountain Air Kettle Corn with his wife Lisa. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer) Chris Doherty is excited to be back at the Gold Dust Mall with Wizards, Wands and More. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
A rainy morning couldn’t dampen spirits at the Gold Dust Mall in downtown Quesnel.
The outdoor mall covering two blocks of Reid Street kicked off Thursday, July 14.
A total of 45 vendors from Quesnel and across B.C. are participating and selling a wide variety of items, including food, clothing, hats, jewelry, toys, games, and more.
Airbrushing and henna tattoos are also available, as well as live music.
“We are open rain or shine,” said Quesnel Downtown Association manager Patty Morgan. “It doesn’t matter.”
Morgan encourages everyone to come down and check out the Gold Dust Mall, which will be open until 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17.
“Everyone is ready to meet and greet and excited to be hosting events again,” she added. “We’re very excited. It’s a big event for us and a lot of fun.”
For more information about Billy Barker Days and a full schedule, visit billybarkerdays.ca.
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