World Invitational Gold Panning Championships happening this weekend

Peace Island Park will be home to another edition of the World Invitational Gold Panning Championships this weekend. The weekend will start with a parade leaving the Taylor Arena at 6:30 p.m. Friday night.

The next day will have a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by a media, celebrity, and sponsor panning at noon.


There will be fun for the young ones in attendance as a “candy rush” will be held at 3 p.m. The class B and C competitions will also be happening throughout the day. A steak dinner, bannock baking, and a movie night will conclude the day.

Another pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. will begin Sunday’s events. The class A gold panning will begin at noon on Sunday.