Keremeos Grist Mill opens on Victoria Day

Admission is free to visitors on Victoria Day. The mill is located at 2691 Upper Bench Road.

Admission is free to visitors on Victoria Day at the old 1877 flour mill on Keremeos Creek. The mill and gardens are located at 2691 Upper Bench Road in Keremeos

Admission is free to visitors on Victoria Day at the old 1877 flour mill on Keremeos Creek. The mill and gardens are located at 2691 Upper Bench Road in Keremeos

On Victoria Day afternoon, May 20, the Grist Mill Heritage Club will host an open mike musical event in the gardens of the Grist Mill Historic Site at 2691 Upper Bench Road in Keremeos.

Admission to the historic site will be free on Victoria Day which is opening day for the 2013 season.

Historic Site hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Regular admission is $7 and $5 for students and Seniors.

The Grist Mill Heritage Club is volunteer and a non-profit committee of the Grist Mill Foundation.

The Heritage Club invites regional and local musicians to the porch of the tea room or to the Outdoor Kitchen stage.

Visitors will  enjoy the lush, tree lined Keremeos Creek that cascades past the 1877 flour mill constructed by Barrington Price. The mill is completing a further antiquity restoration by architect, Cuyler Page.

Musicians, singers, chorale ensembles or any lively entertainer is welcome to contact The Grist Mill at 250-499-2888 and ask to sign up for one or two 20 minute sets.

Sound systems will be up and ready for the afternoon.