Rossland Courthouse - Law Day 2018

May 5 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Law Day - “Celebrate Democracy” - hosted by the Kootenay Bar Association

Date:-  Saturday, May 5th

Time:- 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location:- Rossland Court House 

Everyone is invited to attend and celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, back in 1982.  Lots of activities are planned for Law Day, including mock trials and mock bail hearings.  Sheriffs will be on hand to open up the cells for the visitors and even a local retired judge will be available to chat with.  There will be art contests for the kids and tours too.  

            The Rossland Court House and its services have served the community and area for 117 years - lots of history will be on display.  Law Day coincides with the unwrapping of the recent exterior, brick restorative work - the public is invited to visit, learn and enjoy Law Day.  



Friday, May 4th, 2018 UPDATE:


Schedule of Events




11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Doors open to the public


Courtroom #1 – Main Floor


11:15 am – 1:45 pm: Mock Bail Hearings in Courtroom #1 – Staring Don White, Hugh McSheffrey and  Ken Wylie


Courtroom #2 – Top Floor


12:00 noon: Mock Trial –The big Bad Wolf in courtroom #2– Produced by Webster Elementary School




All day events:


Registry – Main Floor


- Scavenger Hunt – pick up your booklet at the registry and return completed booklet for a prize


- Poster / Colouring Contest – Distributed to elementary schools ahead of time and available the same day in the hallway on the main floor


Parking Lot


- Parking Lot car show – Kids will be thrilled to get to speak to a sheriff, RCMP officer and firefighter and get to check out their cool vehicles. Hot dogs will be available as well.


Conference room – Main Floor, all the way in the back to the left


- RCMP Forensics lab –The Nelson RCMP will be putting on a forensic demonstration in the conference room.


Waiting Room – Main Floor, first left off the main entrance


- Historical display – The heritage commission will be doing a historical display in the waiting room of courtroom #001


Cell Block – Bottom floor / basement


- Wanted Poster – Registry staff will be taking “mug” shots and printing out individualized wanted posters for kids in cells


- Cell block tour – A Sheriff will be giving a tour of cells and showing kids what the hand cuffs and manacles feel like


Every floor


- Judge Sperry will be on site to give tours, talk history and entertain.




HOT DOGS in the parking lot



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Town: Rossland, BC
Venue: Rossland Courthouse
Address: 2288 Columbia Avenue, Rossland, BC