The community is invited to be part of an exciting historical re-enactment of the 1918 Ginger Goodwin Funeral Procession on Saturday June 23rd at 4 pm
in Cumberland BC
“His funeral was the biggest this town had ever seen, and they carried his white coffin high. It stretched from the main street all the way to the graveyard and everybody knew why, and there wasnt a single dry eye” ~ from the song “The Day They Shot Ginger Down” by Gordon Carter
2018 marks the 100-year commemoration of the shooting death of Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin. Join the Cumberland Museum and Archives and Miners Memorial Weekend to re-create this important event in both local and Canadian history.
This event (complete with a brass funeral band) will be professionally photographed. The outcome will be 2 images spanning 100 years; the evolution of the Village evident in the backdrop!
WHEN: gather at 4 pm, please arrive NO LATER than 4:15 if you wish to be included and placed within the procession. Leaves at 4:30 and makes its way down Dunsmuir.
PHOTO LOCATION?: front of procession will stop just before 3rd and Dunsmuir, facing east at approx 4:45.
DESTINATION: Village Park for theatrical presentations, BBQ, live music and more under the trees! Everyone is welcome!
CHILDREN WELCOME? Yes if in costume and able to be directed re: placement. Or follow in the less formal procession behind the main re-enactment
Dogs: Please no.
COSTUMING: Formal costuming will happen for the front figures in the procession.
For everyone else: general colour and style will work the .Procession members. Don’t be intimidated by the costume direction!!! – just think black/charcoal and white shirts, dark over shirts or coats. Borrow a pork pie or flat hat or go without!
Black dress coats, white dress shirts, back pants, pork pie or flat hats (see images). Men and women are both invited (even encouraged) to dress in men’s costumes, may be easier than women’s wear and procession is weighted to men)
Long dark skirts (grey or black) white shirts with 3/4 length or ankle length dark coats. Or dress like men!
Children: Mini versions of the above
DON’T WANT TO WEAR A COSTUME BUT WANT TO COME? No problem, the formal procession and photo will be followed by anyone and everyone who wishes to march in Gingers memory.
Cumberland Museum and Archives