In 1980, Lyndsay Fraser equipped with her skills as a former dancer at Dawson Creek’s Diamond Tooth Gerties, gathered together some enthusiastic volunteers to perform a cancan at a Red Mountain talent show. Due to popular demand, the fledgling group never looked back and the Boomtown Garter Girls were born.
Over the years the troupe has developed into a dynamic entertainment package, honing their talents in a variety of local and far away venues. Internationally, they have danced in Japan, the Netherlands and Germany. Other highlights a little closer to home have been hosting and winning the “Feather and Frills” cancan competition and for many years, hosting the “Red Feather Saloon”, an annual event. They also dazzle audiences throughout the province, performing at conventions and other events.
Donating their time and energy to different charities and the community of Rossland is very important to the Boomtown Garter Girls. They entertain annually for the “Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life” and can be spotted dancing for Rossland community events such as, “Golden City Days” and “Winter Carnival”. The girls also initiated the “Friends of the Miner’s Hall Society” and helped raise funds to refurbish the interior of the historic Miner’s Union Hall and have also given of their time and financial support to the “Gold Fever Follies” (a community live summer theatre). The troupe’s philanthropist activities travels as far away as Uganda where they sponsor a little girl through “World Vision”.
With many new lively members in this unique dance group, the Boomtown Garter Girls continue their tradition of delivering an exciting mix of dancing, singing and theatrics!