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2017, June 23 – Out & About

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 by


Friday, June 23rd
• Attention Local Service Organizations: Be part of the Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts on July 1st at Kinsmen Beach. Set up your stall/station and promote your organization at this family friendly event. Call CV Arts to book your space at 250-342-4423.
• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Contractor Appreciation Day at RONA North Star Hardware with sales, prizes, demonstrations and free lunch.
• 2 – 6 p.m.: The Shuswap Indian Band is celebrating National Aboriginal Day outdoors at their Community Building with a grand march, drumming, dancing, raffles, …

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2017, June 16 – Out & About

Posted on June 16th, 2017 by


Friday, June 16th
• Attention Local Service Organizations: Be part of the Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts on July 1st at Kinsmen Beach. Set up your stall/station and promote your organization at this family friendly event. Call CV Arts to book your space at 250-342-4423.
• 4 – 7 p.m.: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s (FHSR)Long Drive Competition at Fairmont Airport. How far can you drive the ball down the 6000’ runway? $15 for 3 balls ($10 for 12 & under). Followed by dinner at Mountainside Grille $10, participants receive 2-for-1.
• 7 …

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2017, June 9 – Out & About

Posted on June 9th, 2017 by


Friday, June 9th
• The Columbia Valley Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a mainstream square dance weekend June 9th and 10th at the Invermere Community Hall. Callers: Barry Sjolin from Penticton and Gary Winter from Edmonton. Friday night dance from 8 – 10 p.m.; Saturday morning 9 – 11 a.m.; and Saturday night 7:30 – 10 p.m. Square Dancers: all 3 Sessions for $25/person. Contact Albert at 250-347-6573 for more info. Spectators are welcome!
• 10:30 a.m.: Baby Rhyme Time at the Invermere Public Library for parents and babies 0-24 …

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Special Olympics athletes training hard at Valley Fitness Centre

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 by


Every Friday afternoon at the Valley Fitness Centre a group of dedicated volunteers and athletes get together to workout as part of the Special Olympics Club Fit program. The program typically has anywhere from three to six athletes coming to workout together to build healthy habits and friendships between the athletes.
“Club Fit was designed as one of the programs for Special Olympics to help the athletes not only stay in shape, but help them perform better and improve their performance in any of their activities that they’re doing,” said …

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2017, June 2 – Out & About

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 by


Friday, June 2nd
• Canal Days continue: Keg River Race at 3:30 p.m. Youth Bingo at 5:30 p.m. for ages 8 to 16.
• Windermere Valley Dirt Riders Club presents their 2nd annual Dirtbiking Race, the Panorama Hare Scramble at Panorama Resort with 200-300 riders. Runs all weekend. Visit panoramaresort.com to pre-register.
• 10:30 a.m.: Baby Rhyme Time at the Invermere Public Library for parents and babies 0-24 months. Must pre-register for this free program. Every Friday till June 23rd.
• 6 p.m.: Bingo at Shuswap Band Hall every Friday. Doors open at 6 …

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2017, May 26 – Out & About

Posted on May 26th, 2017 by


Friday, May 26th
• 10:30 a.m.: Baby Rhyme Time at the Invermere Public Library for parents and babies 0-24 months. Must pre-register for this free program. Every Friday till June 23rd.
• 12 p.m.: Seniors soup lunch at the Edgewater Legion. $6. Last Friday of each month.
• 6 p.m.: Bingo at Shuswap Band Hall every Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m.
• 6:30 p.m.: United Dance will be showcasing their talents at the year end recital at David Thompson Secondary School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts …

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Pynelogs welcomes Melissa Kelly as Summer Intern

Posted on May 19th, 2017 by


By Lorene Keitch
Pynelogs Art Gallery and Cultural Centre has welcomed an intern to the team for the busy summer season.
Melissa Kelly is working as an assistant curator this summer. Hailing from Mississauga, Ontario, Ms. Kelly is excited to get started and is looking forward to a busy summer season with the gallery.
“My role kind of varies,” Ms. Kelly shared. “My main role is to help Jami (Scheffer, executive director), to be her right-hand girl.”
Summer interns do everything from cleanup to hanging art shows, inventory, making sales and event planning. For …

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2017, May 19 – Out & About

Posted on May 19th, 2017 by


Friday, May 19th
• Invermere Caregiver’s Support Group meets the 3rd Friday of each month. Contact facilitator Leanne Brooks at 250-341-5683 for more information.
• 10:30 a.m.: Baby Rhyme Time at the Invermere Public Library for parents and babies 0-24 months. Program is free, but you must pre-register. Runs every Friday from May 19th to June 23rd.
• 12 – 5 p.m.: Rotary hosts their annual Garage Sale at Deck Storage, Unit #56 in Athalmer. All proceeds go to supporting Rotary projects.
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Seniors Hall, $2. Everyone …

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2017, May 12 – Out & About

Posted on May 12th, 2017 by


Friday, May 12th
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Seniors Hall, $2. Everyone welcome. Every Friday.
• 1 p.m.: Canasta at Canal Flats Seniors Hall every Friday.
• 6 p.m.: Bingo at Shuswap Band Hall every Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m.
• 7 p.m.: Columbia Valley Car Club meeting at Rocky River Grill (Breakfast Room of Kanata Inn). Owning a classic car is not a necessity to join. All car enthusiasts welcome! For more info call Vicki at 250-342-1257.
Saturday, May 13th
• 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: DTSS …

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Fundraiser set for Brisco House fire victims

Posted on May 5th, 2017 by


After a devastating house fire on the morning of April 9th the Snively family of Brisco were left with nothing, but through the devastation has come community support. A group of 13 Valley residents has been working hard to put together a fundraiser for the family.
“It will be generously hosted by the Horsethief pub in Radium on May the 28th from 4 p.m to 8 p.m. We have a pretty good committee together of 13 people so far. We are still looking for another couple extra hands. We have a …

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2017, May 5 – Out & About

Posted on May 5th, 2017 by


Friday, May 5th
• 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Wings Over the Rockies Art Show at Pynelogs featuring Lil Peeps. Show continues until May 14th.
• 6 p.m.: Bingo at Shuswap Band Hall every Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m.
• 7 – 10 p.m.: Fresh Fridays Open Mic at Pynelogs. Showcasing young talent from the valley. All ages, licensed bar. First Friday of every month Oct. to June.
• 7:30 p.m.: ‘Songs of the Land’ Valley Voices Spring Concert at Christ Church Trinity. Tickets $10/adults, $5/children available at …

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Keegan Sharp wins giant slalom at junior nationals in Quebec

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by


Most teenagers don’t have to have surgery on their hip to repair torn ligaments and a bone that’s come off the socket. And if they do, most don’t get back to competitive skiing five months later and go on to compete at nationals. However, if you’re local Keegan Sharp you’ll do all that and then go on to win the giant slalom Junior Nationals in Quebec two years later.
“I skied all last season feeling not completely fit because I couldn’t do any training or anything but then once that season …

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Cassidy Gray recognized as top Canadian Competitor

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by


The past few months of the competitive ski season have been a whirlwind for local skier Cassidy Gray who has won a national championship, competed in Italy, and was recognized as the recipient of the Nancy Greene Award at the Whistler Cup. The Grade 10 student at David Thompson Secondary School (DTSS) hasn’t focused on end results but rather on skiing the best she can at every competition.
Over Easter weekend Cassidy competed at the Whistler Cup, the largest U16 competition in North America. The 25th annual edition of the …

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2017, April 28 – Out & About

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by


Friday, April 28th
• Go online and register for the Wings Over the Rockies Festival running May 8th to 14th. Register 24/7 at www.wingsovertherockies.org.
• 12 p.m.: Seniors soup lunch at the Edgewater Legion. $6. Last Friday of each month.
• 6 p.m.: Bingo at Shuswap Band Hall every Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m.
• 7 – 9 p.m.: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort hosts an exhibit of artwork by Paula Cravens with a wine and cheese meet and greet.
• The legendary cover band BC/CD play at Shakman’s. Doors …

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2017, April 21 – Out & About

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by


Friday, April 21st
• Go online and register for the Wings Over the Rockies Festival running May 8th to 14th. Register 24/7 at www.wingsovertherockies.org.
• Kitchen Sink Experiments Club at the Invermere Public Library. A free 4 week club held on Fridays. Students K-Gr. 4. Must pre-register at 250-342-6416.
• 6 p.m.: Bingo at Shuswap Band Hall every Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m.
• 7 p.m.: Town Hall Meeting BCWF – The Future of BC’s Fish and Wildlife. Concerned about the future of fish and wildlife populations, and …

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2017, April 14 – Out & About

Posted on April 14th, 2017 by


Friday, April 14th
• Go online and register for the Wings Over the Rockies Festival running May 8th to 14th. Register 24/7 at www.wingsovertherockies.org.
• 6 p.m.: Bingo at Shuswap Band Hall every Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m.
• 9 p.m.: Live music with Valley Forged at the Farside Pub in Fairmont. Also on Saturday April 15th.
Saturday, April 15th
• 8:30 – 11 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Decorating at Edgewater Hall, $5 small plate; $6 large plate. Egg decorating $2 for 2 eggs and an entry …

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JA Laird plans ‘Amazing Day’ to celebrate Earth Day

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by


By James Rose
On Tuesday, April 25th, JA Laird will be hosting a fundraising event for the revitalization of the school garden and is part the school’s Earth Day activities. The name of the event is Amazing Day, and it is an all-day event that involves a series of 14 team challenges. It will take place at Kinsmen Beach
Students will be on inter-grade teams ranging from Grades 4 to 7 and the focus for the day is on co-operation, team building and inclusion.
“Students are collecting pledges for completing all 14 challenges,” …

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Al Miller celebrity lunch raises funds for youth centre

Posted on April 7th, 2017 by


The Windermere Valley Youth Centre Society is preparing for its second annual celebrity luncheon with special guest star Al Miller. The event raises funds for the Summit Youth Centre, an organization that supports local youth from all over the Columbia Valley.
“The Summit Youth Centre is a drop-in centre for youth age 12 to 18 from the Valley, from Canal Flats, Spillimacheen. Any youth is welcome to walk through our doors membership is free,” said president and board chair for the Windermere Valley Youth Centre Society Sherry Doerr.
The youth …

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2017, April 7 – Out & About

Posted on April 7th, 2017 by


Friday, April 7th
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Seniors Hall, $2. Everyone welcome. Every Friday.
• 1 p.m.: Canasta cards at Canal Flats Seniors Hall every Friday.
• 6 p.m.: Bingo at Shuswap Band Hall every Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m.
• 7 – 8 p.m.: Your opinion matters, and so does your vision. Share your thoughts on the future of outdoor recreation in the Columbia Valley with Greenways Trail Alliance at the CV Chamber of Commerce, Invermere. Refreshments will be served. Check out the 2017 …

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Easy Rider Snowboard Cup Celebrates 30 years

Posted on March 31st, 2017 by


As the snowboard and ski season winds to a close, Panorama Mountain Resort will host the 30th annual Easy Rider Snowboard Cup April 1st and 2nd. The event is a fun way for snowboarders of all ages and abilities to get out on the hill for one last competition.
“It is a banked slalom event; it’s a snowboard event too, by the way. There are no skiers allowed and basically the run is built with lots of banked turns around gates and in a couple cases trees,” said event founder …

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