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BLAZE BATTLER — Taylor Reidlinger has been a firefighter for two years. She moved to Invermere this year to work with one of the town’s three four-person crews.  Photo submitted

Local firefighters working hard to maintain safety

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


By Kevin Nimmock
Pioneer Staff
So far this year, crews from the Southeast Fire Centre have fought 387 wildfires, more than any of the province’s five other Fire Centres.
Often, only the largest fires reach public attention because the smaller flames are defused in a day or two. It takes a dedicated crew of firefighters to make sure those small fires don’t spread, keeping the public safe without them even knowing about the danger.
Taylor Reidlinger is one of twelve firefighters based out of Invermere. She is in her second year on …

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2015, July 31 – Out & About

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


Friday, July 31st
• 12 p.m.: Soup lunch at the Edgewater Legion. $6. Last Friday of each month.
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Senior’s Hall, $2. Everyone welcome.
• 4 – 9 p.m.: Radium’s long weekend Music and Market on Main, July 31st – August 1st. Music on Main starts at 7 p.m. Visit www.radiumhotsprings.com for details.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Invermere on the Lake Art Walk from June 19th to Sept. 11th every Friday. For more information visit theartwalk.ca.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Artym Gallery shows Branko Marjanovic exhibition.
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2015, July 24 – Out & About

Posted on July 24th, 2015 by


Friday, July 24th
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Senior’s Hall, $2. Everyone welcome.
• 4 – 9 p.m.: Music & Market on Main at Radium Visitor centre. Every Friday evening till August 28th.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Artym Gallery shows Margo Fearn and Denise Lemaster exhibition till July 31.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Invermere on the Lake Art Walk from June 19th to September 11th every Friday. For more information visit theartwalk.ca.
• 6 p.m.: Steak Sandwich Dinner at the Invermere Legion. $15/person. Reservations recommended. Call 250-342-9517.
• 8 – 10 …

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2015, July 17 – Out & About

Posted on July 17th, 2015 by


Friday, July 17th
• 4 – 9 p.m.: Music & Market on Main at Radium Visitor centre. Every Friday evening till August 28th.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Invermere on the Lake Art Walk every Friday until September 11. For more information visit theartwalk.ca.
• 5 p.m. – 1.30 a.m.: Bull Riding in the Rockies. Professional Bull Riding style Rodeo Event, directly opposite The Eddie Mountain Arena (overlooking the lake) in downtown Invermere, with Mexican Poker, Rodeo Clowns, World Class Bull Riders. Live Music from Kixxsin; Family Dance; Refreshments. Cowboy Dinner …

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2015, July 10 – Out & About

Posted on July 10th, 2015 by


Friday, July 10th
• 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: NAPA Grand Opening with BBQ, refreshments, treats for kids and four legged friends, daily draws and more.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Invermere on the Lake Art Walk, every Friday. For more information visit theartwalk.ca.
• 6 p.m.: Summer Picnic at the Invermere Legion. Turkey, Ham, Salads. Reservations recommended. Call 250-342-9517.
Saturday, July 11th
• Horseback archery tournament at Luxor Corrals. For more information contact Doug at 250-347-9048.
• 8 a.m.: Young Hearts Triathlon at Kinsmen Beach. For more details visit heartoftherockiestri.ca/yht.html
• 8:30 a.m. …

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2015, July 3 – Out & About

Posted on July 3rd, 2015 by


Friday, July 3rd
• Toby Creek Kayak Race. We would like ALL race participants, coaches AND volunteers to register for this event. Register online $50/race must be an Alberta Whitewater Association (AWA) member to race.
• Hell’s Belle Ladies bike weekend. Women Only Mountain Bike Park skills camp at Panorama Mountain Resort.
• 9 – 11 a.m.: Stampede pancake breakfast at Fire’D up. Breakfast and burgers fundraiser for Radium Hot Springs Fire Department. Visit www.radiumhotsprings.com for details.
• 4 – 9 p.m.: Music and Market on Main every Friday from July 3 to …

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2015, June 26 – Out & About

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


Friday, June 26th
• Summer at Panorama opening weekend. Start with the Mile 1 Express for downhill mountain biking & hiking, the pools & waterslides, PanoKids camps and more.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Invermere on the Lake Art Walk, every Friday. For more information visit theartwalk.ca .
• 5- 8 p.m.: Effusion gallery hosts the new work and demo by Connie Geerts and Karyn Chopiks trunk show.
• 6 p.m.: SYC Karaoke Night.
• 6 p.m.: Spring into summer with dancing and steak sandwiches with band FreeLee at Invermere Legion. $15/person. Reservations recommended. …

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2015, June 19 – Out & About

Posted on June 19th, 2015 by


Friday, June 19th
• BBQ Chicken dinner at Invermere Legion. $15/person. Reservations recommended. Please call 250-342-9517.
• 4 – 7 p.m.: Kickoff to the 4th Annual Beerfest at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort ski area. Long Drive Competition at Fairmont Hot Springs Airport. $15 for 3 balls. Proceeds benefit Columbia Valley Golf Trail Junior Tour.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Invermere Art Walk from June 19th to September 11th every Friday. For more information visit theartwalk.ca.
• 6 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre (SYC) Rockband Night.
• 7 – 11 p.m.: Mountainside Grille BBQ. Live …

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2015, June 12 – Out & About

Posted on June 12th, 2015 by


Friday, June 12th
• 5 – 9 p.m.: REACH Art show, artist opening event at Pynelogs Cultural Centre.
• 6 – 8 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre (SYC) Games Night.
• 8 – 10 p.m.: A Mainstream Dance with The Columbia Valley Twirlers, hosting a square dance weekend June 12th & 13th at the Community Hall in Radium. For more information call Albert Robideau at 250-347-6573.
Saturday, June 13th
• Wasa Triathlon June 13th and 14th. Family friendly festival weekend with kids’ event on Saturday. Registration at www.rmevents.com closes on June 9th for adults …

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2015, June 5 – Out & About

Posted on June 5th, 2015 by


Friday, June 5th
• 3 – 5 p.m.: Canal Flats Kids Bingo. 8 – 16 years old.
• 6 p.m.: An evening of Dance at Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. Tickets $10 available at Inside Edge in Invermere, Pips in Edgewater, Mountain Market in Fairmont.
• 7 p.m.: Canal Flats Family Dance. Funky hair, face painting, ice cream walk.
• 7 p.m.: The DTSS Senior Theatre class presents Kill Me, Deadly – a noir comedy play by Bill Robens. Tickets available at the Blue Dog Cafe or at the door, DTSS Theatre. $10 …

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2015, May 29 – Out & About

Posted on May 29th, 2015 by


Friday, May 29th
• 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Permaculture Design Practicum May 29th and May 30th at Groundswell Community Greenhouse. The #1 request of our PDC graduates is to practice their new design skills on real-life projects. For more information email info@groundswellnetwork.ca or call 250-342-3337.
• 12 p.m.: Edgewater Seniors soup day at the Edgewater Legion, $6.
• 7 p.m.: SYC Movie and popcorn night.
Saturday, May 30th
• 11 a.m.: Preschool story time at the Invermere Public Library, every Saturday.
•12:30 p.m.: Windermere Health Care Auxiliary Charity Golf Tournament …

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2015, May 22 – Out & About

Posted on May 22nd, 2015 by


Friday, May 22nd
• 5 p.m.: May 22 – May 24, Wetlandkeepers Course is 2½ days of workshops that educate participants about wetland conservation. This is a hands-on, free fieldwork course that provides participants with technical skills to steward their own wetland. For more information contact wetlands_assistant@bcwf.bc.ca or
visit wetlandkeeperswindermere.eventbrite.ca
• 6 p.m.: SYC Karaoke Night.
Saturday, May 23rd
• May 23rd & Sunday May 24th Radium Car Rally. Visit radiumhotsprings.com for details.
• 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Garage Sale at Akisqnuk First Nation Arbor. Food and items for sale as well …

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2015, May 15 – Out & About

Posted on May 15th, 2015 by


Friday, May 15th
• May long weekend Boogie Bash at Bud’s Bar & Lounge. May 15th No cover charge featuring DJ Juice. May 16th $5 cover charge featuring Bruce E.p. May 17th, No cover, featuring The Jamies with the Otters and Locals night.
• 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: From May 15th – May 28th Permaculture Design Certification at the College of the Rockies and Groundswell Community Greenhouse. For more information email info@groundswellnetwork.ca or call 250-342-3337.
• 6 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre (SYC) Rockband Night.
• May 15 – Sun, May 17, Crescent …

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2015, May 8 – Out & About

Posted on May 8th, 2015 by


Friday, May 8th
• 6 – 8 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre (SYC) Games Night.
• 7:30 p.m.: Valley Voices Spring Concert May 8th – 9th at Christ Church Trinity. Tickets available at Tiffany’s Thredz in Invermere, Purple Cow Gift Shop in Fairmont and Meet on Higher Ground in Radium.
Saturday, May 9th
• 6 – 8 p.m.: Pooch Plunge at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. The pool goes to the dogs in support of GALS and the SPCA. Bring your family and doggie out for some fun. $10/ dog, registration required 1-800-663-4979 …

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2015, May 1 – Out & About

Posted on May 1st, 2015 by


Friday, May 1st
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Senior’s Hall every Wednesday and Friday, $2. Everyone welcome.
• 5 p.m.: May 1st – May 3rd, orienteering training and coaching camp in Invermere. For more information visit kootenayorienteering.com/events/view/1833.
• 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.
Saturday, May 2nd
• 5 p.m.: Hospice Society 3rd Annual Butterfly Gala at Radium Resort. Tickets $50. 3 – course meal, live entertainment by Bruce Childs …

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2015, April 24 – Out & About

Posted on April 24th, 2015 by


Friday, April 24th
• 4 – 6 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre (SYC) Graphic design program. Must pre-register. Email summit.centre@gmail.com or call 250-342-3033.
• 9 p.m.: La Cafamore presents the works of women composers of the Romantic Era, at Christ Church Trinity.
Saturday, April 25th
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Radium Hot Springs Annual Trash Bash and Clean Up. Meet at Higher Ground Coffee House. Bring gloves. For full event details please contact the Village Office, (250) 347-6455 or email events@radiumhotsprings.ca
• 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Prevention of Violence Against Women …

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2015, April 17 – Out & About

Posted on April 17th, 2015 by


Friday, April 17th
• 4 – 6 p.m.: SYC Graphic design program. Must pre-register. Email summit.centre@gmail.com or call
250-342-3033.
Saturday, April 18th
• 9 a.m – 1 p.m.: CV Cycling Society annual bike swap at the Invermere Community Centre. Bring in bikes and gear between 9 – 11 a.m. Toonie charge to bring in gear. Sale is from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pick up money and/or unsold gear at 1 p.m. On display will be a piece of art work by local artist Pat Bavin, which will be used on a …

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2015, April 08 – Out & About

Posted on April 3rd, 2015 by


Friday, April 3rd
• Easter paragliding event at Panorama Mountain Resort. For more information contact fly@flyingMax.com.
• 9 a.m.: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort nature hike starting from the lodge lobby.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: 28th Annual Easy Rider Snowboard Cup. April 3rd to 5th. Event registration at the Great Hall in Ski Tip Lodge in Panorama, $25 entry fee. Visit panoramaresort.com for more details.
Saturday, April 4th
• 9 a.m.: Easter celebrations at Panorama Mountain Resort. Visit panoramaresort.com for more details.
• 5 p.m.: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort customer appreciation dinner and …

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2015, March 27 – Out & About

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Friday, March 27th
• Canadian Cancer Society Spring Daffodil sale March 27th and 28th at Mountainside Market (Radium), Valley Foods and Sobeys (Invermere). Fundraising for life-saving research, patient support and public education.
• March 27th and 28th Rink-to-Link competition. Golf and curling competition. $240/team. Call 250-342-3315 or email invermerecurling@shaw.ca to register.
• 9 a.m.: Bean there, Packed That with Kicking Horse Coffee. $15. A full facility tour of Kicking Horse Coffee. See their roasting and packaging facility, learn about sustainable coffee production from a fairtrade and organic approach. Visit InvermereCoffeeFest.com to register.
• …

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2015, March 20 – Out & About

Posted on March 20th, 2015 by


Friday, March 20th
• 6th Annual Canal Flats Curling Funspiel, March 20th-22nd.
• 5 p.m.: SYC movie night with popcorn.
Saturday, March 21st
• 4 p.m.: Syndicate Rail Jam at Panorama Mountain Resort. Please pre-register with Guest Services in Ski Tip Lodge. Cost $10 per person.
• 7 p.m.: SYC Foosball Tournament.
• 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.: QuintEssence live at the Christ Church Trinity.
Sunday, March 22nd
• 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.: Spring BBQ Spiel. $100/team includes dinner and (meat) prizes. Register at the Curling Centre.
• 7 – 9 p.m.: Trivia Nights at Bear’s …

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