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2017, August 17 – Out & About

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


Thursday, August 17th
• 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Pancake Breakfast and Scooter Rodeo for Seniors only! at Columbia Garden Village. Call 250-341-3350 for details.
• 1 – 4 p.m.: Invermere Library’s Summer Reading Club activities for kids going into Gr. 1-5.
• 5 – 6 p.m.: Wine tasting in the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort lobby every Thursday. $15/person or $25 for two.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Beach Party every Thursday in August at Kinsmen Beach including lawn games, sand volleyball, music, and more. This week: SUP with instructor Penny Powers from Columbia …

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2017, August 10 – Out & About

Posted on August 10th, 2017 by


Thursday, August 10th
• 10:30 a.m.: Stretch and Move Classes for Seniors every Thursday with Jenette St. Jean at Invermere Seniors Hall.
• 1 – 4 p.m.: Invermere Library’s Summer Reading Club activities for kids going into Gr. 1-5. Each Thursday.
• 2 p.m.: Seniors Tea at the Invermere Library the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. If you require transportation, please call the library at 250-342-6416.
• 5 – 6 p.m.: Wine tasting in the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort lobby every Thursday. $15/person or $25 for two.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Beach …

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2017, August 3 – Out & About

Posted on August 3rd, 2017 by


Thursday, August 3rd
• 10:30 a.m.: Stretch and Move Classes for Seniors every Thursday with Jenette St. Jean at Invermere Seniors Hall.
• 4:30 – 6 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre Chef-It-Up. Every Thursday. Learn to make delicious food on a budget.
• 5 – 6 p.m.: Wine tasting in the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort lobby every Thursday. $15/person or $25 for two.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Beach Party every Thursday in August at Kinsmen Beach with Giant Jenga, sand volleyball, SUP, Zumba with instructor Julie Parent from 7:30 – 8 p.m., music and …

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2017, July 28 – Out & About

Posted on July 28th, 2017 by


Friday, July 28th
• Crisanna’s Neighbourhood Valley Block Parties, a one hour event Tuesdays starting at 10:30 a.m. and Fridays at 7 p.m. for visitors, locals and their guests at Aksiqnuk Lakeshore Campground, Hwy 93/95 between Windermere and Fairmont. Prizes, coupons, music, entertaining info, local volunteer groups, free Fry Bread, coffee, tea. Cash sales of local homemade foods and handmade crafts. Visit fb ‘Valley Block Parties’.
• 11 a.m.: Invermere Library Pop-Up Story Time at Edible Acres in Windermere. Drop by for stories and songs!
• 4 – 8 p.m.: Art Walk Invermere, …

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2017, July 21 – Out & About

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


Friday, July 21st
• Bull Riding in the Rockies returns for the 19th year at the Invermere Curling Club and is a fundraiser for the Columbia Valley Rockies hockey club. Rodeo tickets purchased before July 15th save you $5 – only $30 for adults and $20 for students/seniors and include the Dance with music by KixxsIn. An extra $12 gets you the Traditional Cowboy Supper at 5 p.m. Rodeo starts at 7:15 p.m. Tickets at Invermere Home Hardware, Avenue, Mountainside Market in Radium and Fairmont and the Brisco General Store.
• 4 …

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2017, July 14 – Out & About

Posted on July 14th, 2017 by


Friday, July 14th
• 4 – 8 p.m.: Art Walk Invermere, visit six participating Art Galleries throughout Invermere every Friday from now to Sept. 8th. Visit www.artwalkinvermere.com.
• 4 – 9 p.m.: Music and Market on Main at Radium Visitor Information Centre every Friday in July and August. Market from 4 – 9 p.m., Music from 7 – 9 p.m. tonight with Dos Equis. Visit radiumhotsprings.com for a full listing of performers and sponsors.
• 6 p.m.: Bingo at Shuswap Band Hall every Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at …

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2017, July 7 – Out & About

Posted on July 7th, 2017 by


Friday, July 7th
• Mineral Mountain Ziplines Grand Opening at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.
• 9 – 11 a.m.: 9th Annual Stampede Breakfast at Fire’d Up in Radium Hot Springs. By donation in support of the Radium Fire Department.
• 4 – 8 p.m.: Art Walk Invermere, visit six participating Art Galleries throughout Invermere every Friday from June 30th to September 8th. Visit www.artwalkinvermere.com.
• 4 – 9 p.m.: Music and Market on Main at Radium Visitor Information Centre every Friday in July and August. Market from 4 – 9 p.m., Music from …

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2017, June 30 – Out & about

Posted on June 30th, 2017 by


Friday, June 30th
• 12 p.m.: Seniors Luncheon at the Edgewater Legion to Celebrate Canada’s Birthday! $6 for soup, baked beans, cake and ice cream.
• 12 – 8 p.m.: Karyn Chopik jewelry trunk sale at Effusion Art Gallery and Glass Studio. Bling in your summer with 15% off all in-store jewelry items.
• 4 – 8 p.m.: Art Walk Invermere, visit the six participating Art Galleries throughout Invermere every Friday from June 30th to September 8th. Visit www.artwalkinvermere.com.
• 4 – 9 p.m.: Music and Market on Main at Radium Visitor Information Centre …

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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.
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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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