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Local Freeride Club sends three athletes to Jr. Nationals

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by


For the first time in the history of the Panorama Mountain Freeride Club, three young athletes were sent to compete at the Junior Nationals at Le Relais in Lac-Beauport, Quebec. Olivia Gibson, 14, from Calgary; Thomas Burnyeat, 14, also from Calgary; and local Avery Gerle, 17, all competed in the Mogul competition from March 6th to 12th.
“They did fairly well; it’s a completely different field for them, so they actually did very well, they put down good clean runs. They don’t have the same degree of difficulty as, for …

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Manny Osborne-Paradis ends his season on a high

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by


A lifestyle change and new equipment are what Invermere’s Manny Osborne-Paradis is crediting for his jump from his 28th ranking in the world to 11th this ski season.
Finishing up his season in Aspen at the AUDI FIS Ski World Cup finals, Mr. Osbrone-Paradis just missed the podium in the downhill competition by 0.07 second to end the race fourth.
“Bittersweet, getting the last three races 4th, 5th, then 4th. It would be nice to be getting podiums and such, but that’s how the cookie crumbles sometimes,” said Mr. Osborne-Paradis. …

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Art from the Heart poster winner chosen

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by


This year marks the 12th annual Art From the Heart art show, with a theme of Canada: Our Perspective. For the show, five elementary schools will showcase their student’s creations — over 700 pieces of artwork from students across the Columbia Valley will be on display at Pynelogs Cultural Centre.
Each year, one student’s art is chosen as the poster image for the show, the winner’s work selected from works submitted by all five schools. This year, Anna Thompson, a Grade 6 student at Windermere Elementary School, had her painting selected …

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2017, March 24 – Out & About

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by


Friday, March 24th
• 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.
• 8 p.m.: Enjoy music by the Swillbillies at the Farside in Fairmont. No cover.
Saturday, March 25th
• Art From the Heart Sneak Peak at Copper Point Resort runs March 25th to April 1st. The 20 pieces considered for the poster art will be displayed and …

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Lake Windermere Ambassadors launch video

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by


As Canada Water Week approaches, the Lake Windermere Ambassadors have been planning an official release of their new video. The film is 3.5 minutes long and seeks to appeal to the connection between humans and the lake. As the Lake Windermere Ambassadors program coordinator, Megan Peloso sees the opportunity that visual technologies offer as a way to reach a broader audience; in turn, allowing for further literacy around the lake.
“Water has a message on its own, and it is a great deal more resonating when an audience can actually …

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2017, March 17 – Out & About

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by


Friday, March 17th
• High Notes Music Festival at Panorama Mountain Resort. Line up includes Jim Byrnes, Barney Bentall, Leeroy Stagger, Shred Kelly, Speed Control, The Lion The Bear The Fox and 100 Mile House plus local talent Raven McAllister, L8, Small Town Dirtbags and Elk Run & Riot. Visit www.panoramaresort.com/High-Notes/ for schedule details and tickets. Also Saturday March 18th.
• Canal Flats hosts the 8th annual Canal Flats Curling Bonspiel, a fundraiser for the Canal Flats Community Society. For more information or to register please call the arena at 250-349-5617. …

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Top ranked local triathlete fundraising for Worlds

Posted on March 10th, 2017 by


To be one of the top triathlon athletes in Canada, you need to train like one. That’s why Invermere’s Lindsay Glassford wakes up every day at 5 a.m. to train. Currently, she’s ranked second in Canada and 35th in the world for her age group, and is preparing to compete at two separate World Championships.
“At the end of 2016, I was second in Canada so I would like to bump into the top spot if I could and my goal for World Championships is to be on the podium …

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Invermere Library offering tax help

Posted on March 10th, 2017 by


The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) at the Invermere Public library has received the software to begin taking on clients for the 2016 tax season.
The CVITP allows for the public to access help by trained volunteers to assist them in filing their tax returns.
“It is a program that has been put together by the Canada Revenue Agency and they’ve reached out to community groups across the country for groups such as ours to host the CVITP locally. This will be our third year being an access point for the …

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2017, March 10 – Out & About

Posted on March 10th, 2017 by


Friday, March 10th
• 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 p.m.: Jubilee Mountain, a local bluegrass folk trio, are performing at Strand’s Old House Restaurant. No cover charge.
Saturday, March 11th
• 10 a.m.: Lego for all ages at the Radium Public Library every Saturday.
• 10 a.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for all ages at …

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Coffee and tea Expo at Copper Point Resort prepares for biggest year yet

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 by


Invermere’s annual Coffee Fest will be in full swing this weekend, and its marquee event — the Coffee and Tea Expo — is promising to delight coffee and tea lovers from the valley and beyond.
The expo, held at Copper Point Resort, will be packed with some of the country’s best coffee roasters, specialty tea sellers, wholesalers, drinkware makers, coffee and tea equipment dealers, and a few boutique chocolate makers, and is aimed at valley residents and visitors with an interest in hot drinks as well as those more directly involved …

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Meisha & The Spanks set to perform at Shakmans Bar and Lounge

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 by


Invermere’s very own Meisha Louie will be returning to the Valley for a performance at Shakman’s Bar and Lounge with her band Meisha & The Spanks. The band is a two-piece garage rock band based out of Calgary that plays a punky, pop-rock style of music.
“Really excited to be coming home and bringing some rock and roll to a bar. I don’t think there’s been a lot of bar rock and roll shows in the Valley. I’ve been trying to get put there for a bit and I finally …

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March 3, 2017 – Out & About

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 by


Friday, March 3rd
• Invermere Coffee Fest runs March 3rd to Sunday March 5th. For details on the 16 coffee, tea, beer, chocolate and honey workshops and to register visit www.InvermereCoffeeFest.com. Summary of today’s workshops and times below (must pre-register):
– 9 – 10 a.m.: Bean There done That 1.0 at Kicking Horse Coffee, $15, includes tour of facility.
– 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Espresso Pulling at Eagle Ranch, $30, hosted by Jeremy Ho.
– 1 – 2 p.m.: Bean There done That 2.0 at Kicking Horse Coffee, $15, includes tour of …

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Columbia Valley Football Club seeks community supports

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by


The Columbia Valley’s soccer program has been increasing their participants vastly over the past two years, approaching 400 players aged five through 18 enrolled. The increase in athletes has the club in need of sponsors for team jerseys.
“Our club is growing. Every time we have enough kids, we build a new team and we’ve already had to expand. This year we’re anticipating two full new teams. That means they need jerseys. So (for) the jersey sponsorship, you can either do half the team, so just the white set or …

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Ken Fowler owner of Fairmont Hot Springs Passes away

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by


The Fairmont Hot Springs Resort community is mourning the loss of Ken Fowler, owner of Ken Fowler Enterprises and shareholder of the resort. Mr. Fowler passed away Monday, February 13th at the age of 90. According to the Muskoka News Watch, he was on a Caribbean cruise with family.
Mr. Fowler was born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario. The entrepreneur never went further than Grade 10, but would go on to become a millionaire with investments primarily in real estate, restaurants and retail stores. In 2006, he purchased Fairmont Hot …

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Manny Osborne-Paradis gets bronze at World Championship in Super G

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by


For some, celebrating your birthday may be exciting enough, but for Invermere resident and pro downhill skier Manny Osborne- Paradis, his 33rd birthday fell on the day he won bronze in the men’s Super-G at the 2017 Alpine Skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland on February 8th.
“Pretty special day. My mom was over there and to have 40,000 people sing happy birthday and to do well,” Mr. Osborne- Paradis told The Pioneer, recounting the experience. “I switched ski companies the year prior and to be able to get a …

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2017, February 24 – Out & About

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by


Friday, February 24th
• 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 – 9:30 p.m.: Bryce Huston makes his live music debut at Shakman’s Bar and Grill. Tickets $20 which covers entry, one album and a drink voucher and are available at Do Nothing Floatation and Om Organics.
• 7 p.m.: GhostBoy is bringing their unique brand of music to Strand’s Old House Restaurant. A …

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2017, February 10 – Out & About

Posted on February 10th, 2017 by


Friday, February 10th
• Windermere Valley Child Care New Playground Fundraiser with Little Caesars pizza! To order your pizza kit contact a parent of a registered child or call Pat at 250-342-3168 or wvccs@telus.net by February 14th. Pizza pick-up is Friday February 24th between 6 – 7 p.m. at the daycare.
• 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 …

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2017, February 3 – Out & About

Posted on February 3rd, 2017 by


Friday, February 3rd
• The Summit Youth Centre is holding a Valentine’s Day online auction on Facebook, accepting bids from February 1st until 8 pm on Wednesday February 8th. Bid on items such as an overnight golf package from St. Eugene Golf Resort, a gift certificate from Fusion Wellness Spa, a photo shoot with Terri Giles Photography, and more! Follow the Facebook page to access the auction: www.facebook.com/summityouthcentre. All bids through private message (PM) will be posted with a fake name to prevent your sweetheart from finding out about their …

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2017, January 27 – Out & About

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


Friday, January 7th
• 12 p.m.: Seniors soup lunch at the Edgewater Legion. $6. Last Friday of each month.
• 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.
• 7:30 p.m.: Enjoy fast-paced hockey as the Columbia Valley Rockies host Kimberley Dynamiters at Eddie Mountain Arena.
• Columbia Valley Rockies Pond Hockey Championships runs all weekend, January 27 – 29th. …

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2017, January 20 – Out & About

Posted on January 20th, 2017 by


Friday, January 20th
• Invermere Caregiver’s Support Group monthly meeting on the 3rd Friday of each month. Contact facilitator Leanne Brooks at 250-341-5683 for more information.
• 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.
• 1:30 – 3 p.m.: The Invermere Public Library is hosting a 4 week LEGO Club for students in Kindergarten- Gr. 4 running weekly from Friday January 20th until February 10th. Due to limited spaces please call 250-342-6416 to pre-register for the free …

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