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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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2017, March 31 – Out & About

Posted on March 31st, 2017 by


Friday, March 31st
• 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Volunteers from the Canadian Cancer Society will be selling fresh daffodils at Sobeys, AG Valley Foods and in Radium at Mountainside Market. Put a little spring in your home and help the CCS in its research, patient support and public education.
• 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 cards at Canal Flats Seniors Hall every Friday.
• 6 p.m.: …

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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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