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2016, February 5 – Out & About

Posted on February 5th, 2016 by


Friday, February 5th
• February 5th – 7th: Junior cash spiel. For more information, contact the Invermere Curling Centre by calling 250-342-3315, emailing invermerecurling@shaw.ca, visiting www.curlinginvermere.ca or going to “Invermere & District Curling Centre” on Facebook.
• 5 – 7 p.m.: SYC YCC Challenges program.
• 6:30 p.m.: Chinese Food Dinner at Branch 71 District Legion in Invermere. $15/person. Reservations Required. Call 250-342-9517 by January 30th. Meat Draw and 50/50.
• 7 – 9 p.m.: Fairmont Ski Hill Annual Starlight Challenge February 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, a fun recreational racing series.. …

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2016, January 29 – Out & About

Posted on January 29th, 2016 by


Friday, January 29th
• Rockies Pond Hockey Tourney Friday January 29th – Sunday January 31st, at Kinsmen Beach in Invermere. For more information and registration visit hockey-community.com/league/cvrockiespondhockey.
• 12 p.m.: Soup lunch at the Edgewater Legion. $6. Last Friday of each month.
• 5 – 7 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre (SYC) YCC Challenges program.
• 5:45 p.m.: Alliance Church, Invermere. Chili dinner and silent auction with entertainment to raise funds for materials to be used to construct a home in Ensenada, Mexico in March. Call 250-342-4454 for more information.
• 6:30 p.m.: …

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2016, January 22 – Out & About

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by


Friday, January 22nd
• January 22nd – 24th: Lake Spiel. For more information, contact the Invermere Curling Centre by calling 250-342-3315, emailing invermerecurling@shaw.ca visiting www.curlinginvermere.ca or going to “Invermere & District Curling Centre” on Facebook. Also visit Branch 71 Legion Snack Shack at the Lake Spiel.
• Bantam Home Tournament January 22nd – 24th at Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in Invermere. Contact t-irons@hotmail.com or Jycarder@telus.net for more information.
• 4 – 8 p.m.: SnowFlake Festival & Taste of the Valley at Kinsmen Beach. Live music, fire pits, ice skating. Taste of …

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2016, January 15 – Out & About

Posted on January 15th, 2016 by


Friday, January 15th
• January 15th – 17th, East Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating Competition hosted by the Columbia Valley Skating Club, at Eddie Mountain Arena in Invermere.
• 5 – 7 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre YCC Challenges program.
• 6 p.m.: Join the Summit Youth Centre in Rockband competition Night.
• 6:30 p.m.: Pork Chop Dinner at Branch 71 Legion in Invermere. $15/person. For those who include it the pork chops will be served with baked potatoes, coleslaw, and dessert. Reservations Recommended. 250-342-9517.
• 7 p.m.: January 15th and 16th, The Banana Peel: …

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2016, January 8 – Out & About

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by


Friday, January 8th
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere senior’s hall, $2. Everyone welcome.
• 9 p.m.: Bear’s Paw Bar & Grill at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Join us for live music by Smokin’ Ray & The Detectors. Blues, R’s n B and more.
Saturday, January 9th
• 9 a.m.: 2nd Annual Dragon Tail Loppet, 9km Nordic Loppet from the Panorama Nordic Centre. Registration at 9 a.m. and race at 11 a.m. Open to all ages and abilities. No separation of classic or skate disciplines. Start and finish at …

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2016, January 1 – Out & About

Posted on January 1st, 2016 by


Thursday, December 31st
• 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Invermere Library on shortened hours Dec. 29,30,31 and Jan.2
• 11:15 a.m.: Invermere Library Pre-school Storytime drop in for stories and a craft.
• 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Invermere Library Lego Club. Drop in to build something great.
• 3 p.m.: Village of Radium’s 25th Birthday Celebration and New Year’s Eve Party at Brent’s Shack, Legends Field and Radium Hot Springs Seniors Hall. Hot chocolate, hot dogs, chili and birthday cake. Visit www.radiumhotsprings.com for details.
• 6:30 p.m.: Radium Hot Springs New Year’s Eve Fireworks at …

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2015, December 25 – Out & About

Posted on December 25th, 2015 by


Friday, December 25th
• Legion Closed till December 29.
• 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: The 8th annual Christmas Day Soak at Fairmont Hot Springs. Free entry with donation to the Columbia Valley Food Bank.
• 5 – 7 p.m.: Radium Feastival, a village Christmas dinner at LaCabina Ristorante in Radium Hot Springs Best Western Plus Prestige Inn. Visit www.radiumhotsprings.com for details.
Saturday, December 26th
• 39th Annual Invermere-Radium Christmas Bird Count. For more Information call Randy at 250-688-6694 or email at inc-bc@outlook.com.
• 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Hockey Day at Bear’s Paw Bar …

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2015, December 18 – Out & About

Posted on December 18th, 2015 by


Friday, December 18th
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Elf Cookie Decorating. Come decorate cookies with our Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Christmas Elf at Misty Waters Café.
• 6:30 p.m.: Turkey Dinner at Branch 71 Legion in Invermere. Reservations Recommended. Please call 250-342-9517. Meat draw and 50/50.
Saturday, December 19th
• 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Fairmont Ski Hill opens.
• 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Newhouse Micro Homes Open House. Come and see what all the buzz is about. In front of Newhouse Multi Storage at …

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2015, December 11 – Out & About

Posted on December 11th, 2015 by


Friday, December 11th
• 4 – 8 p.m.: Friday Night Shopping in Fairmont.
• 5 p.m.: A screening of Warren Miller’s latest film, Chasing Shadows, at Earl Grey Lodge, Panorama. Show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets $15 with drinks and appetizers served. Contact Earl Grey Lodge at 250-341-3641 or info@earlgreylodge.com for tickets.
• 6:30 – 8 p.m.: 2nd Annual Butterfly Tree of Lights at Frater Landing. A lovely way to commemorate our loved ones who have passed on. Join us for this special evening of remembrance and connection. For …

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2015, November 27 – Out & About

Posted on November 27th, 2015 by


Friday, November 27th
• 12 p.m.: Edgewater Seniors soup day at the Edgewater Legion, $6 includes soup, bun and dessert.
• 4 – 8 p.m.: Invermere Vendor Blender Christmas Shopping Extravaganza at the Invermere Community Hall. Donation in support of ICAN or an unwrapped toy welcomed at the door.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Invermere Legion Winter Wonderland Market and Christmas Tea. To reserve a table please call 250-688-0640.
• 6:30 p.m.: Roast Beef Dinner at the Invermere Legion. $15/person. Reservations Recommended. Call 250-342-9517. Meat draw and 50/50.
• 7:30 p.m.: …

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2015, November 20 – Out & About

Posted on November 20th, 2015 by


Friday, November 20th
• Junior Spiel: November 20 – 22. Open to children 8+. $100 entry, includes dinner on Saturday night. To register email invermerecurling@shaw.ca or call 250-342-3315.
• Coats for Families are being accepting by Family Dynamix at 1317-7th Avenue, Invermere until December 3. If you’re in need of coats, pick-up at Family Dynamix office Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. closed for lunch.
• 6 p.m.: ICAN Raise the Woof Stand Up Comedy Show & Dinner at the Invermere Community Hall. Tickets $50, available …

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2015, November 13 – Out & About

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by


Friday, November 13th
• CBAL presents Baby Goose, early literacy activities for babies and their caregivers at the Invermere Library. Every Friday in November.
• Christmas Star Shop Local Program starts. Weekly draw for $50 in gift certificates. Dec 1st draw for $500 in gift certificates and an 1 hour $1000 shopping spree drawn on Dec 18th.
• 6:30 p.m: Pork Rib Dinner at the Invermere Legion. Reservations recommended. Call 250-342-9517 Meat Draw and 50/50.
• 7 p.m.: Invermere Under the Stars presents a panel discussion with an audience Q&A …

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2015, November 6 – Out & About

Posted on November 6th, 2015 by


Friday, November 6th
• East Kootenay Wine Festival November 6th – 8th at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.
• Ladies Spiel: November 6-8, for more information visit www.curlinginvermere.ca, call 250-342-3315 or email invermerecurling@shaw.ca.
• 6:30 p.m: Steelhead Trout Dinner at the Invermere Legion. $15/person. Reservations recommended. Call 250-342-9517. Meat Draw and 50/50.
• 7 p.m.: The Chuck Bisset Singers perform with special guest appearance by Savannah Bisset at Alliance Church. Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for students.
• 7 – 10 p.m.: Fresh Fridays Open Mic at Pynelogs. …

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2015, October 30 – Out & About

Posted on October 30th, 2015 by


Friday, October 30th
• Purple Cow Gift Shop 10th Anniversary in Fairmont. Discounts and deals all day long. Call 250-345-6133 or visit www.purplecowgifts.ca.
• 10 a.m.: Baby Goose, an early literacy program designed for babies up to 18 months & their caregivers at the Invermere Public Library.
• 12 p.m.: Edgewater Seniors soup day at the Edgewater Legion, $6 includes soup, bun and dessert.
• 4 – 10 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre (SYC) Halloween Extravaganza dance and costume party. Family dance at 4 – 6:30 p.m. All ages welcome. SYC Halloween …

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2015, October 23 – Out & About

Posted on October 23rd, 2015 by


Friday, October 23rd
• October 23rd – 25th Scrapper’s Cove Annual Retreat. Call 1- 250-342-7238 for more information.
• 2 – 4 p.m.: Beaver Scouts will be selling popcorn in front of Valley Foods. Please check out their Facebook page or contact Lainey at 250 688 8046 to order up to Oct 23.
• 5 p.m.: SYC pool tournament.
• 6:30 p.m.: Roast Chicken at the Invermere Legion. $15/person. Reservations recommended. Call 250-342-9517. Meat Draw and 50/50.
Saturday, October 24th
• 10 a.m.: Monster Mash Dash, a fun …

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2015, October 16 – Out & About

Posted on October 16th, 2015 by


Friday, October 16th
• Link to Rink Spiel: October 16-17. Golfing and Curling in one event. For more information visit www.curlinginvermere.ca, or email invermerecurling@shaw.ca or call 250-342-3315.
• 5 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre (SYC) Foosball tournament.
• 6 p.m.: Brisco Riding Club Harvest Dinner/ Auction at Brisco Hall. $10/ single, $25/ family. Everyone Welcome.
• 6:30 p.m.: Roast Beef Dinner at the Invermere Legion. Reservations recommended. Call 250-342-9517. Meat Draw and 50/50.
Saturday, October 17th
• 6 – 11 p.m.: SYC grade 10 – 12 only. Every third Saturday of …

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Bacteria: Part two

Posted on October 16th, 2015 by


By Arnold Malone
Pioneer Columnist
For more than a century we thought that germs were bad. It is now ingrained in many of us that bacteria are enemies. Of the bacteria that exists in our bodies some are harmful, many are just thankful that we have provided a warm home, and a huge number are as vital as any organ.
Our street language makes it sound like we should rid ourselves of bacteria. If we did, we would be constipated, unable to process food and we would be dead by sunset. For a …

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Grant deadline looms

Posted on October 16th, 2015 by


The Columbia Valley Community Foundation is reminding all the registered charities within the Upper Columbia Valley that the fall granting deadline is fast approaching. Applications must be received no later than October 31st and applications are available online at www.valleyfoundation.ca.
“The CVCF is proud to provide support to our charitable partners through our granting program,” said foundation chair Roberta Hall.
Any questions should be directed to the executive director Laurie Klassen, who can be reached at 250-342-2845 or at info@valleyfoundation.ca.
The community foundation has operated in the Upper Columbia Valley for the past …

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RAISING AWARENESS

Posted on October 16th, 2015 by


During the Summit Youth Centre’s Box City (the night of Saturday, October 10th) local teens, parents and youth centre staff help build shelters made out of cardboard boxes at Pothole Park to sleep in overnight, to bring awareness to what the homeless experience. “We say that, if at any point, some of them want to go home, that’s kind of the point,” said Summit Youth Centre program co-ordinator Kelsey Prichard. “It just shows that for some people that’s not an option for them.”
Top photo by Dorothy Isted;
Bottom photo by Nicole …

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Fall fair comes to Canal Flats

Posted on October 16th, 2015 by


By James Rose
Special to the Pioneer
On Saturday October 24th there is an exciting new event taking place in Canal Flats that will be fun for the whole family. The first annual Fall Fair and Artisan Market will take place from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Canal Flats Community Centre and is being sponsored by the municipal Community Pride and Celebrations Committee.
Karen Flowers, one of eight event organizers, said the impetus for putting on the inaugural event was in the spirit of “doing things for the community, and …

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