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2016, December 2 – Out & About

Posted on December 2nd, 2016 by


Friday, December 2nd
• 4 p.m.: Elinor Florence will greet old and new friends, and sign copies of her bestselling Canadian novel, ‘Bird’s Eye View’ at the Invermere Community Hall.
• 4 – 8 p.m.: The 23rd Big Christmas Community Craft Sale at Invermere Community Hall. Also Saturday December 3rd, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• 4 – 8 p.m.: The Valley GoGo Sisters will be selling home baked goodies, African beads, suet bird feeders, sock monkeys and more at the BIG Christmas Craft Sale with all proceeds going directly to the Stephen …

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2016, November 25 – Out & About

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


Friday, November 25th
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Baby Goose every Friday morning in Nov. at the Invermere Library for parents and babies 0-18 months old. Call 250-409-4251 or e-mail kandruschuk@cbal.org for more info. Presented by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.
• 12 p.m.: Soup lunch at the Edgewater Legion. $6. Last Friday of each month.
• 4 – 8 p.m.: Little Badgers Christmas Bazaar Fundraiser at the Eva Joseph Family Centre (near the Akisqnuk Band Offices). Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Vendors and Fun for the whole family!
• 5 …

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2016, November 18 – Out & About

Posted on November 18th, 2016 by


Friday, November 18th
• Effusion Art Gallery + Glass Studio hosts their annual fundraiser where handmade Christmas ornaments will be sold. Supporting the Westside Legacy Trail.
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Baby Goose every Friday morning in Nov. at the Invermere Library for parents and babies 0-18 months old. Call 250-409-4251 or e-mail kandruschuk@cbal.org for more info. Presented by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.
• 4 – 8 p.m.: Winter Wonderland Market – a festival of crafts and artisans at the Invermere Community Hall with cuisine by Chef Steve …

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2016, November 11 – Out & About

Posted on November 17th, 2016 by


Friday, November 11th
• Operation Christmas Child is underway! Pick up your shoebox-sized container at David Thompson Secondary School or Kootenay Savings Credit Union and return them to either location no later than Nov. 14th. Boxes will be airlifted overseas and delivered to children in need.
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Baby Goose every Friday morning in Nov. at the Invermere Library for parents and babies 0-18 months old. Call 250-409-4251 or e-mail kandruschuk@cbal.org for more info. Presented by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.
• 10:30 a.m.: Royal Canadian …

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2016, November 4 – Out & About

Posted on November 4th, 2016 by


Friday, November 4th
• Operation Christmas Child is underway! Pick up your shoebox-sized container at David Thompson Secondary School or Kootenay Savings Credit Union and return them to either location no later than Nov. 14th. Boxes will be airlifted overseas and delivered to children in need.
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Baby Goose every Friday morning in Nov. at the Invermere Library for parents and babies 0-18 months old. Call 250-409-4251 or e-mail kandruschuk@cbal.org for more info. Presented by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.
• 2 – 8 p.m.: …

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2016, October 28 – Out & About

Posted on October 28th, 2016 by


Friday, October 28th
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Baby Goose every Friday morning in Oct. and Nov. at the Invermere Public Library for parents and babies 0-18 months old. Enjoy songs, rhymes, snacks, and socializing. Call 250-409-4251 or e-mail kandruschuk@cbal.org for more info. Presented by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.
• 12 p.m.: Soup lunch at the Edgewater Legion. $6. Last Friday of each month.
• 6:30 p.m.: Steelhead Trout Dinner at Branch 71 Legion in Invermere. $17.50. Reservations Recommended. Call 250-342-9517. Meat Draw and 50/50.
• 7 – …

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2016, October 14 – Out & About

Posted on October 14th, 2016 by


Friday, October 14th
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Baby Goose is back! Friday mornings in Oct. and Nov. at the Invermere Public Library for parents and babies 0-18 months old. Enjoy songs, rhymes, snacks, and socializing. Call 250-409-4251 or e-mail kandruschuk@cbal.org for more info. Presented by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.
• 5:30 p.m.: The Valley Harvest Culinary Event, with proceeds going to the Columbia Valley Centre and Westside Legacy Trail, is being held at Eagle Ranch Resort. Entertainment by pianist Malia Ashley Kerr, …

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2016, October 7 – Out & About

Posted on October 7th, 2016 by


Friday, October 7th
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Baby Goose is back! Friday mornings in Oct. and Nov. at the Invermere Public Library for parents and babies 0-18 months old. Enjoy songs, rhymes, snacks, and socializing. Call 250-409-4251 or e-mail kandruschuk@cbal.org for more info. Presented by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.
• 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.
• 8 p.m.: Brooklyn duo TARANA performs at Rolf the …

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2016, September 30 – Out & About

Posted on September 30th, 2016 by


Friday, September 30th
• Orange Shirt Day: All residents are encouraged to wear orange shirts to commemorate the injustices that resulted from the residential school program and as a symbol for anti-racism and anti-bullying initiatives.
• 10 a.m.: Project Playtime presents The Great Tickle Trunk Adventure Theatre Show at Invermere Community Hall. Second show at 11 a.m.
• 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Getting to Know Your iPad/iPhone – 7 weekly workshops run until Nov. 25th at the CBAL classroom in Invermere. Contact Leanne Brooks at 250-341-5683 or lbrooks@cbal.org to register; max. 10 …

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2016, September 23 – Out & About

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by


Friday, September 23rd
• 4 p.m.: Columbia Basin Trust AGM at Kaslo Hotel, 430 Front St. in Kaslo, BC. Everyone welcome.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: The East Kootenay Invasive Species Council hosts an Open House at Lake Windermere Community Hall. Also at Radium on Sept. 26th and Canal Flats on the 27th. Contact Jessie Paloposki Education Coordinator, EKISC at 250-802-2585, Jessie@ekisc.com.
• Ghost Boy performs at Strand’s Old House Restaurant. $10 cover, reserve a seat by calling 250-342-6344.
Saturday, September 24th
• 9 a.m.: Panorama hosts the 2nd annual Ridge Walk. At the top …

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2016, September 16 – Out & About

Posted on September 16th, 2016 by


Friday, September 16th
• 4 – 8 p.m.: Rockin’ on Main at Radium Visitor Information Centre. Market from 4 – 8 p.m., Music featuring Marty & Friends, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
• 5 – 7 p.m.: Christ Church Trinity is holding a Garage Sale in support of outreach initiatives for a ministry in Nicaragua. 110-7th Ave, Invermere.
• 7 – 10 p.m.: Registration for the Columbia Valley Classics Car Show, Radium Seniors Hall. $25 fee. Friday registration encouraged to promote speedier entry Saturday morning. Visit radiumcarshow.com or radiumhotsprings.com.
Saturday, September 17th
• 7 – …

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2016, September 9 – Out & About

Posted on September 9th, 2016 by


Friday, September 6th
• 12 – 8 p.m.: Second Annual Art Walk. Stroll through seven Invermere Art Galleries and Studios. This is the last one of the season!
• 7 p.m.: Columbia Valley Car Club meeting at Rocky River Grill breakfast room. All car enthusiasts welcome! For more info, call Vicki at 250-342-1257.
• 7 – 10 p.m.: John Cronin plays at Strands Restaurant.
• 8 – 10 p.m.: Columbia Valley Twirlers Square Dance Club hosts a Mainstream Square Dance Weekend at the Community Hall in Radium. Guest callers are Rick & Kathy …

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2016, September 2 – Out & About

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 by


Friday, September 2nd
• 12 – 8 p.m.: Second Annual Art Walk. Stroll through seven Invermere Art Galleries and Studios. Last one of the season!
• 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.
• 7 – 9 p.m.: Invermere Roller Rink at the Curling Centre every Friday. Also Sundays 2 to 5 p.m. Cost $5.
• 9 p.m.: Valley Forged plays at the Farside in Fairmont.
Saturday, September 3rd
• 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Invermere …

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Village of Radium chief administrative officer celebrates 25 years of service. Photo by Nikki Fredrikson

Radium CAO recognized

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


The chief administrative officer for the Village of Radium Hot Springs has been honoured by the Local Government Management Association (LGMA) for his service in municipal work. Mark Read was recognized at the Radium Hot Springs council meeting on Wednesday, August 17th with Radium mayor Clara Reinhardt presenting him with a pin from the LGMA commemorating his 25 years working in the industry.
When Mr. Read graduated from York University with a political science and international relations degree, he never dreamed he’d end up working in municipalities.
His original intention was to …

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On Tuesday, August 23rd, local author Elinor Florence (left) presented copies of her second book, My Favourite Veterans, to Jim Ashworth, 97, and Joy Bond, 98 — two of the veterans who Ms. Florence features in her book.  Photo by Nikki Fredrikson

Nine local veterans featured in Florence’s new book

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


The Columbia Valley is home to many veterans and for some, their contributions by serving the country are being recognized. Elinor Florence’s latest book, My Favourite Veterans, features true stories from Canadian men and women serving in the armed forces during the Second World War, including nine veterans from the Columbia Valley with two of them still living to see the book. My Favourite Veterans is Ms. Florence’s second book (the first being Canadian bestselling novel Bird’s Eye View), which she chose to self-publish, allowing her control over the creation …

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2016, August 26 – Out & About

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


Friday, August 26th
• Lake Windermere Rod and Gun Club Bugaboo Blast weekend registered clay event. Visit lwdrodgun.com for details.
• Effusion Art Gallery Summer Creative Series featuring artist Caio Paagman. Also August 27th.
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Junior Naturalist Program for children ages 6-12, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Redstreak Campground Theatre until Aug. 27th. Cost $5 per child. Call 250-347-6525.
• 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Artym Gallery Maya Eventov exhibition with artist in attendance from 5 – 8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. to …

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Players with the Canal Flats Minor Hockey Association receive coaching at the Columbia Valley Hockey School summer camp. Photo submitted

Canal Flats mom fighting to save local hockey program

Posted on August 19th, 2016 by


The Canal Flats Minor Hockey Association has been operating with two parents and two volunteer coaches to offer the only organized sport to kids in the community. The hockey program has seen a decrease in excitement for the game in the kids leading to a lack of attendance at practices.
“The end of last season I noticed pretty much all kids were not even showing up to practice. They were dropping out, there was very little interest and I was like, ‘What can we do? I don’t want to lose this, …

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Artist Kimberly Olson depicts different emotions in reaction to sexual assault in her art show ‘The Emotional Journey through Sexual Assault’ that she will now be touring with after her recent exhibit at the Pynelogs Art Gallery. Photo by Jami Scheffer

Sparking conversation with art

Posted on August 19th, 2016 by


Every day, people throughout the world become victims of sexual assault. Many of these victims never report the incidents to police. Sexual assault is a crime that is rarely talked about in society because it’s deemed shameful. Kimberly Olson is breaking down the social fear of speaking of sexual assault by bringing her own experiences and healing journey to canvas. Her art show, Emotional Journey through Sexual Assault, features herself as the subject to get people talking.
“The whole purpose essentially, for me, the most important aspect, is getting people talking …

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De Bruces a Mi, a reggae-hip hop-R&B-World Music band from Columbia, is performing at the Kinsmen Beach Greenspace tonight for the kick-off of the Invermere MusicFest as part of their 2016 Canada tour. Photo submitted

Outdoor dance party kicks off MusicFest

Posted on August 19th, 2016 by


The 2016 Invermere MusicFest is making sure it has something to offer everyone by including a Friday night dance party. Tonight (Friday, August 19th) kicks off the waterfront festival at the Kinsmen Beach Greenspace with performances from Love You Miss You, HighKicks and De Bruces a Mi.
“We wanted to offer a Friday night for the locals who have to work on Saturday… we also thought a dance party for the younger crowd would give them an opportunity to see what the Invermere MusicFest is all about,” said festival executive …

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2016, August 19 – Out & About

Posted on August 19th, 2016 by


Friday, August 19th
• Effusion Art Gallery Summer Creative Series featuring artist Sarinah Haba. Continues Aug. 20th.
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Junior Naturalist Program for children ages 6-12, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Redstreak Campground Theatre until Aug. 27th. Cost $5 per child. Parents call 250-347-6525 to register. Drop-ins are also welcome.
• 11 a.m.: Pop-up Story Time at the Edgewater Public Library. Free activities and good stories. Weather dependent. For more details or directions, visit invermere.bclibrary.ca or call 250-342-6416.
• 12 – 8 p.m.: Second Annual Art Walk. Stroll through …

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