|  Your source for news and events in the Columbia Valley

Currently browsing Community

2015, February 20 – Out & About

Posted on February 20th, 2015 by


Friday, February 20th
• 9 a.m.: KABDA is hosting a Planting the Seed to Entrepreneurship workshop at Akisqnuk First Nation Band Hall. For more information and to register contact Janice Alpine at 1-888-480-2464 ext 3164 or jalpine@kabda.org or visit kabda.org.
• 2 – 4 p.m.: SYC. Come join us for snowshoeing.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Climbing wall open at J.A. Laird School every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Birthday parties by appt. 250-688-5228
• 7 p.m.: The Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley is hosting an information night at the Edgewater Community Hall. …

Read More...

2015, February 13 – Out & About

Posted on February 19th, 2015 by


Friday, February 13th
• 2 – 4 p.m.: SYC. Come join us for swimming at Radium Hot Springs.
• 3 p.m.: Downton Abbey High Tea at the Library. Join us as we air episode one of season five. Visit invermere.bclibrary.ca for more info.
Saturday, February 14th
• 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Winterfest in Radium. Indoor curling practice.
• 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Winterfest in Radium, Pick-up ball hockey. Crafts, sockman, penguin pictures.
• 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Fire Vixen Tattoos Presents Puppy Love 4 at the Invermere Community Hall. For more …

Read More...

2015, February 6 – Out & About

Posted on February 19th, 2015 by


Friday, February 6th
• 1 p.m.: Shuswap Celebration at the Lions Hall ( beside the ball fields at the cross roads)
• 2 – 4 p.m.: SYC. Come join us for snowshoeing.
• 7 p.m.: The Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley is hosting an information night at the Brisco Community Hall. There will be a 45-minute presentation followed by a Q&A, information brochures to take home and refreshments to enjoy while you are there.
Saturday, February 7th
• 8 a.m.: Shuswap Celebration at the Lions Hall ( beside the ball …

Read More...

2015, January 30 – Out & About

Posted on January 30th, 2015 by


Friday, January 30th
• 12 p.m.: Lunch at the Edgewater Legion. Six dollars. Soup, bun, dessert and more. Last Friday of each month.
• 2 – 4 p.m.: SYC. Join us for swimming at Radium Hot Springs.
• 7 p.m.: The Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley is hosting an information night at Smoking Waters Cafe in Fairmont Hot Springs. There will be a 45-minute presentation, followed by a Q&A, information brochures to take home and refreshments to enjoy while you are there.
• CV Rockies Pond Hockey Championship Jan 30th – Feb 1st. …

Read More...

2015, January 23 – Out & About

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


Friday, January 23th
• 2 – 4 p.m.: SYC. Join us for Snowshoeing.
• 4 – 8:30 p.m.: Snowflake Festival and Taste of the Valley at 6 p.m. at Kinsmen Beach, kick off to Bonspiel on the Lake. Fireworks at 8 p.m.
• 4 p.m.: Curling Bonspiel on the Lake at Kinsmen Beach Invermere. Continues Saturday January 24th and Sunday January 25th. For more information email invermerecurlingclub@shaw.ca
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Climbing wall open at J.A. Laird School every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Birthday parties by appt. 250-688-5228.
Saturday, January 24th
• 5:30 – 6:30 …

Read More...

Prefatory parturition produced by local politician

Posted on January 21st, 2015 by


The mayor of Invermere is the father of the valley’s New Year’s baby.
Parents Gerry Taft and Nozomi Ishii welcomed their firstborn child, Kelvin Arthur Taft, into the world at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 12th at 3:05 p.m.
Gerry and Nozomi both agreed that the name Kelvin was the right fit for their son. His middle name, Arthur, comes from Grandpa Taft.
Gerry said he’s not yet sure which sports or clubs he thinks Kelvin will join, but he’s sure that Nozomi won’t want their son following in his …

Read More...

Ever-popular Wild Game Banquet returns

Posted on January 21st, 2015 by


The Lake Windermere District Rod and Gun Club is gearing up once again for its ever-popular Wild Game Banquet. This year is the club’s 96th anniversary, and the formal banquet has been running for at least 20 years.
“It’s a dinner and dance thing and it’s a tremendously fun time.
We get constant feedback from people on how much fun they had. People look forward to this event every year,” said club president Rick Hoar. “It’s also the club’s major fundraiser of the year.”
The menu at the banquet traditionally includes a scrumptious …

Read More...

2015, January 16 – Out & About

Posted on January 16th, 2015 by


Friday, January 16th
• 2 – 4 p.m.: SYC. Join us for swimming at Radium Hot Springs.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Climbing wall open at J.A. Laird School every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Birthday parties by appt. 250-688-5228
Saturday, January 17th
• 6:30 p.m.: Movie with a meal at Earl Grey Lodge. 3 course meal and featuring the film The Judge. $59.99 + tax, limited seating. Call 250-341-3641 or email info@earlgreylodge.com for more information and to make reservations.
• 7 p.m.: SYC. Join us for Foosball Tournament.
• 7 p.m.: Play Whist at the Columbia …

Read More...

Local Slow Food movement grows high school kitchen

Posted on January 14th, 2015 by


The future culinary artists of the valley are set for another educational advantage, as Slow Food Columbia Valley (the local movement) is helping chip away at the cost of a big item on the Chef Training Program’s wishlist.
The Chef Training Program at David Thompson Secondary School (DTSS) is working toward the purchase of a commercial bread-baking oven. The school is currently equipped with ovens to bake bread, but the students’ passion for fresh food is outgrowing the existing arsenal.
“What we want will have a stone floor and a nice even …

Read More...

2015, January 9 – Out & About

Posted on January 9th, 2015 by


Friday, January 9th
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Senior’s Hall, every Wednesday and Friday $2. Everyone welcome.
• 1 p.m.: Canasta cards at Canal Flats Seniors Hall every Friday
• 2 – 4 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre (SYC) Join us for Snowshoeing.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Climbing wall open at J.A. Laird School every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Birthday parties by appt. 250-688-5228.
• 7 p.m.: Steamboat Mountain Music Society annual general meeting at the Edgewater Legion.
Saturday, January 10th
• 7 p.m.: SYC. Join us for Pool Tournament.
• 7 …

Read More...

2015, January 2 – Out & About

Posted on January 2nd, 2015 by


Friday, January 2nd
• 1 p.m.: Canasta cards at Canal Flats Seniors Hall every Friday
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Climbing wall open at J.A. Laird School every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Birthday parties by appt. 250-688-5228
• 8 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre (SYC). Join us for movie night and popcorn.
• 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.
Saturday, January 3rd
• 10 a.m – 2 p.m.: Lake Windermere Whiteway Winter Festival …

Read More...

2014, December 26 – Out & About

Posted on December 29th, 2014 by


Friday, December 26th
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Senior’s Hall, every Wednesday and Friday $2. Everyone welcome.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Climbing wall open at J.A. Laird School every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Birthday parties by appt. 250-688-5228
Saturday, December 27th
• 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Holiday Yoga at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.
• 8 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre (SYC). Come join us for movie night and popcorn.
Sunday, December 28th
• Santa Claus 5-Stand at the Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club. For more info, visit …

Read More...

2014, December 19 – Out & About

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by


Friday, December 19th
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Senior’s Hall, every Wednesday and Friday $2. Everyone welcome.
• 2 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre (SYC), Come join us for snowshoeing.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Climbing wall open at J.A. Laird School every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Birthday parties by appt. 250-688-5228.
Saturday, December 20th
• 9 – 10 a.m.: Copper Point Resort, breakfast with Santa. Please book ahead at 250-341-4000.
• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Copper Point Resort, pictures with Santa.
• 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Santa’s Cabin …

Read More...

2014, December 12 – Out & About

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by


Friday, December 12th
• 9 a.m.: Panorama Mountain Resort Winter season starts.
• 10:30 a.m.: Holiday Craft Extravaganza for K – Gr.4 at the Invermere Public Library. Contact 240-342-6416 to register.
• 5:30 – 11:45 p.m.: Earl Grey Lodge in Panorama is showing Warren Miller’s 2014 film No Turning Back.
• 6 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre (SYC). Come join us for Man Hunt with hot chocolate afterwards.
Saturday, December 13th
• 9 – 10 a.m.: Copper Point Resort, breakfast with Santa. Please book ahead at 250-341-4000.
• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Copper …

Read More...

2014, December 5 – Out & About

Posted on December 5th, 2014 by


Friday, December 5th
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Senior’s Hall, every Wednesday and Friday $2. Everyone welcome.
• 4 – 8 p.m.: Christmas Craft Fair at the Invermere Community Hall. Entry fee $2 donation to the Windermere Child Care Society or a donation to the Invermere Food Bank.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Climbing wall open at J.A. Laird School every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Birthday parties by appt. 250-688-5228.
• 6:30 p.m.: Hospice Society 1st Butterfly Tree of Lights at Frater Landing in Invermere. Join us as we …

Read More...

Kootenay Bayou returns victorious from 2015 Scovie Awards

Posted on November 28th, 2014 by


Kootenay Bayou turned up the heat in the southern USA, where they won three awards at the annual Scovie Awards.
“The Scovie Awards are like the Academy Awards of hot sauce,” said Kootenay Bayou Voodoo Habanera Hot Sauce founder Dale Hunt.
Upon entering the Roasted Red X flavour into the 2015 Scovie Awards (they’re awarded a year in advance) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dale won first place in both the habanero hot sauce and Louisiana style hot sauce categories, and second place in the medium heat category.
This was the first, and probably …

Read More...

2014, November 28 – Out & About

Posted on November 28th, 2014 by


Friday, November 28th
• 10:30 a.m.: Last Friday morning preschool story time at the Library. New story time schedule beginning in January. Starting December 5th, Baby Goose will replace Friday story time.
• 12 p.m.: Soup lunch at the Edgewater Legion. $6. Last Friday of each month.
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Senior’s Hall, $2. Everyone welcome.
• 7- 10 p.m.: Wild and Scenic Film Festival, at the Invermere Community Hall brought to you by Wildsight Invermere. The festival will feature 15 environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s …

Read More...

2014, November 21 – Out & About

Posted on November 27th, 2014 by


Friday, November 21th
• 6 p.m.: ICAN’s 3rd annual Raise the Woof! Comedy Show and Dinner at the Invermere Community Hall. Silent and live auction, games and surprises. Tickets $50, all proceeds go towards ICAN’s Rescue and Adoption Facility. Confirmed comedian line up includes Alex Wood, James Uloth and headliner Cory Mack.
Saturday, November 22nd
• 10 a.m.: Christmas Silent Auction. Dozens of auction items at the Invermere Public Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, all funds raised support library programs. Auction bids close at 12 noon, …

Read More...

2014, November 14 – Out & About

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by


Friday, November 14th
• 6 – 11 p.m.: SYC. Join us for a Dance, ages 12 – 18.
• 7 – 9 p.m.: 1940’s themed B.C. book launch at Pynelogs for Bird’s Eye View by Elinor Florence. Dress in period costumes circa 1940 for a chance to win a door prize. Visit invermere.bclibrary.ca for more information.
Saturday, November 15th
• 6 – 11 p.m.: SYC. Join us for a pool tournament.
• 7 p.m.: Elephant Mountain Music Theatre presents the Broadway Musical “RENT” at the DTSS theatre. Tickets $25 for …

Read More...

2014, November 7 – Out & About

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by


Friday, November 7th
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere senior’s hall, $2. Everyone welcome.
• 13th Annual East Kootenay/Fairmont Hot Springs Wine Festival (November 7-8): Individual tickets and lodging packages available at fairmonthotsprings.com.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Climbing wall open at J.A. Laird School every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Birthday parties by appointment. 250-688-5228
• 6 – 11 p.m.: SYC. Join us for a Foosball Tournament and Remembrance Day posters.
• 7 – 10 p.m.: Fresh Fridays Open Mic at Pynelogs. Showcasing young talent from the valley. All ages, licensed bar.
• …

Read More...