Closed from October 28th to December 26th.
Friday, December 7th
Coats for Kids charity fundraiser. Drop off locations for coats in good condition include CIBC, The Monkeys Uncle, Hotsprings Studio in Fairmont and a drop-off bin at 443 4th Avenue, Invermere. Donations accepted until December 20th at 12 p.m. For more information, please contact Kristine Tan at 250-342-2033.
4 – 8 p.m.: All Signs Point to Christmas shopping night in Fairmont Hot Springs. An evening of special deals and features. Christmas light switch-on begins at 4 p.m.
4:30-10 p.m.: Spaghetti and Christmas Decoration Night at the Summit Youth Centre.
6 – 9 p.m.: Cross Roads Collective hosting an open house. Arts and crafts for kids. 10% savings on Christmas trees. Free refreshments. Doug Goodwin will be doing an educational segment on the sustainability of Christmas treeing. Kyle Burley will be doing a chainsaw carving that will be raffled off at the end of the evening. Matthew Chapman, acoustic guitar player, will lead the Christmas carols. Majestic U Brew and Wine will supply brewed apple cider for adults at no cost. For more information, call Jessie Blakley at 250-341-6983.
7:30 p.m.: Sing for Joy Valley Voices in Concert with specials guests Voices of EMP at Christ Church Trinity. Tickets $5 for students and $10 for adults. Tickets available at Essentials, Picture This, Meet on Higher Ground and the Fairmont Gift Shop.
Saturday, December 8th
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Tourism Radiums Holiday Market at the Prestige Inn in Radium Hot Springs. Photos with Santa (furry family members welcome). For more information, contact Kara at Tourism Radium at 250-347-9331, 250-688-0658 or email email@example.com .
10 a.m. 2 p.m.: Christmas Market at Columbia Ridge Community Hall (10 minutes south of Fairmont). Quilts, paintings, pottery, baking, Christmas boughs/trees, Gourmet food items and crafts. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-345-6673.
10:30 a.m.: The Radium Public Library will be presening Crafts with Trudy. For more info, call 250-347-2434.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Pictures with Santa at Copper Point Resort. $15 with proceeds donated to the Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club and Invermere Companion Animal Network. Donations to the Columbia Valley Food Bank also accepted.
12 p.m.: Invermere Library Silent Christmas Auction closes. Make sure to get all bids in on dozens of unique items. For more information, please contact Lynda Tutty at 250-341-3185.
1 – 3 p.m.: Christmas Tea and Bake Sale at Windermere Community Hall. Admission $5 with Christmas entertainment and raffles.
4 – 6 p.m.: Global Animal Lovers 2nd annual Photos with Santa at Home Hardware. Bring your child or pet for a photo with Santa. $10 minimum donation. Event runs from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. on December 9th.
4:30 – 10 p.m.: Pool tournament at the Summit Youth Centre.
9 p.m. Willhorse live at The Station Pub celebrating the release of their debut album Southern Rock. No cover charge. For more information, please contact the Station Pub at 250-342-5557.
Sunday, December 9th
3 p.m.: Radium Volunteer Fire Department are hosting a Childrens Christmas Party. Please phone the Village office at 250-347-6455 to RSVP.
5: 30 p.m.: Rotary Seniors Christmas Dinner at the Best Western Invermere Inn. Call 250-342-5566 Monday Thursday, between 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. to register prior to December 6th.
7 p.m.: Blue Christmas at Christ Church Trinity for those who have lost loved ones.
Monday, December 10th
Nor-Am Cup ski race begins at Panorama. For more info about the Nor-Am Cup, visit www.alpinecanada.org/events/nor-am-cup .
6 – 8 p.m.: Join guest speaker Dr. Anna Warwick-Sears from the Okanagan Basin Watershed Board at Copper Point Resort to gain ideas about community driven water management efforts in the area. For more information and to RSVP, please contact the Lake Windermere Ambassadors at 250-341-6898.
Wednesday, December 12th
8 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Swim Boot Camp and 9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. aqua-jogging with Kutenai Aquatics at Radium Hot Springs Pools. Cash and non-perishable food items for donation to the Invermere Food Bank accepted as admission. Everyone welcome!
4 p.m.: Annual General Meeting for Wings Over the Rockies birding festival at Pynelogs Cultural Centre.
11 p.m.: Kytami, Strings and Beats Tour at Buds Bar. Two electric violinists (Kytami and Michael Fraser) supported by DJ Joshua James. Tickets $8 at the door.
Thursday, December 13th
6 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre is going to Yoga at SYC leaving the Summit Centre at 6 p.m. Please call the Summit Youth Centre at 250-342-3033 to sign up in advance and for further information.
7 p.m.: David Thompson Secondary School Bands in Concert at the DTSS Gym. Band 9, Band 8, Sr. Concert Band, Sr. Stage Band. Silver collection at door.
Friday, December 14th
Opening Day for the 2012-13 winter season at Panorama Mountain Village. For more information, please visit www.panoramaresort.com .
5:30-8 p.m. 1st annual Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Holiday Market at the Lions Hall. Shopping with pizza and beer. Admission is $6. Event also runs from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on December 15th. For more information, contact Deanne Abrams at 250-342-2844.
Saturday, December 15th
10 a.m.: Classic Learn to Ski Clinic by Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club at Nipika Mountain Resort. One-day technique improvement for classic skiing. Second class held on December 16th. Free for members, $30 for non-members. email@example.com .