Closed until December 26th.
Friday, December 6th
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: The 20th annual Big Christmas Craft Sale at the Invermere Community Hall. Also runs Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $2 entry fee or a donation to the Food Bank. Entry fees go to the Windermere Childcare Society.
4:45 p.m.: Candle-light vigil at Frater Landing, Invermere, as part of the Purple Light Campaign. Purple is the symbol for courage, survival and honour and the campaign raises awareness regarding domestic violence. For more information, contact the Family Resource Centre.
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.: Cranium night at the Summit Youth Centre.
7:00 p.m.: Valley Voices in concert: A Christmas Blessing. At Christ Church Trinity. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students, available at Selkirk TV and Appliance, Essentials, Meet on Higher Ground and the Fairmont Village Gift Shop. With special guests, the voices of EMP. Performance also takes place on December 7th.
7:00 p.m.: Fresh Fridays open mic night at Pynelogs. All ages show.
Windermere Valley Midget Rockies tournament. Runs December 6th – 8th. The Midget Rockies play Friday, 8:15 -10:15 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. and 5 – 6:45 p.m. All games at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena.
Panorama Mountain Village opens.
Saturday, December 7th
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Headwaters Arts Society presents theannual Winter Art Show and Sale at the Discovery Centre, 8866 Grainger Ave., Canal Flats. Free admission and refreshments. Call Dodie 250-349-5877 for more info.
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Canterbury Carols Christmas Market at Interior World in support of the Family Resource Centre. November 30th to December 22nd on Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Sundays, 12 – 4p.m.; and Friday, December 20th, 5 – 8 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Festive Christmas Tree Cutting. Nature Conservancy of Canada – Canadian Rocky Mountains Program at the Marion Creek Benchlands, Columbia Lake. Meet at Grandview Road at 11:00 a.m. Bring warm clothes, gloves, rope, tools, food, friends and family. Must have RSVPd by December 5th. Call 250-342-5521 for more information.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Christmas Bake Sale and Lunch, sponsored by the Windermere Health Care Auxiliary, at the Windermere Hall. Admission is $5 at the door. Raffle for great prizes. All proceeds help fund the Palliative Care suite in the Invermere Hospital and Columbia House.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Smoking Water Coffee Shop is hosting the 3rd Annual Santa in Fairmont. Free for everyone. Sleigh rides, hot chocolate, shortbread cookie decorating, visits with Santa and carol singing with L8. Photos with Santa $10.
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.: Pool tournament at the Summit Youth Centre, starting at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8th
7:00 p.m.: Blue Christmas Service atChrist Church Trinity, Invermere.Aspecial service for those who have lost loved ones or pets or who are dealing with difficult circumstances. There will be a lighting of candles for remembrance. Please call Christ Church Trinity at 250-342-6644 for more information.
Tuesday, December 10th
6:30 p.m.: Wade Davis: Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in a Modern World at the Invermere Community Hall. 6:30 p.m. – Book Signing, 7:30 p.m. – Presentation. Tickets Free at Circle Health Foods and The Book Bar. Donations gratefully accepted at the door. For more info: 250-341-6898 or email@example.com.
7:00 p.m.: Cinefest movie night presents The Angels Share, winner of the Jury Prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Set in the Scottish Highlands, the movie tells a whimsical, light-hearted and at times almost surreal tale that like any good whiskey, still has a bit of a kick. Tickets at the door, $10. Cash bar and light refreshments. All ages. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., film begins at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11th
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Christmas decoration and hang out night at the Summit Youth Centre.
Thursday, December 12th
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Hang out night at the Summit Youth Centre.
5:30 p.m.: CPR Holiday Train at the Horsethief Forest Service Road crossing in Radium. Performances by Melanie Doane & Matt Dusk. Parking is limited, please park uptown and walk if possible. Parking attendants will be on hand to direct traffic. Please bring a donation for the Columbia Valley Food Bank, as RCMP will be there to Cram the Cruiser. Come and enjoy hot chocolate, candy canes and Christmas carols while waiting for the train. Train arrives at approximately 6:15 p.m. Thanks to Meet on Higher Ground, Radium Volunteer Fire Department, Canfor and Palliser Printing for helping with the event.
7:00 p.m.: DTSS Bands in concert at the DTSS gym. Band 8, Band 9, Sr. Concert Band, Sr. Stage Band. Silver collection at the door.
Friday, December 13th
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Friday Night Shopping in Fairmont. Prize draws, fantastic shopping, specials at your favourite stores, and delicious snacks.
4:00 p.m.: Celebrate Christ in Christmas at the Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, 712 12th Ave. 4 p.m. Pasada, 6 p.m. Live Nativity. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the CWL.
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.: Knit your own cuffs at the Summit Youth Centre.
Windermere Valley Minor Hockey Atom Tournament. Runs December 13th – 15th at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena.
Saturday, December 14th
4:00 p.m.: Panorama Mountain Freeride Club AGM at the Jack Pine Club, Panorama. Open to all skiers ages 5 – 18. Park/Air, Freestyle/Moguls, Big Mountain/Freeski. For info call Dave at 250-341-1967 or go online to pmfc.ca.
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.: Mexican Empanada night and a Spanish movie at the Summit Youth Centre.
7:00 p.m.: Christmas in the Valley CD release party at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Live performances of music from the CD. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for kids, available at The Book Bar. Proceeds go to the Food Bank. Also December 15th at 1 p.m.