August 1st – 2nd, 8 p.m.: Rio 2. Also showing August 4th – 9th and 11th-12th.
Friday, August 1st
4 – 9 p.m.: Market on Main, Radium. Every Friday. Also Saturday, August 2nd.
5 – 8 p.m.: Min Ma exhibition at Artym Gallery. Artists will be in attendance. Show continues until August 7th. Check out artymgallery.com.
6 – 10 p.m.: Edgewater School Reunion. Includes all students up to the grads of 1970. Continues through Sunday. Events include: Friday evening Wine and Cheese at the Legion, pancake breakfast at the Legion on Saturday and Sunday; Community Hall displays; Coffee and Cake Social, tours of the school, dinner and a dance. Contact Doris Hansen for more info or to register: 250-347-9337.
7 – 9 p.m.: Marty & Eli perform at Music on Main, Radium.
8 p.m.: Arrowhead Saison release party and Killer Rollbot fundraiser at The Station Pub. Rollbots are being auctioned off for chores. Raffle basket, 50/50.
Saturday, August 2nd
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Invermere Farmers Market, downtown Invermere. Every Saturday.
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Ottawa artist Ed Ambros will show new work while creating on-site at Effusion Art Gallery. Visit effusionartgallery.com.
12 – 6 p.m.: AIR: Panorama features Artist in Residence. Art show and sale featuring Lynne Grillmair, George Oliver, Cajsa Fredin and Jon Howlett. #3 Mount Brewer View, Panorama. Visit artatpano.com.
7 – 9 p.m.: Legend Nights at Lakeshore Resort and Campground. Listen to Ktunaxa legends as told by a First Nation Elder. Free, open to the public, traditional food available for purchase. Also August 23rd and 30th.
7 – 9 p.m.: Valley Forged perform at Music on Main, Radium. Music on Main runs every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer.
9 – 11 p.m.: The Lego Movie at Movie in the Park, Pothole Park, Invermere. Free event. Snacks available at the Summit Youth Centre concession. Bring a blanket. Come early for a good seat and to play in the bouncy castle.
Sunday, August 3rd
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Honing your Photography Skills: A Hike up Mount Bruce with Ryan Bavin. A Wild Nature Tour, hosted by Wildsight. Visit wildnaturetours.ca.
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Pancake Breakfast (9 – 11 a.m.) and Market at the Edgewater Legion. Every Sunday.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Fairmont Farmers Market in the Fairmont Village Mall parking lot. Every Sunday.
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.: 7th Annual Tour of the Arts outside the historic CP Lodge. Tickets $10, children free with parent. Tickets available at Pynelogs, Meet at Higher Ground (Radium), La Galleria (Fairmont) and at the Invermere Farmers Market. Visit columbiavalleyarts.com.
1 – 11 p.m.: Invermere Music Fest at the greenspace next to Pynelogs. Featuring The Boom Booms, Harpoonist & Axe Murderer, Kelly Lee Evans and more. Tickets $45/$50 at the gate. Visit invermeremusicfest.com.
Tuesday, August 5th
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Rocky Mountain Athlete Training Camp. Ages 8 and up, athletic sports background recommended. Runs August 5th – 7th. $120/3 days or $45/day. Visit nerakmacd.wix.com/summer-sports-camp. Also runs August 19th – 21st.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Windermere Valley Museums Summer Childrens Program: B.G. Hamilton, Historian. Leave your modern devices behind and explore the old ways of communicating. Admission by donation, ages 6-10. To register: 250-342-9769, email@example.com.
Wednesday, August 6th
7 – 9 p.m.: Artist opening at Pynelogs. Feature artist show includes Lynne Grillmair, Pat Bavin, Guy Hobbs, Cat McDiarmid, Christine Wignall, George Oliver and Maegan Stanbury. Show runs until August 17th.
Friday, August 8th
5 – 8 p.m.: Neil Patterson exhibition at Artym Gallery. Artist will be in attendance. Show continues until August 14th. Check out artymgallery.com.
Saturday, August 9th
7:30 – 11 a.m.: 19th annual Loop the Lake, presented by the Rotary Club of Invermere. Half marathon (7:30 a.m. start), Octogenarian Event (8 a.m. start), 10km (8:30 a.m. start), and a special Family award for families running the race. Check-in on August 8th at the Invermere Community Hall. Register online at loopthelake.bc.ca.
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Wild Food and Medicinal Plants: A Nature Walk with Kalista Pruden. A Wild Nature Tour, hosted by Wildsight. For details and to register, visit wildnaturetours.ca.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Annual Lakeside Splashdown at James Chabot beach. Hangliders and paragliders take off from Mt. Swansea and land on water targets at James Chabot. August 10th in case of inclement weather.
10 a.m. – 5p.m.: Columbia Basin Culture Tour. Free self-guided tour runs both August 9th and 10th throughout the Columbia Basin. Participating studios in our area include: CastleRock Art Group, Caraway Pottery, Art Heart and Soul, Sandpiper Studios, and the Headwaters Art Society. For more information, visit cbculturetour.com or pick up a tour guide at the Visitor Info Centre.
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Edmonton artist Vern Busby will show new work while creating on-site at Effusion Art Gallery. Visit effusionartgallery.com.
Sunday, August 10th
8 a.m. Summer Splash at James Chabot Beach, hosted by Lake Windermere Ambassadors. 8 a.m.: Lake Windermere Open Water Swim at James Chabot Provincial Park. For more info and to register, visit heartoftherockiestri.ca. 10 a.m.: Games, music and edu-tainment. Sand sculpture contest, paddleboard and kayak races, beach volleyball tourney. 12 p.m.: Awards and food. 1 p.m.: Sailing regatta.
Mini Sporting Clays at the Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club. For more info, visit lwdrodgun.com or call 250-341-3254.
Kelly Hrudey and Friends Charity Golf Classic at Copper Point Golf Club. Opening reception Friday, tournament August 11th at The Point and August 12th at The Ridge. Visit kelleyhrudeyclassic.com.