August 8th – 9th, 8 p.m.: Rio 2. Also showing August 11th-12th.
Friday, August 8th
4 – 9 p.m.: Market on Main, Radium. Every Friday.
5 – 8 p.m.: Neil Patterson exhibition at Artym Gallery. Artist will be in attendance. Show continues until August 14th. Check out artymgallery.com.
7 – 9 p.m.: Dave White performs at Music on Main, Radium.
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. – 1 p.m.: Invermere Farmers Market, downtown Invermere. Every Saturday.
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.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Sandpiper Studios 5th annual open house. Live glassblowing, showroom open. 2151 Kootenay #3 Rd., Windermere. Visit sandpiperstudio.ca.
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.
7 – 9 p.m.: The Dry Gulch Ramblers perform at Music on Main, Radium. Music on Main runs every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer.
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.
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Pancake Breakfast (9 – 11 a.m.) and Open Market at the Edgewater Legion.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Fairmont Farmers Market in the Fairmont Village Mall parking lot. Every Sunday.
Mini Sporting Clays at the Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club. For more info, visit lwdrodgun.com.
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.
Monday, August 11th
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Rocky Mountain Sports Camp. Ages 6 – 12, no experience necessary. Runs August 11th – 15th. Activities include volleyball, soccer, floor hockey, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, belly-flop baseball, mini-Olympics and more. $125/week or $30/day. Visit nerakmacd.wix.com/summer-sports-camp.
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Summer Art Camp with Black Star Studios. Week-long camp at the beach for ages 7 and up, August 11th – 15th. Contact Black Star for more information: 250-342-6663, blackstarstudios.ca.
Art Camps with Robyn Oliver. Half-day camps run Monday, August 11th to Friday, August 15th. Ages 7 – 9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages 10 – 12, 1 – 4 p.m. Cost $125 per child. Classes in the Art Room at DTSS bring your own snack and dress in studio appropriate clothing. To register: 250-341-7890, email@example.com.
Tuesday, August 12th
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Adventure Radium. Ages 5-8 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Ages 8+ 1 – 3:30 p.m. Registration online at radiumhotsprings.ca. $5 drop-in fee/child, $25 summer fee/child, $50 family fee (3 or more). Runs Tuesday through Thursday, every week until August 21st.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Windermere Valley Museums Summer Childrens Program: Colin Cameron, Constable. Put the clues together to solve a crime and maybe put the murderer behind bars. Admission by donation, ages 6-10. To register: 250-342-9769, firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 p.m.: Music on the Patio at Eagle Ranch Resort. Live local musicians perform every Tuesday night from July 8th until August 26th. Visit eagleranchresort.com.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: OPT clinic at the Invermere Health Unit. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Confidential service: low-cost birth control, and STI testing.
Thursday, August 14th
12 p.m.: Seniors Luncheon at the Invermere Legion. $5, payable at the door. Please reserve your seat by calling Theresa at 250-342-9281 ext 1227.
Friday, August 15th
5 – 8 p.m.: Alex Fong exhibition at Artym Gallery. Artist will be in attendance. Show continues until August 21st. Check out artymgallery.com.
Saturday, August 16th
10 a.m.: The Teddy Bears Picnic for ages 3 – 5 years at the Radium Park, presented by the Radium Public Library.
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Ontario artist David Grieve will show new work while creating on-site at Effusion Art Gallery.
Sunday, August 17th
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.: In the Footsteps of Conrad Kain: Hike to Lake of the Hanging Glacier with Pat Morrow. For details and to register, visit wildnaturetours.ca.
Family Picnic at the Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club. For more info, visit lwdrodgun.com or call 250-341-3254.