Closed until February 24th.
Friday, February 7th
6 – 11p.m.: Pool tournament at the Summit Youth Centre.
7 p.m.: Throttle Decisions movie showing and prizes at the Great Hall, Panorama, as part of Avalanche Awareness Days. The bar will be open and pizza will be served. Please donate to the Hugh and Helen Hinks memorial fund to raise money for youth educational initiatives through the Canadian Avalanche Foundation.
Fire and Ice Festival, hosted by the Fairmont Business Association. Includes events throughout the weekend. Friday night kicks off the Starlight Challenge at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, followed by live music by Al Lukas at the ski chalet, tubing, and other entertainment. Call the Hoodoo Grill at 250-345-2166 for more information.
31st annual Starlight Challenge at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Friday nights through February. Skiers, boarders and telemarkers of any ability are welcome as long as youre confident on blue runs. Adult League Race start: 7:15 p.m. Four-person teams of skiers, boarders, or mixed. Individual racers welcome. Starlight Challenge Package price $89 per person, including night lift tickets (rentals not included).Dont worry if you cant race all four nights nightly drop-in racers are welcome too! Register: Call Snow School at 250-345-6037 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, February 8th
9:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Windermere Valley Minor Hockey games at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. Atoms Orange vs. Kimberley 2 (league). 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Atoms Blue vs. Elk Valley (league). 4 -6 p.m. Midget Boys vs. Cranbrook (league).
10 a.m.: Childrens Valentine Crafts at the Radium Public library.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Avalanche Awareness Days events at Panorama. Learn, watch and experience avalanche search and rescue skills and techniques. Events at the Summit held both February 8th and 9th: 11 a.m. Transceiver demo and race; 11:30 a.m. Digging demo and race; 12 p.m. Dig a snow profile with a pro; 1 p.m. Search and Rescue demonstration with an avalanche dog (Saturday only).
6 – 11 p.m.: Valentine cards and hang out at the Summit Youth Centre.
6 p.m.: Brisco Riding Clubs Annual Chili Dinner at the Brisco Hall. $8/person $25/family. There will be an auction for a handmade rocking horse. This year marks the Brisco Riding Clubs 25th anniversary.
6 p.m.: Syndicate Rail Jam series at Panorama, open to both skiers and snowboarders. Cost $10. Competitors must be registered at Guest Services by 5 p.m. Prizes provided by Syndicate Boardshop. Also runs March 8th and April 12th. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30 p.m.: Olympic Tapas Gala at the Hoodoo Grill, as part of Fairmonts Fire and Ice festival. Champagne reception, Fire and Ice auction stations, silent auction, door prizes, entertainment by Al Lukas, lots of fun and festivities. Tickets $30, call the Hoodoo Grill at 250-345-2166 for more information.
Panorama Snowflake Festival. Also February 9th. Tobogganing, a host of activities and events, a barbecue and a pancake breakfast round out this three-day fest. For more information, check out panoramaresort.com.
Sunday, February 9th
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Free Pancake breakfast at Smoking Waters Cafe as part of Fairmonts Fire and Ice festival.
10 a.m. 3 p.m.: Lake Windermere District Rod and Gun Club members annual Family Fishing Day on Lake Windermere at clubs fishing hut, just south of Kinsmen Beach. Rods and bait available along with traditional BBQ.
11:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Windermere Valley Minor Hockey games at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Bantam Boys vs. Cranbrook (exhibition). 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. Midget Girls vs. Elk Valley (league).
Monday, February 10th
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: 5th annual Family Fishing Derby for Kids with Cancer at Horseshoe Lake, benefitting children with cancer throughout the Kootenays. First prize is a fishing boat and trailer. Event features a 50/50 draw, door prizes, silent auction, hot chili, as well as kids events, including toboggan races, ice bowling, snow painting, tug-o-war, toboggan decorating and hockey. Supervised Morrison shooting gallery. Best dressed dog contest. One child with cancer will win a family trip to Disneyland with $1,000 spending money. All other funds distributed as emergency aid. Tickets $10/adults, $5/children and seniors, available at the event, or by calling 250-919-4321.
Tuesday, February 11th
7 p.m.: Cinefest movie night presents Cas & Dylan. Richard Dreyfuss stars as a curmudgeonly surgeon who leaves Winnipeg to drive to BC, meeting an aspiring writer along the way. Directed by Jason Priestly. At Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Tickets at the door, $10. Cash bar and light refreshments. All ages. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., film begins at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, February 12th
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Valley GoGo Sisters meeting in the Columbia Garden Village activity room. For more information call Sherry 250-342-9733.
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.: Seniors Day at the Invermere Library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Bus provided.
5 – 9 p.m.: Hang out night at the Summit Youth Centre.
Thursday, February 13th
5 – 9 p.m.: Soccer in the snow at the Summit Youth Centre.
12 p.m.: Age-Friendly Seniors Lunch at the Invermere Legion. Catered by the Ladies Auxiliary. Tickets $5 at the door. Please reserve a seat by calling Theresa at 250-342-9281 ext 1227. Signup sheets are also posted at the Invermere Seniors Hall, the Invermere Legion, and Columbia Garden Village. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, February 11th.
Friday, February 14th
6 – 11 p.m.: Kindness night at the Summit Youth Centre.
8 – 10 p.m.: Canadian singer/songwriter and pianist, Rhonda, and percussionist Brent Gerlitz perform at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort for Valentines Day. Bar service available, free admission. CDs will be available.