Friday, June 23rd
Attention Local Service Organizations: Be part of the Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts on July 1st at Kinsmen Beach. Set up your stall/station and promote your organization at this family friendly event. Call CV Arts to book your space at 250-342-4423.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Contractor Appreciation Day at RONA North Star Hardware with sales, prizes, demonstrations and free lunch.
2 – 6 p.m.: The Shuswap Indian Band is celebrating National Aboriginal Day outdoors at their Community Building with a grand march, drumming, dancing, raffles, face-painting, artists and vendors, chili and bannock cook-off plus storytelling in the teepee from 3 – 5 p.m.
4 – 9 p.m.: Music and Market on Main in Radium kicks off Radium Days and starts the season with music by The Ramblers from 7 – 9 p.m.
7 p.m.: Live Music with Rachel Mari Kimber at Strands Restaurant.
7 – 10 p.m.: Local Live Music at Elements at Copper Point Resort every Friday & Saturday. Call for reservations 250-341-4002. This weekend features Bill Cropper on Friday and Dos Equis on Saturday.
8 p.m. – close: Billy Kulyk & Friends playing in Bears Paw Bar & Grill in Fairmont Hot Springs Resort with drink specials and great company!
Saturday, June 24th
Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley are holding a barbeque at Home Hardware in Invermere to fundraise for the annual Canada Day fireworks.
Kick off Radium Days with a Canfor sponsored Pancake Breakfast 8 – 10 a.m. at Legends Field followed by a Parade down Main Street at 11 a.m. The fun continues throughout the day in Legends Field with logging shows and games, returning to Main Street for an 80s themed Street Dance from 7 – 10 p.m.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Farmers and Artists Market in downtown Invermere, every Saturday in the summer.
9 a.m. -1 p.m.: Invermere Companion Animal Network (ICAN) is celebrating 10 years of Animal Rescue! Dont miss their Garage Sale fundraiser at Deck Properties in Athalmer. Call 250-341-7888 or visit www.icanbc.com. Also on Sunday the 25th.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Customer Appreciation Day at RONA North Star Hardware with sales, prizes and music by Small Town Dirtbags from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
10 a.m.: Windermere Community Association AGM will be held at the Windermere Community Hall.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Pynelogs hosts Weaving from the Wild, a workshop on First Nations pine needle basket building. $25 for Wildsight members and $30 for non-members (cost of materials included). For more information contact Mandi at email@example.com.
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Artym Gallery presents Angela Morgan Exhibition. Show continues until June 30th.
11:30 a.m.: AGM of the Toby Benches Society at the Hendricks residence, 3535 Toby Creek Road. Members and residents of the Benches are invited to attend. Picnic to follow. Call Lawrie at 250-342-5092.
6 – 11:30 p.m.: The Mountain of Hopes 11th annual Gala Fundraiser is being held at the Great Hall at Panorama Mountain Resort. Tickets are $40, ages 19+ only and available online. Mountain of Hope raises money for local families and individuals in need.
Sunday, June 25th
Wildsights Wild Nature Tours are back! First up is Flycatchers to Nutcrackers: A Birding Adventure, with Cam Gillies. Visit wildnaturetours.ca to register.
9:30 a.m.: Check in for the annual Hike for Hospice, this year at the Historic K2 Ranch on Westside Road. A 4 km round trip hike on an easy private trail. Check in at 9:30 a.m.; Barn and Blacksmith Shop Tour at 10 a.m.; Hike starts at 10:30 a.m. $15 per hiker 19+, $10 ages 15-18, Free for 14 and under. Register and collect pledges online at www.hospicesocietycv.com or at the Radium Visitor Centre, Invermere Home Hardware, the Hospice office in Frater Landing, Lions Hall (Chamber office), Fairmont Pizza and Ice Cream, Tonys Greek Grill and the Post Office in Canal Flats.
Tuesday, June 27th
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: New! Coffee Break at Womens Resource Centre in Invermere. Free muffins, coffee and tea. The last Tuesday of every month.
7 p.m.: CVGTA (Greenways) AGM at the Lions Club Hall on Hwy 93/95 in Invermere. Free event open to the public. Theyll provide an update on their achievements in 2016 & plans for 2017/18. Pizza and refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, June 28th
5 p.m.: DTSS Grad March from beside the Invermere medical clinic/art gallery heading north to Pot Hole Park.
6:30 p.m.: Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley is holding their AGM at Circle Caf in Invermere.
Friday, June 30th
12 p.m.: Seniors Luncheon at the Edgewater Legion to Celebrate Canadas Birthday! $6 for soup, baked beans, cake and ice cream.
6th Annual Steamboat Mountain Music Festival kicks off in Edgewater. Visit steamboatmtnmusicfest.ca for details. Continues Saturday and Sunday.
One Minute after Midnight: Annual Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley Canada Day fireworks. Best places to watch are beside Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, Lakeview Road and James Chabot Beach.
Saturday, July 1st
FLOAT TO THE BOAT! Canoe/kayak to the Steamboat Mountain Music Festival (ticket included). Spend the day and catch a ride back to Radium from $79/adult. Details call 778-527-5047 or visit www.rentfarout.com.
10:30 a.m.: The Legion is again sponsoring the Canada Day Parade, forming up at Pot Hole Park. Parade starts at 11 a.m. and runs through the main street of Invermere to Kinsmen Beach.
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.: Steamboat Mountain Music Festival Main event at Edgewater Park. Tickets available at Pips Country Store in Edgewater, Big Horn Cafe and Far Out Gear in Radium, Bliss Hair and Circle Cafe in Invermere, Windermere Family Pantry, or Purple Cow Gifts in Fairmont. Visit www.steamboatmtnmusicfest.ca for details.
12 – 3 p.m.: Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts at Kinsmen Beach green space featuring the Festival Stage, Canada 150 Interactive Art Project, food vendors, face painting and Build a Boat and Float contest at 3 p.m.
Canada Day Celebrations at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Courtyard starting with face painting, balloon animals, live music by L8, crafts, games and more from 12 – 4 p.m.; Canada Day 150th birthday cake served at 1 p.m.; Odd Lot Puppetry Co. performance at 5 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. in the Cedar Room; Fireworks at the historic bathhouse at 10:30 p.m.
7 – 10 p.m.: Local Live Music with Marty & Eli at Elements at Copper Point Resort.
Windermere Valley Museum Hours
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Closed July 1st, open daily starting July 2nd)