Friday, May 26th
10:30 a.m.: Baby Rhyme Time at the Invermere Public Library for parents and babies 0-24 months. Must pre-register for this free program. Every Friday till June 23rd.
12 p.m.: Seniors soup lunch at the Edgewater Legion. $6. Last Friday of each month.
6 p.m.: Bingo at Shuswap Band Hall every Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m.
6:30 p.m.: United Dance will be showcasing their talents at the year end recital at David Thompson Secondary School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets $10 (cash only) at Inside Edge.
Saturday, May 27th
The Clash of the Titans Soccer Tournament hosts players from U12-U18 with over 60 teams visiting from B.C. and Alberta. Email email@example.com or visit www.cvsoccer.ca/tournament.php to register. Also Sunday the 28th.
10th Annual Crazy Soles Nipika Trail Run. Registration must be before Thursday May 25th at Crazy Soles or online. Visit www.nipika.com/nipika-crazy-soles-trail-run for details including registration, start times, distances and categories.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Bee Creative Workshop. Join Wildsight, Black Star Studios and Upper Ranch Apiary/Tegart Honey for a kid-friendly exploration of bees and take-home crafts. $20; pre-registration required at wildsight.ca/events.
1 – 4 p.m.: Friends of the Invermere Library host a Canada 150 event on the lawn of the Windermere Valley Museum. Dress in your best old fashioned outfit and try butter churning, doll making and more.
8:30 p.m.: The Hoodoo Lounge and Grill south of Fairmont hosts a CD release party for local band Stereo Three. No cover. Drink specials, CDs etc. for sale.
Sunday, May 28th
The Kootenay Krusher Mountain Bike Race presented by Nipika Mountain Resort and Columbia Cycle. Visit www.nipika.com/kootenay-krusher-mountain-bike-race for details including distances and categories.
1:30 p.m.: Carpet Bowling at Invermere Seniors Hall every Sunday.
4 – 8 p.m.: The Horsethief Creek Pub hosts a fundraiser for the Snively family who lost everything in a house fire on April 9th. Dinner, auction and live music with Smarty Pants and Friends with the Horsethief donating 30% of all food sales to the family. Anyone interested in donating can contact Keirna at 250-347-6377.
5:30 p.m.: Best Friends Bash Cancer fundraiser at the Black Forest Steak & Schnitzel Haus. Three course dinner, cash bar, and silent and live auctions. Tickets $45/person or $80/couple available at Avenue, the Black Forest or by contacting Sheila at 250-342-9059, 250-342-5266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May 29th
6:30 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Seniors Hall, $2, every Monday.
Tuesday, May 30th
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: New! Coffee Break at the Womens Resource Centre in Invermere. Free muffins, coffee and tea. Last Tuesday of every month.
10 p.m.: Karaoke at the Farside Pub in Fairmont every Tuesday night.
Wednesday, May 31st
11:45 a.m.: The Rotary Club of Invermere meets every Wednesday at the Curling Rink.
6:30 p.m.: Kick off Canal Days with a Lip Sync Battle at the Canal Flats Civic Centre. $2 admission. 7 p.m.: Music, Meaning and Mirth! at Christ Church Trinity, past the library on 7th Ave. By donation, Grand Piano fund-raiser anchored by Arne Sahlen, with piano students Kate Hildes and Carly Nikurack plus well-known locals Carolyn Rogers, Wanda Seel, Dorothy Isted, Barry Moore, Ian Wilson and others.
Thursday, June 1st
10:30 a.m.: Stretch and Move Classes for Seniors with instructor Jenette St. Jean at Invermere Seniors Hall. Cost $1, every Thursday.
5 – 6 p.m.: Wine tasting in the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort lobby every Thursday. Enjoy four B.C. wines with the in-house Sommelier. Everyone welcome. $15 per person or $25 for two.
5:30 p.m.: Canal Days Bingo at the Canal Flats Civic Centre. $500 Bonanza, $500 Free Game and Door Prizes. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Bingo at 7 p.m.
Friday, June 2nd
Canal Days continue: Keg River Race at 3:30 p.m. Youth Bingo at 5:30 p.m. Ages 8 to 16.
Windermere Valley Dirt Riders Club presents their 2nd annual Dirtbiking Race, the Panorama Hare Scramble at Panorama Resort with 200-300 riders. Runs all weekend. Visit panoramaresort.com to pre-register.
7 p.m.: DTSS Senior Theatre class presents the comedy Spy School by Don Zolidis. Tickets $10 adult/ $5 youth at The Blue Dog Cafe or DTSS. Snacks available at intermission. Also Saturday June 3rd.
7 – 10 p.m.: Fresh Fridays Open Mic at Pynelogs. Showcasing young talent from the valley. All ages, licensed bar. First Friday of every month Oct. to June.
Saturday, June 3rd
Wildsights Wild Nature Tours are back! First up is Flycatchers to Nutcrakers: A Birding Adventure, with Cam Gillies. Visit wildnaturetours.ca to register.
The Fairmont and District Lions Club annual Golf Fun Day at Coys Par 3 Golf Course. Proceeds will be donated to the Westside Legacy Trail. Tickets available at Coys, cash or cheques only please. Golf + Dinner $30; Dinner only $15; Kids Dinner $5.
8 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.: Canal Flats Days, Pancake Breakfast 8 – 10 a.m.; Parade 11 a.m.; Gagnes Loggers Show 1 and 3 p.m.; live music, games, raffles, Spaghetti and Meatball dinner at 6 p.m. plus Fireworks at 11 p.m.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Canal Days Cruise In Classic Car Show – Baillie Grohman Ave. and Arbuckle St. in Canal Flats. Registration $20, call Sjac Pronk 250-919-2104.
7 p.m.: The Killer Rollbots host the Natural Born Thrillers from Chinook City Roller Derby in Calgary as the only home roller derby bout of 2017. And its co-ed! With Arrowhead beer gardens plus 50/50 tickets for sale. Adults $10, kids 12 and under are free. A family friendly event at the Eddie Mountain Memorial arena in Invermere.
Sunday, June 4th
Canal Days continue at Tilly Memorial Park beach with Bed Races at 12 p.m. followed by Duct Tape Boat races at 3:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Music + Education: Musician Workshop at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Call for info 250-342-4423.