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Valley Piecemakers Quilt guild invites you to a huge fabric and sewing rummage sale. Lots of new quilting fabrics. Saturday, October 19, Elks Hall, McBride, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. (closed for lunch meeting from 1-2 p.m.).

Sho-Tai returns to McBride October 21 with Class 1 Practitioner, Evan Dougherty. Evan Dougherty has qualified at the highest level in Sho-Tai, as a Class 1 Practitioner. He will be making his return trip to see clients in McBride and area on October 21. There has been some expression of interest to have Evan begin trips to Prince George, so if you know anyone there who would like to see him, please contact him or Kelly. Sho-Tai is a healing art developed by Terry Bell, following a healing path with his own health issues, as a young man, which included multiple heart attacks. Sho-Tai is a natural, safe blending of non-invasive techniques used to assess the structural & nutritional status of the body. A deficiency or excess in any of these areas could contribute to a variety of acute or chronic health issues. An advanced form of Applied Kinesiology (muscle testing), along with Iridology (the scientific study of the eye), & Body Reading (patterns, markings & color changes on the tongue, teeth & face) are utilized like a road map, to analyze conditions in the body, physically, mentally & emotionally, along with the strength or weakness of the various organs & glands that run the body. All of this gives a detailed picture of the body's integrity, analyzing areas of congestion or toxic accumulations, identifying the body's challenges & health potentials. Through Applied Kinesiology, the body is assessed for which foods are causing an excess or disturbance. We are each unique, like a snowflake, therefore, what is one person's medicine can be for another person a cause of the body to do more work to cleanse it out or create congestion. Also, through the use of Applied Kinesiology, Sho-Tai is able to specifically identify the body's unique requirements for the herbs needed to achieve healthful results, thereby limiting the number of herbs required. Food grade herbal products, developed by Terry Bell, along with other high quality nutritional supplements he has tested, are made available. There are multiple reasons that the human body gets sick. The two main causes of illness are an Excess or a Deficiency of a specific food. Recommendations are given to avoid foods that are testing as negatively impacting the body. It is recommended to follow these changes for 3 months, following the body's natural cycle of: Cleanse, Repair & Maintain. Toxic accumulations & illness are created by a lifetime of unhealthy habits, therefore cleansing & healing can take some time, but lead to a more joyful & healthy life. As Terry says, 'Your Health is Your Wealth'.
For information or to book an appointment contact Evan Dougherty at 204-291-0582 or Kelly McNaughton at 250-968-4400 or
by email. www.sho-tai.ca evandougherty.com

Laurie DeCroos, the Support and Education Coordinator for the Northern Interior, Skeena and Peace region from Alzheimer Society BC will be coming to the Robson Valley to do a presentation about dementia. Getting to know dementia: Learn basic information about dementia and support services available. Enhance your knowledge about dementia and learn about the different types of resources available at any stage of the disease.
Valemount Health Centre, Tuesday, October 22, 1-4 p.m.
or McBride Public Library, Wednesday, October 23, 6.30-8.30 p.m.

To register call 1-866-564-7533 or by email. Special instructions: Pre-registration is required. Programs without enough registrants will be cancelled.

Making sense of aggression: A short course for parents, service providers, and anyone interested, based on Gordon Neufeld's video discussion workshop series. Facilitated by Kairyn Janecke. Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m., October 22 and 29 and November 5 and 12. Childcare and light refreshments provided. $20/participant (financial assistance available). Contact the library at 250-569-2411 to register by Thursday, October 17.

The Child Care Resource and Referral in PG. Responsible Adult Course (Good Beginnings Level 1). Learn how to run a licensed or registered child care facility from your home or work. This course will give you the required 20 hours of training for child care.Saturdays, October 26, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost $50.00 (subsidized by CCRR).
942 3rd Avenue, McBride. Please bring a lunch. Pre-registration by September 16. To register call 250-563-2483 or toll free 1-800-680-6699 or email.

Are you a not-for-profit within the Northern BC region, with an interest in learning about ways to build a sustainable organization?
Community Futures Fraser Fort George will be hosting a 1-day, 5-module workshop to support sustainability and resiliency
for rural based not-for-profit organizations, societies, social enterprises, charitable organizations and foundations. Pre-registration is required Workshop is FREE to attend (lunch will be provided - please notify us of any food allergies). Topics covered: Board Governance, Strategic Planning & Measuring Success, Building Leadership - Board Recruitment & Succession Planning, Asset-based Operational Planning, Building for Proposals, Project Plans & Evaluation Frameworks.
Saturday, November 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the  Dunster Schoolhouse. Participants from other rural areas welcome. To register phone (250)-562-9622 or online www.cfdc.bc.ca/calendar/.

Valemount Arts and Cultural Society presents live in concert: Ashley MacIsaac, Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Valemount Community Theatre. Tickets on sale now at Infinity Office and Health. Adults $45. Seniors/student $40.
Valemount Arts and Cultural Society Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, November 27, 7 p.m. at the Valemount Public Library. Come find out what we've been up to. Board positions available. New energy needed! Do you love the arts and have time to commit to support and promote art in our community? Everyone welcome.

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Ongoing Events in Dunster

Dunster Play Group meets every other Monday until Christmas starting Monday, September 16, 10 a.m. until noon at the Dunster Schoolhouse. Bring a healthy snack to share and be prepared for outdoor play. Children 0 to 6 years and their caregivers. Grandparents welcome! For more information contact Nancy Taylor at 250-968-4358.

Dunster Station Museum will be open on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. Come meet our fabulous museum host, Laura Johnson. Sit and visit on our new deck with new tables, chairs and umbrellas.
Dunster Community Forest Manager Ray Thiessen will be at the office in the Dunster Schoolhouse on Fridays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and will be available to the community.

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Ongoing Events in McBride

Ready, Set, Learn, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning October 24 at the Elementary School. Join Naomi for songs, stories, crafts and a snack. Aimed at children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Contact the School at 250-569-2721 to let us know you're coming.
Mother Goose in McBride, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning October 23. Join Lotte and Naomi for songs, fingerplays and stories. Aimed at children aged 0-3 and their caregivers, but all welcome. New location: Family Place, Robson Valley Community Services.
Anime Club at the McBride and District Public Library, Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Ages 12+. Read it, watch it, talk about it, craft it and snacks!

Fun Fridays at the McBride and District Public Library. Dust off your wings and dig out your time machines as we "imagine the possibilities together!" 1-2 p.m. ages 4-8, 2:30-4 p.m. ages 9-12. Join us for crafts, games, and other crazy activities.

Nobody's Perfect parenting group, Tuesday mornings starting May 14 at Robson Valley Community Services, 942 Third Avenue, McBride, 10 a.m. to noon. Meet other parents. Share questions. Learn about child development. Talk about real life experience. Work together. Discover ways to parent. Six weekly sessions based on what you and other parents want to learn about. Sign up at Robson Valley Community Services by Monday, May 13. 250-569-2266. Hosted by Sara Olofsson and Bob Thompson.

Ukulele jam with Melissa at the McBride & District Public Library, Thursdays 2-3 p.m. All levels and abilities welcome! We have a couple of ukuleles that new players can borrow.

Zumba dance sessions, Mondays and Thursdays at the Robson Valley Community Hall at 7 p.m. starting Monday, January 14.
$8 for drop in, $30 for a 5-session punch card. Everyone is welcome!
Art classes at Beaverview Lodge, Monday from 1-3 p.m. in the dining room. We will continue on with learning landscape painting for now. This class is sponsored by the Old Age Pensions Organization ( O.A. P.O.)  and is meant for seniors and friends who want to have a regular time for art in their lives each week. You will be expected to bring your own supplies eventually,  but if you do not have any and are a beginner, please come and join us
and we will supply enough materials to get you started until you know what to get. Call for more information: Sasha Scott at 250-566-1378 or Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334.

Circle of security parenting program in McBride at the McBride and District Public Library. December 13 and every Thursday in January starting January 10. To register call RVCS at 250-569-2266.

The Valley Piecemakers Quilt group meets for fun and quilting every third weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) between September and  April at the Elks Hall in McBride. New members are welcome. Beginner quilters welcome. Come and learn to quilt.  Membership is $15 per year.  Contact Georgie Kenzie by phone or text at 250-569-7433 or by email for more information.

Physiotherapy at the gym is starting up again. Free program. Thursdays in McBride at the Fit Pit from 9-11 a.m. Talk to your doctor or call Michelle Read at 250-569-0053 for more information.

Monthly book discussion meets the fourth Thursday of every month at the McBride and District Public Library. All welcome to join the conversation at 1:30 p.m. Drop by to pick up a title or bring your own!

Preschool will be open for afternoon sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4:15 p.m. Morning sessions are full. If you would like more information contact Sharon Glover at 250-569-2266 ext. 2106 or by email. Parent handbooks and registration packages are available to pick up at the RVCS office, 942 Third Ave. McBride.
Healthier Communities - Northern Health~Robson Valley Physiotherapy are launching physio therapy at the gym. Free program for anyone with joint replacement, disability, injury, back pain, arthritis, chronic pain, poor balance. Includes individual physiotherapy assessment with Michelle Read, Registered Physiotherapist, physiotherapist assisted gym sessions. McBride Fit Pit, Thursdays 9-10 a.m.To find out if you qualify for this program, ask your family doctor, or call Michelle Read at Robson Valley Physiotherapy at 250-569-0053.
Teen Lock In! First Friday of every month at 9 p.m. Nerf Nite! 13+. Food, friends, fun. Come get locked in the library after-hours and play nerf capture the flag.
Shops on Main, Thursdays and Fridays, 246 Main Street, McBride, McBride Trading Co.

Citizen's book club: The Citizen's book club is a collaboration between the Robson Valley Community Literacy Outreach, The Three Valley's Community Development Co-operative and the McBride and District Public Library. The goal of the book club is to learn about creating positive change in our community by sharing books that offer innovative solutions to common problems. The first book we will read is "Community: The Structure of Belonging" by Peter Block. This book is described as: "an exploration of the exact way a community can emerge from fragmentation. How is community built? How does transformation occur? What fundamental shifts are involved? What can individuals and leaders do to create a place they want to inhabit?"
You can read the reviews of Community: The Structure of Belonging at http://www.librarything.com/work/5501534/reviews/67135477. The McBride and District Library will order a copy of the book for each person in the book club. A date, time and location for the book discussion will be decided once the group is formed. Please contact Nancy Taylor at 250-968-4358 or by email if you are interested in becoming involved.

Tuesday night music jam , 7-9 p.m. in the Annex at the McBride & District Public Library. Want to learn new music? Enjoy playing with others? Bring your instrument and join neighbours for folk, blue grass, blues, rock and country. All welcome. uestions? Contact David Marchant at 250-569-2569.

Fibre artists gathering, Thursdays from 10 a.m.12 p.m. at the McBride & District Public Library. Bring your latest project and join neighbours over coffee and tea.

The seniors drop-in stitching group meets every Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at the Beaverview Lodge in McBride. If you don't have a portable handcraft you'd like to work on while visiting with others there is a large selection of jig-saw puzzles waiting to be done or just come to a cozy place for a visit.

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Ongoing Events in Valemount

We are pleased to announce that Valemount College has met the stringent requirements of the Ministry of Advanced Education and has obtained provincial accreditation! The Valemount Learning Society has generously provided financial support to potential students in the form of bursaries worth $2000/student during our inaugural year. Students may also qualify for further financial support and can contact Valemount College to obtain further information. With such generous funding available, students should be able to cover most or all of the tuition costs for their post-secondary funding. We will be rolling out 2 of our academic programs in the spring and summer of 2019: The Tourism Administration Certificate Program will run in April 2019, while The Rural Entrepreneurship and Small Business Program will run in July 2019. More information is available at www.valemountcollege.ca. Apply at Valemount College today and don't miss the bursary application deadline! Valemount College, inquiry@valemountcollege.ca, 250-566-0067.

Basics of philosophy study group, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. downstairs at the Valemount Public Library. Call 250-566-4367 for more information.

Valemount Public Library book club meets once a month. For time and dates call the Valemount Public Llibrary at 250-566-4367.

Want to learn how to knit or crochet? Already know how, and interested in spending a few relaxing hours with like-minded people? Drop in at the Valemount Public Library Sunday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. All ages welcome, children accompanied by parent please. Hope to see you there!

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