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Stitch 'N Flicks: Friday, August 9 at the McBride and District Public Library. We'll put on a great movie, you bring your crafty project and enjoy! Aimed at teens and adults.

Robson Valley Caregiver Support Group (Valemount), Valemount Health centre (multipurpose room), Monday, August 12, 2-3 p.m. For those caring for someone with dementia - spouses, family or friends. Supporting a person with dementia can be incredibly demanding, and the demands of the disease can make it difficult to stay in touch with friends and family. Come and join us, to help break the isolation and loneliness. Cotact Sophia Oumzil (Northern health primary care social worker) to register and for more information at 250-566-1603.

Garden Tea Party in the Open Gate Garden, Thursday, August 15 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. Tickets $10 available at the library before August 12. Dainty sandwiches and sweets. Fancy dress and hats encouraged! Harp music by Doreen Beck. Hosted by the Open Gate Garden and the McBride Library. Questions? Call 250-569-2411 or 250-569-0043.

Community Gaming Grant workshop - Information & application needs and financial discussion, offered free at McBride Public Library, September 4, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Workshop will cover all the information non-profit organizations will need to complete an application, understanding the needed financial documents expected to use, copy of the 2019 Community Gaming Grant Guide. I am here to assist you to a successful submission of your application, and if need be the reconsideration if not successful. Bring a bag lunch. Coffee, tea and water supplied. Many thanks to McBride Public Library for the free venue, very much appreciated.
Marvene Layte, Coordinator, Northern Interior Communities Association, Prince George, office: 250-562-2553, cellphone: 250-612-2031. coordinator@northernica.org www.northernica. org

Non-urban occupational first aid level 3 course (NUOFA3)
NUOFA3 is a multi-level government accredited training program that meets the criteria as a 110-hour training standard set-out by WorkSafeBC. The NUOFA 3 is a training program for professional non-urban responders such as ski/bike patrollers, search & rescue technicians and guides who are tasked with providing advanced emergency medical care to clients and workers.
Upon successful completion, students will receive the following certifications:

  • Non-Urban Occupational First Aid 3
  • Non-Urban Emergency Care 3
  • Occupational First Aid Level 3
  • Non-Urban Cardiac Arrest Management
  • CPR Level 'HCP'
October 1-11, 2019 (course duration: 10-days with 1 day off in the middle).Cost $999 (student must purchase their own textbook). At the Valemount College, 99 Gorse Street. To register, contact the Valemount College at 250-566-0067 or by email or by drop-in from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Ongoing Events in Dunster

Dunster Farmer's Market starts Saturday, July 6 and every Saturday until the end of September. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dunster Community Hall. Vendors and buskers welcome - no fees. Baking, local garden produce, crafts, bedding plants, rummage, conversation, community. Great burgers and coffee for lunch with your neighbours. Contact Loretta Simpson at 250-968-4453.
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

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.

McBride Community Market, June 21 to August 30
The McBride Community Market will be open every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pavilion on Main Street, with goods grown, made or assembled in the valley. Vendors from Dome Creek to Valemount are welcome to display wares that meet these criteria and will pay a nominal $5 per week per table. Please bring your own table and chair. For further information on selling at the Market call Dorothy Simpson at 250-569-3343.
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, Fridays 2-3 p.m. All interests welcome. Bring your uke and we'll have a few.
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

B.C. Fruit Truck will  be in Valemount every Saturday as of July 6, 10 a.m. -12 p.m. at the Valemount Visitor's Info Centre with my cherries, berries, and good-lookin' fruit truckers (vain fruit truckers).

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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