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Variety show, Friday November 22 at the Round House Theatre, 5.30 p.m. Come watch dance, theatre and music. Performed by Jazi Azi Dance students, McBride Secondary Drama Class and music items by various artists. Supported by the Robson Valley Arts and Culture Society, Elks and Success by 6.
Soup & Bun is back at Beaverview! Every second-ish Wednesday in winter months.Come enjoy a hot bowl of soup with neighbours. By donation. All welcome! Next dates: November 20 and December 11 from 12-1 p.m. Interested in volunteering to make soup or buns? Contact Amber by email. Hosted together with Community Literacy and Better at Home Program.
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.
Fall Prevention for Seniors presentation by Denyse Pellerin, McBride Community Paramedic, Monday, November 25, 2 p.m., at the Dome Creek Recreation Centre. Falls are the most preventable risk to health among senior Canadians. What contributes to seniors' falls? What can I do to reduce my risk of falling?
Fall Prevention for Seniors presentation by Denyse Pellerin, McBride Community Paramedic, with Bob Thompson, Better at Home Coordinator, November 26, 2-3 p.m. at Dunster Fine Arts School. Coffee and refreshments provided. For more info Contact Bob Thompson at 250-569-2266 or 778-258-0152.
Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness workshop, Tuesday, November 26, 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., McBride
Workshops are FREE. Food and refreshments provided. Learn about local wildfire behavior, threat, and history and how to apply lessons learned to protecting structures. Develop customized wildfire preparedness plans for your operations that outline what needs to occur before, during, and after a fire. Connect with local government representatives responsible for wildfire and emergency planning, as well as local wildfire and emergency response personnel. Learn how to reduce risks from climate impacts on your property. Register at bcwildfirepreparedness2019.eventbrite.com. Email for more information.
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.
Monthly book discussion meets Thursday, November 28 at 1:30 p.m. November's theme is: "Have you RED this book yet?" Books with red covers! Was it "Red Hot" or did it have you "Seeing Red?" All welcome.

From McBride Old Age Pensioners Organization:
Senior's Christmas dinner, Wednesday, December 4, McBride Elks Hall, 12 p.m.
Tickets can be ordered from Dorothy Simpson at 250-569-3343 or by email or Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email.
All senior's in the valley are eligible to attend. Tickets $15.00/plate. Please try to order dinner tickets by November 30 so we can inform the caterers of numbers. A great raffle too! We will also be having a raffle of an amazing Christmas hamper  and two other prizes. The local Scotiabank staff are helping us organize this to help pay for the catering. The raffle prizes are on display at Scotiabank. Tickets are available from members of the Old Age Pensioners Organization or at the bank. Raffle tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Raffle draw will be at the dinner on December 4. Please support local seniors by purchasing tickets for our raffle.

You are invited to Sound Temple with DCastell on Thursday, December 5, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Sass Studios hair salon's multi-purpose room located in the post office mall in Valemount. There are 16 spots left. To register, please message Regena Bergen on Facebook, call 250-566-9181 or visit the Sound Temple with DCastell event on Facebook. No experience with meditation or sounding is necessary. Each practice is led in call and response format and then resolves into unison as we drop into unity consciousness together. Investment: $40. Pre-registration required. PM or email/e-transfer to: danielea.castell@gmail.com. If you prefer to pay cash, message for arrangements. Sound Temple with DCastell is a workshop dedicated to the healing and harmonizing of ourselves and our world through the power of vocal meditation and group chanting. ::
Do you have difficulty meditating? Does your monkey mind stop you from actually enjoying meditating? Vocal meditation may be the answer for you. Vocal Meditation, also known as sonorous yoga, involves sounding our exhale through humming, toning and chanting words of power or mantras. Because we use our mind to focus on the sounds we are making, the vibrations that are inherent in our voice help our body to relax, our feelings to flow and our spirit to align with the unified field of consciousness. Common benefits after Vocal Meditation and Chanting include:
- feeling connected, happy and light
- eliminates physical pain, tension and stress
- a calm clear mind
- vocal confidence
- access to creative insights and visions
Vocal Meditation practices can be used solo to transform your state of being in minutes. Practicing vocal meditation as a group amplifies the healing and transforming energies 10-fold. Please arrive a few minutes early to get settled and bring: something to sit on, eg. yoga mat and cushion, or stool/chair. Closed Water bottle.
Join us on Sunday, December 8 for a community Christmas festival in Dunster at the Dunster Fine Arts School Society. Christmas crafts, bake sale, potluck, live music. Outdoor activities - skiing, skating, snowman building, weather permitting. Admission by donation. Further details to follow. Katharina McNaughton, Chair, Dunster Fine Arts School Society.

Christmas craft sale, Sunday, December 8, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Dome Creek Recreation Centre. Lunch by donation. Contact Lyn Smith at 250-569-7808 or by email.

McBride & District Chamber of Commerce Christmas banquet, December 14, 6-10 p.m. McBride Community Centre.
Get your tickets early -  contact Dannielle Alan or Linda Fry. Early-bird tickets will be available at $30 each until November 7. After November 7  tickets will be $35 for both members and non-members. All dinner ticket sales close at 5 p.m. November 29. Drink tickets are $5 each in advance or at the bar. Get your tickets early and save!

The McBride Christmas Bird Count will be on December 15. If you have a feeder in your yard, or if you're a binocular-carrying bird-watcher we will be glad for your help! Christmas Bird Counts started in North America in 1900 and the first McBride count was in 1991. To get involved with this annual tradition phone Elsie at 250-569-2596 or Elaine at 250-569-7801.

Community Christmas Day dinner. Please join us on December 25 at 4 p.m. in the Evangelical Free Church for a FREE turkey dinner. No reservations necessary. Volunteer help and cooks needed (call Betty Long at 250-569-3386). Sponsored by community members and churches of McBride.

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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 Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and will be available to the community. https://dunstercommunityforest.ca/

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Ongoing Events in McBride

Pickleball is back! Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. at the McBride High school gym. It sounds silly but it's FUN! It's like miniature tennis or jumbo Ping Pong, FUN for all skill levels! Free! All equipment and insurance provided by the McBride Community Forest and the Elks and Royal Purple. Just bring clean indoor shoes. Ages 13 and up. See you there! For more info call Mark Roth at 1-250-569-7805.

Soup & Bun is back at Beaverview! Every second-ish Wednesday in winter months.Come enjoy a hot bowl of soup with neighbours. By donation. All welcome! Next dates: November 20 and December 11 from 12-1 p.m. Interested in volunteering to make soup or buns? Contact Amber by email. Hosted together with Community Literacy and Better at Home Program.

Zumba classes are starting again! Classes are on Thursdays and Mondays until Christmas. 7 p.m. at the E-Free church building. $8 for drop in, $30 for a 5 session punch card. Everyone is welcome! If you have questions, contact Tonia Arnold at 250- 569-7678.
Ready, Set, Learn, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 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.. 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.

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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