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Terracana Ranch junk sale - *reuse * repurpose * rescue*, 12155 Highway 16, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., beginning Friday, August 31
Sinks, kitchen gadgets, picnic tables, canoes, truck rims, light fixtures, misc light bulbs, old treasures, assortment mountain bikes, life jackets, clothes, shelving, stereos, fridges, stoves, misc Satellite parts, shelving, stereos, dryer and washer, plastic lawn chairs, canoe that needs love and attention... great for yard decore or art project? Assorted tires, some on rims and some not Large slip tanks for fuel, coffee makers, stove, fridges, drum set for quitar-hero and games for play station, plant pots, spring pans, vanity lights, solar waterers, metal horse feeders (hang on fence), old bbqs, 2 older trucks (82- Ford F-250 4x4 on propane, 86- Ford F-250 4x4), cordless phone, lot of alarm clock radios, set of 4 rims (20.5). Also a couple new items for sale, smoker and bbq grills( must ask for details and to be shown when arrive). And so so much more and items will be continually added next couple weeks... No offers refused! Come check us out. Contact Terracana for any questions at 250-968-4304 or text Jessica 250-569-7242.

Meet And greet with Danielle Alan, Regional District Director for Area H, Tuesday, October 16, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Dunster Community Hall. Come out for a coffee, tea or juice and some goodies and hear why Danielle is running again to represent this area on the Board of the Regional District. A chance to hear a brief presentation and lots of time to chat and answer questions. All welcome!
Tech help for seniors with Malcolm: Robson Valley Community Services at the Library Lab. Wednesday, October 17 and 24 from 1-2 p.m.. Bring your questions and your device, or feel free to use the library computers. Questions about the program? Call RVCS at 250-569-2266 or the library at 250-569-2411.

Upcoming concert! Robson Valley Music Society presents: Jenie Thai live at the Dunster Schoolhouse, Thursday, October 18. Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. Tix at the door $15. Born in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and raised outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai is rapidly building a musical presence throughout the country with the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that's conveyed through her songwriting. Vocally, she has been compared to Eva Cassidy, but soaks in the musical influences of Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Memphis Slim, and Nina Simone. A performer, songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist, Jenie Thai combines her love of the traditional piano blues, sixties rhythm and blues, and great American songwriters to produce a unique charm as a roots and blues musician on the national and international scene. http://www.jeniethai.ca/. Received an honourable mention from the International Songwriting Competition (2012), nominated for "Female Artist of the Year" (2014) and "Artist To Watch" (2013) by the Edmonton Music Awards, represented Northern Alberta as a semi-finalist in the 30th International Blues Challenge held in Memphis (2014), nominated for a 2016 Maple Blues Award as new artist of the year, featured performer at the Women's Blues Revue at Massey Hall in ON on Nov. 18, 2017.

Chuck's 70th birthday surprise. His birthday is Friday, October 19. There will be an old-fashioned farmers' coffee, like his mom and d Dad used to have. 3 p.m. in the shop on October 19. There will be cake and cream puffs, so all you need to do is bring yourself and a chair, if you have an easy one to bring. You are welcome to bring a potluck goodie if you would like to, but no need. And please let anyone know that doesn't get email (I have done a number of calls). Just remember it's a surprise!

Author reading: Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m. Join Graeme Pole for a reading from his novel "Siren Call. Roll" with the crew of Mountain Medic One as it responds to emergencies in Banff National Park. Graeme Pole is an award-winning author and photographer who has been trooping around in the Canadian Rockies for 36 years. Graeme lives with his family near Hazelton, where he serves as a paramedic. For more information, check out his website: https://www.mountainvision.ca/bio.

The Valley Museum is thrilled to offer "Advanced Wheat Weaving" with Irene Froese on October 20. Class will run from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. All materials, food, and coffee will be provided on site. All participants must have recently worked with wheat, or taken the museums wheat weaving class this summer. If you can't make one of our 2 remaining beginner wheat weaving classes (on Tuesdays from 2-3 p..m.) you can call us to book a private session for the same cost. The class is open to those 18 years or older and we have limited seats. 6 hours (with food and materials) is $75. To book your spot, call the museum at 250-569-3000.

Monthly book discussion, Thursday October 25, at the McBride and District Public Library. October's theme is "Books that evoke the atmosphere of Autumn". All welcome to join the conversation at 1:30 p.m. Drop by to pick up a title or bring your own!
Three Valleys Community Development Cooperative and Dunster Community Association invite you to  the annual harvest potluck supper and film night, Saturday, October 27 at Dunster Community Hall. Bring a dish with local ingredients for a potluck supper at 5 p.m. and something homegrown or home made for draw prizes at 6:30 p.m. Short films at 7 p.m. Admission by donation towards hall rental. For those interested in the coop (with projects like the apple press), you're welcome to come to hear and share your ideas before dinner at our AGM at 3 p.m. If youre inspired, we'd love a hand with hall decorating at 1 p.m.
Vegetable fermentation Including sauerkraut with Roger Beck. Roger will be providing a jar and vegetables. Everyone will begin the fermentation process and be able to take their jar and vegetables home with them. Monday, October 29, from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $70 plus GST. IMPORTANT: Register with the Valemount Learning Centre at 250-566-4601 by Thursday, October 25 as Roger will be needing to purchase the jars and vegetables for the appropriate number of participants.
Business skills for agricultural expansionSINESS SKILLS FOR AGRICULTURAL EXPANSION
Community Futures is hosting a 5-module workshop series on expanding agriculture in the Robson Valley.
5 full days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Opportunities for Growth: Saturday, October 27
Seize the Opportunities: Sunday, October 28
Get the Word Out to Market: Saturday, November 10
Online Marketing & E-Commerce: Saturday, November 24
An Intro to Value Chain: Sunday, November 25
Location: Dunster Schoolhouse, Dunster
For more information and to register: 250-562-9622 www.cfdc.bc.ca/calendar/

Valemount College Edutourism Learning Adventures: Theatrical Transformations Workshop: Mask Making and Improv. 4 days of theatrical fun for all levels. Learn the art of mask making and performing improv from our local creative geniuses: Sharon Stearns and Jeff Jewett!

  • boost creativity and laugh!
  • learn basic improv skills
  • explore character creation from a physical standpoint-using improv and body movement techniques for character and story creation with both neutral and emotional masks.
  • heighten your performing skills
  • wrap up with your very own stage performance!
  • and much more
Enjoy the creative buzz!
Session 1: November 24-27 (groups of minimum 10 participants may choose their own dates)
Valemount College, Valemount
Cost: $499 Including 4 nights shared accommodation (program and accommodation)
For ages 16+. For more information or to enroll online, visit us at www.edutourism.valemountcollege.ca or contact 250-566-0067 or by email.

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Ongoing Events in Dunster

Gather, laugh and learn at the Dunster Play Group. We welcome families with children from 0-6 years old and their siblings on non-instructional days. Monday, October 15, Monday, October 29, Monday, November 12, Monday, November 26, Monday, December 10, 10 a.m. until noon at the Dunster Schoolhouse. Please bring a healthy snack to share. Parents and care-givers are required to remain on site to comply with licensing. This year parents are asked to volunteer to coordinate the sessions. There will be a sign-up sheet in the playroom with the expectations for the bi-weekly sessions. Many hands make light work! We are grateful for Early Years funding that allows us to continue offering this popular service. Thank you to our local Success by Six and Children First Table that supports the fun we have in Dunster. For more information contact Nancy Taylor at 250-968-4358.

The Dunster Station Museum is now open! Come by and meet our two new museum hosts: Laura Johnson and Bob Thompson. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon till 4 p.m.

Art classes with Sasha Scott, Wednesdays, from 1-3 p.m. at the Dunster Schoolhouse. All classes are $10 per session payable at the class. Classes will run from the end of January until the end of April. For more information contact Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email.

Dunster playgroup meets at the Dunster schoolhouse every other Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. The Dunster playgroup is free and open to children of all ages, though it is geared toward kids 0 to 6. Come join in the fun! Play in the playroom, run in the gym. Crafts and games. Please bring a snack to share. For more information contact Susan Umstot at 250-569-4033.

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.
An invite to all who would like to attend Living Water Fellowship at 10 a.m. Sundays at Jim and Cheryl Boos. For more info contact Jim Boos at 250-968-4321. We look forward to seeing you.

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Ongoing Events in McBride

Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild meetings are every third Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Elks Hall in McBride. New members welcome. The Guild members also get together for three days of quilting every third weekend of the month at the Elks Hall. For more information call or text Georgie Kenzie at 250-569-7433 or by email.

Ready, Set, Learn, a pre-literacy program aimed at 3-5 year olds and their caregivers, starting on Wednesday, October 24 at the Elementary School in McBride. Join Naomi for songs, stories, crafts and a snack. NEW TIME! 1:30-2:30 p.m.. Hosted by McBride Centennial School and the McBride and District Public Library. Contact the school at 250-569-2721 to let us know you're coming.

Monthly book discussion meets the fourth Thursday of every month at the McBride and District Public Library. October's theme is "Books that evoke the atmosphere of Autumn". All welcome to join the conversation on the 25th at 1:30 p.m. Drop by to pick up a title or bring your own!

First day of preschool is October 2. We are pleased to announce we 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.

Fun Fridays at the McBride and District Public Library, 2-4 p.m. Aimed at ages 5-12, our fun Fridays are based on the BC Summer Reading Club theme of "Motion Commotion" and include crafts, games and fun activities. All welcome! Free!

The Valley Museum will be offering a one-hour guided walking tour of McBride. The FREE tour will be available every day from 3:30-4:30 p.m., rain or shine. We will focus on Main Street as there is only an hour for the tour. No sign-up necessary, just show up at the Museum and Archives at 521 Main Street.

From McBride & District Public Library: summer reading club fun, Fridays, 2 p.m. Games, crafts, activities and more. Aimed at ages 5-12. This year's theme is "motion commotion". We'll be moving and shaking and up to lots of fun. Join us! All are welcome to get signed up and read all summer, recording what you read in our special record. If you fill all spots by the end of summer, we've got a medal to give out at our end of summer party.

Healthier Communities - Northern Health~Robson Valley Physiotherapy physio therapy at the gym will be continuing through the summer. 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. Join us at the Canoe Valley Rec Centre in Valemount on Wednesday mornings or the Fit Pit in McBride on Thursday mornings for a physiotherapy guided exercise program. 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.

The McBride Playgroup meets Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the E-Free Church. All kids ages 0-6 and their caregivers are welcome to come out for playtime, socializing and a free snack. For more information contact Emilia Roth at 250-569-6809.

Zumba classes, Mondays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the McBride Community Centre. $8 for drop-in or $30 for a 5-class punch card. If you have classes left on a card from last year, I will honour that. If you enjoy dancing or even think you might enjoy dancing, this really is a fun way to get exercise! Come with comfy clothes, shoes with not too much grip, and a water bottle.
And prepare to sweat. For more information contact Tonia Arnold at 250-569-7678.

Lego Robotics with Tim ! Tuesdays at 3 p.m. at the McBride and District Public Library. Aimed at ages 10+. Limited spots (but still some available), so please let us know you're interested at 250-569-2411.
Art classes with Sasha Scott, Mondays from 1-3 p.m. for seniors and friends at Beaverview Lodge on 5th Avenue in McBride. All classes are $10 per session payable at the class. Classes will run from the end of January until the end of April. For more information contact Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email.

Mother Goose in McBride, Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (starting October 24) at the McBride and District Public Library. Join Lotte and Naomi for songs, fingerplays and snack time. Aimed at ages 0-3 and their caregivers, but all preschoolers welcome! Hosted by Robson Valley Community Services and the Library.

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.

Weekly gathering Thursdays at 2 p.m. for pregnant and new moms to share birth stories, answer questions related to pregnancy and birth, watch educational films and eat snacks. Huge lending library full of pregnancy, breastfeeding and parenting books, dvd's and resources. Newborns welcome! Contact Lonnie Gustafson for more information at 250-569-7657 or by email.

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.

Gentle flowing Vinyasa/Hatha/Power Yoga schedule: Wednesday, 4:45-5:45 p.m. and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. at the McBride Firehall (main entrance, side doors, up the stairs once you enter the building). $12 per person per session OR purchase a punch card for $50 for 5 classes. Wear comfortable clothing easy to move around in. Bring a yoga mat, blanket, etc. (if you own one). I have extra if needed. Yoga blocks and straps are supplied.
A ny questions or feedback, contact Jennette Chuipka by email. You can also find me on Facebook under Jennette Zivec Chuipka OR Jennette Chuipka Be-You-tiful Yoga.

From McBride O.A.P.O. ( Old Age Pensioners Organization): senior's art class, Mondays 1-3 p.m. at Beaverview Lodge. Instructor Sasha Scott. Come out and enjoy drawing and painting with others each week. Beginners to advanced all welcome. If you have your own art supplies, bring them along. If not, we have extra to get you started. We charge $10 per session to pay for supplies and travel for the instructor. Let your hidden talents shine!

Dungeons and Dragons, Fridays, from 3-6 p.m. in the Library Annex of the McBride and District Public Library. Aimed at ages 12+. All welcome. Welcome to the beginning of Dungeons and Dragons and prepare to be amazed by the creativity of imagination. And I don't mean just mine, i mean all of yours as well. Contact Reed-Micheal via the library with questions at 250-569-2411 or by email.

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

Not YOGA! Balanced muscle sequences with Christa Maxeiner, October 25, 27, November 1 and 3, from 12-1:30 p.m.; Cost is $40 plus GST. Please register with the Valemount Learning Centre at 250-566-4601.

Valemount Public Library Book Club meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. For more information call the Valemount Public Llibrary at 250-566-4367.

Go with the Flow Yoga with Donalda Beeson in Valemount on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. at the Yoga Barn, my in-home yoga studio located at 960 Main Street. Drop-in is $10 a person, mats provided or bring your own. Please dress comfortably and warm; bring a blanket if you'd like one for savasana.

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!

The Robson Valley Toastmasters Club is looking to attract new members. If you ever wished to improve your communication or presentation skills this is a great place to start. Meetings are held from 7-9 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month at the Bear's Den meeting room in the Best Western Hotel in Valemount. I am offering a ride to and from my house in Dunster to Valemount for anyone interested in finding out what the club is all about. Contact Loretta Simpson at 250-968-4453 or by email to book a ride or for more information.

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