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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! 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.

The McBride Figure Skating Club invites you to our Christmas Skate on Wednesday, December 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Robson Valley Rec. Center in McBride. Concession will be hosted by Live Different. Hot-dogs, fries burgers!  Admission is by a food-bank donation. Non-perishable and in-date items only please. For more questions contact Sarah Onischak at 250-569-8845.

Monthly book discussion, Thursday, December 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the McBride and District Public Library. This month's theme is "books about family". All welcome to bring a title (or choose one of ours) and join the conversation.

Dunster Community Association annual Christmas potluck, Saturday, December 14, 12 noon  sharp, at the Dunster Community Hall. Come and share a meal with your neighbors. Bring a potluck luncheon contribution and make a cash donation to our local food banks.
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!

Sunday, December 15, at 7 p.m. at Mountain Chapel, 3rd and Main Streets, McBride. Tell us about your favourite Christmas carols and enjoy singing them. A special presentation will be our playlet "Perpendicularity". Everyone is very welcome. Refreshments to follow. For more information call Dorothy Simpson at 250-569-3343.

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.

Robson Valley String Ensemble & Fiddlesticks will present a Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 15, at 4:30 p.m. at the E-Free Church, McBride. Special guests: Doreen Beck, flute, John Van Leeuwen, baroque oboe and recorder,
Jane Houlden, Keith Berg; French horn, alphorn. We would be pleased to have you join us in celebration of the season. Refreshments will be served afterward.

Community Christmas Day dinner. Alone for Christmas? Singles, couples, or families who have no one else to share Christmas Day with are invited to join us on December 25 at 4 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church for a FREE turkey dinner. No reservations necessary. Kitchen help and other volunteer help appreciated. Would you like to donate desserts, if you need a ride, if you are a shut-in or senior at home needing a dinner delivered please call Betty Long at 250-569-3386 ahead of time to make arrangements. We can either pick you up or bring you a meal. 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 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 schedule for the rest of December: (some rearranging due to parties and such)
Monday, December 9, Monday, December 16, Thursday, December 19 7 p.m. at the E-Free church building. After that we'll take a break for the holidays. $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.

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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Page last updated December 10, 2019



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