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Weight Loss Support Group meetings, Wednesdays at 4 p.m. at the E Free Church classroom in McBride. 8 sessions starting January 10. Come check it out or call Devanee Cardinal at 250-968-4481 for more info.

Soup and bun is back! Hosted by McBride Community Literacy Task Group and Better at Home, Wednesday, January 24, 12-1 p.m. at the Beaver view Lodge in McBride. Pay what you can - And bring a friend!
Dunster Station Museum meeting, Wednesday, January 24, 1-3 p.m. at the Dunster Hall. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Loretta Simpson at 250-968-4453 or by email.
Wednesday January 24 at the Valemount Public Library
5:30 p.m. - free legal skype
sessions. Call to book a 15-minute session.
6:30 p.m. - renovation celebration - refreshments - come see our new chairlift, new furniture, and lower level improvements, then stay for...
7:00 p.m. - armchair travel - East Africa, presented by Ruby Hogg
Robson Valley Beekeepers and Wannabeekeepers meeting, Friday, January 26, 7 p.m. at the McBride Library Annex.
Topics:
1. Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary webinar/video (approx 1.5 hrs. long). Provided by Deb Cochrane
2. Anyone thinking of starting up a hive or hives this spring? Now is the time to order your packages or nucs and to get your hives purchased or constructed. Approximate costs and contacts will be provided.

Saturday, January 27, at the Valemount Public Library: Family Literacy Day celebration, 1-3 p.m. Crafts, cookies and book giveaways.

Sho-Tai coming to the Valley! Sho-Tai is known for a combination of various techniques and methods, such as reading the eyes, the tongue, and the teeth. Different lines and colours on these body areas relate directly to an organ, gland or mechanical part of the body.  In addition to those methods, the art of Sho-Tai utilizes a technique called Muscle Testing, to find and determine the body's level of health. Muscle Testing, also known as Kinesiology, is a non-invasive technique that does not require equipment of any kind. This method is used to determine the electrical current flowing throughout the body. By finding out what level the body's electricity is currently flowing at, it can determine where the body has gone weak or is not functioning at full capacity.
There are multiple reasons that the human body gets sick. The two main causes of illness are an excess or a deficiency.  An excess of something can be described as poor nutrition, like a cow eating meat. A deficiency is when there is an absence of a mineral or a vitamin in the body. Excess and deficiency both relate to the body's intake of nutrients. Therefore, something you might be eating every day, that you think is good for you, may actually be making you sick. Or, you could have ten symptoms relating to  illness, that comes from missing one vitamin or mineral. Recommendations are given to avoid foods that are testing as negatively impacting the body. Testing is also done to determine which herbs will help to heal the body. It is recommended to follow these changes for 3 months and then be reassessed. Evan Dougherty is a Class 2, Sho-Tai Health Practitioner. He has studied and worked alongside Terry Bell, the Founder of Sho-Tai, for several years, traveling from coast to coast, helping hundreds of people with their health and nutrition. One of the most important principles that Evan has learned from his studies is that every single person is uniquely different from any other person. When it comes to a serious illness, or even just a minor flu or cold, the herb or vitamin remedy that may have worked for someone, may do nothing for another person with the exact same illness. Tyson Greene is a Class 3 Sho-Tai Health Practitioner who travels with Evan. Tyson works with the stretches that sho-tai uses to help release tension in the body to align muscles and bones to relieve pain. The stretches are complimentary with the assessment. Sho-tai will be returning to McBride on Monday, February 19 and to Valemount on Tuesday, February 20.  If you would like more information, visit the website at sho-tai.ca. To book an appointment or for information, contact Kelly McNaughton at 250-968-4400.

From Open Gate Community Garden: Annual Seedy Saturday, March 3 at the Dunster Schoolhouse from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are are looking forward to as great a turnout as we have had for the past four years. It is a day to enjoy visiting and exchanging ideas with other gardeners and seed-savers in the Robson Valley and to hear speakers on many interesting topics about seed saving and gardening as well as displays and seed exchanging and sharing. We will be discussing Seedy Saturday at our next meeting at the McBride and District Library Annex on Tuesday, February 6 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. All welcome!

Horsemanship clinic with Centered Riding instructor Lisa Wieben, July 28 and 29, Falling Star Ranch Academy of Foundational Horsemanship, Dunster. For more information contact Birgit Stutz at 250-968-6801 or by email. https://www.facebook.com/events/2011397315741173

10-day intensive horsemanship course with Birgit Stutz, Irwin Insights Level 4 Master Certified Trainer, Thursday, August 2 Wednesday, August 15 (weekdays), Falling Star Ranch Academy of Foundational Horsemanship, Dunster. For more information contact Birgit Stutz at 250-968-6801 or by email. https://www.facebook.com/events/589077534802483

Certification clinic with Chris Irwin (Irwin Insights), August 18 and 19, Falling Star Ranch Academy of Foundational Horsemanship, Dunster. For more information contact Birgit Stutz at 250-968-6801 or by email. https://www.facebook.com/events/1535410469887662

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Ongoing Events in Dunster

Soup kitchen, Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Dunster Community Hall.
We will be serving soup and bread with goodies for dessert.
We are still looking for donations of goodies. Contact Nancy Taylor at 250-968-4358 if you are able to contribute to the lunch.
The lunch is by donation with proceeds going to the Dunster Community Association.
The Dunster winter soup kitchen has become a model for other communities in the Robson Valley. Much gratitude is felt for all the volunteers who have made it happen for many years. We highly value the opportunity to gather with friends and neighbours during the winter months. It is a testament to the health and well-being of our community and its residents. Everyone is welcome! That being said, we need volunteers to coordinate the weekly event during the winter of 2018. Contact DCA president Loretta Simpson at 250-968-4453 or by email if you are willing to take on this job. We are open to streamlining the lunch to avoid volunteer burnout!
Art classes with Sasha Scott, starting Wednesday, January 31 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 starting January 22 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.

Old-time music gathering, a family event, at the Dunster Schoolhouse. T he tentative plan is to hold these gatherings on the first and third Friday of each month from January to April 2018, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bring your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, keyboards, accordions, etc. for an evening of old-time music playing and dancing. Bring a snack of some finger food for a short break at 8:30 p.m. Coffee, tea and juice will be supplied. Any questions or suggestions, contact Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email.
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

Zumba classes, Mondays and Thursdays at 7 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, starting Monday, January 29 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.
Spanish group meets at the McBride and District Public Library Annex on Saturdays at 3 p.m. All levels welcome.

Mother Goose in McBride, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the McBride and District Public Library Annex. Join Lotte and Naomi for songs, stories and a snack. Aimed at children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

Pickle-ball starting January 17 at 7 p.m. at the McBride Secondary high school. For more info contact Sharron Schiefelbein at 250-569-2583.

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.

As we all know the Christmas season is upon us and life gets super busy for us all , so I have decided to postpone my yoga classes until January. We will meet again on January 17, 2018 (no classes for the remainder of December).

Book discussion group. Meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. This month's theme is "based on the book". Read the story, watch the movie, and tell us what you think. All welcome to join in!

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. This Friday, not too far. T his Friday is the Dungeons and Dragons character creation day. I hope for everyone who can and want to make it do because it should be fun. Anyone who cannot don't need to worry. I can get you a sheet during school when I'm in town, or we can just make it next week, on our first day when we begin the grand adventure. With simple cooperation, character creation can be as simple as Pi. Anyway, I hope all that can make it do, it is Friday the 13th this week and I can't wait to see y'all there. This I think shall be fun, and a good introduction. 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.

Zumba classes at the Community Centre in McBride, Monday and Thursday nights, 6:30 p.m. It's about an hour long. Zumba is exercise in disguise! It's about moving, having fun, feeling good, and being fit! Drop-in fee is $8. A 5-class punch card is $30. Feel free to contact Tonia Arnold if you have questions. at 250-569-3396 or pm me on Facebook.

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

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. Valemount Rec Centre, Wednesdays 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.

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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