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Dunster Community Association meeting, Tuesday, November 13, 7-8-30 p.m. at the Dunster Hall. Contact Loretta Simpson at 250-968-4453 or by email to add items to the agenda.

Apple/pear run, November 14-17. See the PDF link below for all details, and make sure to be on our email list for updates on this apple/pear run coming soon to Valemount. Click here for the informative poster:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=10igjgQOwVimKcPmh0DeljOVwBrf7VYmV. Email Jonathan Deuling, BC Fruit Truck,Summerland, BC.

Valemount Public Library presents: Expedition Yukon, 50 years later, November 15 at 7 p.m. (library lower level).
In 1967 to mark Canada's centennial year, the Alpine Club of Canada and the Yukon Government undertook a mountain climbing expedition in the St. Elias Mountains of the Yukon Territory. Some 60 men and women representing the country's most skilled mountaineers climbed 13 peaks. This was the most extensive mountaineering expedition ever to take place anywhere in the world. In 2017 to mark Canada's 150th birthday, this film was produced to capture the suspense and challenge of the expedition and the breath-taking beauty of the St. Elias Mountains.

Old-time music gathering at the Dunster Schoolhouse, Friday,  November 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bring your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, keyboards, accordions, etc. for an evening of old-time muscic playing and fun. Bring a snack of some finger food for a short break at 8:30 p.m. Coffee, tea and juice will be supplied. The plan is to hold these gatherings on the first and third Friday of each month from November 2018 to April. 2019. Any questions or suggestions contact Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email.

Robson Valley old-time music day, Saturday, November 17, at the Dunster Schoolhouse
Two of Canada's best old -time fiddlers are coming back to the Valley! Gordon Stobbe and J.J. Guy. Known for their instruction at fiddle camps and workshops all across Canada and for their entertaining way of performing for young and old.
1-2:15 p.m. - Beginners workshop for fiddle, mandolin or guitar - $25.
2:30-3:45 p.m. - Intermediate/advanced fiddle, mandolin and guitar - $25.
4-5 p.m. - Joint jam session for all class participants - N/C
5:30-6:30 p.m. - Pot luck supper and visiting. All welcome!
7-8 p.m. - Concert Gordon Stobbe and J.J. Guy
8-10 p.m. Old-time family dance
Evening admission for Concert and dance: adults $20, seniors and youth 16 and under $15, 5 and under free (special evening admission for afternoon workshop participants: adults $10, youth 16 and under $5, five and under free - payable at course registration in the afternoon). To register for lessons or for more information contact Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email.
Come for a while or come for the day! Bring your dancing shoes! All welcome!

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. Our next meeting is Saturday, November 17 at 1 p.m. at the Elks Hall. 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.

Soup and bun is back! Tuesday, November 20 at the Beaverview Lodge in McBride from 12-1 p.m., then stay around for some cards. All welcome. Bring a friend! Soup by donation. Hosted by RVCS's Better at Home program and the Community Literacy Program. Questions? Want to volunteer to make soup? Call Bridget Uhl at 250-569-2266.
The Appearing. Are you ready? Since the beginning of recorded time, cultures across the globe have predicted the end of our world. As global unrest and natural disasters across the planet build in intensity and frequency, many are left wondering if the time is near. Join Shawn Boonstra from the Voice of Prophecy as he explores the myths and facts that surround the Appearing - an event mentioned over 2,500 times in the Bible. Join us for opening night, Wednesday, November 21, A Planet in Upheaval. The signs are all around us. Ancient predictions and current world events begin to collide as we look at the biblical signs that point to the Appearing. Further sessions Thursday, November 22-Sunday, November 25. Topics: Abomination of Desolation, The Appearing, Prophecy Interrupted, The Battle of Amageddon. Watch the trailer video at: Appearing.org. All meetings will begin a 6:30 p.m. at the McBride SDA Church, 1075 Lamming Pit Road, McBride. For more information phone 250-968-4493. Free Book The Appearing by Shawn Boonstra -free study guides.
Business skills for agricultural expansion
Community Futures is hosting a free 5 module workshop series on expanding agriculture in the Robson Valley.
Pre-registration is required.
Friday evening and all day Saturday session at the Dunster Schoolhouse
November 23 (Friday) - 5-9 p.m. - Opportunities For growth
November 24 (Saturday) - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Seize The Opportunities

Dinner friday and lunch Saturday will be provided. Please notify us if you have any food allergies.
Register today at 250-562-9622 or online cfdc.bc.ca/calendar/. Sponsored by the Province of British Columbia and
Community Futures Fraser-Fort George.

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.
Robson Valley Music Society presents: INTO THE DEEP DARK CHILI & MUSIC FUNDRAISER
Come celebrate and/or commiserate winter's arrival with local musicians and homemade chili with all the fixings!
Thursday, November 29, at the Dunster Schoolhouse. Doors at 5:30 p.m. Food at 6 p.m. Music at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door $20. 6 -13 year olds $10. Under 6 free. Treats and childcare will be by donation for Live Different Fund. Local musicians featuring Samson's Delilah, Ellise Gustafson-Randall, Raylene Westlund and more TBA.

From McBride and District Old Age Pensioners Organization #118: S eniors Christmas dinner
This happy traditional dinner will be held at the Elks Hall on December 5 at 12 noon. Tickets will be available at Welcome Home and McBride Essentials until November 28 for $10 each. Tickets will not be available after this date and will not be available at the door. Also a reminder that your annual OAPO memberships can be purchased at this dinner for $10 each.  We hope the seniors of the valley will come out and celebrate the season with each other. We do thank the staff of Scotiabank for their past generosity in supporting this dinner but Scotiabank is no longer able to do this so McBride OAPO will endeavour to continue providing this get-together at a minimal cost to you.

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Ongoing Events in Dunster

Old-time music gathering - a family event - at the Dunster Schoolhouse, on the first and third Friday of each month from November 2018 to April 2019 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bring your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, keyboards, accordions, etc. for an evening of old-time music playing and fun. 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.

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, 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.

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

Zumba dance, Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the E-Free church building. This will be the location until Christmas break. For more information contact Tonia Arnold at 250-569-3396.
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.

Open ukulele jam with Melissa, Fridays from 2-3 p.m. Bring your uke, or we'll have a few extras to play on. Beginners welcome! For questions contact Melissa at 250-569-0205.

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!

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.
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.

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.
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

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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