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Non-violent communication workshop, May 29 and 30, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Inn and Suites in Valemount. Cost: $45/ per person for the 2-day workshop. Lunch and refreshments are included. Please specify if you have dietary requirements. Contact Jana MacMaster at 250-569-2266 or by email or Shona Thorne at 250-566-9107. Deadline to register is May 18. Outcomes: Participants will learn experientially the skills of non-violent communication, interpersonal neurobiology, and attachment theory. in order to give comprehensive information and skills for building great relationships.
Expand the capacity of front-line service providers to compassionately support their work through the practice of non-violent communication.
Monthly book discussion meets Thursday, May 31 at 1:30 p.m. This month we're discussing books about libraries and librarians. All welcome to check out a title or bring your own.

Be a life saver! Learn hands-only CPR and AED awareness from BC Emergency Health Service Paramedics at our FREE 30-minute sessions on June 1. In Valemount at 1300 Main Street, Golden Years Lodge. Sessions at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. In McBride at 521 Main Street, McBride and District Public Library. Sessions at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Book a spot by calling/texting 778-258-0073 or email.

Open Gate garden plant sale, Saturday, June 2, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. after the Pioneer Days parade in the Open Gate garden on Second Avenue in McBride. Donations of healthy annuals and perennials graciously accepted. Thank you for supporting community gardening in McBride. For more information contact Dorothy Simpson at 250-569-3343.
Multi-family garage sale, Saturday, June 2, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., 520 Dominion Street, McBride. Big cedar house behind the hospital. You won't want to miss this! Something for everyone.
Pioneer Days first annual baking competition, Sunday, June 3. Judging at 1:30 p.m. Prizes at 2:30 p.m. Entry fee $2 per submission; 1 pie, 1 cake, 6 cookies, 6 muffins/cupcakes or 6 squares. Prizes for best in each age category per age group.
Entry forms available at Rich Boyz Mechanical. Call 250-257-0650 or email. All proceeds go to the foodbank.
Dunster Community Association meeting, Thursday, June 7, 7-9 p.m. at the Dunster Community Hall. Contact Loretta Simpson at 250-968-4453 or by email to add to the agenda.

McBride you are worth it retreat, June 8-10, At Home B&B. https://www.facebook.com/events/964396137069469??ti=ia

BC Foodsafe Level 1 Certificate, Saturday, June 9, at the Dunster Schoolhouse.
We have just been told by the instructors that there is room for up to 50 people to upgrade their certification or to get certified for the first time. Anyone who had a Foodsafe Certificate issued before July 29, 2013 will have to upgrade their certification as the old one will expire on July 29, 2018. This certificate certainly helps if you are handling food as a worker in the food industry or if you are with a not-for-profit community group and do serve food as part of your fund-raisers. It is also really good for those who make and sell food products at the local markets. Anyone 13 and over can take the workshop. The instructors who will come out from Prince George for the day want people to register and pay beforehand. They need to know by May 14 the exact numbers so they can order the teaching materials so if you are interested in attending, please get in touch with Pete Amyoony as soon as possible to reserve your place in this workshop. The cost of the workshop is $100 per person which is less than the online course that you do on your own. You can make out a cheque to Dunster Fine Arts School Society for $100 and send it to Dunster Schoolhouse, General  Delivery, Dunster, BC V0J 1J0   If you cannot send a cheque in this manner, call Pete so we can arrange how to get your payment to him  before May 14. A lunch of soup, bunwiches and desserts will be included as part of the fee  at the workshop. The instructors have set a limit of 50 people for this workshop.  We are now at 31 and growing. Contact Pete Amyoony by email or 250-968-4334.

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

Soapstone carving class, August 4. Contact Leah Redmond by calling/texting 780-995-3088 or by email.

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

Robson Valley Support Society is pleased to present the Circle of Security Parenting Program 8-week course, April 26-June 14, Thursday afternoons 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Dunster Schoolhouse. Cost:  FREE!  Also includes baby-sitting and snacks. Facilitators: Lotte Rauter and Regena Bergen.Sponsored by Early Years Initiatives and RVSS. To register, call Robson Valley Support Society at 250-569-2266. For more information send an email to Regena or Lotte or visit www.circleofsecurityinternational.com or the Facebook page under Circle of Security International. At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security Parenting program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. Using the COS-P model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained Facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to understand their child's emotional world by learning to read emotional needs; support their child's ability to successfully manage emotions; enhance the development of their child's self esteem; honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure.

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 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. The 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

Robson/Canoe Valleys Early Years Table: Power to Parent Level II: Helping Children Grow Up. A video course and discussion group facilitated by Kairyn Janecke and hosted by the Robson/Canoe Valleys Early Years Table. May 23 (4-7:30 p.m.), June 6 and 13 (4:30-6:30 p.m.) at the E-Free Church in McBride. $25/family (assistance available). We'll provide soup and a light snack. Child-minding available. Part 2 of Gordon Neufeld's Power to Parent series focuses on helping children to realize their potential as they grow and mature. Please register before 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 by calling the McBride and District Public Library at 250-569-2411.
T-Ball will be running May 7-June 25 (excluding May 21), on Monday nights from 4-4:45 p.m., for children aged 4-6, at the McBride Centennial School ball diamond. Skills activities and fitness will be promoted. Parental supervision is required on site, and help during practices is appreciated. Practices will only be cancelled in case of lightening, so dress appropriately and bring water. Registration and waivers can be picked up at practices or at the McBride Secondary School office. A donation of $5 to upgrade equipment would be appreciated. Contact Kathy Molendyk, Secretary, McBride Secondary School, 250-569-2295.

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.

McBride & District Public Librarym together with McBride Centennial School hosts Ready, Set, Learn at the Elementary School in McBride on Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., April 17-June 5. Ready, Set, Learn is a family literacy program aimed at 3-5 year olds and their care-givers. Together we'll sing songs, read a story, enjoy a craft and a snack. Please call the School at 569-2721 to let us know you're coming.

The McBride Playgroup ll 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, 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.

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.

Book discussion group. Meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. 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.

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

Physio education muscle fascia activation back education workshop with Christa Maxeiner at the Valemount Anglican United Church, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to12 p.m. April 21, 28 and May 5. Cost: $30 plus GST. Please register with the Valemount Learning Centre at 250-566-4601 or by email.

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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