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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, most events have either been cancelled or postponed.
Please confirm with the organizers.

The Dunster Farmers Market will be starting up at Dunster Community Hall on Saturday, July 11 and running every Saturday until the end of September. The hours are the usual from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. We are not able to offer our regular burgers  but will offer coffee served in accordance with the Covid guidelines. The servers will pour the coffee and add whatever the buyer wants in the line of cream and sugar and will hand the cup to the buyer. Vendors and buyers are asked to still keep the covid guidelines of distancing. As usual, there are no fees for vendors. Just show up, set up at least 2 metres from other vendors and serve one customer at a time. For more information call Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or Loretta Simpson at 250-968-4453.

The Fraser Headwaters Alliance invites everyone to their 2020 Annual General Meeting, Monday July 13, 2 p.m., at the Dunster Hall. We have an ambitious program of wilderness trail development planned for this summer! Members and supporters: If you are unable to attend the AGM and have not yet paid your 2020 dues (of $30), please take this notice as a reminder to send them in soon! Dues and donations are a valuable source of income that allows us to carry out our work!

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 75 McBride presents: MAIN STREET IN YOUR CAR BINGO, rain or shine. Wednesday, July 15.. Drive in between 1st and 2nd Avenues on Main Street. Angle parking and bingo paper cards Sales start at 5 p.m. Bingo games start at 6 p.m. sharp. Cash only. No cheques. No credit. 10 regular games and 1 Jackpot, cash prizes. Bring your own bingo supplies: dabbers, clip and or lap boards to hold your cards, you'll be playing in the comfort of your vehicle. Stay tuned: More information closer to the date.
Wishbone Theatre presents: "The last good valley on earth" by Sharon Stearns. A play with music that welcomes you into the End of the World as you never imagined it! Starring Wishbone's collective of performers: Sally Buck, Shara Gustafson, Miwa Hiroe, Isis Hiroe, Jasmine Hoetjes, Jos Hoetjes, Seth Macdonald, Taylor Martin, Sarah McCrea, Steve Saba, Sharon Stearns and Monica Zieper.Premiering at The Dunster Schoolhouse, Saturday, March 28. Special senior matinee on Sunday, March 29 at Dunster Schoolhouse at noon. $17 Includes luncheon and bus service from Valemount and McBride to and from venue. Valemount Community Theatre, Friday April 3 and Saturday, April 4. McBride Roundhouse Theatre, Wednesday April 8 and Thursday, April 9. Special student pay-what-you-can Tuesday, April 7 at McBride Roundhouse. All shows 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Available at Infinity Office & Health, Home Hardware Essentials, Dunster Store and at the door. Get your tickets early folks. This show promises everything from gypsy swing music, shim sham dancing, unrequited love, Alpha Tech humans, swamp creatures, sad clowns, an asteroid carnival and a digitally designed kitty - all brought to you by your favourite local performers!
For more info contact Sharon Stearns at 250 968-4544. - Postponed
Working equitation clinic with Darcy Henkel and Birgit Stutz, Irwin Insights Level 4 Master Certified Trainers, May 30 and 31 at Falling Star Ranch, Dunster. For more information contact Birgit Stutz at 250-968-6801 or by email or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2582414795193616/. - Postponed

5-day intensive horsemanship course with Birgit Stutz, Irwin Insights Level 4 Master Certified Trainer, July 13-17 at Falling Star Ranch, Dunster. For more information contact Birgit Stutz at 250-968-6801 or by email or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2573376916236731/. - Cancelled

Back Country Horsemen of BC Robson Valley Chapter poker ride, September 19, McBride. For more information contact Shelly Cousineau by email.

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Ongoing Events in Dunster

The Dunster Farmers Market will be starting up at Dunster Community Hall on Saturday, July 11 and running every Saturday until the end of September. The hours are the usual from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. We are not able to offer our regular burgers  but will offer coffee served in accordance with the Covid guidelines. The servers will pour the coffee and add whatever the buyer wants in the line of cream and sugar and will hand the cup to the buyer. Vendors and buyers are asked to still keep the covid guidelines of distancing. As usual, there are no fees for vendors. Just show up, set up at least 2 metres from other vendors and serve one customer at a time. For more information call Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or Loretta Simpson at 250-968-4453.
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

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, most events have either been cancelled or postponed.
Please confirm with the organizers.

The McBride Community Market will be starting for the summer on Friday, July 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the pavilion at Steve Kolida Park between First and Second Avenue. Vendors must pre-register as spacing regulations will be enforced
(call Jackie at 250-569-7101).
VENDORS RULES
1.  Vendor will pre-book table space
2.  Vendor will provide hand sanitizer at their table
3.  Vendor will ensure customers maintain physical distancing at their table
4.  Vendors will help ensure traffic flows in the correct direction
5.  Vendors are encouraged to wear masks and use gloves when handling money
6.  Vendors are responsible for sanitizing frequently touched areas in their allotted space
7.  Baked good must be prepackaged or a sneeze guard in place
8.  It is preferable that all food products be prepackaged
9.  All food products will be dispensed by the vendor
10   Ready to eat foods must be in disposable packages
11.  No food sampling is allowed
12.  Vendors will not attend market if they are sick

McBride and District Public Library is now offering a takeout service! Although BC libraries remain closed, we are keen to ensure our patrons regain access to books and other resources, so we are now happy to be running a takeout service on Tuesdays and Fridays until the library reopens fully again. The first step is to contact us for a collection day and time by either calling 250-569-2411 or emailing. Once you have booked your collection time, you will submit a list of items you would like.  You can do this using the library catalogue online, by email, or by phone. At the moment we are unable to request items from other BC libraries, which remain closed, but we have been cataloguing lots of new books and DVDs. If you need advice about which books you might like, we are happy to offer suggestions. You can consult the library catalogue online (via the library website), call or email to request assistance in selecting the right titles for you. We will need your list of items in advance of your collection day: if you are collecting books on a Tuesday, the cut off for ordering those items is 10 a.m. the Friday before. If you are collecting books on a Friday, the cut off is 10 a.m. the Tuesday before. This will give staff enough time to collect your items, check them out to your account, and place them into quarantine for at least 72 hours. You are encouraged to request as many items as your family may need for the next few weeks. As we have limited collection slots available, we will try to be as fair as possible in how these are allocated. Email, call 250-569-2411 or see the library website (https://mcbride.bc.libraries.coop/) for more details.

Spring has sprung! And it's basket making time again! I have started a facebook group with video tutorials. I will do online coaching for those who want it. If any locals would like guidance with harvesting the willow, I am ok with coming out willow hunting and staying 2 meters away, masked, to help you choose the best ones. If you don't have Facebook, I will try to work out some other way for you to get the instruction. Contact Suzanne Mazereeuw with questions at 250-560-2350 or by email.

May 11, 2020

The following programs and events are being delivered via ZOOM. To access them, simply download the ZOOM program on your device: https://zoom.us/ and then click sign up. It's free. Then join the meeting by clicking on the link provided for that program. See you there! If you have any questions on how to set up ZOOM contact Jana MacMaster, Literacy & Seniors Program Supervisor, Zoom phone 778-764-0245, ext. 814 or toll-free 1-844-324-2004. Or check out this Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7xXZxRDFUU&fbclid=IwAR3Q_1A7-7omQDFgRsYnvEcvxMCVi9XxsCfpF3j4Lk4cMNlGqcLNTiavXLs

Family place online, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join us for a few minutes or a few hours! It's up to you. Resources, stories, songs, and interactive activities. Join the conversation via zoomlink: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/315741962. Meeting ID: 315 741 962.

Kids yoga with Anita Kelder, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30-11 a.m.. Anita has lots of experience as a yoga instructor, and she's excited to share her love of mindful meditation with everyone. Email events@rvcsbc.org or call 1-844-324-2004 for the zoom link and password.

Virtual dance class with Emily: Looking for something to get the kids moving and grooving? Emily is putting on a virtual, fun dance class every  Wednesday and Friday from 10-11 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting: https:// zoom.us/j/566548804&. Meeting ID: 566 548 804, password: 003523

Youth drop-in online. Get together with other kids, talk about concerns and participate in fun activities. Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. (ages 7-12) and 3-4 p.m. (ages 13-18). Email events@rvcsbc.org or call 1-844-324-2004 for the zoom link and password.

Nobody's Perfect Parenting Class - free online parenting class. Every Tuesday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Discover ways to parent, meet others and share experiences. Email events@rvcsbc.org or call 1-844-324-2004 for the zoom link and password.

Parenting Wellness Chat: receive resources, learn about mental health related tips and support.Mondays from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday Art Space: Bring your own art and join Rosara Buck in the meeting room at the McBride and District Public Library from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesdays. Cancelled until further notice

Podcast playground. Ever thought of producing a podcast? Have a favourite podcast to discuss? McBride Community Literacy Task Group presents "Podcast Playground". Equipment demo and discussion Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Cancelled until further notice
Anime Club at the McBride and District Public Library, Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Ages 11+. Read it, watch it, talk about it, craft it and snacks! Cancelled until further notice

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. Cancelled until further notice

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. Cancelled until further notice

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. Cancelled until further notice

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! Cancelled until further notice

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. Cancelled until further notice
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. Cancelled until further notice
Shops on Main, Thursdays and Fridays, 246 Main Street, McBride, McBride Trading Co. - closed until further notice

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. Cancelled until further notice

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. Cancelled until further notice

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. Cancelled until further notice

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. Cancelled until further notice

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Ongoing Events in Valemount

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, most events have either been cancelled or postponed.
Please confirm with the organizers.

Valemount Public Library curbside service. Call  250-566-4367 or email or go online to valemount.bc.libraries.coop to place holds on items from our library and we will arrange a time for you to pick up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays between 12 and 4 p.m. New arrivals and library collection can be found on the library's website. Delivery service can be arranged for those not able to come to the library.

Basics of philosophy study group, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. downstairs at the Valemount Public Library. Call 250-566-4367 for more information. Cancelled until further notice

Valemount Public Library book club meets once a month. For time and dates call the Valemount Public Llibrary at 250-566-4367. Cancelled until further notice

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! Cancelled until further notice

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