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We are having another Three Valleys Community Development Co-op Apple Pressing Work-bee on Sunday, September 20 at the Dunster Schoolhouse from 2-4 p.m. - under cover if it is raining. We ask that you stay for the entire work-bee so we can press everyone's apples in assembly line style. We do your apples and then someone else's and so on until everyone's apples are pressed into tasty and healthy juice. The juice from your apples will go home with you. We usually wash the apples in the big double laundry tubs so even ground falls can be used. You are asked to give a donation of $1.00 for each five gallon pail or apple-box of fruit to help defray costs of upkeep for the machine and to give the school a donation for storage and electricity.  You need to bring lots of containers for juice and also large totes or containers for the pulp that is left after the pressing. We have some people who have chickens and pigs that can use the pulp if you do not want to take it home with you. Please remember you must call Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 to reserve your place in the assembly line so we know how many to plan for. If the weather is really nasty and I need to cancel the pressing, I need to know who plans to come so I can contact you. If I do not answer the phone, please leave a message with your name and phone number on my answering machine. You can also just reply to this e-mail to leave your name and phone number and to let me know that you want to come. 
Family Place drop-in program, McBride activities, Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet at RVCS in the front yard to join in the activities below (unless otherwise stated). Contact Charlene at 778-763-1329.
September 23 - Weather. Mud pie kits and rainbow coffee filters.
September 30 - Orange shirt day. Wear orange! Read along with Char and talk about why we recognize this day.

Join us for the first ever Dome Creek Fall Market, September 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at both the hall and rec centre, we will have new and used yard sale items, fresh veggies and eggs, home baking, crafts, Watkins, Epicure, and more. Tacos-in-a-bag and pop available for purchase. There will also be an Epicure fund-raiser for our McBride neighbours affected by the mud-slide (contact Robin Levant for more info.) We are looking for more vendors! If you'd like to set up a table, please contact Kaitlyn Svistovski (on FB) or Laura Trimble by email. ***Please practice COVID-19 guidelines. Stay home if you are ill. Stay 6 ft. apart. Wash your hands and avoid touching your face.*

BCCRN's Week of the Older Person workshop series: September 28-October 2 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Informative topics daily: falls and injury prevention, why preventative health matters, protecting yourself against COVID, elder abuse awareness, and sleep to better health.Contact Jana MacMaster at 250-569-2266 or by email for registration link or for more information. Please indicate if you are interested in joining from your home computer or would prefer to take part in a small group.

Dunster Community Association meeting, Tuesday, October 6, 7 p.m. at the Dunster Hall. All attending will be practicing physical distancing.
Free legal 1-to-1 private Skype sessions, Tuesday, October 6 at 7.30 p.m. First-come, first-served. Contact the McBride and District Public Library at 250-569-2411 for details or by email.

Long Winters, Short Stories - Next Steps - An editing workshop for writers with Valemount author Maureen Brownlee at the Dunster Schoolhouse starting mid October (date TBA), 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. noon. Runs for 6 weeks.
Maximum 6 participants. Register early to get a spot. Contact Bridget Uhl at 250-569-7694 or by email or Nancy Taylor at 250-968-4358 or by email. All Covid protocols will be followed. Please bring: a finished story ready to edit, your willingness and enthusiasm to learn, your own snacks and beverages. You can expect to: learn about the process of editing, interact with other writers in the group, have a hands-on experience, be challenged, go deeper and wider, become a better writer. This project is a collaboration between the Dunster Fine Arts School Society, the Robson Valley Arts and Culture Council and the McBride and District Public Library. It is funded by New  Horizoins for Seniors ­ The Government of Canada.

From Valemount Learning Centre: CORE Hunter Training, Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25. Cost: $220.00 + GST = $231. Call 250-566-4601 to register.

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Ongoing Events in Dunster

Dunster Farmers Market at the Dunster Community Hall every Saturday until September 26 from 11 a.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 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

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

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.

Our monthly free legal 1-to-1 private Skype sessions are back, starting Tuesday, October 6 at 7.30 p.m. First-come, first-served. Contact the McBride and District Public Library at 250-569-2411 for details or by email.

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.

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.
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

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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.

The Valemount Farmers Market every Thursday until September 27 beside the Visitor Information Centre and the Village Office from 4-7 p.m. For more information contact Christine Peltier 250-566-3766.
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.

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