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From The Village of McBride:

Dr. Bonnie Henry announced an extension to province-wide restrictions on January 7.

By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all events and social gatherings are suspended to significantly reduce COVID-19 transmission related to social interactions and travel.

The order is in effect from November 19, 2020 at midnight to February 5, 2021 at midnight.

Please view the detailed Provincial Orders at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions

  • Mandatory mask wearing in all public indoor spaces

  • No social gatherings of any size with anyone other than your household (indoors or outdoors)

  • Businesses must update their COVID safety plans to include mask wearing where required and active daily screening staff for COVID

  • All non-essential travel should be avoided within the province

Karen Dube, Community Economic Development Coordinator, edo@mcbride.ca
Heidi Frank, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, cao@mcbride.ca


CPR - C, Monday, January 25 at the Valemount Learning Centre
Cost: $100.00 + GST = $105.00. Call 250-566-4601 to register.
Community coffee chat and tech café, join us in person on Wednesday, January 27 from 1-3 p.m. in both McBride and Valemount, for assistance and 1:1 support with your devices. 15-minute time-slots available, and you can book in for more than one. Contact Charlene in McBride and Jill in Valemount. Also, if you are just interested in joining us via ZOOM to chat virtually and try out ZOOM for fun, join us! Contact Charlene or Jill to obtain the ZOOM link. charlene@rvcsbc.org or jill@rvcsbc.org.
Soup & Bun, January 27 from 12-1 p.m., available to go from the library meeting room door. Delivery also available!
Come FLOW AWAY with me- Come FLOW AWAY with me! is a 4-week course for 4-6 year old children, where they experience and practice self-awareness of their body, mind and emotions. We do this through lots of physical movement, mindfulness, visualization, theatre based exercises, music and playing games together, all within keeping our physical distance. Teaching kids to feel at home in their body and mind. Themed programming on Fridays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Valemount RVCS. January 22 Stop & Go! January 29 - Watch me Grow, February 5 - Follow the leader. Pre-registration required. Contact Pepita to sign up at 250-566-9107 or by email.

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Ongoing Events in Dunster

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, many events have either been cancelled or postponed.
Please confirm with the organizers.

Virtual Mother Goose, every Wednesday morning until March 10, from 9.30-10 a.m via ZOOM. Join RVCS and the McBride and Valemount libraries for songs, stories and fun! In partnership with the McBride and Valemount Public Libraries, we will sing and read together! To receive the ZOOM link contact Charlene by email or call McBride at 250-569-2266 or Valemount at 250-566-9107.

Moe the Mouse, January 20-March 10, 9-9:30 a.m. Moe the Mouse® is from an island on the West Coast of British Columbia, the home of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nations People. Moe the Mouse® is an innovative early speech and language resource that uses Indigenous toys and stories to enhance language development in children ages 3-5. Activities and materials in the curriculum box help parents and educators provide opportunities for children to practise language skills in a natural setting. Doing these activities helps children develop: Social language use, Comprehension of spoken words, Vocabulary, Discrimination of speech sounds, Ability to pronounce speech sounds, Knowledge of preposition words, Ability to express feelings and ideas. Starting later this month via ZOOM and offered during Family Place Drop In Program. Call Charlene at 250-569-2266 for more information.
Join the Fibre Artists' Knit Along! Every Thursday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. starting January 21, the Fibre Artists will be running a knit along via zoom. We will be knitting the "Newsom Pullover" - free copy of the pattern available at the library if you would like to join in. Not sure where to start? We can also help you learn to knit and/or get you set up in Zoom!
Have you seen the winter playground exhibit at the Valley Museum? Come warm up with a latté and see familiar faces from winter's past. Winter hours 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday. 250-569-7694.
Family Place drop-in program. We are Indoors again! Call Char in McBride at 250-569-2266 and Sharon D. in Valemount at 250-566-9107 to reserve a spot, as we are able to safely accommodate small groups at this time. Valemount Friday dates: November 6, 13, 20, 27.  McBride Wednesday dates: November 18, 25 (Stat holiday on November 11). Call for more information!

Writing group on Fridays is online, 12-1.30 p.m. via zoom. Send an email for the meeting invitation link.
Are you a writer with chronic procrastination issues? Do you have an overdue term paper, or a novel that should have been finished in 2012? What about a report for work that just isn't writing itself? You are not alone! Come join us in the library on Fridays from 12-1.30 p.m.. Format will be 30 minutes of visiting/writing chat followed by an hour of silent writing (or 90 minutes of writing if you're not feeling chatty!). Physical distancing measures will be in place, and you can also participate from home via zoom if you would prefer. All are welcome, but please let us know if you are planning to attend, so we can keep track of numbers. Contact the McBride and District Public Library at 250-569-2411 or by email.

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. 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.

Family Place drop-in program. We are Indoors again! Call Char in McBride at 250-569-2266 and Sharon D. in Valemount at 250-566-9107 to reserve a spot, as we are able to safely accommodate small groups at this time. Valemount Friday dates: November 6, 13, 20, 27.  McBride Wednesday dates: November 18, 25 (Stat holiday on November 11). Call for more information!
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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