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From The Village of McBride:

Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced new Province-wide restrictions. By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all individuals, places of work and businesses in B.C. must significantly reduce their level of social interactions and travel, effective November 19, 2020 to December 7, 2020. Restrictions include:

  • 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

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

Restrictions by sector are noted in the above link.

The Village will put out more details once staff has had the opportunity to review the orders in detail.

Regards,
Karen Dube, Community Economic Development Coordinator, edo@mcbride.ca
Heidi Frank, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, cao@mcbride.ca
www.mcbride.ca
250-569-2229

 

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.

Tech Café provides residents with the opportunity to have their technology-related concerns addressed, along with assistance in navigating platforms on their devices. Clients are urged to bring in their own devices. Call Char at 250-569-2266 to pre-book your 1:1 appointment. Next McBride Tech café is November 23, 10 a.m. 12 p.m. at RVCS. COVID safety measures in place, face masks are mandatory.
November 25, 16 days of activism against gender-based violence is an international campaign that runs annually from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10 (World Human Rights Day). The 16 days are an opportunity to unite with partners around the world and reflect on what we can each do in our own communities and in our own lives to eliminate the disproportionate violence faced by women, girls and LGBTQ2 individuals. Show your solidarity by displaying purple décor, lights, hearts, etc. on you, your home or business. Post a picture of you wearing purple, or your decorated house/business, tag us, and use the hashtag #OurActionsMatter to commemorate The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
From McBride and District Public Library (521 Main Street)
Do you have tax questions? In recognition of Financial Literary month, we will be hosting local accountant Katie Tran for a Q&A session at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, November 26. Email your tax questions in advance or call us at 250-569-2411. Sign up to attend the session in person (limited seating available) or online, via zoom. In partnership with Decoda Literacy.
The Dunster Schoolhouse is postponing the Outdoor German Christmas Market to Saturday, December 12, 2-6 p.m.
Admission by donation. ALL COVID PROTOCOLS WILL BE FOLLOWED (wearing a mask is strongly recommended. Vendor tables, bake sale, chilli and chai to go. Vendors- limited table space, first come first serve, $25/table. Contact Kat McNaughton at 250-569-7401 or by email to reserve your spot.

From the Community Christmas Dinner committee:
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Community Christmas Dinner in McBride on December 25 will look very different this year.
There will be two options:
Option 1: Pick-up
Option 2: Delivery service
This will mean that EVERYONE will need to pre-register. We will need your name, phone number, address and the number of people in your household. Please call either Kim McNaughton at 250-968-4467 or Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334. Please register before December 1 to ensure that you will enjoy a full turkey dinner on Christmas Day. This will also give the volunteers an idea of how many meals to prepare

Dr. B. Loose - Licensed Optometrist, is coming to McBride & District Hospital December 2 and 3 to provide on-site optometric services. Call the McBride and District Hospital for more information and to book your appointment at 250-569-2251 ext. 2000.

The Dunster Schoolhouse is having an outdoor German Christmas market, Saturday, December 5, 2-6 p.m. Admission by donation. ALL COVID PROTOCOLS WILL BE FOLLOWED (wearing a mask is strongly recommended). Vendor tables, bake sale, chili & chai to go. Vendors: limited table space, first come, first served $25/table. Please contact Katharina McNaughton at 250-569-7401 or by email to reserve your spot. Dress warm and see you there.

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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.

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
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. for a new writing group, starting on Friday, October 30. 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.

From McBride and District Old Age Pensioners Organization: Our long-term treasurer, Dawna Hickerty, is leaving the Valley for good. We cannot entertain her in Beaver View Lodge owing to Covid. But the Royal Purple Lodge is holding a "greet and goodbye" on Tuesday, September 29, from 4-5 p.m. at the Pavilion on Main Street, McBride. Come and wish Dawna well and sign the card the OAPO will have on hand for members.

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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