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

From The Village Of McBride
Dear Stakeholder,
The Village of McBride has begun a process to develop a Tourism Master Plan for the McBride region. The Village has hired Expedition Management Consulting Ltd. (EMC), an expert tourism planning firm, to assist with the development of the plan. We would like to connect with stakeholder groups early on in the process to gain your input on what is of greatest importance to you in terms of tourism development in the region.
I would like to formally invite you to participate in the following input opportunities. We encourage you to participate in this important process.

  1. Stakeholder input workshops will be held on June 3rd and 4th through a video/teleconference online platform. The workshops will begin with a presentation about the master planning process followed by activities to collect your input. Please note that participants can join the remote workshops on any device through the Internet or by calling in using a phone. The consulting team (EMC) is available to assist stakeholders with technical issues to ensure everyone who wants to participate in the workshops can. If you are unfamiliar with joining video/teleconferences, we would encourage you to contact Maxwell in advance of the workshops for assistance (see contact information below). The times for each meeting are provided below. Note that the same material will be covered at each meeting. Please coordinate to send one representative from your organization.
    1. Stakeholder Input Workshop #1: June 3rd from 10:00am 11:30am
    2. Stakeholder Input Workshop #2: June 3rd from 2:30pm 4:00pm
    3. Stakeholder Input Workshop #3: June 3rd from 5:30pm 7:00pm
    4. Stakeholder Input Workshop #4: June 4th from 10:00am 11:30am
    5. Stakeholder Input Workshop #5: June 4thfrom 2:30pm 4:00pm
    6. Stakeholder Input Workshop #6: June 4th from 5:30pm 7:00pm
  2. A stakeholder survey will be available online from May 21 June 10. A link to the survey is provided below and will also be available on the Village website. Please coordinate within your organization to provide your input through a single response.

Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/McBrideTourismSurvey

Your Action Is Required
         RSVP for a workshop by contacting maxwell@expeditionconsulting.ca by June 1.
         Fill out a stakeholder survey from May 21 to June 10.
If you have any questions about the project or the engagement process, please feel free to ask me.

Maxwell Harrison, BA, Senior Associate, Expedition Management Consulting Ltd., Maxwell@expeditionconsulting.ca, expeditionconsulting.ca, 780 267-7898

May 22, 2020

Fermentation workshop with Kirsten Shockey, Thursday, June 4 at 11 a.m. Learn to ferment vegetables, a simple process that provides a boost in flavour and gut health. Visit Kirsten's website Ferment Works. She is co-author of four fermentation publications and has had a passion for the process for decades. This is a free, online workshop with limited space. Please sign-up before June 1. A list of required supplies and ingredients will be provided for participants to purchase. Participants will have a chance to win Kirsten's book in a giveaway. Email for the Zoom link and password.
Dunster Community Association meeting, Tuesday, June 9, 7- 8:30 p.m. at the Dunster Hall. Outside if the weather is good. 6 feet apart, inside, if it's not.
Seniors First BC Workshop on Government benefits via ZOOM, June 17 from 1:30-3 p.m. In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, join us live via ZOOM with a Legal Advocate from Seniors First BC, who will discuss government benefits for 65+ people, how and when to apply, and any other questions you may have related to this topic. Contact Jana MacMaster at 778-764-0245 or by email for more information and to obtain the Zoom link and password.
Little Bakers Series, June 20 and 27 at 11 a.m. Food skills need to be taught, developed and nurtured at a young age, similar to reading and writing. Cooking with kids is a fun hands-on, learning by doing activity to build food literate generations to come. Join us in a hands on interactive workshop from the comfort of your own home. Our food literacy coordinator will bake alongside you and your kids in this fun, interactive workshop! We will be making naan pizza . In the second series we will be making home made chicken fingers. Both workshops are approximately 45 minutes each.  Recipe kits with all the ingredients are available by donation.  Contact Amy by email or call 1-844-324-2004 to sign up for this event.
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

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.

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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