Over 65 people from McBride, Valemount and Dunster came to the annual event organized by the Three Valleys Community Development cooperative. After the potluck dinner (made with local ingredients as much as possible) and a home-made or home-grown door prize exchange, quite a few people stayed back to watch a couple of short videos showcasing innovation in the rural communities of Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Ladakh, India. Above: Pete Amyoony leads the people through a sing-along grace. Nancy Taylor and Melissa Boulianne read the lyrics off a flip chart along with the crowd. / RASHMI NARAYAN