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Sat. May 11 Pastel Painting Workshop with instructor Carol Bustin at the Tete Jaune Community Hall 1-4pm. To register call Deanna @ 250-566-3152. $30 incl. materials.

Sat. May 11 The Phoenix Tour Mrs. McGinley’s Gold Rush Variety Show 7:30pm at the Valemount Community Theatre.

Wed. May 15 Mind Gems with Barbara Faust. Energy exercises that turn on the body’s electrical system and allow you to be balanced. V alemount Public Library 7pm.

Thurs. May 16 Valemount Senior Citizens Housing Society Annual General Meeting at 10am downstairs hall at Golden Year’s Lodge. Everyone welcome.



Sun. May 12 Dunster Mother’s Day Garage Sale and 8×8 Art Auction at the Dunster Schoolhouse 10am-2pm.  Seller’s welcome, no fees, bring your own table.  See you there!



Fri. May 10 ANNUAL FUN SPRING FASHION FLING 11:00 am Anglican United Church McBride. Fashion Show and Light Luncheon ($5.00) Local Models! Gently used items from the Thrift Store! Store will be open for shopping time following the Fashion Show  Contact person: Eleanor Johnson 250-569-2459

Wed. May 15 public meeting to reveal plans to build supportive housing for seniors in McBride. The meeting is at the McBride E-Free Church from 6-9 pm with a slide show presentation at 7 pm. Suggestions are encouraged and will be incorporated into the final designs.

Tues. and Wed. May 14 & 15, 21 & 22, from 5-7pm at the Library Making Sense of Anxiety: video course and discussion group. Facilitated by Kairyn Janecke and sponsored by the Robson/Canoe Valleys Early Years Table. Dr Gordon  Neufeld explores the neuroscience of anxiety, attachment and vulnerability, a working model of anxiety, and addressing it. Child-minding and light supper provided. $20pp (assistance available). Register at the library (250-569-2411) before May 10th at 9pm.


Church Listings

Saturdays, 8:00AM Prayer Community, 9:30AM Bible Study/Sabbath School, 11:00AM Worship Service @ Seventh-Day Adventist Church. 1075 Lamming Pit Road, McBride. Ph: 250-569-3370.

2PM Choir Practice in McBride @ Mountain Chapel on Main St. All ages welcome.  Questions? Contact Barb @ 250-569-8882 or

Menonite Church Meetings every Sunday AM.  Sunday School 10:00AM, Worship Service at 11:00AM and Evening Services at 7:15PM. Wednesday Evening Services at 7:15PM. Contact Clarence Miller 250-968-4482 or David Birky 250-569-0028.

Prayer Meeting; Wednesday, 7pm at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. 1075 Lamming Pit Road, McBride. Call 250-569-3370.

Valemount Anglican United Church – 1st and 2nd Sundays of the month; Worship 11:30AM, 3rd and 4th Sundays Worship 9AM. Contact Student Minister Kim McNaughton @ 250-968-4467.

McBride Anglican United Church – 1st and 2nd Sundays in the month – Worship 9:00AM, 3rd and 4th Sundays Worship 11:30AM.  Youth Group Wednesdays 3:00 to 4:30PM. Contact Student Minister Kim McNaughton @ 250-968-4467 or leave message at 250-569-3206.

Christian Science Services. Dunster Sunday Worship 250-566-9199 or 250-968-0349.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church; 3rd Ave and Elm Street, Valemount (250-566-4493).  Mass times: 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays at 4PM; 2nd & 4th Sundays at 4PM.

Valemount New Life Centre, Service at 10AM. 1245- 1st Avenue, Valemount.

Mountain Chapel; 299 Main Street, McBride. Phone 250-569-3350

St Patrick’s Catholic Church; 197 Dominion Street, McBride.  Phone 250-569-2606.

Evangelical Free Church, McBride Worship @ 10:30AM. Phone 250-569-2378.



Adult Dance Classes Mondays 8-9pm at the Valemount Community Hall starting Feb 25. Diverse music & dance genres. $15 drop-in or $84 for 7 classes. Open to all genders and abilities. Contact

Ecstatic dance at the Valemount arena upstairs room most Wednesdays 7-8pm. All welcome. Contact Regena Bergen for details.

Zumba Dance Sessions are back. Mondays and Thursdays 7:00 PM @ the RV Community Hall in McBride. $8 for drop in, $30 for a 5 session punch card. Everyone is welcome!

The McBride Curling Club would like to welcome anyone who would like to come and curl on Friday nights at 7PM. Just drop in when you can!  461 Columbia Street, McBride.  The bar will be open so you can also come enjoy some company with your friends!

Badminton @ Valemount secondary School Thursdays @ 7pm.

Valemount Walking Club meet Thurs, 1PM @ the Anglican/United Church parking lot.


Clubs & Groups

AA Meetings in Valemount.Beginning Feb 1st at 8:00 pm in the basement of New Life Centre.

Every Monday 7-9PM, Knitting @ Sandy Birnie’s House. 835 Bridge Road, McBride. Call, 569-4101.

The Valemount Scribblers creative writing group for all levels of writers. Meetings are usually weekly at 11AM. Like to write? Join us! Call, 566-5135.

Council Meetings Every 2nd & 4th Tues. @ 7PM in Valemount and McBride.

Tete Jaune Community Club monthly meetings at 7PM on the 1st Tuesday of the month @ Tete Jaune Community Hall.

Adventist Community Services  meets Tues, 1-3PM @ the Seventh Day Adventist Church. 1075 Lamming Pit Rd, McBride. Call, 569-3370.

Anglican United Church Women’s Group Thrift Shop open every Tuesday 12-3 & Friday 1-3 @ Church Hall – 459 Dominion St, McBride. Call, 569-3206

Toastmaster meetings will be held at the Valemount Library from 7PM-9PM. These meetings will continue on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month. Call, 566-4179.

Saddle & Wagon Club meetings every 3rd Thurs. at 5PM. Call, 566-9985.

Monthly Book Discussion meets the 4th Thurs. of the month at 1:30PM @ McBride Library. Themes change monthly. Call, 569-2411 or find us on Facebook. All welcome!

The Valley Piecemakers meet the 3rd Sat. of the month at 1PM @  Elks Hall. All Quilters and Wannabe quilters are welcomed.  For more info contact Barb Brabant 778-258-0068.

Monthly Meeting of the Dunster Fine Arts School Society will be held on the first Mon. of the month from 10AM-Noon @ Dunster Schoolhouse. All welcomed! Call Nancy @ 968-4358.

The Dunster Community Forest monthly meeting is on the 3rd Thurs. of the month @ Dunster Schoolhouse from 7-9PM. All welcomed! Contact Larry @ 968-4358.

Fibre Arts Group, Thurs 10AM @ McBride Library. Bring your knitting, crochet or needlework project and come hang out!

The OAPO Stitch and Knit will be meeting @ the Beaverview Lodge, McBride; Thurs 2-4PM.

Crafty Stitchers, Sun. at 2-4PM @ the Valemount Library basement. Call, 566-4367.

Book Club for adults, once per month, 7PM at the Valemount Library. For more info, call 566-4367.

McBride and District Chamber of Commerce meets at 6:30PM on the 3rd Wed. of each month @ Notary Public Office. Call, 569-0138.

RVSS Adult Literacy Craft Club.  A new quick, easy and fun craft each week.  Thursdays 1-3PM. 942 3rd Ave., McBride. Ages 18+.

Robson Valley Caregiver Support Group @ Community Health Building, McBride. 2-3PM on the 3rd Tues. of each month.

Join our free Information Session to learn about our programs at Valemount College. Drop-in every Tuesday from 11AM-1PM at 99 Gorse St., or call to arrange an appointment at 250-566-0067.


Kids / Youth

Teen Lock-In. The first Friday of the month at the McBride Library.  9-10:30PM. Alternating movie nights and Nerf nights. Ages 13+. Call us @ 569-2411 for details.

Youth Quest Group meets Wednesdays 3-4:30PM.  Explore and have fun with faith, life, food and friends. Meets at the McBride Anglican United Church Hall on Dominion Street (in the basement of the Thrift Store) Any questions – call Kim 968-4467.

McBride Play group meets Fridays 10AM-Noon at the E-Free Church. Kids ages 0-6 and their caregivers welcome to come out for playtime and a free snack! For info call Emilia Roth @ 569-6809.

The Dunster Playgroup meets some Mondays from 10AM-Noon in the Dunster Schoolhouse playroom. Kids ages 0-6, grab your grown up and come enjoy open play, crafting and gym time. Please bring a snack to share. Contact Susan @ 569-4033.

LEGO Task Force with Tim. Tuesdays @ 3PM at the McBride library. Come by to buiald together and leave with a weekly challenge. Bring what you worked on the next Tuesdays to show the crew.



Weekly  Mondays from 1-3PM; Art Class @ Beaverview Lodge.  This even is sponsored by OAPO and is meant for Seniors and friends who want to have regular time for Art each week.  You are expected to brin gyour own supplies eventually. If you are a beginner with no supplies, please come and join us and we will supply you with enough materials to get you started. For more info call, Sasha, 250-566-1378 or Pete, 250-968-4334.

Valemount Seniors’ Music Night, 7PM Wednesday at the Valemount Golden Years Lodge.

Gentle Seniors’ Exercise Tues 10-11AM, upstairs, Golden Years Lodge, Valemount. Call Diane @ 566-4297 for more info.

Seniors Bingo @ the Beaverview Lodge, McBride Thurs 6:30PM.

Bingo at the McBride Legion Hall every every 1st and 3rd and 5th Wednesday, at 6:30PM, until summer. Everyone welcomed!

Cribbage and other games Thurs 1-4PM @ the Valemount Golden Years Lodge lower level Everyone welcomed!

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month – Free Coffee House at the Valemount Anglican/United Church hall 10AM-2PM. Come for a coffee, bowl of soup, munchies, or play a game of crib!



Dinner and live music at Valemount Legion Branch #266. Fridays 5:30-9PM.

Valemount Seniors’ Music Night 7PM Wednesday at the Valemount Golden Years Lodge.

Tuesday Night Music Jam 7-9PM at the McBride Library. Call David Marchant @ 569-2569.

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