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COVID-19 Updates

The McBride and District Public Library will be closed from Tuesday, March 17th until further notice, in line with current guidance that social distancing is vital in reducing the spread of COVID-19

Effective Monday, March 16th, the Valley Museum and Archives will be closing our doors to the public. The decision of when to re-open our doors will be re-examined weekly. We could not in good conscience keep our doors open and risk the health of our community, patrons and staff when all evidence shows that social distancing is the number one way to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Although there are currently no official cases here in the Robson Valley, the board would rather take a pre-cautionary step to help ensure the safety of all. All workshops and activities scheduled to take place in the next month have been postponed and will likely be re-scheduled in the future.

All of the CURRENT upcoming events (like: Soup and Bun, Family Place and Tech Café) programs and workshops are cancelled until further notice. If anyone has any questions they can contact me. Jana MacMaster Literacy & Seniors Program Supervisor | Toll Free: 1-844-324-2004 | McBride office: 250-569-2266 | Valemount office: 250-566-9107



Fri. Apr 3 & Sat. Apr 4 Wishbone Theatre Play The Last Good Valley on Earth, showtime 7:30pm at Valemount Community Theatre. Tickets are $20. Students & groups of four or more are $17. POSTPONED

Fri. Apr 17, Ves Pac Movie Night presents Dr. Doolittle, starring Robert Downey Jr. @ Valemount Community Theatre. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Showtime @ 6:30 pm. Admission: $5/pp, concession: drinks, popcorn, candy available at intermission. CANCELLED

Sat. Apr 18, Valemount Lions Club is holding an Indoor Garage Sale and BBQ from 11 am to 2 pm. Location: 1100 Main Street. Tables: $10. For more info call Barb at 250-566-4378


EVERY TUES & THURS.  Virtual Stories and Songs. Hey parents! Since we are all safely tucked inside our homes, the McBride and District Public Library and Community Literacy Program are bringing storytime to you! We’ll be sharing stories and songs on the ukulele. Come to the McBride and District Public Library page @ 11am on Tuesdays & Thursdays and look for the Facebook Live video to join the fun!

Sat. Apr 4, 11, 18, Free Tax Clinic.  Free help with your tax return hosted by the McBride Library and the Community Literacy Group. Sign up for an initial 15 minute session and set up a later 1 hour session to file your forms. Phone or stop by the library to book an appointment. CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Wed. Apr 8 & Thurs. Apr 9 Wishbone Theatre Play The Last Good Valley on Earth. McBride Roundhouse Theatre. Showtime is at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20. Students & groups of four or more are $17. POSTPONED



Church Listings

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

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

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

Prayer Meeting; Wednesday, 7 pm 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 11:30 AM, 3rd and 4th Sundays Worship 9 AM. Contact Student Minister Kim McNaughton @ 250-968-4467.

McBride Anglican United Church – 1st and 2nd Sundays in the month – Worship 9:00 AM, 3rd and 4th Sundays Worship 11:30 AM.  Youth Group Wednesdays 3:00 to 4:30 PM. Contact Student Minister Kim McNaughton @ 250-968-4467 or leave a 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).  Anticipated Sunday Mass every Saturday at 5:00pm.

Valemount New Life Centre, Service at 10 AM. 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 @ 10:30 AM. Phone 250-569-2378.


Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 pm Badminton at Valemount Secondary School gym. Indoor shoes required. Valemount Walking Club meet Thurs, 1PM @ the Anglican/United Church parking lot.

Ladies soccer every Tuesday. Must be 18+. 7:30-9. Requires non-marking indoor runners. No experience necessary. $5 drop-in.

Saturdays 9:00 – 10:30 AM Yin/Yang Yoga at the Valemount Community Hall. All experience levels welcome. Mats & props available for those without. $12 drop-in or $100 for 10 classes

Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00 PM Hatha Yoga at the Valemount Community Hall. All experience levels welcome. Mats & props available for those without. $12 drop-in or $100 for 10 classes.

Clubs & Groups

Every Tuesday, starting Jan 28, from 10:30am- 11:30am. McBride Community Literacy Task Group presents….“Podcast Playground”. Equipment demo and discussion Tuesdays from 10:30 – 11:30am, beginning January 28th.

Toastmasters 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. The Best Western, 2nd floor, room 280, Valemount from 7-9pm. Guests welcome. Contact Trish Appleton 250-961-3251 or Loretta Simpson at

Every Monday 7-9PM, Knitting 835 Bridge Road, McBride. Call 250-569-4101.
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

The Great Room thrift store at the Valemount New Life Sanctuary on 1st Ave Mondays 11am-2pm.

Valemount 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. Contact Barb Brabant 778-258-0068.

Monthly Meeting of the Dunster Fine Arts School Society is 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-12PM @ McBride Library. Bring your knitting, crochet or needlework project and come hang out!

The OAPO Stitch and Knit meets @ 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

Anime Club. Wednesdays at 3pm. Watch great anime, craft supplies, and snacks! 11+

Mother Goose in McBride. Wednesdays, beginning October 23rd from 10:30-11:30am at Robson Valley Community Services’ Family Place.

Ready, Set, Learn. Thursdays, beginning October 24th from 10:30-11:30am at McBride Centennial Elementary School. Aimed at ages 3-5 with caregivers. Join us for songs, stories, crafts, and a snack. RSVP to 250-569-272.

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 Family drop-in. Wednesdays 9 AM – 12 PM at 942 3rd Ave. Contact:

Valemount Family Place drop-in centre for parents and caregivers and their kids prenatal-6 years every Friday 9am-noon at 101 Gorse St.

Ready, Set, Learn, Thurs. at 10:30am beginning October 24th at the Elementary School. Join Naomi for songs, stories, crafts and a snack. Ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Please call School at 250-569-2721 in advance


Seniors swimming (60+) at the Best Western Valemount 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month 11am-1pm.

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 Wed. of the month Free Coffee House at the Valemount Anglican/United Church hall 10AM-2PM. Come for coffee, a bowl of soup, or play a game of crib!



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

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

Tuesday Night Music Jam 7-9 PM at the McBride Library. All welcome to bring an instrument or your singing voice and join the jamming. Call David Marchant @ 569-2569 for details.

Ukulele Jam with Melissa, Thursdays from 2-3 pm, beginning October 17th. All levels and abilities welcome! We have a couple of ukuleles that new players can borrow. (taking a break until February)

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