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hurs Aug 22nd FOREST FOR THE TREES Acrylic Art Course 6-8 PM $35.00 Prepay at Mountain Driftwood Gallery 1255 – 5 Avenue, Valemount 250-566-3065 etransfer accepted to

Fri. Aug. 30th at 7pm: Queen of the Sun (film) is part of the Natural History Speaker Series & Movie Nights. Free at 521 Main Street, hosted by the Museum, Library, and Community Literacy Program

Fri. Sept 6th at 7pm: Peruvian Birding Adventures with Larry Cowan is part of the Natural History Speaker Series & Movie Nights. Free at 521 Main Street, hosted by the Museum, Library, and Community Literacy Program.

Sat. Sept 6, Mount Robson Marathon @ the Mount Robson Visitor Centre, 6:30am – 1pm. Visit for more info.

Sept 14th – Valemount Enduro. VARDA and the Valemount Mountain Bike Committee are inviting you to participate in our first ever Funduro!
Our first enduro will have 3 stages. To keep things simple we are only having four categories this time around and all participants will ride the same course:
Open Men (16 and over), Open Women (16 and over), Youth Boys (under 16), Youth Girls (under 16).
We have partnered with Race Roster to take care of all of your registration. If you have any questions please reach out to us at

Sept 14 & 15th The 5th Annual Joey Lussier Memorial Kickball Tournament. Register your team by Sept 10th. Text/call Jacki 566-1184 or Tannis 566-3105. Each team must have 10+ players. (Min 4 girls or 4 guys out of the 10) $20pp. All proceeds will be used for a community member in need. Incl. concession, beer gardens, bake sale, silent auction, raffle, kids kickball & relay race.



Wed. Aug. 28th Decadent art nights: Dot Painting at the McBride Museum from 7-9 pm – participants get a gourmet coffee, decadent dessert and 2 hours of art time to create (with all supplies) $35

Sat-Sun Aug 31- Sept 1 Valemount Marina Fishing Derby @ the marina on Kinbasket Lake. Saturday 10:00 am – “SUNSET” Sunday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. Adults/$10, Youth & Teens (7-15yrs)/$7, Six and under free. Family/$20.

Fraser Heritage Festival 2019: Arts in the Parks
Aug 31 2019 Arts in Chun T’oh Whudujut/Ancient Forest Park
Sept 1 2019 Arts in Steve Kolida Park
Sept 2 2019 Alpenhorn Concert at Kinney Lake

Sept 4th @ 10:30am – 2:30pm: Community Gaming Grant Workshop-Information & Application Needs and financial discussion offered free at McBride Public Library. Bring your own bag lunch




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.



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


Clubs & Groups

Every Monday 7-9PM, Knitting @ Sandy Birnie’s House. 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. For more info 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: Tuesdays at 3pm at the McBride Library. Ages 12+. Read it, watch it, talk about it, craft it … and snacks!

McBride Library. Fun Fridays : Dust off your wings and dig out your time machines as we “imagine the possibilities together!” 1-2pm (ages 4-8). 2:30-4pm (ages 9-12). Join us for crafts, games, and other crazy activities.

Summer Reading Club Fun! Kids! Stop by the McBride library to pick up your Reading Record and track your reading all summer. Collect stickers as you go, and earn a medal if you complete the record by the end of summer! This year’s theme is “Imagine the Possibilities”, and we’re sure that your imaginations are endless, especially with the help of some great books.

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.

Fun Fridays: Summer Reading Club activities for kids. Check the McBride library for details!

Robson Valley Explorer Program: Kids, pick up your map from the McBride library or museum and collect badges all summer!

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. basement. Contact:



During July and August we have daily “Make and Take’s” at the museum in McBride. Every day from 2-3 is a workshop that visitors can join (for a small fee).
Monday – Silk Dyeing ($18)
Tuesday – Homemade Ice Cream ($5)
Wednesday – German Scones ($6)
Thursday – Won Tons/Dumplings ($8)
Friday – Sock Creatures ($13)
Saturday – Crepes ($6)
Sunday – Alcohol Ink Painting ($12)

McBride’s museum knitting machine runs all year long, where visitors can knit a toque in 30 minutes or less ($15).
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 Fridays 5:30-9PM.

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

Tuesday Night Music Jam 7-9PM 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.

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