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FRI DEC. 2nd Late-night shopping in Valemount 5pm-8pm (some businesses open until 9pm). Santa photos at the Rocky Mountain Goat. 

 SUN DEC. 4th Wellness fair at the Gathering Tree 10-2pm. 

 Valemount Public library Christmas Angel Tree. Pick a tag, buy a gift, return unwrapped item to the library by December 17th. Valemount Food bank will wrap and distribute the gifts. For more info call 250-566-4367

 TUES DEC 6 from 10am-12pm seniors are invited to drop by this monthly Knitting & Crochet Group at RVCS (99 Gorse St) to work on their own project or join in on group endeavours that benefit those in need with items such as touques and scarves. This group is intended for experienced crafters as there is no instruction provided. 250-566-9107 for more info.

 TUES DEC 13 1-3pm it’s the Christmas Ornament Workshop for Seniors during the Craft Series at RVCS (99 Gorse St). Registration is required: 250-566-9107 / [email protected]

 MON DEC 19 from 1-3pm it’s TECH CAFÉ at RVCS 99 Gorse St. Get support with your tech-related needs. Stop by any time within the 2 hour slot- no registration required.

 TUES DEC 20 1-3pm it’s the Winter Painting with Leaha during the Craft Series for Seniors at RVCS (99 Gorse St). Registration is required: 250-566-9107 / [email protected]

Ongoing Events

 SUNs Pancake breakfast at the Valemount Legion  Sundays 8 to 11. By donation! 


 SATs 10am-11:15am Creative writing group at the Rocky Mountain Goat office. Join us for writing and friendly conversation. Everyone welcome.

SATs 1-3 pm Crafty Stitchers meet downstairs at the Valemount Public Library everyone welcome! 250-566-4367 for more information.

 MONs Family Place Drop-In is now on Mondays from 9am-noon with Hannah. Come for the connection with other families, parenting resources and fun for you and your 0-6 year old children at RVCS (99 Gorse St) unless location otherwise stated! Call 250-566-9107 or email [email protected] for more info.  

Dec 5— Create an ornament for a woman you love (in honour of the 16 Days of Activism with Cat)

Dec 12— Cookie decorating

Dec 19— Holiday party & sing-alongs (Rebecca is covering this day)

Dec 26 & Jan 2—  no FPDI

MONs Seniors Drop-In is no longer running. Keep an eye out for a new program starting in the New Year called SOAP: Seniors Outreach Activity Program. Our Seniors Program Coordinator will be planning intergenerational programming, crafting workshops, cooking classes, digital literacy courses and more! Call 250-566-9107 or email [email protected] for more info.

TUEs It’s Winter Art Club in Valemount for kids ages 8 -13 years! Beginning Nov. 22 and running for 4 weeks each Tuesday until Dec. 13 from 2:45-3:45pm, kids will learn new arts skills through a variety of mediums at RVCS (99 Gorse St). Contact 250-566-9107/[email protected] to register.

THURs beginning NOV 3 join us for Food Sense: Healthy Cooking on a Budget at the Valemount Secondary School from 3:30-6:30pm weekly until Dec. 8th. This free cooking class is geared towards adults, though 13+ may join with an attending caregiver. Make delicious recipes, learn about nutrition, connect with others and eat your creations. Pre-registration required: Please call 250-566-9107/[email protected] to secure a spot!

MON through FRIs the Valemount Seed Library is OPEN during business hours at RVCS (99 Gorse St). Stop on by to share seeds, save money, promote local adaptations, increase genetic diversity and select flavourful diversity. Contact Rebecca at 250-566-9107 or [email protected] for more information.

MON through FRIs the Free Food Farm Stand is available for anyone who would like some free, fresh produce. We accept donations of unprocessed fruits and veggies also. The stand is accessible in the front lobby at RVCS Valemount (99 Gorse St) and is available to everyone- just help yourself!

FRIs & SATs Drop in curling at the Valemount Curling Club. $10.00 plus a $10.00 membership fee for the season. 7:00 pm, clean shoes required.

NOV 25 – DEC 10 show your solidarity for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence by displaying purple décor, lights, hearts, etc. on you, your home or business. You can also show your support by taking part in the virtual social media campaign. Keep an eye out for RVCS posts daily during the 16 days where we will share and honour women, take a stand against violence and hopefully inspire the fire from within to make change within our world

FRIs is open mic at the legion! Looking for a place to perform? Book a Friday spot on the legion stage. Available from 7 – 9pm. Sound equipment onsite. For more info, or to book a Friday, contact Pete Pearson at 250-566-1115.

WEDs at 7pm  the old timers are playing live music in the Golden Years Lodge


FRI DEC 2 Late Night Shopping @ Welcome Home. Open until 8pm. Free regular coffee & Hot Chocolate.

TUES DEC 6 OAPO Christmas Luncheon for McBride and area seniors. Free admission but tickets are required. TIckets are avilable at the Beanery 2 Bistro and at Welcome Home.

WED DEC 7 Ladies Christmas Tea at the McBride Evangelical Free Church. Ladies of all ages welcome. Doors open at 5:45pm.

THUR DEC 8 from 1-4pm we are creating beautiful wreaths during the Holiday Wreath Making Workshop for Seniors at RVCS McBride 942 3rd Ave. Supplies are provided, though you’re welcome to bring special items. Registration required: 250-569-2266 / [email protected]

THURS DEC 8 from 2:45-4:30pm it’s the Christmas Crafty Fun Fair at McBride Centennial Elementary School for 5-12 year olds. Join us for holiday crafts, card making, cookie decorating & more! Kiddos under 5 are welcome with a caregiver. Entry is free but registration is required: please contact [email protected] to sign-up! In partnership between PAC, Little Munchkins Daycare & RVCS.

THURS DEC 8 the Robson Valley Jr. Academy preseents A Traditional Christmas Concert @ 7pm at the SDA Church

SUN DEC 11 Pancakes with Santa @ 9am. Tickets are free and can be picked up at Welcome Home. There are limited seats available. Postcards to Santa, Toonie raffle table and photos with Santa. 2 lucky ticket holders will get to sit at Santa’s table.

THUR DEC 15 3-5pm join the crew during the next Men’s Shed Meeting in McBride. We meet at RVCS 942 3rd Ave, where a space has been offered in the interim. Let’s discuss topics that matter to us and get this program fully set up! Led by men, for men. Call 250-569-2266 for more info

SAT DEC 17 McBride and District Public Library presents Christmas from the Harp. Live @ 2:30pm.

WED DEC 21 from 1-4pm at RVCS 942 3rd Ave Eleanor is hosting a Chocolate Making Workshop for Seniors. Registration is required: 250-569-2266 / [email protected]

Ongoing Events

THURs & FRIs Weekly Adults’ Programs at the McBride Library: Fibre Artists (Thurs, time varies), Writing Group (Fri, 1.30pm). Call 569 2411 for details.

MONs Family Place Drop-In is now on Mondays from 9am-noon at the elementary school Strong Start room (3rd Ave entrance) AND 1pm-4pm at RVCS or Steve Kolida Park (Weather permitting). Join for connection with other families, parenting resources and fun for you and your 0-6 year old children. No registration required. Call 250-569-2266 for more info

Dec 5— Letters to Santa

Dec 12— Santa Craft

Dec 19— Ugly Sweater Day

Dec 26 & Jan 1— no FPDI

WEDs Seniors Drop-In is on Wednesdays from 1-3pm with Sandy. All seniors are invited to come by for both structured and unstructured recreational, educational and social activities at RVCS (942 3rd ave), unless the location is stated elsewhere. Call 250-569-2266 for more information.

WEDs is JUST DANCE, a dance class for seniors every second Wednesday beginning Nov. 2 and running until Dec. 14 from 3:00-3:45pm at RVCS (942 3rd Ave) with facilitator Jodie! No registration is required and attendance is free for this drop-in style program. Contact Jodie for more info: 250-230-8035

TUEs & THURs it’s time to Dance during Community Fitness with Jodie at the Elks Hall from 7:00-7:45pm. This drop-in program is grant funded by the Federal Government and in partnership with RVCS, and offers free admission to seniors and youth. Other age groups are invited to pay by donation or pay what you can. Call 250-230-8035 for more info.

MON through THURs, McBride RVCS now has a FREE FOOD PANTRY that’s available to all! Emergency top-up food is accessible to our clients, preschool program and anyone who walks through the door. We share and accept donated foods that are safe and fresh for use. Contact RVCS at 250-569-2266 or email [email protected] The local Food Bank is also available: 250-569-3186 


SAT DEC 3 The Dunster Schoolhouse will be having its Christmas Market from 2 – 6pm! Bake Sale, Chili and Chai, Vendor Tables. Tables are $25 please call or email Kat 250-569-7401 or [email protected]

SAT DEC 17 is the Dunster Christmas Concert! Matinee concert and senior luncheon at 12:30pm  – Tickets by donation.  Evening cabaret, serving snacks and spirits 7:30 pm. – Tickets $20. Phone 250-968-4435 to book your tickets! Transportation provided for seniors luncheon (Valemount & McBride).