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Wed. Jan. 29th, Valemount Food Bank Annual General Meeting at the New Life Center, 7 pm at 1245 1st Avenue.  The meeting will be held in the basement.

Sat. Feb 1st, Valemount Figure Skating Club Jamboree at the Canoe Valley Recreation Centre

Wed. Feb 5th, The Depression Awareness seminar with Wendy Farha will be at the New Life Centre, 1245-1st Ave, Valemount, starting at 7 pm.  Doors open at 6:15 pm. Free admission. Refreshments will be served. Contact Bobbi at 250-566-4687 for info.

Fri. Feb 7- 9th, Valemount Minor Hockey Pee Wee Tournament at the Canoe Valley Recreation Centre

Wed. Feb,12th, Dementia Webinar series at the Valemount Public Library at 7 PM. Personal Planning – how to begin legal, healthcare and financial planning. Sponsored by the Alzheimer Society.



Sat. Jan 25th, at the McBride library from 5 – 7 pm. Join McBride Staff and Trustees in wishing Naomi Balla-Boudreau a fond farewell. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share along with any words of goodbye!

Thurs, Jan. 30th from 1-2 pm OR 7-8 pm on Fri Jan 31st at the McBrideLibrary. Library Volunteer Open House: Got 15 minutes?? No commitment required, come and find out what it can look like to volunteer at the library on your own schedule. All ages, abilities, interests and time constraints welcome. Email for more info.

Tues. Feb 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, & 20th, Come join the Experience Health seminar at the McBride Secondary School, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. You are invited to hear DVD presentations by various leaders in the field of Plant-Based Nutrition, and learn how many people have actually reversed conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and more. A free community service of the Seventh-day Adventist Church



Wed. Jan 29th. Dunster winter writer’s circle “Long Winters, Short Stories” is organizing a fundraiser for the Dunster School House from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Come join us for coffee, conversation & creativity at the Dunster School House! We will be creating and collecting local works to contribute to a Fundraiser book Contact Bridget Uhl at tel: 250-569-7694 for more info.

Sat. Feb 29th, at the Dunster Schoolhouse “Downtown Dunster” from 10 am – 3 pm. Get those green thumbs itching and drive away the winter blues, with lots of exhibits, talks throughout the day, displays of seeds and garden supplies, etc. Contact Pete Amyoony for more information at 250-968-4334 or Sponsored by Open Gate Community Garden




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).  Mass times: 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays at 4 PM; 2nd & 4th Sundays at 4 PM.

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.



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

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

Monthly Book Discussion meets Thursday, December 12th at 1:30pm. This month’s theme is “books about family”. All welcome to bring a title (or choose one of ours) and join the conversation.

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 10:30-11:30 am at Robson Valley Community Services’ Family Place.

Ready, Set, Learn. Thursdays, beginning October 24th from 10:30-11:30 am 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 3-4:30 PM. 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 9 am-noon at 101 Gorse St.

Mother Goose in McBride, Wed. at 10:30 am beginning October 23rd. Join Lotte and Naomi for songs, fingerplays, and stories. Children aged 0-3 and their caregivers. All welcome New location: Family Place, Robson Valley Community Services.

Ready, Set, Learn, Thurs. at 10:30 am 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



Weekly Mondays from 1-3 PM; Art Class @ Beaverview Lodge. This event 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 bring your own supplies eventually. If you are a beginner with no supplies, please come and join us and we will get you started. For more info call, Sasha, 250-566-1378 or Pete, 250-968-4334.

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

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

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

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

Cribbage and other games Thurs 1-4 PM @ 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 10 AM-2 PM. 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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