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Kimberley Active Community FALL &



2 CHILDREN AND YOUTH Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy .......................................3 Baby Goose.......................................3 Treehouse (CAPC) ...........................3 Strong Start BC................................3 Play & Learn Parenting/Literacy Program............................................3 Parenting Workshops........................4 Making Connections: Free Program for Parents with school aged children K-Grade ......................4 Child Health Clinics..........................4 Kimberley Ages & Stages Pilot Project......................................4 Bellies to Babies ................................4 Active Start .......................................4 East Kootenay Child Care Resource and Referral .......................4 Friends of Children ...........................4 One to One Children’s Reading.........4 Gyminy Crickets Play Group ............5 Beaver Scouts....................................5 Cub Scouts........................................5 Scouts ...............................................5 Venturer Scouts.................................5 Kimberley Jackrabbit Program.........5 4H Club ............................................6 Kimberley Gymnastics ......................6 Kimberley Girl Guides Mountain View District ....................6 Kimberley Seahorse Swim Club ........6 Preschool Speech and Language Services ............................6 SENIORS Wellness in Motion (SWIM) ............. 6 Step by Step Walking Program ......... 6 Seniors Computer Classes.................. 7 Seniors Helping Seniors ......................7 Active Aging ....................................... 7 Respiratory Therapy Program ........... 7 Meals on Wheels ................................ 7 SPORTS, HEALTH & FITNESS Canadian Cancer Society................... 7 Kimberley Curves ............................... 7 Community Nutrition Classes ............ 8 East Kootenay P.A.R.T.Y. Program....8 Happy Feet by Gudrun ....................... 8 Diabetes Education Program ............. 8 Heart to Heart Program .................... 8 Roots to Health Naturopathic Family Clinic ...................................... 8 Home Health Nursing Kimberley Health Centre ....................8 Public Health Nurse Kimberley Health Centre ....................8

INDEX Kimberley Health Centre & Home Support (Primary Health Care) ......... 9 Primary Health Care & Chronic Disease Management Programs ........ 9 Therapy Swim Program Kimberley Aquatic Centre.................. 9 Creekside Physiotherapy Clinic ......... 9 Kimberley Rehabilitation Clinic ......... 9 Foot Care Solutions.......................... 10 Kimberley X-C Skiers Masters Program ............................. 10 Kimberley Speed Skating Club ........ 10 Target Archery ................................. 10 Kimberley Curling Club ................... 10 Kimberley Nordic Racers ................. 10 Outdoor Rinks ................................. 11 Kimberley Alpine Resort .................. 11 Meditation and Yoga Instruction ..... 11 Tanglefoot Training Centre .............. 11 Tennis ............................................... 11 GENERAL INTEREST Kimberley Pipe Band ....................... 11 Rocky Mountain Riders ................... 12 Kimberley Dance Academy .............. 12 Liela Cooper School of Highland Dance ........................... 12 Kimberley Family Resource Centre .. 12 Zeal & Zen Inc. Yoga Therapy ........ 12 St. Mary Fly Fisher.......................... 12 Kimberley District Heritage Society and Kimberley Heritage Museum ............................ 13 Kimberley & District Fibre Guild..... 13 ESL & Adult 1-1 Tutoring ............... 13 ESL Intermediate & Beginner Conversation Groups......... 13 Alcoholics Anonymous ..................... 13 Good Food Basket............................ 13 Kimberley Community Band............ 13 KUC Indoor Lawn Bowling ............. 13 Kimberley Garden Club ................... 14 Kimberley Community Choir ........... 14 Kimberley Freemason Lodge ........... 14 East Kootenay Music Teachers’ Association ....................................... 14 East Kootenay Brain Injury Association (EKBIA) ....................... 14 Kimberley Arts Council/Centre 64 ... 14 Kimberley Nature Park.................... 14 Helping Hands Food Bank............... 14 Irie (eye-ree) Bodywyrks .................. 15 Kimberley Trail System.................... 15 Kimberley & District Community Foundation ....................................... 15 Natural Attraction Clothing and Cafe .................................................. 15 Kimberley Public Library................. 15

Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary .... 15 North Star Quilters Society ............. 16 FREE! Computer Use at Kimberley Community Access Program............ 16 Business Research Certificate (Online) .......................... 16 H2S Alive ......................................... 16 Avalanche Skills Training................. 16 WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 1 .............................. 17 Cooking - Amazing Appetizers ........ 17 Yoga: Balanced body, balanced life .. 17 Gluten-Free Cooking........................ 17 Canadian Firearms Safety Course ... 17 CORE Hunter Training ................... 18 Kimberley Community Fair.............. 18 Don Glasrud - Musician Solo Instrumental Guitar ................. 18 Public Skating Hours....................... 19 Immigrant Welcome Center ............. 19 Kimberley Transit Weekday Schedule ........................... 19 Kimberley Transit Trips to Cranbrook........................... 19 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS..................... 20-22 AQUATIC CENTRE Lessons, Programs & Camps ........... 23

Welcome to the Kimberley Active Community Guide. We hope that as you browse through

this Guide, you discover a new program that will be interesting and habit forming. Physical fitness promotes health in both body and mind and aids in maintaining a balanced and happy life. As well as health and fitness for everyone from tots to seniors, this guide provides contacts for literacy, rehabilitation and general interest programs. Thank you to everyone who offers these local activities and programs and everyone who participates in making Kimberley a great place to live and play. This publication is made possible by the City of Kimberley Economic Development Department. Kevin Wilson, Economic Development Officer Phone: 250-427-9666 Cover Photo: Anne Davis Editor: Anne Davis Email: Publisher: Kootenay News Advertiser

CHILDREN & youth Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) Family Programs

Qualified early childhood educators lead learning activities, including stories, music and art to help children get ready for success in kindergarten. Each session includes a Mother Goose circle time, time to participate together in play based learning centers and a nutritious snack. Parents and caregivers are likely to discover new ways to support their children’s learning at home, and may make valuable connections with others attending the centre. To register for the StrongStart program, parents need to bring legal proof of identification for their children the first time they attend. For example, they could bring a birth certificate, permanent resident card, certificate of citizenship, documents issued by Immigration Canada, Aboriginal Status cards, passport/visa, or other vital statistics documents. Benefits to participating children and to the parents/ caregivers include: Children will develop physically, linguistically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Parents and caregivers will: gain knowledge of activities they can try at home to further support their child’s learning; learn about a range of guidance strategies that support social and emotional development; receive information on other services in the community; acquire knowledge of healthy snacks they can continue to feed their child at home and/or pack for that child when he or she starts school; and make valuable connections with other parents or caregivers

Baby Goose

A free program for parents with babies under 1 year old. Join us for rhymes, songs and stories, guest speakers and baby topic discussions for you and your baby. Offered in partnership with CBAL-Kimberley and Public Health Nursing. Child care is provided on site for older siblings by FRP program. Date/Time: Thurs 10:30-noon Location: Blarchmont Early Learning Center Contact: Public Health Nurses Phone: 250-427-2215 Contact: Kim Roberts, CBAL Kimberley Literacy Coordinator Phone: 250-427-4468 Email:

3 Treehouse (CAPC)

Families with children aged 0-5 are invited to the Early Learning Centre gym to enjoy play for parents and kids. Share the fun with other families and meet visitors from community programs at this free drop-in program. Offered in partnership with StrongStart. Date/Time: Tuesdays 9am- 12 noon Address: Kimberley Early Learning Centre, 1850 Warren Ave Contact: Diana Card Phone: 250-427-0716 (Please leave message) Email:

Strong Start BC

Free family drop-in programs for preschool-aged children accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Activities include a Mother Goose circle time, play based learning centers, nutritious snacks and gross motor play. Wed. Night Supper Program supported by the Royal Bank in partnership with CBAL and FRP. Date/Time: Weekdays September – June Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 9am-noon Wed. Night Family Supper 4-7pm Contact: Gina Panattoni, Strong Start Coordinator Phone: 250-427-5309 Contact: Kim Roberts CBAL Kimberley Literacy Coordinator Phone: 250-427-4468

Play & Learn Parenting/ Literacy Program

An 8-week registered parenting program for parents with children aged 5 and under. Group discussions and activities for parents to learn tips and strategies on how to support their children’s literacy development. There is a facilitated play and activity component for the children. Offered in partnership with Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy Kimberley and FRP program. Contact: Kim Roberts, CBAL Coordinator Phone: 250-427-4468 Email:


CHILDREN & youth

Parenting Workshops

Free workshops on a variety of general parenting topics. Childcare and refreshments provided. Must register. Offered in partnership with CBAL, FRP and NFDT team. Date: 3rd Friday of each month Time: 10-12 am Address: Kimberley Early Learning Centre 1850 Warren Avenue Contact: Diana Card or Gina Panattoni Telephone: 250-427-0716 (leave message) or 250-427-5309 Email:

Making Connections: Free Program for Parents with school aged children K-Grade

This 8-week program has been designed to help parents understand what goes on at school. Together, we will continue to develop skills that will help your child be a better learner. In a fun and informal way, this program creates an awareness of the learning and reading process so you can play a bigger role in your child’s education. During this program, you will learn and practice some of the skills for learning and reading to better support your child at school and in life. Child care and dinner are provided Offered in partnership with CBAL Kimberley and Family Resource Program. Contact: Kim Roberts, CBAL Coordinator Phone: 250-427-4468 Email:

Child Health Clinics

Parents are welcome to drop in to the Kimberley Health Centre to weigh their babies or discuss concerns with public health nurses weekdays from 8:30 - 4:30. Child Health Clinics are held Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings by appointment, providing immunizations and information. Date/Time: Weekdays 8:30am to 4:30pm Phone: 250-427-2215 Ext. 3

Kimberley Ages & Stages Pilot Project

Parents of 3 year olds are invited to complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaire to take a quick look at your child’s development: Identify your child’s strengths; learn ideas & activities to support next steps; if you have concerns, receive help to find resources. This program is provided by the Kimberley Early Childhood Development Team. Contact: Diana Card, Project Coordinator Phone: 250-427-0716 Email: Relieve heel and arch pain by rolling your foot over a bottle. This action stretches the muscles in your foot effectively massaging the pain away.

Bellies to Babies

A program for women or families seeking information, resources, services, support or community referrals during pregnancy & the first six months of parenthood. Group drop-in program held Wednesdays from 4:30-7 p.m. and includes supper, child minding and limited transportation. Visits in the family home or a community location provided by appointment with outreach staff. Address: Kimberley Early Learning Centre 1850 Warren Ave Contact: Jenn Betts, outreach worker Phone: 250-489-5011 Cell: 250 427-8772 Contact: Pat Chisholm, program coordinator Phone: 250 489-5011 Email:

Active Start:

Designed to assist children ages 2-6 with intellectual disabilities. Date/Time: Thursdays 10-11am Address: Aquatic Centre Multi-purpose room. Contact: Cyra Telephone: 1-888-854-2276

East Kootenay Child Care Resource and Referral Supporting families with child care referrals, child care subsidy information. Please ask about our Toy Lending Library and Craft Supply Store Address: 20B 12 Avenue North Cranbrook BC Telephone: 1-800-661-2445 or 1-250-426-5677 Email:

Friends of Children

Providing financial assistance to East Kootenay families with children experiencing extraordinary medical need. Expenses for travelling to medical services or for equipment to improve the overall health of a child will be considered for funding. For more information see their website. Telephone: 1-866-564-2217 or 250 420-1759 Email: Website:

One to One Children’s Reading

An in-school program where children from grades 1-5, read with trained volunteer tutors to practice and improve their literacy skills and increase their confidence. Training and support are provided to implement this program at all the Kimberley Elementary Schools. If you are interested in being a 1-1 volunteer for 1 1/2hrs per week for 8-10 weeks this fall please call. Contact: Kim Roberts, CBAL Kimberley Literacy Coordinator Phone: 250-427-4468 Email:

CHILDREN & YOUTH Gyminy Crickets Play Group

An early learning program with stories, crafts, games, music, combined with a gymnastics component for children from 3-5 years of age. A wonderful atmosphere for your child to learn numeracy and literacy, learn to play, engage in social interaction and become accustomed to routines in preparation for Kindergarten. All children must be registered with Gymnastics BC. Kimberley Gymnastics and Gyminy Crickets are a non-profit society. Date/Time: Sept. to June weekday mornings corresponding to the public school calendar. Fees: Refer to website or contact by phone/email Contact: Shelley McInroy or Donna Andrews Phone: 250-427-4874 Address: Kimberley Gymnastics Club, 2015 Warren Avenue Email: Website:

Beaver Scouts

For Boys and Girls ages 5-7. Fun and friendship are the cornerstones of the Beaver Scout program. Through an adventurous program of outdoor activities, creative play, music, and cooperative games, Beaver Scouts enjoy time with their friends, learn how to get along within a group, and develop confidence to be themselves. Contact: Gene or Cheryl McIvor Phone: 250-427-7640 Email: Website:

Cub Scouts

For Boys and Girls ages 8-10. Challenging hikes, weekend camps, and an introduction to water activities like canoeing and kayaking are just a few of the fun outdoor adventures that Cub Scouts enjoy. With the motto of “Do Your Best” front and centre, Cub Scouts are encouraged to try new and challenging activities. Learning important first aid skills, paddling a canoe for the first time, or leading a game at camp will open the door for Cub Scouts to try other adventures they never thought possible. Contact: Gene or Cheryl McIvor Phone: 250-427-7640 Email: Website: Keep things in perspective. Many things in life are beyond your control— particularly the behavior of other people. While you might think taking the weight of the world on your shoulders is admirable, in the long run it’s unrealistic, unproductive, unhealthy, and even egotistical.

5 Scouts

For Boys and Girls ages 11-14. The focus of this age group is to develop personal growth through challenging outdoor camps based on minimal impact camping. Scouts learn to move through the land without leaving a trace. Scouts learn to take responsibility for themselves and the world around them. Through their motto of “Be Prepared” Scouts experience a variety of activities such as high ropes training, search and rescue skills, and community involvement. At this level Scouts are laying the groundwork to becoming leaders within their communities. Contact: Gene or Cheryl McIvor Phone: 250-427-7640 Email: Website:

Venturer Scouts

For Boys and Girls ages 15-17. The motto for Venturer Scouts is “Challenge”. Leadership skills and community service become ways that these young adults can give back the fun and adventure skills they have learned. Youth leadership and adventure are the cornerstone of Venturer Scout activities. Contact: Gene or Cheryl McIvor Phone: 250-427-7640 Email: Website:

Kimberley Jackrabbit Program

This is a volunteer-run group that teaches children aged 4-14 to enjoy cross-country skiing. It starts with the youngest kids joining the Bunnyrabbit program, moving on to the Jackrabbit program, and then the older children join the Track Attack program. Each different level will challenge these children in different ways with the main focus on learning how to have fun on cross-country skis. Track Attack kids start with dryland-training sessions in September that focus on agility, speed, and strength. Track Attack kids also have a second training day on Tuesday evenings during the winter (6 – 7:30 pm). Skiing experience is not a requirement, only enthusiasm and a smile. For more details, or to find out how you can get involved, visit the Nordic Club website. Dates: Sundays 1:30-3:30pm (December 8th – March 9th) Contact: Jeannie MacDonald or Angela Pollock Phone: 250-427-0044 or 250-427-1875 Email: or Website:

6 4H Club

An organization for young people, ages 6 to 21. Our Motto is “Learn to do by Doing”. Have fun while learning and participating in Public Speaking, Demonstrations, Educational Displays and carrying out a project in a variety of areas, such as crafts, sewing, foods, beef, horse, sheep or a topic of interest to you. Travel and Scholarship opportunities are available for older members. Join a 4-H Club near you. Contact: Heather Serafini Email: Website:

Kimberley Gymnastics

Recreational, pre-competitive and competitive gymnastics and trampoline programs for all ages with flexibility in program scheduling. Birthday and Event Parties are planned and supervised by a certified gymnastics coach. The club is now taking registrations for the 2013-2014 season. Date/Time: Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer programs Fees: Vary according to the program. Contact: Shelley McInroy or Donna Andrews Phone: 250-427-4874 Address: 2015 Warren Ave Email: Website:

Kimberley Girl Guides Mountain View District

An organization for girls & young women from ages 5 & up (Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Sr. Branch units). This organization belongs to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) which is the world’s largest organization of girls and women. Guiding is an accepting environment with diverse and exciting programs and activities that offer the chance to discover new interests, learn valuable leadership skills and make lasting friendships. It provides opportunities for personal growth, mentoring and national/international travel as well as opportunities for post-secondary scholarships. Date/Time: September to June (varies, contact Tamara for info) Fees: $95/ year + uniform (extra fees may apply) Contact: Tamara McLean Phone: 250-427- 1741 Email:

CHILDREN & YOUTH/SENIORS Kimberley Seahorse Swim Club

Offers swimmers ages 7 to adult an opportunity to develop swimming skills, endurance and team spirit in a fun, competitive atmosphere. Novice program for ages 6 and under. The winter session is targeted for the competitive swimmer who wants to maintain for the upcoming summer season. Website: Email:

Preschool Speech and Language Services

A free service available to families with children from birth to Kindergarten entry who are concerned about their child’s communication development. Parents of anyone working with a child can refer. Fee: No Cost Contact: Jacqueline Grieve, Registered Speech Language Pathologist Telephone: 250-432-5429 Email:

Wellness in Motion (SWIM)

A seniors-based program that provides Kimberley seniors with a healthy social opportunity including: transportation to & from the Kimberley Aquatic Centre, a therapeutic exercise program in the pool and a group social. The program is targeted to isolated seniors that may live alone and who may live at risk, who may no longer drive, have little opportunity to socialize with others and those who could benefit from a low impact and safe exercise program. Date/Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am (Bus pick-up TBD) All year long (schedule changes in summer) Fees: Fees apply Contact: Lori Joe, Kimberley Family Centre Phone: 250-427-4200 Address: 555 McKenzie Street Email: Website:

Step By Step Walking Program

An indoor /pedometer program for ages 55+, this program focuses on physical activity, improved health, active aging and social well-being. Fall-Winter months only. Date/Time: Thursdays 10:00- 11:30 am Fees: $2.00 drop-in, bussing is available (fees apply) Contact: Lori Joe Phone: 250-427-4200 Address: 555 McKenzie Street Email: Website:

seniors/Sports, health & fitness Seniors Computer Classes

Respiratory Therapy Program

Seniors Helping Seniors

Meals on Wheels

This is a free 4 week program offered twice a week for 2 hours this Fall. Experience the fun of computers. Email your grandchildren. Record your stories for your kids! Enjoy learning with your friends. Offered in partnership with CBAL Kimberley, Kimberley Public Library and the College of the Rockies Kimberley Campus. Contact: Pam Bailie, CBAL Facilitator Phone: 250-427-6027 Contact: Kim Roberts, CBAL Coordinator Phone: 250-427-4468 Email: This program establishes a supportive connection between a volunteer and a senior in need. It fosters a healthy social and supportive relationship allowing older persons to help other older and more vulnerable seniors engage in their community. The program coordinator recruits volunteers who are then matched up with a senior participant. The volunteers provide the seniors with many valuable services such as: transportation, a walking partner, social opportunities, someone to do light repairs, relief form care giving responsibilities, and peer support. Volunteers that are seniors themselves who continue to utilize their life long skills, by providing support to more disadvantaged and vulnerable seniors. Date/Time: Hours are flexible Contact: Lori Joe Phone: 250-427-4200 Address: 555 McKenzie Street Email: Website:

Active Aging

Designed to support older adults to lead independent, active and healthy lives. Through community partnerships the program will provide opportunities for seniors to fully participate in physical, social and community life programs in Kimberley. The program helps facilitate and educate seniors on a variety of topics; affordable and accessible transportation in order to assist access to leisure and recreation opportunities, orientation to local recreation programs, inter-generational programs, information sharing among service providers, and outreach opportunities for those with physical limitations. Date/Time: Hours flexible-determined by community program hours and volunteer support. Contact: Lori Joe Phone: 250-427-4200 Address: 555 McKenzie Street Email: Website:


This program provides general respiratory assessments with oxygen saturation and auscultation, asthma/COPD and other lung disease education, tracheostomy tube care, inhaler/puffer education including description of medications and their role in the lungs, shortness of breath management/action plan creation, CPAP/BIPAP review and more. Address: Kimberley Health Centre 260-4th Avenue Contact: Pat Phone: 250-427-2215 x 1 Hot meals delivered to clients’ homes Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:30 pm. Each meal contains a soup or salad, main course and dessert for a cost of $6.50. Contact: Carole Phone: 250-427-2215 x 3

Canadian Cancer Society

Volunteer Opportunities: A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available. The Canadian Cancer Society is the nationally respected and trusted voice on all cancer issues. The Canadian Cancer Society has more impact against more cancers in more communities than any other cancer charity in Canada by doing everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support those living with cancer. Any age group is welcome to share their skills, enthusiasm and talents in health promotion, fundraising, special events, office support, and supporting people living with cancer. Cancer does not stop and start with the seasons and we appreciate volunteers all year round. Depending on the role, days and times vary from activity to activity. Donations are gratefully accepted. Contact: Susan Moore, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Address: Canadian Cancer Society, Southern Interior Region, Cranbrook Office 19-9th Ave South, Cranbrook BC V1C 2L9 Phone: 250-426-8916 or 1-800-656-6426 Email: Website:

Kimberley Curves

30 minute circuit training fitness program that combines strength training, cardio activity and stretching that is fun, fast and safe for all ages. A Curves trainer is available at all times to assist your workouts and provide safe supervision. Aerobic classes are free as part of your membership for those who choose to join in. Curves also provides a very successful Weight Management & Nutrition Program that assists in boosting metabolism by teaching a healthy, nutritional and well balanced eating program. Address: 195 Howard Street Phone: 250-427-1636 Email: Website:

8 Community Nutrition Classes

Open to all ages, this program provides group education sessions for health promotion and disease management. Classes are taught by a Registered Dietitian and include cholesterol lowering, blood pressure lowering, healthy eating, label reading & behaviour change. Contact: Pat Turner, Kimberley Health Centre Phone: 250-427-2215

East Kootenay P.A.R.T.Y. Program

(Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth) This is a youth injury prevention education program that encourages youth to make smart choices with respect to all risk taking behaviours. Grade 10 students spend a full day at EKRH following a re-creation of a crash scenario when they hear presentations from a variety of community health professionals that bring real life incidents into the action packed integrated learning environment. Date/Time: Thursdays throughout the school year Fees: Membership and/or donations are accepted Contact: Michele Miller Phone: 250-427-4827 Website:

Happy Feet by Gudrun

Offers reflexology using reflex points in the foot, hand and ear which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Application of pressure on these reflexes, releases tension, improves circulation and helps promote the function in the related areas of the body. Reflexology may be done on people of all ages including newborns, elderly, pregnant women, pre and post surgery, people with heart conditions and diabetes. Date/Time: Mon. – Thurs. 11:00 am-5:00 pm Address: 225 Norton Avenue Contact: Gudrun Sommer Phone: 250-427-7852

Diabetes Education Program

Offering group and individual education sessions with support for diabetes management, insulin initiation and adjustment. Doctor’s referral is required. This type of program is designed for people of all ages with Type 1, Type 2, Pre-diabetes and Gestational Diabetes. Program is run by a Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian. Contact: Catherine Strachan, Kimberley Health Centre Phone: 250-432-2003

Heart to Heart Program

1-1 sessions available with nurse at the Kimberley Health Centre. Tele-heart monitoring. This program is designed for anyone who has heart problems or is at high risk for developing heart disease. Call for an appointment Contact: Pat Phone: 250-427-2215 x 1

Sports, health & fitness Roots to Health Naturopathic Family Clinic

Providing naturopathic care to the East Kootenay region using a combination of natural and conventional therapies to diagnose, treat and most importantly prevent illness and improve quality of life. Fully licensed and registered naturopathic physicians create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. For more information, see our website. Another offering of the clinic is Community Acupuncture on Tuesdays from 4-6 pm. This is a way to receive acupuncture treatments through a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach at a minimal cost. Treatment will be done in a room with a maximum of 5 other people by donation of $10-40 per visit. A portion of this fee will be donated to a local Kimberley charity. Date/Time: Tues. – Sat. Address: Kimberley Health Centre 260-4 Avenue, lower level Fees: Vary, see website Phone: 778-481-5008 Email: Website:

Home Health Nursing – Kimberley Health Centre

Clients can be seen in their homes or in the treatment room at the Health Centre. Anyone can make a referral to the Home Health Nursing Program. For clients nearing end of life (Palliative care), the BC Palliative Care Benefits Program can be accessed to provide some drugs, supplies and equipment. Program includes nursing assessments, wound care, IV antibiotics, cardiac followup, daybreak program, case management, injections, KL Ostomy care, palliative care, respite in home or in facility and home support for personal care/med reminder. Wait list for BC-wide Facility/Assisted Living. Contact: Carole Phone: 250-427-2215, Ext 3

Public Health Nurse – Kimberley Health Centre

The Public Health Nurse provides and supports the promotion and prevention of illness through the following: Family health, new baby home visits, communicable disease info/follow-up, immunizations according to Provincial guides, pregnancy resources, early childhood development, working with community groups, promoting knowledge/skills in parents and caregivers, supporting moms and breastfeeding, assessing needs and strengths of families, providing health information and counseling, promoting healthy school policies, health instruction and counseling, helping youth who are at risk or in poor health, working with health agencies to maintain the wellbeing of young people and encouraging healthy eating and physical activity. For more information, please contact the Public Health Nurse. Contact: Carole Phone: 250-427-2215, Ext 3

Sports, HEALTH & Fitness Kimberley Health Centre & Home Support (Primary Health Care)

The Kimberley Health Care Centre houses the Kimberley Medical Clinic, Kimberley Rehabilitation Centre, Roots to Health Family Clinic, Life Labs, Nurses Loan Cupboard, BC Community Transit, Shoppers Drug Mart and Interior Health. See separate listings in this guide for more details. Location: 260 – 4th Avenue Phone: 250-426-2215 Fax: 250-427-7389 Website:

Primary Health Care & Chronic Disease Management Programs

The following programs are available through appointment at the Kimberley Health Centre Ambulatory Clinic IV hydration/medications Cardiac Education Phlebotomies Smoking Cessation Para/Thoracentises ABI EKG 24 hr BP monitor Sleep Apnea Screening Blood Pressure Well Man Clinic Home Loan with male nurse Well Woman Clinic Group Medical Appts Shared Appts Address: Kimberley Health Centre 260-4th Avenue Contact: Pat Phone: 250-427-2215 x 1

Therapy Swim Program – Kimberley Aquatic Centre

For people needing to increase joint movement, balance, coordination, strength and decrease pain. Ideal for those beginning an exercise program following injury or surgery, and for those with chronic conditions. Date/Time: Mon Wed Fri 9-10 am Fees: Regular pool admission Phone: Aquatic Centre 250-427-9678 Email:

9 Creekside Physiotherapy Clinic

Our multidisciplinary clinic offers Registered Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, and Kinesiology services to help you feel and perform better with a team approach. Through the use of exercise prescription, manual therapy and modalities such as acupuncture or laser therapy we work hard to maximize your healing in safe and effective ways. Specialized services such as Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), vestibular rehabilitation, pelvic rehabilitation, and pre and postnatal massage therapy are offered by our therapists. In addition to Sole Supports custom orthotics, we stock most common therapeutic supplies and a wide range of Bauerfeind braces to help keep you moving when injured. Most services and braces are covered by extended health plans, Worksafe BC, and ICBC. Date/Time: Monday to Friday Fees: Individual Basis Address: 417D - 304th Street Phone: 250-427-2202 Email: Website:

Kimberley Rehabilitation Clinic

Physiotherapy offers patients a wide variety of healing methods and our Clinic, located at the Kimberley Health Centre and open 5 days per week, provides post injury and post surgical recovery rehabilitation; sport rehabilitation and overtraining prevention and sport specific conditioning; postural assessment; fall prevention; spinal stability & core strengthening. Additional services include an on-site fitness facility, Custom Orthotics, Professional Merchandise such as hand/wrist, knee, neck and back braces and supports, water pillows, exercise balls, core shorts and more. Hydrotherapy, when conducted by a trained physiotherapist, blends the science of safe and effective exercise design with the powerful properties of water and is ideal for individuals with multiple injuries and/or poor general physical condition. It also offers an ideal way to rehab from a sports or work injury. Conducted by physiotherapist Karen Cornish, who is certified in Aquatic Rehabilitation, Special Populations (acute and chronic injury rehab), Seniors Aquatic Exercises, Exercise for the Unfit and Sports Conditioning. Our hydrotherapy program is offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment only. Date/Time: Mon-Fri Address: Kimberley Health Centre 260-4 Avenue Fees: Individual basis Phone: 250-427-7087 Email: Website:


Sports, Health & Fitness

Foot Care Solutions

A consultation with a foot care nurse is a good health measure in order to prevent many different foot problems including pain and discomfort when you walk, thick nails, corns, painful cracks or calluses, athlete’s foot, and fungus. You may be diabetic and in need of special foot care to avoid complications. Appointments in your own home or senior’s home are available. Date/Time: Mon. Wed. Fri 9:30 am-2:00 pm Tues. Thurs 10:00 am-7:00 pm Address: Ste 203, 13-14th Avenue South, Cranbrook Contact: Astrid Maupu, Foot Care Nurse Phone: 250-908-0275 Email: Website:

Target Archery

Archery has been in existence for thousands of years and trains the mind and body. It also teaches patience and control of the emotions. Target Archery is conducted in a very relaxed environment and sessions are open for all ages. Winter practices are held in the Marysville School and summer at the Archery Range, 11 km north of Kimberley at Cherry Creek Archery Range. Date/Time: Weekly practices Contact: Viera and Vladimir Kopecky Phone: 250-427-7098

Kimberley Curling Club

Kimberley X-C Skiers Masters Program

This program is for skiers of any skill level who want to improve their technical ability and fitness level in a social and friendly atmosphere. The Masters group is open to skiers over 18 years of age (you don’t need to be over 50 years old). This year we plan on having 2 instructional sessions/week, as well as 1 non-instructional session/week, starting in early December, and finishing in early March. We have 4 experienced instructors who cater to all ski levels. Instructions will be given for skating and classic technique. There will also be at least one class on waxing, and 2 video analysis sessions. For more details, please visit the website. Cost: Please refer to the website (cost was $75 last year) Contact: Corrinne de Zoete Phone: 250-420-7123 Email: Website:

Kimberley Speed Skating Club

We have been training speed skaters of all ages and abilities since 1980. Our members skate for recreation and exercise as well as for competition. Whatever your focus, we all love to have fun and go fast. Speed skating is a sport the whole family can take part in and can be practiced for a lifetime. Excellent complementary training for other sports. Rental skates available. Try it twice for free. Date/Time: Wed 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Marysville Arena Sun 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. starting mid Oct. Contact: Bob Bennison Phone: 250-427-0002

Rub Your Temples Relieve a tension headache naturally by rubbing peppermint oil into your temples. Peppermint oil contains menthol, which has analgesic properties.

Equipped with six sheets of ice, viewing area and lounge and offers a winter sport activity for all ages and abilities. The building is completely accessible to those with limited mobility issues and is available year round for public and private functions (banquets, reunions & receptions). Date/Time: Mon - Novice 7-9pm Tues & Thurs - Seniors 10:30am–12:30pm Tues - Open 7-9 pm Wed - Mixed 7-9 pm Thurs - Mens 7-9 pm Fri – Juniors 6-6:45 pm Fri – Drop In 7:30-9 pm Fees: Call for annual fee Contact: Steve Tersmette, President Phone: 250-427-7359 (Res) 250-427-2591 (Club)

Kimberley Nordic Racers

This ski-racing program is for cross-country skiers aged 10 – 18 who like to have fun, train hard and race. Training for older team members starts in early May with dryland training activities like running, hiking, biking, roller skiing and strength training. As soon as there is a skiff of snow, we are on our skis until after the last races in late March. Team members compete in regional, provincial and national level competitions, including the Canadian national championships. Skiing experience an asset, but not necessary if you are enthusiastic, fit and like to have fun. Contact: Paul Freeze Phone: 250-427-1925 Email:

Sports, Health & Fitness/GENERAL INTEREST Outdoor Rinks

There are several rinks open during the winter months that are available to the public for free. These outdoor rinks are maintained by volunteers. Location: Townsite – Corner 6th Ave & Moyie St (no play after 10pm) Swan Park – Corner Swan Ave & Diamond St. Garden Park – end of Dewolfe Ave Contact: City of Kimberley-Parks, Recreation & Facilities Tel.: 250-427-9660 Email: operations@

Kimberley Alpine Resort

Over 1800 acres of terrain for beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders with snowshoeing also available. Group and private lessons are available through the Kimberley Winter Sports School. Date/Time: Mid December to early April/Chairlift daily 9am–4pm Fees: See website for rates including Contact: Kimberley Alpine Resort Phone: 250-427-4881 Email: Website:

Meditation and Yoga Instruction

iRest is a simple noninvasive meditation which takes the body and mind to a place deep relaxation and peace. The meditation is done sitting or lying down comfortably. You will learn simple breathing and meditation practices that can assist coping with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, high blood pressure, sleeplessness, post-traumatic stress. A regular meditation practice can also help you deal with day-to-day life stresses. We will meet with you to address your specific concerns and create an individual recording for home practice. Date/Time: By appointment Contact: Ross and Kirsten Guest Phone: 250-427-4790 Email: Fee: $80 per 1 hour session incl. CD


Tanglefoot Training Centre

Tanglefoot is Kimberley’s one and only full service fitness and wellness facility. With cardio and weight training studios open seven days per week, we also offer personal training, fitness coaching and an impressive line-up of classes and programs delivered by an amazing faculty of instructors. Visit our website for full schedule details. Conditioning Classes: Boot Camp, Strength Circuit, Core Strength, Body Sculpt, Step & Sculpt, Cardio Circuit and High/Low Cardio, plus four different Spin Classes (Short Ride, Fitness Ride, Spin & Sculpt, Endurance Ride) Mind Body Programs: Stott Pilates Mat Classes (Essentials, Intermediate and Advanced Classes), Pilates Reformer Training, Vinyasa Yoga, Beginner / Intermediate Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Men’s Yoga and PreNatal Yoga Specialty Programs: Integrative Restoration (iREST) Meditation, Belly Dancing, Zumba Classes, Walking and Running Programs, Triathlon Training, Personal Training, Fitness Coaching, Small Group Conditioning, Instructor Training and Specialty Workshops. Phone: 250- 427-9339 Address: 397 Archibald St. Email: Website:


Indoor courts are located on Halpin St. and the outdoor courts are located at Rotary Park. Indoor court hours start 4 pm weekdays and are open year round. Outdoor courts open daylight hours from Spring-Fall Fees: Outdoor court- free. Indoor court $20/hr Annual passes available, book online. Phone: 250-427-2276 Contact: David Bellm Email: Website:

Kimberley Pipe Band

This organization’s purpose is to maintain a local pipe band and preserve their Scottish heritage. The Band is available for hire to play at functions year round. Piping and drumming lessons are available, all interested students are welcome. Contact: Gerry Simmonds/David Ekskog Telephone: 250-427-7936/250-427-3092 Email: Website:

12 Rocky Mountain Riders

A non-profit organization for horse lovers of all ages. We put on clinics, lessons, trail rides and social gatherings, available for any members to attend. Date/Time: Spring, Summer and Fall as weather permits Contact: Lee Ann McDonald Phone: 250-427-1867 Address: Meadowbrook Email: leeannmcd@

Kimberley Dance Academy

Kimberley Dance Academy has provided qualified dance instruction in the East Kootenays since 1991. Classes run mid-Sept to mid-May, with a year-end production held at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, BC. We offer a wide assortment of styles, including tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical/contemporary, modern, jazz, street jazz, musical theatre, acrobatics, ballroom and vocal classes. Classes are available to all students age 3 years to adult. Date/Time: Mon-Sat Location: 73-101 Avenue Fees: See website for details Contact: Leslie Lindberg Phone: 250-427-7737 Email: Website:

Liela Cooper School of Highland Dance

Weekly lessons in Cranbrook and Kimberley for children and adults, exam preparation, year end show, parades and performances with the Kimberley Pipe Band. High School Credits through the Ministry of Education. Contact: Liela Cooper Phone: 250-427-5642 Email: Website:

Kimberley Family Resource Centre

A program of Summit Family Resources which provides various family and seniors’ services. See the website for more details on services and programs offered. Date/ Time: Monday to Thursday from 9:00am – 4:30 pm (closed 12 – 1) Fees: Some fees apply Contact: Coordinator-Kimberley Family Resource Centre Phone: 250-427-4200 Address: 555 McKenzie Street Website:

GENERAL INTEREST Zeal & Zen Inc. Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy decreases pain and stress while increasing mobility, strength and balance. It helps to rebuild your foundation of movement so you can do more with less effort and more ease. This unique modality supports and advances your wellness routine. Yoga Therapy is especially beneficial for individuals with chronic injuries or pain, high levels of stress and tension and those wishing to maximize physical ability, athletes included! Please see the website for more details. Date/ Time: Classes and private sessions once/month. Group classes offered Sep –Apr Fees: Private session $65; Group classes $80/session (each session is 4 classes); $25 drop-in rate Contact: Zoë Ramdin Phone: 403-613-1963 Address: TBD Email: Website:

St. Mary Fly Fishers

Helping to maintain a quality angling scene where members assist local Conservation and Hatchery officers. Members receive instructions on angling, tying flies and making fly rods. Past projects include improving the spawning channel at Premier Lake, assisting the coarse fish survey at Ha Ha Lake, helping with the telemetry fish survey on St. Mary River, taking part in the Kootenay Trout Hatchery Open Houses, lending a hand to the annual Duck Race fund-raiser, helping with the Mark Creek Recovery Program. All ages welcome. Date/Time: Nov. – April (Club business meetings 7pm every 2nd Mon. of the month) Location: Marysville Scout Hall Fees: $10 per year Contact:

GENERAL INTEREST The Kimberley District Heritage Society and Kimberley Heritage Museum

The Museum is located at the west end of the Platzl on the upper floor of the Library/Museum building. The museum features local history with various exhibits which are changed throughout the year. The permanent exhibit features the Sullivan, North Star and Stemwinder Mines, 1892-2001. NEW is the historic walking tours Guidebook, “Footsteps Through the Past”, which is available at the Museum and the Chamber of Commerce (cost $6.00). The Heritage Society also provides archives for research, by appointment, for a fee. Disabled access is at the rear entrance. Date/Time: Open year round (closed for 2 weeks end of Dec) Mon. to Fri. 1-4 pm, Tues. and Sat. 9 am – 4:30 pm (July & Aug.) Fee: Admission by donation Contact: Marie Stang Phone: 250-427-7510 Address: 105 Spokane Street Email:

Kimberley & District Fibre Guild

Weavers group with regular meetings alternating between afternoons and evenings. New members are welcome. Contact: Becky Pelkonen Phone: 250-432-9549 or 250-427-4919 Website: (under programs)

ESL & Adult 1-1 Tutoring

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy is seeking learners and volunteers for 1-1 ESL and Adult Literacy Tutoring. If you are interested in learning more about improving your own English Language skills or in becoming a tutor, contact Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) Kimberley. Contact: Pam Bailie, CBAL Kimberley ESL Coordinator Phone: 250-427-6027 Contact: Kim Roberts, CBAL Kimberley Literacy Coordinator Phone: 250-427-4468 Email:

ESL Intermediate and Beginner Conversation Groups

These are facilitated weekly groups for ESL learners to meet and practice their English skills. Contact: Pam Bailie, CBAL Kimberley ESL Coordinator Phone: 250-427-6027 Contact: Kim Roberts, CBAL Kimberley Literacy Coordinator Phone: 250-427-4468 Email:

13 Alcoholics Anonymous

Seeds of Serenity Group & Marysville Sunshine Group Date/Time: Kimberley –Sundays 7- 8pm Marysville - Thursdays 8 - 9pm Fees: By donation Phone: 250-427-5222 (Kimberley) 250-427-2625 (Marysville) Addresses: 386-2nd Ave (The Pines Adult Day Care room) 730-302nd Ave (Marysville Community Church basement) Website:

Good Food Basket

Obtain healthy food while on limited income - fresh fruits, vegetables and milk at reduced cost. This program is provided by the Salvation Army and coordinated monthly through the Kimberley Early Learning Centre. Contact: Diana Card Phone: 250-427-0716 (leave message) Email:

Kimberley Community Band

A friendly group of amateur musicians of all ages and levels of experience who come together each week to rehearse and socialize. Our repertoire includes jazz standards, marches, classical arrangements, popular music, show tunes, and more. Annual performance schedule includes a Christmas concert, a summer concert series in the Platzl, the Remembrance Day ceremonies, Canada Day celebrations and others. New members always welcome--no previous band experience necessary. Date/Time: Rehearsals every Thursday evening 7:00-9:30 pm Location: Elks Hall - 240 Howard Street Contact: Ian Ferrie, Conductor Phone: 250-427-0044 Email: Website:

KUC Indoor Lawn Bowling

A new Fall and Winter activity in Kimberley, combining the challenges of outdoor lawn bowling with the indoor comfort of playing on a 45 foot mat. Suitable for people of all levels of fitness, ages 12 – 99! Dates: Sundays, October – May Time: TBA Fees: See website Contact: Graham & Peng Smith Phone: 778-481-2000 Email: Website: (see KUCILBC page)

14 Kimberley Garden Club

Meets year-round and welcomes all gardeners and wouldbe gardeners. In addition to sharing information and socializing, the club offers member-chosen educational topics, member garden tours, occasional guests speakers. All ages are welcome. Date/Time: Winter sessions run October through May monthly on every 2nd Wed. evening from 7-9 pm at the Selkirk High School library. Summer sessions run June through September times and locations TBA monthly. Fee:  Payable Jan. through March $12.00 per year per person/couple for 10% discount at Top Crop in Kimberley & Cranbrook. Other greenhouse discounts may also apply. Contact: Marilee Quist, President Phone: 250-427-0527 Email:

Kimberley Community Choir

This choir meets each Monday for a fun and skill-developing practice. During the year the choir presents several concerts exploring a variety of musical styles. Director Marta Zeegers encourages choir members to improve their vocal, choral and music reading skills through expert instruction. All are welcome to join this fun, social group. Date/Time: Mondays 7-9pm, Sept.-May Fee: $50 per season Address: All Saints Anglican Church, 360 Leadenhall St. Contact: Marta Zeegers Phone: 250-427-2883 Email:

Kimberley Freemason Lodge

This is a worldwide Men’s Fraternity that meets the first Wednesday evening of each month except July and August. Contact: Peter Mennie Phone: 250-427-2543 Address: 140 Deer Park Ave Email: Website: (Also find us on Facebook)

East Kootenay Music Teachers’ Association

Offers private instruction in piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings, rudiments, theory, and music history. EKMTA teachers provide quality musical instruction designed to enhance the musical enjoyment, education and personal growth of our students and teachers in a positive, professional, supportive and interactive environment. Contact: Lorraine Butler Phone: 250-489-2609 Email: Website:

General Interest East Kootenay Brain Injury Association (EKBIA) Support for and empowerment of individuals with brain injury, and their families, to achieve an improved quality of life in their own community. This service involves one to one direct support with survivors of brain injury and/ or their loved ones, as well as support groups. Public education about the risks, impact, and life changing effect of brain injury is a large factor in our plan to reduce the incidence of brain injury through prevention. Date/Time: Activity Group runs monthly Fees: Membership and/or donations accepted Contact: Lorraine Sweeney or Thom McCaughey Phone: 250-417-6220 Email: Website:

Kimberley Arts Council / Centre 64

A variety of events and services are hosted to promote the Arts in Kimberley. Artists work in a variety of media including watercolours, acrylics, oils, clay, glass, bronze, wood, textiles, paper, mixed media, photographs, metals and semi & precious gems. Centre 64 is also home to theatre groups who perform throughout the year offering drama and comedy plays and musicals. Address: 64 Deer Park Avenue Phone: 250-427-4919 Website:

Kimberley Nature Park

Free monthly guided events throughout the year to introduce people to the Park and its trail network. Hikes range from 2 to 5 hours in length with varying amounts of elevation gain and are a great way to get some fresh air and exercise, meet some interesting people and get to know the Nature Park. The Nature Park also organizes work parties from time to time to clear and maintain trails, remove noxious weeds and carry out ecosystem restoration activities. Hikes and walks run from May through November and snowshoeing or skiing outings are hosted from December to February. Events are open to everyone, watch the website and check local media for specific dates and times. Work parties take place in any season. Contact: Kent Goodwin Phone: 250-427-5404 Fee: No fee Website:

Helping Hands Food Bank

A non-profit society serving Kimberley and the surrounding area. Our mission is to provide nutritional food to people facing “food insecurity” and raise awareness of issues surrounding hunger. Please call for more information. Date/Time: 10 am to 3 pm -Mon, Wed, Fri Address: 340 Leadenhall Street (All Saints Anglican Church). Phone: 250-427-5522

General Interest Irie (eye-ree) Bodywyrks

Offering Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Stone Medicine, Birth Resources. Massage is a wonderful tool for attaining and maintaining health. Whether recovering from an injury or releasing tension, Irie’s massages meet individual needs. CranioSacral Therapy frees the restrictions in the dura mater that surrounds the central nervous system, allowing cerebral spinal fluid to circulate optimally, affecting everything from chronic pain to depression. Reiki (ray-kee) is a stress reduction technique for balance and harmony. Aromatherapy is the skilled blending of plant essential oils to enhance natural wellness in both body and home. Stone Medicine is an ancient and effective healing ceremony using warm, smooth stones. Birth preparation classes and Massage Techniques for Expectant Parents. Everyone welcome, from infants to the elderly. Dates/Time:Advance appts. available Mon. – Fri. Fees: $80/hr $110/90min $45/30min Contact: Irene Laurendeau Phone: 250-427-8007 Address: 540 4th Ave. (2 houses past Townsite Grocery) Email:

Kimberley Trail System

The Lois Creek Trails located adjacent to the Townsite and Morrison subdivisions are popular for biking and hiking as well as cross-country skiing in the winter months. The NorthStar Rails to Trails is a paved trail for running, walking, biking and blading that runs from the Civic Centre to Cranbrook. The Lions Trails run between Kimberley and Marysville and give you a choice of pathways ranging from narrow to wide, flat to rocky and sunny to shady. Trail maps showing these and many more local trails are available at City Hall, the Visitor Information Centre and the Kimberley Riverside Campground.

Kimberley & District Community Foundation

Do you want to make a lasting contribution to your community? The Kimberley & District Community Foundation is a registered charity that accepts donations, bequests and gifts to create a permanent endowment fund to support a wide variety of community projects. Phone: 250-427-2660 Email: Website: What Equals One Serving of Fruits/Veggies? • 1 medium-size fresh vegetable or fruit • 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh, frozen or canned vegetables or fruit • 1 cup (250 mL) salad • 1/2 cup (125 mL) juice

15 Natural Attraction Clothing and Cafe

Small retail business offering fairly traded, healthy and environmentally friendly products including natural fibre fashion, all natural bath & body care, jewelry and accessories, healing stones, yoga & meditation tools, helpful books and Tarot Cards, hemp food products, supplements, organic coffee & premium loose tea, all natural fruit smoothies, milkshakes & more. Reiki and Raindrop treatments by appointment. Workshops. “Come and relax on our beautiful and peaceful garden patio.” Date/Time: Open daily except Tuesdays Daily from July 1st to Labour Day weekend Address: 145 Spokane St. Phone: 250-427-4349

Kimberley Public Library

We invite all ages to enjoy our programs, which include special programming for youth and families and Outreach for people with mobility issues, Daisy Readers and Disks for Sight-Impaired. Date/Time: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10:00 am-5:00 pm Thurs 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Closed Sun, Mon & Stat Holidays Location: 115 Spokane Street (Platzl) Phone: 250-427-3112 Email: Website:

Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary

Offers volunteer opportunities while raising funds for health-related projects in the community and for the Regional Hospital. Two thrift shops are operated as well as a Medical Equipment Loan Cupboard in the Health Care Centre. Anyone with a few hours/wk to spare is welcome to join, including part-time or seasonal residents. Location/ Hours: Kimberley Thrift Shop, Howard Street Mon 11am-3pm ,Tues-Sat 10am-4pm Marysville Thrift Shop, 304 Street Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Mon & Sat 1-4pm Loan Cupboard, 260-4th Ave Mon-Fri 1-3pm Contact: Mary Davies 250-427-4333 Heather MacKenzie 250-427-5354

16 North Star Quilters Society

A non-profit society serving quilters in Kimberley. Our purpose is to promote the art of quilting in our community, to raise funds through raffle quilts for a variety of charitable causes and to provide quilting education to members through quilt literature and classes. Date/Time: All year round. 2nd and 4th Monday from 7:00- 9:00pm Address: Centennial Hall Fees: $25.00 per year due in September Contact: Carol Andrews, President Phone: 250-427-2250

FREE! Computer Use at Kimberley – Community Access Program

Overcome the nuisance of not having a computer and access the internet and your email for free by using the Community Access Program computer lab located at Kimberley Campus! CAP (Community Access Program) is federally funded by the government to give Canadians free access to high-speed internet. Location: COTR Kimberley Campus Date: M-F / 9am-4pm Fee: FREE Phone: (250) 427-7116 x3752 Email:

Business Research Certificate (Online)

It’s time to make sense of all that data your organization collects! Learn how to succeed in researching and utilizing information for effective decision making for your organization. This certificate program is for business professionals, entrepreneurs or anyone who needs to uncover specific information about their business. Through three courses in Introduction to Business Research, Business Statistics and Qualitative Business Research, uncover the knowledge needed to identify market potential, develop competitive intelligence, improve productivity and much more. Location: COTR Kimberley Campus Date Sep 3 – Nov 29 Fee: $495 Phone: (250) 427-7116 x3752 Email:


If you plan on working in the Canadian oil and gas industry, H2S Alive is a must! During this 8-hour course, learn about hydrogen sulphide properties, breathing apparatus use, gas detection and rescue techniques. Location: COTR Kimberley Campus Date: Dec 14 / 8am-5pm Fee: $249 Phone: (250) 427-7116 x3752 Email:

Avalanche Skills Training

Each year increasing numbers of skiers, snowboarders and climbers venture into the mountains to enjoy snow-related outdoor recreation. Regrettably, each year some of these people die in avalanches. Avalanche Skills Training (AST) programs are an essential first step to safe backcountry use in the winter. Course topics include avalanche terrain recognition, avalanche climatology, snow stability evaluation, alpine touring practices, avalanche accidents and search and rescue techniques. This course is instructed by a qualified CAA Professional Member. Class size limited to 16. For the field date (location TBA), students need to bring (or rent from instructor) their own avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel as well as snowshoes, skis/splitboard with skins for travel on deep snow. Location: COTR Kimberley Campus Date: Tue,Thu,Sat Dec 10,12,14 (3 sessions) Time: 6-10pm (Tues/Thurs) 7am-7pm (Sat) Fee: $199 plus supplies Phone: (250) 427-7116 x3752 Email:

GENERAL INTEREST WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 1

When accidents happen, you need to be able to handle the situation. This 8-hour course equips you with emergency skills needed to stabilize an injured person until trained help arrives. Areas covered include bleeding control, CPR and conscious and unconscious choking. Upon completion, you receive a certificate that is valid for 3 years. Course fee includes the book and certificate. Minimum age is 16. Please bring a photo ID. Location: COTR Kimberley Campus Date: Oct 5/Dec 7 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Fee: $125 Phone: (250) 427-7116 x3752 Email:

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17 Yoga: Balanced body, balanced life

An in-depth look at how yoga brings health to the body through asana. Yogic postures (or Asanas) are not just physical exercises. They are not just ways of stretching the body, but are an intricate system that is designed to heal and balance the body into optimal health. Physically, emotionally and mentally. This 6 week immersion is going to give you an opportunity to learn about this system and tailor create your own practice that will bring you back into balance using the physical practices of Asana coupled with the science of Ayurveda. You don’t have to be a yogi to come; absolute beginners to yoga are welcome as well as those who already have a practice. Location: COTR Kimberley Campus Date: Wed Sep 25-Oct 30 Time: 6-9pm Fee: $279+GST Phone: (250) 427-7116 x3752 Email:

Gluten-Free Cooking

Wrap, stuff and roll your way through a lively afternoon of easy entertaining. Julie St. Jean shows you how to make a variety of simple yet stylish hors d’oeuvres that can be made ahead of time or served fresh. Location: COTR Kimberley Campus Date: Nov 30/ 10-2 pm Fee: $79 + GST Phone: (250) 427-7116 x3752 Email: Laugh more. Laughing is a powerful tool that can lower stress and dissolve anger. Laughter empties your lungs of more air than it takes in resulting in a cleansing effect - similar to deep breathing. It helps to relax you and lowers your blood pressure, too. So lighten up and laugh!

Whether you are a celiac or someone looking to reduce or eliminate gluten from your diet for other health reasons, gluten-free cooking can be perplexing, to say the least. However, when armed with a little training and knowledge, gluten-free cooking is incredibly easy and delicious. Julie St. Jean helps you wade through the confusion and myths and teaches you tasty and innovative recipes for everything from baked goods and pasta to family meals and desserts. Prepare to make gluten a thing of the past! Location: COTR Kimberley Campus Date: Oct 19/ 10-2pm Fee: $79 + GST Phone: (250) 427-7116 x3752 Email:

Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Are you applying for a Possession and Acquisition License? Get the needed firearms training with this course, focusing on non-restricted firearms such as rifles and shotguns. The course covers safety, operations and handling, but does not include the $25 admin fee (to be paid directly to instructor in class). By law, students have to be at least 12 years old. Check with the examiner regarding age requirements for licensing or review the RCMP website. Location: COTR Kimberley Campus Date: Oct 18,19 / 6-10pm (Fri) & 9am-5pm (Sat) Fee: $99 + Book Phone: (250) 427-7116 x3752 Email:

18 CORE Hunter Training

New to the hunting field? Make sure you possess the knowledge and skills needed to be a safe and ethical hunter by taking the CORE (Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education) program. You complete a practical firearm handling test, as well as a written exam. Note that the course fee does not include a $50 admin fee (to be paid directly to instructor in class). Course is best suited to those 12 years and older. Check with the examiner regarding age requirements for licensing. Location: COTR Kimberley Campus Date: Tues, Wed, Thu / Oct 1-17 / 6:30-9:30pm Fee: $149 + Book Phone: (250) 427-7116 x3752 Email:

Kimberley Community Fair

Loads of exhibits, live entertainment, great food and much more! The Kimberley Community Fair takes place each year, on the last weekend in September. This year’s fair features a kiddie corner, beer gardens and over 100 vendors. Don’t miss it! Date: Sept. 28-29, 2013 Time: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am – 4pm.

GENERAL INTEREST Don Glasrud – Musician – Solo Instrumental Guitar

Don is available for wedding ceremonies and receptions, private dinners, cocktail parties, corporate functions, and other special occasions. Let him set the mood for your festivities. Guitar lessons are also available. Date/Time: Solo instrumental guitar available year round Guitar lessons available Sept. 1 – May 31 Fees: Call for fees Contact: Don Glasrud Phone: 250-427-4213 or 1-866-427-4213 toll free Email: Website:

Drink healthy fluids

Sugary and caffeinated beverages can suppress immune-system function, not to mention cause weight gain and dehydration. Drinking six glasses a day of water or herbal tea can keep your digestive system healthy, your weight down and your energy up.

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General Interest Public Skating Hours

All public skating is free of charge. Public skating times are subject to change or cancellation due to tournaments or special events. For further information, please call Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department at 250-427-9660. Holiday Closures: Arenas are closed on all statutory holidays (exact day) and close at 3 pm on December 24th and 31st. Civic Centre Arena - Commencing September 11, 2013 Wednesdays 10:15 am - 11:45 am PARENT AND TOT 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PUBLIC SKATING Fridays 10:00 am - 11:00 am SENIOR SKATING Sundays 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm PUBLIC SKATING Marysville Arena - Commencing October 29, 2013 Tuesdays 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PARENT AND TOT Wednesdays 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm SENIOR SKATING Fridays 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PUBLIC SKATING Sundays 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm PUBLIC SKATING HOCKEY LUNCH LEAGUE - Civic Centre Arena Helmets are mandatory Drop in rate $5/person per session Fridays 11:30 am - 1:00 pm SHINNEY – Helmets, shin pads, gloves are mandatory Drop-in rate is $5/person per session CIVIC CENTRE Seniors - Wednesdays 2:15-3:15 pm Family – Thursdays 1:45 – 2:45 pm MARYSVILLE ARENA Family – Fridays 2:30-3:30 pm RENTAL ICE AVAILABLE - Contact 427-9660

Immigrant Welcome Center

Provides information and referrals to other community and government services. This can include information and assistance with employment opportunities, English as a Second Language classes, the Canadian citizenship process, obtaining social insurance numbers, a driver’s license, a BC Care Card and more. The settlement worker is also able to connect immigrants to local cultural and recreational activities. This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of BC Location: Upstairs Kimberley Public Library Hours: Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 1:00 – 4:00 Fri. 9:00 Noon Contact: Pam Bailie, CBAL Kimberley Immigrant Settlement Worker Phone: 250-427-6027 Email Contact: Kim Roberts, CBAL Kimberley Literacy Coordinator Phone: 250-427-4468 Email:

19 Kimberley Transit – Weekday Service

Kimberley Transit, operated by Kimberley Community Transportation is an accessible on-request transit service providing door-to-door service for everyone in the community. Call at least one day ahead to book trip. For regularly scheduled trips, call once and the bus will pick you up every time. No bus service on stat holidays. Date/Time: Mon-Fri 8:00am -4:30pm Book a Trip: 250·427·7400 Office hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm Fares: $3.00/ride Email: Website:

Kimberley Transit – Trips to Cranbrook

Kimberley Transit, operated by Kimberley Community Transportation is an accessible on-request transit service providing door-to-door service for everyone in the community. The service to Cranbrook operates four days a week – Tuesday to Friday. Call at least one day ahead to book trip. For regularly scheduled trips, call once and the bus will pick you up every time. No bus service on stat holidays. Please note that if you want to take a Cranbrook bus once in Cranbrook, you must pay their fare. Ticket books are available for sale at City Hall and the Kimberley Health Centre, $27/10 tickets. Date/Time: Tues-Fri Book a Trip: 250·427·7400 Office hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm Fares: $3.00 each way Email: Website:

Kimberley/Cranbrook Service (Effective Mon., March 25, 2013 until further notice)

Trip Notes Lv. Ar. Lv. Ar. (see below) Kimberley Cranbrook Cranbrook Kimberley A B B A

Tuesday and Thursday Morning

NOTE 8:30 9:30 9:45 10:30 NOTE 11:00 11:45 1:00 1:45

Tuesday and Thursday Afternoon



3:00 3:00 3:45

Trip Notes: All times are approximate. Call ahead for booking and pick up information 250-427-7400. By request, the bus will route to Walmart. Tamarack Mall. Cranbrook Regional Hospital and College of the Rockies.

Having trouble staying awake?

Try a whiff of fresh Rosemary or a drop of Rosemary essential oil. It helps to increase alertness and improve memory.


community organizations

ARTS/MUSIC Guitar Instruction 250-427-4213 Don Glasrud Kimberley Arts Council/Centre 64 250-427-4919 Kimberley Community Band 250-427-0044 Ian Ferrie Kimberley Community Choir 250-427-2883 Marta Zeeger Kimberley Dance Academy 250-427-7488 Kimberley & District Fibre Guild 250-432-9549 Becky Pelkonen Kimberley Highland Dancers 250-427-5642 Liela Cooper Kimberley Off-Center Players 250-427-3712 Kimberley Pipe Band 250-427-7936 Gerry Simmonds Piano Instruction 250-427-2159 Tim Plait 250-427-3809 Veronica Miles Steppin Out Dancers 250-427-5204 Veronica Pauuw Symphony of the Kootenays 250-489-4932 CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS/SPORTS GROUPS Bicycle Club 250-427-2419 Peter McConnachie Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing 705-725-4845 David O’Brien Eastern Star 250-427-3738 Elks Club & Order of the Royal Purple 250-427-2343 Friends of the Kimberley Public Library 250-427-3714 Gail McLean Kimberley Garden Club 250-427-0527 Marilee Quist Kimberley Girl Guides Mountain View District 250-427-1741 Tamara McLean Kimberley Girls Softball 250-427-6185 Jeff Chlopan Kimberley Chamber of Commerce 250-427-3666 Mike Guarnery Kimberley Community Literacy (CBAL) 250-427-4468 Kim Roberts Kimberley & District Community Foundation 250-427-2660 Kimberley JR Dynamiters Hockey Club 250-427-1931 Kimberley Freemason Lodge 250-427-2543 Peter Mennie Kimberley Lawn Bowling Club 250-427-2176 Bill Buchanan Kimberley Minor Ball 250-427-6185 Jeff Chlopan Kimberley Minor Hockey Association 250-427-4506 Curtis McLaren Kimberley Nature Park Society 250-427-5404 Kent Goodwin Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary 250-427-4333 Mary Davies Kimberley Seahorse Swim Club Kimberley Skateboard Club 250-427-7022 Kimberley Speed Skating 250-427-0002 Bob Bennison Kimberley Tennis Club 250-427-2276 David Bellm Mark Creek Lions Club 250-427-5572 Anne-Marie Buergstaller North Star Quilters Society 250-427-2250 Linda Chamberlin North Star Skating Club 250-427-7975 Kim Miller Powder Hounds Snowmobile Club 250-427-0022 Rocky Mountain Riders (Horses) 250-427-1867 Lee Ann McDonald Rotary Club 250-427-5068 Don McCormick Royal Canadian Air Cadets 250-427-4220 Cheryl Storey

community organizations Salvation Army Scouts Canada Slo-Pitch Tourism Kimberley Trap & Skeet Club United Way Welcome Wagon Wildlife & Wilderness Club Wildsight Kimberley

250-426-3612 250-427-7640 250-427-2519 250-427-0491 250-489-1055 250-427-3250 250-426-1015 250-427-5236 250-427-2535

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CHURCHES All Saints Anglican Church 250-427-2495 Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart 250-427-2585 Holy Cross Lutheran Church 250-427-5414 Kimberley Fellowship Baptist Church 250-427-7316 Kimberley Foursquare Fellowship 250-427-0293 Kimberley Pentecostal Church 250-427-4677 Kimberley United Church 250-427-2428 Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 250-427-2146 Marysville Community Church (non-denom.) 250-427-7099 St. Andrew’s Presbyterian 250-427-4712 COMMUNITY FACILITIES Bootleg Gap Golf 250-427-7077 Bowling (Regalane) 250-427-2722 Camp Stone (Scout Facility available for rent) 250-427-2565 Reg Stevenson Centennial Centre Hall 250-427-5311 Centre 64 Art Gallery & Theatre 250-427-4919 Civic Centre Arena 250-427-9680 Cominco Gardens 250-427-5160 Conference & Athlete Training Centre 250-427-6802 Creekside Physiotherapy 250-427-2202 Curling Club 250-427-2591 Family Resource Centre (Summit Services) 250-427-4200 Indoor Tennis Courts 250-427-7307 Kimberley Alpine Resort 250-427-4881 Kimberley Golf Club 250-427-4161 Kimberley Gymnastics Club 250-427-4874 Kimberley Health Centre/Primary Health Care 250-427-2215 Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank 250-427-5522 Kimberley Heritage Museum 250-427-7510 Kimberley L.E.E.S. Spark Youth Centre 250-427-7017 Kimberley Rehabilitation Clinic 250-427-7087 Kimberley Riverside Campground 250-427-2929 Kimberley Vision Care 250-427-2020 Marysville Arena 250-427-2611


community organizations

McKim Theatre 250-427-2283 Medical Clinic 250-427-4861 Public Library 250-427-3112 Trickle Creek Golf Course 250-427-3389 Werner Movie Theatre 250-427-2803 EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES Blarchmont Early Learning Centre 250-427-5308 College of the Rockies Kimberley Campus 250-427-7116 Lindsay Park School (K-3) 250-427-2255 Kimberley Independent School (K-7) 250-427-1779 Marysville Elementary (K-3) 250-427-2241 McKim Middle School (Grades 4-7) 250-427-2283 Selkirk High School (Grades 8-12) 250-427-4827 FITNESS FACILITIES Aquatic Centre 250-427-9678 Black Bear Gym 250-427-4888 Curves 250-427-1636 Kimberley Gymnastics Club 250-427-4874 Mountain Pose Yoga 250-427-7370 One Love Hot Yoga 250-432-5598 Tanglefoot Training Centre 250-427-9339 SENIORS HOUSING Garden View Lodge 250-427-1998 Garden View Village 250-427-1042 The Pines (Special Care Home) 250-427-4807 Pioneer Lodge / Lions Manor 250-427-3596 Valleyview Lodge 250-427-4121 SENIORS’ SERVICES Home Oxygen 250-432-2038 Home Support Services 250-427-2215 Senior Citizens’ Association 250-427-3397 Gerri McKenzie Seniors Helping Seniors 250-427-2449 OTHER SERVICES Help Line for Children 310-1234 Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary Medical Equipment Loan Cupboard 250-427-4333 Mary Davies Kimberley Transit Bus 250-427-7400 Kootenay Crisis Line 250-426-8407 24 Hour Service Meals on Wheels 250-427-2215 Ext. 3 Wholesome Fare (Meals delivered weekly) 250-427-0769 Taxi – L&K Taxi 250-427-4442 Victim Link BC 1-800-563-0808


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August 29, 2013  

Section Z of the August 29, 2013 edition of the Kootenay News Advertiser

August 29, 2013  

Section Z of the August 29, 2013 edition of the Kootenay News Advertiser