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Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 Castlegar News


Community Calendar Tell us about your upcoming event, email:

December DEC. 31 - NEW YEAR’S MASS 7 PM

At St. Rita’s Catholic Church. 513 7th Avenue, Castlegar. DEC. 31 - NEW YEARS MASS -

6:30pm Castlegar Christian Fellowship, 1801 Connors Road.

January JAN. 1 - NEW YEAR’S MASS 10 AM

At St. Rita’s Catholic Church. 513 7th Avenue, Castlegar. JAN. 3-10 - HUGE CLEARANCE SALE - EVERYTHING IN THE SHOP EXCEPT FOR HARDWARE. - at the Castlegar

& District Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop located at 210 11th Avenue. Now is the time to take advantage of cost effective savings! JAN. 12 - WEST KOOTENAY WOMEN IN BUSINESS EVENT - 11:30am-

1:30pm at the Fireside Inn in Castlegar. Special guest speaker Deb Burnett, certified Life Coach. JAN. 16 - THE WEST KOOTENAY OSTOMY CLUB MEETS - at 2 pm at the

Kiro Wellness Center, 1500 Columbia Avenue, Trail. Guest: Esther Brown, foot care nurse. For further info, please call 250-3689827 or 250-365-6276.


Club of Trail. Come see what Kinsmen is. 7-9pm at the Eagles Hall, 1650 McLean Street, Trail. RSVP Mitch Rinas mitch@kin5. ca or call 250-365-5596. ONGOING: CASTLEGAR & DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION LIGHT UP CAMPAIGN - The Foundation is

raising money to purchase three Space Lab cardiac monitors, Life Pak 15 crash cart monitors/defibrillators, and CADD Prism pump. call 250-304-1209 or mail cheque to 709 10th Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 2H7 to donate. ONGOING: CASTLEGAR GARDEN CLUB MEETS THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 7:00 P.M. at the Castlegar

Community Complex, Kootenay Room. New members are always welcome. Share your love of gardening with other garden enthusiasts and expand your gardening horizons. Information: Pam Johnston: 250.304.4701 or ONGOING: ST DAVID’S THRIFT STORE IS SELLING CHRISTMAS ITEMS in

addition to household and clothing items. Come and check out the many changes we have made in our store. Our regular hours are Monday and Friday 10:00 to 1:00 and Tues ,Wed, Thurs 10:00 to 4:00. We will close from Dec 17 and re-open Jan 3. We are located under Anderson Insurance Agency on Columbia Avenue. Thanks to all our valued customers and donors and our best wishes to you for the Christmas season. ONGOING: UNTIL DEC. 24. KOOTENAY GALLERY CHRISTMAS SHOW AND SALE - The Kootenay Gallery is

filled with a huge selection of handcrafted items made by local artists and artisans including metal work, wood, fiber, pottery jewellery, garden art, paintings, glass and much more. There is no admission charge so come and get a start on your Christmas list. Gallery hours Tuesday -Saturday 10-5pm December open 7 days/week. ONGOING: COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS HAMPERS APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE COMMUNITY HARVEST FOOD BANK – the

Drop in Centre and the Castlegar Museum. Donations of non perishable food and toys may be dropped off at the Castlegar Museum. Applications Deadline is December 11, 2011. If your family or company wishes to adopt a family hamper please call Deb McIntosh 250 365 6440 or Gail Maki -Richards 250 399 4718. ONGOING: DOUKHOBOR CENTRE WRITING CONTEST - Doukhobor

Discovery Centre Village Museum is holding a writing contest open to children, teens and adults. The subject matter is on Doukhobor migration and must be based on actual time lines. Work submitted can be poetry or short story (fact/fiction) and must be original. The deadline for submissions is May 6, 2012. Winners and prizes to be announced Jun 2012. Please bring or send your entries to the Doukhobor Discovery Centre Village Museum 112 Heritage Way, Castlegar B.C., V1N-4M5. Phone 365-5327 for more information. ONGOING: BOOK UNDER EVERY TREE - Do you have a new or gently

used book to donate for a Christmas food hamper? Drop off books between December 1 -14 to Blueberry Creek Community School, Castlegar and District Public Library, Kootenay Family Place, Robson Community School and Selkirk College Library. For more information call Margaret at 250.365.3336 or Alana at 250.304.6862. In partnership with Community Harvest Food Bank and Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.


club, the Sentinel Speakers, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have some fun! Guests warmly welcomed. For more information please call Mark Sirges at 250-368-2504 or Diane Cushing at 250-365-8336. ONGOING: CASTLEGAR JUDO CLUB MEETS MONDAYS, THURSDAYS AT 6:15-8PM - At Twin Rivers El-

ementary for Sept. 12 to May/ June. Male or Female, ages 8 years and up. Registration at any meeting. Call senior sensei John Gibson 250-5763 or sensei James Welychko, 250-365-4920. ONGOING: TWIN RIVERS CHORALE REHEARSALS are held every

Thursday at 7 pm at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (713 4th Street, Castlegar, BC, V1N 2B7). If you love to sing and want to sing both classical and contemporary music, come join the Twin Rivers Chorale. The registration fee is $30 for the entire season and you do not have to be able to read music to join the chorale. FMI contact Sarah Currie at 250304-2529 or ONGOING: CONVERSATION CLUB.

Mondays 10am-12noon. If Canada is your new home, come and meet others who have immigrated to Canada and spend time chatting and learning. At Kootenay Family Place (behind Chopsticks) ONGOING: STUDY GROUP, “BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW”, experience the

playful, disruptive, extravagant personality of Jesus. Begins Wed. Jan 11th at 7PM at the New Life Assembly. Call 250 365 5212. ONGOING: SELKIRK WEAVERS’ AND SPINNERS’ GUILD GIFT SHOP - DEMONSTRATIONS AND DISPLAYS OF HANDWOVEN WORK. Open 10 - 4

p.m. June, Saturdays and Sundays. July - mid September, Wednesday to Sunday. Located within the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Admission free to our shop. For additional information please email or phone 250-365-8026. ONGOING: THE WEST KOOTENAY FAMILY HISTORIANS SOCIETY meets

at 7 o’clock on the first Monday of each month (September to June) at Stanley Humphries Senior Secondary School in Castlegar. New Members are welcome. For further information, contact Grace DeBiasio at 250.364.1426 or Ingeborg Leavell at 250.367.0076. The November meeting will cover electronic book publishing your family history with open

forum discussions on all family history and genealogy. Local family historians on hand to assist with questions and aid in research.

BILITATION CENTRE MEETING Every 3rd Thursday of the month 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Common Grounds coffeeshop in Castlegar. Our meetings are short and friendly. Contact BEAKS 250-365-3701.


Every Tuesday at 12noon at the Cadet Hall on 8th Avenue. No charge. ONGOING: SR. ACTIVITIES @ COMPLEX - Mon. !0:00 Darts 1:00

Whist. Tues. 9:30 Floor Curling & Carpet Bowling, 1:00 Crafts 7:00 Pool. Wed. 9:30 Floor Curling 7:00 Rummoli. Jan 4th only 1:00 Bingo, Jan. 18 10:00am Raspberry Reunion. Thur. 9:30 Floor Curling, Jan. 5th 2:00 General Meeting, 1:00 Bingo (not on 5th), Jan 19. 2:00 Tea Dance. Fri. 1:00 Crib & Bridge. Sat. Jan. 21th 11:30 - 1:00 Soup Day ONGOING: BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS.

Pre and postnatal program 10:30 - 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, includes lunch, supplements, resources, workshops at Kootenay Family Place. ONGOING: CASTLEGAR A.A. MEETINGS AT THE PIONEER ARENA. Sun.

at 10 a.m. (phone Mike at 3658302), Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 365-2738), Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m. (phone Leonard at 365-7805.) ONGOING: MEAT DRAW - EVERYONE WELCOME. Every Saturday. Royal

Canadian Legion, 248 Columbia Ave. First draw starts 4 p.m. Free pool. Bring your friends and have an afternoon of fun. ONGOING: TEENS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO ON A FRIDAY NIGHT? Blueberry school has a

movie and gym night every Friday at 8 p.m. Free but bring $$ for candy, grades 6 and up. Info - call 365-7201. ONGOING: USCC CULTURAL INTERPRETIVE SOCIETY meets every

Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Doukhobor Arts and Crafts Centre, 820 Markova Rd., beside the Brilliant Cultural Centre. ONGOING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT BLUEGRASS CIRCLE JAM AT BLUEBERRY CREEK SCHOOL. From 6:30- 9 p.m.

Runs every second Wednesday. All levels of Bluegrass players welcome. For more info call Ruth at 250-365-5538. ONGOING: TEENS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO ON A FRIDAY NIGHT? Blueberry school has a

movie and gym night every Friday at 8 p.m. Free but bring $$ for candy, grades 6 and up. Info - call 365-7201. ONGOING: BEAKS WILDBIRD REHA-

ONGOING: MORNING COFFEE CLUB - Fourth Wednesday of every

month beginning on September 28, morning coffee party at Castlegar United Church (beside the Kinnaird Clinic) at 10:00 a.m. Come and enjoy a coffee and meet new friends.


Come for a fun time with activities, books, art and theme nights. A healthy meal is provided. Robson Community School - 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:30–7:00 pm. Call Laurie at 3655970 to pre-register. Offered by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Robson Community School. ONGOING: AT THE COMMUNITY LEARNING PLACE YOU CAN GET FREE HELP with basic computers, read-

ing and writing, citizenship, test preparation, and skills upgrading. This program is offered at the Castlegar & District Public Library on Tuesdays from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm. For more information call 250.365.3336. Offered by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.


space for 3 year old children in the Tuesday/Thursday morning preschool class. This program will provide your child a warm, nurturing environment for your child to get ready for Kindergarten. Call 250-365-7201 for more information.


dle, Connect and Communicate with your 0-12 month old at the Parent Child Mother Goose program. Join us at the Castlegar and District Public Library on Wednesdays at 10:30-11:30am starting October 12 until November 30. To register call 3656611.


learning programs for parents/ caregivers with young children. Join us for snack, art, stories, gym time, and music. Robson StrongStart - Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri 8:30-11:30am, Thurs 12:303:30pm. Blueberry StrongStart - Mon, Wed, Thurs, & Fri 8:3011:30am and Tues 12:00-3:00pm. For more info call Alana at 3046862 or 365-7201.

ONGOING: SCRABBLE CLUB - Come out and play Scrabble on the 2nd Wed. of the month at the Castlegar Public Library - 6:30–8:00 pm. All levels are welcome!

December 29, 2011 Castlegar News  

The complete version of the December 29, 2011 Castlegar News as it appeared in print

December 29, 2011 Castlegar News  

The complete version of the December 29, 2011 Castlegar News as it appeared in print