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April 18-24, 2019 Miraculous Scheduling It’s a miracle: community events are planned for the Easter weekend all down the valley, and yet it’s possible (if you really, really like hunting for chocolate eggs) to attend all of them. High fives to the organizers who coordinated this weekend without any scheduling conflicts. It was probably a happy coincidence, but it’s one we’re trying to encourage with the Upcoming Events page at Well-planned events mean more people can show up.

Happy Easter My buddy asked what my plans are for the Easter weekend. “Same as Jesus,” I replied. “Taking off Friday and coming back on Monday.”

Adult Easter Egg Hunt Yes, adults can hunt for eggs this Easter too, thanks to Hopkins Harvest and its annual fundraiser for Invermere’s Global Animal Lovers Society. The licensed event takes place on Friday, April 19. The hunt begins at 5 pm, when folks ages 19+ are invited to search for eggs that get you goodies from local businesses.






Volume 17 Issue 16 The Hot Spot will have drinks, BBQ edibles and its usual wood-fired pizza menu, with Hot Stuff Vinyl DJing the tunes.

Easter Church Services The Lake Windermere Alliance Church is a place that I enjoy hanging out. Lots of love there and it helps me see the benefits of love and kindness. They are holding a ‘Sonrise’ devotional service, combined with the Christian Valley Assembly on Easter Sunday at 7:30 am at Kinsmen Beach. It is a very non-intimidating venue for a service and you (everyone) are invited. They will also have their usual 10:30 am service at the Church. You are always welcome there also.

Hunt, Hop & Shop in Invermere Downtown Invermere businesses are all set to welcome kids and their families for an Easter Egg Shop, Hop and Hunt on Saturday, April 20. Hunt around town for eggs, while stopping at participating stores for deals and treats. There are a lot of businesses participating. The event runs from 11 am to 1 pm, or until all the chocolate is gone.

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The Easter Bunny needs your help! On Saturday, April 20, kids and their families will be hunting for eggs in downtown Invermere, starting at 11 am. If you’re willing and able to help hide those eggs in the morning hours, please call Cortney at the District of Invermere: 3429281 ext. 1232.

Riddliculous What food do you throw away the outside, then cook the inside, then you eat the outside of the inside and throw away the inside? Though not an animal, I have a spine. Though not a plant, I have leaves. What am I? See page 8.

Edgewater Breakfast & Hunt It’s a pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt at the Edgewater Community Hall on Sunday, April 21. Start your day with flapjacks between 8:30 and 11 am: breakfast costs a very reasonable $6. The free egg hunt starts at 9 am for kids ages 12 and younger. Adults can enter to win an Easter basket, and everyone can guess how many jellybeans are in the jar. Cheers to the Edgewater Legion for hosting this for the community.

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The Easter Bunny has a busy weekend of events, with his first scheduled appearance at the Radium Library on Saturday, April 20 from 9 to 11 am. There will be an Easter egg scavenger hunt, crafts, colouring and goodie bags, with entry by donation to future children’s programs at the library.


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It is Easter this weekend and that brings a lot of things to the valley. Valley visitors are a great addition, as is chocolate. Many folks entertain different traditions, from hiding eggs to family meals to attending Church services. Easter is a Christian-based holiday, representing the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But many folks really couldn’t care less about the Christian part. For them it is family and fun time. I think the important thing is to just let everyone enjoy it however they like. It is not for any of us to judge the beliefs or disbeliefs of others. Accepting people for who they are is a good, positive attitude that should be shared by everyone. So don’t worry about what other folks are up to this weekend. Enjoy in the way that you feel comfortable. My weekends are basically putting together The Valley Peak but I hope to get a good meal or two and some time fishing to help me enjoy Easter. And I will likely attend the Kinsmen Beach combined Christian ‘Sonrise’ devotional service at 7:30 am on Sunday. Have a great Easter folks.


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Great Meals Remember the Friday night dinners at the Invermere Legion. Every week they put on a great spread at 6:30 pm. This week’s dinner is ham and scalloped potatoes. I believe next week’s will be a steak sandwich. Fridays also bring the 50/50 and meat draws. It is always fun and filling when you are supporting the Legion on a Friday night.

Classic Rock at the Pub Larry Newman, Kevin Olson and Murray Wittke will come together as N.O.W. on stage at the Horsethief Pub on Monday, April 22. This classic rock band will get you dancing in your seat, starting at 7 pm. There’s no cover charge for the pub’s Live Music Monday shows. Come early, eat well, clap loudly and stay late. Catch the shuttle home. It’s a fun night out.

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Which 40 day fasting period precedes Easter? What is eaten on Easter Sunday to symbolize new life? What does the Muslim spring festival of Eid celebrate the end of? Which meat is part of the festivities on Easter Day? The Passover is a spring festival for which religion? Pâques is Easter in which language?

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Watson’s Waddle Life has really changed around here in the last couple of years. Being Rob’s hound dog was an amazing experience as we were out walking often and we did many drives into the back country so I could explore. He worked as a Fire Warden back then so we saw a lot of beautiful sights. Now it seems like a quick walk and then he is on his machine for several hours. Thank heavens for Jen and others who stop in and get me out during these sessions. I love to be outside. Apparently I also love to rest. I am getting a bit older so I really enjoy my naps. I enjoy my second and third naps even more although I am quick to get up and at it if I see or hear any action around the place. I do not want to miss anything. I love where we live as many dogs walk their humans on our street. I get to meet a lot of dogs every week. I even have a few favourites. I hope to see you out there somewhere this week. Happy Easter. 250-272-3374



What Year Was It?


Cuba separated from Spain, the paper clip, the wooden golf tee and the lawn mower were patented, gold was discovered in Alaska and the continent of Antarctica was discovered. Marshall Taylor won the World Pro Cycling Championship in Montreal, becoming the first African-American World Champion at any sport and the first wireless ship to shore telegraphy message was sent. What year was it? See page 9.

ICAN AGM The Invermere Companion Animal Network is an integral part of our community. They help find homes for many lovely pets. Their AGM is coming up on Sunday, April 28 at 1 pm at their shelter on Panorama Road. They are seeking directors. It might be your passion so go check it out.

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As most of you know I am well into kidney complete failure. And it sucks but oh well, make the best of it. As it turns out there are a few others in the valley with kidney issues. Some are in the early stages but it eventually creeps up on you. Just a reminder to keep track of your body. Has something changed in your urination patterns? Are you drinking more or less water than usual? Do you feel fatigued often, especially muscle fatigue (like climbing a hill)? Are you feeling itchy all over your body? Go talk to your doctor. Let them know what is happening. If you are feeling all those symptoms then demand some bloodwork. Diabetes often leads to kidney failure so keep track of that. Watch how much sugar you consume and try to limit that (sugar is a big part of cancer as well). I can promise you that you do not want to be in kidney failure. It is not a very fun lifestyle. No matter how positive you stay, it still sucks. Really.

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I have a couple things to write about here this week. The first one is with my kidney failure I seem to continue to lose weight. I am almost down to the weight that I should be but illness is not a good system for weight loss. My body seems to be rejecting fluids so I pee a lot. I am a rare case who has to add saline to my blood to keep it flowing. Another thing going on is more related to the bone marrow cancer. I get these crazy bone pains on occasion. This week I had one in my elbow and it was so painful that I could not bend it at all. It is weird how it builds over a few days, reaches a peak and them subsides in a day or two. And it is always in different places on the body. I am not sure what actually causes it but I sure know when it is happening. And I am grateful when it clears up. It is painfully crazy how it happens. Overall I have been feeling pretty good since home hemodialysis has been happening.

Men’s Nights


Both Windermere Valley Golf Course and Coy’s Par 3 are fully open for the season. They are both very nice courses with awesome food, staff and facilities. Windermere hosts Men’s Night on Thursdays, beginning at 1:30 pm. Coy’s Men’s Night is Wednesdays at 5 pm. Both men’s nights are lots of fun and a great way to meet some golfers out there. Both offer fantastic food specials on those nights as well.


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Funny Book About Depression You’re invited to join a book club that’s open to anyone who’s read that month’s book: for the Friday, April 26 club meeting, the book is Furiously Happy, by Jenny Lawson. The Invermere Library’s book club will meet at 2 pm to talk about this hilarious book about the author’s experience with depression and anxiety. Yep, a funny book about depression. Read the book and come to the book club to share your thoughts on that. There’s no cost to attend and the library provides refreshments.

The Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley is offering a Free Bereavement Support Group facilitated by Daneve McAffer & Michèle Neider, starting Monday, May 6th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm located at the Hospice Society office. The support group will follow a 12-week curriculum designed by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, founder of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. There is no charge for the group. People who are interested in registering must contact the Hospice Office at 778-526-5143 on or before April 30th, 2019. If you or someone you know is having a difficult time with the grieving process, please give the Hospice a call. Symptoms of Grief include: Shock, numbness, denial, fear, panic, sadness and depression, amongst others. If you are experiencing symptoms of grief, we can help.

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So this week I go for cancer bloodwork and next week I have an appointment with the doctor in Cranbrook who represents my Kelowna oncologist. Anyone who has ever had cancer knows how scary of a prospect that can be. I have been feeling pretty good with the home hemodialysis but that is not an indicator of the multiple myeloma. It can be quite misleading. I have stuck with my alternative program, vitamin D, omega 3, alpha-lipoic acid, lemon water, turmeric and cannabis oil. I have been consuming a quarter-gram of the oil daily. It is amazing what a healing product that is. I am sleeping better, most of my body aches and pains are gone and I have a good appetite. I would recommend it for everyone on a daily basis. There are no negative side effects, no matter what you may have learned many years ago. Anyways, thanks to everyone who supports me. I cannot list all of you so I will not even try. This is an amazing valley.

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Canadian Sports Trivia Answer Canada won Olympic gold in soccer back in 1904. The games were held in St. Louis and the United States and Canada were the only 2 countries with soccer teams entered.

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The Windermere Valley Youth Centre is celebrating their 25th anniversary by hosting their 4th annual Local Celebrity Event. They will be celebrating Debra Fisher on Saturday, May 4. There is a special guest speaker, singer and actor, Tom Jackson. Check the ad on page 9 for more information.


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So apparently Loblaws is struggling a bit lately. At least compared to the average Canadian citizen. They only profited more than $800 million off the backs of Canadians last year. That is just not enough so our government has handed them $12 million more of our money to ‘fight climate change’ or line their pockets. What a sad joke that is. Of course Loblaws was a large contributor to the current party in charge during their campaign. Lots of small businesses are struggling to survive and get nothing from our government. We have a very unfair, immoral, corrupt system for our government. I say a solution would be independent candidates elected in every riding. Elect someone who actually knows what it is like to be an average Canadian.

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If you’re someone who loves to do crafts, here’s your chance to meet up with other local craft-lovers: the Invermere Library’s adult craft club meets every month. Register today for the next craft evening on Thursday, April 25 and you can make a birdthemed craft, to celebrate the upcoming Wings Over the Rockies festival. Craft night starts at 6 pm. There’s no cost to participate, and all supplies are provided. Sign up by calling 3426416.

Open for Easter Citadella Restaurant in Radium Hot Springs is opening up this weekend to begin their season. They are offering 15% off your meal if you mention their ad here in The Valley Peak. Citadella has incredible food. Filet mignon, chicken cordon bleu, beef stroganoff and much more. They are a Hungarian-based restaurant with some very savoury European menu items. The desserts are indescribable. They also have a fantastic view of the valley around Radium. Call 250-347-9548.


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If you’re planning an event, make sure you add “email” to your todo list. We’ll help spread the word about your event through the weekly print edition, and on our Upcoming Events webpage at You’ll be surprised how affordable it is to have an ad in The Valley Peak. Let us help you spread the word, and you’ll smile when the crowd shows up for your event.

The Year It Was (From page 4) In 1899, Carnation first canned evaporated milk, Aspirin was patented, Humphrey Bogart was born and the first death by automobile accident occurred.

Duct Maintenance Spring is here and it is a great time to take care of some maintenance on your duct system. Aquair Water Company is the place to call for duct and furnace cleaning. They also install and service water filter systems and softeners. Give them a call at 250-342-5089.

Grilling “What made you decide to come home half drunk?” asked his wife. “I ran out of money,” he answered.

Monday Night Drumming With the warmer weather, the Monday Night Drum Circle has been able to move outdoors a few times. Go check out a unique community event and make friends while banging a drum. No experience or drum is needed. The drums come out every Monday at 7 pm at Pynelogs. It costs $15, or $10 for youths ages 10 to 17. Bring your own drum for a discount. To book your seat, give Patrick a ring at 409-4110.

Farmers Market The Invermere Farmers and Artisan Market is changing locations this summer. It will be happening every Saturday morning form 9 am to 1 pm in the large parking area behind the liquor store. I always have enjoyed the market and I am looking forward to the new customerfriendly layout. Make sure you check it out.

Hot Dogs & Chocolate. The Canal Flats Civic Centre will be hopping on Sunday, April 21, with an afternoon of family-friendly fun planned. Free hot dogs start at noon, with an Easter egg hunt at 1 pm. Donations are welcome.

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Watermain Flushing

The municipality will be flushing its community water system for 6 weeks. This program, carried out twice yearly, is necessary to maintain the quality of our water supply. There may be some short interruptions in the water service and temporary discoloration of water as a result of the sediment and organic materials that are being flushed from the water mains. During this period, disinfection by chlorination will be continued. To assist the Public Works Department during the flushing operation, users are advised that if they are experiencing persistent discoloration or odour problems with the water, to immediately notify the Municipal Office and explain the nature of the problem. The District apologizes for any inconveniences caused by this operation. For further information, please telephone the municipal office at 250-342-9281.



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Help Wanted Both AG Valley Foods and Fairmont Pizza & Ice Cream Parlour are looking to staff up for the busy season. They are both great places to work with friendly staff and a pleasant environment. If you are out there looking for work, check them out.

Where I Was This is a great time of year. The ice is coming off most of our valley lakes and the fish will be hungry. The photo on page 6 shows one of those beautiful places.

A great venue for events of all sizes. Up to 600 people on the floor. Up to 120 people in the lounge. 250-342-3315

The Thrifty Reporter Spring is hopping. Easter is right around the corner, do you need Easter decorations or supplies? Now would be a good time to visit the Invermere Thrift Store. I have been away for a few weeks and after I returned to the valley I took a trip to my favorite store. With Spring and Easter right around the corner those brightly colored decorations just jumped out at me and were saying... take me home. So I did! Wishing everybody an Easter filled with love, peace and the joy of spring.

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Come learn about marketing from local experts at Mountain Hub’s upcoming Marketing Mastermind evening. Four businesses will take their turn in the hot seat, with the rest of us listening in on a laserfocused coaching session. Learn about pricing, social media, virtual products, market research, search engine optimization and blogging. It costs $30 to be a spectator. Head to the Mountain Hub on Thursday, April 25 from 7-9 pm to watch and learn.

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Hospice Gala Fundraiser You can support Hospice by going to the Saturday, April 27 party at Eagle Ranch Resort. The evening includes dinner, auctions and live entertainment by Geoffrey Code, and starts at 5 pm. Tickets are $50 and available at Sobeys, the Horsethief Creek Pub, Purple Cow and the hospice office. Most of us don’t think about Hospice until someone we love is dying, but when we need their support, Hospice is ready to help. Show your support by buying a ticket.


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The Fairmont Lions Club is holding their spring garage sale next Saturday, April 27. They have been gathering items for some time now. Visit the Lion’s Den on Hot Springs Road next Saturday and find some treasures.

The curling season is over in Invermere which opens up an amazing venue for social gatherings. The upstairs lounge can hold up to 120 people for meetings, weddings , conferences and more. It is very affordable and offers a fully licensed bar, billiards, shuffleboard, foosball and darts. The ice surface area can also be booked for larger events. It can hold up to 600 people (now that’s a party). Both areas can be decorated quite elegantly. Call 250-3423315 for more information.

Long Weekend Road Report It’s the Easter long weekend, with no school for the kiddos on Friday, April 19 or Monday, April 22. This means more kids around town, on their bikes and crossing streets, so please watch out and slow down when driving, not just in school zones. Our roads and parking spaces are about to get busier and busier as the warmer season approaches. Let’s all stay calm, embrace Valley time and practice patience to keep everyone safe and smiling.


So this Saturday, April 20, 2019 is the first ‘legal’ version of 420. 420 is a slang code term for smoking cannabis. For many years there have been celebrations at 4:20 pm on April 20. More and more healing properties of CBD and THC are being discovered/released every day. Many people suffer because of their fear of trying it. Thanks to many years of negative propaganda.

Dark Pun Last week the power went out in my house. I re-fused to put it back on.

Search Fore Food I like food. I think that is very apparent by reading The Valley Peak or by looking at how big I am right now. Now that nice weather is upon us, several restaurants open up that many folks don’t even consider checking out. Golf courses all offer food services and most of the courses in the valley have tremendous food. So if you are thinking about heading out for a meal, consider visiting a golf course. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Small Change You may notice that page 8 has changed this week. With the large influx of advertisers for the Easter weekend I had to fill it up. It was kind of nice having the ad page in for a couple months; a bit less writing. Anyways, if you are considering The Valley Peak for advertising this year, it might be time to get in here. It is going to fill up fast and I definitely will not be expanding.

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FREE LISTINGS FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS Columbia Valley Food Bank Hours Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-2 pm. 3rd Wed., 5:30-7 pm. By appt. 342-0850. 201, 7 Ave, Invermere. Museum Hours Tuesday 10 am-4 pm. Thrift Store Hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm. Invermere Library hours Mon/Tue/Fri/Sat, 10 am-5 pm. Wed/Thur, 10 am-8 pm. Radium Library Hours Tuesday, 1-8 pm. Wed, Thurs. 10 am-4 pm. Friday 1-4 pm, Sat, 10 am-4 pm. Every Thursday Stretch & Move, 10:30 am, Invermere Seniors Hall. Storytime at Invermere Library 10:30 am. 342-6416. Carpet Bowling, 1:30 pm, Radium Centre. Floor Curling, Inv. Seniors Centre, 1:30 pm. Youth cooking, Summit Youth Centre, 5-7 pm. Jiu Jitsu, 7-9 pm, next to Vet, 250-341-7113. Crib, Drop-in, Invermere Legion, 6-10 pm. Youth Network, Canal Flats Civic Centre, 6-8 pm. Free English Learning Conversation, CBAl, 6-8 pm, Texas Hold ’Em Invermere Legion, $35, 6:30 pm. Karaoke at the Horsethief Creek Pub, 8 pm. AA Meeting, Canal Flats Fire Hall, 8 pm. Pickleball lessons, free, DTSS gym, 8:30-10 pm. 2nd Thursday of Every Month Invermere Senior’s Lunches, 342-9281 ext 1232. 2nd & 4th Thursday Every Month Seniors Tea, Invermere Library, 342-6416. 3rd Thursday of Every Month Parkinson's Disease Support Group Meeting at Heritage Inn in Cranbrook at 7 pm. Every Friday Senior Walking, The Bakery, Invermere, 9:30 am. Invermere Seniors Kindergarten Visit, 10:30 am. Senior Walking, Radium Community Garden, 11 am. Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Seniors’ Hall 1 pm. Knitting Club, Radium Library 2-4 pm. Dinner at Invermere Legion at 6:30 pm. Alcoholics Anonymous at Radium Catholic Church. 8 pm. 3422424. Karaoke, Whitehouse. 1st Friday Every Month Open Mic, all ages, Pynelogs, 7-10 pm. 3rd Friday Every Month Inv. Caregivers Support, 1-3 pm, Hospital Boardroom. Every Saturday Family Lego Club, Invermere Library, 10:30 am. Darts, Drop-in, Invermere Legion, 4-6 pm. Climbing Wall, Laird School, 5-8 pm, 250-688-5228. Youth movie, free, Summit Youth Centre, 7-9 pm. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 pm. 250-342-2424.


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Every Sunday Latter Day Saints’ Service, Fairmont, 10 am. 270-0299. Music Jam, all ages, Canal Flats Base Camp, 10 am. Worship & Fellowship, Alliance Church, 10:30 am. Give-back Sundays, Horsethief Creek Pub. Crib & other fun at Edgewater Legion, noon. Carpet Bowling. Radium Centre, 1:30 pm. Lutheran Service, Christ Church Trinity, 1:30 pm. Climbing Wall, Laird School, 5-8 pm, 250-688-5228. Jiu Jitsu, 7-9 pm, next to Vet, 250-341-7113. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 pm. 250-342-2424. Every Monday Senior Singalong, Columbia Gardens, 10 am. Invermere Seniors’ Centre Fitness, 10:30 am. Indoor walking, free, clean shoes, CV Centre, 10 am. Stretch & Move, 10:30 am, Invermere Seniors Hall. Invermere Seniors’ Carpet Bowling at 1:30 pm. Army Cadets, Invermere Legion, 6:15 pm, 688-5266. Drum Circle, Pynelogs, 7 pm, no experience needed. Indoor Pickleball, DTSS Gym, 7-9 pm. Live Music, Horsethief Creek Pub, 7-9 pm. Al-Anon, Inver. Catholic Church, 7:15 pm. 342-8255. Pool Tournament, Copper City Saloon, 7:30 pm. Every Tuesday Knitting/handcrafts, Invermere Library, 1:30 pm. Invermere Seniors Centre games, 1:30 pm. Block Builders, 5-7 yrs, Radium Library, 3:30-5:30 pm. Zumba Strong, Laird School, 5:30 pm. Cards, Radium Centre, 6:30 pm. Jiu Jitsu, 7-9 pm, next to Vet, 250-341-7113. Games Night, Horsethief Creek Pub. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 pm. 250-342-2424. 1st Tuesday of Every Month MS Support Group, 7 pm, Christ Church Trinity. 1st and 3rd Tuesday Each Month OPTions for Sexual Health. Confidential low-cost birth control, STI tests. 6:30-8:30 pm. 688-6787. Shuswap Bingo, Earlybird at 6:45 pm. Last Tuesday of Each Month Free Coffee Break, Women Centre, 10 am-noon. Every Wednesday Storytime, Radium Library, 10:45 am. Indoor walking, free, clean shoes, CV Centre, 10 am. Chair Yoga, Invermere Seniors Hall, 10:30 am. Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Seniors’ Hall 1 pm. Knitting, crocheting, Columbia Gardens, 1:30 pm. Junior Curling, 4-5 pm. Zumba Fitness, Laird School, 5:30 pm. 1.5 hr Walk, Westside Trail, 5 pm. Youth Network night, Riverside Golf Resort, 6-8 pm. Fun flow taster Yoga, Radium Plaza, 778-316-6371. Invermere Seniors Crib, 7 pm. Trivia Night, Station Pub, 7 pm. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 pm. 250-342-2424. 1st and 3rd Wednesday Each Month Radium Rotary, Radium Springs Golf Course, 8 am.

April 17, Wednesday Author Chris Luke Sr., Invermere Library, 6 pm.

Monday, April 29

KARAOKE-Thursdays April 18, Thursday Parent & tot indoor play, Radium , 9:30-11:30 am. Free child dental health info, 10am-noon & 1-3pm, book: 342-2360. Soft opening, Columbia Lake Recreation, 4-7 pm.

April 19, Friday Good Friday (no school). Adult Easter Egg Hunt, 19+, Hopkins Harvest, 3 pm. Ham & Scall Potato dinner, Invermere Legion, 6:30 pm. April 20, Saturday Easter Egg Scavenger, Radium Library, 9-11 am. Egg decorate, crafts, board games, Copper Point Resort.

Easter Craft & Treat, Invermere Library, 11 am-1 pm. Easter Shop Hop & Hunt, Invermere 11 am-1 pm. 420 Deep Cedar, Arrowhead Brewery, 4-7 pm. The Stumbleweeds, Copper City Saloon, 8 pm. April 21, Sunday Pancake breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt, $6/breakfast, free hunt, Edgewater Community Hall, 8:30-11 am. Egg decorate & hunt, Bunny, Copper Point Resort.

Hot dogs & Easter egg hunt, by donation, Canal Flats Civic Centre, noon, 349-5447. April 22, Monday Easter Monday. Earth Day N.O.W., Horsethief Creek Pub, 7-9 pm. Drum Circle, $10-20, Pynelogs, 7 pm, 409-4110. April 25, Thursday Parent & tot indoor play, Radium Hot Springs Gym (Parks Canada Admin), 9:30-11:30 am. Adult craft night, free, Invermere Library, 6 pm. Marketing Masterclass, Mountain Hub, 7-9 pm. April 26, Friday Book club: Furiously Happy, Invermere Library, 2 pm. Family Spaghetti Dinner, Alliance Church, 6 pm. Paint & Piyo yoga, $45, Shasta, 6-8:30 pm, 688-8764. April 27, Saturday Fairmont Lions Garage Sale, 9 am-4 pm. Hospice Gala fundraiser Eagle Ranch Resort, 5 pm. Wildsight AGM, Wilmer Community Hall, 7 pm. Treeline film, by donation, Wilmer Hall, 7:30 pm. April 28, Sunday Give Back, Radium Library, Horsethief Creek Pub. Shoreline clean-up, Kinsmen Beach, 10:30 am. April 29, Monday The Pickups, free, Horsethief Creek Pub, 7-9 pm. Drum Circle, $10-20, Pynelogs, 7 pm, 409-4110. April 30, Tuesday Bingo, Shuswap Hall, 6:45 pm. Movie. Ready Player One, $5-8 cash, CV Centre,7 pm.

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