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Spring/Summer 2013 Registration for programs starts March 18, 2013

LEISURE GUIDE Slocan Valley Recreation Department Register online: www.rdck.bc.ca, click on Recreation Connection


Help spread the word about Slocan Valley Recreation...

Office Hours Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm. Please note: hours can vary. You may wish to call 226.0008 to let us know if you are planning on coming by. There is a mailbox outside our door for registrations. Address: Slocan Park Hall (in the back) 3036 Hwy 6, Slocan Park Mailing Address: Slocan Valley Recreation, Box 8, Slocan Park, BC V0G 2E0

Registration Prices do not include taxes; 12% HST will be added to most programs (children’s programs exempt). This will change in April in accordance with the Provincial transition to PST. Payment is due at time of registration & should be received at least a week prior to program start. There are a limited number of spaces available in most programs. Cheques or money orders can be made payable to Slocan Valley Recreation. NSF cheques will have a $20 admin fee. If mailing a cheque, please include your name, phone number and the course(s) you are wishing to register for.

How to Request a Refund, Credit or Transfer How to Request a Refund, Credit or Transfer Full refunds are considered for most courses without penalty, up to 1 week prior to program start dates. Please see our full cancellation policy at www.rdck. bc.ca or at the Slocan Valley Rec office. Call 250.226.0008 for more information.

REGISTER EARLY! to avoid program cancellation or disappointment due to a program being full.


Table of Contents 4 Pre School 6 Children & Teen 8 Adult 14 In the Community

“Get involved with your local recreation service. We’re always looking for volunteers, instructors, ideas & feedback”.

Ways to Register Slocan Valley Recreation

Telephone

Call 250-226-0008.

Slocan Park Hall (back office) 3036 Hwy 6, Slocan Park BC V0G 2E0 p: 250-226-0008 f: 250-352-9300 e: slocanvalleyrec@rdck.bc.ca

In Person

Stop in at our office in Slocan Park.

Recreation Connection

Visit www.rdck.bc.ca and click the Recreation Connection button.

Visit us on Facebook to learn more about upcoming programs & events. www.facebook.com/slocanvalleyrec

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Pre School

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Connecting with your baby: Infant Massage

Early Outdoor Adventurers

(birth to walking)

Slocan Park Hall

StrongStart Centre, Winlaw

The importance of outdoor play cannot be overemphasized. Young adventurers will explore the natural living world safely and in an emotionally satisfying group setting. A mixture of play opportunities, observations of the cycles of nature, artistic activities, natural material construction, games & storytelling will encourage a rich experience that supports social, emotional and intellectual development.

(3-5 yrs)

This popular four session course with Jerri Schmidt from the West Kootenay Infant Development Program will be offered again this September. Watch for details in our Fall Leisure Guide.

Tumbleweeds Gym

(Babies that can crawl and interact up to 4 years) Slocan Park Hall This fun and engaging program is designed to support motor skill development, coordination and social skills. Tots will participate in an active and creative environment with the guidance of their parent or guardian. A mix of unstructured and cooperative play activities will be offered, and each month will bring something new. Parents or caregivers MUST accompany their child. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle for your child if required. Tu, 10am - 11:30am May 21, Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 20 Drop in $5; Punch Passes $16/4 Depending on interest, this program might continue on a weekly basis in September. Watch for more details in the Fall Leisure Guide.

(3-5 yrs)

Parents or caregivers participation is required. Fri, 10am – 11am $30/6 sessions

Little Mozarts Music & Rhythm Camp

May 17– Jun 21

Watermelon Wednesdays (0-5 yrs)

The Pyramid, Krestova Cemetary Road This is a great summer Playgroup for young children. Play, snack and make friends at this friendly weekly drop-in program. Enjoy a watermelon snack, story-time, and indoor or outdoor play activities (weather dependent). Programming is geared to children 0-5, but everyone is welcome.

Slocan Park Hall A week long music and rhythm camp that is sure to be a blast. Activities will introduce basic musical concepts and promote singing, movement and listening skills. Aga de Zwart, from the popular Music for Little Mozarts program will facilitate the majority of the week’s sessions, bringing in guest musicians to bring variety and even more musical fun. This grab bag could include drumming, beat boxing, guitar sing-a-longs, rhythm and dance activities... it’s a surprise! Parents & caregivers encouraged to attend. Mo - Fr, 12:30pm – 3:30pm $50/5 sessions

Aug 12 - 16

Instructor: Aga de Zwart(and guests)

Kids 6 yrs+ – check out our morning Music & Rhythm Camp – same days - just for you! Find details in our upcoming Summer Flyer

10am – 12pm Jul 10 – Aug 21 $2 donations appreciated Facilitator: Sharon Nazaroff

Register Today:   www.rdck.bc.ca  250-226-0008


Artists Summer Camp: Ecosystems of the Valley

Peanut T-Ball (4-6 yrs)

Slocan Park Hall

(3-5 yrs)

A full week of art and design instruction that will encourage self expression, boost creativity and offer a chance to try a wide variety of art mediums and techniques. Young artists will explore stencil design, card-making, watercolour, 2D and 3D design, using basic drawing and painting skills. Brief lessons on natural habitat, local ecosystems and local plants and wildlife will help inspire participants in their art adventures. All materials included. Mo - Fr, 12:30pm – 3:30pm $50/5 sessions

Jul 15 - 19

Instructor: Tim Farrugia (and guests)

Entry level softball experience where children can learn the basics of the game (catching, throwing, running, hitting and teamwork). Parent volunteers are needed to coach (we provide training materials and guidance). Volunteers can have up to two of their children play for free. The season will run from the end of June to mid-August. Early Bird Registration ends May 3 Final Registration date: May 24 Late registrations will only be accepted if space allows Schedule TBA Jun - Aug Registration $35 (Early Bird Rate $30)

Financial Assistance Stars for Success (0 – 6 yrs)

Stars for Success offers financial support to families with children under the age of 6 who would like to enroll in recreation, art, music, preschool and early learning community programs. Parents or caregivers can apply for up to $100 per child per year. For more information or to apply, visit www. successby6wk.com or stop by the regional office at 304-625 Front St, Nelson. 250-3526786; 1-866-551-5437. Application forms are available at the Rec Office.

Kids 6 yrs+ – check out our morning Artists Summer Camp – same days just for you!

Register Today:   www.rdck.bc.ca  250-226-0008


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Participation in recreational activities encourages kids to: Children

-develop specific skills that are transferrable to other parts of their life -benefit from a sense of belonging and attachment to their community -cultivate a social network with peers and adults -learn to respond positively to challenges

Red Cross Swim Kids

Red Cross Home Alone

Slocan Lake Beach, Village of Slocan Give your kids skills and experience that will make them confident and safe when they swim in an outdoor environment. A certified Red Cross Swim Instructor will help participants achieve a badge and level certification in this unique swim program. Join the fun! Lessons offered for preschool – Level 7. Lesson times will be determined by enrollment and are TBA Preschool – Level 4 Mo - Fr $60/10 lessons Level 5 – Level 7 Mo - Fr $75/10 lessons

Jul 22 – Aug 2

(9yrs+, 6-8 year olds can register with an older sibling) Slocan Park Hall Prepare for the responsibilities that come with looking after yourself while you are home alone for short periods of time. Participants will learn strategies on injury prevention, basic first aid and emergency response, preparing simple and healthy snacks, and more. Leave with increased confidence, and be empowered to make informed decisions. Sa, 1pm – 3:30pm $30

Jul 22 – Aug 2

Instructor: Betty Kooznetsoff

Jul 14

Red Cross Babysitting Course (11yrs +)

Slocan Park Hall Red Cross Babysitter training is for those planning to start babysitting or help out more with siblings. Safety, rights & responsibilities, basic first aid, emergency response and child development are topics covered in this program. A certificate is issued upon successful completion. Sa, 9am – 4pm, Su, 9am – 12pm $35 Instructor: Betty Kooznetsoff

Register Today:   www.rdck.bc.ca  250-226-0008

Jul 13 - 14


Financial Assistance

Are financial barriers preventing you from registering your children in programs? Give our office a call. Slocan Valley Rec is committed to encouraging participation in programs that will improve kids’ quality of life and get them out having fun. If your family is experiencing financial barriers, call our office or stop by for a confidential conversation about funding opportunities that may be available. Our staff will do their best to help you explore opportunities and assist with applications.

Artists Summer Camp: Ecosystems of the Valley

Junior Badminton

(6yrs +)

Division 1: (8-13 yrs) Division 2: (14-18yrs)

Slocan Park Hall

Mt Sentinel

A full week of art and design that will encourage self expression, boost creativity and offer a chance to try a wide variety of art mediums and techniques. Young artists will explore stencil design, card-making, lettering/ calligraphy, wood plaque construction & watercolour. Basic drawing and painting skills will be included throughout, including colour use, 2D & 3D design, expressions in landscape and animal life. Brief lessons on natural habitat, local ecosystems and local plants and wildlife will help inspire participants in their art adventures. All materials included Mo - Fr, 9am – 12pm $55/5 sessions

This class is for youth 8 – 18 who either want to learn how to play badminton for the first time, or who love the game and want to improve their skills. The focus will be on developing skills while playing games, but there will also be an introduction of rules, as well as coaching support on shot development and strategic playing. Racquets are available, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Shuttles will be provided. Mo & We, 5pm – 6pm $72/12 sessions

May 6 – Jun 24

Instructor: Jenn Poole, Certified Badminton Coach No session on May 20 or 27

Jul 15 - 19

Instructor: Tim Farrugia (and guests)

Wait… there’s more!

Mess Makers: Papermaking for Kids Slocan Park Hall Discover the art of papermaking using natural materials. This mid-day workshop will have kids learning about the process of making paper, techniques for altering basic designs with colour and smell (ie. Pine needles & flower petals), embossments, watermarks and basic calligraphy techniques. Pack a lunch and enjoy a short supervised break at the park while your paper dries. Sat, 11am – 2:30pm $28

May 25

Instructor: Tim Farrugia

Register Today:   www.rdck.bc.ca  250-226-0008

Watch for our special Summer for Kids flyer the last week in May. You’ll find additional program information, announcements on exciting new summer camps and other fun opportunities.

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Fitness and Recreation

Trail Runners Intro Clinic

Indoor Bootcamp

This weekly intro to running clinic will offer the social support and instruction you need to build endurance and enjoy fun trail runs. BCRPA certified trainer Shannon Sears will offer encouragement & tips on efficient and safe running technique. Circuits will be custom designed for the group, and will offer a mix of power walking and running that will be both manageable and challenging.

Location TBA, Crescent Valley

Brent Kennedy Don’t be intimidated by the name… this total body fitness program is designed for everybody. This is the ultimate calorieburning class, combining the best of crosstraining conditioning with speed drills, plyometrics, and power exercising. You’re sure to feel energized by this complete workout with the benefits of camaraderie and social support. Please bring a water bottle, mat or towel and a set of hand weights if you have them Mo & Th, 5:30pm – 6:30pm May 6 – Jun 24 $96 for 12 classes $54 for 6 classes $12 drop in (call for availability) Instructor: Adele Waslyk, C.H.E.K. Exercise Coach No classes on May 20 or 27

Th, 6pm – 7pm $48/6 sessions

Jul 25 – Aug 29

Instructor: Shannon Sears

Intermediate Co-ed Volleyball Mt Sentinel School Gym Enjoy a great workout and enjoy the action at this popular evening gathering of likeminded players. Everyone is welcome, although this is an experienced group that plays at a higher level of competition. No outdoor or marking footwear please. Tu & Th, 7:30pm–9:30pm May 2 – Jun 20 $4 drop-in, or $35 for 10 session pass

Learning to Fly - High Jumping (All Ages)

W E Graham Community School World class High Jumper Heinz Peter shares his love for the sport by opening his practice session to the public. All levels welcome to come out and give it a try. Ongoing training support and opportunities for competition will be made available to those looking for a challenge and a chance to develop their skill. Sa, 1pm – 2:30pm $5 drop in

May 4 – Jun 22

Israeli Dance (All Ages)

Winlaw Elementary Israeli folk dances were introduced as a way to create a new culture in an old-new land and combines elements from other dance cultures with the music and themes of modern Israeli. This is a fun, social dance that is easy to join. Beginners are always welcome. Mo, 6:30 – 8pm $54/6 sessions $12 drop-in

Instructor: Haya Maor No classes on May 20 or 27

Register Today:   www.rdck.bc.ca  250-226-0008

May 6 – Jun 24


New! Drop-in Coffee time Slocan Park Hall Come out on Wednesday mornings and enjoy a relaxed casual social environment where you can have a cup of coffee or tea, enjoy the company of others, participate in a small book exchange, pick up a deck of cards, start up a discussion on topics affecting our community and more. Everyone is welcome! We, 9:30am - 11:30am May 8 – Jun 26 $2 drop in; Coffee or Tea $1.50 Depending on interest, this program might continue on a weekly basis beyond June. Please call our office at 226.0008 for more information.

Rural skills Discover Snorkeling

Discover Scuba

Slocan Lake

Slocan Lake

This course is for anyone that is interested in trying out snorkeling with some basic instruction from certified PADI instructors. After a short safety briefing and discussion of the gear, we’ll explore areas around the beach see what we can find! Sessions will start in late morning and continue into the afternoon dependent on the number of registrations.

This course is for everyone that has wanted to try Scuba diving without the time and financial commitment needed for a full certification course. After a short safety briefing and discussion of the scuba gear, we’ll write a quick quiz and you’ll be breathing on the bottom of the lake in no time! Sessions will start in late morning and continue into the afternoon dependent on the number of registrations.

(6 yrs - adult)

(10yrs – adult)

Su, Aug 4 (schedule TBA) $15/ 1 hour session Instructor: Cliff Gold, West Kootenay Scuba

Living Foods Slocan Park Hall An introduction to healing foods you can share with your family. Learn to produce your own lacto Ferments (ie. kimchi & kraut), nutritional beverages (ie. kefir, rejuvilac, kombucha, & nut “milks”), grow your own micro-greens, sprouts & more. Inoculants will be available as necessary. Th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm May 23 $30/ $40 if you register with a friend or family member Instruction: Vibrant Living Foods

Su, Aug 4 (schedule TBA) $35/ 2 hour session Instructor: Cliff Gold, West Kootenay Scuba

Register Today:   www.rdck.bc.ca  250-226-0008

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Natural Beekeeping Christina Yahn’s natural approach to beekeeping offers a unique view into the realm of Honey bees, their relationship to the environment and to humans. In this full season course you will have the opportunity to learn about the concepts of supporting bees using non invasive techniques. In this current time of massive global bee declines there is a growing concern for the chemical management of bee colonies. Explore the alternatives to: chemical treatments, synthetic feeding, swarm management, and much more. This course will take you through different styles of hives and you will have the chance to work directly in the bee hives. White Pines Dojo has three top bar hives and Against the Wind Nursery has three langstroth hives and sample pollinator gardens. Field days will require you to bring proper beekeeping attire although a small number of veils may be available. Content and dates may change due to weather. White Pines Dojo Sa, 10am – 1pm

May 11

Topics: getting started with a hive, equipment, overview of different hive styles, Best location for hives, creating Bee habitat, bee etiquette, plant essences for brood stimulation, mineral supplementation and immune support, basic spring Management, top bar hive field day

Against the Wind Nursery Su, 10am – 1pm

Jun 9

Topics: behavior and cycles of the bee colony, natural swarm management and benefits of swarming, queen and colony assessments, preparation for honey flow, disease detection, langstroth hive field day

White Pines Dojo Sa, 10am – 1pm

Jul 13

Topics: why bees forage, the production and medicinal properties of bee products, honey flow management, top bar hive field day

Against the Wind Nursery Su, 10am – 1pm Aug 11 $20/field day $100/all six sessions (2 additional courses in Sept and Oct)

Instructor: Christina Yahn Topics: mite testing and treatments, excess honey harvest, spring harvesting vs fall harvesting, troubleshooting, pollinator garden tour, langstroth hive field day

Register Today:   www.rdck.bc.ca  250-226-0008


11 Threads Guild Whether you are new to the wonderful world of dairy goats, or would like to benefit from Gabriela Wolf’s extensive experience in animal health and care, this class is for you. A general overview covering housing, fencing, feeding and care will be offered, and there may even be an opportunity to try your hand at milking! A discussion on how to safely collect and process goat milk will also be included.

Spring Mushroom Expedition Threads Guild Learn how to identify and gather a variety of edible spring mushrooms and develop an appreciation for the fascinating qualities and characteristics of others that you might find. Biologist Robert Macrae returns to share his extensive knowledge and takes you on a guided expedition. Bring a basket, paper bag or sack. This popular program fills quickly – register early. Su, 10am-2pm $25; $40/2; $30/family

Sa, 10am – 12:30pm July 6 $25/ $40 if you register with a friend or family member Instructor: Gabriela Wolf

Integrating Animal Systems into Your Existing Garden Slocan Park Hall Learn techniques for low maintenance integration of animals into your garden & landscape. Ecological patterning shows abundance through poly-cultures of annuals, perennials, insects, & various animal systems. This day will focus on care & best use of the habits & byproducts of diverse poultry/fowl, rabbits, bats, birds, bees, worms. This discussion will also include goats, pigs, cattle, horse, sheep. Learn about chicken tractors, non stinging pollinator habitat, composting methods, & other utilization of animal products. Tu, 6:30pm – 8:30pm $20 Instruction: The FOODTREE Permaculture

May 12

Instructor: Rob Macrae

Edible Plants: Spring Greens, Roots & Shoots Location TBA Strengthen your connection to the local area by discovering and exploring a wild abundant bounty that nourishes and can offer many health benefits including immune system strengthening. Enjoy this leisurely hike (suitable for all fitness levels), stopping to identify and discuss individual plants along the way. Proper sustainable harvesting techniques will be encouraged. Sa, 10am – 1pm May 18 $20; Sign up with a friend or family member for $30. Children’s rates available. Instructor: Shanoon Bennett

Register Today:   www.rdck.bc.ca  250-226-0008

June 4

Adult

Intro to Dairy Goats


Adult

12 Building a Greenish Home

Arts & Culture

Knitting: Pick a Project

Slocan Park Hall

Low-tech Printmaking

Slocan Park Hall

Passmore Hall

Which will you choose? A pair of yoga socks or a tube sock? Either way, your tootsies will be very fashionable. Take the next step in your newly acquired knitting skills and create one of these great circular knitted projects. This class will whet your appetite for upcoming heeled and afterthought heeled sock classes. Basic skills required: Casting on, working with circular needles (or double points) and how to do the knit stitch. Materials list available upon registration. Pack a lunch and enjoy this day of leisurely learning and socializing.

A well designed home achieves a balance between personal needs, health, adaptability, energy efficiency, ecological footprint, budget and aesthetics.  A home is a major investment and requires careful thought and planning to achieve optimum design.  This workshop will focus on energy efficiency in home design, technologies and building techniques that permit near net zero or net zero energy standards.  Beyond building a new home, this talk will provide case studies where existing homes, in some cases decades old, were renovated to achieve near net zero energy standards and greater comfort.  Finally, this presentation will review techniques for managing your mortgage to minimize mortgage payments. Sa, 10am – 12pm $20; sign up with a friend for $35

Jun 1

Instructor: Rob Macrae

Dancing the cob dance, sculpting with earth! Location TBA Enjoy a hands-on day of crafting outdoor furniture using earth & hand. Cob is an ancient method of combining local materials to creating resilient sculpted structures that will last lifetimes. Mixing, application, carving/sculpting, finishing & preserving will be demonstrated & other techniques & technologies for natural building will be discussed. Come ready to dance the cob dance with bare feet or your goulashes. Fun for the whole Family! Music, dance, learning! Tu & Th, 5:30pm – 8pm Aug 6 & 8 $25; sign up with a friend for $40

Learn the basics of low-tech printmaking and investigate processes that can be done without the use of a printmaking press. Various plate-making and image transfer techniques will be explored including monoprinting, lino cuts and collagraphs (printing from collaged plates). Mo, 6:30pm-9:30pm May 27 – Jun 24 $160/5 sessions; 15% discount if you register with a friend or family member Instructor: Natasha Smith

Basics in Knitting: from cast-on to cast-off and in-between

Sa, 9am – 4pm $25

July 20

Instructor: Monique Groom

Knitting: Pick a Project

Slocan Park Hall

Slocan Park Hall

Learn the basics of knitting – get started and gain skills that will help you tackle your first (or a new) project. This workshop will teach you to read patterns, get you comfortable with key stitches, and allow you to go at your own pace. Have you always wanted to knit, but have no idea how to begin? Need a refresher? All skill levels welcome. Bring your questions, thoughts and queries for instructor Monique Groom. Materials list includes needles, worsted weight or other yarns, patterns etc. Pack a lunch, and enjoy this day of leisurely learning and socializing. 

A one piece Baby Hoodie or a pair of cute booties – it’s up to you! Take the next step in your newly acquired knitting skills and create one of these great projects. Choose from one of two projects to learn in class. The baby hoodie is knit from side to side and is “almost seamless” . The cute booties are a great way to get comfortable with your circular needles skills – or your double points if you so choose. Basic skills required: Casting on, working with circular needles (or double points) and how to do the knit stitch. Materials list available upon registration. Pack a lunch and enjoy this day of leisurely learning and socializing.

Sa, 9am – 4pm $25

Instructor: Monique Groom

June 15

Sa, 9am – 4pm $25

Instructor: Monique Groom

Instruction: The FOODTREE Permaculture

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August 10


13 Stained Glass for Beginners

Training

Slocan Park Hall

Slocan Park Hall

Create a beautiful sun catcher in this entrylevel course that covers the basics of the foil and solder method of stained glass. Topics will include safety, use of tools, glass economy, soldering, patinaing and proper hook placement for project strength. Sa, 1pm – 4:30pm $195

May 18 – Jun 1

Instructor: Barbara Baxter

Cedar Bark Basket Weaving Vallican Whole Make a beautiful round storage basket with a decorative rim using plain weave and rope making techniques. All bark is supplied, but you will also learn about harvesting cedar bark and how to prepare it for weaving. Register early as this class tends to fill quickly. Sa, 9am – 4pm $75

Enhance your skills and employability! Be more self-reliant at home and the first aid attendant at your workplace. Standard First aid is recognized across Canada and around the world. Additionally, most work places in BC are required to have at least one first-aid WorkSafe BC certified attendant on-site at all times. Successful completion of this course is equivalent to Occupational First aid Level 1 and is recognized by WorkSafe BC. It is a 2 day (approx.16 hours) program and includes airway management skills, CPR-C and AED, what to do in breathing and circulatory emergencies, as well as management of sudden medical emergencies, small wounds, and even environmental emergencies. Prepared for Life! Sa & Su, 8:30am – 4:30pm $149 Instructor: Darcey Lutz

Jun 8 & 9

Adult

Standard First Aid (SWEFA)

Events Slowpitch Tournament Slocan Park Hall - Field Bring your ball gear (we’ll have some available) and the whole family. Everyone is welcome at this community ball game. We’ll do our best to balance teams by age/size/ skill. Enjoy a concession/BBQ as you take a break or watch from the sidelines. Proceeds from this event will support childrens programs in the valley. Sa, 3pm By donation

June 22

Instructor: Sharon Block & Lynnda Moore

Home Floral Arrangements Slocan Park Hall Learn the basics for home floral design & floriculture: philosophy of Ikibana, The Japanese fine art of floral arrangement, basics of contemporary floracraft, as well as the utilization of seasonal floral components for fresh & dried arrangements will be explored. Bring some of your own containers/cut greenery & flowers. Additional supplies will be available by donation. Th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm $25

June 20

Instruction: The FOODTREE Permaculture

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Regional Library Service brings the Nelson Library to Winlaw Community

If you live in the Slocan Valley it’s nice to know your Library will come to you. The Nelson Public Library brings a mobile collection to Winlaw School every third Thursday of the month from 3pm to 7pm, continuing through June 2013, and starting up again in September. Resident of Area H South can sign up for memberships, browse the mobile collection, and check out or return books, DVDs, audiobooks and CDs. Friendly Library staff are on hand to help you use online services and order books. There’s more! In Slocan Park, the Heritage Credit Union serves as a drop-off for book returns 24/7, and books may be delivered for pickup by special request. Books must be requested for shipping by Tuesday for pickup on Thursday each week. Enjoy your Library—going mobile! For more information:

352-6333 or www.nelson.bclibrary.ca 


Community

Networks for New Parents (0-6 yrs)

StrongStart Centre

Mother Goose

(0-5 yrs)

W E Graham School

Winlaw School Preschool age children and their caregivers are welcomed for a free, fun drop-in session which will include circle time, songs, stories, games, gym time, art activities, free play time and a healthy snack. Please bring along your child’s birth certificate on the first day for registration. Indoor shoes and a water bottle are a good idea For more information, contact Winlaw Elementary at 250-226-7217. Tu, We, Fr, Sa, 9am – 12pm Th, 1pm-4pm

Free

Mother Goose is a fun circle-time of singing and storytelling for families with small children; parents, grandparents or other caregivers are welcome. Learning language starts in infancy and is a lot of fun, laying the foundation for all future learning. Come and have a healthy snack, and borrow books from the CBAL parent library. This is a free program, but please call to pre-register. Call Alison at 250-359-6887 to register Mo, 10:30am – 11:30am Apr 8 – May 13

FREE

Funded by the BC Ministry of Education & supported by School District #8, Kootenay Kids & the W.E. Graham Community Services Society. Dates & times subject to change.

Register Today:   www.rdck.bc.ca  250-226-0008

Networks for New Parents is a free drop-in program that includes healthy snacks and lunch, an exchange of children’s clothing, books, toys and goods, and access to resources and other families. Passmore Hall Th, 10am – 1pm Apr 18, May 16, Jun 20

(Third Thursday of each Month)

W E Graham Community School Slocan Valley Early Childhood Community Advisory Council (SVECCAC) supports families and children in the Slocan Valley with information, resources, and events. Children’s development during the early years, from 0-6, impacts their health and abilities to succeed throughout their lives. Strong families, supported by their communities, give children their best start in life. For more info, or to receive SVECCAC’s E-Bulletin of activities and information for families, call Penny at 250-226-7605


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Egg Cetera Feed Pet Food & Supplies Otter Nature’s Mix Livestock Feed

Certified Organic Feed Phone/Fax 250-226-7034

5643 Hwy 6 Box 178 Winlaw, BC V0G 2J0

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Community Organizations at a glance www.slocanvalley.com—it’s all there! Community Service & Education A.A. Passmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-7817 Aa Slocan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2454 Bearsmart Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-6611 Covenant Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-5065 Dumont Creek Burial Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7682 Elder Abuse Prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-6008 Fire Dept Crescent Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-7353 Fire Dept Passmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7545 Fire Dept Slocan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2672 Fire Dept Winlaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7353 Hep.C/Liver Disease Support Society . . . . . . . . . 355-2732 Library, Village Of Slocan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2355 Kootenay/Slocan Lions Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7855 Nelson & District Hospice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-2337 Passmore Seniors Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7267 Presbyterian Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2697 Rural Alt. Research & Training Soc . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7957 S.V. Arts Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7347 S.V. Grassroots Grammas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7312 S.V. River Farmers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-6886 S.V. Threads Guild Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2475 S.V.Women’s Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2357 Slocan Integral Forest Cooperative . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7012 Slocan Valley Legion Branch 276 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2672 Slocan Park Improvement District . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-6876 Slocan River Streamkeepers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7339 Slocan Valley Tv Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7988 S. Slocan Hospital Auxilary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-7864 St. Matthews Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-7107 Transit/Bus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-843-2877 U.S.C.C Branch 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7578 W.E. Graham Community Services . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2484 W. Kootenay Kennel Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-7154 Worldsign Comm. Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2408

Awareness & Advocacy

Leisure & Recreation

Slocan Valley Watershed Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7324 Perry Ridge Waterusers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226-7324 Winlaw Watershed Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7479 E.A.C.T Waterusers Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-0054 Brandon Improvement District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2478

Borderline Kayaking Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-2910 Fitness Centre, Village Of Slocan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2355 Kootenay Martial Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359.7598 S.V. Backcountry Access Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-6960 S.V. Community Complex Society . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2562 S.V. Heritage Trail Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-683-7878 S.V. Snowmobile Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-8118 S.V. Archers Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7852 Slocan Badminton Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2698 Slocan Curling Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2562 S.V. Community Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2459 S.V. Outriders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2397 S.V. Russion Choir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7722 S. Slocan Sports Assc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-7408 Valley View Golf Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7241 / 226-7112 West Kootenay 8 Ball League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304-5414 Winlaw Reg. & Nature Park Board . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7792

Children & Family Appledale Children’s Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7844 Brent Kennedy Children’s Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-5011 Busy Beavers Daycare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-7984 Krestova Playgroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-6678 P.A.C. Mt. Sentinel School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-7219 P.A.C. W.E.Graham School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2212 P.A.C.Winlaw School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7217 P.A.C Brent Kennedy School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-7292 S.V. Community Literacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-6887 S.V. Early Childhood Adv. Council . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7605 Slocan Youth Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2484 Valhalla Children’s Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2222 Winlaw Strongstart Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7217 Whole School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7737 Wee Ones Daycare & Nursery School . . . . . . . . . 359-7404

Facilities Appledale Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7308 / 226-7645 Crescent Valley Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359-8195 Passmore Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7745 Junction Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-5065 S. Slocan Anglican Community Hall . . . . . . . . . . 359-7107 S.V. Legion Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2672 Slocan Park Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7722 Threads Guild Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355-2475 Vallican Heritage Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7448 Vallican Whole Community Centre . . . . . . . . . . 226-7957 Winlaw Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-7702

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Emergency Phone Numbers Police/Fire/Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Forest Fire Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-663.5555 Poison Control Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-567-8911 Kootenay Lake Regional Hospital . . . . . . . . 250-352-3111 Castlegar & District Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-365-7711 Slocan & Community Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . 250-358-7911 Children’s Helpline . . . . . . . . . 310-1234 (No Area Code Needed) Healthlink Bc (Non-Emergency Info & Advice) . . . . . 811

Volunteer with Slocan Valley Recreation! There are various types of volunteer work available throughout the year. Call 250-226-0008 to explore these opportunities and get involved in your community. Visit us on Facebook to learn more about upcoming programs & events. www.facebook.com/slocanvalleyrec

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