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Shannon’s Blinds & Designs “Shannon’s Blinds came highly recommended and I was thrilled with her service and prices.” Thanks so much.... Jana

Which National Hockey Team has the most consecutive Stanley Cup wins? (Answer on page 7)

May 17-23, 2018 Classic Rock for May Long

Legion Activities As usual, the Invermere Legion is serving up a great meal this Friday, May 18 at 6:30 pm. Enjoy roast chicken with fettuccini alfredo with salad and dessert. Saturday brings their May garage sale with a lot of variety of great stuff for the picking.

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The Station News The Station Neighbourhood Pub has a big weekend planned. They are presenting a new drink menu and also plan on being plastic strawless by this long weekend. On Friday, May 18, John Jenkins Small Town Revival will be performing live music. Saturday, May 19 brings Eric Laroque and the Waltzing Matildas. Enjoy.

Artisan Market Fundraiser Here’s a win-win-win event: buy unique, beautiful stuff for yourself or as gifts, support our local artists and craftspeople, and help raise money for the Windermere Valley Child Care Society, so they can support the next generation of valley citizens. The Spring Artisan Market runs the weekend of May 19 and 20, from 10 am to 4 pm at the CV Centre in Invermere. Items will include hand-made clothes, baking, woodworking, jewelry, glass, lotions and food. Admission is free. Stock up on gifts for future birthdays or just go to check out the impressive local talent. Probably a good idea to bring cash to this one.

Greyhound Depot The local Greyhound Depot for the Invermere area is at Dazzling Gifts Galore located on main street Invermere. Give them a call at 250-342-7333.




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Local musicians Larry Newman, Kevin Olson, Murray Wittke and Lori Bru will light up the stage at The Horsethief Creek Pub with their classic rock tunes “with a difference” on Saturday, May 19. The show kicks off at 10:30 pm. Monday, May 21 brings ‘Jack Jackson. Canada’s New Country Gentleman’ and Monday, May 28 has ‘The Usual Suspects’. Plan to make a night of it: come for dinner and take the shuttle home. Sounds like a fun addition to the pub’s always-stellar live music line-up. The lottery gives you a one in 200 million chance that you won’t go to work tomorrow. Alcohol gives you a one in five chance.

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May 17-23, 2018

Spaghetti Dinner I love spaghetti. It has always been one of my favourite meals. My Mom’s is the best but right after that is any that is cooked for me. There is a spaghetti fiesta dinner at Christ Church Trinity this coming Tuesday, May 22. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Call 250-342-6644 for tickets.



Car Show 10 am-4 pm

Burnout Pit 5 pm

Baillie Grohman Ave & Arbuckle St Canal Flats

Registration Car show/Burnout $20 Burnout only $10 Contact Sjak Pronk 250-919-2104 All proceeds go to Diabetes Canada

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We live in a stressful time. In which month of the year do people tend to get the least amount of sleep? It is also a colourful world. What is orange and sounds like a parrot? Why can’t a Tyrannosaurus Rex clap? Answers on page 8.

Lions Garage Sale Everyone loves a garage sale, and this sale has something for everyone. Go have a look at the many treasures available at the Fairmont & District Lions Club annual garage/yard sale at the Fairmont Community Den on Saturday, May 19, from 9 am to 4 pm, and help fund the work they do in our community and internationally. Items include toys, books, home décor, tools, sports gear and lots more. Welcome to garage sale season.

Wifi Woes My Internet is so slow, it’s faster to drive to Google headquarters and ask them stuff in person.

Famous Pianist in Concert Celebrated Canadian pianist (I really wanted to use “grand” as an adjective, but resisted) Thomas Yu will be in town Sunday, May 20, for a live performance at Invermere’s Christ Church Trinity. Yu is one of the most recognized amateur musicians in the world, so it’s a big deal. His program will include Chopin Fantasie Op. 43 and Haydn sonata in E flat. Tickets for the 4 pm concert are available online at the CV Arts website: $15 for adults, $5 for kids under 12. Call 342-4423 for details.

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With summer coming up quickly, it is a good idea to get your computer tuned up and ready to roll. ‘Triple S’ Computers can help you out. They know how to fix up a computer. Give them a call at 250-3429800.

Help Wanted Student, 30 hrs/wk, $13/hr, Windermere Valley Museum, 250-342-9434.


Bricks or pavers, any sort, 867-334-1875. _____

Donations of flannel fabric to sew nightgowns for West African babies. Doris 250-341-3764.

For Rent Hall rental and catering. Royal Canadian Legion, Invermere. Reasonable rates. 250-688-0640. ______

Hot Tub Rentals, Diamond Heating & Spas, 250-342-7100. _____

Windermere Community Hall. Upgraded. Lots of features. Call 778-526-0092.

Services Peaks Bike Repair. Bike tune ups & services at a fair price. 250-341-1946. _____

Professional Spa Maintenance, weekly, bi-weekly. Valley Spas, 250-342-3922 _____

Shannon's Blinds & Designs. Covering the Valley one window at a time. 250-342-5749. _____

B.B’s Home & Lawn Care Services. Spring cleanup, Eaves troughs, home maintenance, moving & packing. 250-688-2897.

Classes Group Workshops. Gentle Yoga. Laughter Yoga. Meditation. Bollywood Dance Along. Private Counselling, Yoga. Sensory Therapy. 778-316-6371. _____

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We live in a very guarded world. So many of us are afraid to say anything about our lives as we are afraid that we will be judged and/or gossiped about. That includes information about illness. I am pretty open about most things in my life. It is incredible how that looks and feels. I openly write about my illness and other issues and allow anyone to follow my progress. Why is that? I don’t really know but I do know that I get hundreds of comments thanking me for that. Plus I know that it feels good to not be guarded every minute of every day. And really, who cares what others think about your life? Many folks say it is inspiring. There are a lot of folks who go through the same issues as you or me but have no support because they are afraid to tell anyone. They think they are unique in their problems. Remember that everyone has issues and many people have the same issues that you have. Don’t be afraid to reach out to support someone or look for support from someone. It will ease your mind to find out how many folks care about you.

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Estrangement I’m really good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet. I don’t know why.

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It is very important for the puppies to get out for some exercise every day. Sometimes it is hard to find the time if you are working, holidaying or just not feeling well. Contact Jen at Kootenay Kritters and she can help you out. She can walk your dog or even house sit with any kritters. Give her a call at 250-755-6334.

Second Winds Community Band The valley has been lucky to have gifted, dedicated music teachers in our schools for many decades now, which means we have some talented graduates whose saxophones and flutes are now just gathering some dust. The Second Winds Community Band invites these closet musicians to take up their instruments once again. They are open to new members from every community in the valley, and can use all abilities and band instruments. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Invermere: call Ian at 342-9733 or email for more information.

FREE LOTTO 649 With 5 Fills. Skookum Inn Will you be the next Multi-Millionaire? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

What colour combines with yellow to form green? When is World Bee Day? What type of cancer do I have? What does the French word ‘frère’ mean in English? What type of hound is Watson? Where am I currently living with my Mom?

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May 17-23, 2018

GARAGE/YARD SALE Fairmont & District Lions Club Saturday, May 19, 9 am-4 pm Fairmont Community Lions Den 5003 Hot Springs Road



Many lovely items for sale.

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The Best of Seconds OPEN Tues-Fri 10-5 Saturday 11-3 Adults’ & Kids’ Clothing Shoes, Toys, Books Infant Equipment, Maternity Items Much, Much More Located below Lambert-Kipp Pharmacy 250-342-4430

This photo says it all. Be a volunteer. One of my favourite things to do is go to some of the care facilities to hang out with the residents. I love the love that is shared with me in such places. And the residents and staff appreciate it. They actually call us volunteers even though Rob and I both benefit from the visits. That is a pretty good feature of volunteering. You can pick and choose what you would like to do. It can be something you are good at or something you are interested in learning about. This valley is run on volunteer contributions. So many events, so many programs and so many associations need help all the time. It is easy to find something that suits who you are and what you need to add to your life. Helping folks always feels great. You might even meet some great people with similar interests to you. Volunteering is good for you. Everyone should try it.

What Year Was It? Glen Clark was elected as B.C.’s Premier, Charles and Diana divorced, Dolly the Sheep was cloned and ‘Braveheart’ won Best Picture. Mad Cow Disease hit Britain, the Summer Olympic Games were in Atlanta, Ebay started up, DVDs were first sold and the Nintendo 64 system was released. What year was it? See page 10.

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This is always an incredible show Check it out. You will have a nice evening.

If you are looking into switching vehicles you should stop in at the KIA dealership in Cranbrook. Ask for Ed (English). He’s got all the information and deals that you need. Give him a call at 250-426-3133.


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Kidney Failure So I do not have a lot of new information regarding my kidney failure. You have been able to follow my progress pretty much from day one. I should emphasize that it does really suck still. One thing that I would like to mention though is the number of people that have kidney disease or are in kidney failure. The renal wards in both Trail and Cranbrook are filling up. There is a new patient or two in Trail almost every week. It is quite scary actually. Please make sure that you are monitoring your own health. If you notice changes in your energy, appetite and/or thirst then it might be worth a visit to the doctor. If you are feeling itchy or a bit off mentally (both are signs of high phosphorous) then you might want to check in also. And let the doctor know what you are feeling and thinking. A pretty simple blood test will discover kidney issues quickly. I missed all that stuff as did the doctor that I visited twice during the onset of my illness.

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Gardening Truth My fake plants died because I forgot to pretend to water them.

Book Donations Make room on your shelves by donating your extra books to a good cause. The Friends of the Invermere Public Library will put your donations of gently used books to good use at their annual BIG Book sale fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, July 14 at the CV Centre. Books can be dropped off anytime at the Book Donation Centre, located across from the library in the courthouse parking lot. There is drive-up access to make it easy.

JACUZZI HOT TUBS When the name says it all!




Lead: Trevor Hagan Associate: Matt Moore

Sunday, May 20, 10:30 am

‘BELIEVE-Offering My Tme’ Pastor Matt Moore ministering “K.I.D.S.” Church available during the Morning Service (age 3 to grade 7)


UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, May 18, 6:30 pm

ROAST CHICKEN DINNER With Fettuccini Alfredo

GARAGE SALE Saturday, May 20


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Side Effects I have given you all a pretty thorough description of the side effects of my chemotherapy protocol. None of it is all that pleasant but it is relatively mild compared to what some people face. I am really bored with feeling weak and sick all day every day. I try to ignore it and work around it so that I can seem pretty normal to most folks around me unless they are watching me very closely. Lately it has seemed to be piling up a bit more than usual. Watson is being very patient as I spend more time sleeping and have a lot less energy for walks and playing with him. I am really hoping that switching over to daily peritoneal dialysis revitalizes me somewhat. They say it should. I have now completed 35 hits of chemo 19 more ahead of me. Once a week until September 18. I pray that my body will regain some of its life when the chemo comes to an end.

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Daisy, reporting for ICAN Rescue and Adoption Facility. Do you remember all of those adorable kittens that were just up for adoption at ICAN? Those were all my kittens and thankfully they’ve all been adopted into loving homes. Now it’s my turn to find my forever home. Myself and my brother Gizmo are looking for a quiet home that will accept and love both of us. We’re just over 2 years old, Manx cats and would prefer a home without small children as my brother Gizmo can be quite shy. To learn more about this purrfect duo please call 250-341-7888 or visit our website or Facebook page for more info.

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Water Solution Specialists Under Counter Reverse Osmosis Systems Iron Filters & Chlorine Removal Filter Water Softeners Cartridges and UV Light

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Seasonal Decor Gift Wrap & Bags, Giftware & Toys Party Supplies & Helium Art & Craft Supplies, Books for All Ages Household & Garden Items & Much More!

You might notice two very attractive blue boxes around Invermere, one in the entryway to Home Hardware and one on the deck at Frater Landing. They are “little, free libraries”: community-based places to find used books to take home to read for free. Take a book, or leave a book. Thanks to all the folks involved with putting these up, including the College of the Rockies, CBAL and the Friends of the Library.


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So the only thing changing is the fact that I am going onto the peritoneal dialysis (PD) very soon. The hardware is inserted into my belly and the full training takes place this week. That will eliminate three trips a week to the hospital and apparently will be better for my body. PD happens daily so I will have much better control over the toxins building up in my body. I will be able to eat a slightly wider spectrum of foods as the toxins are not building up for two or three days before cleaning. During initial trials, draining the fluid out of my abdomen has been entertaining. I guess the drain line is slight to the left so I have to lift my right leg to get the fluid to pool that way. I look like a dog at a fire hydrant. The nurse and I had a good laugh. But hey, it beats going to the hospital constantly. Hopefully after my training this week I will be able to transfer chemo from Trail to Cranbrook and then get moved back to Invermere. I will be travelling every Tuesday to Cranbrook for chemo if anyone is interested in hanging out for a car ride together.



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Canadian Sports Trivia Answer The Montreal Canadiens won their fifth consecutive Stanley Cup in 1960. The New York Islanders won four in a row ending in 1983.

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STAGE 2 WATER RESTRICTION The District of Invermere is now under a stage 2 watering restriction.

La Cafamore is back for their 10th year of performing in the Kootenays. These ladies are incredible musicians. They combine piano with cello, violin and viola into some wonderful waves of sound. They are performing at Christ Church Trinity on Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 pm.

A reduction in water use is necessary requiring stage 2 restrictions, and no person shall: (a) use a sprinkler to water a lawn, trees, and shrubs growing on a property that is: (i) addressed with an odd house number except during restricted hours on Mondays & Thursdays between times of 4 am to 10 am & 7 pm to 11 pm. (ii) addressed with an even house number except during restricted hours on Tuesdays and Fridays. between times of 4 am to 10 am & 7 pm to 11 pm. (b) use an appliance, except a hand-operated hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle, a hand-held container or a micro-irrigation or drip-irrigation system to water trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables on any day.

3. Bone marrow If you see someone watering outside of their permitted time, please call or email the District Office to report it to the water ambassador.




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This is a crappy time of year financially for nearly every Canadian. Taxes. We are so overtaxed in this country that it is hard for the average person to survive. How many folks had to cash in RRSP’s to cover their taxes? How many used a credit card? How many gave up any hope of a holiday? How many can’t afford a new set of tires? Or a bike for their child? Or rent, hydro, insurance, food, gas, etc.? Our country has a lot of people in financial duress. Unfortunately, none of them are in power. That is just a bunch of millionaires living on our dollars, giving our money away to other millionaires and trying to claw back another benefit or invent a new tax. How long will it keep getting worse before enough real citizens step up and work towards change? Real working Canadians that know what it is like to go from middle class to poverty thanks to our overlords, the Canadian Government.

Riddliculous Answer (From page 2) People sleep the least in February as it is the shortest month. A carrot is orange and sounds like ‘a parrot’. T. Rex can’t clap because it is extinct.

May 17-23, 2018



John Jenkins Small Town Revival Friday May 28

Eric Laroque & the Waltzing Matildas Saturday, May 19

Check Out our new Drink Menu


Leading Edge Every time someone comes up with a foolproof solution, along comes a more-talented fool.

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Camping, Fishing, Gardening or Building Our Garden Center is Fresh and Full! Beautiful 13 inch Hanging Baskets only 19.98!

Yes, summer weather has come or will be here shortly. This valley is a beautiful place to be in the summer time. I took my weekly visit to the local Invermere Thrift Store. The winter coats, sweaters, boots, mitts and scarves have been put into storage. Now the colourful summer tank tops, t-shirts, sundresses and flip flops are on the racks. As well, the store has a nice selection of colourful plastic tableware including tablecloths and napkins for your outside dining experience For the children, there are many different outside toys available for purchase. I would recommend a trip to the Thrift Store for a great bargain.

World Bee Day Bees and other pollinators are very important for human survival. More than one third of all our food is dependent on pollination and bees do the majority of it. Celebrate bees on Sunday, May 20, World Bee Day.


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Car Rally Volunteers The Rocky Mountain Rally returns May 2527. Organizers are looking for volunteers to help out with the event from May 24-28. Almost 90 marshal and radio positions need to be filled. No prior experience is needed for many of the roles, but if you have talents in marketing, PR, sponsorship or as a marshal then those skills are in demand. Perks include food, admission to special events, discounted accommodation, and exclusive access to the teams and tracks. If you like seeing cars and their teams pushed to their limits, this is the volunteer gig for you. Go to to sign up, or call Cassandra at 403-477-2325.

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It Was That Year (From page 4) In 1996, a new home cost $118,000, a car cost $16,000 and average income was $36,000. Mr. Dressup’s last show, O.J. Simpson went to trial, and Pokémon series began.

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Humility I may not be that good looking, or athletic, or talented, or funny, or smart. I forgot where I was going with this.

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Valley Culture The other day I was trying to explain how we “locals” think of the visitors who come to the valley. I’ve heard that our population explodes from 9,000 to 40,000 in the summer, and it’s understandable that there might be some resentment there, when it becomes harder to find a parking spot, or the grocery store shelves get cleaned out. But I think most of us who live here fulltime appreciate that it’s a win-win relationship: our visitors and “seasonal locals” keep us employed, they contribute the bucks that help fund our top-notch schools, parks and other services, and they remind us that we get to live in a place so beautiful that other people want to come here.

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More daylight is a good thing in most ways, but not so much when you have kids or grandkids who think sunshine means play time. An easy way to help a solarpowered kid calm down for bedtime (and sleep past sunrise) is to black out the bedroom window. Shannon’s Blinds & Designs can help you with this. Shannon offers free in-home consultations, affordable prices and highquality products with lifetime warranties. Give her a call at 342-5749 and make your life a little easier.


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May 17-23, 2018

Crocheting & Knitting for a Cause A group of talented local knitters and crocheters meets every Wednesday from 1:30 -3:30 pm in Columbia House’s activity room to create beautiful items to donate to various charitable organizations. If you like to knit or crochet and want to meet with others who share your interest, join the Happy Hands for a free, fun afternoon. I know folks who have received these handmade blankets, preemie toques and other items while going through tough times. Thank you to all the Happy Hands members who give their time and talents this way.

Where I Was The photo on page 6 is from the Rocky Mountain Rally of a couple years ago. It was incredible to see. Watch for it coming up next week in the Radium and Invermere areas.

In the Garden For gardeners, the May long weekend is considered the official start of planting season. Mother Nature won’t dare send us frost after May 20. Planting seeds and transplanting seedlings is an exercise in planning for the future. The garden looks too bare, with those little plants (or invisible seeds) spaced so far apart. But experienced gardeners know to resist planting too closely. Crowding your seeds forces them to compete for food, water and sunlight, leading to weak, leggy plants. Most plants need a good square foot (or more) of space to call their own. Even carrot and beet seeds need at least few inches of room, which means pulling out extra plants once they’ve sprouted. I guess all living things like their personal space.

First Response Defibrillators re-pulse me.

Thought-Provoking You have just purchased a $150 pair of shoes and you are walking through the park. You come across a lady yelling for help as her daughter is struggling in the water of a little lake. Are you willing to ruin your new shoes to save the girl? Most people are willing to help. But what about not buying the shoes in the first place? How about taking the $150 and donating it to a good cause? There are lots of local good causes, the Food Bank, the


Christmas Bureau and many more. 170,000 children in British Columbia live in poverty. It is not as exciting as saving someone from drowning but it is still a good thing to use your resources to help others. To the persons receiving the help, it can make a world of difference.

Happiness Spending time on Facebook is interesting as you see thousands of ‘inspirational’ sayings. It would be great if people actually even came close to following what they are posting. Regardless, a pretty nice one popped up yesterday. ‘Happiness comes from what is inside of you, not what is around you’. Re-worded I think that means that you are responsible for your own happiness. It is all about how you interpret and deal with situations. Other people can’t make you happy or sad. You choose to feel happy or sad at any given moment.

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The usual suspects

FREE LISTINGS FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS Columbia Valley Food Bank Hours Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-2 pm. 3rd Wednesday, 5:30-7 pm. 201, 7 Ave, Invermere. Museum Hours Tuesday 10 am-4 pm. Thrift Store Hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm. Invermere Library hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm. Wednesday, 10 am-8 pm. Radium Library Hours Tuesday, 6-8 pm. Wed, Thurs. 1-4 pm Saturday, 10 am–1 pm. Every Thursday Senior Walking, Edgewater Hall, 9 am. Stretch & Move, 10:30 am, Invermere Seniors Hall. Storytime at Invermere Library 10:30 am. 342-6416. Pickleball, Pineridge Courts, 1 pm. Carpet Bowling, 1:30 pm, Radium School Gym. 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. Texas Hold ’Em Invermere Legion, $35, 6:30 pm. Columbia A.A., Women, Fairmont, Lion’s Den, 7:15 pm, 250-688–6050. Karaoke at the Horsethief Creek Pub, 8 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. Baby Rhyme Time, Invermere Library, 10:30 am. Senior Walking, Radium Community Garden, 11 am. Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Seniors’ Hall 1 pm. Dinner at Invermere Legion at 6:30 pm. Bingo, Shuswap Band Hall, 7 pm. Beer Tasting, Whitehouse, 7 pm. Alcoholics Anonymous at Radium Catholic Church. 8 pm. 342-2424. 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.


Last Friday of Every Month Soup & Bun Luncheon, Edgewater Legion, noon. Every Saturday LEGO Club, Radium Library, 10 am, 347-2434. Storytime, Invermere Library 11 am. 342-6416. Pickleball, Pineridge Courts, 1 pm. Tech Support, Invermere Library, 1-4 pm. Darts, Drop-in, Invermere Legion, 4-6 pm. Climbing Wall, Laird School, 5-8 pm, 250-688-5228. Crib, Edgewater Legion, 7:30 pm. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 pm. 250-342-2424. Every Sunday Latter Day Saints’ Service, Fairmont, 10 am. 270-0299. Worship & Fellowship, Alliance Church, 10:30 am. Carpet Bowling, 1:30 pm, Radium School Gym. 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. 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. 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. Every Tuesday Pickleball, Pineridge Courts, 1 pm. Meditation, 6:30 pm, Allison, Mountain Om Yoga & Wellness Studio, by donation. 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. Last Tuesday of Each Month Free Coffee Break, Women Centre, 10 am-noon. Every Wednesday Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Seniors’ Hall 1 pm. Knitting, crocheting, Columbia Gardens, 1:30 pm. Youth Network night, Riverside Golf Resort, 6-8 pm. Fun flow taster Yoga, Radium Plaza, 778-316-6371. Crib, Invermere Seniors’ Hall, 7 pm. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 pm. 250-342-2424. 1st and 3rd Wednesday Each Month Radium Rotary, Radium Springs Golf Course, 8 am. Last Wednesday of Each Month Co-Housing Info Session, Invermere Library, 6 pm.

Monday, May 28

May 16, Wednesday Kootenay Mining History, Wilmer Hall, 7 pm. May 18, Friday Grand opening, Ullr Bar (Invermere), 4 pm. Roast Chicken Dinner, Invermere Legion, 6:30 pm. John Jenkins Small Town Revival, Station Pub. May 19, Saturday Fairmont Lions Garage Sale, 9 am-4 pm. Spring Artisan Market, CV Centre, 10 am-4 pm. Eric Laroque & the Waltzing Matildas, Station Pub. N.O.W., Horsethief Creek Pub. May 20, Sunday World Bee Day. Spring Artisan Market, CV Centre, 10 am-4 pm. Thomas Yu (pianist), Christ Church Trinity, 4 pm. May 21, Monday Bingo, Canal Flats Civic Centre, 7 pm. Jack Jackson, Horsethief Creek Pub, 7-9 pm. May 22, Tuesday Spaghetti Dinner, Christ Church Trinity, 5:30-7 pm. May 25, Friday Clash of the Titans youth soccer tournament, Invermere. Rocky Mountain Rally, Invermere & Radium. “Hallelujah” United Dance, DTSS, 6:30 pm. May 26, Saturday Paddle Palooza, free, all ages, Kinsmen Beach. Clash of the Titans youth soccer tournament, Invermere. Rocky Mountain Rally, Invermere & Radium. May 27, Sunday Clash of the Titans youth soccer tournament, Invermere. Rocky Mountain Rally, Invermere & Radium. Shoreline clean up, 10:30 am-12:30 pm (free picnic 12:30 @ Kinsmen Beach), 341-6898. May 28, Monday The Usual Suspects, Horsethief Creek Pub, 7-9 pm. May 30, Wednesday Canal Days, various events daily through June 3. June 4, Monday CV Community Foundation info, Pynelogs, 7-8 pm. June 6, Wednesday Author reading, “Mountain Blues” by Art Joyce, Invermere Library, 6:30 pm. June 9, Saturday Crafts & Collectibles Market & BBQ, WC Child Care Society fundraiser, Home Hardware, 10 am-3 pm. La Cafamore, Christ Church Trinity, 7:30 pm. June 23, Saturday Kimberley Lobster Fest,


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