Welcome Week dinner was a tasty way to kick off winter

By David F. Rooney

Attendance may not have hit the numbers its organizers hoped for, but Sunday’s Welcome to Revelstoke for newcomers and seasonal workers kick-off dinner was nonetheless a very pleasant way to spend your Sunday evening.

Oh, well, you can’t win ’em all — particularly when you’re trying to kick-start a new series of events aimed at people who don’t know the community.Organizers should just chalk it up to experience and think of ways to extend their reach to the youthful people they’re thinking about.

Here are a few photos from the event, followed by the schedule of events for the rest of the week:

Karen Ball and Sylvia Wood were among the ladies who stirred up some might tasty — but not-too-spicy — chili for the dinner kicking off the First Annual Welcome to Revelstoke Week at the Community Centre on Sunday evening. David F. Rooney photo
Denis Severino knows a good thing when he sees one and accepts a chili-salad-‘n’-bun combo from Mary Kline. David F. Rooney photo
Shirley Berg enjoys her chili and a chat with Marg and Bud Stovel. David F. Rooney photo
Amy Burton and Stephanie Clifford plays some pretty fine songs throughout the evening. Thanks ladies. David F. Rooney photo
The Welcome Week dinner gave Youth Network Liaison Megan Shandro and opportunity to hands copies of the brand-new Revelstoke Survival Guide. This handy publication has all kinds of information to make your stay — temporary or permanent — in our community a pleasant and worthwhile one. David F. Rooney photo

Monday Dec 10th– Check out the Aquatic Centre for an apres-ski soak – Pubic swim is every day anytime when the pool is open!
Tuesday Dec 11th– Roxy Theatre – Tightwad Tuesday– movie only $5 (The Life of Pi)- Free workshop – ‘Boost your immunity’ – 7 to 9 pm Revelstoke Community Centre (winter health tips)
Wed Dec 12th– Balu Yoga – Free Hot Yoga Class – 7 pm- Open Mic Night at the Last Drop 9 pm
Thursday Dec 13th– Revelstoke Forum – Puck Shooters Drop-in Hockey 11:30 am – 1 pm- Revelstoke Museum & Archives invites you to attend our Ski History Open House -11:00 am to 6:00 pm. View our new exhibit, and check out our new book. Free admission to the museum (315 First Street West)- Performing Arts Centre – 7 pm “Christmas Seasonal Sounds” – $10 (featuring the Community Band, Swing Monkeys, Cadet Band)- Darts night at the Last Drop
Friday Dec 14th– Revelstoke Forum – Puck Shooters Drop-in Hockey 11:30 am – 1 pm- Come down to Grizzly Plaza for the holiday train – free live music starts at 6 pm – donations to the Food Bank accepted.- Rev Curling Club Drop-in 7-10 pm $5- Revelstoke Forum – Grizzlies Hockey Game 7 pm

– Benoit’s Wine Bar Jam Night starts at 9 pm

Saturday Dec 15th– Free ‘Welcome Week’ Pancake Breakfast cooked by the Revelstoke Rotarians – 8 am to 10 am at the United Church Hall (3rd & Mackenzie)– An Australian Christmas – Revelstoke Museum & Archives 1 pm – 3 pm- Stoked Yoga, Sutton Place Hotel (base of RMR) – Free Apres Ski Yoga – 3:30 pm- Ski Mountaineering World Circuit Fundraiser – Live Music – Last Drop – 7 pm – 11 pm

– Revelstoke Forum – Grizzlies Hockey Game – 7 pm – 9:30 pm