Community news briefs…

Got some old house paint you’d like to get rid of? Well you can do that and — at the same time — help celebrate Revelstoke’s very first Habitat for Humanity project.

The H4H Paint It UP celebration is being held at Queen Elizabeth Park on Wednesday, July 3, from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm.

You can paint the actual building materials to be used in the Hunt family’s home renovation in any way you feel inspired.

There will be a good-wishes signature plywood sheet and special kid’s sheet for people to sign.

The Home for the Hunts project is collaboration between Habitat for Humanity Kelowna and the Revelstoke Community Housing Society. The project will renovate Pauline and Simon Hunt’s home to enlarge it and make it wheelchair accessible as Pauline copes with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

The renovation is financed with generous local donations.

Please click here to view the poster.


The Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s board gave first reading to Electoral Area ‘B’ Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 850-3 and Rural Revelstoke Land Use Amendment Bylaw No. 2224.

The redesignation and rezoning would permit an 11-bedroom, 669 square metre heli-lodge, helipad and parking lot to be allowed on the property located on Highway 23 South, Revelstoke.

The bylaws will be forwarded to other agencies for referral. When comments are received from these referral agencies, a revised report, along with all comments will be forward to the Board.

At that time the Board will decide whether or not to proceed to second reading and a public hearing.


If you like the Three Stooges, then you’ll love this Friday’s Vintage Film Night at the Nickelodeon Museum on First Street West,

You’ll be treated to the Three Stooges in No Census, No Feeling (1940), and a later one of theirs, A Missed Fortune from 1952.

There will also be an episode of The Danny Kaye Show from 1953 featuring rare footage of Cass Elliott, later to become the female lead singer in the Mamas and the Papas, with her first group, The Big Three, and Jo Stafford with husband Paul Weston and his orchestra as the musical entertainment, together with several sketches by Danny and his friends.

My Little Margie ran weekly on US TV from 1952 until 1956, with 165 episodes in all. This one from 1953 is Chubby Little Margie, in which Gale Storm (Margie) decides she does not want to go to a ball with the son of one of her father’s clients so dresses up in an inflatable suit so that he won’t want to go with her!

It’s all good fun from a more innocent age and you can enjoy it — maybe even stroll down memory lane — on Friday, June 28.

The shows start at 7 pm at the Nickelodeon Museum at 111 First Street West. You can reserve a seat in advance by calling 250-837-5250. Tickets are $5 at the door.


Local RCMP officers raised $5,000 for Trees for Tots through their annual golf tournament, held this year on June 7.

“Despite the wet weather the turnout was great,” Cpl. Thomas Blakney said in a statement released on Wednesday.

“On behalf of the Revelstoke RCMP we would like to thank not only those who attended but those donated and those who volunteered.”