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With Gay Pride being celebrated in a big way in places like Toronto and Seattle, Revelstoke is having its own modest Pride party on Thursday, June 26, at Castle Joe Books from 7 pm until 9 pm.

With a drop-in fee of $2, there will be snacks and refreshments for all members of the local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Questioning community who’d care to drop by for the Rainbow Mustaches and Tiny Top Hats Party.

“This is a safe place where people that are LGBTQQ/ALLIES can come together to enjoy each others company,” said the organizer.

Toronto is hosting the World Pride Party and Seattle has the Trans-Pride event.

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It’s almost time to celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday!

Canada Day is next Tuesday, July 1, and Revelstoke will celebrate it in time-honoured fashion with a parade through the downtown core followed by music, bocce games and other activities at Queen Elizabeth Park.

The parade gets under way from the Provincial Court House at 12 and runs until 1 pm. This year’s theme is the 100th anniversary of Mount Revelstoke.


There’s no need for kids to be bored this summer. There will be a lot of funny business going on at the Revelstoke Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library for kids aged 5 to 12. And best of all – it’s free!

Registration in the Okanagan Regional Library Summer Reading Club includes an awesome reading log, chances to win great prizes, lots of special events including magician Leif David, and great programs in the library to help your kids enjoy the world of reading. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Club is Funny Business and the librarians have developed a summer full of opportunities for your kids to laugh out loud.

There’s also a draw for a panting by local artist David F. Rooney. The draw is only open to children who register for the Summer Readiong Club, and their families.

Here are some of the activities lined up this summer:

July 9 from 2 to 3 pm
Funny science experiments for the mad scientist in all of us…

July 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 am
Magician Leif David from Ali K. Zam Productions performs some amazing tricks

July 23 from 2 to 3 pm
Participate in the Laugh Olympics and play some cooperative games!

July 30 from 2 to 3 pm
Learn how to make your own yucky slime!

August 6 & 13 from 2 to 4 pm
The Phizzwhizzingly Wacky World of Roald Dahl. With Anita Hallewas from the Revelstoke Theatre Company.

August 13 from 6 pm
SRC members perform an original play followed by a medal ceremony for all SRC participants. There is also a volunteer-appreciation and wind-up party

You can register your kids by phone at 250-837-5095 or drop into the Revelstoke Branch at 605 Campbell Avenue (in the Revelstoke Community Centre).

If you are travelling around a bit this summer you should know that kids are welcome to drop in at any branch of the ORL to take out books, get stickers on their reading logs and participate in the special events. Please note that some events require preregistration because of space restraints. Please call the branch to preregister your child.

For more information about these and other great programs at your local library, please visit