It’s Welcome Week! We’re glad you’re here!


By David F. Rooney

Welcome Week — Revelstoke’s annual effort to make newcomers feel… well… welcome and comfortable within the community is set to begin this Sunday, November 23 with the always-popular Community Dinner.

Mmmmm. A home-style lasagna dinner produced by Glen Cherlet of Begbie BBQ for just $5 a plate — how can you beat that? Well, when you’re young and new to town you can’t. And there are vegetarian options for those who crave them.

This event will be accompanied by music and plenty of good cheer. It starts at 5 pm and runs until 7:30 in the United Church basement at 314 Mackenzie Avenue.

This is the third year that Welcome Week has been offered at the beginning of the winter and it’s a heck of a great idea as it offers a way for the many people who come here for the season to meet other folks just like them and learn about our community.

“It’s important to be connected and Welcome Week is the perfect vehicle for helping newcomers not only meet each other but older residents, too,” says Social Development Coordinator Jill Zacharias.

Welcome Week features some pretty cool programs and if you’re not sure how to get around town the community transit system can get you where you need to go for free all week. Unfortunately, this does not include the resort shuttle. But if you need to know how to get somewhere in town check the transit schedule at City Hall or the Community Centre.

If you have kids with you there are always a lot of activities for children in Revelstoke. Please click here for more information on that.

Here’s a quick list of everything on offer this week; many of these events are free but there are admission prices for some. Please click here to see all the details, meanwhile for just a sneak peek scroll on down:

Monday, November 24

Revy Crash Course – 10 am to 3 pm – Business and Visitor Information Centre Board Room, 301 Victoria Rd. W. Everything you need to know about Revelstoke and more.

Zumba! – 4 to 5:30 pm at the Community Centre

Presentation and Q&A Awareness & Prevention of injuries from Skiing and Riding on hill and in the Backcountry. 7 pm at Helios Rehabilitation & Performance, #5-1605 Victoria Rd. No preregistration required.

Tuesday, November 25

Yoga – Welwinds Therapeutic Spa, 509 4th St. East. Check out for class schedule.

Popcorn & a movie – 2 pm at the WorkBC Employment Centre, 117 Campbell Ave.

Tightwad Tuesday at the Roxy Movie Theatre, 115 Mackenzie Ave.

Wednesday, November 26

Trans-Canada Fitness – 502 2nd St. West. Drop in anytime today to work out and explore the facility.

Brown Bag Lunch Historical Talk on Revelstoke’s contribution to Canada’s Second World War Effort – 12:15 to 1 pm at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives, 315 First St. W.

Volunteer Fair – 4 pm to 7 pm at the Community Centre. Volunteering can enrich your life!

Movies in the Mountains – Tracks – an Australian desert adventure – 7:30 pm at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre, 1007 Vernon Ave.

Bowling Night at the Cabin, 200 1st St. East.

Thursday, November 27

Revy Crash Course – 10 am to 3 pm – Business and Visitor Information Centre Board Room 301 Victoria Rd.

Cycle/TRX Class – 4 pm at Revelution Fitness, 113 2nd St. East.

Warren Miller Movie Night – Showings at 5:00 pm & 8 pm. At the Village Idiot Bar & Grill, 306 Mackenzie Ave.

Toonie Swim at the Revelstoke Aquatic Centre – pool admission only $2 between 6:30 & 8 pm.

Friday, November 28

Ski History Talk & Museum Tour – 2 pm at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives, 315 First St. W.

Yoga – 4:30 pm at Balu Yoga & Wellness. 414 1st St. West.

Stoke FM Open House – 6 to 9 pm, #201 – 111 Second St. E. Come & see the studio, send out a ‘shout’ on the air, learn how to create your own show, and find out about volunteering at our community radio station!

Moonlight Madness – Join friends and neighbours for an evening of downtown shopping, hot deals and festivities. 6 pm to 10 pm.

Saturday, November 29

OPENING DAY at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Children’s Trackside Christmas Party – at the Revelstoke Railway Museum, 719 Track Street West from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. No pre-registration is required.

Snowflake Wine Festival – 7 pm to 10 pm at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, 2050 Camozzi Rd. Ski Club Fundraiser.

Comedian Roman Danylo Live – 7:30 pm at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre, 1007 Vernon Ave. High energy, light-hearted and edgy. A variety comedy show with sketch, stand-up, improv.

This is your big opportunity to find out more about Revelstoke and to have a good time while you’re at it. Make the most of it!