Tthe Vancouver Canucks mascot, Fin, will be at Grizzly Plaza on Saturday, April 18, at 3 pm for a fast Stanley Cup Playoffs promo.
They will be meeting up with EZ Rock’s Shaun Aquiline and his intrepid pet, Milo the Community Dog.
Shaun told The Current that Fin is in town with a CTV camera crew and won’t be here long — just untilo 3:30 — but you should “bring the kids down get some photos and share with CTV why you are a Canucks fan!”
Need kids clothing and toys? Or perhaps you’ve got some you’d like to unload; well you can do that at the Spring Children’s Clothing and Toy Exchange at Begbie View Elementary School this Saturday, April 18.
All items must be clean and in good condition. The exchange — and, yes, it is an exchange; no money changes hands — takes place between 9 am and 11:30 am.
Items can be dropped off early to Room 121.
Please click here to view the poster.
After that perhaps you’d like to enjoy a cup of tea at the annual St. Francis Spring Tea in the church’s parish hall at 510 Mackenzie Avenue from 1 pm until 3 pm Saturday afternoon. This event features tea tables, culinary table, raffles and live music. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 5 to 12. Everyone is welcome
BC Book Prize finalists Kevin Chong and Heather Tekavec will be at the Revelstoke branch of the Okanagan Regional Library on Tuesday, April 21, at 7 pm.
Kevin Chong is the author of Northern Dancer: The Legendary Horse That Inspired a Nation (Viking), which is shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. Heather Tekavec wrote Stop, Thief! (Kids Can Press), which is shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize.
All book lovers are invited to meet these award-nominated members of the BC literary community and purchase signed books at this free public event.
For more information please contact the library at 250-837-5095.
The Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society is sponsoring a webinar on Monday, April 20, at 10 am that should interest everyone interested in the threat of aquatic invasive species (AIS).
This webinar will provide an overview of the importance of addressing AIS in the Columbia Basin as well as the draft AIS Framework for developing a coordinated AIS program.
In 2014, a collaborative partnership was developed between Columbia Basin Trust and the four regional invasive plant committees within the Columbia Basin (Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee, East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council, Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society and the North West Invasive Plant Council) to develop a strategic approach to Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention and management.
Juliet Craig of Silverwing Ecological Consulting has been developing this Framework under the guidance of a regional Steering Committee. She is presenting the proposed AIS Program Framework in order to provide opportunities for comments and feedback.
Please click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5399441384830086914 to register for this free webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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Local creative writers may want to pencil this onto their calendars: The twelfth annual Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival happens May 15-17 at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Okanagan College in Salmon Arm.
This year’s presenter lineup includes Kelsey Attard, Gail Bowen, Brian Brett, Norma Charles, Margaret Curelas, Anne DeGrace, Charles de Lint, Gary Fjellgaard, Grant Lawrence, Kathryn Para, Jodie Renner, Harold Rhenisch, and Louise Wallace.
Among the events associated with this festival is the May 15 Coffee House with author readings and the lyrical music of Juno Award winner and Hall of Fame songwriter Gary Fjellgaard. The Saturday Night Banquet also features Gary, as well as vocal entertainment provided by Charles de Lint, MaryAnn Harris, and popular CBC personality and author Grant Lawrence.
Check out the festival website at wordonthelakewritersfestival.com for festival rates, workshops, presenter bios, bursaries, and the highly- acclaimed Blue Pencil Café.
The Revelstoke Derailers, the Forestry Workers, the Revelstoke Football Club and the Vintage Car have all been granted licences to sell alcohol during their upcoming special events.
The Derailers’ roller derby bouts are on May 2, June 13 and July 25 from at the Revelstoke Forum.
The Revelstoke Football Club is sponsoring the Big Bear Classic soccer tournament on June 26 at Queen Elizabeth Park.
The Vintage Car Club is holding its Mountain Paradise show ’n’ shine at the Community Centre on June 13.
The Forest Workers’ Timber Days event is being held on September 12 at Centennial Park.
The licences are subject to the following conditions:
- Provision of $3 million in liability insurance with the City of Revelstoke named as additional insured;
- Security plans approved by the RCMP;
- A Designated Driver Program in place;
- Proof of ‘Serving it Right Certification’ by the event organizer;
- Fencing around beer garden area; and
- All other forms and approval as required by the Liquor Commission of BC must be in place.