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There is still space left in this coming weekend’s Parkour Camp, being held at the RSS gymnasium.
This free event aimed at young people is being held on Friday, May 22, from 3:30 pm until 6:30 pm and on Saturday, May 23, from 10 am until 4 pm.
Registration also nets you free pizza on Friday after school and lunch on Saturday
You can sign up at RSS or by shooting an e-mail to You will need to sign a waiver, which is available at the main office at RSS. However, it must be turned in by Friday!
For more information please click here to view the poster.


The City of Revelstoke Youth Advisory Committee is looking for a second youth (under 29 years of age) to sit on the committee. There are only eight meetings per year, usually held on the third Wednesday of each month at 3:30 pm at RSS. There are no meetings in March, July, August or December.
Anyone interested in filling this position should contact Megan Shandro at


If you are concerned about the proliferation of invasive species you may want to attend an upcoming forum on alien plants and animals in Salmon Arm on Thursday, May 28.
The Invasive Species Forum is being hosted by Wetlands Alliance with keynote speaker Robyn Hooper of the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS). Other speakers include Catherine Tarasoff, an adjunct professor with Thompson Rivers University’s Natural Resources Department, and representatives from the Shuswap Trail Alliance, White Lake Stewards and the Switzmalph Cultural Society. Speakers will discuss local invasive species issues, community initiatives for tackling these problems, and the effective, eco-friendly techniques used to manage these pesky invaders.
“The Columbia Shuswap region is highly interconnected with our freshwater lakes and rivers, we cannot afford to risk our water quality and ecosystem health when dealing with invasive species,” CSISS Program Assistant Laura Gaster said in a statement. “CSISS and our local community partners are looking forward to sharing some of our local experience with controlling invasive plants in our parks and backyards.”
This event takes place on Thursday, May 28, from 7 to 9 pm, at the Deo Lutheran Church, located at 1801-30th St. NE in Salmon Arm. Refreshments to follow.

For more information about this event or to book a presentation, please contact

To learn more about invasive plants in our region please visit or call 1-855-PUL-WEED (1-855-785-9333).


The 2015 Garden Guru Workshop Series is back again for its fourth year with the addition of a new Kitchen Guru component.
Workshops will run throughout the summer and it will be kicking off the season on May 21 with a session led by Stu Smith called Planting Strategies for your Garden.
This event takes place on Thursday, May 21, at the Revelstoke United Church starting at 7 pm. A suggested donation of $5 – $10 will get you in the door.