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If you like mountain biking and/or building trails The Roxy has a special event on Thursday, June 11, that you definitely won’t want to miss: A one-day-only screening of Scott Secco’s acclaimed film Builders.

This full-length video debuted in late May and is now on an international tour. The film examines the art and science of trail building through the eyes of some of the most respected trail builders and mountain biking’s best riders. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the film will be shown at 7 pm and 9 pm.

Activate the Vimeo player below to get a taste of the film.


BC Hydro is hosting an open house at the Community Centre to provide information about its operations and programs/activities in the Revelstoke area.
Information will be provided about the operation of all area facilities including Mica and Revelstoke Dams and expected summer Kinbasket and Arrow Lakes Reservoir levels, Columbia River Water Use Plan projects and the addition of new turbines at Mica Dam and Revelstoke.
The open house is being held on Thursday, June 11, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm.
Hydro’s Community liaison, Jennifer Walker-Larson, made a presentation to Council about the utility’s operations here. Please click here to watch her presentation in PDF form.


If you’re disturbed by the provincial government’s willingness to slaughter BC wolves as a way to help the mountain caribou then you’ll certainly want to attend the Wolf Awareness Inc. presentation at the United Church on Tuesday, June 23, featuring biologist and conservation photographer Brad Hill.
The presentation, entitled BC’s Wolf Cull: Science meets Ethics, Ecology and Politics starts at 6:30 and will run until 8:30 pm. Admission is free.


Leading up to the third anniversary (July 12 and 13) of the tragic 2012 landslides in Johnson’s Landing, author Amanda Bath is touring with her new memoir, Disaster in Paradise: The Landslides in Johnson’s Landing (Harbour Publishing, $22.95). She will be giving talks and presentations throughout the Kootenays to commemorate what the community lost and to help all British Columbians learn how to read the signs of an oncoming natural disaster. She will be at Grizzly Book & Serendipity Shop on Monday, June 15 at 5 pm for a book signing. Admission is free.
Disaster in Paradise is the first book about the 2012 Johnson’s Landing landslides — two natural disasters that devastated the picturesque Kootenay Lake community. The landslides made national headlines. Author Amanda Bath’s house was flattened by the first slide only an hour after she left the area, and when she returned less than twenty-four hours later to try to rescue her cat, she had less than a minute of warning before a second landslide completely buried what remained of her home.


Students interested in politics can now apply online for the 2OL5-2OL6 sessions of the Forum for Young Canadians, which includes a week in Ottawa.
The Forum’s learning program lasts nine months. For three months prior to and six months after their week in Ottawa youth can engage in continued learning and expanding their networks through virtual activities.
A statement from the organization said participating youths will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the national decision-making process in Canada and its history;
  • Gain insight into Canadian politics and public affairs;
  • Share ideas and acquire tools for community engagement;
  • Enhance leadership and second official language skills;
  • Network with other young leaders and organizations from across the country;
  • Represent a school and community at a national youth Forum;
  • Travel to Ottawa and experience the richness of Parliament Hill; and
  • Have a rewarding, exceptional and memorable expenence.

“Active citizenship amongst our youth is even more important with the upcoming election (expected this October),” said a statement from the Forum. “A key component of the Forum program is to inspire and support youth in engaging in the voting process in Canada. Through Forum’s online presence, youth can access information and projects aimed at increasing their understanding of federal elections and engaging.”
For more information and to apply please visit the Forum’s website.