Here’s a sure sign that autumn is nearly here: the good ladies of St. Francis of Assisi are getting ready for their famous Homemade Apple Pie Sale.
This mouth-watering event is being held on Tuesday, September 29 and Wednesday, September 30 at the Parish Hall on MacKenzie Avenue.
Their delicious pies go for $10 each but you have to order them in advance by calling Marisa at 250-837-4139.
Don’t miss out on this scrumptious Revelstoke tradition. Please click here to view the poster.
The 2015 Jim Ottenbreit Memorial Golf Tournament is fast approaching.
This four-person mixed scramble and horse race is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, with a shotgun start at 9 am.
There’s an entry fee of $260 per four-person team and that gets you terrific golf, dinner, hole prizes, draw prizes, the horse race and an evening social.
Registration is from 7:30 am until 8:30 am on Saturday but the organizers would appreciate it if interested golfers would let them know their intentions by Wednesday. The number to call is 250-837-4276.
Here’s some very interesting sports news: Six of the children invited to join Squash BC’s first Interior Regional Development Team are from Revelstoke.
“These regional teams are set up to provide high performance training at a regional level, to monitor the progress of players and to feed the Provincial Teams,” says Kevin Dorrius of the Racquet Den.
“There were 9 kids invited by Squash BC to join the interior team (only 8 accepted the invitations as one player from Vernon declined the invitation due to an injury), and 6 were Revelstoke players.”
The local players named to the squad, listed from youngest to oldest, are: Ryan Howe (Boys U11), Austin DesMazes (Boys U13), Sophie Dorrius (Girls U13), Julia Dorrius (Girls U15), Amelia Brown (Girls U15) and Conner McCabe (Boys U17).
“So out of the entire Interior of BC, 6 of the 9 top juniors were from our club, as well as one each from Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton,” he said.
“What is even more exciting is that the first training camp for the Interior Development Squad will be in Revelstoke September 19 and 20.”
He said Squash BC is sending two provincial coaches to work with the team.
This is BC Disability Employment Month and WorkBC Revelstoke is raising public awareness about employment and disabilities by hosting Victoria Maxwell’s award winning one-woman show, Funny, You Don’t Look Crazy, at the Performing Arts Centre at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 22.
This performance is free, however donations will be gratefully accepted on behalf of the Revelstoke Awareness and Outreach Program (RAOP).
This is a free event with thanks from WorkBC Revelstoke to WCG Services, Revelstoke Arts Council, Revelstoke Community Foundation, Revelstoke Credit Union and Columbia Basin Trust for financial assistance.
Please click here to view the poster.
This coming weekend will be an exciting one for many families as the 18th Annual Little Bear Soccer Tournament that kicks off on Saturday, September 12.
A record 63 teams from across BC and Alberta will be vying for soccer glory on football pitches across the city during this two-day tourney. The previous record was 44, which was set last year.
Organizer Alan Chell said “there are lots from Canmore, Calgary, Cranbrook, Columbia Valley, Williams Lake, Shuswap, one from St. Paul, Alberta, a few from Vernon, Castlegar, Trail and Nelson.”
This weekend will also see the Canadian Cancer Society’s first Slopes for Hope event downtown with a Kid’s Box Car Race for children between the ages of four and 12.
Registration costs $5 and entry packages are available at Legend ‘n’ Heroes. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 9.
Please click here to view the poster.
The races will be held downtown on MacKenzie Avenue.
St. John Ambulance is launching the first blended, online and in-class Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course. Students can prepare for an exciting and rewarding career in emergency and pre-hospital care – all in less time than competing programs.
According to a statement from the 132-year-old society, EMR training provides “fundamental medical training for those entering pre-hospital emergency care and emergency response occupations such as paramedicine, fire and rescue services, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and industrial workplace response. It equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be the first on the scene – to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury, trauma, and sudden illness.
“The ability to help someone in distress, in a moment that might be the darkest and most terrifying of their lives – is a pretty incredible feeling,” Laurence Cheng, an active-duty paramedic in BC, said in the statement. “It’s just a feeling that money can’t buy. “
The program combines 30 hours of guided online study with 70 hours of hands-on, in-class training. By offering the flexibility of a guided online learning component with in-class training primarily focused on practical skills, students spend one week less in-class than in competing programs. Plus, the course is the only province-wide 10-day, in-class, EMR program with no prerequisites.
Skills that St. John Ambulance EMR students will learn include the following:
- Multiple casualty incidents and incident command:
- Vehicle stabilization and patient extrication:
- Pulse oximetry and blood glucose:
- Pharmacology and drug administration:
- Psychological and crisis interventions;
- Agricultural and industrial emergencies;
- Oxygen therapy and airway management;
- Traumatic injury management;
- Severe bleeding management;
- Spinal management;
- Pediatric emergencies;
- Legal and ethical issues;
- Anatomy and physiology; and
- IV maintenance.
EMR training is scheduled to be offered in Vernon this fall. For more information, visit www.sja.ca.
If you’re heading east on the Trans-Canada Highway you’ll likely spot something new near Golden — a billboard erected by the non-profit Wolf Awareness Group.
“The billboard (supported by the Animal Alliance of Canada) is intended to bring exposure to BC’s aerial gunning experiment and lackadaisical hunting and trapping regulations, alerting visitors and residents alike to the mistreatment of this highly intelligent and social species,” says Sadie Parr, executive director of Wolf Awareness.
“More than just pretty pictures, these iconic animals contribute to critical natural processes such as carbon storage, disease control, stream morphology, vegetation growth, mesopredator control, and more. BC is one of the last great places that remain where wolves can still live as nature intended: there is diversity in the gene pool, a healthy wild population, and large tracts of land that still support predator-prey dynamics as part of a functioning ecosystem. However, these wild places are becoming islands of extinction as human pressures continue to encroach upon them.”
Please click here for more information about BC’s wolf population and the BC Liberal government’s killing program.