This past fall, in partnership with Revelstoke Bear Aware, many Revelstoke Local Food Initiative volunteers gleaned heaps of fruit to decrease wildlife attractants in our town.
Then they went to work in the kitchen and preserved those fruits as canned plums and canned applesauce. To help the Gleaning Project continue to run next year they are now selling those preserves as a fundraiser at this week’s Winter Market at the Rec Centre on Thursday, December 17.
“We need volunteers to sell the jars of fruit for one hour shifts from 12 – 5pm,” the LFI said in an e-mail on Monday, December 14. If you can spare some time to help out please send them an a-mail at email@example.com to help out.
The jars make a welcome gift for hostesses, friends and family. You can also make a donation to the Revelstoke Local Food Initiative to help keep the Gleaning Project running annually.
Gleaning unused fruit removes a very potent wildlife attractant, decreasing the frequency of bears in our town and therefore decreasing the number of bears that become “problems” and need to be destroyed.
Got a special Christmas wish for friends, family, an organization you admire or just a Merry Christmas or Season’s Greetings to the community at large?
If you do, send it to The Revelstoke Current and I’ll post it on the Christmas Wishes page for everyone to enjoy at no cost.
Your special wish can be text-only or a photo or graphic. Please ensure that there is adequate information provided with your image. Please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here, courtesy of Maggie Spizzirri, is a list of the winning Window Display and Window Painting Contest winners from Moonlight Madness:
- Style Trends
- Revy Outdoors
- Your Office
- Big Mountain Kitchen
People’s Choice Winners
Window Display: Style Trends
Window Painting: Emo’s
The WorkBC Employment Services Centre at 117 Campbell Avenue is holding an open house in celebration of the Winter Solstice on Friday, December 18, from 1:30 pm until 4 pm.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided and staff will be on hand to answer all of your employment-related questions.
Don’t forget that the CP Rail Holiday Train is rolling into town on Wednesday, December 17, at 3:35 pm with Jim Cuddy, Devin Cuddy and Kelly Prescott scheduled to perform from 3:45 until 4:15 pm.
This is a major event in support of the Revelstoke Food Bank and everyone is encouraged to bring a donation of food or cash when they come to watch the show in the Rail Yard on Victoria Road. Click here to see the Holiday Train schedule.
After the show why not drop by the Railway Museum at 5 pm for its annual Christmas Social? Click here for more information.
Speaking of the Food Bank, EZ Rock — assisted by Jacobson Ford, Cooper’s and RCU Insurance — is going to try and fill the back of a truck with donated food items on Friday, December 18.
This event is going on all day and everyone who cares is encouraged to drop something off at the truck in the parking lot at Alpine Village Mall. You won’t be able to miss it. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even end up on air wit host Shaun Aquiline!
Click here for more information.
The Columbia Basin Trust is giving away its beautiful CD-sized desk calendars. The calendars showcase the beauty and wonder of the Columbia Basin through images taken by residents from around our region. Click here for more information.