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Jun
25
Sun
Random Acts of Creativity on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail @ Slocan Valley Rail Trail
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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RANDOM ACTS OF CREATIVITY TAKE OVER THE SLOCAN VALLEY RAIL TRAIL

On Sunday, June 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Slocan Valley Rail Trail will be the place to experience “Random Acts of Creativity”. For that day, the Slocan Valley Community Arts Council and the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society have formed a unique partnership to celebrate Canada150. The day will involve recognizing our valley’s place in history, reaching from deep into our past up to the living history we create every day.
Two special live musical performances, displays of artists work, interactive creative art exploration, art installations and wilderness walks are just some of the wide range of activities which will be taking place around five ‘hubs’ along the 50 km long Rail Trail that connects us all. Walk, dance, or ride your way along the route to take in the adventure of Slocan Valley living at its artistic finest. Of course, there’ll be plenty of Canada150 birthday cake along the way!
The northernmost hub of the event will be at the Owl Park, just outside of the Village of Slocan. From 10:30 to noon, the Slocan Valley Early Childhood Society and CBAL will be hosting a Storywalk and activities for children. Of course, there will be cake, and don’t be surprised if you see some local art work on display.
Further south, the next hub will be at the Perrys Siding Trailhead and the Threads Guild Building where you’ll find the Vallican Whole Choir at 11 a.m., performing a selection of classic Canadiana songs such as Land of the Silver Birch and sing-along favourites. An art installation will be erected and there will be displays of pottery, paintings and books by area artists to enjoy.
Continuing south, the Winlaw Station Trailhead will be a busy place. Located across from Winlaw School, the Slocan Valley Community Band will be playing their final performance of the season at 1 p.m. The Slocan Historical Society will be there, dressed in period costume, with an information table sharing some valley history. A Sand Sculpture will be on display along with the work of several artists.
Just north of Winlaw, opposite Winlaw Nature Park, students from Winlaw School will have created a large Wildflower mural. Make sure to check it out! And just south of Winlaw, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be an information display of the Stream Restoration Project being developed by the Slocan Valley Streamkeepers at the Crooked Horn Farm.
The Slocan Park area hub, located across from the Co-op, will feature pottery displays, Plein Air Painting and the work of local artists.
The southernmost gathering spot for Random Acts of Creativity is at the Crescent Valley Trailhead, by the Crescent Valley Bridge. Kids will be making Forest Walk Bracelets and a Community Interactive Nature Art Project will be on-going.
It’ll be a busy day, with much to experience! A limited number of event maps will be at several locations throughout the Valley to help you on your way, or you can visit www.slocanvalleyrailtrail.ca or the Rail Trail Facebook page to find a copy of the map to help plan your adventure.
The event has been made possible with support from the Columbia Basin Trust, Heritage Credit Union and the Slocan Valley Community Arts Council as well as the tireless work of a large group of volunteers.

Jul
14
Fri
Unity Music Festival- 2017 @ Slocan Beach
Jul 14 11:45 pm
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FAMILY MUSIC FESTIVAL IN SLOCAN, BRITISH COLUMBIA
July 14-16, 2017

Unity Music Festival is a sweet music fest in a small mountain village on the shores of beautiful Slocan Lake, B.C.

International and Canadian artists perform on the beach, joined by talented, local musicians, dancers and colourful characters.

With two stages, a kids’ zone, workshops, live art, good food, and dancing right on the swimming beach of Slocan City, this Family Music Festival is not to be missed! Kids 12 and under are free.

Enjoy breathtaking views of Valhalla Park while you dance to a wide range of music, including reggae, world beats, folk, and electronica.

Many people set up camping spots in Slocan City. Others prefer to rent a summer cottage or B&B during their stay. You can bring your own snacks or visit the many delicious food vendors available.

Be sure to bring your bathing suit and have a dip in Slocan Lake. It’s some of the best swimming in North America.
https://www.unitymusicfestival.ca/schedule/

Aug
19
Sat
MS Bike – West Kootenay Glacier Challenge @ Greer Park, New Denver
Aug 19 5:00 pm
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Will you accept the challenge? Experience this epic loop around the glacier, along with the best the Kootenays have to offer. Epic views, fabulous food, incredible volunteers – they all come together to create an amazing experience.

“It’s ALWAYS a great ride! It is so well organized and staffed with such an incredible crew of volunteers. It is the highlight of our summer to come ride this MS Bike Tour.” ~ Joe, AB

The West Kootenay Glacier Challenge is an extraordinary two day MS Bike road tour that loops around the Kokanee Glacier in the Selkirk Mountains, from New Denver to Slocan, to Kaslo, and back to New Denver with an overnight in Nelson.

Show your support for people living with multiple sclerosis by taking on this amazing challenge and cycling 222 kilometers over two days. We’ll provide the rest stops, food, and entertainment, and you can enjoy the epic scenery along the way. Don’t think you can ride the full distance? Check out our Relay Option – all the fun, half the distance!

All the money raised by this event goes to the MS Society of Canada to fund programs and services for people affected by MS; as well as to support vital research for improved treatments and to find a cure.

Accept the challenge today. Register, and together we will end MS!