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May
6
Sat
Winlaw Water Day Sat. May 6, 2017 @ Mama Sita's Restaurant
May 6 all-day
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The Festival of Water is back!
Free admission!
Parade ! May Pole !
Market ! All Day Live Music!
Let’s give thanks and praises,come together and have a great time!!
Line up so far:
The Andrew Cook Band
Chipko Jones
Niko Paper Cups
Cold Mountain Air
The Slocan Valley Samba Band
Tenise
Dazza
In The Sticks
Lady Humble
The Sophistocrats
Soniko
Evan Kinsella
John Heath
Justin Tydeman
demo by Dances of Universal Peace
Steven Lee
Kalki Visnuyana
more TBA

Located downtown Winlaw in the heart of the Slocan valley Mama Sita’s Cafe has something for every taste.Fabulous food,friends and fiesta. 250-226-7070
Affordable dining with emphasis on locally sourced food and produce.
Child friendly & family oriented.

2017 Big Air Band & Lip Sync Contest @ Silverton Memorial Hall
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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Coming to the Slocan Valley Saturday, May 6, 2017

7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at the Silverton Memorial Hall

Registration Form available for download HERE.

Brought to you by the Slocan Lake Gallery Society and Slocan District Chamber of Commerce

Air Band is your chance to perform like your favourite rock star! Individuals or groups perform their song with choreographed dance moves and lip syncing to the original artists. Be wild! Be adventurous! Get your act together today!

Registration will be open from April 3 – 20, 2017. Registration fee is $5 / person competing. Forms and information available at New Market Foods or online 2017 Air Band Registration Form.

All ages and abilities welcome.

Song time limit is 4 minutes maximum. You provide the music – songs in mp3 or CD format are required. All types of music welcome but no obscenities permitted (this is an all-ages show). The SDCC reserves the right to refuse any song that is not appropriate for the activity.

Make your own instruments; no real instruments allowed. Instruments not required.
All contestants will perform their act Saturday, April 29, 2016 at a technical rehearsal between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Silverton Memorial Hall. You will be notified of your specific time by Wednesday, April 26.

All contestants will perform their act at a Saturday, May 6, 2016 at a dress rehearsal starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Silverton Memorial Hall. Performers will be notified of their rehearsal time by May 3. Contestants are required to return to the Hall by 7:00 p.m. for the competition.

Contestants will be judged on: Costume, Choreography, Lip-Sync Ability, and Overall Performance. There will be cash prizes in adult and kids categories for 1st ($100), 2nd ($50), and 3rd ($25) places as determined by a panel of 3 judges. An additional prize will be awarded for Audience Favourite.

Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for youth under 16. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults, $10 for youth. No charge for children under 6. Volunteers are needed!

This is a fundraiser for the Slocan District Chamber of Commerce (SDCC) and its community projects. Thank you for your support! Box 448, New Denver, BC V0G 1S0

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
9
Sun
Eat-The-Garden Tour July 9, 2017
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Eat-The-Garden Tour  ~West Kootenay Events
A SLOCAN MAKER, BAKER, GROWER TOUR | July 9, 10am-4pm, Slocan Valley
This year the West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op are putting their very own KOOTENAY-FOOD-LOVERS spin on the Slocan Valley Art & Garden tour! We dipped our toes in and organized a hugely successful tour last year, and this year we are making it a little more delicious!
It will be the same great day of art and garden awe you’ve come to expect over the years, but with more farms and amazing food offerings at each site this year! We are rounding up the region’s most talented food crafters and teaming them up with local farms and gardens to offer you a delicious day of hand crafted everything!
If you are a crafter, maker, baker or grower, then mark your calendar for Sunday, July 9th! The garden tour attracts hundreds of art and garden enthusiast each year, and we curate garden locations that truly allow your art, craft & food offerings to shine and entice waves of visitors all day long! Sign up to participate today.
Slocan Valley Farmers — We’d love to add you to the map! You’ll be match you with a food vendor who can serve up some of your seasonal offerings in style! Show off your green thumb and market your products, what a day for a farm stand sale!
Gardeners – Let’s accent your stunning yard with art and food and festivities. Everyone loves a new addition to the map, so shake off your shyness and open up your yard to the wonder of respectful explorers.
Artists & Crafters— This is the perfect day to show off your works to a huge and diverse community. You must be the crafter / maker in order to vend (no re-sellers please) and we’ll ensure your matched with only a small selection of complimentary artisans at an ideal site for your showing of work. Diverse mediums are always welcome, and we’re open to musical additions also.
Food Vendors – We’d love to team you up with a farm you can source some ingredients from to offer visitor a true taste of the garden they are exploring. You’ll need to be self-powered units in most cases, but we do have a few site that can accommodate access to power. Don’t wait to long as we are only booking 1 food vendor per site to ensure your day is a success! (Last year we welcomed over 400 visitors to the tour)
Those interested in participating, please contact; info@kootenayfood.com | Dayna 250-355-0055 | But don’t wait long, space is limited!

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!