Events Calendar

Annual Events

New Denver May Days 

Winlaw Water Day Festival

Slocan Valley Art & Garden Tour 

Slocan Valley Annual Soccer Tournament

Canada Day Celebration in Silverton

Josh Evin Kootenay Skate Jam at Slocan Skate Park

Valley of the Ghosts Music Festival in Sandon

Christmas Craft Fair at the Slocan Legion Hall


Upcoming Local Events

Jan
23
Mon
Workshops for charities and non-profits in the Slocan Valley #2 @ Threads Guild Hall
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Getting Grants by Building Win-Win Partnerships

Attend the workshop that suits you best. Dates & Locations:

New Denver: Knox Hall Perry Siding: Threads Guild Hall (Perry’s Back Road)
Monday January 16, 2017 Monday January 23, 2017
7 – 9 p.m. 7 – 9 p.m.

There will be a brief update on the work of the Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society and the projects we have funded thus far through the Slocan Valley Legacy Fund.

The workshop will focus on how non-profit societies can partner with registered charities to get grants and how registered charities can increase their capacity to undertake great projects by partnering with non-profits.

The Osprey Community Foundation manages and holds the Slocan Valley Legacy Fund and is the entity that actually makes the grants from our Fund.
As a registered charity and a public foundation, Canada Revenue Agency regulations require that Osprey can only fund projects put forward by registered charities. Thus the Slocan Valley Legacy Fund can only fund registered charities.

But that doesn’t mean the wonderful non-profit societies that so enrich our communities can’t get grants, they just have to PARTNER with a charity or other qualified donee as determined by CRA. This workshop will look at forming win-win relationships that benefit both the non-profit and the charity: as with dating, there has to be a good match!

We’ll discuss how groups can lay out their relationship with an Agency Agreement, a letter that clearly articulates how the project will get done and establishes financial accountability.

Each workshop will also feature a panel discussion of folks from local charities who will share best practices, what works and what doesn’t work
, and share their perspectives.

Mark your calendar now and plan to attend. More information is posted on our Facebook Page: Slocan Valley Legacy Fund and there will be ads in the upcoming Valley Voice and Pennywise.

Presented by the Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society

Feb
1
Wed
Slocan Valley Wildfire Protection and Climate Change- New Denver @ Knox Hall
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

How will climate change affect us in the Slocan Valley?
What are some of the challenges we may face?
What can we do to increase ecosystem resiliency?

Come hear conservation ecologist, Greg Utzic answer these questons and learn about SIFCo’s Strategic Wildfire Protection Plan for the Valley.

Feb
2
Thu
Slocan Valley Wildfire Protection and Climate Change- Winlaw @ Winlaw Hall
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

How will climate change affect us in the Slocan Valley?
What are some of the challenges we may face?
What can we do to increase ecosystem resiliency?

Come hear conservation ecologist, Greg Utzic answer these questons and learn about SIFCo’s Strategic Wildfire Protection Plan for the Valley.

Apr
10
Mon
Slocan Valley Economic Development Strategy Public Presentation @ Slocan Legion Hall
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monday April 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Slocan Legion Hall.

Public Presentation by EDCD Consulting of Report One: Economic Development in the Slocan Valley, Stakeholder Engagement Analysis.

This is a public presentation of areas of focus recommended for economic development, a “what we heard” during the public input phase presented by the Consultants.

May
6
Sat
Winlaw Water Day Sat. May 6, 2017 @ Mama Sita's Restaurant
May 6 all-day

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

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