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

Mar
4
Sun
Book Launch- Not Extinct: Keeping the Sinixt Way @ Vallican Whole Community Centre
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Not Extinct: Keeping the Sinixt Way
Many years in the making, this book written by Marilyn James and Taress Alexis is part of a multi-pronged project by the Blood of Life Collective.

For over a year, Blood of Life Collective members gathered to listen to and record Sinixt storytellers and knowledge-keepers James and Alexis telling the stories of the Sinixt oral history. They were entertained week after week by the antics of the trickster Coyote – and the goings-on of the other animal beings who people these stories.

These traditional stories as well as a few contemporary ones form the backbone of the book.

Full-page colour and black and white illustrations by 17 different regional artists help illuminate the Sinixt ancestral and contemporary relationship with the land and waters of the Upper Columbia River watershed.

Each chapter is rounded out by a reflection on the story and/or discussion by one of 10 settler authors. The illustrations and reflections by these contributors give readers further opportunities to engage with the stories.

Mar
10
Sat
Original Theatre Premiere : Be/ Longing @ Vallican Whole Community Centre
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Be/Longing, is an original and very personal play about the lives of Slocan Valley women, written and performed by Martina Avis and Marya Folinsbee.

Doors open at 7 pm, performance starts at 8 pm.

Avis’s take on it is, “This play is mostly lighthearted, sometimes satirical. It captures lots of experiences in the valley. We hope people will see a bit of themselves and their neighbours in this show, that they will laugh and cry and contemplate what it means to live here.”

Part of the charm of the piece is the powerful connection between these two women.

They want to extend a big thanks to the Slocan Valley Arts Council, for its generosity and patience.

Mar
11
Sun
Slocan Library presents Eileen Delahanty Pearkes @ Slocan Community Library
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Slocan Community Library will welcome writer, researcher, and speaker Eileen Delehanty Pearkes.
In her presentation ‘The Columbia River Treaty, its history, and the land that we love,’ she will speak about the opportunity we have to bring a more generous and thoughtful perspective to the region’s water.
The presentation will focus on her latest book, A River Captured: The Columbia River Treaty and Catastrophic Change.

Eileen Delahanty Pearkes was Nelson’s cultural ambassador for 2017.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.