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

Locavores’ Feast at the Whole 2018 @ Vallican Whole Community Centre
Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Come at 5:30 and settle in and dinner is at 6pm.   Admission is a generous potluck item, and a donation to keep your Whole running is always welcome. As many local ingredients as possible is the aim…but there is no need to be absolute purists about it…  chocolate has to be local somewhere :)

New this year, Silent Auction!

Be prepared with your cheque book and competitive edge, because there will be something there you won’t want to miss out on.

To pique your interest, here are some select auction items on the block:   

* A $350 gift certificate towards a group rental with Paradise Valley Lodge

* Artwork from some of your favourite local artists like;  Rab’ia Gonzalez , water-colourist Susan Harder, Naomi Lewis , Stillpoint Pottery, Buck Walker, Carl Schlichting and more!

* A gourmet meal for four

* A lovely ham roast from White Crow Farm and other locally grown offerings

If you have something you would like to offer at the silent auction (a service, gift certificate, art, a re-gift that you know others would snap up) … please drop us a line at  or call Gary at 250-226-6979. It also is a great way to advertise your new business!


Brought to you by the Vallican Whole Community Centre 
and The Rural Alternatives Research & Training Society (RARTS)


Community Investment Series- New Denver @ Knox Hall
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Community Impact Investing is the process of connecting local investors to local investment opportunities. While the demand for investing locally is increasing, traditional options available to investors limit where they can invest. The result is that most local investment capital leaves our community and is invested into far off stock markets and corporations. An unintended consequence is that while our investments create significant jobs and wealth elsewhere, the places we live, work and play are overlooked.

Eden Yesh – Invermere Branch Manager for Kootenay Employment Services (KES), consultant to the Creston & District Community Investment Co-op and Chair of the BC Community Impact Investment Coalition – will host Community Investment sessions in most communities throughout the Kootenays. These sessions will highlight examples of how local investment vehicles have successfully met community needs across Canada, such as; affordable housing, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and food production, locally-owned small business, technology, and community economic development projects.

The purpose of these sessions are to discuss the local investment movement in BC and the opportunity to establish two new Community Investment Co-ops in Southeastern BC in 2018. The year-long initiative will be facilitated by Eden and funded in part by the Province, Kootenay Employment Services and the BC Rural Centre.

Please RSVP to this free Information Session

North Valley Seedy Saturday 2018 @ Knox Hall
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bring your saved vegetable and flower seeds to share or trade.

Locally grown commercial seeds will also be available for sale.

Sponsored by the Slocan Valley Legacy Fund and CBT Community

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.

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.

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.