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Please contact us for additions to the Events Calendar, we will gladly post events of general interest .



Columbia Basin Culture Tour 2019- North West Basin
Aug 10 5:00 pm
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Welcome to the 11th annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour!

Self-directed and free of charge, the culture tour is a great opportunity to meet people behind the scenes at galleries and museums, visit studios and venues not normally open, shop for original art or fine crafts and experience special events planned only for this weekend.

The North West Basin runs from Crescent Valley to Revelstoke

List of Participants in the Slocan Valley:
57 Naomi Lewis
58 Cameron Stewart
59 Orde Creek Pottery
60 Barbara Brown
61 Robin DuPont Ceramics
62 Rabi’a Art
63 Christiane Fortier
64 Kohan Reflection Garden
65 Silversmith Power and Light
66 Studio Connexion Gallery
67 Barbara Maye

Visit the Directory here for more information

Gardening as Landscape Painting: CBT Art & Culture Tour @ Kohan Garden
Aug 10 5:00 pm
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The Kohan Garden has been listed in this years’ Columbia Basin Tour ( A SLUGS board member is on location both August 10 & 11 from 10:00-5:00 to tour patrons through the gardens and to answer questions.

Rain or Shine~donations welcome

memberships available!

bring blanket, notebook, pen/cil

pick up a schedule at usual local locations


Summer Sundays in the Kohan -Botanical Illustration with Margaret Hartley @ Kohan Garden
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Margaret is a board member with SLUGS, and hardworking environmentalist.  She is also a landscape designer, artist, and published illustrator. She has studied botanical illustration at Emily Carr College of Art.  For this event, she will lead an introduction to botanical illustration, covering some history and techniques.

Bring your favourite art supplies for an en plein air session after the talk.

Summer Sundays in the Kohan – Understanding Karate Do with Sensei Neil Dunnigan
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Sensei Neil Dunnigan has studied traditional Uechi Ryu Karate-Do for 45 years, training under an Okinawan Cultural Living Treasure, Master Tsutomo Nakahodo (10th degree) for 30 years. During this event, Sensei Neil talks about the underlying meaning of Karate Do (including body, mind & spirit), as well as demonstrate it’s practical application.

Rain or Shine~donations welcome~memberships available!


Hills Garlic Festival Sunday Sept. 8, 2019 @ Centennial Park
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Come to the Hills Garlic Festival Homemade – Homegrown – Organic, with more than 160 vendors  selling bulk garlic, braided garlic, seed garlic, garlic powder, garlic syrup, pickled garlic, garlic dips, and garlic snacks; fresh organic produce; plants and plant products; local crafts of jewelry, glass, wood, furniture, pottery, textiles, metal, and stones; soaps, lotions, and herbal remedies; and lots of great food, including Thai, Mexican, Asian, BBQ, hamburgers and hot dogs, baking, chocolates, ice cream, and other delicious snacks.

The Hills Garlic Festival has been recognized as one of the ten best Garlic Festivals. Many vendors tell us this is their favorite event of the craft fair/festival season. With our commitment to a Zero Waste Event, we are a leader in the festival industry and are always striving for improvement.

Live music and family entertainment all day on two stages. Contests provide the opportunity to win for heaviest garlic clove, largest garlic bulb, prettiest braid or wreath, and best garlic themed poem. Win a basket of sample goods donated by our vendors by purchasing raffle tickets from the Hills Recreation Society.

Walk, ride the shuttle bus, peddle your bicycle, paddle your kayak…however you get there, we look forward to seeing you at this unique community event for the whole family!


Autumn Equinox Locavore’s Feast @ Vallican Whole Community Centre
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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A “Locavore” is someone who loves to eat locally-sourced food.  We love to host these potluck dinners, which celebrate the fertility & abundance of the Valley, and all the local homesteaders, farmers, gatherers and makers who nourish us.

Our brand new basement gallery will also be open for a tour!

If you would like to help with the Locavore’s Dinner, please email marya!  We’ll need support with set-up, door-minding, food service, and clean up!