Event Calendar

A Bear Aware Affair @ Back Alley Beside the Regent
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A pop-up back alley event with an art gallery, pie eating contest, drink specials, live music and a bear aware affair of course! Learn about bears and how the community is coming together to support and live conflict free with wildlife.

Sit on the Regent Patio, play bear games and enjoy live music. Or walk down the alley and check out the art gallery and take part in the pie eating contest.

Kid friendly (lots of kids activities)
Adult friendly
Located in the alley beside the Regent.
The Regent live Sunday Session will follow!

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/492104064935955

Thanks to our sponsors: The Columbia Basin Trust and LUSH Cosmetics for making this happen. And a big shout out to The Regent!

Book Launch and Recovery Conversation @ Revelstoke library
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Book Launch and Recovery Conversation @ Revelstoke library

First-time author D. M. Ditson of Invermere will launch her award-winning memoir Wide Open with a Book Launch and Recovery Conversation tour.

Ditson’s story is a raw and emotional account of unravelling in the wake of a series of sexual assaults by several men that left her with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Written during her recovery, Ditson shares her remarkable story of resilience to offer survivors hope – and maybe even proof – that they too can heal.

Ditson will be holding a Book Launch and Recovery Conversation at the Revelstoke public library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24.

Mushrooms 101: Grow your Own and Foray @ Revelstoke
Oct 4 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

In an effort to provide you with the tools you need to live more sustainably, the North Columbia Environmental Society presents their 6th annual Hunting & Gathering Workshop Series.

On Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th join the NCES and Robert Macrae for 2 days dedicated to mushrooms!

Friday, October 4th 4pm – 6pm: Grow Your Own Workshop, a step by step workshop to get you started on growing your own oyster mushrooms, right at home. All materials will be provided (location TBA) $20 for NCES members, $30 for non-members.

Saturday, October 5th 9am – 12pm: Foraging Workshop, meet at the Rec Centre (600 Campbell Ave,) parking lot and carpool out to Wapp Lake FSR where you will get to learn how to identify edible mushrooms, and proper foraging techniques. Bring your own basket and knife.
$20 for NCES members, $30 for non-members.

NCES members attend both workshops for $35, non-members can register for both workshops for $50.

Pre-registration required. Email Kate at info@northcolumbia.org or send us a PM on Facebook.

Revelstoke Oktoberfest @ Beside Signs Ink
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come and celebrate the 5th annual Revelstoke Oktoberfest the first Saturday of October! Admission is by donation. There will be traditional food – Bortch, Sausages, German Pretzels, games, and of course beer from Mt. Begbie Brewing Co., as well as coolers, wine (and the famous mulled wine that is always a hit at this event) and soft drinks and LIVE MUSIC with some traditional Oom-pah. Kids are welcome and we will have a kids corner again this year.

Under the heated tents you can enjoy the bands ‘up close and personal’ or, if you prefer, sit further back and enjoy the music at traditional Oktoberfest style tables. There’s plenty of room for everyone. And don’t forget to dress in your best Bavarian fashion!

All proceeds from this event will be going towards a new shade structure at Kovach Park! Now your kids will be able to enjoy the playground equipment and be protected by the sun.

To learn more about our projects: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/835/page/projects.

We are also looking to take on a more substantial project in the coming year! Do you have any ideas? Please pm us and let us know!

NCES Annual General Meeting @ Revelstoke
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Do you have passion for the environment, conservation, or sustainable living? Do you have innovative ideas that you would like to foster with like minded individuals?

The North Columbia Environmental Society would like to invite you to our annual general meeting on Monday, October 28th starting at 6:30pm at the rec centre.

We will be updating you on our progress and actions throughout the year, discussing goals moving forward, and connecting with Revelstoke residents on environmental issues that matter to them.

We are seeking new members for our Board of Directors; a commitment that includes 1 or 2 monthly meetings, active participation in discussion on relative topics, and fostering positive relationships with community members and stakeholders.

If you would like to purchase a membership, please visit: http://northcolumbia.org/membership/

Light refreshments will be provided.