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MAY • May – Wings Over the Rockies Bird Festival. For more info call 1-888-342-9464 or email the new festival coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org • May 16-18 – 7th Annual “3D” Archery Shoot. The Lake Windermere District Rod and Gun Club hosts at the outdoor archery range at Lake Lillian. For more information or to pre-register, please call Norman at 250-342-9033, and check out the new website at www.lwdrodgun.org • May 17 – First anniversary customer appreciation day at Effusion Art Gallery, main Street, Invermere. • May 22 & 23 – Invermere Valley Voices Spring Concert at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere, Performing Arts Spring ‘09 Series Concert – Under the direction of Paul Carriere, More info: 250-342-4423. JUNE • June 5 & 6 – Canal Days, Canal Flats. Community celebrations and parade. • June 6 – Spilli Chilli, chili cook-off festival in Spillimacheen. • June 9-21 – REACH: David Thompson Secondary School Art Show, Pynelogs Cultural Centre. • June 12 & 13 – The Columbia Valley Twirlers invite visitors to square dance at the Radium Community Hall. For more information, contact Albert and Carol Robideau at 250-347-6573. • June 19 – Bull Riding in the Rockies, Invermere, Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. Events include a cowboy dinner, auction, crowning of the Bull Riding Queen & dance. • June 20 – Sam Steele Days, running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort Steele Heritage Town, near Cranbrook. • June 27 – Sept. 5 – Invermere Farmers’ Market, downtown Invermere. • End of June – 8th Annual Radium Hot Springs Glass Art Show and Sale, Radium Hot Springs Pool lobby in Kootenay National Park. Artists from Western Canada will be featured. • June 30 – Midnight in Invermere, Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley’s annual Canada Day fireworks celebration. JULY • TBA – Radium Hot Springs Summer Block Parties. Music on Main in Radium. The Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Radium would like to invite everyone to our Block Parties. Come enjoy the street music, friends (new & old) and neighbours (from near & far). 7 – 9:30 p.m. Parties will be two nights per week; the actual days of the week are to be determined. • July 1 – Canada Day Parade in downtown Invermere and ending at Kinsmen Beach. • July 1– Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts, Pynelogs Cultural Centre, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Festival for the whole family at Kinsmen Beach, Call 250-342-4423. • July 4 & 5 – 7th Annual Shooters Triathlon, at the Rod and Gun Club Rifle and Trap Range, on Horsethief Creek Forest Service Road. Please pre-register by calling Norman at 250-342-9033. • July 10 – Horsethief Memorial Rally, Horsethief Hideaway, Invermere. • July 17-19 – The Columbia Valley Twirlers invite visitors to square dance at the Radium Community Hall. For more information, contact Albert and Carol Robideau at 250-347-6573. • July 18 – Valley Appreciation Day, Invermere. Free pancake breakfast, downtown celebrations, entertainment. • July 18 – Second annual Ride for Crisqo. Competition at Mount Nelson Athletic Park is open to any age group and has a professional and amateur category, while being loaded with prizes. Contact Kelsey at email@example.com. • July 19 – Heart of the Rockies Triathlon, Invermere. An Olympic Distance Triathlon. • July 21 to Aug. 2 – Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Innovation. • July 23 – PyneStock Concert, Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere. Two hours of peace and music. Call 250-342-4423 for more info. • July 22 & 23 – Annual White House Classic, charity auction, golf tourney, world’s shortest parade, at White House Hotel in Windermere. • July 25 – Aug. 3 – Drifting Leaves art show at Effusion Art Gallery in Invermere. AUGUST • August 2 – 2009 Tour of the Arts, finishing at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Showcasing Columbia Valley artists in unique locations. Call 250-342-4423 for more info. • August 8 – Loop the Lake, hosted by Invermere Rotary Club. Walk/run around Lake Windermere for charity. • August 8 – Lakeside Splashdown, Lakeside Inn and James Chabot Provincial Park, Invermere. Hanggliding and paragliding event. • Aug. 15 – 24 – Reflections/Sheila Davis show at Effusion Art Gallery, Invermere. SEPTEMBER • TBA – 16th Annual Lake Windermere Shoreline Cleanup. • TBA – 2nd Annual Headbanger Trail Challenge. Radium Hot Springs. Call 1-888-347-9331 for details. • Sept. 5-7 – Courtyard painting at Effusion Art Gallery, Invermere. • Sept. 6 – 8th annual $250,000 Cliffhanger Shootout, Panorama Mountain Village/ Greywolf Golf Course. • Sept. 11 & 12 – The Columbia Valley Twirlers invite visitors to square dance at the Radium Community Hall. For more information, contact Albert and Carol Robideau at 250-347-6573. • Sept. 12 – Windermere Fall Fair & Scarecrow Festival, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Musicians, flowers, scarecrows, face painting, crafts & displays, fire dept. foam, birdhouses, home-made pies, great food, best dressed dog, silent auction, quilting, fun events, kids at play. For info, call Crisanna MacLeod at 250-342-5561. • Sept. 13 – SPCA Paws for a Cause Walk. The 2009 Scotiabank and BC SPCA annual Paws for a Cause Walk for the animals at Kinsmen Beach. For more info, phone Gwen Baril, 250-426-7175. • Sept. 13 – Kootenay Country Fair, Fort Steele • Sept. 18 & 19 – Classic Car Show & Shine. Radium Hot Springs, Springs Golf Course. For event specifics call: Mitch at 250-347-2269, Donna at 250-342-3231 or Christy at 250-342-9817. • Sept. 10 to Oct. 3 – Bugaboo Highs show at Effusion Art Gallery, Invermere. • Sept. 29 – Pynelogs Annual Art Show. A variety of art from over 20 artists, featuring a wide range of media and methods, on display until Oct. 10. OCTOBER • Oct. 3 – Pynelogs Cultural Centre 95th Birthday, 7 p.m. Come and toast with us the 95 years of Pynelogs’ history. Call 250-342-4423 for more info. • Oct. 10 – 19 – Winter Solstice Show at Effusion Art Gallery, Invermere • Oct. 11 – 28th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration at Fort Steele. Noon to 4 p.m. • Oct. 13 – Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Annual Fun Mixed Golf Tournament. Call the Chamber Office at 250-347-9331 for more information and to get registered. 9 holes of golf and dinner – 9 & dine price. PRIZES! Must register in advance. NOVEMBER • Nov. 1-2 & 8-9 – Head Banger Tours. See the Bighorns up close & personal. Learn about their history, habits & future. Call 250-347-9331 or toll free at 1-888-347-9331. • TBA – The 8th Annual East Kootenay Wine Festival will be held at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Nov. 14 – Sparkle, jewellery exhibition at Effusion Art Gallery. • Nov. 21 – Dec. 31 – Gifted show at Effusion Art Gallery, Invermere. • Nov. 21 – Valley Christmas Kick Off. Parade mid-afternoon, entertainment, lighting of the town Christmas tree, visit with Santa and other activities. The shopping event starts on Friday, Nov. 20 and continues all weekend, to make this the Shopping Event of the Year. DECEMBER • Dec. 27 – Annual Sleigh Ride Day, Fort Steele • Dec. 31 – Radium Hot Springs Birthday Celebration – 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Toboggan & skating in the park, hot dogs, hot chocolate and birthday cake. Fireworks at Springs driving range, starting at 6:30 p.m. 2010 • January 22-24 – Bonspiel-on-the-Lake, Kinsmen Beach. • Jan. 23 & 24 – Nipika Classic Loppet and Skate Loppet. Two days of great skiing at Nipika Resort.