September 27, 2016

I saw a neighbour in front of SBS the other day and told him i am burned out by my life.  (i know, i created it) . His response was great.  “Get over it”, he said, “its that time of year. Each day is a gift.”   I’ve been told to “get over it” a few times in my life and was never so deep into it that I couldn’t be amused by that response.  However, I used it myself on a friend once and haven’t heard from her since.  Hadn’t realized my neighbour was so enlightened.  I’ll have to go visit him and see if his daily gratitude rubs off on me.  (no weather report Brian, just true confessions! )  wh

We are having a REAL Garage sale starting this week.  Everything in the garage must go.  Lots of good deals on assorted tools,  ladders etc.  There is also a small chest freezer as well as a couple of older fridges.  ( still working well ).  Sale is at THREE FORKS  from 10:AM TO 4:00PM Mon to Sat. 8 km east on road to Kaslo.  Turn right at the Canadian Flag and up the driveway.  For more information call Bob at 250-358-2441

 AT YOUR SERVICE — Artistic, accommodating and affordable — gifts or personal cakes, pies, appetizers and other good things including flowers.  . . . Madeleine 358-2475

FOR RENT:  Spacious, Modern & beautiful 2 BR Apartment in Silverton (above Hand & Soul Wellness Center), Washer/dryer, dishwasher, a/c,  non smoker, no pets.  References required.  Reduced$750/mo.  Office space available reduced $140.  If rented with apartment as 3rd BR or office reduced $115.  Both Available Oct. 1. Call 250-358-2167.

Winter Tires 4 Sale:  16” Hercules tires on jeep rims.  5 x 4.5 (5 x 114.3) Hub 71.5.  85% tread.  $500 OBO.  250.265.2114   Don or Jean

FOR SALE: CHAMPION JUICER – $100 – Madeleine 358-2475

It will soon be leaf raking time. Please contact me at 358-2561 if you want leaves for your compost or whatever.  Colin

For Sale, Sears Kenmore chest freezer. 20 cubic foot capacity, sliding baskets, original manual, looks fine, runs fine. $100.  Daniel or Helen, 358 2612, Hills

Friday, Sept 30 from 10 am – 2 pm – Federal MP, Richard Cannings, “Pop-up Constituency Office” at the Outlet Youth Centre – Main St., New Denver.  Staff will be on hand to help with any federal programs you may need assistance with. Contact Gina at 1-800-667-2393 or Email:<> for more info or to make an appointment.

For Sale:   2 full sets of Subaru WINTER TIRES & RIMS –  already mounted. One set of 4 tires and rims is in very good condition, 205/70R15 M+S, Arctic Claw ‘Winter Tri’ brand, snowflake designation – $495. The other set is in good condition, 215/65R15 M+S, Goodyear ‘Assurance’ brand, snowflake designation – just the 4 tires were $800 new!!  – $495.   358-2729

Someone out there has a special vase of mine. Clear green glass with etchings and a ruffled top. Please bring to the last Friday Market this week. Many thanks. Madeleine

CHRISTMAS MARKET – DEC.3 – Saturday at Silverton Memorial Hall -10 am – 4 pm.   Another year falling on the first Saturday in December.   Respond to reserve your space, 6′ or 8′ tables and your particulars.  If I haven’t emailed you, please contact me.  I’ll be getting back to all with a poster and more details as we get closer to the event.  Looking forward to another year together.  Madeleine 358-2475

You are invited to our WINTER CLOTHING Rummage Sale at the Bosun Hall,  Oct 1& 2 (Sat and Sun) from 10 till 2 pm both days. This is your opportunity to get the whole family dressed  for the coming season. What remains at the end of the sale will be taken to Positive Apparel in Nelson. Please take your  summer items there as we are no longer accepting them. The Donation Store appreciates your patronage over the seasons. The Bosun Hall rates are kept affordable and improvement dollars are leveraged by your contributions. Thank you! 

Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up in Silverton
Time again to clean out your garden shed, garage and under the kitchen sink to safely get rid of toxic chemicals such as pesticides, motor oil, cleaners, and unknown liquids! The RDCK will be holding a Household Hazardous Waste Round-up event in Silverton this year, on Sunday Oct 2 from 11am to 2pm at the Village Public Works Yard. RDCK residents will be able to drop off hazardous waste, paints and pesticides, electronics and small appliances. New for this year, the RDCK is excited to be partnering with the Slocan Valley Food Bank and they will be accepting non-perishable food and monetary donations at all events. No industrial or commercial hazardous waste will be accepted at the event. Visit or call 1-800-268-7325 for a complete list of items accepted.

On Friday, September 30 at 7 P.M. at the Hidden Garden Gallery, the West Kootenay Francophone Association will show the National Film Board documentary Québékoisie
Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins decided to cycle the North Shore of Quebec, Canada, to better understand the complex relationships that exist between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. This quest for identity would push them to travel deep inside themselves and to faraway lands. Their encounters, both planned and spontaneous, include the surprising tale of an Innu man in search of his ancestors in Normandy, and the heart-wrenching story of the sister of Corporal Marcel Lemay, who was killed during the 1990 Oka crisis.  All welcome.  English subtitles. By donation.   Jeanne 358-7230

Cellist Jeff Faragher presents “Voices Within” CD Release Concert: October 1 (Saturday) at 7:30  Silverton Memorial Hall.  Tickets $15 at door.   Sponsored by Slocan Lake Gallery Society
“Voices Within” is a culmination of some of the finest music written for the classical cello ensemble.  From duets up to a small orchestra, Jeff Faragher captures the rich colour and tonal range of this fine instrument.  Recorded acoustically in studio, Mr. Faragher used several fine instruments from the BC interior to capture a wide array of vocal characteristics to emulate the sense of a live cello ensemble.  His virtuosity shines through this truly unique project where he masterfully performs every part of each work seamlessly, playing off his own recorded parts intuitively and sensitively.  Cellist, Jeff Faragher’s new album, Voices Within is a truly unique and enjoyable experience for the listener.
This concert will feature Jeff playing solo works for cello in addition to some of the pieces from the album.  He will be demonstrating the process through which this CD came together and performing on various instruments and even with some electronic equipment to simulate the studio multi-track recording environment.  This performance promises to be a unique and thoroughly engaging experience for audiences of all ages.
PLEASE DISREGARD PREVIOUS AD IN VALLEY VOICE with the date of concert being on Monday, Oct 3! 

Alejandro Ziegler Argentine Tango Quartet – Tuesday, Sept. 27,  Silverton Memorial Hall, 8 pm.  Be assured that this is a concert performance with a small area for any dancers. Don’t miss the chance to hear these world-class musicians play these classic instruments: grand piano, violin, double bass (bowed) and the signature tango instrument the bandoneon. They will be playing some thrilling pieces from the Golden Era of tango as well as some exciting contemporary compositions by Alejandro Ziegler. Since 2007 this ensemble has been gaining global recognition and have played throughout Europe and North America. We are so privileged to have them here! Tickets are available at the Raven’s Nest in New Denver, Silverton Building Supplies and Otter Books.  $20 Advance.  $25 at the door.

 SCHMOOZER NEEDED!  Like to schmooze with local craftspeople, artists, musicians and actors? Interested in helping them apply for funding assistance to complete their projects in the area of the Arts, Heritage and Culture? Then you might want to be the next Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Administrator in our area. Financial remuneration, training and support are available. Must be on-line. For further info: Teri Freeman 358-2297

 Carpenter Creek Last  Wishes Society and New Denver Hospice to host an informative evening October 6th at 7 pm., Meet and Greet at the Knox Hall in New Denver.  As we all grow older, knowing what is available for end of life support in our area reduces the stress of facing life threatening illness.   Do you want to know what services can be provided here in New Denver? Terminal illness and end of life care is available locally by trained Hospice volunteers, who support quality of living while in the process of dying and healthy transition through grief for the bereaved.

What is the Carpenter Creek Last Wishes Society? Find out how the Society can provide information on keeping the care of our deceased loved ones in our own community, through personal, low cost funeral options. What preplanning and documentation of wishes can be done, to reduce the burden on loved ones?  Do you need help navigating the paper work, bureaucracy, finding what financial support might be available?    Our Societies can provide a wealth of information and support. Information packages will be available. Interested in volunteering, being a member or board member?
Refreshments will be served and board members from both organizations will be on hand at the end of a short program to answer questions.
”It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”
—J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

RUTABAGA’S Thanks Giving Turkeys are coming again this year!  Come in or give us a call to sign up for your turkey. They are raised free run in British Columbia without hormones or antibiotics. We are also offering nitrate, hormone, and antibiotic free Hams this year, also from British Columbia.  Happy Holidays to you all from all of us here at Rutabaga’s.  358-7900

 Harvest Festival 2016 will be held on September 30th from 9-1pm. Come down to Lucerne and join in this community event!  Enjoy Stone Soup and join in the garden clean up, games, music, dancing, farm animal viewing and more! All food and activities are free!
Zucchini Races
“No zucchini, no matter how outrageous, will be refused!” say the judges!
Two categories: kids and adults.
Vehicles should have wheels securely attached through the body.
There is also an award for the most creative vehicle design.
Vehicles can be no more than 13” wide, and to win a prize, all the power must be supplied by the incline ramp.
All zucchinis must be cleaned up for baking after the festival.
 Introducing Harvest Fest Pie Bake Off
Bring your best seasonal pie and enter it into Harvest Fest’s Pie Bake Off.
Our select panel of international judges will choose New Denver’s Best Pie Baker for the 2016.  Entries must be received by 10am on Sept 30th at the Pie Tent in Lucerne Tennis Court.  Special category for first time pie bakers.
Do your veggies, fruit or flowers have what it takes to be chosen as the best in the North Slocan?
Come find out in the Harvest Festival gardening contests.
Best basket of fruit
Best basket of vegetables
Biggest Pumpkin or Squash
Tallest Sunflower
Best bunch of flowers (wild or grown)
Best Individual Fruit or Vegetable

GOT WOOD????  Don’t miss out on the 2016 THANKSGIVING FIREWOOD RAFFLE.  First Prize:  One full cord;  Second Prize:  One-half cord.  All seasoned Fir/Birch mix, split and delivered (Enterprise to Summit Lake).  Donated by Dick Callison: “No living trees were harmed….”Tickets only $10 this year!   Sept 28-30 and Oct 5-7 at KSCU lobby from noon – 4:30 pm.    Winners draw:  4 pm, Friday October 7.  All proceeds support the Kohan Garden.=


The List of Events 

Harvest Festival 2016 will be held on Fri. Sept. 30 from 9-1pm
National Film Board documentary: Québékoisie , Fri, Sept 30, 7:00 pm Hidden Garden Gallery
WINTER CLOTHING Rummage Sale at the Bosun Hall,  Sat. & Sun. Oct 1& 2
Cellist Jeff Faragher Concert: October 1, Sat. 7:30 pm, Silverton Memorial Hall
Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up in Silverton,  Sunday Oct 2 from 11am to 2pm
Carpenter Creek Last  Wishes Society & NDHospice,  Thurs. Oct. 6th at Knox Hall,  7 pm