Next Hidden Garden Movie Friday October 19,  7:30 PM Knox Hall
After Hours (1985 comedy crime drama)
Directed by Martin Scorsese: with Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Teri Garr, Tommy Chong, Catherine O’Hara and more.
A meek word processor in New York impulsively travels downtown to Soho for date with an attractive, but apparently disturbed young woman, and finds himself trapped in a nightmarishly surreal vortex of improbable coincidences and farcical circumstances.


Coming up fast:  October 26-27 Metta Meditation Retreat

9am to 4pm on Friday October 26 and Saturday October 27 at the Silverton Gallery, meditation teacher Adrianne Ross returns to our area for the third time.
Metta is a quality of loving-kindness in the heart and mind. It is also a specific meditation practice to develop an intention of goodwill towards ourselves and others, which will be taught in this 2 day retreat.  By donation to the teacher; please bring a bag lunch.
Questions?  Kay at 358 7991,


Hidden Garden Movies are Back!  Starting Friday October 12th at 7:30 PM Knox Hall 

A Man Called Ove (2015) Swedish Comedy/Drama/Romance
(2 Academy Award Nominations)
59 year old Ove is the block’s grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove’s mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools.


SQUARE DANCING!  WHEN?  Friday, October 26th, 2018
WHERE?  Bosun Hall, New Denver
TIME?  6:30 – 7:30 pm “lesson” (no experience or  partner necessary)
7:30 – 9:00 pm “dance”
COST?  Admission by donation  (to cover rental of the hall)
AGES: Teen & up (at this time)


Badminton Wednesdays start OCT 3rd, 7 – 9pm at Lucerne School gym.  All talent levels accepted. Racquets available for those in need. All ages welcome, but those 12 and younger require adult supervision. Indoor shoes mandatory, so we keep the new gym floor sparkling!  Enter through the doors just west of main entryway on 7th Avenue, New Denver.  Info: Paul 250-505-9748 or


The Hidden Garden Gallery ( hosts a Food for Thought talk, Sunday October 14, at Knox Hall in New Denver, at 7:30. Admission by donation to benefit the Gallery.

By popular demand, Deborah Sword presents: ‘How to Conduct a Conflict Analysis and Three Reasons You Want the Skill’Have you ever asked the wrong question? How useful was the answer to it?
Conflict and stress can trap you into asking questions you think delve into your conflict, and are actually detours away from it. That’s what avoiding conflict looks like. In this session, you’ll get tools to frame the real questions you want to answer. The right questions generate better answers for problem solving and conflict management.

The three reasons you want to know how to conduct a conflict analysis are: the value of thinking about your thinking; revealing your blind spots; and friending conflict. We’ll discuss these as foundations for your new conflict analysis skills.

Most of Deborah’s career has been in conflict management and she still loves the work. She started with a masters degree in Environmental Dispute Resolution, (let’s get this resolved). From there, she moved to Conflict Management, (let’s be more conflict competent now and the future). For her doctorate, she studied Conflict Analysis, (let’s ask better questions about the heart of conflict, analyze earlier, and delve deeper). Deborah has convened thousands of innovative conflict management processes, locally and internationally, has taught conflict studies at universities and privately, and trained Boards of Directors in effective governance. She’s active as a writer, researcher, trainer, coach, and keynote speaker. An active volunteer, she served on the Boards of Directors of numerous environmental and peace organizations


The Hidden Garden Gallery will hold its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 10 at 1:00 pm at Knox Hall in New Denver. Members and the general public are welcome.


Hi Friends, Some of you might remember my friend and colleague, Lynn Miller from a few years ago?  She led a wonderful music improvisation workshop that everyone thoroughly enjoyed.  She is a master of improvisation and gently and playfully invites people to feel safe and participate. Well, she is coming back for a visit and will be doing another workshop on Sunday, Oct 14th.  I will co-facilitate by supporting the process with simple expressive arts exercises. It will be a truly enjoyable workshop.  Pass this on to anyone who you feel may like to join us.
Please contact me at 250-777-1704 or if would like to register.

Alpha Yaya Diallo Trio, Silverton Gallery, 7:30 tonight, Sept. 29, $15


Clean Rims For SaleJust In Time For Your Snow Tires!Set of four clean 4-bolt steel rims with worn M&S KUMHO tires size P175/65R14 for $120.00 or best offer. Were on previously owned Ford Focus Wagon. Can view/pick-up at New Denver Orchard residence. Call Bruce @250-358-7230.  (sept. 23)


Be/Longing: Sketches of a Small Place
 Saturday, November 3, Silverton Gallery  7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm), $15
by Martina Avis & Marya Folinsbee
2-act, 2-woman show – part history, part intimate portrait, part absurd comedy
Be/Longing is a new work of original theatre written and performed by Marya Folinsbee and Martina Avis. This play explores the lives, past and present, of women in the Slocan Valley, where the artists live.

(I’ve heard from a few people that this is really good.  wh)



Friday October 26-Saturday October 27, 2018
Metta is a quality of loving-kindness in the heart and mind.
It is also a specific meditation practice to develop an intention of goodwill towards ourselves and others, which will be taught in this weekend retreat.

Adrianne, a retired family physician, has been involved in meditation and healing since 1976. She has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1984, mainly in the Theravadan tradition. She teaches classes and retreats in Canada and the US.      Adrianne taught well-attended retreats here in 2010 and 2013.
Friday, October 26 9 am to 4 pm  Saturday, October 27 9 am to 4 pm
Attendance on one or both days is appropriate.
Saturday is recommended for beginners of this practice.
     Cost:  donation to the teacher
Registration not required.       Bring a bag lunch, tea provided
Questions? Kay at 250 358 7991


Fall equinox at the See Gallery! Friday evening, September 21, 7 – 9 pm.
Join us for our end of season reception, refreshments will be served.
New hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10:30 am – 3 pm until September 29th.


September 15/18 – Happy Fall Everyone,
Please mark your calendars for this year’s 10th annual Harvest Festival happening on Friday, September 28th from 9:00- 1:30pm.

This year’s event will include all the usual stations such as the Harvest Display and tasting, Garden Work Bee, live music by Eldorado Hoedown and square dancing, zucchini races, apple pressing and bicycle smoothies, face painting, farm animals and games. Pony rides for kids are also back by popular demand as well as a pie bake-off!

We encourage you to enter the Harvest Display/Competition and the Pie Bake-Off (see categories on poster attached and in the Valley Voice) and bring entries to Lucerne School either on Thursday the 27th before 5:00pm or before 9:00am on Friday the 28th. All large, beautiful or interesting fruits and vegetables are welcome! Items for the tasting table are also greatly appreciated!

The students of Lucerne will also be involved in a Cooking Challenge, each picking three random local ingredients around which to base a creative culinary creation!

At 12:30pm soup from the garden and bread from the cob oven will be served free to all!
We need lots of volunteer help with set-up and clean-up, in the garden and in soup and bread making.  We also need judges.
Please reply to this message if you might be able to help out on the day or call Julia at 358-2745.

Looking forward to seeing you at this heart-warming fall fair event!


August 13, 2018

Donation Store Notice– Get a jump start on next summer’s wardrobe! One more week of $2.00 Toonie Bag Sale to clear the summer stock from the racks. Seasons change and so do we! Currently accepting donations of fall / winter clothing. Please consider our staff, we need more volunteers, a “2 bag drop off maximum” policy is about to be implemented to avoid swamping our hard working volunteers.


I received the following email and wonder if other people would be interested in this: wh

“What if the Exchange was sent out bi weekly via email. Sometimes I forget to look up the Exchange… lazy… I guess…Just random thoughts”


1990 Ford New Holland riding lawn mower. 18 HP Kohler engine and 48 inch cut. Engine may require new fuel pump otherwise runs well. Asking $200. Call Lawrence at 358-2188 or Stan at 358-2799.


                                              At the Hidden Garden Gallery
          The Hidden Garden Gallery is located at 112 Slocan Ave., New Denver behind Sweet Dreams Guesthouse, and is open 10 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Sunday. For more information please visit

Susan Fox Haywood will be showing her work at the Hidden Garden Gallery, August 28 to September 2 in her show titled “Retrospective of Photo-drawings, Photos, and Works on Paper”. The reception is on Wednesday, August 29 from 7-9 pm with live music by Dirty Laundry. This show brings together artwork from her travels in Europe, Africa and Asia. Photo-drawings from the exhibition of Japanese inspired works are being shown next to samples from portfolios of India/Nepal and Ethiopia that were exhibited at the Palm Springs Desert Museum in California.

Victoria Mitchell will exhibit her paintings September 4 to 9 with a reception on Tuesday, September 4 from 7- 9pm including music by Freya. This final show of the Hidden Garden Gallery’s 2018 summer season is titled “Tethered Freedom”. Victoria is very much looking forward to sharing more of her work with the Kootenay community, and it is especially meaningful for her that the show is in the home town of her mother, Kay Costly-White. For more information on Victoria and her work please visit Her work can be seen via Instagram at @victoriamitchellstudio.


Hi All:  This is a good, short survey. Please fill it out and let them know just how important our health centre and present 24/7 health care services are!!!  Pass this on to everyone you can think of who benefits from the Slocan Community Health Centre. Show them we’re not going quietly into the night.

COLIN MOSS  Slocan District Chamber of Commerce – Health Committee


The Silverton and New Denver Trail Society will be holding the AGM at 6:30pm, on Thursday, Sept 6 at the Silverton Gallery. For more than ten years, efforts have been put into negotiations, grant writing and studies.  We know it is feasible, we know the Trail would be used. What is needed now is a group of committed people to bring it to completion.   The current volunteers would like to pass the torch forward to make this trail a reality.


The Red Mountain Internet Society will be holding the AGM at 7:30 pm on Sept 6 at the Silverton Gallery. The time has come to wind down our local internet service society.


CALL FOR SUBMISSION – The Hidden Garden Gallery is now accepting applications for its 2019 season. Please apply to: Exhibitions, HGG, Box 201 New Denver, BC, V0G 1S0, by October 10th. Along with a brief description of your work, its size, the number of pieces and medium used, include a few photographs and or a CD of your work.

                          Coming to the Silverton Gallery in September

Sept 12: Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra: 5 piece acoustic folk hailing from Victoria who are equal part balladeers as well as raucous dancehall creators. $15.00 -20.00. Doors at 7:00

September 15: Silverton Gallery Paint Party to finish up painting started before opening. All help graciously accepted. Please RVSP so we can organize the supplies & equipment.

Sept 28-30 Culture Days Weekend:
    Friday night:    Eldorado Hoedown. New Denver’s own square dancing with band    and live caller. Doors 7:00 $5.00-$10.00
Saturday night: Alpha Yaya Diallo Trio. Doors 7:00 $15.00
   Sunday: Djembe workshop with details TBA