May 8, 2018

FREE: One free exercise bike available for you! Call Steve at 250-265-8567.

Windows Available :  We have windows available for re-use: The casing sizes of the double glazed are – two @ 29.5×55.5”, two @ 30×56”, one @ 19.5×35.5”. The casing size of the single pane windows is 28.5×74”. Two fitting storm windows are 26.5×74”. We are asking a donation to the Silvery Slocan Historical Society for the windows. Call 250-358-7181.

 We’ve been cleaning the garage and discovered these things that you may want: two double rolls of French Provencal wall paper, dark blue with cream and gold; two mirrors still in original packaging, each 30” x 36”; a carpet remnant, cream/brown deep pile, 4’3” by 10’; a solar camping shower (hang it in the sun and presto! hot shower); a sturdy but ugly table, great for a work bench.  Make us an offer, cash or trade!  George and Therese, 358-7904.

Please help the Chamber of Commerce Health Committee in our efforts to recruit two physicians for our Health Centre!  VEHICLE DOOR MAGNETS on sale now at the AppleTree Restaurant — $20.00 each.  Turn your vehicle into a mobile recruitment sign and help us spread the word!

 We will be starting the Spanish conversation group next Saturday at 1:00 PM in front of Rutabega’s, weather permitting.  If you want to speak to other Spanish speaking folks, or just try to improve on your Spanish language skills, please join us.  Any questions, call Rafael at 358 2440. If you are in need of Spanish lessons, I strongly recommend Moria Grau at 358 2373.

 Pavilion Memorial Gardens Yard Sale:  Please save your excellent treasures to donate to our annual yard sale ! We anticipate the sale will be in later July. Date to be confirmed . Your donations make it possible to maintain this special space of peace and recreation at our amazing Slocan Community Health Centre in New Denver ! Any questions call Andy 1-250-231-6739 or

 CBT has just announced a generous Public Arts Grant. The Slocan Lake Gallery Society (aka Arts Council) is seeking ideas & expressions of interest from local artists for Public Art to be created & installed somewhere in Silverton. If successful, this would be a collaboration between the Village and the Arts Council.  Deadline is end of June, so little time to organize a proposal. More information at

Some ideas may include heritage murals, industrial art, living art, and usable art.  Please contact with your thoughts, or if you’d like to be part of this conversation.

THE BIG AIRBAND/ LIP SYNC COMPETITION! Saturday, May 19 (May Days Saturday), Silverton Memorial Hall. Door 7 pm; Show 7:30 pm. Tickets available at New Market Foods, Silverton Building Supplies, Mountain Valley Station. Adults $10/$12 door. Youth 7-17 $8/ $10 door. Kids 6 & under: free.  Hosted by the Slocan District Chamber of Commerce and the Slocan Lake Gallery Society; sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Power Corp.

MAY DAYS DANCE with BALANCE: Sunday, May 20. Silverton Memorial Hall. Great band with Davis Manning (founding member of Tragically Hip), and fabulous Slocan Valley talent Johnny Tornado, Roxanne Hall, Darrell Coobes, and Bill Wilson. Tickets $20 advance, available at the Valley Voice office in New Denver. $25 at the door. Doors open 8:30 pm; Dance at 9 pm.

Save The Date – We’re Coming Back! Researchers from the University of Victoria will return to share findings from “A Cup Half-full: Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Project on Healthy Aging for Older Adults in Rural Communities.” You may recall that researchers from the University of Victoria, and collaborators from your community including members of the general public, municipal government and the health authority met one year ago to gather your views and insights about healthy aging in your local area. We are excited to be coming back into your community to share our final report recommendations. Please save the date of May 16, 2018. The report back will take place in Knox Hall as before, and the time will be from 4:00-6:30pm. We hope to see you there!    If you have any questions about the submission, please do not hesitate to contact me. Kyla Fitzgerald, Research Assistant and Project Coordinator, University of Victoria. | 250-882-3910

Slocan Lake Gallery Society
We are preparing the gallery for our opening in July and conducting an inventory.  We are looking for two of our Yamaha speakers that someone may have borrowed.  Please can you let us know if you have used them and are still waiting to bring them back.  Many thanks. Penelope

Work Party at the Silverton Gallery on Sat. May 26: The Gallery Society extends a warm invitation to community for the final push to paint the Building Interior in time for the grad re-opening on July 1, 2018.  The Village has already painted the upstairs walls. The board is eager to paint the bathrooms, the front foyer, the “window room”, the staircase wainscotting, and the windows. Please RVSP at if you can help out. In Gratitude.

 NOTE FROM THE SLUGS:  If you are enjoying the yellow and gold pop of Spring colour in local gardens (aka: Daffodils), you too could have the same next Spring.  Mark your calendar for the SLUGS annual Fall Bulb Sale at Garlic Fest 2018.  This year, we will be featuring Daffodils and Alliums.”

Weekly drop-in Clay Classes at Artel Studios in New Denver. Every Monday starting at 1:30pm until 4:30pm for a nominal fee including material and expertise. No experience is necessary with the freedom to make your own creations as desired, incl. throwing pots. Show up or call: Ellie 250-358-2689.
            A former chair of the David Suzuki Foundation and a long-time Nelson city councillor will be the two featured speakers at the 5th annual Convergence Writers’ Weekend in Silverton, B.C. June 15 and 16.
The theme of this year’s Convergence weekend is “Keeping a Civil Tongue.” Presentations will focus on how speakers and writers on all sides of controversial issues increasingly regard those who disagree with them as not only wrong-headed but evil.  All Convergence events take place at Silverton’s Memorial Hall, 203 Lake Ave. (Highway 6).
Speaking at 7 p.m. June 15, at an event open to the public as well as Convergence registrants, will be James Hoggan. Besides his work for the Suzuki Foundation, Hoggan chaired Al Gore’s Climate Project Canada. His most recent book is “I’m Right and You’re an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean It Up”.  Hoggan notes that the demonizing of opponents hampers a community’s ability to solve common problems. His book identifies some approaches to counter this trend.
Also presenting at the June 15 event will be Donna Macdonald, a Nelson city councillor for 19 years before retiring in 2014. Her memoir of life as a civic politician, “Surviving City Hall”, stresses the importance of local government while emphasizing the need for truthfulness, kindness and civility in public life.
Registrants for Convergence also have the choice to attend one of two writing workshops offered during the day on June 16, as well as attending an arts performance and discussion that evening.  Writing workshop leaders are Macdonald and New Denver journalist, historian, novelist, poet and performer Sean Arthur Joyce.  Saturday evening includes performances by Joyce, New Denver musician Noel Fudge, and Silverton/New Denver dancer Koko, as well as a discussion of the weekend’s theme by participants.
Registration is now open, at a cost of $45 plus GST.  Non-registrants are welcome to attend the Friday night event with admission by donation. More information, including how to register, is available at
            Deadline for registration is June 1. Deadline for persons wishing feedback on their writing from Joyce in his workshop is May 19.
Convergence is partially supported by the ProVision fund of the United Church’s B.C. Conference, the Columbia Basin Trust, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Area H director, Walter Popoff.
Clear your calendars for the weekend of June 30-July 1 for the second annual FibreFeelia Fest – a Kootenay fibre arts event – in New Denver.  We are bringing together a community of fibre educators, producers, spinners, knitters, quilters, textile artists, felters, dyers and others who support the fibre arts.
The Fest will focus on an exciting variety of fibre related workshops over the two days, accompanied by a fibre/supplier oriented Marketplace event.  This year the event will take place under one roof, in the Lucerne Elementary-Secondary School.
Back by popular demand is our Yarn Tasting event on the evening of June 29, 7-9 pm, in the Bosun Hall.  Come enjoy the company of fellow yarn enthusiasts and sample some excellent yarns at the same time.  Get your tickets early, as numbers are limited!  Tickets are available at Sew Much More in downtown New Denver 250 551 6509.

Saturday, June 30th (All Day)
Knitting-Brioche with Marsha Ibuka: We will start with swatches to gain a solid grounding in the knit and purl stitches, increases, and decreases.  The class will then move on to start their own simple brioche project. Cost $75
2.  Quilting-Diamonds in the Deep with Debra McCracken:  A twist on log cabin blocks, two fabrics, could also be done scrappy.  Class emphasizes accuracy with tips for cutting, sewing and pressing…. uses the pattern for layout mainly.  Pre-cutting required. Supply list available with registration.   Cost $75
Felted Slippers and Dyeing with Joanne Bieler: In this basic level workshop we will make a pair of felted slippers or boots to fit your own feet including dyeing the finished product. Supplies required. Cost $75
Karamatsu Shibori with Morgen Bardati: Shibori is a traditional method of creating beautiful patterns on cloth by using several techniques of resisting the dye each participant will create a silk scarf and a sample of karamatsu variations and two plant sourced colours. Material Fees $20 Cost $75

Saturday, June 30th Morning (3 hours)
Yarn Dyeing with Susan Chamberlain: Susan will lead participants in the fun techniques of hand painting sock yarns, creating multi-coloured yarns to take home and work with. Material Fee $25 Cost $50
6.  Painting with Fibre with Leah Wilson:
Learning to paint using felt! Cost $50

Saturday, June 30th Afternoon (3 hours)
Needle Felting with Leah Wilson Needle: felting 3D sculpture with techniques that reveal artist secrets when building with wool fibre. Cost $50
8.  Beginning Spinning with Leola Witt-McNie: Using a Turkish spindle to begin, learn the basics for your first class, washing, teasing, carding and spinning.  Wool and spindles are provided. Cost $50

Sunday, July 1st All Day
9.    One Block Wonder with Debra McCracken: You want an interesting fabric with a large print with lots of background will give you a variety of blocks. Supply list available with registration Cost $75
10.  Felted Purse or Vessel 3-D with Sue of Nufelt
: There are many ways to do wet felting and you will learn the techniques of 3-D felting. Material Fee $20. Cost $75
Dry/Wet Needle Felting Painting with Donna Marko: This workshop will be for people who have little or no experience in dry/wet needle felting create a 12” X 12” painting. Cost $75
Scrappy Fingerless Mitts with Susan of Riverstone Yarns: We will take left over hand dyed sock yarn and transform it into fun mitts that you will want to wear every day. Using a variety of six colours, we will combine the yarns to produce a whole new fabric, stretching the imagination and exploring possibilities with different stitches.   Material Fee $25 Cost $75

Sunday, July 1st Morning (3 hours)
Crochet Hat with Daphne Budding: The bulky weight yarn and pom-pom hats are very on-target this season. Cost $50
14.  Design & Spin your own unique yarn with Leola Witt-McNie:
Blend colours and different fibres. A spinning wheel or drop spindle required. Cost $50

Sunday, July 1st Afternoon (3 hours)
15  Knitting Mosaic Colourwork with Kathy Chapman: An introduction to colour knitting without stranding. Cost $50
16.  Down the Rabbit Hole with Sarah Elizabeth:
Exploration of spinning right form locks to art batts & using beads. Material Fee $30 Cost $50 for more workshop information and registration

Got your taxes done?  If not, call Paul Merrifield, Accounting Technician, 250-358-6806 wk/ 250-505-9748 cel / 250-358-6802 fax


editorial:  Friends had a bunch of long paper, no longer needed in their world so they donated it to the 358.  We remember when the Swami was on long paper.  It changed when a box of legal sized paper I ordered arrived as letter-sized.  Now I’ll just mix it up depending on the size of the document.

I was going to share some funny “senior moment” stories Rob told me at the Apple Tree to lighten me up after I was whining about how busy I was and how sore and tired my old body is from physical labour.  But I woke up in the same kind of tired, sore and whining kind of mood, so maybe next time.  And Columbia Wireless is down, saying they need to go up there and get the generator running, perhaps by noon.  Would be interesting to see how the world would react if the main generator of the planet shut down all wireless signals.

I think my mind/body is also having difficulty going from winter to summer with no spring in between , up on the mountain, anyway.  There was snow forever, and now the grass needs mowing.  Ok, time to just get on with it…….wh










AA:  Annex of Health Care Centre (where the Red Cross is) Fridays, 7 – 8 pm  Call 358-7158 for more info                        

AL-ANON  same place, Thursdays, 7 pm, info:  358-7904;

NA:   info:  358-7265

BADMINTON:   Wednesdays, 7 – 9pm, Lucerne School gym

BOOKKEEPING SERVICE:  Judy Flaherty, (780) 897-3663.  Paul Merrifield 358-6806 wk / 250-505-9748 cel

BUS:  Nakusp Regional Transit System – Bookings:  1-877-843-2877

BUSINESS COUNSELLING/TRAINING/LOANS and the Self Employment Program – local Community Futures reps –                                                   leave  message at 265-3674 ext. 201 or email

CARPENTER CREEK LAST WISHES –Gloria 358-2253  Carolyn 3587-760  Kay 358-7991

CHIROPRACTIC with Dr. Larry Zaleski, Mon & Fri   358-2177


GUITAR LESSONS:  Patrick Mcgovern at

HOSPICE SOCIETY, 250 358 7828, PO Box 217, ND,

HOSPITAL AUXILIARY meet 2 pm 1st wed. of the month, Health Care Centre.  for more info, 358-2653

LIBRARY/READING CENTRE:  Wed. 7-9 pm.  Tues.&Thurs1-4 pm. 358-2221 –

MASSAGE – by appointment only – Nancy Guise – Certified Massage Therapist – phone 250-265-8530

PALS:  Nakusp:  265- 3792     RIDESHARE: Give a ride, get a ride, move your stuff.


ROOFING CONTRACTOR – Willy Molloy, (250) 358-7967

ROSEBERY TRANSFER Wed. & Sat., 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – gate shuts at 3:00 pm

SENIORS:  Knox Hall, Fridays @ 1:00 pm


SLOCAN LAKE  GALLERY SOCIETY:  (the local arts council)

SLOCAN VALLEY LEGACY FUND:   Phone: 1-877-649-5643 (toll-free)  Web:

  1. ANTHONY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH: Mass times: 12:30 every Sunday

SOULGARDEN COUNSELLING SERVICES:  Individual & Online counselling sessions provided in Silverton and Winlaw.

Sue Mistretta, M.A. (8-2177)

YOGA Silverton Fire Hall (upstairs) Monday & Thurs. 9 – 10 am  – Madeleine 8-2475

ZION UNITED CHURCH, Church meets in homes in Silverton and New Denver at 10 a.m.                                                                                                                      For information call  7973, or 2145.  All are welcome



Deadlines are always Sunday night.  Next one:  May 20