November 7, 2017

You’ve probably seen, from any number of places, info on the “well-being” survey and i’m repeating the ad below.  If you’d like to give your feedback to the Village, and find it difficult in any way, I’m offering to help.  If you have a computer and just need help to do it online, I could do that.  If you’d like someone to bring a hard copy to your house I’d do that.  If you want help filling out the hard copy and returning it to the village, I would do that.  call me.
Some good news – The Camp Café is changing hours and as of this coming Friday/Saturday, will be serving dinner.  More details below.  wh

Residents Invited to Take Community Well-being Survey
The Village of New Denver, in partnership with the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College, is conducting research on the well-being of our community with an interest in resident attraction and retention. This survey asks residents about quality of life and several aspects related to community services and livability in and around New Denver. While the survey is created to assist with community planning and decision-making by the Village of New Denver, residents of Silverton and Area H North are invited to share their views. Part-time residents are also encouraged to please take the survey.
The survey will take about 15 minutes. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Please also tell your family, friends, and neighbours about this opportunity.
Go to: The survey is open until November 13, 2017. Hardcopies are also available at the Village office.

HOW OTHERS SEE US: A group of not-so-casual visitors from Kaslo recently visited New Denver-Silverton and registered their impressions of our community. Come find out what they thought. This is a project of the BC Rural Centre, in collaboration with the Slocan District and Kaslo & Area Chambers of Commerce. We’re hoping that the community will be inspired by the Kaslo team’s impressions to come up with a project idea. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15. SILVERTON MEMORIAL HALL. 7-9 PM.

SILVERTON CHRISTMAS MARKET – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 – 10 am – 4 pm  Discover exciting new and returned vendors. There will be refreshments – sweet and savory, robust soup, warm drinks, elegant amaryllis, draws for baskets along with atmospheric music by local musicians. Come out, mingle and support our talented craftspeople. Make a day of it ending with dinner at the Silverton Camp Café! Vendors call 358-2475.

CELEBRATE WITH SLSS!  The Slocan Lake Stewardship Society Annual General Meeting is taking place Sunday, November 19, 2 PM at Knox Hall.  Celebrate projects carried out in the past year, including Science Forum, Wild Days and Wildlife Tree Model.  Learn about future plans.  Refreshments.

The Annual General Meeting of the Healthy Community Society of the North Slocan Valley will be held on November 22 at 4 PM at Lucerne School in New Denver (Go in the front door, turn right, and go to the end of the hall). As well as the standard AGM agenda, a Special Resolution to adopt the Society’s constitution and new bylaws will be voted on. A copy of the new bylaws is available for viewing at the Valley Voice office (or by email from Everyone is welcome at the AGM.

Norbert Rubesaat launches new memoir
For author Norbert Ruebsaat, retiring to New Denver after a career teaching communications has meant a rediscovery of community. As the son of a German immigrant family who came to Canada after World War II, he faced persistent, sometimes violent prejudice. So finding a way to fit into community has been a lifelong quest. What better way to come to terms with that legacy than by writing a book? Ruebsaat will share his memories and insights at the launch of In Other Words: A German Canadian Story at Knox Hall, New Denver, November 9, 7 pm. He will be joined by special guest Rika Ruebsaat for a musical interlude. His sister is a well-known BC folklorist and performer of traditional mining and logging songs.

Hidden Garden Gallery Movies (now being shown at Knox Hallstarts 7:30 pm 

 Friday November 10 CATCH-22 (1970) Comedy/Drama
Based on the book by Joeseph Heller directed by Mike Nichols. A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of a “military mentality” and of a bureaucratic society in general. Stars Alan Arkin, Orson Wells, Jon Voigt, Art Garfunkel.

Friday November 17, I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Documentary
Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. Stars Samuel L. Jackson

PRACTICES FOR LIVING DEEPLY: OPTIMISM in a Distressed World.  November 18 – November 19, 2017.  PRACTICES FOR LIVING DEEPLY is a bi-yearly opportunity to explore spiritual practices from multiple traditions that will deepen your experience of inspired living.  Led by Kay Costley-White and Therese Des Camp, this weekend event is open to all.  The theme for this event will be Optimism in a Distressed World.  What is optimism and how does it differ from denial?  Why is optimism important?  What practices will grow optimism in ourselves and in our communities?
Saturday, November 18, 9:00 am to 4 pm; Sunday, November 19, 9:00 am to noon.  Knox Hall, New Denver; by donation.  Please bring your own lunch and a journal; tea provided.  Chairs available, or bring your own meditation gear.  For information and to register: Kay at; (250) 358-7991; Therese at (250) 358-7904,

You are cordially invited!   The Hidden Garden Gallery is holding a short Special General Meeting for members at 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 12 at Knox Hall for the purpose of ratifying the revised Constitution and By-laws as required by the new Societies Act. The AGM will follow immediately. Please come to support your New Denver art gallery in this year of transition. The board looks forward to sharing its vision with everyone.

Camp Cafe is now opening with new winter hours starting  Friday November 10.

Friday’s & Saturday’s  8am – 8pm  breakfast, light lunch & our new dinner menu                                                                    which will be available at 4:30 pm
Sunday brunch  10 am – 2 pm

Hope to see you all! We look forward to offering the community delicious seasonal fare this winter! We will also be offering live music, poetry readings and more on certain evenings….we’ll keep you abreast of those happenings as they arise.  Xo  The Camp Crew.   Our new menu will be posted on our Facebook page and also on our website

Pals is renting a table at the New Denver Christmas Market on November 25. We are seeking donations of homemade items or baking to sell at their table. Contact Arlene at 358-7785 or Laurie at 358-7752
There will also be a craft table at the Silverton Christmas Market on December 2. Any and all donations accepted for this much valued organization which gives good service from Edgewood, to Trout Lake to Enterprise Creek.   Thanks to the dedicated volunteers for Animal Welfare in our region.

On Giving Tuesday (Nov. 28 this year) the Slocan Valley Legacy Fund is reaching out to the community for donations.  A generous supporter has offered to match all gifts, meaning your donation will be doubled!

What is Giving Tuesday?  It’s a world-wide movement to encourage generosity, volunteering, donating to charity, helping a neighbour… all types of giving.  Each year Giving Tuesday marks the start of the holiday giving season.  The Slocan Valley Legacy Fund has embraced Giving Tuesday as a way to raise awareness and funds.

What is the Slocan Valley Legacy Fund?  Short answer: the community fund for our valley.  The Slocan Valley Legacy Fund is an endowment fund held within the Osprey Community Foundation (a registered charity and public foundation).  Money donated to the fund is invested, with the interest granted each year to worthy Slocan Valley community and charitable organizations.  Think of it like growing an apple tree (donating the principal) and giving away the apples each year (making grants).  A list of grants made thus far is available on the Legacy Fund web-site:

The Slocan Valley Legacy Fund is seeking support from our many engaged and caring citizens who want to positively impact the long-term health and resilience of our beautiful valley.  There are three easy ways to give: (1) in person on Giving Tuesday at selected coffee shops in the Slocan Valley (see the Valley Voice for times and locations – in New Denver at Nuru Coffee Bar and The Apple Tree;  (2)  Online using the Osprey Community Foundation’s giving portal:
donations-to-the-slocan-valley-legacy-fund  using PayPal or a credit card, and (3) Mail a cheque to the 
Slocan Valley Legacy Fund
:  P.O. Box 363, Slocan, BC  V0G 2C0
.  We are a fund held within the Osprey Community Foundation so please make your cheque payable to “Osprey Community Foundation,”
 with “For the Slocan Valley Legacy Fund” in the memo line.
However you choose to give, thank you so much!  You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of your gift.
Questions?  Phone: 1-877-649-5643 (toll free)
 or e-mail:

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD gives you the opportunity to make this Christmas brighter for a needy child.  This project of Samaritan’s Purse allows you as a family to send a message of love and compassion to children in crisis areas around the world.  To pick up a shoe box and brochure, they will be available at NEW MARKET FOODS, New Denver B.C.  I notice in the brochure that NO CANDY OR FOOD SHOULD BE PUT IN THE BOX.  If you need any further information, please contact Joan Law at 250-358-2374.  Collection week is November 13th-19th, 2017.  The filled boxes can be dropped off at New Market Foods by November 18th, 2017.  Thank you for your participation in this project.

WINTER COAT! worn a few times – Land’s End Commuter coat. Long in length, black with down hood, snaps and zips in front, spacious pockets, size M (10-12), original price $299+, selling for $175 – OBO. Super cozy! 358-2475

Hi Everyone: it’s time for St. Anthony’s annual Christmas market at the Bosun Hall, November 25, 10 am – 2 pm.  Table rental is $25.  Call Bev Casley @ 358-7771 to book a table.  Returning this year is Cakewalk, sponsored by Royalty, plus borscht and chow mein sponsored by the nursery school.  Hope to see you there.

Winter sports at the school gym:   bring appropriate footwear for a new floor.   badminton Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm.      pickle ball  Thursdays, 7 – 9 pm

here’s a list for the next two week’s activities shown above

Nov. 9 Norbert Rubesaat, Knox Hall 7pm
10  Movie “Catch 22”, Knox Hall 7:30 pm
12  AGM, Hidden Garden Gallery, Knox Hall 1 pm
17  Movie:  I am Not Your Negro, Knox Hall 7:30 pm
19  AGM, SLSS, Knox Hall, 2 pm
22  AGM, Healthy Housing, School, 4pm
25  St. Anthony’s Christmas market, Bosun Hall, 10 am – 2 pm
Dec. 2  Silverton Christmas Market, Memorial Hall, 10 am – 4 pm

I’m not going to print the “Dates, Times, etc.” – will be online.
























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

CHIAROSCURO PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY– Fine Art Photography by Patrizia Menton. 123 Reiben Rd  Hills.

16 km north of New Denver.  Sign on the highway
CHIROPRACTIC with Dr. Larry Zaleski, Mon & Fri   358-2177


GUITAR LESSONS:  Patrick Mcgove 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