• Ongoing

    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.


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    “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. lawmar43@gmail.com


                                                  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 www.hiddengardengallery.ca.

    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 victoriamitchellstudio.com. 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.  https://surveys.divisionsbc.ca/Kootenay-Boundary-Primary-Care-Patient-Survey.aspx

    COLIN MOSS  Slocan District Chamber of Commerce – Health Committee ccm99@telus.net


    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


  • Local author Roger C. Lewis book launch

    Local author Roger C. Lewis will launch his just-released debut work of fiction “Identity Matters: Canadian Stories” at Villa Dome Quixote at 4 pm Thursday August 16. The author will read selections from his book; refreshments will follow.. Some of the stories are set in the Slocan Valley. The book was reviewed by noted local author Sean Arthur Joyce in the July 26 issue of “The Valley Voice.” For further reviews and comment see the author’s web page: URL info@custombookpublications.com

  • Work Out Equipment for sale

    Work Out Equipment for sale at 40% new price (and weights don’t age.) two 25 lb weights, ten 5 lb, four 2 1/2.lb four dumbbell bars, sleeves and collars two 10 lb dumbbells one 6 foot bar, one 5 foot bar, one 4 foot curling bar, all with collars one bench with removable uprights for bench press All for $100.  call Wendy at 358-7792

  • FOR RENT on Red Mountain Rd.

    One BR, cozy, partially furnished cabin on Red Mountain Rd, Silverton.  Nicely situated on wooded property with small  mountain view.  Ideal for one person/couple.  Wood stove/electric heat.  NS/No pets.  References required. $450 + Utilities.  Avail Sept 15. .  Internet being installed-cost will add onto rent.  CONTACT:  Collene (250) 358-2432


    Two Roland Micro Monitor MA-20 speakers with Mic,line 1, line 2 and loudness adjusters. Price new about $60 each. You can have both for $50, plus two Koss HD/4 speakers with bass, mid, and treble adjusters for free. Contact Wendy Harlock at 358-7792.

  • At the Hidden Garden Gallery

    The art show “Perspectives in Time” by Boukje Elzinga, will be held at the new Hidden Garden Gallery from August 14 to August 19, 2018 with music by Garbanzo at the reception on Wednesday, August 15th. In this mix of oil paintings and pen and ink drawings of objects, people, creatures and animals, Boukje plays with ideas, colour and location.

    The next show at the Hidden Garden Gallery is Blossom and Burst” by Jeremy Down, August 21-26 with a reception on Wednesday, August 22. Music will be provided by J Buttle, Paul Gibbons and friends. “Blossom and Burst” is a collection of works from the last few years, acrylic on canvas and then on wood. Some works are 3-dimensional and some are standard format flat paintings.

    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 hiddengardengallery.ca.

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Outdoor Yoga starts this Tuesday and continues every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-10:00 in the Gardens with Jeremy Down. Bring your mats for Hatha Flow. Cost is $10.00.

  • Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO)

    There are spaces for musicians to take part in a free Gong workshop at the Silverton Gallery August 19, 4 – 9 pm witht he Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO).

    NGO is a contemporary live Sound Art project that tours throughout North and Central America. NGO is a continuous, growing community engagement project; and the only bowed Gong orchestra in existence in the world today. The rich harmonies produced from multiple layers of bowed gongs are transformative, engaging and inspiring for both players and audiences. The gong bows and surrounding instrumentation equipment are handmade by Nakatani Kobo.

    This unique workshop will be of particular interest to percussionists, but will be engaging for musicians of all kinds. Register now to secure your spot! If you know someone who may be interested, please encourage them to contact us to reserve a spot. Email silvertongallery@gmail.com or call 250-265-7173.
    Claire Paradis Communications  csparadis@gmail.com