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    Chasing a Trace is a film about one woman’s quest to study elusive wolverines in the high alpine of Canada’s west. Come to the Bonnington Arts Centre on Tuesday, November 12 or Silverton Memorial Hall on Wednesday, November 13 to see it and learn more about what the wily wolverines need to thrive.

    After the 20-minute film, Andrea Kortello will share stories from the field, as she and another local researcher follow this mysterious creature around the West Kootenays.

    Get your tickets in advance ($10) at  y2y.net/chasingatrace or $12 at the door (cash only). Children and youth are by donation. Doors open 6:30 pm. Film at 7 pm.

    This is a special Kootenay-Columbia Tour hosted by the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and Wildsight. Please spread the word!

    Silver Sage Flora in Three Forks is holding their second annual Holiday Wreath Workshops.

    Come join us for an afternoon of festive music and treats while you weave together a new holiday tradition. Bring your friends and family to share in this light-hearted event and take home a fresh green wreath for your door.

    All supplies are included in the cost of each ticket, an investment of $45. Together you will learn how to bend a willow wreath form and then how to cut, arrange and wire your evergreens in place.

    We are holding three workshops this year. Tickets are available online here:   https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/silver-sage-flora-workshops-18127109714

    We are looking forward to working with you this season to bring joy to your holiday. For more information check out our website at :https://silversageflora.wixsite.com/mysite


    Hidden Garden Gallery film night.

    At Knox Hall 7:30 PM Friday November 8th (admission by donation) : 

    Sorry to Bother You (2018) Comedy/Fantasy/Science Fiction 

    In an alternate version of Oakland, Cassius Green gets a telemarketing job and finds the commission paid job a dispiriting struggle as a black man selling to predominately white people over the phone. That changes when a veteran advises him to use his “white voice,” and the attitude behind it to make himself more appealing to customers. With a bizarrely high-pitched accent, Cassius becomes a success even as his colleagues form a union to improve their miserable jobs. Regardless, Cassius finds himself promoted a “Power Caller” selling the most morally abhorrent but lucrative products and services as his connection to his girlfriend and colleagues fades away. However, Cassius’ conscience arises anew as he finds himself in the midst of his boss’ bizarre world of condescending bigoted decadence and his sinister plans to create the perfect subservient work force with Cassius’ help.


    Kootenay-based blues/soul singer, bassist and songwriter Holly Hyatt will be at The Silverton Gallery in Silverton on Saturday, November 9th at 7:30 p.m. with a five-piece band celebrating the release of her debut solo album Wild Heart. The album is a full band production — complete with horns and organic-sounding keyboards — that showcases Holly’s highly evolved songwriting skills and soulfully smooth vocal abilities. Wild Heart reached the number two spot on Roots Music Report’s Soul Blues charts for 2019 and garnered rave reviews from the music press:Not only is Hyatt a singer with a Bonnie Raitt-style vocal range, she is a monster bassist as her playing throughout the album proves.” The Vancouver SunHyatt has a confidence and purity bordering on greatness. This is a lady with a truly touching voice and a support band that rolls along delivering pure pleasure.” Elmore Magazine, New York

    While remaining firmly grounded in the soul and R&B feel of the earlier masters, Holly’s music transports the listener into the modern era with infectious dance grooves, horn lines, funky guitar and positive, uplifting lyrics — Think: Susan Tedeschi and Jamiroquai meet The Family Stone. Holly has appeared on shows with fellow Canadian artists such as Colin James, Jeff Healey, Harry Manx, Sue Foley and international legends like Leon Russell, Los Lobos and David “Fathead” Newman. The Memphis soul tinged “River Flows,” which appears on the new album and was released earlier as a single, won the 2019 Kootenay Music Award for best Rhythm and Blues Song. www.hollyhyatt.com

    Holly will be joined by musicians Clinton Swanson, Jack Taforo, Steve Wilson and Jon Burden — a funky, blues-infused, soul-based band that matches her soulful vocal delivery. Tickets are available at the door. $15.

    Subject: New Denver Preschool Fundraiser

    The local preschool in New Denver is selling Purdys christmas chocolates!!

    To order online go to www.purdysgpp.com/join/29541. There are catalogs at the New Denver post office, RHC Insurance, Silverton Building Supplys and Lucerne school if your not interested in ordering online as well you can order with any preschool parent. Order deadline November 27th.
    The preschool also has beautiful Poinsettias from Georama Growers! Order forms will be around at RHC Insurance and the Post Office or can be placed with any preschool parent.
    We appreciate all the support from this amazing community!


    SLSS AGM will be held Sunday November 10 from 2-3:30 PM

    Zion United Church, Silverton (behind Dentist’s office).

    SLSS just received funding for a major initiative to restore wetlands in what we call the Bonanza Creek Biodiversity Corridor.  A description of the project that was sent to the Valley Voice is attached below.  A more detailed description of the activities will form the major part of our presentation at the AGM.  Richard Johnson will also talk about the effects of the fire last summer (2018) in the headwaters of Silverton Creek.

    And as always, there will be treats.  Please join us.

    Hidden Garden Gallery’s AGM
    Saturday, Nov. 9th 2019, 1:00 PM, at the Knox Hall.

    The Healthy Community Society is happy to host another: 

    HARVEST DINNER– Annual Community Potluck at the Silverton Memorial Hall, Saturday November 16 at 5:30 pm. Celebrate local food abundance with friends, neighbours and newcomers!  Bring your favourite fall dish or dessert to share and enjoy music and dancing with Eldorado Hoedown after dinner!  Local meats, music and beverages provided thanks to CBT sponsorship.
    Also please label dishes and utensils and drive someone who needs a ride.

    Mark Your Calendars!  We hope to see you there. Renew your membership there!

    Only $5 individual $10 family.

    And…catch up on our news at our AGM on November 27th at 7 pm in the Lucerne School Library.

    FOR RENT: 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. $560 (Includes WiFi/Internet) + Utilities. Avail Sept 15.
    CONTACT: Collene (250) 358-2652




    What: Focus on respect, health, fitness and lifelong learning
    When: Mon and Wed evenings, 6:00-7:30 pm (adolescents & adults)
    Where: New Denver Fitness Centre
    Approach: Values the uniqueness and contributions of all students, regardless of age or ability.
    Trial Option: Join us for 3 introductory classes ($15 adolescents & $25 adults)
    Monthly Cost: $60 adolescents & $80 adults. Family discounts available. All welcome!
    Instructor: Sensei Neil Dunnigan, Hachidan (8th degree)