By Donalda Beeson
Benefit at the Gathering Tree
The Gathering Tree will be hosting a benefit on Friday, July 13, at 4 p.m. to assist local ladies battling cancer. They are looking for items to auction off. There will be live music and $1 from every drink, treat, or ice cream on the night of the benefit will be donated. Be sure to stop in and buy your raffle tickets! 1st prize is The “Diving Pig” picture donated by The Gathering Tree (valued at $139.00), 2nd prize is a 1 1/2 hour massage donated by Diane Lowe (valued at $65.00), and 3rd prize is jewelry donated by Acadian Stones (valued at $50.00). Tickets are only $2 and 100 per cent of the proceeds go to the cause. Come out and as a community support these women!
Canoe Mountain Rodeo
Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, is the BCRA co-sanctioned with WIREA Canoe Mountain Rodeo. There will be Rodeo Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Saddle Bronc, Bareback, Break Away Roping, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping, Jr. Steer Riding, Steer Wrestling, and Junior Pole Bending. There will be vendors, a beer garden, and a concession. Tickets for the weekend are $15 at the gate, kids 12 and under are free. For more information call Lorna (250) 566 4500. Don’t miss the Saturday Night Dance featuring Union Jack. Tickets are $10 and there will be a cash bar.
Community Learning Project: “Cafe Show and Tell” morphs into “Garden Grow and Smell”
As a means of gathering and learning together, over the winter the Community Learning Project held Cafe Show and Tell. It has now morphed into a Garden Grow and Smell for the summer! They will meet bi-weekly at the Robson Valley Support Society office in McBride, and then proceed to various garden sites in McBride. Participants are asked to bring gloves, rakes, shovels, forks, and hand tools marked with their names. The next meeting will be Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. noon. Lunch will follow at the McBride Community Market. Help plan for a community garden project in McBride, and contribute to the learning/ teaching log to chart the progress from week to week. Call Nancy Taylor at (250) 569 2266 or (250) 968 4358 for more information.
Locals Organize Second Annual Live Life Loud Music Festival in Thorsby, Alta.
July 13, 14 and 15, 2012, Live Life Loud Music Festival celebrates its second year of music and art on the stunning landscapes that surround Thorsby, Alberta. Drawn from a community of friends, artists, bands, performers (electronic and live), it will be a convergence weekend celebration of creative culture. Performers include; Sam Heine, Jon Lent Trio, Saltsenses Productions, North Tango, Jerid, When Lovers Collide, Jaquino with AdonEye, and Ricky Pistols. DJ’s include; DJ Pommie, Frazer Olsen, High Society, Zack Downie, Mr. Wiggles, DJ Weasel and DMT. There will be a Badminton Tournament, Yoga Sessions, Chinese Wishing Lanterns, Teepee Pow Wow, Flip Cup/Beer Pong Tournament, Feather Extensions, Crystal Healing Workshop, Group Meditation, Tropical Bar with juicing in the morning, and Free Gala Snacks. Buy tickets online at livelifeloudmusicfestival.com or contact promoter and Valemount local, Jesse Thomson at email@example.com. Other local organizers include, Kim Shaw and Donalda Beeson. This is a non-profi t event with all funds going to the building and production of the event, sponsored by you, for you.
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