Annual Sugar Shack serves up sweet treats at Salmo Ski Hill

Events include a maple syrup inspired afternoon in Salmo, Dinner in the Dark in Rossland and a science fair in Castlegar.

• Sunday, the Salmo Skill Hill, doors open at noon, meal served at 1 p.m. We’re tapping into one of Quebec sweetest spring delights, maple syrup, to bring you a maple-inspired lunch menu to share family-style. Try our famous maple taffy on snow and join our log sawing competition.

• Friday, The Garage restaurant for “Dinner in the Dark.” A fundraiser to raise awareness of blindness and to raise funds for Kootenay Project Adventure for the Visually Impaired (KPA-VI). Individuals attending the event will be eating their dinner without the use of vision. Tickets $50.

• Friday, the Rossland Art Gallery at 7 p.m., presents an evening of art and fashion. Mapleloop Boutique, will unveil spring and summer collections as models bring clothing to life down the runway. Art for People artists Martine Bédard and Andy Holmes will showcase their work.

• Saturday, Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar, from 8 a.m. until noon. Give a little something back to science by volunteering to help judge the West Kootenay Regional Science Fair. Coffee and goodies provided. Background in science not essential, first criteria is to like working with kids.

• Monday, Kiro Wellness Centre 2 p.m. The  West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet. Guest speaker: Diana Howard, Fitness Trainer.  Come out and meet our new ET nurse.  For further info,  call 368-9827 or 365-6276.

• Tuesday, The Clothesline Project, 11 a.m. at Ferraro Foods. Don’t miss this powerful display of hand-painted T-shirts created by local women toreflect their experience of violence and their desire for an abuse free community.

• Tuesday, The Colander Restaurant at 11:30 p.m. The Trail/Castlegar Parkinson’s Support Group will be meeting. New members welcome.  For information call 368-5179.

• Wednesday, Doukhobor Discovery Centre, Castlegar at 10 a.m. The Selkirk Weavers and Spinners Guild monthly meeting. New members welcome. Please bring bag lunch.


• April 19, comedian Matt Billon brings laughter to Rossland for Finding Mika’s Voice, in the spirit of Autism Awareness Month. Tickets $20 at the Red Pair and Out of the Cellar. $25 at the door. Must be over 19 to attend. For more info, call 521-0742.

• April 19, Trail United Church annex, doors open at 5:20 p.m. for the Trail and District United Way’s Spring Fling Community; Dinner of Caring.

• April 20, Columbia View Lodge from 1:30 p.m. To 3 p.m. Coffee Party and Bazaar. Crafts, baking, art and more. Admission by donation, proceeds to the CVL Resident’s Council. Call 364-5358 for info.

• April 20, Waneta Plaza, registration at 9 a.m. for the Scouting Kar Rally. Beaver Cubs and Scouts host its annual Kar Rally. Races begin at 10:15 a.m. For more info call Heather Hamer 367-7453

• April 20 & 21, Trail Wildlife Association range on Casino Road, hosts the West Kootenay Archers Spring Shoot. For more information please phone 367-6283 or 364-1969.

• April 21, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with a special ticket price of $12 for everyone.  Call 231-5672 for more information.

• April 22, Rossland Gallery at 7:30 p.m. La Cafamore String Quartet presents Black Angels by George Crumb. Tickets at Country Bear Kitchen or at the door. Adults $15, students and children $10, families $45.

• April 24, Rossland Gallery from 7-9 p.m. The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture celebrates arts and culture week by hosting, Conversations with Writers: an evening for writers and readers. Interviews with local writers Susan Andrews Grace, Adrian Barnes and Rosa Jordan.  Followed by readings and Q & A.

• April 27, Charles Bailey Theate at 7 p.m. The Trail and District Harmony Choir celebrates 25 years of choral music in their spring concert. Directed by Audrey Bisset. Featured guests include: Kootenay Women’s Choral; Rossland Glee Club; The Green Choir; Kootenay DanceWorks; Wind River Quartet; Maggie Chan and more. Tickets $15, available now at the Charles Bailey box office.

• April 28, Sunday Cinema at the Royal Theatre presents The Angels’ Share. A Scottish comedy-drama that tells the story of a young Glaswegian father who narrowly avoids a prison sentence. All shows at 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. $9.00 per show/$40.00 for the series.

• May 2 and 3, Selkirk College, Castlegar campus. ANKORS is presenting a conference called Creating Caring Communities. For more info, call Alex Sherstobitoff at 505-5506 or email

• May 12, Royal Theatre at 11 a.m. The Bolshoi Ballet performs Romeo & Juliet

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