The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 096 is hosting an Open House, April 9th, in Honor of the 100 Year Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The hall is opening from 11am to 2pm for a free luncheon to Veterans and $6 to all others. We will be displaying Historic Information and Legion Display. The Branch Lounge will open at 2pm, for comradeship and a Baron Dinner at 5pm, at the cost of $12. The Profits from the Dinner is ear marked to support the Cadet Vimy Ridge Trip in 2018. We welcome any artifacts or information you may have to enhance the event. As it is also our 150 Anniversary, this will be an added touch to our theme.
|Event Date||04-09-2017 11:00 am|
|* Location||Legion Hall|
The Nicola Valley Film Society will be participating in a Canada 150th celebration along with approximately 180 Film Societies across the country on April 19th. This celebration is called CANADA ON SCREEN and for April 19th every Film Society participating will be screening a Canadian film without charge. This initiative is through the Toronto Film Circuit of which we are associated. The film that we will be screening is “WATER” by acclaimed director Deepa Mehta. This film was released in 2005 and has received many awards and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007. It will be screened up at the NVIT Lecture Theatre at 7:00 pm on April 19th. We are excited about our participation in this Cross Canada event!
About the Film
This film takes place in 1938 and examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.
The film received many positive reviews. Written and directed by Deepa Mehta, it was Canada’s nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007 and won many important awards around the world following its release. The film is also the third and final installment of Mehta’s ELEMENTS trilogy and was preceded by FIRE (1996) and EARTH (1998) both written and directed by Deepa Mehta.
“Serene on the surface yet roiling underneath, the film neatly parallels the plight of widows under Hindu fundamentalism to that of India under British colonialism.” J. Catsoulis, New York Times
Language: Hindi with English Subtitles
Country: Canada/India, 2005
April 19th, NVIT Lecture Theatre, 7:00pm
Free Admission, Space Is Limited, On A First Come Basis.
|Event Date||04-19-2017 7:00 pm|
|* Location||Nicola Valley Institute of Technology|
Join us for some fun events the weekend of May 26 - 28 and our clinicians include Sam Sunderland – Training Trail Horses, Steph Laversin and Robert Borsos – Mounted Archery, and Andonia Reynolds- Equine First Aid.
See Poster for more details, including ticket prices.
Contact Info: Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bchbcmerrittchapter or website at www.bchorsemen.org/bchbc/index.php/item/298-bchbc-merritt-chapter-profile
|Event End Date||05-28-2017|
|* Location||Merritt Rodeo Grounds|
Merritt Enduro Mountain Bike Race; June 11/17. 9AM to 4PM at Merritt Info Center. Obtain full information from Sponsor; Breathe Bikes; Travis Fehr. Darch Oborne; Co-organizer, call 250-378-7363 for more info.
|Event Date||06-11-2017 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||06-11-2017 4:00 pm|
The Vintage Car Club of Canada is venturing out on their Canada 150 tour and will be stopping in Merritt on June 13th!
All are invited to come on over and see the 60+ antique cars and talk to the owners. Cars will be parked in the parking lot beside the Baillie House (where the Farmers Market is held).
Part of a BC wide tour to celebrate Canada 150.
Contact Info: Al James 250-378-7402, www.vccc.com/2017-annual-tour
|Event Date||06-13-2017 4:00 pm|
|Event End Date||06-13-2017 6:00 pm|
|* Location||Baillie House|
Come join in our Canada Day festivities around Merritt, starting off with a breakfast put on by the knights of Columbus at the Merritt Civic Centre 8am, then head over to Central Park and take in the games, food, entertainment and fireworks (at 10pm Central Park)
For More Information Call the Civic Centre at 250-315-1050
|Event Date||07-01-2017 7:00 am|
|Event End Date||07-01-2017 11:00 pm|
Merritt 150+ Mountain Bike Ride. Starts at Rotary Park at 8 AM; July 1 (Canada Day). Ride will be Section 1 of the Full, 4 section Trail; and will be on paved road, gravel/forestry road, and single track. Geared to riders with Intermediate skill, Section 1 is 19 miles and involves several long climbs. Visit Breathe Bikes to see the route map.
Contact: Darch Oborne; Co-organizer, 250-378-7363 for more info.
|Event Date||07-01-2017 8:00 am|
|* Location||Rotary Park|
Art Walk Artist Cam Novak painting at 378 Board Shop
Bass Coast sponsored Artist, Cam Novak a.k.a. Open Mind who will be doing a painting a panel at 378 Board Shop.
This is an opportunity to check out a great out of town artist, watch the process unfold and check out Art Walk.
About the artist, Open Mind, is a visual artist who creates raw emotional art for those in search of magic. His large scale murals and watercolour drawings are vibrant explorations into his connection to spirit, nature and animals. His practice focuses on understanding the power of abstraction and improvisation and how art can be used as a tool to become more connected to one's self.
|Event Date||07-06-2017 11:30 am|
|Event End Date||06-06-2017 4:00 pm|