Community Calendar


Merritt's Community Calendar is stocked full of festivals, fairs and community events. Check back often for activities in all four seasons. #ExploreMerritt 

What is a crop you ask? It is the scrapbooking word for a weekend retreat. Vendors will offer spotlight classes on new product lines and techniques. The fee covers the full weekend, your own 8-foot table, snacks, coffee, tea and water. There will be gift bags on each table and chances to win door prizes. Come and go as you please. Our hours offer you the flexibility to spend time with your family and still come out scrapbooking guilt free.

Friday times 3:00pm-9:00pm , Saturday 8:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm.

Look them up on Facebook at Nicola Valley Scrapbookers

Event Date 05-31-2019 3:00 pm
Event End Date 06-02-2019 4:00 pm
* Location Merritt Civic Centre

Thursday May 16th 2019, 7 PM at NVIT Lecture TheatreFrances Backhouse – “Once they were hats” The biology of beavers and their role in Canada’s history.   

[This presentation was postponed in 2017 due to weather – rescheduled by popular demand]

Biologist and author Frances Backhouse has published books on a wide range of nature topics, including owls and woodpeckers, and also on historical topics such as the women in the Klondike gold rush. Her latest book examines humanity’s 15,000-year relationship with Castor canadensis, and the beaver’s even older relationship with North American landscapes and ecosystems. This will be a fascinating presentation blending biology and history. Some of you have heard Frances’s recent CBC Radio Ideas program on beavers.

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Event Date 05-16-2019 7:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Backyard Bees Presentation ft. Guest Speaker Kent Miller Come join us as we welcome Kent Miller from Miller Farms as our next guest speaker! He has over 40 years experiance as a bee keeper and has agreed to come share his knowledge. want to find out more about them visit their website @ Meeting will be at Earthwalker Spiritual Shop 2090 Granite Ave
Event Date 05-15-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 05-15-2019 7:30 pm
* Location Merritt
Vancouver Paranormal Society presents Baillie House Public Investigation.  Only 4 tickets available for an evening investigation of the goings-on at the Baillie House.  Come on down and spend the evening with the investigators and psychics, see how they operate. All proceeds to the Baillie Property.
Event Date 05-04-2019 6:00 pm
* Location Baillie House

Thursday April 18th, 7 PM at NVIT Lecture Theatre Dr. Lauchlan Fraser and Rachel Whitehouse – New grassland studies in the Merritt area (details to come).

The Merritt-based Nicola Watershed Community Round Table has a new partnership with the Grasslands Conservation Council of BC, promoting education and research at the Laurie Guichon Memorial Grasslands Interpretive Site near Merrit. Thompson University Professor Lauchlan Fraser and FLNRO ecologist Rachel Whitehouse are leading this work and will give a joint presentation on the project. Controlling invasive weeds, like knapweed, is a huge problem across the grasslands of southern BC and this project is testing some innovative methods to maintain healthy grasslands. Exciting work happening right on our doorstep.

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Event Date 04-18-2019 7:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Reduce Your Wildfire Risk Join Widlfire Mitigation Specialist, Krista Minar, for this FREE workshop. Learn how to plan and prepare for the wildfire season, using FireSmart principles, to help reduce your community's risk of wildfire loss.
Event Date 04-16-2019 6:30 pm
* Location Merritt Civic Centre
Event Date 04-13-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 04-13-2019
* Location Merritt Civic Centre
Event Date 04-13-2019 2:00 pm
Event End Date 04-13-2019
* Location Merritt Civic Centre
Event Date 04-07-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 11-30-2019
* Location Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre

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