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Saturday, September 15

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Reach Your Healthy Weight

Health coach Emmanuelle Burelli presents Reach Your Healthy Weight, a two-hour workshop at 6035 Harvie Avenue that includes three strategies participants can implement today. Information about the weight-loss grant will also be available. Register now for the free workshop by contacting Timber Massage & Wellness at 604.223.1272 or powellriverhealthcoach@gmail.com. Spaces are limited.

 

 

Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, September 16

Therapeutic Riding Silent Auction

Powell River Therapeutic Riding Association holds its annual silent auction from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 12 to 4 pm on Sunday during Powell River Fall Fair at Paradise Exhibition Grounds, 4356 Myrtle Avenue. The auction closes at 4 pm Sunday. All proceeds go toward the care of the association’s therapy horses.

 

Thursday, September 20

Intergenerational Summer Program

Seniors Together Program topic this month will discuss the Powell River Child, Youth and Family Services Intergenerational Summer Program, followed by catered lunch by The Convenient Chef. The program takes place from 11 am-1:30 pm in Evergreen Theatre at Powell River Recreation Complex. Registration for this limited-space, monthly program opens the first Thursday of each month. Call 604.485.2891, no drop-ins accepted.

 

Saturday, September 22

Zunga Warriors Final Fling

Zunga Warriors mixed dragon boat team hosts the Final Fling at Mowat Bay with six teams, including Paddling for Life and Texada Rock and Rollers, taking part in six races in total. It is a green event so anyone planning to eat should bring cups, plates and utensils. Zunga Juices’ food truck will be onsite providing smoothies and tacos. Come on out and support local paddlers. Start time is 9:30 am.

 

Here are the other events coming up around Powell River:

Wednesday, September 12

Choose to Move information session takes place from 1 to 2:30 pm in the Elm Room at Powell River Recreation Complex; the actual course date is September 26. Join for an informative session on helping seniors be active and live longer. For information, contact Christine at 604.485.2891.

Starts Saturday, September 15

Powell River Therapeutic Riding Association Silent Auction takes place from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday at the indoor arena, 4356 Myrtle Avenue. This is the association’s annual fundraiser. Final bids on items will be at 4 pm on Sunday.

Sunday, September 16

Terry Fox Run registration opens at 8:30 am at Powell River Recreation Complex, lower level; the run starts at 10 am. Choose the 10 kilometre or 3.5 kilometre route to run, walk, cycle or skate. Participants and volunteers can also enjoy a free pancake breakfast sponsored by Save-On-Foods after the run.

Starts Monday, September 17

Powell River Duplicate Bridge Club beginner classes take place from 10 am to 12 pm and run for eight weeks. Regular bridge club plays Mondays at 9:30 am, Tuesdays at 7 pm and Thursdays at 2 pm. For information, call 604.485.4430 or email tvthickett@gmail.com.

Tuesday, September 18

Powell River Academy of Music Concert Series tickets, including Carols by Candlelight, are now available for purchase. For information, call the Academy Box Office at 604.485.9633, visit in person 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday at 7280 Kemano Street, or go to powellriveracademy.org.

Step by Step is a new fitness program offered by the Encounter Centre/Healing Rooms. For more information and registration, please attend the centre between 6 to 8 pm at 4685 Marine Avenue.

Wednesday, September 19

Join Powell River Women in Business to explore fraud with Lee MacKenzie, author of The Charming Predator, and RCMP staff sergeant Rod Wiebe, from 6 to 8 pm at Powell River Public Library. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members. RSVP to info@prwomeninbusiness.com before September 17.

Powell River Toy Ride, Toys For Kids, leaves Lang Bay Store at 12 pm. Toys can be dropped off at the final destination of Strikers Bar and Grill any time after noon.

Friday, September 21

Westview Men’s Crib Club will hold its annual general meeting at 2 pm at Carlson Community Club. Anyone interested in joining may attend. For information, call Bill at 604.485.9229, Bob at 604.483.9718, or Mike at 604.483.3776.

Westview Baptist Church hosts a free shepherd’s pie community dinner, including a delicious homemade dessert, from 5 to 7 pm at the church, 3676 Joyce Avenue. For information, call Hans or Kelly dejong at 604.485.9114.

Saturday, September 22

Western Forest Products celebrates National Forestry Week with a free Woods Tour from 9 am to 5 pm. Lunch and transportation will be provided. For information and to reserve a seat, call 604.485.3123. Donations go to Powell River Community Resource Centre.

Support local food banks by participating in the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. Volunteers will pick up bagged donations in driveways. For information, go to bctfooddrive.org. For information regarding pickup, call 604.483.1171.

Tech Savvy - Digital Memoir Resources takes place at 1:30 pm at Gillies Bay Seniors’ Centre. Discover various digital tools to capture, preserve, share and publish stories. To register, contact Mark at mmerlino@prpl.ca or call 604.485.4796, extension 206.

Monday, September 24

Diemm will perform at 7 pm at Cranberry Hall, 6828 Cranberry Street, featuring critically acclaimed folk-roots artist Oliver Swain on acoustic bass and percussionist Ben Johnson. Tickets are $15 at Rockit Music and eventbrite.ca, or $18 at the door.

Tuesday, September 25

Powell River Garden Club holds its monthly meeting at 7 pm at Cranberry Seniors’ Centre. The guest speakers are pioneers in growing citrus fruit trees and Mediterranean fruit trees as in-ground plantings under local climatic conditions. They can provide expert advice based on first-hand experience in growing techniques.

Friday, September 28

Tech Savvy - Graphic Design, takes place at 7 pm at Powell River Public Library. Learn about the free graphic design website Canva and discover how to make professional looking designs with ease. To register, contact Mark at mmerlino@prpl.ca or call 604.485.4796, extension 206.

Starts Wednesday, October 3

An introduction to Italian language, culture and food for beginners runs Wednesdays from October 3 to December 12, 7 to 8:30 pm with Simona Taronna at Powell River Public Library. Get ready for your trip to the "Bel Paese" or to just learn about it. Registration is required.

Wednesday, October 3

Powell River Academy of Music Concert Series presents Paul Beauchesne, tuba, and Robert Holliston, piano, at 7:30 pm at James Hall. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for students 18 and under with student ticket voucher. For information, call 604.485.9633, drop in at 7280 Kemano Street or go to powellriveracademy.org.

Saturday, October 6

Powell River Health-Care Auxiliary holds its annual Fall Bazaar from 11 am to 2 pm at Powell River Recreation Complex.

Wednesday, October 10

Canadian Power and Sail Squadron in the Comox Valley is offering a one-day course in GPS and Electronics at 9 am at Comox Golf Club. Late arrival off the ferry is acceptable. Transit is available from the ferry to the mall. For information, call or text Eileen at 250.334.7253.

Wednesday, October 17

Canadian Power and Sail Squadron in the Comox Valley is offering a one-day course in GPS and Electronics at 9 am at the Comox Golf Club. Late arrival off the ferry is acceptable. Transit is available from the ferry to the mall. For information, call or text Eileen at 250.334.7253.

Saturday, November 17

Canadian Power and Sail Squadron in the Comox Valley is offering a one-day course in Radar for Boaters at 9 am at Comox Golf Club. Late arrival off the ferry is acceptable. Transit is available from the ferry to the mall. For information, call or text Eileen at 250.334.7253.

Saturday, November 24

Canadian Power and Sail Squadron in the Comox Valley is offering a one-day course in Radar for Boaters at 9 am at Comox Golf Club. Late arrival off the ferry is acceptable. Transit is available from the ferry to the mall. For information, call or text Eileen at 250.334.7253.

 

ONGOING

 

Choir

One Voices Choir meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 pm at Cranberry Community Hall.  Contact Julia at singitpowellriver@gmail.comor 604.483.1451. New singers ages 0 to 110 always welcome.

 

Cinch Games

Cinch card games are played weekly at 7 pm on Mondays at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164, 6811 Alexander Street. Newcomers are welcome to attend.

 

Community Coalition

Powell River Community Coalition meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in room 152 at Vancouver Island University.

 

Community Foundation

Powell River Community Foundation provides a guest speaker to appear at community organization meetings. To arrange for a speaker leave a message at 604.483.8678, or email prcf@firstcu.ca. A volunteer will call back to discuss a date and answer questions about the foundation and its local contribution.

 

Community Health

Powell River Community Health holds a youth clinic from 3:30 to 5:30 pm every Tuesday at Powell River General Hospital, third floor, 5000 Joyce Avenue. This clinic offers free and confidential health services to youth. For more information, call 604.485.3310.

 

Concert Band

Powell River Community Concert Band, directed by Roy Carson, meets 7:30 to 9 pm Thursdays in the Brooks Secondary School band room, 5400 Marine Avenue. Students and adults with basic musical experience on brass, reed or percussion instruments are needed and welcome. For information, call Read or Hanna at 604.485.5971.

 

Cranberry Community Hall Association

Cranberry Hall provides an affordable, versatile space for meetings and events at 6828 Cranberry Street. A song circle takes place on the second Sunday of each month and an acoustic coffeehouse takes place on the last Sunday by donation. For times or information, email info@cranhall.org or go to cranhall.org.

 

Crib

Wednesday evening cribbage takes place at 7 pm at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164, upper level. For more information, call 604.483.1642.

 

Cubs

First Powell River Cubs meets from 7 to 8:30 pm on Thursdays at 5393 Timberlane Avenue for boys aged eight to 10. For more information, call Donna Shaw at 604.483.2088.

 

Girl Guides

Girl Guides of Canada meet Wednesdays at Henderson Elementary School. Sparks, ages five and six, meet from 4 to 5 pm. Brownies, ages seven and eight, meet from 5 to 6:30 pm. Girls nine through 15 meet from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. For information, call 604.483.3234.

 

Girl Guides of Canada, Kelly Creek, meet from 4 to 5:30 pm every Wednesday at Kelly Creek Community Church, 2380 Zilinsky Road. For more information, call Pat Lewis at 604.487.9238.

 

Knitted Knockers

Knitted Knockers are available on Tuesdays from 11 am to 12 pm at the Powell River Hospital Foundation office, 5000 Joyce Avenue. For information, call Shirley Koleszar at 604.485.5540.

 

Kiwanis Club

Kiwanis Club of Powell River meets at 7 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month. For location and more information, call 604.578.8465.

 

MS Support

Cranberry Seniors’ Centre hosts MS Support Group meetings at 10 am on the second Monday of each month. For more information, call 604.485.2037.

 

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous holds meetings at 7 pm every Friday in room 3018, Powell River General Hospital, 5000 Joyce Avenue. An addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live.

 

Pain Support

People in Pain holds People in Pain Support Group meeting from 2 to 4 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Powell River General Hospital in the meeting room downstairs next to the cafeteria. Admission is free. For information, call Heather at 778.227.8047 or email heather@pipain.com

 

Parenting

Parents Together takes place from 7 to 9 pm on Tuesdays at Cranberry Child Development Centre, 6831 Artaban Street. Parents who are concerned about their teenage children’s choices or unsure how to support their teenage children are welcome. For information or to register, call 604.483.4042, extension 207, or email parentstogether@inclusionpr.ca.

 

Powell River 4-H Clubs

4-H Clubs are accepting new members ages 9 to 19 for regular project work. Projects available are Cloverbuds (ages 6 to 8), sewing, crafting, foods and animals. Each club meets on different days. For more information, call Maureen Venables at 604.485.4534 or Helena Rogers at 604.485.5200.

 

Powell River Women in Business

Powell River Women in Business events are held at 7 pm on the third Wednesday of each month; members and Library

 

Powell River Public Library

Powell River Public Library hosts free board game nights from 5 to 8 pm every Wednesday and Friday at the library, 100-6975 Alberni Street. Open to all ages. Participants under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. Call 604.485.4796 or email cole@prpl.ca for more information.

 

Thursday preschool storytime takes place at the library 10:30 to 11 am in the Anne Woznow Children’s Reading Room.

 

Join lively and animated discussions with Powell River Public Library’s afternoon book club from 1:30 to 2:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month at the library. Membership is open to all. For more information, call 604.485.4796.

 

Radio Club

Powell River Amateur Radio Club and Powell River Amateur Repeater Society meet at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Westview Flying Club. Emergency Radio Communication Unit meets at 7 pm on the last Wednesday of the month. New members are welcome. For information, email theluulu@gmail.com.

 

Powell River Amateur Radio Club provides support to obtain a HAM radio operator licence. Morse code is not needed to obtain a licence and there is an accredited examiner in Powell River. For more information, call 604.223.4345 or email russell.storry@gmail.com.

 

Reach to Recovery

Reach to Recovery provides hospital and home visits to recently diagnosed breast cancer patients. Service offers one-on-one counselling with trained counsellors for anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and provides information. For more information, call Lorraine at 604.485.6114 or Leslie at 604.483.9120.

 

Rotary Club of Powell River

Rotary Club of Powell River Sunrise meets 7:15 to 8:15 am Tuesdays at Town Centre Hotel. Be a guest and listen to interesting speakers on a variety of topics. No fee to attend as a guest. For information, contact Kim Miller at 604.485.4051.

 

Rotary Club of Powell River meets at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays at Julie’s Airport Café. To make a difference in the community, join the club.

 

Salvation Army

Salvation Army and Lighthouse Community Church presents Faith Weaver Friends from 6:30 to 8 pm Wednesdays at Salvation Army. Features include games, music and snack-it cafe. Cost is $15 per child or $25 per family for one year. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 604.414.7243.

 

Everyone is welcome to attend and sing hymns at 10:30 am Sundays at the church, 4500 Joyce Avenue. Voices will be accompanied by piano or organ. For more information, call 604.485.6067.

 

StrongStart ---- START UP WITH SCHOOL YEAR.

StrongStart early learning programs are available for children birth to pre-kindergarten at Kelly Creek Community School, James Thomson, Henderson and Westview elementary schools, and on the ORCA Bus. These are free drop-in sessions with snacks provided. Each child’s birth certificate is required for registration. For information, call Rita at 604.485.6271, ext 2244.

 

Scottish Country Dancing

Scottish country dancing is held from 6:45 to 9 pm every Monday in the Westview Elementary School gym. This form of dancing is usually done with sets of six or eight people. For more information, call 604.485.6801.

 

Scouts

First Powell River Scouts meet from 7 to 9 pm on Mondays at 5393 Timberlane Avenue for boys age 11 to 14. For more information, call Tina Bevans at 604.483.9634.

 

Senior Citizens Association of BC Branch 49

Bridge is played on Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 pm and Fridays from 1 to 4 pm at Cranberry Seniors Centre. Other activities taking place at the centre include carpet bowling, crib, strength and balance exercises and Tai Chi. For more information, call 604.414.9456 or visit powellriverseniors.ca.

 

Sexual Awareness for Everyone

SAFE (Sexual Awareness for Everyone) Clinic offers free and confidential health services at Powell River Community Health, third floor, 5000 Joyce Avenue. For more information, or to book an appointment, call community health at 604.485.3310.

 

Sexual health clinic

Options for Sexual Health drop-in clinic will open from 5 to 7 pm on the first and third Thursday of each month at Powell River General Hospital, 5000 Joyce Avenue. Access low-cost birth control, counselling, health screening, pap tests and more.

 

Single Seniors

Single Seniors meet at 5 pm on the third Sunday of every month at Trinity Hall, United Church, 6932 Crofton Street. For information about the gatherings, which feature either a potluck or catered dinner, call 604.483.6658.

 

Soup Kitchen

St. Joseph's Hall hosts a soup kitchen from 12 to 1 pm every Friday. The hall is adjacent to Assumption Church on Glacier Street.

 

Sunshine Coast Cloggers

Sunshine Coast Cloggers meet at 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Wednesday evenings at Powell River Christian School.

 

Sunshine Speakers

Sunshine Speakers meet from 7 to 8:30 pm every Thursday at Oceanview Education Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in the fun of losing the fear of public speaking. For information, call 604.485.2732.

 

Powell River Stroke Recovery meets 9:30 am to 12:45 pm Tuesdays, September through June, at the Powell River Legion. We are happy to visit with anyone who has had a stroke, when requested by the stroke survivor or support person. For information, call Sandy at 604.489.0024, or Barb at 604.485.5950.

 

Tai Chi

Taoist tai chi classes are held 10 to 11:30 am and 6:30 to 8 pm Wednesdays and 10 to 11:30 am on Saturdays at Trinity Hall, United Church.

 

Therapeutic Riding Association

Therapeutic Riding Association provides opportunities for volunteers to enjoy fresh air, exercise and guaranteed big smiles, 45 minutes a day or more, Monday to Thursday at Paradise Valley Exhibition Grounds. No experience is necessary, training is provided and hours are flexible. For more information, call Dusty at 604.485.0177.

 

Trail Riders Club

Powell River Trail Riders Club meets at 7:30 pm on the first Monday (except holidays) every month at the Paradise Exhibition Grounds clubhouse.

 

12 Steps

Circle of CARE (confidential, accepting, respectful, encouraging) is held from 7 to 9 pm every Wednesday at Elders/Cultural Centre, 4940 Salish Drive. The only requirement to attend is the desire for healthy relationships. For more information about this codependent’s anonymous group, call Robbi at 604.483.4474 or visit coda.org.

 

United Church

Powell River United Church holds Sunday services at 10:30 am every week at the church, 6932 Crofton Street.

 

Vintage Cars

Powell River Chapter of Vintage Car Club of Canada meets at 7:30 pm on the second Monday of each month at Westview Flying Club. Ownership not required, just interest. Occasionally, special functions are held at other locations. For information and location of the next meeting, call Doug at 604.413.2214.

 

Aikido

Powell River Aikikai, self defence, the art of peace, instruction takes place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For information, call 604.483.4695 or email priveraikikai@gmail.com. Sessions are provided by a Canadian Aikido Federation accredited instructor.

 

Air Cadets

22 Red Knight Powell River Air Cadets meets between 6:30 to 9:30 pm Thursdays at Timberlane Barracks.

 

Al Anon

Al Anon meets at 8 pm on Monday nights at Powell River United Church and 7:30 pm on Thursdays at the Lutheran Church. For more information, call 604.485.8474.

 

Art Studio

Powell River Fine Arts Club studio space is open daily at 5395 Timberlane Avenue. Members create pottery, quilting, weaving, spinning, mixed-media and painting crafts in a supportive, cooperative and fun environment with mentoring and good fellowship. New members are welcome. For information, call 604.483.3586.

 

Bagpipes and Drums

Clansman Pipe Band offers free bagpipe and drum lessons to potential band members of all ages. Student pipers buy their own practice chanter and tutor book. Drumming students buy a practice pad and sticks. Band uniform will be provided. For information, call pipe major Ian Richmond at 604.344.2200.

 

Back Country Horsemen

Back Country Horsemen of BC, Powell River, meets on the first Friday of every month at a location to be decided. Everyone welcome to attend. For more information, call 604.487.9182.

 

Beavers

First Powell River Beavers meets from 6 to 7 pm on Wednesdays at 5393 Timberlane Avenue for boys aged five to seven. For more information, call Tina Bevans at 604.483.9634.

 

Boxing

Powell River Boxing Club opens for sparring, training and the use of speed bags, heavy bags, skip ropes and exercise equipment from 5 to 7 pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Oceanview Educational Centre. Admission is free or by donation. For more information, call Les at 604.485.7095.

 

Breastfeeding

Parent-led breastfeeding support group meets 10 am to 12 pm on the last Monday of each month at Family Place, Town Centre Mall. Anyone interested in breastfeeding information and support is welcome to attend. For more information, call 604.485.2706.

 

Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast Cancer Survivors’ exercise group meets from 4 to 5:30 pm every Monday except holidays at 7053B Glacier Street. This is an exercise group for breast cancer survivors. For more information, call Lorraine at 604.485.6114 or Delores at 604.485.2420.

 

Camera Club

Malaspina Camera Club meets at 7 pm on the third Wednesday of each month in the community room at Westview Elementary School. For more information, call Niels Voss at 604.485.6963 or Steven Grover at 604.485.5333.

 

Canadian Council of the Blind

Canadian Council of the Blind meets at 2 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Kiwanis Club of Powell River, 4943 Kiwanis Avenue. For information, call Rudy at 604.485.5545.

 

Carlson Community Club

Carlson Community Club hosts fish and chips night every Wednesday, 5 to 7 pm at 4463 Joyce Avenue. This event is open to everybody. For more information, call 604.485.4571.

 

Carlson Community Club

Carlson Community Club hosts steak night every Friday, 5 pm to 7 pm at 4463 Joyce Avenue. This event is open to everybody. For more information, call 604.485.4571.

 

Chamber of Commerce

Powell River Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly luncheons with guest speakers. Everyone welcome. For more information, or to receive monthly email invites to chamber events, call the chamber office at 604.485.4051, email office@powellriverchamber.com or visit powellriverchamber.com.

 

Choirs

Powell River Chorus holds rehearsals at 7:30 pm every Wednesday in James Hall at Powell River Academy of Music, 7280 Kemano Street. For more information, call Janice Gunn at 604.485.3825.

 

Spirit of Community Choir gets together from 7 to 8:15 pm on Thursdays at Powell River Academy of Music, 7280 Kemano Street. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in.

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