Artisans, teddy bears, curling and roller derby

Have reached Cranbrook with 12,916 extra steps. Heading to Fort Steele, a heritage town in the East Kootenay region of B.C. The governing body is Friends of Fort Steele Society (non-profit) Heritage Branch of BC. Fort Steele was a gold rush boom town founded in 1864 by John Galbraith. In 1888 it was renamed Fort Steele after legendary Canadian lawman Superintendent Sam Steele of the North-West Mounted Police.

Over the long weekend in August there will be a free self-guided tour of Artisans of the Bulkley Valley, 30 artists, 17 studio spaces, you are invited to view their work: pottery, paintings, jewelry, stained glass, cards, fabric arts, baskets and more. For a downloadable pdf brochure-map with artisan info or an interactive Google map of the tour go to Visit their studios in and around Smithers and Telkwa.

At the Library, Teddy Bear Sleepover, Monday August 12, 6-7 p.m. and Tuesday August 13, 10-10:30 a.m. Bring your favourite stuffie friend to the Library for bedtime stories and a goodnight hug. Come back at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning to reunite with your stuffie and find out what they got up to overnight. No registration required, note that Library staff will be taking photos of all participants and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sweet Harmony Women’s Barbershop: sing with the Sweeties of Sweet Harmony. The more you sing, the better you sing and the better you feel. Weekly practices start-up Thursday September 5, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Seniors’ Activity Centre. More information: 250-877-7555.

Want to volunteer? The World Women’s Curling Championship will be held in Prince George, the CN Centre, March 14-22 2020. The 2020 World Women’s Curling Championship will feature 13 teams, including Team Canada. They have begun to seek volunteers for media assistance, set-up and takedown, working in the stands during games and behind the scenes at various checkpoints. Volunteers will also be needed in the party zone, located in the wold-famous Patch. More information:

Did you ever roller skate? I remember being hooked on Roller Derby. There is a Roller Derby group in Houston, Mondays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. Check out their Facebook page: Bulkley Valley Roller Derby.

A word that I have seen lately: gerrymandering: alter the boundaries of a constituency etc. so as to favour some party or class. Manipulate (a situation etc.) to gain advantage. Interesting, what with elections coming up.

Closing with: ostentatious – attracting or seeking to attract attention, admiration, or envy often by gaudiness or obviousness – overly elaborate or conspicuous – characterized by, fond of, or evincing ostentation. One more thing from “Today We Will: sleep naked. Appears this saves energy, no PJ’s to wash for one, not sure what else.

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