What’s on for Welcome Week

Series of events are designed to welcome newcomers to Revelstoke

Starting this Friday with Moonlight Madness, Welcome Week Events kick off.

The series of free and low-cost events, are back for their sixth year and culminate just before opening day at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Dec. 2.

Here’s a quick overview of Welcome Week.

Free public transit

Between Nov. 25 and Dec. 2, public transit will be free. A schedule is posted at City Hall, but can be found online as well. Fees still apply to the ski shuttle.

Just for kids

The Revelstoke Early Years Centre and Early Childhood Development will be offering some programing during Welcome Week. Their schedule can be found online at revelstokeearlychilddevelopment.com.

On Nov. 24, the Revelstoke Review is sponsoring a free kids swim with pizza and movie night at the Community Centre. Register with the Community Centre at 250-837-9351. Space is limited.

On Nov. 25, head down to the Revelstoke Railway Museum between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. for a Trackside Christmas Party, featuring Santa Claus, crafts, carol singing and more.

For the recreation enthusiast

The Revelstoke Forum Curling Club is offering curling on Nov. 24 from 7 p.m. for $5 a person. Wear clean shoes and loose clothing and the club will lend you the equipment and teach you the basics.

The pool is hosting a toonie swim on Nov. 27 between 6 and 8 p.m.

On Nov. 29, head to Balu Yoga for free yoga for skiers and boarders between 4 and 5:15 p.m.

After you’ve got your dose of zen, head to the community centre for Staying Alive, a free event that focuses on avalanche awareness and mountain safety. The trade show starts at 5 p.m. and pro speakers start at 6 p.m.

On Nov. 30, Revelstoke Snow Shoe Company will be offering tours from the top of Revelation Gondola at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. The tour starts at noon and is approximately two-hours long. Tickets can be arranged at guest services.

On Nov. 30 between noon and 1:30 p.m., there will be puck shooters fun hockey at the Revelstoke Forum. It’s for ages 16+ and is $8 per person.

On Dec. 1, Trans Canada Fitness is offering free fitness drop in all day.

At Macpherson Nordic Ski Aream there is 50 per cent off equipment rentals and trail fees.

And the Revelstoke Forum Curling Club is back with more curling opportunties at 7 p.m.

Sights and sounds

All Welcome Week, show your brochure at the Roxy box office and see a movie for $6.

On Nov. 24, the Groupe Culturel Francophone de Revelstoke will be presenting Demain at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $5. The film starts at 7:30 p.m. and will have English subtitles.

The Curve of Time, presented by Cabin Jams Movies, will be screening at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre at 7 p.m. on Nov. 25. Tickets are $10 with proceeds going to Capow.

Check out the Revelstoke Coffee House, held downstairs at the United Church at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 25. $3 at the door.

On Nov. 27, life coach Noelle Bovon is offering strategies to thrive in new experiences during a free talk at 3 p.m. at Balu Yoga Studio.

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Work BC Employment Centre is hosting free popcorn and a movie from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 30.

Two Lucas Meyers productions will be coming to the Performing Arts Centre. The Revelstoke Project is returning to the stage on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Then, on Dec. 1, Meyers’ new production, Campground will be performed. Tickets for each show are $15.

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Welwinds Therapeutic Spa and Yoga is hosting an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 26. They’ll have tea, treats and live music with Ivan Blanco.

For the whole family

Check out Moonlight Madness this Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. downtown for great deals from local stores.

On Nov. 25, head down to the Community Centre for Soupalicious, a fundraiser for the Community Connections Food Bank. Local restaurants serve up soups and the pottery guild will be selling hand-made bowls. $10 for entry, but kids 12 and under get in free.

The Revelstoke Museum and Archives is offering a free open house on Nov. 29, including a Brown Bag History Talk called Revy History 101.

On. Nov. 30, visit with the dogs at the free Sled Dog Adventures meet and greet between 10 and 11:30 a.m. at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

Bonus mentions

Check out the Community Dinner and Volunteer Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Community Centre. The public health nurse will also be on hand to discuss overdose awareness.

Look for the special offer poster in select Revelstoke business windows for extra deals during Welcome Week.

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