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What is Geographic Information Science?  Connect your interest in the Environment with practical, applied skills in data collection (field work), modelling, drones and 3D visualization. Learn more about Okanagan College Salmon Arm campus’ newest 2-year diploma program at Free information session Tuesday, May 3rd, 6:30 p.m. SA campus.  Contact for more info.”

Salmon Arm Model Railroad Association’s layout is open Saturdays at Piccadilly Mall from 12 to 4 p.m. & Tuesday eves at 7 p.m. Merv Krull 250-832-7326.

Salmon Arm Community Band practices Sundays, 7 p.m. at the First United Church, 20 4 SE info: 250-832-2195.

Gospel Coffeehouse, 3rd Sunday/mo, 2 p.m. at the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre, 451 Shuswap St SW. New location.  Info: Hank 250-833-7900 or Lloyd 250-836-5455.

Blind Bay Mixed Curling League meets Mondays, 10:00 a.m. at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre. Info: Eleanor 250-675-5127 or

Mount Ida Painters’ Guild meets Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 31 Hudson Ave NE. Open to beginner painters. Info: Al Gates, 250-832-5149.

Shuswap Bee Club meets first Mon. of the month, 7 p.m. at the Askews Uptown Community Room (upstairs on the Broadview side of the building). Info: Beckie 250-679-8861.

The Okanagan Historical Society, Salmon Arm Branch meets 3rd Mon/mo, 7:00 p.m. in the boardroom at Piccadilly Mall. Enter by back side door. All welcome. Info: Pat 250-833-0205 or Dorothy 250-832-3537.

Co-ed recreational dodgeball league register at, email or visit the Shuswap Dodgeball page on Facebook.

Scrabble Club, Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. at Seniors’ Fifth Ave Activity Centre. For info phone Elizabeth 250-832-7478.

Probus Club of Salmon Arm meets first Tues./mo, 10 a.m. at the Elks Hall, 3690 – 30th Street NE. (no meetings July & August). Info: Edna Gowriluk 250-832-6599.

TOPS #1767 Salmon Arm meets Tuesdays 10 a.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church, 170 Shuswap St. Info: 250-832-8399.

TOPS #1377 Salmon Arm meets Wednesdays 6 p.m. at the Catholic Church, 90 1st St. SE Info: Heather 250-832-8399.

Healthiest Babies Possible drop-in group on Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at Crossroads Free Methodist Church – 121 Shuswap St. SW. May 3: Public Health - Your Child’s Self-Esteem.  Info: Trish Johnson, 250-832-2170 ext 205.

Floor curling, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. at 5th Avenue Senior’s Hall.

The Spiritualist Church of Salmon Arm offers spiritual healing with trained healers, third Tues./mo. until the end of Jun. 2016. 7:00 p.m. (drs 6:30 p.m.) at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 31 Hudson Ave NE. All welcome, must be consenting adults or have parental/guardian permission.  Info: Rev. Norm Russell 250-804-0442.

The Salmon Arm Horseshoe Club meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at the pits next to the Curling Club. Shoes avail. Note: the club does not practice during winter months. Info: Doug 250-832-8520 or Faith 250-832-9873.

Salmon Arm Badminton Club, Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. at the Gathering Place, King’s Christian School (350-30 St. NE). For ages 16+ yrs, all levels. Info: Tim Goertz 250-804-7908.

Search for Your Roots at Family History Centre, Tues. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 7-9 p.m., and Thurs. 12-3 p.m. at 1400 – 20 St. NE (Mormon Church). Info: Kathie 250-835-8264 or Barb 250-675-4533.

Salmon Arm Masters Waves Swim Club swim times: Tues/Thurs 6-7:30 a.m., Mon/Wed 7:30-9 p.m., and Sat 6:30-8 a.m. Info: Lori Roy

Shuswap Chess Club meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Seniors Centre, 170 – 5th Ave. All chess players welcome regardless of level.

Shuswap Writers’ Group meet first/third Wednesdays/mo., 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in the boardroom at the Mall at Piccadilly. Develop your writing skills in a supportive environment. Info: or 250-675-5097.

Salmon Arm Masonic Lodge #52 meets 2nd Wed/mo, 7:30 p.m. at 270 Alexander St NE. Visitors welcome. Info: 250-832-9521.

Shuswap Lady Striders engage in activities for physical health and an appreciation of nature. Members range from early teens to 80s! Friendly, non-competitive atmosphere, and physical fitness at an individual pace. Activities are both physical and social and include walks, cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, dog walks, cycling, breakfasts and potlucks. For further information, visit

Shuswap Wood Carvers meet Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. –noon. Anyone interested is welcome. Info: Ken 250-675-3316 or Norm 250-517-8089.  

Shuswap Quilters Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. on 2nd and 4th Wed. of month in the parish hall of St. Joseph’s Church. Info: Carol 250-832-4263 or Blanche 250-832-9045.

Weight & See drop-in service for parents with babies 10 days old to 6 mos. Weds 1:30-3 p.m. at S.A. Health Centre, 851 – 16 St. NE. Info: 250-833-4100.

Air Cadets 222 Shuswap meet Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. at the Downtown Activity Centre, 451 Shuswap St. SW (new location) Sept. to mid-June. For youth 12-18. Info: 250-833-0222 (msg) or

Square Dance classes Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. at Seniors Fifth Ave Activity Ctr. Info: Lori 250-832-4417.

Shuswap Men’s Chorus meet Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. in the band room at SASS Jackson campus. All musical levels, new members welcome. Info: Mary Landers 250-832-2359.

Shuswap Singers is a mixed choir for ages 16 and over. Weekly rehearsals on Thursdays, 6:45 p.m. at New Hope Community Church. All singers welcome. Info:

The Salmon Arm Sketch and Paint Club meets Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to noon in the lower level of the Salmon Arm Art Gallery. All skill levels are welcome. Info: Marg 832-8367 or Dawn 832-3344.

Shuswap Fly Fishers meet 2nd Thurs/mo, 6:30 p.m. at Yan’s Restaurant. Supper meeting, fishing reports. Info: Al 250-804-5166.

FREE Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Seniors’ Resource Ctr. 320A-2nd Ave NE. This program is designed to help low income individuals of all ages complete their uncomplicated tax returns. Info: 250-832-7000

Salmon Arm Toastmasters meet Thursdays, 6:50 p.m. at the Downtown Activity Ctr, 451 Shuswap St. SW. Visitors welcome. Info: or call Walter at 250-833-5802.

Join Mount Ida Harmony, a men’s a cappella chorus in the barbershop style. They meet Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. at Askew’s uptown community room. Info: Dan 250-675-2174, 250-515-0301; Ron 250-832-1972, 250-826-1961; or Dettmar 250-833-2890, 250-832-5008.

Shuswap Fly Fishers meet 2nd Thurs./mo., 5:45 p.m. at Yan’s Restaurant. Info: Al 250-804-5166.

Shuswap Coffeehouse, third Fri./mo., 7:00 p.m. at the Downtown Activity Ctr. All ages welcome! Bring your instrument and dancing shoes! Door prizes! Sharon 250-804-8080.

Saturday garage sale April 30, 8am-2pm, 851 - 18th St NE. Info Marge 250-804-2919 or Marlene 250-832-8718.

The Salmon Arm Coffee House takes place the 3rd Fri./mo, 7:30 p.m. at Little Mountain Field House, 30 St. SE. Doors at 7 p.m. A tune or a toonie gets you in the door. All welcome! Info: Gerri 833-4024 or Connie 832-8088.


Shuswap Singles & Friends meet for weekly/monthly activities. Join members for friendship, camaradarie and fun. All ages welcome.  Info: Jean 250-833-1068 or Betty 250-832-2315.

Ranchero / Deep Creek


Canoe Seniors Br 92: 7330 49 St NE. Coffee Mon. & Fri. 9 a.m.; Cash Crib Tues. & Fri. 7 p.m. Last Wed/mo potluck 12 noon, general meeting 1 p.m. Bible study Thurs. 1 p.m. Pancake breakfast 3rd Sat., 8:30-11 a.m. Church on Sun. 11 a.m., crib 3rd Sun/mo 1 p.m. Hall rentals available 832-2622, 832-8215. 


S.O.A.R. meeting, Thurs. May 12, 10:00 a.m. at the Canoe Seniors’ Centre. Info: Ted 250-832-2603.

Silver Creek


Silver Creek Seniors Hall: Quilting/Crafts 1st/3rd Thursday 10 a.m. Crib Thursdays 1:00 p.m. Regular monthly crib, 10:00 a.m. Everyone welcome to all events.


The Shuswap Needle Arts Guild meets the first/third Thurs., 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  at the Sunnybrae Senior Centre. New members always welcome. Contact Jo 250-832-9308 or Sharon 250-832-4588.


Sunnybrae Painters meet every Monday, 9 :30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. at the Sunnybrae Seniors’ Centre, 3595 Sunnybrae-Canoe Pt. Rd. Info: Ireen Burke 250-835-8539.

Gleneden/Notch Hill


Gleneden Hall: Badminton Tues. 9:30 a.m. Roger 250-832-1599. Tai Chi Wed. 9:30 a.m. Denise 250-833-5743. Cribbage Thurs. 2:00 p.m. Monica 250-832-0544.

Carlin/Skimikin/White Lake/Turtle Valley


The Coppertones - a 4-part a cappella choir, rehearses at Carlin Hall Thursday evenings. To register call Karen at 250-515-3276 or check out

Sorrento/Blind Bay

Copper Island Seniors Resource Centre, open Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm. Located next to TCH, beside SLE Community Centre. 250-515-6047, or  Services include foot care and massage therapy, frozen 3-course meals, monthly seniors lunches held at a local restaurant, grief support, directory of non-medical services and business providers in the community, free seniors computer tutoring and workshops. 

Sorrento Village Farmers’ Market is celebrating their 16th year! 8:00 a.m. to noon, Saturdays from May 14 to Thanksgiving. Organic produce, fresh baked goods, eggs, bedding plants, cut flowers, honey, and preserves. Also, wood crafts, pottery, beauty products and jewelry.

Do you write? Would you like to enhance your writing skills by meeting and working with other writers? Join the Writers’ Group, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 2nd/4th Wed/mo at the Okanagan Regional Library, South Shuswap Branch in Blind Bay. Free. Info: 

Fitness for Independent Living, 2510 Blind Bay Rd, Blind Bay Hall.  Now offering this fitness class twice a week.  Pay monthly or drop-in.  It is for individuals who can benefit from a gentle exercise routine or may have a limited range of motion.  Monday and/or Thursdays at 10 am.  Contact Iris Bemister at 778-490-5060 or Betty Schriver at 250-675-2249 for information.

The Sorrento Lions Club meat draws,  Friday nights 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Log and Hearth, Sorrento. These draws will continue until the end of May. Lions Club will be having their annual Garage Sale on Saturday, May 28th, at the Sorrento Memorial Hall on Passchendale Road in Sorrento. It would be a big help if we could start collecting for this event as soon as possible. Please contact either Wayne @ 250 675 2616 or Brian @ 250 675 4742 for pick up. We welcome and thank you for your donations. But please do not donate the following items as they are either too large to handle or too difficult to sell. -large electronic items such as old television sets, old computers, etc. - large appliances, -mattresses, -heavy furniture, -clothing

Copper Island Seniors’ Resource Ctr:  

The free Cyber-Seniors Computer Tutoring program at CISRC has openings for learners. Info: Darlene Koss (LASS) 250-515-6047 (message), 250-305-9598 (text) or

Grief support:  CISRC partners with Shuswap Hospice Society to provide Grief Support in the South Shuswap. Pls contact 250-515-6047 to register. Limited space.

The Blind Bay Painters welcome other painters to join them, to paint in all media, Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at 2510 Blind Bay Rd. Info: Inge Maier 250-675-2860 or Judy Frederickson 250-675-3164.

Good Time Quilters meets 1st/3rd/5th Tues/mo, 10:00 a.m. in the Shuswap Lake Estates Lodge in the lower hall. All welcome. Info: Stephanie 250-675-4936.

Duplicate Bridge at Cedar Heights Centre runs Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Info: Vicki at 250-675-2141.

Social Bridge at Cedar Heights Centre runs Monday, 1:00 p.m. Info: Gloria at 250-675-4208.

N & S Shuswap Guys and Gals Hikers meet 2nd/4th Wed/mo. Meet at Cedar Heights Centre parking lot. Info & meeting times: or 675-0036.

TOPS #4369 Sorrento meets Wednesdays  8:15–10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church (lower level), 2740 Fairway Hills Rd, Blind Bay. Info: 250-675-2849.

TOPS #1856 meets Thursday mornings 8:30 a.m. at Sorrento Place Clubhouse, 2932 Buckley Rd. Info: call Jacquie 250-675-2574. 

Line Dancing at Shus. Lk. Estates lower larger hall. Beginners: Wed. 10-11:30 a.m., Inter/Advanced Wed. 1:30-3 p.m., Inter. Mon. 1-2:30 p.m. Info: Maureen 250-675-3683.

Shuswap Wood Carvers meet every Wed. & Sat. from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Any interested is welcome. Info: Ken 250-675-3316 or Norm 250-517-8089.

Carpet bowling Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. at Blind Bay Hall. New bowlers welcome! Info: 250-675-2693 or 250-675-5110.

Lego Club, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. for ages 3–12. Please register by dropping by or phoning the branch. The South Shuswap Branch of the ORL is located in the Blind Bay Market at 2676 Fairway Hills Road. Info: 250-675-4818 or visit

Sorrento Badminton Club Wednesdays 7:00–9:00 p.m. at the Sorrento Elementary School gym. $3 drop in. 250-675-2397.

Probus Copper Island meets at Cedar Heights Comm. Centre, 2316 Lakeview Drive, on the second Thurs./mo. at 10:00 a.m. Coffee at 9:30. Info: Mr. Doug Brown 250-803-8930.

The Ta’Lana Twirlers Square Dance Club meet Thursday nights from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Blind Bay Hall, 2510 Blind Bay Rd. Mainstream and Round Dancing. Info: Betty Bergmann 250-675-4408. 

Hiker Ladies meet Fridays to do easy to difficult trails in the Sorrento-Blind Bay area. Info:

Sorrento Lions meet 1st/3rd Thurs/mo, 7:00 p.m. at the Memorial Hall, 1148 Passchendaele Rd. Open to men and women. Info: or visit

Sorrento Scottish Country Dancers meet Saturdays, 9:30–10.30 a.m. team practice; 10:30–noon, dances for everyone, at the Sorrento Drop in Society Ctr. New members welcome. Info: Wendy 250-675-3518 or Or visit

Shuswap Lake Estates Comm. Ctr.: 1st & 3rd Tues. Good Time Quilters, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; 2nd Wed. Lego Club 6:30-8 p.m; Thurs. Play group 9 a.m.-12 noon; Shuswap Pipers 1–4 p.m.; Fri. Youth Group (Gr 5-7) 6:30-7:30 p.m. Youth Group (Gr 8+) 7:30-9 p.m.; Sat. Alcoholics Anonymous 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Sorrento Drop-in Society: Mon. AA 8:00 p.m.;  Tues. Wheels to Meals 12:00 noon 2nd and 4th Tues. Luise 675-4871; Men’s Snooker 1:00 p.m. Rick 675-2829; Crib 1:30 p.m. Jane 675-4117;  Wed. Carvers 8:00 a.m. Peter 675-2746; Five Crowns 1:00 p.m. Ralph 675-5485; Snooker 6:00 p.m. Rick 675-2829;  Thurs. Quilting 10:00 a.m. 675-5358; Foot Care Call Donna’s Footcare 250-832-6209 for appt; Men’s Snooker 1:00 p.m.;      Fri. Ladies Snooker 1:00 p.m. Jean 675-5115,  Sat.  Scottish Country Dancing 9:30 a.m. Wendy 675-3518.

Cedar Heights Fitness Classes: Co-ed Fitness: Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00 a.m. with aerobics/strength training and Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00 a.m. co-ed strength training. Call Heather 250-675-3350 or Sherri 250-675-3308.


Cedar Heights Community Association: Membership Reiner 675-4405; Board of Directors meet 1st Mon/mo., 7 p.m.; Pot Luck Suppers 2nd Mon/mo. Sept-June 5:30 p.m.; Ladies Afternoon Out Thurs. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Kathleen 675-5452/Barb 675-5308; Scottish Dancing Wed., 5-7 p.m., Wendy 675-3518; Bridge Wed 7 p.m., Vicki  675-2141; Snooker daily, Trevor 675-3528; Fitness Mon/Wed/Fri 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. classes, Heather 675-3350/Sherri 675-3308; Karate Tues/Thurs., Jean Luc 675-5460; Golf, Dave 675-3582; Tennis, Inge 675-4760; Horseshoes, Ron 675-5110; Rentals, Cynthia 675-3304.

Eagle Bay

Quilting - Mondays 10-2 (Bring Lunch).  FMI Inez:  675-4531. Crafts - Wednesdays 10-2 (Bring Lunch).  FMI Dot:  675-4282


Fitness - Tuesday & Thursday 9-10.  FMI Sharon:  675-2408. Darts - Friday Evenings at 7:15 pm.  FMI Alan:  675-5403. Hamsters Dinner Theatre, Apr 29, 30 & May 1 Matinee. Bottles/cans gratefully accepted all year long. Please drop off by the shed.

North Shuswap


The Celista Coffeehouse Concert Series - Live Entertainment, 3rd Sat./mo, Oct–May at the North Shuswap Community Hall, Celista. Set up 4 p.m., potluck dinner 5 p.m., $4 admission. Drs open 7 p.m. Open mic 7:30–9 p.m. Feature act to follow, refreshments. 250-679-2174.

Enderby/Ashton Creek

Storytellers Club. It’s all about telling a good story, entertaining others and having fun. Participants will be encouraged to write a story and present it orally. The stories presented will be up to five minutes and feedback is optional. There are no dues and everyone is welcome. Each meeting will have a storyteller boss to introduce speakers and keep the meeting moving along. If this is for you please call Estelle at 250-546-6186.

The Enderby Cliff Quilters meet the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Enderby Seniors Complex on George St. [Note new location]. Bring your machine and sew on your individual project or a group project. Phone Bonnie 250-838-7024 or June 250-838-5655 for more info.

Lego Club at the Enderby library, Wednesdays 2:30–3:30 p.m. at the Enderby branch of ORL, 514 Cliff Ave. For kids 6-12 yrs; please register ahead of time and leave your own bricks at home. Info:  250-838-6488 or visit 

Fun & Fitness Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9–10 a.m. at the Enderby Seniors’ Centre. Gentle aerobics, strengthening & stretching. Comfortable clothing & supportive shoes recommended. Info: Sue 250-838-6755.

The Red Road to Wellbriety: in the Native American Way, Wednesdays 7 p.m. at the Timbercreek Hall. Snacks provided. Info: Garry 250-309-8847.

Enderby River Dancers dance Fridays at the Enderby Seniors Complex. Phase lll Pre-Rounds 7:00 – 7:30, Mainstream with Rounds 7:30 to 9:30. Info: Wendy 250-838-2107 or Dianne 250-838-9445.

Running group meets Saturdays 8:30 a.m. Free. Info: Barrie Voth 250-838-6943.

Storytime for ages 3 and up, Saturdays 11 a.m. to Nov. 29 at the Enderby branch of Okanagan Regional Library, 514 Cliff Ave. Stories, songs, puppets and fun. Free, drop-in. Info: 250-838-6488 or visit


Good Food Box: Must pay by second Wed/month at Baron Insurance or Century 21. Pick up 3rd Thurs/mo. 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at 720 Mill St. (New location) Bring bag or box. Ice cream pails needed. Info: 250-838-6298.

Swansea Point



The Light of Life Native Fellowship Service, Sundays 3:00 p.m. at the Chase Evangelical Free Church (Shuswap Ave & Brooke Dr). Share food & fellowship with everyone after service. All welcome.


Chase Parkside Estates Residential Hymn Sing, 3rd Sun./mo., 2:00 p.m. All welcome; meet & greet residents.

Seymour Arm



Sicamous Senior Centre, 1091 Shuswap Ave.,, 250-836-2446, fax 250-836-2446. Chair aerobics Mon.Thurs. 10 am.; Meeting. 11 a.m. first Fri./mo. followed by potluck lunch; Coffee Tues. 8:00 a.m., Thurs. 8:00 a.m. & Sat. 9:30 a.m. 2nd/third/4th Fri. Wii bowling 10 a.m. followed by lunch. Wed. 11:40 a.m. lunch by donation.



Falkland Seniors Centre: Tues. crafts, games, social, exercising, 1-4 p.m. Whist, crib, etc. 2-4 p.m.



Enderby/Armstrong/Sicamous Empowering Women in Business meet third Thurs/mo at Heaton Place, 3093 Wright St. Ph: 250-546-3353. Breakfast/networking at 7:15 a.m., meeting at 7:30 a.m. Info: Patricia Cech 250-550-8288.


Adoptive Families Association of BC’s Coffee n’ Chat, second Thurs./month, 7:00–9:00 p.m. at Bean to Cup, 3903 27th St. Join a small team of adoptive parents who meet to discuss the joys and challenges of parenting. 






Thompson Valley Activity and Social Club (TVASC) monthly meeting 1st Wed./mo. 7:00 p.m. Monthly meet & greet and potluck supper held on the 3rd Tues./mo, drs @ 5:30 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall, 423 Tranquille Rd. Everyone is welcome; come meet new people. Info line 250-571-5111.


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