Around Powell River: Community listings

Don’t miss this Month:

Thursday, January 30
ORCA Bus
On the Road with Children’s Activities (ORCA) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning at various locations throughout City of Powell River and qathet Regional District, including from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Thursday, January 31, at Powell River Academy of Music. StrongStart will be on board. For more information or details about other locations and times this month, call 604.485.2132.

Friday, February 1

Oscar-winning Canadian film series

Over a three-week period in February, Powell River Public Library will be screening nine exceptional Canadian films that were awarded Oscars in previous years. The features for Friday, February 1, include Churchhill’s Island (1941), Neighbours (1952) and I’ll find a Way (1977). Screenings take place at the library starting at 2 pm and 7 pm. Admission is free. For more information, call 604.485.4796, extension 206.

Friday, February 8, and Saturday, February 9

Community conversations

Climate Action Powell River, UnspOILed Coast and Council of Canadians Powell River Chapter present Three Community Conversations: Climate Action in Powell River’s Hands from 1:10 to 2:10 pm at Max Cameron Theatre and 7 pm (5:45 pm potluck) at Trinity Hall, United Church on Saturday; and 2 to 3:30 pm in the Elm Room at Powell River Recreation Complex on Sunday. The free events feature West Coast Environmental Law staff lawyer Andrew Gage.

Thursday, February 21

Malaspina Naturalists Club presents local Jason Leane, Citizen Science and the Discovery of Novel Mushroom Species at 7:30 pm Thursday, February 21, at Trinity Hall, United Church. Doors open at 7 pm and refreshments will be available. Come learn what scientists have been missing. For information, call 604.485.0077. Everyone welcome.

Here are the other events and happenings taking place Around Powell River:

Thursday, January 31

Exhibition of Paintings by Daniel Rajala opening reception takes place at VIU from 7 to 9 pm; refreshments provided. Show runs through February 28.

Friday, February 1

On the Road with Children’s Activities (ORCA) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30 to 11:30 am at Larry Gouthro Park. StrongStart will be on board. For more information, call 604.485.2132.

Monday, February 4

On the Road with Children’s Activities (ORCA) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30 to 11:30 am at James Thomson Elementary School. StrongStart will be on board. For more information, or for additional times and locations this week, call 604.485.2132.

Saturday, February 9

Lang Bay Hall hosts a crib tournament at 10 am; doors open at 9:30 am.

Cost is $15 per player and lunch is provided. Register by Monday, February 4, to be one of the 48 players. For information, call Kathy at 604.483.1440.

Monday, February 11

On the Road with Children’s Activities (ORCA) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 11:45 am to 1:45 pm at Texada Elementary School. StrongStart will be on board. For more information, or for additional times and locations this week, call 604.485.2132.

Saturday, February 16

February is Heart Month. Come and join us from 10:30 am to noon at Lang Bay Hall for an “All About Heart” Wellness Clinic, CPR, Defibrillator. Free workshops for seniors with Brian Bomprezzi. For information, call Judy at 604.487.4499.

Monday, February 18

On the Road with Children’s Activities (ORCA) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 10 am to 12 pm at Lund Community Hall. StrongStart will be on board. For more information, or for additional times and locations this week, call 604.485.2132.

Monday, February 25

On the Road with Children’s Activities (ORCA) Bus provides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30 to 11:30 am at James Thomson Elementary School. StrongStart will be on board. For more information, or for additional times and locations this week, call 604.485.2132.

Thursday, February 28

Malaspina Naturalists Club presents David Hancock and Understanding the Lives of Bald Eagles, 7:30 pm Thursday, February 28, Trinity Hall, United Church. Doors open at 7 pm, refreshments available. David has focused his attention on bald eagle adaptations to urban living. Call 604.485.0077 for information. Everyone welcome.

 

ONGOING

 

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 meet between 6:30 to 9:30 pm Thursdays at Timberlane Barracks.

 

Al Anon

Al Anon meets at 7 pm on Mondays and 2 pm on Thursdays at the Powell River United Church For 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  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  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 Education Centre. Admission is free or by donation. For  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  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  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  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 information, call 604.485.4571.

 

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

 

Chamber of Commerce

Powell River Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly luncheons with guest speakers. Everyone welcome. For  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 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.

 

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  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 Derk at 604.483.2238.

 

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 information, call 604.483.1642.

 

Garden Club

The Powell River Garden Club meets at 7 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month January to June and September to November at the Cranberry Senior Centre, corner of Manson & Cranberry Streets. Whether you're a DYI'er or looking to contact a professional landscape designer, you'll appreciate the February 26th topic "Fundamentals of Landscape Design" by Tracey Loslo.

Everyone welcome - come for an enjoyable evening with interesting garden information, tea/coffee and goodies.

 

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  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  information, call 604.578.8465.

 

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 concerned about their teenage children’s choices or unsure how to support their 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 six to eight), sewing, crafting, foods and animals. Each club meets on different days. For  information, call Maureen Venables at 604.485.4534 or Helena Rogers at 604.485.5200.

 

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  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 evening book club from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the library. Membership is open to all. For  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  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  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

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

Salvation Army Community Lunch takes place every Wednesday from 11:30 am to 1 pm from September to May. For more information, call 604.485.6067.

 

StrongStart

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 Westview Elementary School gym. This form of dancing is usually done with sets of six or eight people. For  information, call 604.485.6801.

 

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  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  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.

 

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.

 

Stroke recovery

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 Diana at 604.483.6142.

 

Tai Chi

Taoist tai chi classes are held 9:30 to 11:00 am, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Wednesdays and 9:30 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  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  information about this co-dependent’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.

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