May
25
Wed
Revelstoke Heritage Celebration Week @ Various Locations
May 25 all-day

Combining the best of Timber Days, Railway Days, and The BC Historical Federation into one week, May 20–28!
The week will be filled with events celebrating Revelstoke’s long and rich history with forests, railroads, families and culture.
Events will take place throughout the week at various locations around Revelstoke:
Friday May 20:

5pm
BBQ & Live Music starts (until 8pm)
Revelstoke Forestry Museum

Kids Loggers Relay Race
Revelstoke Forestry Museum

6pm
Horse Logging Demonstrations
Revelstoke Forestry Museum

7pm
Pro Loggers Show Off
Revelstoke Forestry Museum

7:30pm
Antique Chainsaw Show Off
Revelstoke Forestry Museum

 
Saturday May 21:

8am
Loggers Pancake Buffet Breakfast
Location TBD

 8:30am
Farmers Market
Grizzly Plaza

10am
Timber Day Demo
Grizzly Plaza

Logging Sports Registration
Centennial Park

Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre Open for the season
Revelstoke Dam

11am
Timber Day
Centennial Park

Noon
Berry Bake Off Judging
Centennial Park

 
Monday May 23:

3:30pm
Heritage Movie Matinee
Roxy Theatre

Wednesday May 25:

7pm
Revelstoke Arts Council Music
Performing Arts Centre

 
Thursday May 26:
 

Noon
Book Fair and Early Registration
Regent Hotel

3pm
Workshop on changes to the BC Societies Act
Revelstoke Senior Citizens Association

7pm
BC Historical Federation Welcome Reception
Revelstoke Museum & Archives

 
Friday May 27:

All Day
Book Fair
Regent Hotel

Morning
BC Historical Federation Plenary Sessions
Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre (RPAC)

8am
Registration Continues
Regent Hotel

8:30am
Welcoming from the Sinixt Nation – Opening Remarks
RPAC

9am
Keynote Address Land of Thundering Snow – Avalanche History & Research in Canada by Dr. John Woods
RPAC

10:30am
Coffee and Muffin Break
RPAC

11am
BCHF Preview of the new website
RPAC

11:20am
The Romance of the Big Bend – Presentation by Cathy English
RPAC

12:30pm
Bag Lunches; Organizing Tour Groups
RPAC

1pm
Choice of four tours: Rogers Pass Tour, Arts & History Tour, Revelstoke River Trail Tour, or Downtown Heritage Walking Tour
Various

7:30pm
Unveiling Walter Moberly Monument, History of  Revelstoke in Story & Song presented by Revelstoke Seniors’ Theatre Group
Revelstoke Railway Museum

 
Saturday May 28:

All Day
Book Fair
Regent Hotel

8am
Continental Breakfast
Regent Hotel

9am
Annual General Meeting
Regent Hotel

11am
Coffee Break
Regent Hotel

11:15am
Revelstoke’s Ski History
Regent Hotel

12:30pm
Soup & Sandwich Lunch
Regent Hotel

1:30pm
Tour of Nels Nelsen Historic Ski Area & Nels Knickers Exhibit
Mount Revelstoke National Park

5:15pm
Bus Ride to Revelation Lodge
Revelstoke Mountain Resort

6pm
Cocktail Hour
Revelstoke Mountain Resort

7pm
Dinner
Revelstoke Mountain Resort

8pm
Awards Ceremony & Entertainment (Bob Rogers Jazz Trio)
Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Flowt Ladies’ Ride @ Flowt Bikes and Skis
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join a group of positive ladies for some cross country trail riding around the CPR Hill, Cartier and MacPherson areas.
The group meets outside Flowt at 5:30 p.m. every wednesday, rain or shine!

You don’t need great gear to get involved, just a bike, a helmet, and a good attitude!

Revelstoke Cycling Association XC Race Series @ Mount Macpherson various locations
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Revelstoke Cycling Association hosts a series of cross country mountain bike races at various locations on the Mount Macpherson trail complex.
Check the RCA website for more details: http://bikerevelstoke.org/enter/?page_id=4106

Open Mic Night – The Last Drop @ The Last Drop Pub
May 25 @ 10:00 pm – May 26 @ 1:00 am

The Last Drop welcomes all jammers and singers. Come out and join in with a friendly relaxed atmosphere from 10 p.m.

May
26
Thu
Revelstoke Heritage Celebration Week @ Various Locations
May 26 all-day

Combining the best of Timber Days, Railway Days, and The BC Historical Federation into one week, May 20–28!
The week will be filled with events celebrating Revelstoke’s long and rich history with forests, railroads, families and culture.
Events will take place throughout the week at various locations around Revelstoke:
Friday May 20:

5pm
BBQ & Live Music starts (until 8pm)
Revelstoke Forestry Museum

Kids Loggers Relay Race
Revelstoke Forestry Museum

6pm
Horse Logging Demonstrations
Revelstoke Forestry Museum

7pm
Pro Loggers Show Off
Revelstoke Forestry Museum

7:30pm
Antique Chainsaw Show Off
Revelstoke Forestry Museum

 
Saturday May 21:

8am
Loggers Pancake Buffet Breakfast
Location TBD

 8:30am
Farmers Market
Grizzly Plaza

10am
Timber Day Demo
Grizzly Plaza

Logging Sports Registration
Centennial Park

Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre Open for the season
Revelstoke Dam

11am
Timber Day
Centennial Park

Noon
Berry Bake Off Judging
Centennial Park

 
Monday May 23:

3:30pm
Heritage Movie Matinee
Roxy Theatre

Wednesday May 25:

7pm
Revelstoke Arts Council Music
Performing Arts Centre

 
Thursday May 26:
 

Noon
Book Fair and Early Registration
Regent Hotel

3pm
Workshop on changes to the BC Societies Act
Revelstoke Senior Citizens Association

7pm
BC Historical Federation Welcome Reception
Revelstoke Museum & Archives

 
Friday May 27:

All Day
Book Fair
Regent Hotel

Morning
BC Historical Federation Plenary Sessions
Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre (RPAC)

8am
Registration Continues
Regent Hotel

8:30am
Welcoming from the Sinixt Nation – Opening Remarks
RPAC

9am
Keynote Address Land of Thundering Snow – Avalanche History & Research in Canada by Dr. John Woods
RPAC

10:30am
Coffee and Muffin Break
RPAC

11am
BCHF Preview of the new website
RPAC

11:20am
The Romance of the Big Bend – Presentation by Cathy English
RPAC

12:30pm
Bag Lunches; Organizing Tour Groups
RPAC

1pm
Choice of four tours: Rogers Pass Tour, Arts & History Tour, Revelstoke River Trail Tour, or Downtown Heritage Walking Tour
Various

7:30pm
Unveiling Walter Moberly Monument, History of  Revelstoke in Story & Song presented by Revelstoke Seniors’ Theatre Group
Revelstoke Railway Museum

 
Saturday May 28:

All Day
Book Fair
Regent Hotel

8am
Continental Breakfast
Regent Hotel

9am
Annual General Meeting
Regent Hotel

11am
Coffee Break
Regent Hotel

11:15am
Revelstoke’s Ski History
Regent Hotel

12:30pm
Soup & Sandwich Lunch
Regent Hotel

1:30pm
Tour of Nels Nelsen Historic Ski Area & Nels Knickers Exhibit
Mount Revelstoke National Park

5:15pm
Bus Ride to Revelation Lodge
Revelstoke Mountain Resort

6pm
Cocktail Hour
Revelstoke Mountain Resort

7pm
Dinner
Revelstoke Mountain Resort

8pm
Awards Ceremony & Entertainment (Bob Rogers Jazz Trio)
Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke Revisited – B.C. Historical Federation Conference @ Revelstoke Museum & Archives
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – May 28 @ 7:00 pm

Revelstoke Museum & Archives is hosting Revelstoke Revisited, the annual conference of the British Columbia Historical Federation.
Everyone can participate in Revelstoke Revisited; you do not have to be a member of a historical association to attend.
Agenda
Thursday, May 26
3:00 p.m. – A pre-conference workshop, “Getting Ready for the new Societies Act,” will be held at the Revelstoke Seniors Centre.
The Societies Act is new legislation that was passed in spring 2015 and will come into effect on November 28, 2016. It governs how societies (not-for-profit corporations) are created and run in B.C. and includes significant updates to allow for more flexibility in how societies operate, while still protecting the public interest.
Join Debbie Turner, Deputy Registrar at Registries and Online Services, as she presents information on the new Societies Act and what societies will need to do to get ready for the new Act. Debbie is joined by Jill Sinkwich, a Director at the Ministry of Finance, who helped develop the legislation. This free presentation will be of interest to anyone involved in a registered B.C. Society.
Evening – Opening reception at the Revelstoke Museum and Archives.
Participants will see the stunning recent exhibits, including Land of Thundering Snow, First Tracks, and Sinixt – People of the Bull Trout. Vocalist Jacolyn Daniluck and pianist Lyda Carey will take you back to the age of the crooners, and Gray Monk Winery will provide a taste of the Okanagan.
Friday, May 27
Morning – Conference keynote address  at the Performing Arts Centre
Noted B.C. scientist Dr. John Woods will present the stories that he uncovered as head researcher and writer for Land of Thundering Snow, a website on the Virtual Museum of Canada that was created by Revelstoke Museum and Archives and partners. The fascinating subject of avalanches and snow science in Canada will be presented by Dr. Woods with illustrations and examples from the website. Viewers will never underestimate the power of an avalanche after seeing this presentation.
Morning – The Romance of the Big Bend
Cathy English, curator of Revelstoke Museum and Archives, will present this lively talk, weaving tales of tragedy, triumph, and encounters with the wild in the mineral-rich area north of Revelstoke. Ms. English will also introduce participants to Revelstoke’s incredible ski history.
Afternoon – See Revelstoke’s history up close and personal with a choice of four tours.

Bus tour to Rogers Pass National Historic site in Glacier National Park;
Bus tour to Revelstoke Dam, B.C. Interior Forestry Museum, and Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre;
Walking tour of the Revelstoke River Trail;
Walking tour of Revelstoke’s historic downtown.

Evening – The B.C. Historical Federation will be dedicating their stunning monument to noted B.C. explorer and surveyor Walter Moberly at the Revelstoke Railway Museum, followed by a reception featuring beer from Mt. Begbie Brewing Company and rollicking Revelstoke entertainment from local thespians.

Saturday, May 28
Afternoon – Delegates will have the opportunity to visit the historic Nels Nelsen ski area on Mount Revelstoke and put themselves in the shoes, or should we say, skis, of the world-class ski jumpers who once sought fame on the hill.
The conference weekend will culminate in a sumptuous banquet at Revelation Lodge at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. With stunning views of the Columbia Valley stretched out below, delegates will enjoy the jazz stylings of Bob Rogers Trio and celebrate the winners of the B.C. Historical Writing Awards, to be presented by Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon.
 
Other

Throughout the conference, a book fair will be set up at Regent Inn, where history enthusiasts can browse titles on B.C. history and in some cases, chat with the authors.
 
Visit www.bchistory.ca for more information and to register for all or part of the conference.

Pedal & Pint @ Revelstoke Community Centre
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Meet fellow mountain bikers at the Revelstoke Community Centre for a social ride and pints at The River City Pub.

Backyard Chicken Keeping Workshop @ 916 Downie Street
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This workshop is intended for anyone who is new to keeping backyard chickens.
Things we will cover:
– Where can you buy chickens?
– Good chicken coop design (hint: they poop a lot)
– Basic hen health and what to do if your hen gets sick
– How to maximize egg production and minimize feed costs
– Permitting and bylaw requirements
Each participant will take home chicken coop design diagrams and basic resources to get started.

Bruce’s Bluegrass @ Taco Club
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Local musician Bruce Thomas plays bluegrass music at the Taco Club.

Revelstoke Climbers Coop meet
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Revelstoke Climbers Coop hold their AGM at the Revelstoke Community Centre. They will be joined by thew newly formed Revelstoke Climbers Access Society.