Conference and Events

Conference and Event Readiness 2017

The following is a summary of upcoming conferences and events that are scheduled to be hosted in Salmon Arm during 2017. This list will be updated as new information becomes available.  Resources to increase awareness of downtown businesses and services have been developed (dine downtown guide, boutique walking tour, gallery guide). Conference and event coordinators will be offered a supply of resources that highlight all that our downtown community has to offer. Please keep these dates in mind as you plan business activities for 2017.

* Indicates a planned Downtown Dollars event

**Bracketed numbers are approximate attendance numbers of participants.  Actual visitors to the community due to the event will usually be much higher with family members and supporters**

Teck BC #1 Cross Country Ski Race – Larch Hills January 7 & 8
Unplug and Play Week  – Throughout the community January 21 – 28
Red & White Do-It Exhibition – An open exhibition on a red & white theme, celebrating the beginning of Canada’s sesquicentennial January 21 – February 25
Under the Lights: Family Snowshoe Night January 23
Shuswap Theater Presents – Stereotype High – By Jeffrey Harr, Directed by Julia Body February 24 – March 11
Shuswap International Film Festival February 17 – 25
*BC High School Wrestling Tournament                  March 2 – 4
Beginning of the Long Dash – 16 Artists in dialogue with Canadian icons, plus a community knitting project of toques March 4 to April 22
Shaw Center Challenge I – Adult Rec Hockey 19+ March 17 – 19
Shaw Center Challenge II – Adult Rec Hockey March 31 – April 2
Shuswap Music Festival – The purpose of the Shuswap Music Festival is to provide an opportunity for amateur and/or young performing artists to demonstrate their achievements in music to their peers and to the community. April 12 – 28
Why I Love Canada – A multi-media exhibition by artists aged 15 to 21 April 28 – May 27
Shuswap Theater Presents – After You – By Dave Carley, Directed by James Bowlby April 28 – May 13
Shuswap Bike Month –  A series of community-wide events and activities are scheduled throughout the month of May, several being slated for the Downtown May 1 – 31
Shuswap Bike to Work and School Week May 29 – June 4
Silver Backs Spring Camp April 29 – May 1
National Garage Sale for Shelter – 9th Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter supporting the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and the S.A.F.E. Society on Saturday, May 13, Royal LePage Access Real Estate, 9 am to 2pm May 13
Salty Dog Street Fair May 13
*Salty Dog Salty Enduro – Hosted by Downtown Salmon Arm’s own Skookum Cycle, this highly regarded event will see 500 riders taking part.  (500) May 14
*Victoria Days Rally – GOLD WING ROAD RIDERS ASSOCIATION May 19 – 22
*Shuswap Writers Association – Word on the Lake Conference May 19 – 21
Ozone Festival at Shuswap Theatre – The Okanagan Zone Theatre Festival is an annual event showcasing the talents of theater groups from up to 6 communities in and around the Okanagan. May 20 – 27
Ozone Festival at Shuswap Theatre – The Okanagan Zone Theatre Festival is an annual event showcasing the talents of theater groups from up to 6 communities in and around the Okanagan. May 20 – 27
*Southern Interior Dressage Association – Spring Fling      May 28 – 29
Salmon Arm Art Gallery – The Blue Trail, seven artists celebrating Canadian waterways June 2 – July 15
*Salmon Arm Barrel Association              June 6 – 7
Relay for Life June 13 – 14
Shuswap Paddle Month – A series of community-wide events and activities are scheduled throughout the month of May. Several these are slated for the Marine Park Area. July 1 – 30
*14th Annual Dragon Boat Festival July 14 – 16
Canada Day Children’s Festival July 1
Canada 150 Celebration                                             July 1
Salmon Arm Art Gallery – Rolling Stock, an open photography exhibition about graffiti on rail cars July 21 – August 26
Theater on the Edge 2017 – Friday afternoon to Sunday night sees alternating 60-minute performances in the theatre July 21-23
Summer Hockey Camps – (30 camps being hosted)                 August 5 – 29
Shaw Center Challenge III – Old-timers 60, 65 & 70 August TBA
Shaw Center Challenge IV – Old-timers 35, 40 & 50 August 11 – 13
Shaw Center Challenge V – Female 28+ August 12 – 14
4-H (Summer Sizzler) August 6 – 10
Roots and Blues Festival                    August 14 – 16
Salmon Arm Hockey School August 21 – 23 Co-ed
Shaw Center Challenge VI – Men’s and Co-Ed Adult Rec 19+ August 26 – 28
Demolition Derby August 27(tent)
Salmon Arm Art Gallery – New works by artist Chris Cran September 1 – September 30
Salmon Arm Fair September 8 – 10
Shuswap Naturalists Fall General Meeting September 25 – 27
Southern Interior Dressage AssociationFall Finale September 23
Salmon Arm Art Gallery – Kanata, new works by aboriginal artists, co-curated by Aaron Leon October 6 – November 10
Adam’s River Salmon Run October 2017
Downtown Treat Trail October 31
Salmon Arm Art Gallery – The Great White North – Juried exhibition on the theme of winter. All artists in the Shuswap region November 18 to December 16
December Downtown December 2017
   
   
   
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