I Love Creston – November 2019


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If you find yourself seeking something fun to do in Creston, look no further than the November edition of I Love Creston! Several exciting events are taking place, some for the first time, and others an annual tradition. So whether you’re looking to spend some time enjoying the great outdoors, seeking to fill an afternoon, or hoping for some evening entertainment, there is something for everyone right here in Creston.

Our feature article this month focuses on the Creston Community Forest, a group making strides to increase the outdoor recreation offer for avid and casual hikers or bikers looking to explore our Valley. Our mild winters mean that there is still time to get out and explore one of the many trails they’ve been working hard to build and maintain.

The 43rd Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair is taking place this month at the Creston and District Community Complex. With over 60 artisans taking part, the Creston Valley Arts Council is once again looking forward to a successful event, and for residents, it is sure to be a one-stop shop for all your holiday shopping needs!

For film lovers, the 7th Siding Film Festival, taking place for the first time in Creston, provides a weekend of entertainment, showcasing films by local film-makers, as well as submissions from beyond the Valley.

Wildsight will once again be bringing their photography show, Local Colours to the Tivoli Theatre, showcasing the work of five photographers on the silver screen.

If the stage is more your thing, you won’t want to miss the Footlighters’ presentation of White Christmas live at the Prince Charles Theatre. This stage adaptation of the 1954 film is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.

Another way to get into the joy of the holiday season is the Blossom Valley Singers’ show Middle Ages to Modern Stages. Enjoy your favourite holiday songs, classic and modern, presented by some of Creston’s best musical talent.

Once you’ve got your tickets for all these amazing events and activities, don’t forget to take some time to think about health, as Chief Jason Louie reminds us of the importance our physical well-being can have on other aspects of our lives, and shares some exciting news about the new Lower Kootenay Band gym.

Jesse Moreton provides some food for thought on options for recurring or chronic pain, as he asks the question, is it worth a shot?

Mayor Ron Toyota shares his thoughts, and some interesting information on town assets, from fire hydrants to streetlights, and more!

And finally, the Creston Museum takes us to World War II Italy, and gives us a glimpse into the Creston men who participated in the Italian Campaign.