This is going to be a very fun day all along the Rail Trail here in the Slocan Valley.
Come on out and join in the fun!
Sunday June 25th 10am – 4pm
I will be at the Perry Siding Trailhead, in the Threads Guild building with my paintings and books.
And I’ll be singing in the Vallican Whole Community Choir there as well, from 11am to noon.
RANDOM ACTS OF CREATIVITY TAKE OVER THE SLOCAN VALLEY RAIL TRAIL
On Sunday, June 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Slocan Valley Rail Trail will be the place to experience “Random Acts of Creativity”. The Slocan Valley Community Arts Council and the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society have formed a unique partnership on that day to celebrate Canada150. The day will involve recognizing our valley’s place in history, reaching from deep into our past up to the living history we create every day.
Two special live musical performances, displays of artists work, interactive creative art exploration, art installations and wilderness walks are just some of the wide range of activities which will be taking place around four ‘hubs’ along the 50 km long Rail Trail. Walk, dance, or ride your way along the route to take in the adventure of Slocan Valley living at its artistic finest. Of course, there’ll be plenty of Canada150 birthday cake along the way!
The northernmost hub of the event will be at the Owl Park, just outside of the Village of Slocan. From 10:30 to noon, the Slocan Valley Early Childhood Society and CBAL will be hosting a Storywalk and activities for children. Of course, there will be cake as well and don’t be surprised if you see some local art work on display.
Further south, the next hub will be at the Perrys Siding Trailhead and the Threads Guild Building where you’ll find the Vallican Whole Choir at 11 a.m. performing a selection of classic Canadiana songs such as Land of the Silver Birch and sing-along favourites. As well, an art installation will be erected and there will be displays of pottery, paintings and books by area artists to enjoy.
Continuing south, the Winlaw Station Trailhead will be a busy place. Located across from Winlaw School, the Slocan Valley Community Band will be playing their final performance of the season at 1 p.m. As well the Slocan Historical Society will also be there, dressed in period costume, with an information table sharing what they’ve discovered about our valley. A Sand Sculpture will be on display along with the work of several artists.
Just north of Winlaw, opposite Winlaw Nature Park, students from Winlaw School will have created a large Wildflower mural. Make sure to check it out! And just south of Winlaw, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,there will be an information display of the Stream Restoration Project being developed by the Slocan Valley Streamkeepers at the Crooked Horn Farm.
Along the trail, in the Slocan Park area, you will find a pottery display and Plein Air painting.
The southernmost ‘hub’ of Random Acts of Creativity is at the Crescent Valley Trailhead. Kids will be making Forest Walk Bracelets and a Community Interactive Nature Art Project will be on-going.
It’ll be a busy day, with much to experience! A limited number of event maps will be at several locations throughout the Valley to help you on your way, or you can visit www.slocanvalleyrailtrail.ca or the Rail Trail Facebook page to find a copy of the map to help plan your adventure.
The Slocan Valley Rail Trail offers easy non-motorized access to 50km of scenery through one of the most beautiful river valleys in British Columbia.
The event has been made possible with support from the Columbia Basin Trust, Heritage Credit Union and the Slocan Valley Community Arts Council as well as the tireless work of a large group of volunteers.