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The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 096 is hosting an Open House, April 9th, in Honor of the 100 Year Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The hall is opening from 11am to 2pm for a free luncheon to Veterans and $6 to all others. We will be displaying Historic Information and Legion Display. The Branch Lounge will open at 2pm, for comradeship and a Baron Dinner at 5pm, at the cost of $12. The Profits from the Dinner is ear marked to support the Cadet Vimy Ridge Trip in 2018. We welcome any artifacts or information you may have to enhance the event. As it is also our 150 Anniversary, this will be an added touch to our theme.

Contract Info: For more information or to arrange sharing of items, or assistance from volunteers please contact Marion Tillotson @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Date 04-09-2017 11:00 am
* Location
Legion Hall
1940 Quilchena Ave, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8
Legion Hall
Canada on Screen Movie Night- Water

The Nicola Valley Film Society will be participating in a Canada 150th celebration along with approximately 180 Film Societies across the country on April 19th.  This celebration is called CANADA ON SCREEN and for April 19th every Film Society participating will be screening a Canadian film without charge.  This initiative is through the Toronto Film Circuit of which we are associated.  The film that we will be screening is “WATER” by acclaimed director Deepa Mehta.  This film was released in 2005 and has received many awards and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007. It will be screened up at the NVIT Lecture Theatre at 7:00 pm on April 19th.  We are excited about our participation in this Cross Canada event!

About the Film 

This film takes place in 1938 and examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi.  It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.

The film received many positive reviews.  Written and directed by Deepa Mehta, it was Canada’s nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007 and won many important awards around the world following its release. The film is also the third and final installment of Mehta’s ELEMENTS trilogy and was preceded by FIRE (1996) and EARTH (1998) both written and directed by Deepa Mehta.

“Serene on the surface yet roiling underneath, the film neatly parallels the plight of widows under Hindu fundamentalism to that of India under British colonialism.”  J. Catsoulis, New York Times

Language:  Hindi with English Subtitles

Country:  Canada/India, 2005

April 19th, NVIT Lecture Theatre, 7:00pm

Free Admission, Space Is Limited, On A First Come Basis.  

For More Info Contact the Nicola Valley Film Society at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Date 04-19-2017 7:00 pm
* Location
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
4155 Belshaw St, Merritt, BC V1K 1P4
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Back Country Horsemen of BC Rendezvous 2017

Join us for some fun events the weekend of May 26 - 28 and our clinicians include Sam Sunderland – Training Trail Horses, Steph Laversin and Robert Borsos – Mounted Archery, and Andonia Reynolds- Equine First Aid.

See Poster for more details, including ticket prices.

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Event Date 05-26-2017
Event End Date 05-28-2017
* Location
Merritt Rodeo Grounds
300 Lindley Creek Rd.
Merritt Rodeo Grounds
Scott Woods Band

Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band Twin Fiddle express

See poster for details 

At the Merritt Civic Centre

Contact info: 250-378-5735

Event Date 05-30-2017 7:00 pm
* Location
Merritt Civic Centre
1950 Mamette Ave, Merritt, BC V1K 1R6, Canada
Merritt Civic Centre

Merritt Enduro Mountain Bike Race; June 11/17. 9AM to 4PM at Merritt Info Center. Obtain full information from Sponsor; Breathe Bikes; Travis Fehr. Darch Oborne; Co-organizer, call 250-378-7363 for more info. 

Event Date 06-11-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-11-2017 4:00 pm
Vintage Car Club of Canada Show and Shine

The Vintage Car Club of Canada is venturing out on their Canada 150 tour and will be stopping in Merritt on June 13th!

All are invited to come on over and see the 60+ antique cars and talk to the owners. Cars will be parked in the parking lot beside the Baillie House (where the Farmers Market is held).  

Part of a BC wide tour to celebrate Canada 150. 

Contact Info: Al James 250-378-7402,

Event Date 06-13-2017 4:00 pm
Event End Date 06-13-2017 6:00 pm
* Location
Baillie House
2250 Voght St, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8
Baillie House
My Fair Lady High Tea

My Fair Lady High Tea at the Merritt Golf Club

See poster for details


Contact Info: Love To Dance - Ltd Dance Academy 250-378-9898

Event Date 06-19-2017 11:30 am
Cut off date 05-31-2017
Individual Price $15.00
* Location
Merritt, BC, Canada
Canada Day 150 Years Celebration

Canada Day schedule June 29

Come join in our Canada Day festivities around Merritt, starting off with a breakfast put on by the knights of Columbus at the Merritt Civic Centre 8am, then head over to Central Park and take in the games, food, entertainment and fireworks (at 10pm Central Park)

 Car Tour

For More Information Call the Civic Centre at 250-315-1050

Event Date 07-01-2017 7:00 am
Event End Date 07-01-2017 11:00 pm
* Location
Merritt, BC, Canada

Merritt 150+ Mountain Bike Ride. Starts at Rotary Park at 8 AM; July 1 (Canada Day). Ride will be Section 1 of the Full, 4 section Trail; and will be on paved road, gravel/forestry road, and single track. Geared to riders with Intermediate skill, Section 1 is 19 miles and involves several long climbs. Visit Breathe Bikes to see the route map.

Contact: Darch Oborne; Co-organizer, 250-378-7363 for more info.

Event Date 07-01-2017 8:00 am
* Location
Rotary Park
1950 Maxwell Ave, Merritt, BC V1K 1L9, Canada
Rotary Park
Art Walk Live!

Art Walk Artist Cam Novak painting at 378 Board Shop

Bass Coast sponsored Artist, Cam Novak a.k.a. Open Mind who will be doing a painting a panel at 378 Board Shop. 
This is an opportunity to check out a great out of town artist, watch the process unfold and check out Art Walk. 

About the artist, Open Mind, is a visual artist who creates raw emotional art for those in search of magic. His large scale murals and watercolour drawings are vibrant explorations into his connection to spirit, nature and animals. His practice focuses on understanding the power of abstraction and improvisation and how art can be used as a tool to become more connected to one's self.

For more info contact the Merritt Chamber at 250-378-5634, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Date 07-06-2017 11:30 am
Event End Date 06-06-2017 4:00 pm
* Location
Merritt, BC, Canada

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Got questions? Contact us by phone, or by email using our contact form.

Merritt Visitor Centre: 250-378-0349
Tourism Manager: 250-378-8619
Email: Contact Form