Community Calendar


Merritt's Community Calendar is stocked full of festivals, fairs and community events. Check back often for activities in all four seasons. #ExploreMerritt 


Kenny's Country Christmas

Kenny's Country Christmas at the Merritt Desert Inn Saturday Dec. 16th at 8:00 pm. 

Event Date 12-16-2017 8:00 pm
Event End Date 12-16-2017 11:00 pm
* Event Contact Merritt Desert Inn / Melva White
* Phone Number 250-378-2254
* Location Merritt
Social Media for Business Workshop

See poster for details.

Join us in the Community Boardroom first floor City Hall for this educational event. 

Contact Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (250) 378.3923

Event Date 12-05-2017 5:30 pm
* Location City Hall
The Resurgence of Downtowns Webinar and Community Discussion

Upcoming webinar in the community boardroom (first floor City Hall) Wednesday, July 19th from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM on the “Resurgence of Downtowns”. Following the webinar we will have a roundtable discussion on how these practices can relate to Merritt. Refreshments will be provided by the City of Merritt. 


Webinar Overview:

The Resurgence of Downtowns Webinar by Roger Brooks

Over the years we’ve spent a considerable amount of time and effort helping make downtowns great – again. In this photographic-rich workshop, you’ll learn:

- The seven reasons why downtowns are back and are absolutely critical to your long-term success as a sustainable community

- What it takes to bring millennials (and even GenXers) back home (downtown plays a key role)

- The future of downtowns (it’s a whole new game)

- Why downtowns are a worthy investment (not an expense)

- What it takes to bring downtowns back, or make them the community a showcase

This is a terrific primer to help encourage city and other government leaders to understand that downtowns are worth investing in. It’s also a great way to foster public-private partnerships (it takes both) to create an outstanding downtown that will benefit local residents, businesses, and your visitors.


Additional Info at:

Contact Info: 250-378-8619

Event Date 07-19-2017 8:30 am
Event End Date 07-19-2017 10:00 am
* Location City Hall
Startup Coffee

Come join us for Startup Drinks at Brambles Bakery!

Have a new business idea and looking for some feedback? Startup Coffee is a monthly meetup for entrepreneurs, students, and anyone interested in starting a business. Pitch your idea, get feedback from local entrepreneurs and mentors, and move your business forward.

Startup Drinks will be taking place at Brambles Bakery. Feel free to come a bit early to grab a beverage.

Additional info visit

Event Date 07-13-2017 4:00 pm
Event End Date 07-13-2017 5:00 pm
* Location Brambles Bakery & Cafe

Akasa Yoga studio is hosting our first Maker's Market - June 17 from 6-9pm. Join us for lots of love, laughter, and shopping. 

Contact info: 250-936-9642

Event Date 06-17-2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date 06-17-2017 9:00 pm
* Location Merritt
Breathe Bikes BMX Skate Park Jam

Breathe Bikes is hosting a BMX jam at the skate park!

Come out and show off you best tricks with all the other bmxicans of Merritt!

Lots of food, refreshments, and prizes, including: 



Game of Bike

Highest Jump

Best Trick

Come out at watch it's a lot of fun!


Contact Info: Travis Fehr at Breathe Bikes, 250 936 9702, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view

Event Date 04-22-2017 11:00 am
Event End Date 04-22-2017 3:00 pm
* Location Rotary Park
Senior Fraud Protection: Free Seminar

Interior Savings Credit Union Presents......

Senior Fraud Protection: Free Seminar

We only know what we know, so how do we protect ourselves from the unknown?  Join us to find out what the current scams are and the methods being used to steal identiities.  You will learn how these scams work and how you can protect yourself.

Guest Speakers include: Paula Naka - Risk Management - Interior Savings Credit Union

Contact Info: Please RSVP to Tricia Graham at 250.378.8692 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Date 03-23-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 03-23-2017 11:00 am
* Event Contact Tricia Graham
* Phone Number 250-378-8692
* Location Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
Career Fair Hosted by CNA

Career Fair, March 9th at the Merritt Civic Centre


Career Fair

Contact Info: CNA 250-378-1864

Event Date 03-09-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 03-09-2017 3:00 pm
* Location Merritt Civic Centre
Business After Business

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

Event Date 02-23-2017 6:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Museum and Archives
Small Business Seminar

Small Business Seminar:

“Getting Money: What Lenders and Investors Want”.

(Financial Literacy Workshop for Women)

Community Futures Nicola Valley in joint partnership with Business Development Bank of Canada and Chartered Professional Accountants Canada invites all women business owners or women who are thinking of becoming entrepreneurs to attend this free Financial Literacy Program Workshop. This session will explain to the business owner the financial and non-financial information a bank or investor uses to evaluate a loan/investment request and will explain the steps necessary to prepare a business for presentation to a lender and/or investors.

 Why will I need additional financing and capital?

 What are the typical sources for financing?

 What are the advantages and disadvantages?

 Why do I need an investment plan & how do I create one?

 How are the lenders and investors different?

 What are leverage ratios and how should I use them?

 How do leverage ratios vary between business types?

 How do lenders look at my business?

This workshop will share the answers to these and many more questions. Join us on Thursday February 2, 2017, at 12:00pm at the Community Room ̶ City Hall, 2185 Voght Street.

Please reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 250-378-3923. Advance registration is required due to limited seating.

Event Date 02-02-2017 12:00 pm
* Location City Hall

Contact Us

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