Community Calendar

 

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

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Nicola Valley Cruisers Car Club Show N Shine

This is the 25th anniversary for the Show & Shine!

Gates open at 8am for car registration.

Event Date 07-28-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 07-28-2019 2:00 pm
* Location Central Park

Thursday May 16th 2019, 7 PM at NVIT Lecture TheatreFrances Backhouse – “Once they were hats” The biology of beavers and their role in Canada’s history.   

[This presentation was postponed in 2017 due to weather – rescheduled by popular demand]

Biologist and author Frances Backhouse has published books on a wide range of nature topics, including owls and woodpeckers, and also on historical topics such as the women in the Klondike gold rush. Her latest book examines humanity’s 15,000-year relationship with Castor canadensis, and the beaver’s even older relationship with North American landscapes and ecosystems. This will be a fascinating presentation blending biology and history. Some of you have heard Frances’s recent CBC Radio Ideas program on beavers.

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Event Date 05-16-2019 7:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

Thursday April 18th, 7 PM at NVIT Lecture Theatre Dr. Lauchlan Fraser and Rachel Whitehouse – New grassland studies in the Merritt area (details to come).

The Merritt-based Nicola Watershed Community Round Table has a new partnership with the Grasslands Conservation Council of BC, promoting education and research at the Laurie Guichon Memorial Grasslands Interpretive Site near Merrit. Thompson University Professor Lauchlan Fraser and FLNRO ecologist Rachel Whitehouse are leading this work and will give a joint presentation on the project. Controlling invasive weeds, like knapweed, is a huge problem across the grasslands of southern BC and this project is testing some innovative methods to maintain healthy grasslands. Exciting work happening right on our doorstep.

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Event Date 04-18-2019 7:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Reduce Your Wildfire Risk Join Widlfire Mitigation Specialist, Krista Minar, for this FREE workshop. Learn how to plan and prepare for the wildfire season, using FireSmart principles, to help reduce your community's risk of wildfire loss.
Event Date 04-16-2019 6:30 pm
* Location Merritt Civic Centre
Event Date 04-13-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 04-13-2019
* Location Merritt Civic Centre
Event Date 04-13-2019 2:00 pm
Event End Date 04-13-2019
* Location Merritt Civic Centre

Thursday March 21st, 7 PM at NVIT Lecture TheatreStephanie Winton – Research on Rattlers at White Lake

The Western Rattlesnake (also known as the North Pacific Rattlesnake) is listed as a Threatened species in Canada. Roadkill is one of the greatest causes of mortality. Stephanie Winton recently completed her graduate studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. Her work involved the effects of roads on the Western Rattlesnake in the White Lake area. Excellent research on an enigmatic and often feared species.

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Event Date 03-21-2019 7:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

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