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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Merritt Centennials vs.Wenatchee Wild The Merritt Centennials, BCHL's longest continuously run franchise, are a non-profit, community owned Junior `A` Hockey Club ran by a dedicated team of investors, directors, and volunteers. The hockey games bring the community together and offer action packed fun for the entire family to enjoy
Event Date 01-16-2019 7:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Memorial Arena
Nicola Nordic Ski Club Chili Sunday Event

Come and join us for “Chilli Sunday” January 13 from 11 AM to 2 PM in Kane Valley! This annual event is open to all. It’s a fun way to get to know some new people, share some food, play in the snow and celebrate this unique recreational spot in the Valley.

For over 40 years people have been cross country skiing in Kane Valley. It started out with some local hard core nature lovers in the 70’s who skied some of the old logging skid trails in the area. Over the years, it has developed into over 50 kms of wilderness trail systems. The trails are well mapped and marked. Through hundreds of volunteer hours, community involvement, industry support of Tolko, Rotary sponsors, FLNRO, and VSA the incredible vision and hard work of community members has led to this unique ski area. If you don’t ski, but want to come and join us please do! All are welcome!

The Nicola Nordic Ski Club is a non-profit society. All fees collected go directly to the grooming of the ski trails and the maintenance of the equipment.  All the rest of the work is done by volunteers. The rate to ski is $10.00/day or a season pass is $50 /individual and $90/family. Chilli Sunday is a “free” day for all, so take advantage of us, but for that day only please!   

Interested in learning how to ski?  A group lesson will begin at 1 PM, conditions permitting. Round up some skis and come give it a try! Want to give the snowshoe trails a go? A group snowshoe will leave from P2 at 10:30 am. Skis and snowshoe rentals are available at Breathe Bikes.

Bring enough chilli for your group and add it to the communal pot over the fire pit at Parking Lot 2 (approx. 4 km up the Kane Valley Road on the left), bring your own dishes, and the club will supply the buns, cookies and hot drinks….. and have the fire going.

Location: Parking Lot 2 @ Kane Valley Ski Trails 18 km East of Merritt on Kane Valley Rd. 

More information on our website, including updates with trail conditions: www.nicolanordic.ca Kate 250-378-9674 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Date 01-13-2019 11:00 am
Event End Date 01-13-2019 2:00 pm
* Location Kane Valley Parking Lot #2
Merritt Centennials vs. West Kelowna Warriors The Merritt Centennials, BCHL's longest continuously run franchise, are a non-profit, community owned Junior `A` Hockey Club ran by a dedicated team of investors, directors, and volunteers. The hockey games bring the community together and offer action packed fun for the entire family to enjoy
Event Date 01-11-2019 7:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Memorial Arena
Co-Ed Indoor Soccer See poster for details
Event Date 01-10-2019 6:30 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Merritt Centennials Vs. Prince George Spruce Kings

Adults $13.00

Seniors $9.00

Student $8.00

Children $7.00

For more information please go to www.merrittcentennials.com or call the office 250-378-3604

 
The Merritt Centennials, BCHL's longest continuously run franchise, are a non-profit, community owned Junior `A` Hockey Club ran by a dedicated team of investors, directors, and volunteers. The hockey games bring the community together and offer action packed fun for the entire family to enjoy. 
Event Date 01-04-2019 7:00 pm
Event End Date 01-04-2019 9:00 pm
Individual Price $13.00
* Location Nicola Valley Memorial Arena
Celebrate New Year's Eve with a FREE swim at the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre
Event Date 12-31-2018 1:30 pm
Event End Date 12-31-2018 3:30 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre
Merritt Centennials vs. Trail Smokeaters The Merritt Centennials, BCHL's longest continuously run franchise, are a non-profit, community owned Junior `A` Hockey Club ran by a dedicated team of investors, directors, and volunteers. The hockey games bring the community together and offer action packed fun for the entire family to enjoy
Event Date 12-22-2018 7:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Memorial Arena

 

Christmas Bird Count

Nicola Naturalists to run 20th Merritt Christmas Bird Count

On Sunday 16th December local naturalists will participate in one of the biggest and longest-running wildlife surveys in the world. The annual Christmas Bird Count has been running for 119 years across North America. The count was first held in Merritt in 1995 and this season marks the 20th count.

Organized by the Audubon Society and Bird Studies Canada, the Christmas Bird Count is the longest-running wildlife database in the world largest. Every Christmas season counts take place in over 2,000 count circles across North America and in other parts of the world. Each Christmas over 10,000 Canadians participate in almost 500 counts and tally over 3 million birds including more than 300 species. The data collected in these counts has proved extremely valuable in tracking changes in the distribution and abundance of bird populations. For example, many studies using Christmas Bird Count data show the effects of climate change on birds and natural ecosystems.

Although there is a serious side to the counts, the main goal is to have fun and enjoy local nature. The Nicola Naturalist Society organizes the Merritt bird count. Groups of birders travel about within the designated count circle and record the species and numbers of all birds. You don’t have to be an expert to participate and it’s a great way to learn about the local birds. Beginner birders are welcome.

For more information phone 250-378-2468 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Date 12-16-2018
* Location Merritt
Merritt Centennials vs.Powell River Kings The Merritt Centennials, BCHL's longest continuously run franchise, are a non-profit, community owned Junior `A` Hockey Club ran by a dedicated team of investors, directors, and volunteers. The hockey games bring the community together and offer action packed fun for the entire family to enjoy
Event Date 12-15-2018 7:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Memorial Arena
Family Fun Night at the NVAC At the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre from 6pm - 10pm there is a concession stand of pizza and drinks, a fun leader in the water to play games, and on special occasions the staff brings out the water walkway and blowup snake! Regular Admission applies.
Event Date 12-14-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 12-14-2018 10:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre

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