January Community Events

Tickets on Sale now for the latest Midway…and Beyond Little Theatre Production Unnecessary Farce. Tickets available now at The Spot.

About the Play:

“Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go.”

Unnecessary Farce is an award-winning stage comedy by Paul Slade Smith that combines all the elements of classic farce with a contemporary North American plot.

In an economy motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant. In the room next door, two undercover cops are supposed to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s watching the video, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

 “Dazzlingly funny. Can a playwright re-invent the comic shtick of in-one-door, innuendo, out-the-other-door? In the case of Unnecessary Farce, the answer is yes.”

– City Pulse (Lansing, Michigan)

“The funniest two hours of theater I have seen in several years. Something is at stake every second, and the most outrageous moments seem spontaneous and logical.”

– Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York)

 

9th Annual Snowmobile Drag Races – Saturday, January 27, 2018

Next Regular Council Meeting

Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:00* pm in the Council Chambers at 661 Eighth Ave.

*time subject to change to 6:30 pm if there is a delegation

Next Regular Council Meeting

Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7:00* pm in the Council Chambers at 661 Eighth Ave.

*time subject to change to 6:30 pm if there is a delegation

Snow Removal

As we prepare for the arrival of the winter (and snow) please refer to the below information sheet for ways you can help the Public Works crew this season.

December Community Events

New Years Eve FREE Family Fun Skate – Presented by the Village of Midway & the RCMP Community Consultative Group. Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the Midway Arena from 3:00pm – 7:00pm. Everyone welcome – door prizes to win!

New Years Eve Dinner and Dance – December 31, 2017 at the Midway Community Centre. Come on out and support the Midway Volunteer Fire Department and ring in 2018 with family and friends! Doors & bar open at 5:00 pm followed by a prime rib dinner at 6:30 pm. The evening continues with live entertainment from 4-Play and dancing. Champagne toast a midnight. Adults only (appropriate attire required). Tickets $45 per person, available at McMynn’s Family Foods. Brought to you by the MVFD, McMynn’s Family Foods, and Rock’n Productions. A special thanks to all the sponsors of this great fundraising event for the Fire Department!

 

Free Christmas Dinner – Monday, December 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Midway Community Centre. Everyone welcome.

A Sugar Plum Christmas – Hosted by the Midway Community Association. Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at the Midway Community Centre. Dance performances, crafts, pizza, and a visit from Santa!

 

Canada 150 Skating Day – December 10 – Let’s Skate Together! /// Journée Du Patinage de Canada 150 – le 10 décembre – Patinons Ensemble! 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Boundary Expo Recreation Centre in Midway. FREE Admission! Drinks and refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the Village of Midway and the Government of Canada.

 

Women’s Christmas Celebration – December 6, 2017, 1:00 pm at the Midway Community Centre. Everyone Welcome, please bring a non-perishable food item for the Lion’s Club Food Hamper program. For more information contact 250-446-2582.

 

West Boundary Community Forest Annual Public Meeting – December 5, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Midway Community Centre. Everyone welcome.

 

Rock Creek Christmas Craft Fair – Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds Pavilion.

 

Midway Christmas Light-Up – Join us for the 1st Annual Midway Christmas Light-up on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Riverfront Park. Warm drinks, Christmas music, and the lighting of the Christmas Tree.

 

National Radon Action Month

November is National Radon Action Month and Health Canada is encouraging Canadians to test their homes for radon.

  • Radon is an invisible, radioactive gas that comes from the ground
  • Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer
  • The only way to know how much radon is in your home is to test
  • Radon is easy to test and easy to reduce

For more information please visit the Health Canada website.

October Community Events

Midway Arena Opening for the new season – Join us on Sunday, October 1, 2017 for a FREE public skate to celebrate the start of the new season from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Everyone welcome!

 

2017 AGM of the F.A.R. Society and Workshop – Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the basement of the Midway Community Centre. All members and interested people are invited to join the West Boundary Sustainable Foods and Resources Society for a day of discussion and a workshop on either tomatoes or pumpkins. The Food Share Exchange will supply jars for its members. If you are not a member of Food Share, but wish to participate, please bring six of your own jars, lids, and rings so you can take some full jars home.

 

Kettle River Lions Club Free Family Skate – Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Midway Arena. Everyone welcome to come and have fun on the ice. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served.

Kettle River Lions Club Free Skate

 

London’s National Theatre Live – Peter Pan – Saturday, October 21, 2017. Show times at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Presented on the big screen at the Midway Community Centre by the Midway Community Association.

Peter Pan – A Film

 

Halloween Fun in Midway…and FIREWORKS! – We are excited to announce that the Midway Volunteer Fire Department will be putting on a short fireworks display this year! Join us between 7:30 pm and 8:00 pm at the James G. McMynn Park across from the Community Centre for the show.

Also, join the Midway Community Association for a quick trick-or-treating break at the Community Centre between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Warm up by the fire and grab a hot dog and some hot chocolate!

Your local Sparks, Brownies, and Girl Guides would like to remind everyone to Be Prepared – Be Seen at Night! – Wear Something Light!

*if you have animals that might get spooked by the fireworks please plan accordingly*

Arena Schedule 2017-2018

The Boundary Expo Recreation Centre is now open for the 2017-2018 season! The Regular Season Arena Schedule can be found here or below. We look forward to skating with everyone this season!

Please note that public skating on Friday, October 20, 2017 is CANCELLED. Additionally, public skating on Friday, October 27, 2017 has been moved to 6:45 pm.

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Midway and support the Midway Volunteer Fire Department! Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the Midway Community Centre. Tickets are now available for purchase at McMynn’s Family Foods for $45 per person (adults only, no minors). Doors & bar open at 5:00 pm, Prime Rib dinner served at 6:30 pm with live entertainment from 4-Play, a Vancouver-based classic rock and country band, and dancing to follow. The night also includes a champagne toast at midnight.

This event is brought to you by: Midway Volunteer Fire Department, McMynn’s Family Foods, and Rock’n Productions – A very special thanks to all of the sponsors!

Trail System Fire Safety

The Village of Midway would like to urge people to remain vigilant and be extremely cautious with any activity that could spark a wildfire.

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SMOKING WHILE WALKING, HIKING OR BIKING ALONG ANY OF THE TRAIL SYSTEMS AND BACK ROADS.

The fire threat remains high all across the Province and it is up to all of us to ensure a major event does not happen in Midway and the surrounding areas.

Village Office Closed

The Village Office will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017 for the Labour Day Long Weekend. We will re-open with regular office hours at 8:30 am on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience and wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

Corn For Sale!

The Midway Community Garden will be selling fresh corn-on-the-cob this Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Midway Public Library from 10:00 am until they are sold out! $5 per dozen.

Midway Community Garden

Take Me Outside For Learning

Back in June, teachers and students from Midway Elementary and Greenwood Elementary invited film maker Yana Kehrlein to join their classes in the Midway Community Garden and on the Trans Canada Trail to talk about why learning in outdoor spaces is so important for kids and educators. Check out the video to see how our local teachers, and others from across the Kootenays, are teaching the next generation to celebrate the outdoors through learning!

Blue Tongue Disease in Deer

Environment Canada is concerned that there is Blue Tongue Disease in deer in the area. Blue Tongue Disease is a non-contagious, insect-borne, viral disease of ruminants (mammals such as deer, cattle, and sheep) and does not affect humans or other domestic animals. If you find a dead deer in your yard please contact one of the following numbers and they will come and take the deer and have it tested:

Penticton Office: Craig
Office phone: 250-490-8254
After Hours: 250462-0727

Nelson Office: Aaron
Office phone: 250-354-6288
After Hours: 250-505-4530