Category Archives: Vanderhoof

Rocks & Trees exhibit at Minerals North

The lobby display.

Artists Elizabeth Miller, Annerose Georgeson, Maha Sukkau and Pam Sholty.

Elizabeth Miller and one of her paintings.

Art rock assemblage made by Nathan Hasse. and painted rocks by Martha.

More than 20 artists exhibited more than 250 artworks.




Vanderhoof is a welcoming and inclusive community…

The Good Neighbours Committee at work ….

Check out the District of Vanderhoof website  for a slideshow of photos and a welcome to our community.

“Vanderhoof is a welcoming and inclusive community. We are known for our friendly residents and we have a reputation for being a great place to live, raise a family and do business. We pride ourselves on the “Vanderhoof Advantage,” building on the strengths of our people, their work ethic and our collaborative spirit.”  … (read more)

Volunteer Opportunity!

Check out the latest opportunities on the Volunteer Vanderhoof page.

Please  contact Volunteer Vanderhoof for further information.    250-567-4879  ~


Neighbourhood Space is the Place to be!

Friday – Swing into Spring!

We are hosting a kick-off for our newest programs at The Space — Good Neighbours Days and the Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP). We will have a Barbeque, Coffee, Conversation, a Celebration Cake — and in the afternoon, Bingo for Elders and Seniors.  The ongoing programs will also be featured: Volunteer Vanderhoof, Vanderhoof Seniors Connected, and the Youth Centre. Come join us!

Saturday – Luck of the Irish Intergenerational Games

Join us for the Luck of the Irish Intergenerational Games Day! There will be lots of fun and games for all ages: Pool, foosball, board games, and cards. Look out for door prizes as well. Special guest appearance by local archer Colton Loewen!

Click to enlarge poster:

January/February Events in Vanderhoof!

Check out these events happening in Vanderhoof!:

  • Head to Neighbourhood Space every Monday and Friday, 10am-1pm, for Good Neighbours’ Day! Enjoy some soup or sandwiches and a hot cup of coffee while shooting some pool or catching up with your neighbours!
  • Check out the Saik’uz and Settlers Legacy Project Discussion Session! Join us at the Neighbourhood Space (on Highway 16, next to Subway) for a series of informal gatherings to discuss specific events and time periods in Vanderhoof’s history. Everyone is welcome to participate and share their experiences, thoughts and memories. From January 26th to March 1st, 2012. 7-9pm. See dates below.

Where we Belong

Quotes from Vanderhoofians:
We came because of the abundance of land.
Some families have worked this land for generations.
The sky is always open and welcoming.
The wildlife is incredible.
Creatures great and small call Vanderhoof their home.
Some enjoy Vanderhoof for the peace and quiet.
The people are friendly and we tend to know everyone.
We enjoy the simple things in life.
It is a great place to raise a family.
It is a great place to grow young.
We have rush minute in Vanderhoof.
Everyone is tight knit. People gather in groups to quilt and craft.
Some came for the work and decided to stay.
Commitment and determination are some of the values we hold.
Seasonally people gather to hunt and fish.
When you see Sinkut Mountain, you know that you are home.
Vanderhoof has a small town feel, it is comfortable here.
Our community is diverse and interesting.
Our community is diverse and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Newcomers feel warm and welcome.
We respect and celebrate our differences.

A Newcomer’s View of Vanderhoof’s Diversity Project

“The aim of the 14-month project is to create a welcoming and inclusive community for all as evidently, Vanderhoof, like many communities, struggles with issues of exclusion and racism.”

Hannah Wright from the Omineca Express writes a fantastic editorial about diversity.