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Museum Day

Please join us on September 8 to learn all about the exciting progress with the Bralorne-Pioneer Museum.


The museum really need your help if you have a history in the area as we are trying to identify people, places, timelines of photographs they have in the collection that have no identifying information.


Community Advisory – August

Hi everyone, hope you had a great August long weekend despite the smoke and no ORV’s.  Here is some information on what’s coming up!   Do you have a house/apartment/room rental, can you please let us know, we have people looking!

Bear Weekend – August 19 and 20

FREE:  Bear Awareness Course, Saturday 19, 9 am to Noon, Gold Bridge Community Club  Preregister at the link:

FREE:  Kid’s Bear Hands On Awareness Presentation, Saturday 19, 2 pm to 3 pm, Haylmore Heritage Site (suitable for 4-12)

FREE:  Bear Spray Training, Sunday 20, 12-4, Haylmore Heritage Site – DROP IN and we’ll do the training!

DONATIONS will be welcome and will  go to furthering our BEAR AWARENESS activities.

Both Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 at the Haylmore Heritage site we will have Bear Awareness information, displays,

Various kids & adult BEAR books (for sale) and BEAR SPRAY (for sale)….along with some very special treats.

Job Opportunities

Private Residence Caretaker:

SLRD Transfer Station:

Our Neighborhoods – Our Forests – Meeting – August 30

Aspen Planers Forest Stewardship Plan Presentation:  August 30   10-Noon, Gold Bridge Community Club      More info at the link:


Forest Stewardship Review

OurNeighborhoods-OurForestsAspen Planers Ltd replacement forest stewardship plan (FSP) for the Lillooet Timber Supply Area is available for public review and comment between August 2nd and October 3rd, 2017.

Aspen Planers will be doing a special meeting here on Wednesday August 30, 10am at the Gold Bridge Community Club where they will review the DRAFT plan in detail and answer questions.

You can provide input at that time or you can make it with one of the following methods:

Written comments may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to Brent Turmel, R.P.F,

Planning Forester, Aspen Planers Ltd, PO Box 160, Merritt B.C. V1K 1B8,

Tel: 250 315-4218; Fax: 250 315-4239. Email:

Written comments may also be submitted in person to the address above.

The FSP outlines the results, strategies or measures that Aspen Planers must achieve in order to be consistent with government objectives for forest values including: timber, biodiversity, cultural heritage resources, visual quality and recreation resources.

This plan is publicly available for review and for written comment. Those wishing to review this plan may do so by appointment, during normal working hours at the Lillooet Woodlands office located at 530 Main Street, Lillooet BC, as well as the Merritt Woodlands office at 1375 Houston Street, Merritt, BC. To make an appointment to review the plan, please telephone (250) 315-4250 or (250) 315-4218.

Alternately, the plan can be viewed online at:

July Community Advisory


Wow, what a great Canada Day weekend we had with huge successes at our Canada Day Parade and Event and also at the Bralorne Ball Tournament!  Thank you everyone for coming out and celebrating!

Bralorne Walking Tour – Thursday, July 6, 6-8 pm

This is our first effort at a walking tour.  If you know something about Bralorne, come on along!  If you want to learn something come too!  Meet at the Bralorne Church.  You need to preregister at   Bring $20 to help pay our guides.

Historic Places Day – Saturday, July 8 

The Bridge River Valley Community Association has a great deal of history and heritage.  Join us Saturday to learn a little more about it and enter to win $1500.

We will have butter, pecan tarts, lemonade and iced tea.

Bralorne Church – will have tours from 12-4

Haylmore Heritage Site – is open 10-4 and will have tours 12-4

Bralorne Pioneer Museum – is open 10-4

Donations will be welcome at all three locations.

Here is how you win the $1500:

Community Banner Painting and Market Day – Haylmore Heritage Site – Sunday 10-1


Bring your wares and set up a table–produce, baking, attic treasures? Pick up a brush to add your mark, and help create a community banner celebrating what we love about living in the Bridge River Valley! Hang out with the people in your neighbourhood and enjoy the sunshine!

Introduction to GPS Course – Saturday, July 15  9 am to 4:30 pm

In this course you will learn the basics of how GPS works, GPS device settings, how to extract and download data from and to GPS devices and how to use a GPS device. A survey will be sent out to the registered participants to see what they would like in the workshop so the course can be tailored to the requests also.

You need to Pre-Register.  Register at this link (includes course details):


Canada Day

This year’s Canada Day celebration is in honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday and our celebration will be bigger and better than ever!

Enter the parade at 11:30 pm, followed by a multi-cultural food tasting, fun Canada games and a huge bouncy toy for the kids!

Hot dogs and cake too!  Many many prizes.  AND its all FREE!

Just one week to go! We thought you all would want to see the fund-raising raffles and awesome prizes coming up for the Bralorne Ball Tourney next weekend: 
50/50 DRAWS – one per day – $2 for 1, $5 for 3, $7 for 5
50/50 RAFFLES – keep your 50/50 tickets, don’t lose ‘em! At the end of the tourney each ticket is good for minimum 20 more draws for most excellent prizes – like $140 Earls Card, A/C Cards, Animal Barn, LoveNest, Blacks Hotwheels, Meadows Golf, Rona Cards, Lordco Cards, Barn Nork, and the list goes on and on…
GUMBALL GUESS – $5 gets you a guess at how many gumballs – closest guess wins one of the packages below – 2 containers of gumballs to guess at, 2 packages to win:
1. Big Sky Golf for 4 + $100 Pony Card
2. Two Night stay Bralorne Adventure Lodge + $100 Nesters Grocery + $50 Nesters Liquor Store + $50 SMD Automotive
TEXAS MICKEY DRAWS $5 – four in total – 4 flats Canadian, 1 Smirnoff, 1 Bacardi, 2 fireball
HOMERUN CONTEST – $10 Entry – ladies Saturday, guys Sunday – winner gets half the pot

Canada Day 2017



Bralorne Mine Update

Representatives from Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd, the current owners of Bralorne Gold Mines met Thursday, April 13 with the BRVCA Economic Development Committee and then later with the Bralorne Advisory Committee and other community members.

The representatives were:  David Wolfin, the CEO , Fred Svienson, Consulting Mining Engineer and Charles Daly, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager. Also in attendance were Cliff Casper, Councilor from Tsal’álh and Rod Louie, St’at’imc Eco-Resources.

A presentation was provided with a very recent update, indicating the plan is for the mine to operate at capacity in approximately 1 year.

Recent issues with the main portal has caused a rethinking of the original plan which was to be operational by this year in/around July.

Click to view the Presentation

Many community issues were discussed including how to address housing, how and where the employment will come from, and the need to ensure at least part of the employee base are resident in the upper Bridge River Valley and are families.

A number of follow up actions will be taken.  Rod Louie and Charles Daly will join the Economic Development Committee to ensure we have strong two way communication and understanding.

“This meeting left me with a strong understanding of the approach and plan of Avino Silver & Gold and a much higher degree of confidence of when and how the mine will be fully operational again.  It is very positive for this area and I look forward to working with Avino going forward”

Says Jennifer Keir, Chair, BRVCA Economic Development Committee.

We will keep the community informed as this moves along.  Avino Silver & Gold Mines were very impressed with our Live Where you Play strategy. For more information on why you should live here, check out


Community Advisory – April 2017


What a great place to live and work.  Find out why!

Career Opportunities –  Bralorne Gold Mine

Environmental Coordinator, Lead Electrician and Apprentice Electrician

Jobs and Contracts

Summer Student Jobs – Bridge River Valley Community Association

We have 3 jobs available subject to funding.

Haylmore Heritage Assistant – Bridge River Valley Community Association

This is a part time, job share position.

Economic Development Assistant – Economic Development Committee (BRVCA)

This is a time limited position with 240 hours starting asap.

Bralorne Ball Tournament Contracts – Bralorne Community Advisory Committee (BRVCA)

Coordinator and Food Service

On Call Handyman – Bridge River Valley Community Association

Various jobs including carpentry and some mechanical.

April 25th  – Heritage Meeting

6:30-8:30 Pm – New Museum in Bralorne. Toll free phone-in available

April 29th  – Civic Information Fair at GBCC

The Bridge River Valley Community Association is holding a Civic Information Fair on  Saturday April 29th at the

Gold Bridge Community Club from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.   This is a really great opportunity to get to know the

“people in your neighbourhood” and find out just about everything that is happening in our region for 2017.

A complimentary sandwich buffet will be available from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm and you can enter to win some

awesome door prizes too!


Dec Community Advisory

Order of Good Cheer Fair – Sunday, December 4
Presented by: The Rock Wall Artisan’s Gallery.  The Order of Good Cheer! The Winter Fair starts at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 4 at the Gold Bridge Community Club. Shop at the Fair! Enjoy the company of our community and the cheer and hot chocolate by the fire! Bring a dish for the Pot Luck Supper and stay for the premiere community showing of Hadwin’s Judgement!

Bridge River Valley Christmas Gifts – Order Online
If you can’t be in the Valley for the Fair, we do have some online opportunities!
Check out:

Also, for wild crafted products, our own Raven Wood Healing Arts at

Turkey Bingo
Presented by: The Gold Bridge Community Club
Sunday Dec 11th at  the Gold Bridge Community Club.
Bake sale 11:00 am
Bingo   12:00 pm
Baking donations greatly appreciated
Come win your Christmas Turkey !

Presented by:  Gold Bridge Community School
Concert at 5:30 pm sharp and a
Turkey Dinner at 6:30 pm at the
There will be carol singing and a visit from
Santa too ! Bring along your favourite side
dish or dessert.

Tyax Wilderness Resort and Spa 30th Anniversary and Christmas  Holiday Dinner, you will need to RSVP by December 5.
December 23, 2016 , 5 pm to 10 pm.
Start with drinks/appies at the bar from 5 pm to 7 pm.  Family style dinner presented at 7 pm.
Cost $35/per person, one glass of wine included with dinner
RSVP to Elyse at or (250)238-2223 Ext.224

Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa is looking for a local to join our Maintenance department!
Full time, year round position. Must have mechanical knowledge, and 5-10 years previous work experience in a similar capacity. Daily lunch provided on scheduled working days.
Please indicate your interest along with a resume to Pat Dahle at

Bralorne Brainstorm


The Economic Development Committee of the Bridge River Valley Community Association would like to invite you to a brainstorming session on July 8th from 4 to 6  p.m. at Bralorne Church Hall (basement) . We are looking for your ideas for a campaign to promote Bralorne as the ideal place for those considering a move from the Lower Mainland.

We think our target audience is young Millennials and young families with portable businesses who want a lifestyle that includes access to incredible outdoor activities, a supportive community and affordable real estate.  The Gold Bridge Community School is a great asset and with the planned upgrades to internet service, entrepreneurs who require speed and bandwidth should be able to conduct business here.

A few early ideas include having a presence at the Vancouver Craft Beer Week, a campaign in the Georgia Straight (print and digital) or a social media campaign.  We also need to consider how to create opportunities for interested and qualified individuals to come here and see what we have to offer.

Please join us and share your ideas.  Refreshments will be served.

Bralorne Ball Tourney

Ball Tourney