Vallican Whole Community Centre

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a unique experience in the heart
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of British Columbia's Slocan Valley

Rentals & Setting

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A one-of-a kind setting for weddings, community events, retreats,
celebrations, memorials, conferences, dances and performances.

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  • Building
  • Kitchen
  • Grounds
  • Sculpture Park
  • Amenities
  • Rates
  • Reviews & Resources

We are updating our content in this section, but until then, have a look at our brochure.

Brochure update: We have 134 matching white, comfortable folding chairs, perfect for weddings and cultural events, & 12 matching round tables that seat 8 per table (Thankyou Slocan Valley Arts Council), plus we have our rectangular plastic and wooden tables.

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or watch our slightly outdated YOUTUBE video on The Vallican Whole

if you cant see our Vallican Whole video on our site, go to this link

Everyone knows, the heart of any good party is in the kitchen!

Our kitchen is the envy of many... just look at those appliances, floors, windows and serving islands.

The kitchen is on the mezzanine and is open to the dance floor below...allowing the kitchen workers to experience the event equally!

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Our kitchen was completely renovated in 2004 and includes:

  • Maple Cabinets
  • Food prep area
  • 6’ stainless steel prep table
  • Serving island
  • Dishwashing centre with a large stainless steel sink
  • Propane 6 burner commercial stove with convection oven
  • Electric range
  • Commercial dishwasher/sanitiser (90 second cycle)
  • Large standup freezer
  • Large commercial sliding glass door cooler
  • Small residential fridge with freezer
  • Large microwave
  • Coffeepots, kettles
  • Cutting boards
  • water pitchers
  • Bright orange marmoleum floors (just look at those floors - juicy!)
  • matching dinnerware and cutlery for 200 + additonal unmatching dinnerware & cutlery
  • 200 wine glasses, tablecloths, waterglasses, available for rent

Please note: most caterers bring their favourite utensils. We have some pots, pans, serving dishes and knives but it is best to take a tour and tally so you know what we have.

Click here for a copy of our event manual showing you all the kitchen details (500 kb pdf)

Click here for a copy of our rental agreement (pdf)

Enjoy a page from our brochure. It pretty much tells it all.
And check out the tab on this website on our Eco-Sculpture Park.

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The Vallican Whole's Eco-Sculpture Park
- was opened in the summer of 2010 with paths & sculpture pods winding though our 11 acre forested grounds.

This is an ongoing project of the heart, that showcases upcoming and established community artists, and the Vallican Whole Community Centre's unique setting.

Ecological Parks are emerging as the new type of park of the 21st century, incorporating, respecting and highlighting the natural environment that they are created in and aiming for minimal human intervention. The Vallican Whole Community Centre's grounds are very diverse (we have streams, forest, meadows, wetland and drylands), allowing for many wonderful eco-park and artmaking opportunities.

The park’s design enhances the environment for the benefit of birds, insects and animals and includes ponds and natural water features. Interpretative signs will facilitate self guiding tours and we plan to have resource people available for contracted educational programs and tours. This will be a destination for school field trips focusing on art, ecology and the development of ecological identity.

In the summer of 2010 we hosted the sculpture park's opening event and we were a stop on the Columbia Basin Trust's Culture Tour. There are now five major pieces on the site, and several ephemeral pieces were created during various workshops.

The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute has been instrumental in developing workshops and programs for the park.
We are thankful for their collaboration.

Currently the sculpture park committee is working towards:
* installing more sculptures and involving more sculptors
* hosting community artmaking events
* hosting a regional sculpture symposium and building to an international symposium
* creating wheel chair accessible paths so everyone can enjoy the park

Stay tuned for more information on the sculpture park and for opportunities to participate.

Until then, enjoy some photos...

 

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We are updating our content, but until then please note that

www.slocanvalley.com is a wonderful resource for all things Slocan Valley.

slocanvalley.com is our official community web site.

Look in the Valley Directory to find accommodations, and other wonderful things to do and communities to visit nearby.

We hope to build a list of local event service providers on this page including caterers, bands, sound people, event planners, etc.

If you would like your business or service added to this page, send us an email.

 

Our rental rates are extremely reasonable and we will work with you to make your event affordable.

Rates range from $25 a day for a small series of meetings in the summer to approximately $500 per day for weddings and dances. We have a special rate for set-up days before large events - if the hall is available Drop us an email to discuss your needs, and we'll work out something that works for all of us.

Wine glasses, linens, and serving and cleanup services are available for an additional fee. A reservation/damage deposit is required to lock in a date.

Please contact us as early as you can in your planning as we can often make special arrangements depending upon the circumstances.

Feel free to contact us while you are still in the musing stage of your event planning. We have a wealth of experience at putting on events in this valley and we can offer suggestions on how to make it wonderful experience for you.

As you can see by this 2006 picture of our Board of Directors ,
we know how to throw a good party,
and we can help you with yours!

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We will also consider partnering on community initiatives,
'cause THE WHOLE COMMUNITY is what we are all about.
Let us know what you would like to do!

 

Click here for the rental agreement (pdf)

Click here for a copy of our slightly out of date but very useful event manual (pdf 425 kb)

 

We are updating this section, stay tuned for more info...


REVIEWS of the VALLICAN WHOLE

"On December 12. 2010 a Sinixt Slhu7kin' Family Fest Fundraiser with Evening Concert was held at the Vallican Whole Community Centre. Vallican Whole was the perfect place for this event. It offered everything needed: great kitchen space, screen, stage, tables, chairs, plus lots of outdoor and parking space. Staff is friendly and helpful. Thanks to Tamara for showing us around and to Seamus for being on hand during the event." Elisabeth von Ah.

NOW MAGAZINE - ROCKIN RURAL ROADHOUSES

 

RESOURCES

Click here to download a copy of our rental agreement

Click here for a copy of our slightly out of date but very useful event manual (pdf 425 kb)

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