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SROAMazing race back on the streets of Nelson Saturday

SROAMazing race back on the streets of Nelson Saturday

Just as winter starts to creep in and take over everyone’s minds,the SROAMazing race — the most fun and community-focused event Kootenay region has ever seen  —  hits the streets of Nelson once again Saturday.

The Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations and Management (SROAM) program has been working hard to bring this amazing, all-ages charity event back to Nelson for the fourth year in a row. 

Eleanor Stacey new Executive Director for Nelson Civic Theatre Society

Eleanor Stacey new Executive Director for Nelson Civic Theatre Society

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society (NCTS) announces the appointment of Eleanor Stacey as Executive Director. 

Stacey brings more than 15 years of professional experience as a fundraiser, program developer, arts administrator, and consultant in the non-profit cultural sector.

Stacey joins the Civic Theatre in October 2014, and be responsible for guiding the organization into its next phase of development and operations.

NCTS Board President Marilyn Mint:

Second annual showcase of local eco-building and energy-efficiency experts returns to Nelson

Second annual showcase of local eco-building and energy-efficiency experts returns to Nelson

No matter what you live in, there’s no denying it…winter is coming. And for locals looking to save some household cash, and be a whole lot friendlier to both Old Man Winter and Mother Nature, come and take in the 2nd annual Nelson Green Home and Energy Show.

There will be over 30 sustainable and conventional building specialists on hand to help you explore the world of green building products. This free event happens at the Prestige Lakeside Resort on Wednesday Oct. 15 from 6:30-9 p.m.  

Kootenay Carshare getting bigger and better

Kootenay Carshare getting bigger and better

The Kootenay Carshare Coopeartive is really on a roll.

The coopeartive has reached over 300 members and continues to expand to new areas with Rossland coming on in 2014.  

October is membership drive month and KCC is offering free orientation for all of our branches ($25 value). 

Membership rates include gas, insurance and maintenance your transportation budget becomes more predictable. 

The average vehicle owner spends $1,000/month on transportation while Carshare members spend $100 on average! 

Nelson welcomes Judith Plant on October 8 at the Civic Theatre

Nelson welcomes Judith Plant on October 8 at the Civic Theatre

Nelson is welcoming British Columbia publishing pioneer, Judith Plant – the co-founder and publisher of New Society Publishers (NSP) — on Wednesday (October 8) at the Civic Theatre.

City announces inaugural sustainability awards

City announces inaugural sustainability awards

It’s a matter of thinking global, but acting local — and there’s $3,750 up for grabs for those who are doing it best.

Do you know a Nelson based group or individual showing leadership in sustainability initiatives? Now’s the time to let the rest of the City know.

In an effort to advance more sustainable business and volunteer practices, and to increase awareness of the City of Nelson’s community strategic plans, the City has will be handing out its first-ever round of Sustainability Leadership Awards.

Girls Do Ski brings Pretty Faces movie to Nelson

Girls Do Ski brings Pretty Faces movie to Nelson

Girls Do Ski is bringing an all female ski film, Pretty Faces, a film celebrating women who thrive in the snow, is coming to Nelson Tuesday (October 7) at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

The concept for the film was originated by professional big mountain skier and SheJumps co-founder, Lynsey Dyer with the objective of giving women and girls, young and old, a source of inspiration through a unique look at what is possible when boundaries are broken, dreams captured and friendships cultivated.

Containment & Growth – Natasha Smith shows new work at the Dancing Bear Inn

Containment & Growth – Natasha Smith shows new work at the Dancing Bear Inn

This coming Friday (October 10) from 6-8 p.m. Slocan Valley artist Natasha Smith is opening a new show Containment & Growth at the Dancing Bear Inn in Nelson.

Smith’s latest works are inspired by time spent by the Slocan River and walking the Slocan Valley Rail Trail that runs right by her studio in Passmore. Smith explains:

Fun and games at Nelson’s Heritage Fire Hall Open House

Fun and games at Nelson’s Heritage Fire Hall Open House

This year Nelson will be celebrating Fire Prevention Week from October 5-11, 2014.    

During Fire Prevention Week, in addition to other activities, Nelson’s Fire Department will be holding an Open House at the historic fire hall. 

There will be fire fighters on hand to answer any questions, trucks to explore, activities for the kids, and contests for both young and old.

The Open House will be October  11 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m, at 919 Ward St.

Haunted Trolley Returns – Last Run of the 2014 Season, and more

Haunted Trolley Returns – Last Run of the 2014 Season, and more

Nelson BC, The Nelson Electric Tramway Society and the Nelson Paranormal League are gearing up for their end of Season Haunted Heritage Tour Streetcar #23 Friday through Sunday (October 3-5) and this time there
are more stories, more stops and more haunted adventures.

The Haunted Heritage tour is back for the last run of the season bringing you an entertaining look at the historical and paranormal side of Nelson from the safety and comfort of local Streetcar #23.

This time there are extra stories and new found facts about the mysteries of the Kootenays.