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by Contributor on Sunday Dec 13 2020

The Oxygen Art Centre is offering up to the public the gift of creativity this year.

An Oxygen GiftCertificate is the perfect gift for the creative in your life and it is so much more than an educational experience! Taking a creative class can help build social connections, reduce anxiety and stress, ...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 10 2020

Taghum Hall pivots yet again as board and volunteers work to embrace the spirit of community in difficult times: announcing the Farm Fresh Food drop, a means to connect farmers and food-producers with customers in a safe and delicious way, beginning December 14.

It’s a happy follow-up to the sad decision to cancel the Christmas Market, which was set to run December 12 but could not go...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 07 2020

Nelson CARES Society has been recognized as 2020 ‘Housing Provider of the Year’ by the BC Non-Profit Housing Association.

This award recognizes that Nelson CARES has demonstrated resilience in the face of a major challenge to their operations or developments.

Nelson CARES Society has undertaken four major housing projects over the past few years for the community of Nelson. ...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 03 2020

This March, act and change the future for the estimated 70,000 people living with dementia in B.C., including many in Nelson and other Kootenay communities, at Breakfast to Remember, a virtual fundraising breakfast featuring a keynote address and live Q&A with astronaut Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space.

Annual Breakfast to Remember events bring...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 01 2020

At a time when the forests in British Columbia are being cut down at an alarming rate, Mother Reindeer’s Journey to the Sun - A Tribute to Mountain Caribou, asks children and adults not to give up hope.

The book reminds readers of the bounty found all around us in nature and what we have to be thankful for during the winter holidays, as the days slowly start to grow longer again.

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 24 2020

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to announce Brian Lye as Artist-in-Residence throughout the month of December.

Lye is an internationally renowned filmmaker, artist, and educator who lives and works in Nelson. His practice is focused in analogue film production, merging the everyday with formal experimentations in play, special effects, and psychogeography.

Lye’s current body of work...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 23 2020

MADD Nelson Community Leader launches their Project Red Ribbon campaign to promote sober driving throughout the upcoming holiday season. 

Red ribbons will be available at Urban Legends located at 533 Baker Street and Buddy’s Place located at 358 Baker Street for anyone in the community to come in and pick up their red ribbon. 

MADD Canada’s red ribbon and red ribbon car decals...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 18 2020

West Kootenay Boundary (WKB) Caregiver Support is launching a six-week group open to friends and family that help someone 55+ living in the community. 

Caregiver support helps individuals by ‘caring for the caregiver’. This online group gives the chance for caregivers to connect with each other, explore health and well-being as well as organisation and techniques for caregiving.


by Contributor on Monday Nov 16 2020

The snow has finally come and with it comes the SEEDS Nelson 6th annual fundraising 2021 calendar.

This year the theme is Nelson: Places and Pursuits. For most of us, 2020 has given us lots of time spent alone on the lake or hiking mountains and wandering the trails.

This year the calendar art and images have been chosen to highlight this time using Nelson as the stunning...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 16 2020

A writing workshop focused on people writing about community will be held Nov. 28 and 29 at the Slocan Lake Arts Centre (formerly the Silverton Gallery) at 421 Lake Ave. (Highway 6 and 4th St.), Silverton, B.C.

The workshop, sponsored by the Slocan Lake Arts Council and entitled “What is Happening Here? Writing About Community”, will run from 9 a.m. to noon both days. Due to...