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by Contributor on Thursday Sep 05 2019

New this year Oxygen is pleased to present an all-ages three-part series of collaborative drawing workshops in connection with the world-wide event known as The Big Draw, facilitated by artist and educator Anita Levesque.

The Big Draw theme for 2019 is #DrawnToLife and explores the healing and unifying impact of mark making and drawing. These family friendly drop-in workshops will run...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 05 2019

Kootenay Blues Society presents another outstanding performer as Lloyd Jones makes his way to the West Kootenay for two shows, Saturday in Nelson and Sunday in Balfour.

Jones, based out of Portland Oregon and a master of the soulful understatement, the raw growl and the groove, will be in Nelson during the annual Road Kings Queen City Cruise weekend. 

You see it in his face when...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 02 2019

This September marks the 39th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope.

Hundreds of thousands of people will remember this young Canadian’s audacious effort by uniting from coast to coast to coast for the Annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 15.

Nelson's run is set for 9:30 a.m. at Rotary Lakeside Park in Nelson. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.


by Contributor on Monday Sep 02 2019

What is the Kootenay Lake Summit?

This highly anticipated event will feature talks from local leaders in climate science and action, set to the beautiful backdrop of the Kootenay River. 

The Kootenay Lake Summit is a free event offering an opportunity for community members to engage by attending presentations hosted by experts in their field. Last years event allowed over...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 30 2019

Nelson and District Arts Council’s ArtWalk celebrated its 31st year of local/regional artist promotion and community arts engagement this summer.

As the summer winds down we want to remind you that there are only a few days left to enjoy the art that is on display. ArtWalk will be wrapping up with a Family Friendly Street Dance on Friday, September 6th at Hall Street Plaza in...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 29 2019

MLA Michelle Mungall is streaming live online on Friday, September 6th at 12:30 p.m. for a half hour long special live Q and A segment. 

Joining her live online will be Creston’s Brian Lawrence who will ask her your questions. 

The public is urged to send questions, “like” her page and tune in to get the conversation going on what matters most to you and the Kootenays...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 28 2019

The AIDS Walk event is happening on Friday, August 30th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rotary Shelter in Lakeside Park in Nelson.

This year, there will not be a traditional “walk” throughout the streets of Nelson, only the gathering at Lakeside Park.

This event will include a barbecue picnic, and aims to promote awareness and education of HIV/AIDS in the Kootenays, as well as to...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 25 2019

Onibana Taiko, a trio of taiko veterans from Vancouver, are presenting a full evening show in Nelson on Sunday, September 1, 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, presented by a Bent on Art.   Start time is at 7 pm.

Onibana Taiko will also do a short community presentation in New Denver at the Bosun Hall on Friday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m., as they embark upon a short tour of the Kootenays.  ...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 25 2019

The film screening of the movie Pride is being hosted at the St. Saviour's Pro-Cathedral in Nelson on Tuesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Pride is a the film that depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984 — at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 22 2019

Once again the MS Society of Canada BC & Yukon Division is hosting A Taste of Nelson on On September 16, presented by Save-On-Foods at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

Featuring tasty samplings from local restaurants, wineries, and breweries, the event aims to raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis (MS) research, programs, and services.

“Having all these amazing...