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Nelson Legion Auxiliary makes a family happy with donation to United Church Food Cupboard

Nelson Legion Auxiliary makes a family happy with donation to United Church Food Cupboard

The newly formed Nelson Legion Auxiliary recently helped a local family through Christmas with a donation to the United Church Food Cupboard.

The donation came from proceeds from the Nelson Legion Christmas Party.

Nelson Legion Auxiliary is committed to actively supporting our Legion, our veterans and the the greater Nelson Community.

Nelson Legion Auxiliary wishes to express gratitude to the Nelson Food Cupboard for creating the space and opportunity for all of us to engage in showing kindness and caring at Christmas.

Black Productions looking for actors, singers and dancers for Rock of Ages show

Black Productions looking for actors, singers and dancers for Rock of Ages show

Hot on the heels of the massively successful Hedwig and the Angry Inch (see photo of Bessie Wapp), Black Productions (Cabaret, Chicago) is proud to bring ROCK OF AGES to the Capitol Theatre stage. 

Sydney Galbraith-Black of Black Productions said producers are actively looking for actors, singers and dancers ages 18 and up to come out and audition for Broadway’s Best Party.

Auditions are scheduled for Selkirk College Of Contemporary Music building January 9th (3:30-8 p.m.) and January 10th (11 a.m.- 8 p.m.).

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Alita Mann pockets $7,000 in Nelson Leafs raffle

Alita Mann pockets $7,000 in Nelson Leafs raffle

Longtime hockey fan Alita Mann of Nelson came away as the big winner in the Nelson Leafs Cash Raffle.

Mann took home the grand prize of $7,000 during the draw last week.

Second place winner of $2,000 is Darryl Tedesco of Nelson. Barb Koftinoff of Balfour won third prize of #1,000.

Proceeds of the raffle to offsetting costs of running the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise.

Try out for the Second Annual Youth Arts Festival Talent Slam

Try out for the Second Annual Youth Arts Festival Talent Slam

Auditions for Oxygen Art Centre’s seond Annual Youth Arts Festival Talent Slam take place on Saturday January 23rd from 2-5 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson. 

Anyone aged 15-29 and performing in any discipline is welcome to audition for a spot in this showcase of the Kootenay's best young artists.  Singing, dancing, music, acting, comedy, performance art, poetry and spoken word, even short film and animations can be submitted for selection. 

Share a Bear for Kootenay Kids

Share a Bear for Kootenay Kids

Kootenay Kids Society recently received six dozen adorable stuffed panda bears from the Nelson Government Liquor Store as part of their annual 'Share a Bear' campaign. 

All of these cuddly bears will be going to forever homes in the Nelson area to be hugged & enjoyed by dozens of children this Christmas.

Thank you to all of the wonderfully generous people in our communities that
have chosen to purchase these bears and put a smile on a lot of children's
faces this Christmas. 

THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE COME TO NELSON

THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE COME TO NELSON

Though the grass is very green out there, Christmas is just around the corner and there is a treat in store for those wanting to be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas: Like the Dickens, a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be on stage at the Nelson United Church this Saturday, December 19th.

In true Dickens’ fashion, the event raises money for the Nelson Food Cupboard which operates a food bank and offers food skills programs for community members impacted by low incomes.

Young Kootenay Artists Win Top Prize in BCWWA Water Advocacy Contest

Young Kootenay Artists Win Top Prize in BCWWA Water Advocacy Contest

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has received a $2,500 prize for their entry in the BC Water & Waste Association's (BCWWA) provincial "What's Water Worth to You?" contest.

The top prize winning entry is a four-piece mural at the RDCK head office painted by a group of Visual Arts students from L.V. Rogers Secondary School in Nelson and depicts the important role water systems play in our lives.

The "What's Water Worth to You?" contest was held by the BCWWA to help raise awareness about the value of our water systems.

Telus Community Ambassadors distribute hi-visible arm bands to keep people safe

Telus Community Ambassadors distribute hi-visible arm bands to keep people safe

Telus Community Ambassadors are at it again.

The local organization presented high-visible arm bands to the RCMP, Nelson City Police and the Seniors Co-ordinating Society to be distributed to pedestrians who need to be more visible to be safe.

The Telus Community Ambassadors are made up of retired BC Tel and Telus employees as well as present employees.

Fines for Food Day at the Nelson Library

Fines for Food Day at the Nelson Library

In a bid to turn tardiness into tastiness, the Nelson Library had declared that all fines collected on Monday, December 14 will be donated to the Nelson Food Cupboard.

Late book-returners are invited to wait until that date to pay up and benefit the Food Cupboard; penalties for lost or damaged items are not included.