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Capitol Theatre Big Lip Sync Contest Returns

Capitol Theatre Big Lip Sync Contest Returns

The Big Lip Sync Contest, one of Nelson's favourite traditions, is returning to the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, March 7th.

A fundraiser for the Capitol Theatre, the event will feature contestants (silently) belting out the lyrics to their favourite hit songs in hopes of attaining glory, bragging rights, and cash prizes.

Theatre goers will have the chance to see their friends, family and coworkers transform into rock stars.

This year's competition will be hosted by Nelson performers Liam Long and Eli Geddis.

WEST KOOTENAY CAMERA CLUB CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANNUAL PHOTO SHOW June 5-13

WEST KOOTENAY CAMERA CLUB  CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF  ANNUAL PHOTO SHOW June 5-13

The West Kootenay Camera Club is celebrating a special year, marking the 25th Anniversary of its Annual Photo Show.

The Photo Show will take place from June 5-13 at the Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar, coinciding with the Castlegar SunFest.  

In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, the Club will host a Youth competition.

The Annual Photo Show is a juried event with qualified judges from varied backgrounds in both photography and the world of art.  This year’s judges are from Spokane, WA and Kelowna, BC. 

Talent Slam line up announced

Talent Slam line up announced

Oxygen Art Centre's First Annual Youth Arts Festival will take place this year over the weekend of February 14th - 15th, 2015 in Nelson, B.C. 

The premiere event of the festival is the Talent Slam at the Capitol Theatre on February 14th at 8 p.m. 

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTS, CULTURE & HERITAGE GROUPS

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTS, CULTURE & HERITAGE GROUPS

The City of Nelson and its Cultural Development Committee are pleased to announce that the RDCK is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiative funding.

Trout Stanley reading Friday at Booksmyth

Trout Stanley reading Friday at Booksmyth

Described by Variety as ‘Yukon Gothic,’ Claudia Dey’s acclaimed play Trout Stanley is set in northern British Columbia, on the outskirts of a mining town between Misery Junction and Grizzly Alley.

The reading goes Friday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Booksmyth at 338 Baker Street in Nelson for a cost of $10.

SUPPORTING THE BEREAVED

SUPPORTING THE BEREAVED

For those who have lost someone through death, the cycle of loss through detachment, despair and anger to recovery can be a lonely, frightening and overwhelming experience, even when family and friends are trying to support us.

A grief support group provides a safe, supportive environment where the bereaved can learn that the way they are experiencing their grief is normal and very individual.

Grief is a healthy response to loss that needs to be acknowledged and expressed before we can move on.

Nelson Road Kings, Italian Society donate to Trafalgar Hot Lunch program

Nelson Road Kings,  Italian Society donate to Trafalgar Hot Lunch program

The Nelson Road Kings and the Nelson Italian Society recently made a nice contribution for the Trafalgar Middle School Hot Lunch Program.

Nelson Road Kings and the Nelson Italian Society member Marcello Piro dropped by the Uphill based school to present Trafalgar Middle School Principal Carol-Ann Leidloff with a contribution.

The money is for the school's Hot Breakfast Program.

The Trafalgar Hot Lunch program is offered for the entire school, however, an assistance program for families who would like their child to have lunch but cannot otherwise afford it.

Pete Seeger memorial concert set for Saturday at Junction Church

Pete Seeger memorial concert set for Saturday at Junction Church

A Pete Seeger memorial concert, featuring local musicians Kenny Conrad, Olin McKay, Dan Perrault and many others, is set to kick off Saturday (January 31) at the Junction Church in the South Slocan.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the International Justice Mission (IJM), an organization devoted to fighting modern day slavery.

Tickets are $40 and are available in advance from Eddy Music in Nelson, Gaia Tree in Winlaw and the Biggest Little Fruitstand in Castlegar.

Family Fishing Derby returns for 6th year on BC Family Day

Family Fishing Derby returns for 6th year on BC Family Day

Mark your calendars for Monday, February 9th as the Family Fishing Derby for Kids with Cancer will be back for its sixth year this BC Family Day.

Lions donation benefits Trafalgar Hot Lunch program

Lions donation benefits Trafalgar Hot Lunch program

The Nelson Lions Club recently made a nice contribution for the Trafalgar Middle School Hot Lunch Program.

Lions member Bill Brown dropped by the Uphill based school to present Trafalgar Middle School Principal Carol-Ann Leidloff with a cheque for $500.

The money is for the school's Hot Breakfast Program.

The Trafalgar Hot Lunch program is offered for the entire school, however, an assistance program for families who would like their child to have lunch but cannot otherwise afford it.