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by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 01 2020

It's time to get back on the stage.

The Capitol Theatre is very excited to announce a wonderful opportunity for local and regional professional and emerging performers.

This time of year the Capitol staff are usually wrapping up the final touches in preparation for the fall season launch that is made up of professional touring artists from all over the world.

This year is...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 29 2020

Recently, the cadets of 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets ended their 2019-2020 Training Year with a virtual awards presentation.

Since mid-March, the cadet program has been shut down for in person meetings due to Covid-19.

The squadron has continued meet virtually for optional activities since the shutdown started.

The cadets have meet members of the...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 29 2020

 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, challenges remain for people in Nelson and other West Kootenay communities affected by dementia, many of whom are particularly impacted by the changes in care service provision and disruption in daily routine.

These changes may result in different symptoms and behaviours, including the development of hallucinations and delusions. Residents...

by Contributor on Friday Jun 26 2020

Oxygen Art Centre is excited to present the virtual* juried youth exhibition, If I Can't Dance To It, It's Not My Revolution featuring artwork, artist talks, and more by Josh Franklin, Meadow Kroeger, Spencer Legebokoff, Katherine Victoria MacKay and Bethany Pardoe.

Selected by jurors Marilyn Lee and Ian Johnston, the group exhibition brings together talented young artists...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 25 2020

A barrel of lemons landed on the Wildsight education team’s heads when coronavirus kicked traditional education to the curb.

How to deliver education programming when schools were closed and social distancing was in place? The team rolled up their sleeves and started squeezing those lemons into something as wonderful as a tall, cool glass of lemonade on a hot summers...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 24 2020

The BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) presented its Program Excellence Award for members with a population of under 15,000 to the City of Nelson for its Nelson and District Youth Centre program.

The award recognizes a creative, successful, and innovative program which may serve as a model for other recreation and parks agencies to enhance their services.

The Nelson and...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Jun 23 2020

Kim Pham’s journey at Selkirk College almost ended soon after it began.

Arriving to the West Kootenay from bustling Ho Chi Minh City in December 2017, the Class of 2020 Selkirk College valedictorian felt like she made a mistake by choosing a rural college to start her Canadian education. She missed her family in Vietnam, was stung by the winter weather, grappled with culture shock and...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 22 2020

The Nelson & District Arts Council is proud to present the 32nd annual ArtWalk! With over 40 artists and 20+ businesses onboard it will be an ArtWalk to remember. 

ArtWalk is hosting an opening night Live Streaming event on Friday, June 26th from 6 - 9 p.m., which will be free of charge and open to everyone. 


by Contributor on Thursday Jun 18 2020
Program registration will open on June 23rd for July and August summer programming.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) recreation services will be offering outdoor programs during the summer season.

Castlegar, Creston, Nelson, and Salmo are gearing up for a fun filled summer outside. Regional summer programs will include; Boot Camp, Yoga, Red Cross, Home Alone, Children’s Day Camps, Micro Camps, and more.

Program registration will open on June 23...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 17 2020

Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 18 as Nelson B.C.’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival presents an in-person, outdoor, pandemic-guideline-compliant reading and wine tasting featuring two local authors and two B.C. wines on Friday, July 10 at 7pm. The name of the event, which celebrates nature and outdoor writing, is Wild Grapes.

Just 45 tickets will be sold online at ...