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by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 19 2019

Most of us learned about Canadian history through school textbooks, but the history we learned is not the whole story. Enter The Blanket Exercise, a facilitated, interactive event that illustrates the indigenous experience of the colonization of Canada.

The Nelson Public Library, in partnership with Touchstones Nelson, will host indigenous educator Toni Appleby and elder Donna Wright as...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 17 2019

Thanks to the tremendous efforts of close to fifty dedicated community volunteers, the students and staff at W.E. Graham Community School in Slocan now have a newly installed playground.

The rain or shine installation turned into a three-day work party over the May 24-26th weekend for the townspeople of Slocan, who brought their wheelbarrows, shovels and enthusiasm.  The event even...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 17 2019

The Kootenay Blues Society will present a powerful mix of blues talent at two Kootenay venues. The Balfour Beach Inn in Balfour and Finley's in Nelson will host the the Andy T. Band: an American blues band based in Nashville, Tennessee led by Andy "T" Talamantez.

The band not only features Andy “T” - a formidable guitarist and singer in his own right who has played with Smokey Wilson ...

by Contributor on Friday Jun 14 2019

Make the most of out of this year’s golfing season with the BC Lung Association’s Golf Savings Book. Featuring over 90 courses across the province and Washington, the Golf Savings Book offers great deals for only $35. It is the perfect way for British Columbians to golf more, for less.

Michael Jessen has been a volunteer director for the BC Lung Association for more than 10 years,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

Three Salmo Secondary students were in Vancouver this week to accept a prestigious digital media award. Grade 8 Music students; Bailey McNeil, Shayde Oswald, and Darius Weeden were treated to an all-expense paid trip to the coast to attend the DigiMusic 2019 Electronic Arts event to accept their award.

The contest challenged BC high school music students to combine creativity and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

Local Sea Cadets from 81 Hampton Gray VC. RCSCC (Nelson) and 131 Kootenay RCSCC Trail, and Air Cadets from 531 RCACS (Trail), 561 Osprey RCACS (Nelson) and 581 RCACS (Castlegar) participated in their Annual Ceremonial Review earller in June at the Castlegar Community Complex.

The Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) is the final formal event of the year for the cadets, prior to them departing...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 09 2019

The Slocan Valley Community Arts Council is preparing to celebrate the vibrant and growing arts scene at its first annual Whole Arts & Culture Faire at The Vallican Whole Community Centre in the Slocan Valley. (3762 Little Slocan South Road, Winlaw, BC).  

This FREE event for all ages will take place at this gorgeous setting on Saturday June 15th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. where a full day...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 09 2019

Campers out at Kokanee Creek Park will benefit this summer from the hard work of over 140 French Immersion students. On May 16th, Grades 6-8 students from Trafalgar rolled up their sleeves and pulled weeds at the well-liked destination, learning all about the importance of identifying and removing invasive species to help keep nature in balance.

The day was a collaboration between many...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 06 2019

A student at Wildflower School in Nelson is going over and above the call of duty.

Grade 8 student Phaedra McNeil is hosting the Stay Sweet Event Friday (June 7) at the Central School Gym at 811 Stanley Street in Nelson.

All proceeds from the event go toward The White Helmets and Syrian Refugees.

“Phaedra saw some photos of the war in Syria (and) wanted to do something as...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 05 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On that day, communities all over the world will sponsor events to highlight solutions to this systemic social challenge. The Nelson Elder Abuse Prevention Program and the BC Community Response Network (BC CRN) are proud to host Information tables at five local communities to participate in this national conversation.