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by Contributor on Monday Jan 15 2018

An art installation in the form of a quilt mosaic of maple leaves greets library users these days. As well as being visually stunning, the Canada 150 challenge—150 maple leaves stitched, painted, beaded and otherwise rendered on small square boards—was a passion project of artist and designer Jane Merks.

“My parents immigrated to Canada in the early 1950s from the Netherlands,” says...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 15 2018

The Nelson Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative kick starting the New Year with a week of education and contemplation surrounding issues of climate change, our environment and people.

Each day we will hear from a speaker who will give a different take on these important issues and then the chance to ask questions and discuss as a group. Refreshments will be provided and the session...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 11 2018

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. announced today that while awareness about dementia has increased, stigma and negative attitudes about it continue to persist. The Society is releasing findings of a new survey to coincide with Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in January and to kick off its new social awareness campaign – I live with dementia. Let me help you understand – to spark...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 10 2018

While the West Kootenay’s black bears spent the fall harvesting salmon, insects and your neighbour’s garbage, Selkirk College students and faculty at the Black Bear Review were hard at work foraging for literary and artistic submissions for its latest issue: Winter Paws.

This issue will lead you through cardboard doors to...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 09 2018

The 2017-2018 Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series continues with a tribute to one of the greatest performers ever to grace the stage. Kootenay songstress Melody Diachun presents Can I Be Frank? – an homage to the timeless voice of Frank Sinatra.

Diachun performs Monday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall at the Selkirk College Tenth...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 07 2018

Over the next three years the Sport Council will be awarding $33,000 in grants to eligible groups and individuals for sport and recreation development in the region. The amount will be divided equally over three years, ($11,000 per yr) with each grant maximum of $1000. Rather than first come first served, fair distribution of the annual allotted amounts will be equally divided between the...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 07 2018

Each month the Nelson Public Library goes mobile, bringing two separate programs to Slocan Park Hall: a roving collection of items to borrow for adults, and drop-in storytimes for kids.

Circulation Services Coordinator Heather Goldik brings a selection of books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs on the third Tuesday of each month (during Adult Drop-in Coffee Time). Folks can drop in to borrow...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 04 2018

The Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to be presenting an exhibition of new work by visual artist Stephanie Kellett. The exhibition will include a series of new paintings, a found object installation and an audio visual component. 

As research and inspiration for the creation of 'Re-Wilding: Fire Starter', Kellett travelled with her partner, bear biologist and sound artist Robert E....

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 02 2018

There's no better place to enjoy winter art than at the the Slocan Valley Arts Council annual Winter Ice Day Saturday, January 6th in front of Sleep is For Sissies in Winlaw from 10 a.m. to  3 p.m.

Three internationally known ice sculptors, who just happen to live in the Slocan Valley, will lead participants through the...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

Two of the region’s most well known voices have come together to bring to life the beauty of choral music in an otherworldly album titled breaTH.

In the works for five years, Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program instructor Don Macdonald and his wife Allison Girvan provide all the vocals on the 10-track album that transports the listener to a full choir...

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