Arts and Culture

Lotusland group Delhi 2 Dublin set to rock Spirit Bar for two shows

The members of Delhi 2 Dublin.

It’s been a banner year for Vancouver’s Delhi 2 Dublin.

And now that banner takes the Lotusland group to the Spirit Bar in Nelson's  Hume Hotel for two shows, beginning Thursday (November 15) and then on Friday (November 16).

From cops to computers: helping a Castlegar child with Autism

From cops to computers: helping a Castlegar child with Autism

What do cops, motorbikes and iPads have in common? They’re all helping make a child’s life better here in Castlegar through the Cops For Kids program, according to RCMP Const. Rob Gardner.

On Nov. 9, Gardner (a Cops For Kids rider) met eight-year-old Cops For Kids ambassador Connor Lauriault, who lives with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Gardner gave Connor a tour of the detachment and a toy police car … but that’s not all. 

Two businesses join forces for Faceplant Video contest

 Two businesses join forces for Faceplant Video contest

The Nelson Brewing Company and Hume Hotel are joining forces to find the best Faceplant video in the Faceplant Video contest.

The contest is open to everyone.

All the contestant needs to do is post a  30-second video on the Hume hotel facebook page and they are entered. The videos will be viewed on November 23rd and the winners picked.

Prizes include 24 hours for two at Rettallack Ski Lodge, a Whitewater season pass and a pair of Lib Tech skis from Tribute Boardshop on Baker street in Nelson.

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Nelson Council Will Negotiate Lease With Civic Theatre Society

Nelson Council Will Negotiate Lease With Civic Theatre Society

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society moved another step forward on November 5 when Nelson City Council voted to sign a letter of intent to negotiate a 20-year lease agreement with the Society to occupy the Civic Theatre.

Council’s decision was based on the Nelson Civic Theatre Society’s Feasibility Results and Business Plan, completed on October 15. 

Like funk, hip hop, reggae and soul? Check out Freak Motif Saturday at the Royal Inn

The eight-piece Freak Motif is set to play The Royal Inn.

The eight-piece Freak Motif is set to play The Royal Inn Saturday (November 9) starting at 8 p.m.

Freak Motifis is a dance party funk hiphop collective from Calgary that features a full horn section, mcs, singers and djs for a heavy night of improvised funk, trance, hiphop and soul.

Their unique vibe is influenced by artists such as the Meters, the Roots, Parliament/Funkadelic, Phish, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, and the Budos Band.

Grand Forks resident Roxanne Marie Priede named Silver Cross Mother

Grand Forks mother honoured to serve as the Royal Canadian Legion's National Memorial Silver Cross Mother at this year's Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa this weekend. Photo courtesy of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Honour and love for one’s country are values the Priede family of Grand Forks holds very dear.

So when Roxanne Priede was asked to serve as the National Memorial Silver Cross Mother by the Royal Canadian Legion from November 11, 2012 to November 11, 2013, she didn’t have to think long to know that her answer would be an enthusiastic “yes”.

“It means the world to me – it is an honour to represent all the mothers of Canada and my son,” said Roxanne during a private interview with The Boundary Sentinel this past weekend.

Shambhala sets record for early-bird ticket sales

Shambhala Music Festival executive producer Corrine Zawaduk, seen here addressing Nelson residents and business owners at a Business-after-Business event in October at the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall, is blown away with the sellout of early-bird tickets. — photo courtesy ricardO Hubbs

Number 15 is just like number 14, which is just like number 13 . . . and so on, and so on.

The Shambhala Music Festival continues to be a big hit with music goers as organizers announced the event’s early-bird tickets for the 2013 festival have already sold out.

Tickets went on sale on Thursday, November 1 at 6 p.m. and within 21 minutes the first tier of tickets were gone, setting a record for sales.

In 2011, first tier tickets sold out in 22 hours.

 “I am blown away,” said executive producer Corrine Zawaduk in a press release.

UPDATED: Local companies cope with fallout after cancelled concert

UPDATED: Local companies cope with fallout after cancelled concert

As of Nov. 2 at 2:41 p.m.:

Roger Carruthers, of Rockopolus,  issued the following public statement: 

"Due to the problems with getting back the deposit monies, we are now looking at a timeline in early 2013.International dealings with this situation has made this a longer time.

"We are also still hosting some smaller shows to help raise money for refunds.We apologize to the Nazareth ticket holders and are committed to refunding their ticket money.

Smalltown Djs play Spirit Bar

Pete Emes and Mike Grimes, akaakaSmalltown Djs, are ready to play in Nelson.

Riding the first wave of DJs that emerged from Diplo's Hollerboard site in the mid 2000s, Pete Emes and Mike Grimes, akaSmalltown Djs have played shows across the globe from Fabric in London, to Paris & Helsinki; from U-Hall in DC, to Brooklyn to LA. 

With highlights that include a one-year DJ stint in Las Vegas and performing at Sean White's gold medal party at the Olympics in Vancouver, akaSmalltown Djs are set to play the Hume Spirit Bar Saturday (November 3).

Phoenix Foundation spreading a little hope next week

A collection of Hope-opotamuses at the Hope Foundation of Alberta; Photo, Hope Foundation of Alberta

Hope moves us forward when times are tough and helps us flourish while coping with obstacles life puts in our path.

The Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities is celebrating 15 years of supporting community organizations in the region to achieve their dreams for local projects that help local people and foster hope. To truly commemorate the vision of their founding members back in 1997, the Foundation invites everyone to hear from the Hope Lady, Wendy Edey, on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Gallery 2.

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