Arts and Culture

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.

Rick Mercer: “My Canada includes weird scientists who are devoted to keeping our water clean”

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Last night on ‘The Rick Mercer Report,’ Canadian icon Rick Mercer put the Harper Government, “previously known as the Government of Canada,” to task over the termination of the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA). In one of his classic rants, Mercer tried to make sense of the senseless closure of the ELA, which will only save the government $2 million a year.

MP pans pre-Christmas cuts to rural postal service

MP pans pre-Christmas cuts to rural postal service

Ed Note: The following is a letter hand-delivered to Hon. Denis Lebel, P.C. MP today by BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko:

Dear Minister Lebel,

I am writing to express my deep concern about upcoming reductions in service to rural postal outlets in western Canada that will soon be rolling out across my riding of BC Southern Interior.

Todd Smee Film Festival: Selkirk College alumnus returns home

Todd Smee Film Festival: Selkirk College alumnus returns home

Todd Smee, who grew up in Castlegar, has been making films since he was a young kid, and has always had a passion for filmmaking.  Former Selkirk College English student, Todd transferred his Selkirk College course credits from the School of University Arts and Sciences (UAS) towards an Associate Degree in Film from the Northwest Film Centre in Portland, Oregon. He also has an Industry Certificate from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. 

In Nelson for the first time ever, The Singing Soul

The Singing Soul, led by David Hatfield.

The Singing Soul, led by David Hatfield, comes to Nelson for the first time.

The Singing Soul is unrehearsed, spontaneous group music making, using all voice. It is simple, no-tech, and builds community as it deepens our skills in listening, musicality and communication.

A wide variety of clearly outlined structures are offered for the group along with time to pause and reflect.

There are still a few spots available for this workshop:

Tuesday Oct 30, Wednesday Oct 31, Thursday Nov, 1, from 7 to 10 pm.

CBT Youth Advisory Committee welcomes new members

CBT’s 2012/13 Youth Advisory Committee Members recently met in Golden.

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of involved youth from around the Columbia Basin who provide advice to Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and a youth perspective on a variety of issues facing today’s youth. Members­—called YACers—commit to a one-year term and have an opportunity to meet, work and travel with a group of like-minded young people.

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