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By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Aug 02 2022

Recently in New Denver, the Kohan Reflection Garden marked its 30th  anniversary.

Built to commemorate the Japanese Canadians interned in the area during the Second World War, the garden, a labour of love in the community, has hosted dance, music, theatre, poetry readings, book signings, martial arts, yoga and art classes.

There have been celebrations of birthdays, weddings and...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Aug 02 2022

The outdoor anniversary event that had over four hundred people in attendance, ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with activities for people for all ages.

“We had a number of different artists performing, a lavender distillation display, an aikido demonstration, several different vendors, and watercolour classes. The mayor said a few words. We had food vendors as well. It was a pretty jam...

By Sara Golling On on Wednesday Jul 27 2022

The Follies are back!  And for those who haven’t yet seen this year’s version of Rossland’s favourite family-friendly summer live entertainment, there is only one more month to catch this production at the Miners Union Hall.

Rossland’s Marnie Jacobsen wrote the play and wove a near-tragic misunderstanding into the love story.  Names have a major role, as they do in everyone’s lives –...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jul 26 2022

The Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program musical theatre program, celebrating 35th years of delivering theatre to the public, presents a full-scale musical production of Newsies from Thursday to Sunday — July 28-31 — at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

The show is a culmination of a month’s hard work from the youth actor to the directorial team and...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jul 26 2022

The Nelson & District Arts Council (NDAC) is looking forward to seeing the streets buzzing again with art lovers on Friday, July 29th for the second opening of ArtWalk 2022.

The second opening will see more than 25 venues display as many as 60 artists for folks to explore.

This opening is happening on the same night as the first Market Night so the ArtWalk hours will be a bit...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jul 12 2022

Zaynab Mohammed joins a long list of amazing people and writers to claim the Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers.

Writers like Donna Macdonald and Alanda Greene in 2016; Diana Morita Cole in 2017; Morty Mint and Ernest Hekkanen in 2018 writer, poet Rayya Liebich in 2019 and author Danielle LaRocque om 2020 and last year Sarah Beauchamp.

The Carver Award recognizes an...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jul 12 2022

Zaynab Mohammed accepted the 2022 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers at June’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival.

The Carver Award recognizes an emerging writer who has published literary work in any genre.

The Nelson District Arts Council is proud to honour Carver’s contributions to the Kootenay arts scene with the support of the Carver Family.


By CBT On on Tuesday Jul 12 2022

The 14th annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour combines a road trip with uniquely curated cultural experiences for a weekend of fun! 84 venues are participating in the 2022 edition across four regions in the Basin.

By following the tour map, you will visit artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites. With exhibitions, artwork displays, creative process demonstrations and...

By Sarah Lord On on Wednesday Jul 06 2022

Tracy Bennet’s life revolves around pickleball.

A transplant from Kimberley less than a year ago, Bennet loves her new life in Nelson mainly due to her connection to the local pickleball community.

Bennet was a professional tennis player and coach, so playing and instructing others in pickleball came naturally to her.

“I’m a former tennis pro and was an extremely high-...

By Sarah Lord On on Saturday Jul 02 2022

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) partnered with the private building owner at Pharmasave Nelson to bring the work of acclaimed Sinixt artist Ric Gendron into the community.

The new mural was recently completed on the Hall Street side of the building.

Gendron is a “paint slinger” who creates expressive artworks that blend traditional Indigenous imagery with bold colours...