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By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Jun 19 2011
Grand Forks can add another group to their list of international stars as Les Folles Jambettes dance troupe travelled to Germany to participate in the International Folklore Avalanche at the invitation of the Spree-Neisse regional government.
Having last attended the dance festival eight years ago, the cancan dancers were excited to be once again representing the...
By Nelson Daily Editor On on Sunday Jun 19 2011


On Baker Street, Friday, June 24, 6-10:30 pm

The famous Nelson street festival returns to Baker Street with an amazing entertainment lineup and over 90 local vendors and craftspeople.

Market Fest means fun and music for all ages right in the heart of Nelson.


By Nelson Daily Editor On on Saturday Jun 18 2011

Nelson’s Tim Kendrick has enjoyed several careers: fighter pilot, administrator and a few small businesses.

Interests have included caving, mountaineering, scuba diving, Search and Rescue, building boats and exploring the BC coast, painting and pottery, but photography is the passion that has endured.


By Nelson Daily Editor On on Friday Jun 17 2011

Miss Quincy

in Nelson, Sunday June 19, 7-9 p.m.

  • Suggested ticket donation: $10.

Nelson folks, come help Miss Quincy kick-off her Summer Tourcation in house concert style.

Featuring Miss Q's brand new smokin' hot all-girl trio...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Thursday Jun 16 2011

Nelson musician Aspen Switzer is on the road with Genevieve Rainey and Elaine Ryan and they’ll be in Nelson at The Royal on Baker this Sunday playing as For the Birds.

All three musicians placed in the top six of Vancouver’s Lilith Local Talent Search, an online songwriting contest geared towards drumming up new talent for Sarah McLachlan’s 2010 “Lilith” tour.

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Wednesday Jun 15 2011

Directors of the Amy Ferguson Institute had good reason to break out the champagne last week.

After more than two years of fundraising the Institute learned it had been awarded a major grant from the Vancouver Foundation that brought the total amount raised for the opera commission to just over the $100,000 target set by the board for completion of all aspects of the...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Wednesday Jun 15 2011

Masters of BC Art: Selected Works from the Collection of Hans Wilking

Opening Reception:  Friday, June 17, 7-9 pm, (exhibition closing date August 28) 

  • Tour with Hans Wilking TBA
  • Gallery A, Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History
By Nelson Daily Editor On on Tuesday Jun 14 2011

Making his mark on the landscape: Jimmy Allen
Gallery A, Touchstones Nelson

  • Opening reception Friday, June 17, 7-9 pm

With works from the Touchstones Nelson permanent collection, as well as on loan from local collectors, this exhibition will showcase the photographs of James (“Jimmy”) Allen (1878-1969), and celebrate the mark he has made on...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jun 14 2011

By Hephzibah Anderson, The Observer

By now, most casually informed shoppers know that cheap  fashion is something none of us can afford.

We're aware that the nimble needlework of children has been found in high street shops, that seas have died satisfy our cotton addiction and that sweatshops are far from being a thing of the past.

But according to Lucy...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Monday Jun 13 2011
Keep The Beat Art Show

@ SelfDesign High, 402 Victoria St.

  • Wednesday, June 15, 7:30-9:30 pm

There will be tonnes of art made by LV Rogers High School students.