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Daily Dose — If a Book is a Whisper, the Stage is a Shout

Pat Henman is what you would call a lifetime arts virtuoso. An award-winning veteran of the Canadian theatre and music industry and published author, she has extensive experience and degrees in theatre, music and creative writing. Pat and her family, husband Larry and three children, Zoe, Maia and Liam, make their home in...

Daily Dose — Krestova Couple Bike Across Canada for Cycling Safety

“The people that we’ve met have been absolutely wonderful and supportive and giving and generous. It’s renewed our faith in humanity. We’ve met people randomly, and they’ve said, ‘What do you need? Come to our house; we’ll feed you.’ Total strangers. When I tell people our stories, they immediately want to help,” says Tiffany...

Nelson Mural Festival announces first wave of muralists, performers

The Nelson Mural Festival recently announce there will be a myriad of creators and musicians in celebration of the arts and community during the August 13 - 15 event. Now, in their fourth year, the festival has hosted over 95 performances and has had their featured muralists' creations grace over 20 walls in the local...

Daily Dose — Meet the publisher of the magazine Freya

Being called a chess prodigy is something any person most likely won’t forget. It’s the kind of assessment of that would prompt the person to cut out newspaper clippings of accomplishments and keep with you for decades, ensuring the safety of that piece of your personal history as you traveled through life. Which...

ArtWalk 2021 continues the tradition

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) has proudly hosted events that have become instrumental in supporting local artists for over five creative decades. NDAC is excited to be able offer ArtWalk this year, continuing its long history of supporting local artists to sell their work. The Nelson and District Arts Council ...

Daily Dose — Lessons Learned from Honouring 215 Lives

Last week, we were delivered tragic news about Indigenous children who lost their lives in our province’s residential school system. Indigenous communities were hit especially hard by this discovery. Christopher Yates, a Director of the West Kootenay Métis Society and Lesley Garlow, Indigenous Educator at Touchstones...

No-go for Hills Garlic Festival in 2021

The Hills Garlic Festival will not be taking place this summer. “This decision was made with the best interests of our small community in mind,” says a notice on the festival website. “We look forward to welcoming vendors, patrons, and volunteers in 2022.” The Hills Recreation Society’s board of directors chose to cancel the...

Music, Dance streams to move body and soul

This weekend is a rich offering of streamed presentations from the Capitol Theatre with local Nelson and BC representation in the genres of music and dance respectively. Beginning on May 27th  and available for one week, local singer and ukulele player Brian Kalbfleisch will be joined by Rob Fahie on bass, Don Macdonald...

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival celebrates 10 years

The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival (EMLF), based in Nelson, BC, celebrates 10 years this summer with a mix of home-grown and national authors and presenters, more special events, and increased opportunities for writers to hone their craft. EMLF runs online July 7 – 11. “It’s a fitting celebration to mark ten years of...

Oxygen Art Centre announces Summer Job opportunity

Oxygen Art Centre is currently looking for a Gallery Assistant to add to our dynamic team this Summer 2021. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 21, 2021, 5 p.m. Application requirements include a Cover Letter and Resume, as well as stating Canada Summer Jobs eligibility. E-mail applications to info@oxygenartcentre.org....

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