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Kootenay Lake School District invites public to engage in Indigenous Knowledge, Cultural Collaborations

Celebrating Indigenous knowledge and culture is at the core of Kootenay Lake School District’s commitment to Aboriginal Education and invites the community to participate in two upcoming initiatives happening at the Capitol Theatre in March. From The Heart: One Day. One Circle - Capitol Theatre, Nelson, Thursday March 5 - 6:30...

Johnny McCuaig and the Arcana Kings

It’s by no accident that Nelson native Johnny McCuaig was born to rock and roll, and with an intensity that rises from his soul. Like any young lad growing up with Scottish grandparents, Johnny began playing the bagpipes with the Nelson Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band at a very young age, learning long established, time honoured ...

A Life of Art with Kristy Gordon

Every artist wants to create a statement and an impact, and Nelson native Kristy Gordon’s art embodies a spirit that is both feminist and from a timeless punk era. Her style and artistry portrays uncomfortably provocative imagery, yet startling beautiful landscapes that are both visceral and surreal. Her oil paintings truly...

Nelson Naturals, The Original Zero Waste Toothpaste Company

Since the 1950s, the production of plastic has outpaced that of almost every other material, and much of the plastics we produce are designed to be thrown away after only being used once. As a result, plastic packaging accounts for about half of the plastic waste in the world, and considering there are country-sized islands...

Best Seat in the House – Cinema at The Civic

By Aaron May Cinema is one of the most collaborative forms of art. This is not new information. Many cinephiles will spend 10 minutes watching the end credits scroll by on films. But which roles really draw us to go see a particular movie? Often we trust certain actors to choose smart projects and give great performances and...

A Window into the Future with The Nelson Public Library

“Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.” – R. David Lankes The Nelson Public Library has come a long way since 1920. And after recently marking their 100th year centenary celebration of the library’s incorporation on January 19th 2020, they are officially cemented ...

Raising the ROOF with Lucas Myers

“A stage play is basically a form of uber-schizophrenia. You split yourself into two minds - one being the protagonist and the other being the antagonist. The playwright also splits himself into two other minds: the mind of the writer and the mind of the audience.” David Mamet The truly variable Lucas Myers is a talent that...

Nelson Civic Theatre Foundation receives grant from the Vancouver Foundation for Rural Arts Inclusion Lab

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society has received some great news. The Vancouver Foundation has approved a Field of Interest Systems Change Test Grant of $288,600 to Nelson Civic Theatre Society — The Civic Theatre — to partner with Ymir’s Tiny Lights Festival on a three-year project seeks to address the systemic lack of diversity...

Contributing to gratitude with Jason Draginda A.K.A. 'Dickie'

“Be grateful, just a little reminder.” — Jason Draginda A.K.A ‘Dickie’ As the adage goes, it’s not a place to live. It’s a way to live. For those of us who knew Jason, he was a man of endless expressions that counted. An idea generator that could move minds. A conservationist who...

School of the Arts at Selkirk College Awards Entrance Scholarships

Bass players and drummers are a hot commodity. So much so, the Contemporary Music & Technology Program at Selkirk College is offering up funds to attract these aspiring musicians to study. The Selkirk College Entrance Scholarship for Bass Players and Drummers provided $1,000 each to four students who entered the music...

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