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The Daily Dose

Your guide to the arts, lifestyle, culture and design of Nelson.

by CBT 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 Wednesday Jul 06 2022

Tracy Bennet is a former professional tennis player and coach who recently moved to the Nelson area.

Now the former court star has moved her expertise into pickleball — a sport that is taking over the world

The increased interest and participation in pickleball, Bennet says, mainly because the sport is straightforward to join.

“Anybody can play at any age at...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 02 2022

Rotary Lakeside Park was the hub for entertainment as Canadians from across the country joined together for Canada Day celebrations, largely unobstructed by pandemic restrictions for the first time in three years.

The Nelson Chamber of Commerce welcomed locals back to traditional celebrations that have been canceled since the COVID-19 pandemic took over the planet in 2020.


by Sarah Lord on Saturday Jul 02 2022

Ric Gendron is honoured to do this work on the traditional territory of the Sinixt people.

“I know and understand how important this land is to our people, to the Sinixt people. This is our territorial home. This is where we come from. In that sense, it’s wonderful that I can be up here and do this work.”

While initially delayed due to the pandemic, the project...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 28 2022

Canada Day came and went the past two years, without any fanfare in Nelson as the COVID-19 pandemic severely curtailed public gatherings everywhere.

That will all end on Friday, July 1, 2022, when the Nelson Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual festivities at Rotary Lakeside Park in Nelson.

The day will again kick off with the Lion’s Club pancake breakfast on Baker Street...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 27 2022

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival are thrilled to announce this year’s recipient of the Richard Carver Award for emerging writers.

Writer Zaynab Mohammed has been chosen by an arms-length jury to receive the award this year.

Mohammed’s multiple letters of nomination highlighted the quality of her work, community involvement and support...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 20 2022

The Nelson & District Arts Council (NDAC) is very excited to be bringing ArtWalk back to the streets of Nelson and apparently so were the artists.

Applications were rolling in and this year ArtWalk is bigger than ever with 27 venues all throughout town and down to the waterfront and over 60 artists showing their work, sometimes for the first time in public.

The pandemic may...

by Sarah Lord on Monday Jun 13 2022

Like many, the pandemic affected Jeremy Grant’s career, and he spent much time at home with his three kids.

"I did a year, almost two of stay-at-home dad, homeschooling," says Grant. "The pandemic was so particularly slow that filmmaking in general, especially adventure travel filmmaking, was the furthest thing from an essential service. The whole industry slowed...