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by Contributor on Monday Sep 02 2019

What is the Kootenay Lake Summit?

This highly anticipated event will feature talks from local leaders in climate science and action, set to the beautiful backdrop of the Kootenay River. 

The Kootenay Lake Summit is a free event offering an opportunity for community members to engage by attending presentations hosted by experts in their field. Last years event allowed over...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 30 2019

Nelson and District Arts Council’s ArtWalk celebrated its 31st year of local/regional artist promotion and community arts engagement this summer.

As the summer winds down we want to remind you that there are only a few days left to enjoy the art that is on display. ArtWalk will be wrapping up with a Family Friendly Street Dance on Friday, September 6th at Hall Street Plaza in...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 29 2019

MLA Michelle Mungall is streaming live online on Friday, September 6th at 12:30 p.m. for a half hour long special live Q and A segment. 

Joining her live online will be Creston’s Brian Lawrence who will ask her your questions. 

The public is urged to send questions, “like” her page and tune in to get the conversation going on what matters most to you and the Kootenays...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 28 2019

The AIDS Walk event is happening on Friday, August 30th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rotary Shelter in Lakeside Park in Nelson.

This year, there will not be a traditional “walk” throughout the streets of Nelson, only the gathering at Lakeside Park.

This event will include a barbecue picnic, and aims to promote awareness and education of HIV/AIDS in the Kootenays, as well as to...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 25 2019

Onibana Taiko, a trio of taiko veterans from Vancouver, are presenting a full evening show in Nelson on Sunday, September 1, 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, presented by a Bent on Art.   Start time is at 7 pm.

Onibana Taiko will also do a short community presentation in New Denver at the Bosun Hall on Friday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m., as they embark upon a short tour of the Kootenays.  ...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 25 2019

The film screening of the movie Pride is being hosted at the St. Saviour's Pro-Cathedral in Nelson on Tuesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Pride is a the film that depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984 — at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 22 2019

Once again the MS Society of Canada BC & Yukon Division is hosting A Taste of Nelson on On September 16, presented by Save-On-Foods at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

Featuring tasty samplings from local restaurants, wineries, and breweries, the event aims to raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis (MS) research, programs, and services.

“Having all these amazing...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 22 2019

Keep The Beat is back, and will take place on Saturday, August 24th from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at Lakeside Park.

This year's festival features some of the best artists from around BC, all with Kootenay Roots.

Headliners include FRASE, HELLO MOTH, and RUMOUR MILL that will help with 12 hours of uninterrupted live music in support of War Child Canada.

This event is not to be...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 21 2019

A former Kootenay resident is coming back to his roots to launch a book Folly Bistro (Granville Island Publishing), which documents his trials and tribulations of owning a restaurant in Vancouver's West End.

Bruno Huber, a former Kootenay resident and a former owner of a French bistro in Vancouver's West End, will be a at the Vienna Cafe on September 12th at 7 p.m.


by Contributor on Monday Aug 19 2019

The Nelson Public Library and Kootenay Pride have teamed up to present a pre-Pride warm-up event on Thursday, August 29 at 7pm. “Surprise! A Queer Archives Pop-up Event” offers an introduction to the Kootenay Queer Archives collection, a treasure trove of magazines, newspapers, posters and more from Canadian LGBTQ+ history, 1969-1991. Archive holder Michael Wicks describes the collection as...