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by Contributor on Thursday Mar 21 2019

Things get beautifully fluid at the Nelson Public Library when multi-media Winlaw artist Sherry Heyliger exhibits swirling celebrations of colour and movement. The exhibition is entitled Great & Small.

What began for Heyliger as nature-based therapy became “a whole new forum of expression that drove me deeper and deeper to my core,” she says in her artist statement. “I wanted to...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 21 2019

Kootenay Lake School District Superintendent. Dr. Christine Perkins said in a media release that parents are overjoyed and greatly relieved thanks to news of a new playground for Winlaw Elementary School’s near future, instead of an imminent school closure.

The announcement from the Ministry came out the same day students were released for spring break that 50 new or replacement...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 19 2019

All are invited to attend FOR OUR EARTH: PRAISE HIGH OUR COASTAL HEROES, to be held Sunday April 14th  from 10 a.m. - 4  p.m. at the Brilliant Cultural Center at 1876 Brilliant Road in Castlegar. 

This inspirational event is framed to uplift, fund-raise and pay tribute to the courageous people who have been shouldering our transition to renewable energy and a healthier future by...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 19 2019

Starting in September, 2019 Redfish Elementary School on the North Shore is adding Grade six with Grade seven in 2020.

The school is excited that next year the Grade 6 students will be taking a leadership role in our school.  

The current Grade 5s are co-creating what they call the LEAD (Learn, Explore, Adventure, Discover) Program, with a focus on outdoor and experiential...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 17 2019

March 22nd each year is the UN's World Water Day.

It is a means of focusing attention on the importance of water and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The theme in 2019 is 'Leaving no one behind'.

The Nelson chapter of the Council of Canadians will be hosting an event at the Adventure Hotel on March 22 at 7 p.m. in collaboration with a number of...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 17 2019

Applications for the 2019 June Lythgoe Scholarship are now being received.

Lythgoe was someone passionately committed to furthering opportunities for artistic excellence in Nelson. June was instrumental in creating the Amy Ferguson Institute (AFI) to further the vocal arts (both choral and solo) in the West Kootenays. Since its inception, AFI – in conjunction with Nelson Community Opera...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 14 2019

To See or Not to See is a unique one-woman performance by writer and theatre artist Ruth Bieber. This play is a powerful story of wounding, overcoming, courage, and healing. Employing the circular motif of a shamanic quest as frame, Ruth Bieber’s first play is full of insight about what it’s like to have a vision disability as a child, a woman, a mother and a professional –...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 14 2019

The Kootenay Blues Society (KBS) will celebrate the first year as a society by holding their first Annual General Meeting on Saturday March 23rd at 4pm.  All current, new and renewing KBS members are invited and encouraged to attend the AGM, which will be followed by a blues jam on the stage at Finley’s Bar & Grill. 

The KBS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be from 4-5 p...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 11 2019

Canadian Federation of University Women Nelson & District (CFUW) is hosting its second SIP Talks: Stories Inspire Passion in celebration of the CFUW’s 100th Anniversary. 

SIP Talks is an event to recognize and hear the extraordinary stories from seven dynamic women who live in the Kootenays.  The club’s current vice-president, Stephanie Myers remarked, “Our previous SIP Talks was so...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 11 2019

The Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series presents: Bach to Health with solo cellist Johanne Perron on Monday, March 18 begnning at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral on Silica & Ward Streets in Nelson.

The night will be an experience in the full potential of the cello in a unique multi-media way. 

Cellist Johanne Perron presents works by J.S. Bach, Gaspar Cassadó,...