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by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 21 2012

The first of five youth scholarships available to registrants aged 18 to 30 participating in the May 11 to 13 Convergence Writers' Retreat in New Denver has been awarded to a Creston woman. 

The scholarship, awarded by the retreat's organizing committee, covers the $236 registration fee, which includes meals throughout the event. 

Kristen Cook, a student at College of the Rockies...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 21 2012

The Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society (SVSHS) will be hosting an April Fools Brunch at the Passmore Lodge on Sunday, April 1st from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. 

The event  features  a great brunch as well as door prizes! Admission for adults is a minimum $8 donation and kids can eat for just $4.

The ‘Fun’Raiser  will feature Breakfast Wraps (ham or veggie)with a fruit plate and...

by Anonymous on Sunday Mar 18 2012

During the month of April the Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society is pleased to offer two great free programs at the Passmore Lodge.

Funding for these Outreach Programs are being provided through the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives program and Slocan Valley seniors are invited to participate.

On every Wednesday throughout April, Art Therapy For Seniors takes...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 15 2012

Sport BC is bringing the Teck Community Sport Hero Awards to the City of Nelson on April 18.

The awards will honour long-standing community volunteers who have made significant contributions to sport.

Nominations are now being accepted through until Friday, March 30.

“Volunteers are what fuel the development and sustainability of community sport within...

by Anonymous on Wednesday Mar 14 2012

This Saturday March 17th, the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw is going to be rolling out the blarney in huge slabs.

Why not come out and experience some special Slocan Valley music on this special day?

That evening marks the return of Kenny Konrad to performing for the first time since coming back tio the area. Kenny migrated back east a couple of years ago, but soon realized that ‘...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 13 2012

Kootenay Permaculture is welcoming Spring with a series of permaculture workshops & courses.

Toby Hemenway (author of best-selling book Gaia’s Garden, A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture) and a well-known permaculture teacher from the West Coast is coming to Nelson for an evening talk and a full day workshop.

The evening talk on March 28th is "Permaculture:...

by Anonymous on Monday Mar 12 2012

The Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians and the West-Kootenay EcoSociety are presenting an information session on the controversial issue of “fracking” on Thursday, March 22, World Water Day at 7 p.m., in the Seniors Branch 51, 717 Vernon Street (across from Extra Foods) in Nelson.

“Fracking” is a technique involving the injection of millions of litres of water and thousands of...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 11 2012

Selkirk College Business Administration students will get a first-hand experience in a high pressure business environment, when they square off on March 15th in Selkirk College’s seventh annual Business Competition.

The public is invited to come and watch as students compete to see which group of first year students has the savviest marketing campaign and which second year students...

by Anonymous on Wednesday Mar 07 2012

Angus Buchan, whose life is depicted award winning film, Faith Like Potatoes, is coming to Nelson to share his travels in The Gathering, June 29 to July 1 at the Prestige Inn Convention Centre.

Buchan left war-torn Zimbabwe in 1977, piling his family and everything they had into a truck and moving to small farm in South Africa.

Years later, through hard work but...

by Anonymous on Tuesday Mar 06 2012

The art of Bellydance is coming to the Old South Slocan Schoolhouse Mondays beginning later this month.

The classes, beginning March 26, are being offered by Soul Fire Dance and instructor Shauna Robertson.

The classes run for a nine-week session.

Zills, Drills and Thrills goes from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and is a exciting class is integral for bellydance conditioning, fundamental...