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by Contributor on Sunday Oct 23 2011

The winner in the Humorous Speech Contest at the Kokanee Speakeasy Toastmasters was Mary Mortimer, while Ryan Oakley won in the Table Topics Contest.

Held on Monday, Sept. 29, they had a very exciting, entertaining and quite funny Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest. 

Overall, it was a fun, competitive...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 20 2011

Are you a descendant of a British child immigrant? Is there a ‘home child’ in your family background? How would you know?

Join historian and author Art Joyce at Nelson’s Touchstones Museum of Art and History, Shawn Lamb Archives, Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 pm for his presentation Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest: Honouring Canada’s Child Immigrants....

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Oct 19 2011
Hallowe'en is a time when kids and even adults dress up to play a part. 

And this Hallowe'en night, Oct. 31, marks the start of a six-week playwriting course at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre, where students will develop their skills at creating character, dialogue and plot while crafting a half-hour play.

The course, taught...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 14 2011

What better way to enjoy the changing of the seasons than going for a ride along the historic Slocan Valley Rail Trail? 

On Sunday, Oct. 16 beginning at noon, the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society (SVHTS) would like to invite cyclists of all ages to come join them on an enjoyable ride along a portion of the 52 km long former CP Rail Trail.

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Oct 13 2011

Two new books have been launched by Slocan Valley authors in the past few months and the community is gathering to celebrate.

Both authors will host readings on the books — one a personal journey, while the other reveals the journey of the Slocan Valley — at the Harold Street location of the Slocan Community Library (Main Street).

On Saturday,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 13 2011

Nelson was a wild and woolly place at the start of the last century, where characters with names like Cayuse Brown, Roughlock Perry, Weary Willie, and The Yellow Kid might sidle up to the barstool next to yours and order up a shot of something strong enough to curl the hair on a tenderfoot’s chest.

It’s in the spirit of these times that the Nelson...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 12 2011

CBT welcomed six new members to its Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) this past weekend in Golden.

YAC members are motivated and involved youth age 15-29 who provide advice on youth-related grants and events at CBT.

"Engagement and leadership are two key areas of CBT's recently finalized 2011-2016 Youth Strategic Plan," said Wayne Lundeberg,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 11 2011

Just as fall leaves and add colour and texture to our landscape, the felted fibre landscapes of Lindsey McTavish-Mint add colourful texture to the walls at the Nelson Municipal Library.

McTavish Mint’s exhibition, Feltscapes, will brighten the library through November.

Fiber artist Lindsey McTavish-Mint...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 10 2011

On Friday, Oct. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., area seniors are invited to the Passmore Lodge for the First Annual Seniors Information Health Fair.

Organized by the Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society, the free event promises to be a day devoted to connecting seniors with the wide range of services available to them – and all with a local connection.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 09 2011

A few hours could make a huge difference in the lives of caregivers.

The Family Caregiver Series, starting on Oct. 13, will explain effective ways to care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

"For family caregivers, the commitment can last many years, and can bring with it high stress levels and illness," explains...