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by Contributor on Monday May 23 2022

From May 16th to June 18th, Ronda will be hosting the “Raffle for a Quilt” to help fundraise for the ALS Society of BC.

Tickets for a beautiful handmade quilt are only $5 each, and her goal is to raise $3,500, with 100% of the ticket sales donated to the ALS Society of BC. The draw will take place on Saturday, June 18th, 2022.

To purchase raffle tickets or...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 17 2022

Seven hundred and fifty miles. Icy water. No motors. No support.

Described as “the Iditarod on a boat with a chance of drowning or being eaten by a Grizzly bear,” this epic endurance race attracts the intrepid and unhinged who find their edge along a coastline that is as punishing as it is beautiful.

On June 1st at 7 p.m., The Race to Alaska Movie will be screening at...

by Contributor on Sunday May 15 2022

As in-person events return across B.C. this summer, Elephant Mountain Literary Festival retakes the stage for visitors to the mountains and cultural scene of Nelson, B.C., June 23–26.

Most events take place at the Prestige Lakeside Resort, as well as venues around town.

Each year, EMLF unites top Canadian writers and local talent for a destination experience that the Toronto Star...

by Contributor on Thursday May 12 2022

Stories aren’t only told through the written word. Photographs can also tell a story of a person, a place or community. Photographer Fred Rosenberg has been telling stories from the streets of Nelson with his camera for four decades.

Rosenberg shares his experiences in a talk, “Anecdotal Evidence: A Personal History of Candid Photography,” at the Nelson Library on Wednesday, May 25 at 7...

by Contributor on Sunday May 08 2022

With hearts in the community filled with concern and care for the people of Ukraine, the effort to help support displaced families in the Nelson area has reached its midway fundraising goal.

In late-April, more than 130 people attended a Ukrainian perogies and beer night at Finley’s Bar & Grill that raised $8,500. The Ukraine Refugee’s To Nelson group has a goal to raise an...

by Contributor on Thursday May 05 2022

Despite the trickery of the cool weather, spring has indeed arrived.

This means that the Whole School’s annual spring market is just around the corner. Mark your calendars, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a plant sale, yard sale, face painting, a BBQ, bake sale, and other fun activities.

As an independent school, the Whole School relies on community involvement to...

by Contributor on Thursday May 05 2022

Oxygen Art Centre hosted artists Angela Glanzmann and Stephanie Yee as Artists-in-Residence from April 10th to the 23rd to create an installation for their exhibition entitled EAT IT UP!, which opened to the public on Wednesday, May 4.

Glanzmann (Toronto) and Yee (Halifax) invite viewers behind the scenes into the weird and obscure world of competitive cooking...

by Contributor on Sunday May 01 2022

Change is afoot for the walls of Nelson and area residents.

Taghum Hall’s upcoming ArtCycle Auction & Gala on Saturday, May 14 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. will make sure of that, while raising funds for an (absolutely necessary) kitchen renovation.

“Everyone has collected art over the years, and most of us have a piece or two that are ready for a new home,” explains Taghum Community...

by Contributor on Sunday May 01 2022

The Nelson air cadets recently spent time launching model rockets.

The rockets, launched at the West Kootenay Model Aircraft Club’s airfield near the Kootenay Canal, reached heights of 500 feet. 

The rockets were previously assembled during the cadets regular in-person meeting. 

This was an opportunity for the cadets to learn about the basics of rocket design and see their...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 27 2022

When James Beaudoin goes to work each morning in Nelson to pick up his school bus, he knows that he is directly supporting a child’s education, social and physical well being.

“Being a bus driver is an important job, and the feeling of being needed and helping my community is very fulfilling. In some cases, we are the first smile that a child will see at the start of their day. Without...