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By Contributor On on Thursday Jun 17 2010

Imagine a program that promotes the joy of reading, celebrates the writers living in the Kootenay Boundary, and provides a chance to discuss a great book and its themes. There is such a program, in its second year of connecting people through the literary arts: One Book One Kootenay.

Last year, The Kootenay Library Federation, representing 19 libraries in the East and West Kootenays and...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Thursday Jun 10 2010

Over 85 students from the Grand Forks Granby Dance Studio put on an impressive show for their third annual recital "For the Love of Dance"  with the support of their teachers and many parent volunteers. With styles ranging the dance spectrum from hip hop to jazz to traditional Irish, the students provided entertainment that demonstrated the strength of the arts in the...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Sunday Jun 06 2010

International audiences will be getting a glimpse of the Boundary on the new television show West Coast Escapes. On June 11 and 12 local film and television Producer, Nik Green, is bringing a production team including veteran Wings Over Canada creator John Lovelace to shoot across the region.

Escapes focuses on the best and brightest of the West Coast...

By Mona Mattei On on Thursday May 27 2010

Technology has finally caught up with the dreams of some Doukhobor musicians to preserve their heritage in the 78’s project headed by Grand Forks local Ron Mahonin for the Doukhobor Discovery Centre in Castlegar. Traditionally Doukhobor songs are three different types: psalms, hymns, and folk songs. Over the years, many of these songs were recorded on vinyl records. Mahonin, songwriter,...

By Contributor On on Thursday May 27 2010

From their home city of Benares, an ancient spiritual centre of traditional music and Hindu culture, The Mishras are bringing classical North Indian Ragas and folk music to Grand Forks. The Mishras will be performing at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Friday, June 4 at 7:30 pm.

Pandit Deobrat Mishra, son and disciple of Pandit Shivnath Mishra, was born into a well-known musical...

By Kyra Hoggan On on Wednesday May 26 2010

Castlegar Sculpturewalk will finally get its moment in the sun this Saturday, as the 16 finalist sculptures are finally installed and unveiled in the city's core.


Sculpturewalk volunteer Darlene Kalawsky said this is a much-anticipated moment for many residents.


“It's extremely exciting – you can feel the energy building,” she said, adding it has entailed more work...

By Contributor On on Thursday May 20 2010

The Selkirk College Fine Woodworking students will be presenting their 17th annual year end show, Form and Balance, at the end of May--presenting an ideal opportunity to meet talented builders of furniture and experience their unique abilities. 

This year’s group of dedicated students is excited to invite everyone to see the work they have created in the last nine months. A...
By Contributor On on Wednesday May 19 2010

This new band, born around the campfire of the 2007 Artswells Festival in Wells, B.C., named Morlove is the creative collaboration of Corwin Fox and Miss Emily Brown, both dyed-in-the-wool songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. These familiar musicians bring their new folk sound to the Grand Forks and District Art and Heritage Centre (Grand Forks Art Gallery) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25....

By Contributor On on Thursday May 13 2010

A fantastical morality tale, spiced with a little intentional cheesiness, set in the present day tells the story of Dr. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) and his extraordinary 'Imaginarium', a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. Get ready to experience Doctor Parnassus' unique imagination in "The...

By Mona Mattei On on Sunday May 09 2010

In the first arts and culture event to be hosted at the Christina Living Arts Centre, over 500 students from across the Boundary region experienced totem pole carving firsthand. Over five days that started last Monday, May 3, internationally renowned carver Xwalacktun (Rick Harry) from Squamish and his team immersed the youth in the traditions of the First Nations people while sharing their...

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