Arts and Culture

Films, Films, Films

A scene from Hadwin's Judgement

Updated:  Jeff Holden has had to cancel his appearance on Sunday afternoon due to unforeseen circumstances. Text corrected accordingingly below.

With afternoons getting darker, a sobering election result in our neighbouring nation, and not much snow in sight yet, we need a bit of distraction.  Fortunately, there's a lot of that coming up -- Rossland will be able to escape to several fun film events and other good things soon.

‘Imagine The Stories’ Winner of 2016 People`s Choice Award

Adrian Wagner Photography

“Imagine the Stories” by Winlaw artists Rabi’a and Carl Schlichting, was the big winner at the 2016 Castlegar Sculpturewalk Awards, taking home the coveted People’s Choice Award. This sculpture will now stay in the City’s permanent collection.

The full Awards List is as follows:

People’s Choice Awards:

1)      $15,000 (sculpture purchase) + $3000 cash = “Imagine the Stories” by Rabi’a and Carl Schlichting (Winlaw, BC)

Grand Forks & Christina Lake Events Calendar

Kootenay Gallery Call to Artists

Kootenay Gallery Call to Artists

To celebrate Canada’s birthday, the Kootenay Gallery is hosting a two-part program to promote community creativity and engagement. One part is an exhibition by professional artists from June 15 – July 28 at the Kootenay Gallery. The other part is a community-based series of activities, engaging as many Castlegar and area citizens and community groups as possible.

Part II: The Small Mysteries of Transformation for Mind and Politics

Part II: The Small Mysteries of Transformation for Mind and Politics

Here is Part II of this lengthy article.  To review Part I, click on this link.

The 60’s Generation and political change: No revolution

Trail and Beaver Valley reach recreation agreement

Trail and Beaver Valley reach recreation agreement

The City of Trail’s Recreation Negotiating Committee and the Beaver Valley Parks and Recreation Committee (BV Rec) have reached a five-year recreation agreement, effective Nov. 1, 2016. BV Rec will contribute $125,000 annually to allow Beaver Valley (BV) residents to utilize Trail Parks and Recreation facilities, programs and services for the lower-tiered fees outlined in the City’s Trail Resident Program (TRP).

Japanese visitors honour Doukhobor community for past kindness

JJ Verigin and George Takashima, photo by Lisa Poznikoff

Pastor Dr George Takashima from Lethbridge, Alberta, has been bringing tour groups to Castlegar to take in the history of the Doukhobors at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre for a number of years now. This year he came with a request to make a presentation to the Doukhobor people so a somewhat impromptu event was pulled together.

The Best of Fringe Fest -- at the Bailey Theatre

Mike Delamont

What do drag queens, puppets, film noir, comedy and ukuleles have in common?  They are all a part of the upcoming E2 Series at The Bailey Theatre!

If you fancy a night out at The Edmonton Fringe Festival, then consider a series pass right here in your own neighbourhood. E2, which stands for Experiments in Entertainment could be called “The best of the Fringe” this year as the 4 shows booked for this season’s Muriel Griffiths Room series are repeated sell outs across Canada.

Parade of Programs highlights local opportunities for you and yours - plus free skate with the Rebels and Saints!

Parade of Programs highlights local opportunities for you and yours - plus free skate with the Rebels and Saints!

Tonight’s a big night for anyone looking to see what Castlegar has to offer for community services, kids sports, recreation, learning opportunities and activities, not to mention adult volunteer and recreation opportunities, as dozens of local clubs, organizations, sports teams and more converge on the Castlegar Complex for the Eighth Annual Parade of Programs between 5 and 7:30 p.m.

With Come Find Me, Castlegar’s Country Music Darling Lisa Nicole Finds Growth and Success Through Happiness and Heartbreak

With Come Find Me, Castlegar’s Country Music Darling Lisa Nicole Finds Growth and Success Through Happiness and Heartbreak

Award-winning Castlegar country music artist Lisa Nicole is excited to announce the release of her new EP - Come Find Me - available Sept. 6 on iTunes and LisaNicoleMusic.com.

The release will also serve as the kick-off to a fall tour of the same name across Canada in support of the new EP, culminating in her EP release party in Castlegar on Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. at The Element Club Bar and Grill. 

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