Arts and Culture

Spring Farm Fair fast approaching

The Spring Farm Fair will feature two free petting zoos, free horse-drawn carraige rides, free admission and so much more.

We are hosting our Third Annual Spring Farm Fair on May 14 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Grounds in Robson. Spring Farm Fair is associated with the Annual Pass Creek Fall Fair, which informs and educates the public regarding the importance of the Agricultural Industry and the positive impact to the economy of B.C.

Spring Fling is finally here!

Spring Fling is finally here!

Spring hasn't officially arrived in Castlegar until you get to Fling it – and that day is finally here!

Saturday will see the 11th Annual Spring Fling Festival, with tons of entertainment, vendors, food and fun, as well as the classic car show and the famous three-on-three street hockey tourneys, this year expanded to include more age categories.

CALLING ALL YOUTH FILM-MAKERS

CALLING ALL YOUTH FILM-MAKERS

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) and Rossland Youth Action (YAN) will be presenting the U19 Film Showcase on Thursday, May 5. We are calling for film submissions from youth!

Brain Exercise: RED Talks on April 29

Last Year's RED Talks Speaker, Hannah Klem, in action

It's for sharing ideas, talent, and skills.  Attend RED Talks at Rossland's Old Firehall on April 29th, and  we can enjoy an event planned by Rossland's youth and designed for the whole community.  Rossland's Seven Summits Centre for Learning and the Rossland Youth Action Network (YAN) are hosting the third annual Red Talks.

This year's theme is "Giving Back."

Lots to do to Celebrate Earth Day

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Rosslanders can celebrate Earth Day all week by participating in fun, family oriented activities organized by local community groups and co-ordinated by the Sustainability Commission.   This year,  celebrations include the annual Rossland Real Foods Chicken and Compost Crawl,  a special Shop Local, Eat Local  themed Rossland Mountain Market,  a Pitch In community litter clean-up,  free kids activities at the Museum and Library, the return of the Centennial Trail Doggie Doo Waa and the launch of a

Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra coming to Nelson in May

The Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra, wrapping up its wraps up its 30th Anniversary Season and loaded with talent, is coming to perform in the area in May.

Nelson is about to get a taste of a live orchestra performance when the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra performs at the L.V. Rogers Secondary School Gymnasium (Friday) May 6.

The evening, beginning at 7:30 p.m., also features the Trafalgar and LVR Concert bands playing with the GVYO. 

"This is an important fund-raising opportunity for the LVR and Trafalgar Bands," a spokesperson said.

Kootenay Festival of the Arts Week Two showcases Strings, Vocals and Piano

Violinist Fiona Burkholder, New Denver, is one of the hundred participants performing this week in the Kootenay Festival of the Arts. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts resumed for its second week of competition with Strings, Vocals and Piano taking over at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral, Bethel Christian Centre and Nelson United Church, respectively.

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts, opening with dance two weeks ago, showcases than 400 performers between five and 69 years of age from throughout the West Kootenay, including Cranbook, Trail, Castlegar, New Denver and Nelson performing in front of adjudicators.

Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series presents the Crow-Wan Violin Duo

Andrew Wan is half of the Crow-Wan Violin Duo. — Submitted photo

For its fifth concert of the season, the Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series is proud to present the Crow-Wan Violin Duo Sunday (April 17) at 7:30 p.m. St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral (Silica & Ward) in Nelson.

The concertmasters of Canada’s finest symphony orchestras join forces to tell the story of the violin duet from the Baroque to the present day.

Good things come to those who wait —Nelsonite Shawn Morris part of WSSF State of Art

Nelsonite Shawn Morris is in Whistler preparing for a show of a lifetime. — Submitted

Sometimes when it rains, it pours.

However, Nelsonite Shawn Morris wouldn’t have it any other way.

Freshly back in his native province after living a few years in a place he calls “Onterrible” the 40-something contemporary artist; photographer and writer landed one of the premiere events at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival — State of the Art.

Clay-Z! Claymation Workshop with YAN

Clay-Z!  Claymation Workshop with YAN

On Saturday, April 9 youth will get a chance to learn the art of Claymation at a workshop presented by Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) and the Rossland Youth Action Network (YAN). The workshop will be taught by Shelley Painter and will take place at the YAN Space, 2076 Columbia Ave. in Rossland, from 1:00pm-5:00pm.

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