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By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Oct 14 2010
A stroll through the latest art exhibit to open at the Grand Forks Art Gallery is both educational and exotic. The traditional Tibetan art by Choegyal Rinpoche depicts Tibetan life from sketches to full colour paintings. Some of the works are strictly spiritual renditions, but most are of the day-to-day life of a Tibetan.
The 60 Tibetan Pearls exhibit is truly a...
By Contributor On on Thursday Oct 14 2010

Next Friday, Oct. 22 marks the beginning of Boundary District Arts Council’s Performance 2010-2011 concert series, as Ballet Kelowna dances its new fall offering, Aspects of Love. This dance company first graced the Grand Forks stage in 2006.

What in 2002 seemed like a pipe dream has blossomed into a “Made in Kelowna” boutique dance company that is gaining attention across B....

By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Oct 07 2010
Three bands in four nights in Vancouver is not uncommon for a city bursting with music. Last week Primus, The Flaming Lips, and Arcade Fire took the city by storm in three extremely different musical scenes.
Primus brought their Oddity Faire to the PNE Forum on Saturday, Sept. 25 along with back up bands Portugal, the Man, and Split Lip Rayfield.
By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Oct 07 2010
Quilters from around the Boundary and Kootenays spent five days of creativity under the instruction of Austrialia’s Gloria Loughman in Grand Forks this week. With 25 students taking advantage of the opportunity to take two different classes – multiple images within a landscape quilt and light up your landscape - Loughman shared her unique styles of fabric art. 
By Contributor On on Monday Oct 04 2010

The winners of The Land Conservancy of BC’s Culture of Conservation Awards were announced on Saturday, September 25 during the land trust’s Annual General Meeting. While TLC works to protect properties of natural, agricultural, and cultural importance across the province, the organization is as much about people as it is places.
For the second year, these...
By Contributor On on Sunday Sep 26 2010
If you enjoy art, culture and history then visit the 60 Tibetan Pearls exhibit at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks between Nov. 5 and Dec. 24. This is a unique collection of paintings by a Tibetan monk that reflects on over thirty years of his life. 
This exhibit displays artist Choegyal Rinpoche's painted memories of Tibet during his youth visiting nomadic families in yak hair...
By Boundary Sentinel On on Monday Sep 20 2010

The 65th annual Rock Creek Fall Fair saw thousands of visitors despite the grumpy weather over the weekend. From animal husbandry exhibitions to rodeo events, entertainment, fair rides, and vendors there was a full slate of activities over the two-day event.

Puruse the images of the fair for a taste of the busy weekend.

Click on the photos to enlarge!

By Contributor On on Sunday Sep 19 2010

Music has been a substantial part of Garnet Rogers’s life from his earliest days. In a darkened bedroom, lit only by the amber glow from an old floor model radio, two young brothers aged six and 12 lay in their beds, listening to the country music broadcasts from the Grand Ol’ Opry, and practiced their...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Sep 15 2010

Boundary District Arts Council is busy once again in arranging an excellent and varied season of  professional, musical entertainment. Performance 2010-2011 promises to be another great season of memorable concerts.

Friday, October 22, 2010 — Ballet Kelowna – Kelowna’s own boutique dance company is gaining attention across BC and on the national level with its signature brand...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Sunday Sep 12 2010

You don't have to travel 1,900 kilometres and cross the Garlic Wall in eastern Saskatchewan to get your fill of garlic this weekend.

In less than 90 minutes of slope-style driving up the Slocan Valley you can be in New Denver, amidst thousands of garlic lovers and admirers, reveling in the heady aroma of the herb at the 18th annual Hills Garlic Festival on Sunday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in...