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Bikes not Pipes Kootenays Rides Again

Bikes not Pipes Kootenays Rides Again

The Bikes Not Pipes Kootenay bike tour is happening for the 4th straight year. It’s a promotional ride for active transportation and a future less dependent on fossil fuels. We ride from Nelson to Winlaw Thursday, on to New Denver Friday, over to Kaslo Saturday, and back to Nelson on Sunday.

Everyone is welcome to ride with us for all or part of the journey. We plan to have some stop overs en route to engage with school students to share our message and   have some fun  learning about ecological footprint together.

Deadline nears for writing feedback at fourth Convergence Writers Weekend in New Denver

Deadline nears for writing feedback at fourth Convergence Writers Weekend in New Denver

The deadline is fast approaching for the chance to have your imaginative writing responded to by one of Canada’s best known activist authors at the 4th annual Convergence Writers’ Weekend in New Denver, B.C. 

 “May 19 is the deadline for anybody wishing personal feedback on their writing from invited presenter Gary Geddes,” said Convergence Writers’ Weekend co-ordinator Nadine Stefan. “Spaces are limited to 25, and we’re half full already.”

Selkirk College’s Digital Arts & New Media Program Year-End Show a Visual Feast

Selkirk College’s Digital Arts & New Media Program Year-End Show a Visual Feast

Cutting edge design, art, illustration and ideas will be on display when the Selkirk College Digital Arts & New Media Program (DANM) presents its year-end student show April 21 at Nelson's Mary Hall on the Tenth Street Campus.

The annual showcase is a feast for the eyes featuring students’ photographs, digital and traditional art, film, animation, 3D work, and web design. There will be an interactive space featuring digital illustrators working on Cintiq tablets, a green screen, and 3D printing technology.

Calling all camera buffs to the WKCC Photo Contest

Calling all camera buffs to the WKCC Photo Contest

The West Kootenay Camera Club is rolling out the red carpet to all photographers to enter the 27th annual Photo Show June 2-10 at the Kootenay Gallery of the Art in Castlegar.

The club welcomes photographers to compete in one of nine categories — wildlife, nature, human interest, creative images, flowers-plants or fruit, portrait, architecture, landscape or open.

Salmo Dinner Jacket Fundraiser

Salmo Dinner Jacket Fundraiser

Everyone knows about the Salmo Dinner Jacket.

Now the public can enjoy an evening as the Salmo Ski Team Snow Ghosts hosts the Salmo Dinner Jacket Night 2017 Fundraiser Saturday (April 22) in the Village of Salmo.

The evening features Jason Thomas & One Man Band & Kolar.

The event, beginning at 7 p.m. kin the SVYCC at 206 7th Street in Salmo, is an opportunity for the public to display its finest Salmo Dinner Jacket.

For more information contact salmoskiracers.ca

 

Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series presents Nomad Jones

Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series presents Nomad Jones

The Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series is proud to present its final concert for the 2016-2017 season, Nomad Jones, Saturday (April 22) at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Saviour’s Pro Cathedral (Silica & Ward).

Local banjo legend Craig Korth brings Western Canada’s hottest new bluegrass band to Nelson. Along with Craig, the band also features Bill Humby on guitar and vocals, Miles Zurawell on dobro, Byron Myhre on fiddle, and Nico Humby on bass.

Shay Kuebler’s 'Glory' comes to Capitol Theatre

Shay Kuebler’s 'Glory' comes to Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre is making is final show of the season a memorable one to attend as Shay Kuebler’s contemporary dancetroupe Radical System Art makes its return to Nelson Friday (April 7) at 8 p.m.

This is the final and most anticipated show of the Capitol Theatre’s season.

Kuebler performed Karoshi here three years ago; a physical, gravity-defying performance by an all-male troupe.

On Friday he is here with a mixed-gender group of six bold and dynamic performers with Glory.

Rock Clubs host Kootenay Gem Mineral & Fossil Show

Rock Clubs host Kootenay Gem Mineral & Fossil Show

The Kokanee and Selkirk Rock Clubs are once again hosting the annual Kootenay Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show in Castlegar. 

The dates for this year’s show are June 3-4 during Sunfest Weekend at the Castlegar and District Community Complex in the Sunflower City.

Organizers are anticipating a great show with even more vendors than previous events.

Selkirk College Grads Embody Homegrown Philosophy at Lōkel Hair Studio

Selkirk College Grads Embody Homegrown Philosophy at Lōkel Hair Studio

The owners of Nelson’s chic Lōkel Hair Studio personify their namesake. It doesn’t get much more local than the duo Ashely Simon and Michelle Devine. They were locally born and raised, locally schooled and are now local business owners.

“We’re local to Nelson. Our families are local to Nelson. Our learning is local to Nelson,” says Simon.

Selkirk College Hairstylist program offered Simon and Devine a chance to build on a dream right in their own community. It’s a foundation that’s taken them far without leaving home.

Two local educators earn CBEEN awards

Two local educators earn CBEEN awards

The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2017 Awards of Environmental Education Excellence.

Dr. Mel Reasoner of Nelson, Linda Out of Winlaw, Sarah Beckett of Golden, Janette Vickers, Revelstoke, Patty Kolesnichenko of Kimberley and Andrea Chapman of Kimberley demonstrated excellence in encouraging stewardship and sustainability through environmental education in the Canadian Columbia Basin.

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