Arts and Culture


Captain Skip Rowland

Champagne corks popped and locals raised their glasses of fizz to toast Captain Skip Rowland and his recently published book No Return Ticket, "A True Yarn of 20th Century Adventure at Sea."  The Rossland Writers' Group hosted a small gathering at the Seniors' Hall to celebrate the author and hear him read from the book on Wednesday, November 2. 

Calling All Local Sculptors -- Design a New Public Sculpture for Rossland

Rusty the Horse, one of Rossland's current sculptures.  RCAC is now calling for submissions for a new sculpture.

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture wants to commission a new sculpture to be installed in front of the newly renovated  Miners Union Hall, and has issued a call for submissions to all local artists.

Rossland Museum Director to serve on BC Museum Association Council

Joelle Hodgins, Director of Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre

Joelle Hodgins, Director of the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre, has been elected to serve on the  British Columbia Museums Association Council. 

She is one of six new members of the Council, along with Jodi Simpkin, executive director of Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre; Catherine Ouellet-Martin, administrative manager of the Beaty Museum of Biological Diversity; Kit Grauer, UBC Professor Emerita; Daniel Smith, vice-president of the board of the Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre; and lawyer Danielle Lemon.

Rossland Event 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.

RSEA Taking a More Active Role; Come to the AGM on Tuesday, October 25

The new bridge at the Jubilee Wetland was a recent project of the Rossland Society for Environmental Action (RSEA). Many animals and plants have inhabited this newly restored wetland creating a thriving ecosystem that also serves as an outdoor classroom for students and teachers.

Are you interested to learn about environmental activities and projects happening in Rossland and how you can get involved?  Come to the Annual General Meeting for the Rossland Society for Environmental Action (RSEA) on Tuesday, October 25, to hear about RSEA’s recent successes,  plans for the future and to provide input on what you think are important environmental issues in our region.

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

City Announces Community Grant Application Deadline

City Announces Community Grant Application Deadline

The City of Rossland has announced that it wil accept applications for Community Grants for 2017 in both categories (Category A:  grants under $25,000, and Category B: grants over $25,000) until October 31, 2016.  Copied straight from the City website, here (below) is all the information about the granting policy, purpose, guidelines, eligibility for grants, and -- at the bottom -- a link to the application form,  just to make life easier for applicants, and more interesting for anyone else with an enquiring mind.  

Rossland Reads: Debates, Voting and Prizes

Rossland Reads:  Debates, Voting and Prizes

Seven years ago, the board of the Rossland Public Library started what has come to be a well-loved annual event: Rossland Reads.

Taking its cue from CBC’s popular Canada Reads, Rossland Reads starts with four books defended by four passionate debaters but only one can be the final "Rossland Read", the book all Rosslanders should read.

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).

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