Arts and Culture

Trail/Beaver Valley agree to two-month extension of recreation agreement

Trail/Beaver Valley agree to two-month extension of recreation agreement

The City of Trail’s Recreation Agreement Negotiating Committee and the Beaver Valley Parks Recreation Committee (BV Rec) recently met to discuss the renewal of the one-year Recreation Funding Agreement that expires at the end of August 2016.

Allan Markin, Doukhobor singer-songwriter, releases new album.

The songs have a strong ethnic Doukhobor/Russian flavor, with rich professional orchestration. — Submitted photo

Allan “Dr Eclectic” Markin has recently released his new folk-roots album Places: Songs of Toil and Peaceful Life, consisting of 12 original compositions that explore important events in Doukhobor history, as well as salient elements of their life concept.

“The album was inspired by my desire to better understand my own Doukhobor heritage,” said Markin, “and to make the Doukhobor story more accessible to Doukhobors and nonDoukhobors.

This is why I chose to write all the songs in English.” 

Thought-provoking Workshop to Generate Ideas

Thought-provoking Workshop to Generate Ideas

Do you roll your eyes at the word "sustainability" and scoff at concerns about food security? Well, how much of the world's news have you been reading -- or do you stick to celebrity gossip and animal photos so as not to become too depressed about bombings, weird extreme weather and famine in distant places, or about political trends and weird extreme weather in not-so-distant places?   

A workshop on September 14-16 at The Seven Summits Centre for Learning will expose participants to ideas that will be well-known to some, but perhaps brand-new to others.

COLUMN: On Inequality and Hierarchy

COLUMN:  On Inequality and Hierarchy

We deserve equal rights, though we are not equally-talented beings

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…”

I think very few readers cannot identify this ringing phrase from the American Declaration of Independence, composed by Thomas Jefferson. Canadians are as much a part of the cultural consciousness which produced this ideology as Americans are, and we too accept the self-evident truth of human rights.

BOOK REVIEW: 'My Brother's Basement -- Stories and Interludes' by Joy Huebert

BOOK REVIEW:  'My Brother's Basement -- Stories and Interludes' by Joy Huebert

It arrived in the mail, an envelope containing a slim volume, from a former Rossland resident who moved to Victoria a few years ago.  I wasn't expecting much, really.  Pinching the book between thumb and forefinger, I was fully prepared to be underwhelmed.

Basin communities get huge boost for arts, culture and heritage projects

Pamela Nagley Stevenson's recent exhibit at the Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar.

Over 160 arts, culture and heritage projects—including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour—have received a total of $706,000 in funding support for the 2016–2017 season through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust.

Still time to enter BC SPCA Wildlife in Focus photo contest

Hello, by Paul Cowhig, is currently the most-voted-for entry.

Hit us with your best shot! The BC SPCA’s eighth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest, featuring a new platform and a brand-new look, is open for entries. Each year, participating photographers go wild to capture the best of British Columbia’s wildlife through the lens, but you don’t have to be a photographer to support them – with the introduction of a new People’s Choice Award, you can cast your ballot by donating to vote.

Salmo announces winner of photo contest

Salmo announces winner of photo contest

The results of Salmo’s Lifestyle Photo Contest are in. There were 40 qualifying submissions and more than 2,200 votes cast. The winner receives a $300 community gift basket which includes an “official” Salmo Dinner Jacket (SDJ), $150 in Salmo dollars to be spent at participating local retailers and more. The initiative is part of the “Sustainable Salmo” public consultation & asset mapping process to vision and ultimately rewrite the community’s Official Community Plan, hybridized with an integrated community sustainability plan.

Columbia Basin Culture Tour - a free opportunity to see our area's spectacular cultural offerings

Slip Bucket Designs - Lisa Christie

Taking place Aug. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event. Travel to studios and archives that aren't normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes. To participate in the tour, simply grab a map, your Culture Tour Directory and go!

PIGS – Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute coming to Nelson's Capitol Theatre

The members of PIGS – Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute are going to rock the Capitol Theatre Friday, August 5. — Submitted photo

Pigs will most likely fly before the English rock band Pink Floyd returns to the stage to perform their progressive and psychedelic music in front of fans.

However, right here in beautiful downtown Nelson, at the unique Capitol Theatre, PIGS – Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute band will give Floydsters a taste of Roger Waters, Nick Mason & Company on Friday, August 5 at 8 p.m.

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