Arts and Culture

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.

COLUMN: Homelessness in a Neighbouring City

COLUMN:  Homelessness in a Neighbouring City

Nelson's Report on Homelessness

This column is narrowly focussed on a social problem in Nelson, but despite that, I am sure the issues are of interest to readers anywhere in Canada.

Nelson's Committee on Homelessness has released its eighth annual report card on the issue of homeless citizens. It explains some background. You can find it at http://nelsoncares.ca/8th-annual-report-homelessness-nelson/

The signs of deterioration

The Dead South at the Flying Steamshovel

The Dead South at the Flying Steamshovel

Canadian bluegrass powerhouse band, The Dead South, has a fine sound and will be at Rossland's Flying Steamshovel on July 21. Voted 2015’s “Best Band” in Prairie Dog Magazine’s “Best of Regina”, The Dead South will be embarking on an extensive Canadian tour starting July 15th in Calgary.

Music in the Park at Gyro

Music in the Park at Gyro

Let's all play a bit of weather roulette -- Rosslanders can head down the hill after Rossland's Mountain Market on Thursdays, weather permitting, to enjoy Kootenay Savings' Music in the Park.  Take a lawn chair to sit on, and a tooney (or more) to donate for the good times, and settle yourself in comfort at Gyro Park.

Here are the shows happening on July 19 and 26, and what the Trail  Arts Council has to say about them:

July 19th- Kootenays Savings Music In The Park presents: THE YOUNG'UNS:

Gold Fever Follies 2016 -- More Fun and Laughter

Gold Fever Follies 2016 -- More Fun and Laughter

Feeling stressed?   Is the world too much with you?  Some laughter would help.  Let down your hair, if you have any, and go see the 2016 version of the Gold Fever Follies, at the old Bank of Montreal building on the corner of Columba and Washington.

Opening night  was delightful.  The talented and energetic Follies cast and crew put on a flamboyant, funny, action-packed, colourful and lively show.

Bits and Pieces: Dealing with Reality

Bits and Pieces:  Dealing with Reality

Missing Magnetism

Watching, listening, net-surfing, one experiences “the news” and wonders – is there a deeper story that connects all the dots?

Gold Fever Follies 2016: Come Early, Seating Will be Limited

Photo by Dave Cornelius, from last year's show.

The Gold Fever Follies will be an attraction again this summer of 2016, even though the MIners Uniion Hall is not available as a venue while renovations are under way.   The new location will have limited seating, so come to a show during July when attendance has historically been a bit lighter.  

The show will go on at the old Bank of Montreal building, now the Rossland Gallery.  Only about 60 seats will fit there.  

30 Days of Sunshine Book Tour comes to West Kootenay

30 Days of Sunshine Book Tour comes to West Kootenay

Sunshine Coast author Mark Cameron is loading up the family camper van for 30 Days of Sunshine, his inaugural BC Book Tour.

This promotional tour for Cameron’s debut novel, Goodnight Sunshine, will have his family of four exploring the southern half of British Columbia in their 19-foot camper van, stopping along the way to engage with readers at a variety of libraries, farmers’ markets and bookstores.

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