Arts and Culture

Failed referendum sparks new approach; your input required

Failed referendum sparks new approach; your input required

Castlegar and area residents are going to get another hands-on opportunity to help shape the future of the Complex, and of local recreation in general, at a public open house slated for next week.

This, after a $25-million recreation referendum in November 2010 was overwhelmingly defeated (roughly 40 per cent of registered voters weighed in, with 20.94 per cent voting in favour and 79.06 per cent voting against).

Celebrate Poetry Month at the Kootenay Gallery

Celebrate Poetry Month at the Kootenay Gallery

Join the Kootenay Gallery in celebrating National Poetry Month with an evening of readings by two Kootenay poets. Jane Byers will be reading from her new book Acquired Community and Emily Nilsen has just launched her first book, Otolith. The event, titled Passages of Time, will be held on April 27 at 7 pm.

Trail Historical Society awarded $75,000

Trail Historical Society awarded $75,000

The Trail Historical Society is pleased to announce that is has received $75,000 through the B.C. | Canada 150:  Celebrating B.C. Communities funding stream towards heritage spaces in the Riverfront Centre.  The application, submitted in February 2017, requested funding to assist with the design and fabrication of the three exhibit galleries in the new museum. 

U19 Film Fest Submissions Open Now

U19 Film Fest Submissions Open Now

We are calling for film submissions from youth!

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) proudly presents the 10th annual West Kootenay U19 Youth Film Showcase on Thursday, May 4th, 2017, at the Rossland Summit School.

Film Screening in Rossland: A New Economy

From the documentary film "A New Economy"

 A recent documentary film, " A New Economy," explores what might happen if working together for the common good were to become the most common business model.

Can the world be saved?  Can co-operation save us? Or can global capitalism, with its dependence on the infinite exponential economic growth demanded by return on investment, continue unabated without exhausting the resources that support our economy and ending our civilization? The answer to the latter question is arguably "no."  The answer to the first question -- can co-operation save us -- may well be yes, if we can achieve a paradigm shift in values, this film suggests.

Last chance to vote for Castlegar artist in Kootenay Music Awards

Last chance to vote for Castlegar artist in Kootenay Music Awards

A well-known local artist is a contender for a Kootenay Music Award for Best Video, after releasing the video Faded Away – and your vote could be the one that helps her win!

Christina (Nina) Amelio said the Faded Away video was filmed in the Nelson Cemetery.

Call for Entry: Artists/Heritage Venues for Columbia Basin Culture Tour – Aug. 12-13

Call for Entry: Artists/Heritage Venues for Columbia Basin Culture Tour – Aug. 12-13

Call for entry: registrations are being accepted for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the Ninth Annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT), a celebration of culture taking place Aug. 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Third Annual Youth Talent Slam showing in Nelson and Trail

Bessie Wapp, Mirium Needoba, Slava Doval, Hannah Deboer, Silk Edwards, Nadine Tremblay, Bronwyn Cheyne, Ty Wright and Lucas Myers.

The Charles Bailey Theatre is set to pull back the curtains and welcome to the stage the Youth Arts Festival Third Annual Talent Slam, a display of talent chosen in auditions by youth ranging in age from 15-29, according to Miriam Needoba, director of the Oxygen Arts Centre.

She said there will be two shows – one in Nelson Feb. 23 and another in Trail on March 4.

Exhibitions explore Asian Settlement in the Kootenays

Exhibitions explore Asian Settlement in the Kootenays

The Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar opens its 2017 Exhibition Schedule with two shows that explore migration and settlement through the perspective of East Asian Canadian artists who reference the West Kootenays. Plant Memory and High Muck a Muck both open March 3 at 7 p.m. and run until April 15.

Time is running out on Kootenay Music Awards

The Kootenay Music Awards submissions are now open, until Sunday February 12, 2017.

Calling all musicans.

The Kootenay Music Awards submissions are now open, until Sunday February 12, 2017.

Awards submissions kicked off January 16 in eight exciting categories, including Artist and Album of the Year.

The Kootenay Co-Op Radio is honored and excited to be coordinating the fifth Kootenay Music Awards. 

A premier celebration of local, original music which captures the diversity, creativity and craft of musical talents found in and around the Kootenay Mountain Region.

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