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Kootenay memoir wins historical book award

Heritage House is proud to announce Galena Bay Odyssey: Reflectionsfrom a Hippie Homesteader has received a 2024 Historical Writing Award, presented by the British Columbia Historical Federation. On Saturday, May 4, the recipients were announced and acknowledged at the BC Historical Federation’s annual conference and awards dinner, held this year in Chilliwack. Author Ellen Schwartz […]

Pool Hours Set to Increase at RDCK Facilities

The Castlegar, Creston and Nelson Community Complexes will be offering increased hours of operation for their aquatic centres. The expanded hours of operation will begin at the Castlegar and District Community Complex on April 14 and at the Creston and Nelson Community Complexes on April 21. “We are happy to announce, that we can now […]

Selkirk College Nursing Program's RIce and Beans Dinner is back!

Who? Selkirk College’s International Community Health Nursing Program in Guatemala What?  Rice and Beans Fundraising Dinner When? Friday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. Where? St. Rita’s Parish 513–7 Ave in Castlegar This May, a group of three senior Selkirk College nursing students will be participating in a four-week international community health nursing practice experience in […]

Winner of Great Canadian Baking Show comes to the Kootenay Gallery

The Kootenay Gallery is thrilled to showcase the ephemeral and delicious art of cake decorating by hosting the winner of this past season’s Great Canadian Baking Show, Loïc Fauteux-Goulet, to the Gallery on Sunday, May 5. Mr. Fauteux-Goulet will provide a demonstration of both 2D and 3D cake decorating techniques for creating beautiful floral designs […]

Bellamy Brothers w/ Son of John - The Bailey

The Legendary Bellamy Brothers bring their Love Still Flows  Western Canadian Tour to The Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail, B.C.  Apr.30, 2024, wirh special Guests from Castlegar. B.C. Multi B.C.C.M.A. Nominee’s Son of John.  www.sonofjohnmusic.com The Brothers David and Howard garner 10 No.1 Hit’s and 25 Top.10 singles like Hippie Song, Let Your Love Flow and […]

Kootenay Gallery of Art announces first exhibits of 2024 season

The Kootenay Gallery of Art is pleased to announce the launch of its 2024 exhibit season with two shows by artists, Sylvie Roussel-Janssens and Gloria Mok. MEND Mend is the title for Sylvie Roussel-Janssens’s exhibition project at the Kootenay Gallery in the West gallery. Ms. Roussel-Janssens’s sustainable art practice in sculpture melds embroidery and environmental […]

February is full of exciting entertainment for everyone at The Bailey

Trail & District Arts Council has a busy February ahead at The Bailey Theatre with music shows featuring classical music, jazz and bluegrass, and dance performances from ballet to an exciting children’s show. The classical season ends in style on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 pm, with an intimate performance by award-winning concert duo, pianist […]

Epic Canadian Winter Music Festival Forcasted for Rossland

Prepare for a sonic tempest to sweep through Rossland, BC, as Blizzard Music Festival returns to the alpine city. The quintessential Canadian music extravaganza will span four days, from Jan. 25 to 28, 2024, and align with the Rossland Winter Carnival, promising a thrilling lineup of diverse artists. The annual winter music throwdown has carved […]

Grant Application Process for CBT ReDi Grants opens Jan. 3

Effective Jan. 3, 2024, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will accept grant applications for the Columbia Basin Trust Resident Directed Grants (ReDi). The program supports local projects that provide additional value to Basin communities. ReDi Grants are intended to be flexible and incorporate community-based funding decisions. Program funds are distributed annually to the […]

MLAs Anderson and Conroy say grants will support local arts and extracurricular activities in the Kootenays

New Democrat MLAs Brittny Anderson and Katrine Conroy say local organizations and parent advisory councils will be able to support young artists and extracurricular activities thanks to over $500,000 in Community Gaming Grant funding. “People benefit tremendously from our local arts, culture and heritage organizations as well as the parent advisory councils,” said Brittny Anderson, […]
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