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Castlegar Holiday Happenings

Castlegar Holiday Happenings

Plenty to do to celebrate the season!

Castlegar Holiday Happenings
The Playmor Junction Big Band is playing a concert series that comes to Nelson on Wednesday and South Slocan next week. Photo submitted

Concert series raising money for Kootenay school music programs

The Playmor Junction Big Band plays LVR on Wednesday and Mount Sentinel on Dec. 4

  • Nov 26, 2019
The Playmor Junction Big Band is playing a concert series that comes to Nelson on Wednesday and South Slocan next week. Photo submitted
The adult-only evening features 20 three-minute long beer commercials created by local filmmakers throughout the Basin, representing 10 breweries from Kaslo to Revelstoke, and Golden to Fernie. (Submitted photo)

Basin beer commercials on tap tonight at Trail theatre

The adults-only event in the Royal Theatre starts at 7 p.m.

The adult-only evening features 20 three-minute long beer commercials created by local filmmakers throughout the Basin, representing 10 breweries from Kaslo to Revelstoke, and Golden to Fernie. (Submitted photo)
Castlegar author looks back on life in new book

Castlegar author looks back on life in new book

Elizabeth Fleet has published a book of reminiscences with illustrations by Sandra Donohue.

Castlegar author looks back on life in new book
Blackout Summer performing at Thursday Socials in Nelson this summer.                                 Photo submitted

Castlegar teen band making the most of summer

Blackout Summer has performed at festivals and shows around the region this summer.

Blackout Summer performing at Thursday Socials in Nelson this summer.                                 Photo submitted
Scott Cook and the Second Chances will be performing in Castlegar on Friday. Photo submitted

Songwriters to perform at Castlegar Library Amphitheatre Friday

Scott Cook and the Second Chances along with Justin Farren will be performing.

  • Aug 21, 2019
Scott Cook and the Second Chances will be performing in Castlegar on Friday. Photo submitted
Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is one of the places participating in this year’s Columbia Basin Culture tour. (Nelson Road Kings 2016)

Annual Columbia Basin Culture tour coming up Aug 10 and 11

There are locations across the region participating

  • Jul 17, 2019
Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is one of the places participating in this year’s Columbia Basin Culture tour. (Nelson Road Kings 2016)
The Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival has been going on for several years. (File photo)

Gospel Music Festival comes to Castlegar

Gilles Parenteau is this year’s headline artist.

  • Jul 12, 2019
The Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival has been going on for several years. (File photo)
From Castlegar to the catwalk: local man succeeds in fashion world

From Castlegar to the catwalk: local man succeeds in fashion world

Kane Roberts says coming from a small town helps him survive in the global business

From Castlegar to the catwalk: local man succeeds in fashion world
Celebrating Castlegar’s 23rd annual Artwalk

Celebrating Castlegar’s 23rd annual Artwalk

Grand opening Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Jun 10, 2019
Celebrating Castlegar’s 23rd annual Artwalk
Hidden Hero celebration and more at the Kootenay Gallery

Hidden Hero celebration and more at the Kootenay Gallery

Organizers randomly selected 25 people to be photographed for the exhibition

  • Jun 6, 2019
Hidden Hero celebration and more at the Kootenay Gallery
Outgoing Miss Castlegar Annika Cheveldave passes the crown onto the 2019 winner, Rhyan Johnstone. Photo: John Boivin

Miss Castlegar winners ready for a year of fun, adventure and learning

Rhyan Johnstone, Luisa Glowalla crowned Castlegar royalty

Outgoing Miss Castlegar Annika Cheveldave passes the crown onto the 2019 winner, Rhyan Johnstone. Photo: John Boivin
Turning Pointe to wrap up season with final recital

Turning Pointe to wrap up season with final recital

Their final recital, titled ‘New Beginnings’, is this Friday and Saturday at the Brilliant Cultural Centre.

  • May 30, 2019
Turning Pointe to wrap up season with final recital
The Price is Right included a trip to Nelson as a prize in an episode that aired April 4. Web photo

VIDEO: Trip to Nelson featured on Price is Right

A six-night stay in Nelson was one of the show’s prizes

The Price is Right included a trip to Nelson as a prize in an episode that aired April 4. Web photo
Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)

B.C. song serenades Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry on American Idol

Vancouver Island singer-songwriter Jesse Roper calls the experience ‘pretty surreal’

Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Detail of the installation Fata Morgana by Hildur Jonasson.

Kootenay Gallery exhibition season begins March 1

The Kootenay Gallery of Art exhibition season opens with two exhibitions, both…

Detail of the installation Fata Morgana by Hildur Jonasson.
This painting Compassion by Angela Ferraro was featured on the cover of the 2018 Art Walk Brochure and is a sample of the wonderful artwork included in the annual Castlegar Art Walk.                                 Photo:                                 Photo: Angela Ferraro

Castlegar Art Walk seeks artists and venues

The 23rd Annual Castlegar Art Walk will run from June 17 to Sept. 28.

  • Feb 16, 2019
This painting Compassion by Angela Ferraro was featured on the cover of the 2018 Art Walk Brochure and is a sample of the wonderful artwork included in the annual Castlegar Art Walk.                                 Photo:                                 Photo: Angela Ferraro
Neon Clouds by Amanda McCavour.

Kootenay Gallery announces 2019 lineup

Castlegar’s art gallery will be showcasing a variety of artists this year.

  • Feb 16, 2019
Neon Clouds by Amanda McCavour.
Trail musician on national stage next week

Trail musician on national stage next week

Amber J will appear in the second season of CTV’s “The Launch” on Wed, Jan. 30

Trail musician on national stage next week
Thomas Nowaczynski. Photo: Fred Rosenberg

Why film photography is less work (and more fun) than digital

A conversation with Nelson photographers Fred Rosenberg and Thomas Nowaczynski

Thomas Nowaczynski. Photo: Fred Rosenberg