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By Contributor On on Wednesday May 25 2022

The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is delighted to announce the launch of the VIFF Pop-Up Festival.

This new initiative delivers festival favorites to audiences across British Columbia, with the inaugural events taking place in partnership with the Kamloops Film Society at the Paramount Theatre (May 20-21) and Nelson Civic Theatre (May 27–31).

"The Paramount Theatre...

By City of Trail On on Wednesday May 18 2022

Live History is a traveling, immersive theatre troupe that performs in Canada, Bermuda, UK, Republic of Ireland, US, Australia and New Zealand.

By Sarah Lord On on Thursday Apr 28 2022

Bernie Mitchell knew right away that he wanted to buy an old church in Trail.

At first, his partner, Krista Humphrey, was daunted by the massive renovation of the church property; part of the building had been completely decommissioned and had no water or electricity. But Humphrey eventually fell in love with the building too.

“It was awesome. It had been a Catholic church...

By Rossland Telegraph On on Tuesday Apr 26 2022

To raise awareness for National Hospice Month in May and to support all the work that The Greater Trail Hospice Society and its volunteers do for individuals and families in the local area, classical music enthusiasts are set to enjoy a fundraising concert in downtown Trail with accomplished local musician Carolyn Cameron.  

The session for Bach, Mozart and Mussorgsky Aficionados will...

By Bob Hall On on Sunday Apr 10 2022

Students in Selkirk College’s SOAR Program enjoyed a virtual visit with award-winning Canadian musician Serena Ryder where she introduced her house plants and pets, chatted about the healing power of song and graciously answered questions.

The Steps to Opportunities, Academics & Readiness (SOAR) Program includes hands-on, experiential education designed to prepare students for...

By Katrine Conroy On on Friday Apr 01 2022

 New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy says strengthened support from the BC NDP government will help local artists and art organizations in the West Kootenays recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

“We are so fortunate to have arts organizations in our communities that do the incredible work they do,” said MLA Conroy. “COVID-19 was a challenge for everyone, especially those in the arts...

By Bob Hall On on Wednesday Mar 09 2022

Selkirk College is amped to be once again sharing live music with the community when it welcomes The Slocan Ramblers on March 22 for the first full concert at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall in more than two years.

After the necessary two-year pandemic pause, instructors in the Contemporary Music & Technology Program have invited the Toronto-based bluegrass group to spend...

By Contributor On on Friday Mar 04 2022

On Tuesday, March 15 Percussiano 3 brings together the two hands of percussionist Rod Thomas Squance and the four hands of Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann to perform at the Bailey Theatre in the last Performing Arts Trail show this season.

With their dazzling array of instruments and brilliant display of virtuosity, Percussiano3 deliver all of...

By CBT On on Tuesday Mar 01 2022

Call for entry: registration is now open for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the 14th annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT), a celebration of culture taking place August 6 & 7, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The CBCT is a self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage offered at no charge to the general public. “Arts” includes visual, written,...

By City of Trail On on Tuesday Feb 01 2022

The City of Trail’s Silver City Days planning committee has made the decision to cancel the 2022 festival due to ongoing pandemic restrictions.

“The decision did not come easy to the committee,” said Mayor Lisa Pasin. “Silver City Days is a multi-day event with many moving parts. Although there are some outdoor events that could occur with the current restrictions,...