‘Caravan of Stars’ rolls into Trail on Saturday

Events include Ed Sullivan Caravan of Stars, Pink Ribbons, A Way to See and more.

Our new online calendar is ready for use. The new calendar requires no login or password, and the form to submit an item is easy to use. You can designate where you wish the calendar item to appear within the Black Press B.C. family of websites. It’s free, of course. There’s even a spot for an image, say a rehearsal photo from a high school play.


• The “Ed Sullivan Caravan of Stars” presents the ultimate rock’n’roll tribute with Lance Lipinsky as Jerry Lee Lewis, Garry Moore as Little Richard, Donny Edwards and Greg Miller as the young and older 70’s Elvis, with Jeff Scott as Buddy Holly, Bernie Jessom as Roy Orbison and much more. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Charles Bailey, tickets available at box office, $39.75.


• Sunday Cinema features “Pink Ribbons,” a documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer has been obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success. Sunday, 5 p.m. at the Royal Theatre. Admission $9.


• The VISAC Gallery presents “A Way to See,” a photo exhibition by accomplished photographer Ursula Albresch, and what she best describes as “photo-impressionsim.” The show runs Monday to Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Thursday-Friday, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. until April 4.


• Get active support the Digital Mammography at KBRH Foundation,  at the Zumbathon charity event Apr. 14 at the Cominco gym. Register at the Waneta Plaza centre court on Saturday, organize a team or come as you are. Call 364-3424 for more info.


• The Fruitvale Senior Citizens Branch 44 will host their Spring Tea at the Beaver Valley Manor in Fruitvale, Saturday from noon – 2 p.m. Bake table, white elephant sale and door prizes. Admission $3, everyone welcome.

St. Andrew’s United Church in Rossland is holding their Spring Supper. Ticket available at the door: $15 for adults, $12 for children 6-12 years, under 6 free. Saturday from 5-7 p.m.

• The Lenten Luncheon Series “Spiritual or Religious?” continues with special guest Rev. Keith Simmonds from the United Church. The discussion starts Thursday at noon at the Trail United Church. Bring a lunch, refreshments provided.

•“Swing into Spring with Horses and Courses” presented by the West Kootenay Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen Society of B.C. Saturday, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. at the Warfield Community Hall. A one-day educational symposium featuring four guest instructors and a range of topics related to horses, our Kootenay wilderness and back-country riding. For more info email laurie.merlo@gmail.com.

• “The Gathering” presented by Salomon returns to Red Mountain this weekend. The Gathering is back for its fourth year, a celebration of mountain culture featuring film and video presentations by special guest photographers, filmmakers and pro athletes at western Canada’s original ski area. Parties, live entertainment and lots of shredding are also part of the bill. Come join us at RED for one of the best events of the winter. For more info call Red Mountain Resort at 1-800-663-0105.

• The Rock Cut Neighbourhood Pub is preparing for “Spring Fling.” The Rock Cut staff along with Canadian Cancer Society volunteers Deborah Shergold and Dorothy Northrup invite you out Wednesday to enjoy a burger, fries and a beer plus live entertainment, door prizes and activities all for a mere $15. Proceeds benefit the Canadian Cancer Society Support Services. For tickets and info contact 364-0403 or 362-9649.

• “Bhutan Buddies,” are back by popular demand. This event will transport you to the magical Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan for 45 minutes. Six Rosslanders made the incredible journey last fall and want to share the experience again. Donations will be split between three worthy causes: Helping the “small monks” we met on the trip, helping the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees raise money to resettle two Burmese families in Rossland and to support the Rouge Gallery. Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Rouge.

• Trail Middle School students in the KCLC woodwork programs have fabricated a number of cedar garden boxes.  The attractive boxes along with sawhorses and Adirondack chairs are for sale to the public. Help keep the program going and add some charm to your garden or deck – call 231-6979 for more info.

• The Trail Middle School are looking for interested parties to help start and maintain a Community Garden at the school.  Residents will work with the students in cultivating a healthy, productive and fun project for the community, call 231-6979 for more info.


• The Warfield Recreation Commission is hosting their Annual Easter Egg Hunt for children 0-12 years old. Come join us Mar. 31 for lots of Fun, games, and activities while you wait your turn to go out and hunt for those hidden goodies. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the community hall and park.

Trail FAIR Society’s “Boy’s Connect” program invites residents to the Cominco gym Apr. 4 to engage local organizations and companies about accessing their funding resources. It is a chance to meet with people in the community doing wonderful work mentoring and connecting the next generation. Join in the discussion of what we can do, as citizens, to further enhance our community and the children who call it home. 3-5 p.m. Please RSVP at childrenssupport2@trailfair.ca or call 364-2326 ext 226.

• The Greater Trail Chamber of Commerce invites members and non-members to its AGM Gala, Mar. 30 at the Riverbelle. Enjoy dinner, dancing, wine-cellar draws and a frame yourself fundraiser. $35 or $60 per couple. Cocktails at 5 p.m.

Just Posted

Protestors blocking Columbia Avenue Saturday evening. Photo: Betsy Kline
Old growth protesters begin 24-hour blockade of Castlegar’s main street

Members of Extinction Rebellion plan to stay overnight

Forty sled dogs were seized by the BC SPCA from a Salmo kennel in February. A recent ruling has decided the dogs won’t be returned. Photo: Gounsil/Flickr
BC Farm Industry Review Board rules against Salmo kennel after 40 sled dogs seized

Spirit of the North Kennels was also ordered to pay BC SPCA $64,000

Residents line up outside the Vernon Recreation Complex for their COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, June 5. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
No appointments necessary for first dose COVID-19 vaccine: Interior Health

People can just show up at clinics, register on the spot and get the shot

SD20 now has an electric bus. Photo: Submitted
Kootenay-Columbia School District 20 adds electric bus to fleet

Bus will be incorporated into Castlegar route for next school year

Painting by Dave Davies from Shaver’s Bench facing Teck Trail.
Happy 120th Birthday to the City of Trail!

The town of Trail Creek- or Trail Creek Landing - was incorporated as a city on June 14, 1901.

At an outdoor drive-in convocation ceremony, Mount Royal University bestows an honorary Doctor of Laws on Blackfoot Elder and residential school survivor Clarence Wolfleg in Calgary on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
‘You didn’t get the best of me’: Residential school survivor gets honorary doctorate

Clarence Wolfleg receives honorary doctorate from Mount Royal University, the highest honour the school gives out

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: B.C. family finds ‘perfect’ puppy with limb difference for 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy has special bond with Lucky the puppy who was also born with limb difference

A million-dollar ticket was sold to an individual in Vernon from the Lotto Max draw Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lottery ticket worth $1 million sold in Vernon

One lucky individual holds one of 20 tickets worth $1 million from Friday’s Lotto Max draw

“65 years, I’ve carried the stories in my mind and live it every day,” says Jack Kruger. (Athena Bonneau)
‘Maybe this time they will listen’: Survivor shares stories from B.C. residential school

Jack Kruger, living in Syilx territory, wasn’t surprised by news of 215 children’s remains found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

A logging truck carries its load down the Elaho Valley near in Squamish, B.C. in this file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody
Squamish Nation calls for old-growth logging moratorium in its territory

The nation says 44% of old-growth forests in its 6,900-square kilometre territory are protected while the rest remain at risk

Flowers and cards are left at a makeshift memorial at a monument outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains are believed to have been discovered buried near the city in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Pick a Sunday:’ Indigenous leaders ask Catholics to stay home, push for apology

Indigenous leaders are calling on Catholics to stand in solidarity with residential school survivors by not attending church services

“They will never be forgotten, every child matters,” says Sioux Valley Chief Jennifer Bone in a video statement June 1. (Screen grab)
104 ‘potential graves’ detected at site of former residential school in Manitoba

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation working to identify, repatriate students buried near former Brandon residential school

The Queen Victoria statue at the B.C. legislature was splattered with what looks like red paint on Friday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Queen Victoria statue at B.C. legislature vandalized Friday

Statue splattered with red paint by old growth forest proponents

Most Read