GRAPEVINE – Roller Derby film fest at the Royal


• West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League presents Derby Does Dallas, a flat track derby film festival at the Trail Royal Theatre, Friday. A $10 ticket to the league fundraiser includes two derby movies and door prizes. No minors allowed at this licensed event. Tickets available at Gerick Cycle and Sports in Trail, RossVegas in Rossland, HTR in Castlegar and Skyway Hardware in Salmo.

• Sunday Cinema presents “Of Gods and Men.” French monks share a monastery in the mountains of Africa with their Muslim brothers but are in crisis after Islamist fundamentalists massacre a film crew. Royal Theatre, 4 p.m., admission $9.


• Visac Gallery presents “Reflections of Light” by Catherine Wetmore, a Trail artist whose acrylic paintings employ a unique technique to draw out the light and beauty of Trail’s landscape. Monday to Friday, noon-4 p.m., see visac or call 364-1181 for more information.


• Kootenay Festival of the Arts celebrates music and dance starting Thusday and going to Sunday, April 17. A variety of musicians, dancers and vocalists will learn and perform for adjudicators during the 10-day festival culminating in the honours concert. See for times and venues.


• Kate’s Kitchen is serving chilli dinner Friday 5-6:30 p.m. with proceeds to support Salvation Army Pioneer Kids Mission, 730 Rossland Ave. $7 adults, $3.50 child, $20 family. Rosslanders can catch a ride on a shuttle bus, leaving the Steamshovel at 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

• Rossland Streamkeepers planning meeting will be held at the Rossland Library on Tuesday, for anyone interested in conserving and protecting local streams, wetlands and waterways. For more information, call Jen Vogel at 250-362-5624.

• The Lenten Luncheon Series at Trail United Church, Thursday, April 14 from noon to 1 p.m, guest speaker TBA.


•The Young Phoenix Players present “Phoenix Café” an enjoyable evening of short plays, skits and much laughter as well as light refreshments and baked goods. Curtains rise at the Knights of Pythias Hall in Trail on Friday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and available at Guys and Gals Hair Salon in Fruitvale or On the Edge Music, East Trail. Call 364-9911 or 367-6365 for more info.

• April Verch Band will be at the Miners Hall Saturday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and available at Out of the Cellar in Rossland or over the phone: 1-866-368-9669.

• Warfield Recreation Easter Egg Hunt, for children ages 0-12, Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Warfield Community Hall

• The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Seniors will hold its annual general meeting at the Trail Seniors’ Centre in the basement of the Greater Trail Community Centre on Sunday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m. Tom McEwan will give a hospice update followed by a documentary video about the growing crisis in seniors health care.

• The Scotiabank MS Walk kicks off Sunday, April 17, at the Cominco Gym in the Trail Memorial Centre. Registration at 9:30 a.m. the walk starts at 11 a.m. with free refreshments and a kidzone, the event promises to be a fun time for a good cause. Go to for more info.

• West Kootenay Camera Club is holding its annual photo show competition. Choose your best image and enter a category. Deadline Friday, April 29. For more info go to or contact Eileen at


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