New exhibit opens at VISAC

Events include scenic paintings at VISAC, ballroom dancing at the KP Hall, and the crowning of Miss Trail Ambassador at Charles Bailey.

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• Friday, VISAC Gallery opens its next exhibit and features the scenic acrylic paintings of West Kootenay artist Lainey Benson. The exhibit runs until June12. Gallery hours are Monday to Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays and Fridays, 2-6 p.m.


• Saturday, The KP Hall on Eldorado Street, from 8-11 p.m. Trail Knights of Pythias present: Ballroom Dancing to the big-band sounds of the “SwingSationS.” Featuring a variety of dance styles for all ages. Tickets $15, at Trail Coffee and Tea Co., or Mallard’s Source for Sports in Castlegar. Out-of-towners may reserve tickets by calling 367-6115


• Friday, Charles Bailey Theatre at 7 p.m. The crowning of Miss Trail Ambassador, the culmination of 7 months of preparation and training of talented young women (15-17 years old) from the community. Tickets $15.

• Saturday, downtown Trail at 11 a.m. The Silver City Days Firefighter’s Parade.

• Saturday, downtown Trail at dusk. The 50th Anniversary Festival of Lights Fireworks Display.

Sunday, Gyro Park from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Family Day Festival in the Park, live entertainment and vendors market.

• Wednesday, Trail United Church at 10:30 a.m. Gordon Sims, RCMP  Crime Prevention Officer for the City of Trail, will be speaking on the Gatekeeper program.

“The key to community-based care for high-risk elderly.”


• Sunday, Royal Theatre at 11 a.m. The Bolshoi Ballet performs Romeo & Juliet


• May 16, Charles Bailey Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans ‘Cabin Fever.” Tickets, $45, now on sale at the box office or call 1-866-368-9669.

• May 19, the Summer Kootenay Skateboard Series  will kick off in Kaslo.This summer marks the fourth year that the event has been running providing opportunities for skaters to mix and like minded people to share in the Kootenay Skateboard Culture. For more info, email

• May 22, Charles Bailey Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Kevin Armstrong, a versatile and unorthodox performer with an international career, will be bringing his hit one-man show, “Opera for Heathens” to the Muriel Griffiths room. Tickets $12, available at the door.

• May 23, Kiro Wellness Centre at 1 p.m. for the  West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet. Guest: Rob Elliott, Hollister representative. For further info, please call 368-9827 or 365-6276. Note time change. Last meeting until September

• Saturday, May 25, 6:30 p.m., Kootenay DanceWorks presents An Evening of Gratitude. Annual showcase of Talent. Tickets $12..

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