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Ursula Albresch’s photo-impressionism adorns VISAC walls

Events include Country Legends, Clinton Swanson, Joe Hill Coffee House, Monsieur Lazhar and many more.


• Don’t miss “Country Legends Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash – A Tribute,” Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Charles Bailey Theatre. Tickets $35.50, available at the box office.

• The Clinton Swanson trio performs at the Rouge Gallery in Rossland Saturday at 7:30 p.m., combining a unique blend of soul, jazz, and gospel. Tickets $15. Phone 362-9609 for more information.

The Joe Hill Coffee House takes the stage at the Rossland Miners Hall with Michael Gifford, Laela, Kerry Kean, Les Carter, Janet Marshall’s Irish Party, Motes and Oates and more. Sunday, 7 p.m., $3.


• Sunday Cinema features “Monsieur Lazhar,” the poignant story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Bazhir Lazhar, a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, offers the school his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired. As he helps the children heal, he also learns to accept his own painful past. Sunday, 4:30 p.m. at the Royal Theatre. Admission $9.


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


• The  West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet at the Kiro Wellness Center, 1500 Columbia Avenue, Trail. Guest, Lesley Anderton will be speaking and showing slides on her trip through the Northwest Passage.  Monday at 2 p.m. For further info, please call 368-9827 or 365-6276.

• The Trail/Castlegar Parkinson’s Support Group will be meeting on Tuesday at the Colander at 11:30 a.m.  There will be a guest speaker.  For further information phone 368-5179.


• Rossland Sacred Heart CWL is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Tea in the Parish Hall, Mar. 17 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Admission $4.

• The Lenten Luncheon Series “Spiritual or Religious?” continues with Pastor Andy David from the Family Worship Centre speaking at the Trail United Church Mar. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. Bring a lunch, refreshments provided.

• 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 information.

• The Trail Middle School is 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 information.


• 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. Mar. 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Charles Bailey. Tickets available at the box office for $39.75.

• 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 six free. Mar. 24 5-7 p.m.

•“Swing into Spring with Horses and Courses” presented by the West Kootenay Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen Society of B.C. Mar. 24, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. at the Warfield Community Hall. A one-day educational symposium featuring four guest instructors and topics related to horses, Kootenay wilderness and back-country riding. Info email

• “The Gathering” presented by Salomon returns to Red Mountain Mar. 23-24. The Gathering is back for its fourth year, a celebration of mountain culture features 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. 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 on Mar. 28 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” is back. 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 the Rouge Gallery. Mar. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Rouge.