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Third place award; Sandra Irvine, “Taking the Plunge.”

Meet the artists Friday at the VISAC in downtown Trail

The showcase — “365 All in a Year” — will run from Sept. 23 to Oct. 18 at the Trail VISAC

First place award; Elaine Alfoldy, “Berries and Flowers and Unusual Leaves. “ Photos: Submitted

West Kootenay artists shine in juried showcase

The showcase — “365 All in a Year” — will run from Sept. 23 to Oct. 18 at the Trail VISAC

Castlegar’s first ever Jalopy Parade is set to celebrate the town’s less appreciated rides on Sept. 10. Illustration: ST3

Unique Castlegar car show ready to show off your ricketiest rides

Jalopy Parade to celebrate the region’s less-appreciated vehicles

Tom Cochrane, pictured at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, March, 2019. Photo: Barry Coulter

Tom Cochrane returning to the Trail stage this fall

Tickets are available at The Bailey box office, or by calling 250.368.9669

  • Aug 25, 2022
Tom Cochrane, pictured at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, March, 2019. Photo: Barry Coulter
Jennifer Adams (left) and Susanne Chubb (right) in Million Dollar Meatballs, the final production of Footlighters Theatre Society’s 27th season in June. (Photo by Brian Lawrence)

Creston’s Footlighters to produce play in just 24 hours

The Next Day Play is part of the annual Footlighters’ membership drive

Jennifer Adams (left) and Susanne Chubb (right) in Million Dollar Meatballs, the final production of Footlighters Theatre Society’s 27th season in June. (Photo by Brian Lawrence)
Gold Fever Follies cast was delighted to perform for residents of Poplar Ridge, Columbia View, and Rosewood Care Facilities. Photo: contributed

Gold Fever Follies give special performances

Don’t miss Gold Fever Follies’ annual Naughty Knickers Night, hitting the stage on Sunday, Aug. 21.

Gold Fever Follies cast was delighted to perform for residents of Poplar Ridge, Columbia View, and Rosewood Care Facilities. Photo: contributed
Artist Frantisek Strouhal’s work ‘Soul Journey’ was juried and invited to participate in the 54th Open International Juried Exhibition by the Society of Canadian Artists. Photo: contributed

West Kootenay artist’s work selected for international exhibition

“My work is a reflection of my own personal renaissance,” said Frantisek Strouhal.

Artist Frantisek Strouhal’s work ‘Soul Journey’ was juried and invited to participate in the 54th Open International Juried Exhibition by the Society of Canadian Artists. Photo: contributed
Safety by Mo Hamilton. Photo by Mo Hamilton

Two new exhibitions at the Kootenay Gallery celebrate the everyday

Exhibit features works by Janet Kabatoff and Mo Hamilton

Safety by Mo Hamilton. Photo by Mo Hamilton
Turbo Bambi is seen here working a piece for the Nelson International Mural Festival. The event opens Friday in Nelson. Photo: Electrify Photography.

Nelson International Mural Festival to open with acclaimed artists, live performances, activities

A kid-friendly weekend of free events includes beat-boxing and drumming workshops

Turbo Bambi is seen here working a piece for the Nelson International Mural Festival. The event opens Friday in Nelson. Photo: Electrify Photography.
Rossland’s TR Byhand will feature fibre work and soapmaking, #5 on the Columbia Basin Culture Tour list this weekend.(Columbia Basin Culture Tour/Facebook photo)

Columbia Basin Culture Tour hits the road this weekend

The 2022 culture tour has 84 locations featuring the work of talented West Kootenay artists

Rossland’s TR Byhand will feature fibre work and soapmaking, #5 on the Columbia Basin Culture Tour list this weekend.(Columbia Basin Culture Tour/Facebook photo)
Violinist Carolyn Cameron

La Cafamore return to Trail stage Aug. 16

The classical musicians welcome violinist Kaito Takeda to the string quartet

Violinist Carolyn Cameron
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Bluegrass fiddle meets modern country tonight in Trail

In the case of inclement weather, the show will move to The Bailey

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Seniors invited to Casablanca screening in Trail

Register by calling the library at 250.364.1731 or online at: www.traillibrary.com

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Bob Keating (left) writes and edits The Headwaters podcast, and Mitchell Scott is its producer and host. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

‘Tell them something unique in a unique way’: The Headwaters podcast tells surprising Kootenay stories

With 4,000 downloads since May, producers say success is about sound, pacing, and unexpected stories

Bob Keating (left) writes and edits The Headwaters podcast, and Mitchell Scott is its producer and host. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Winlaw, B.C.’s Peter Vogelaar (left) and Nelson’s Alex Avelino are among the 10 sand sculpting teams competing in the new season of the CBC show Race Against The Tide. Photo courtesy CBC

The Sandmen: West Kootenay artists compete in CBC sand sculpting show

Alex Avelino and Peter Vogelaar star in Race Against The Tide

Winlaw, B.C.’s Peter Vogelaar (left) and Nelson’s Alex Avelino are among the 10 sand sculpting teams competing in the new season of the CBC show Race Against The Tide. Photo courtesy CBC
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Blustery weather in Trail may change Music in the Park locale tonight

Admission to Music in the Park is by donation, a $3 minimum suggested.

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To read about the cast visit the follies’ Instagram page. Photo: Gold Fever Follies/Instagram

Rossland Follies cancan bring it again this summer

Gold Fever Follies kicking up rip-roaring entertainment now and until Aug. 27

To read about the cast visit the follies’ Instagram page. Photo: Gold Fever Follies/Instagram
Admission is by donation, $3 minimum suggested. Or, support the future of Music in the Park and buy a season pass for $50. Photo: File

Folk-rock meets brass tonight at Trail’s Music in the Park

Music in the Park is held at the East Trail venue Thursdays starting at 6.15 p.m.

Admission is by donation, $3 minimum suggested. Or, support the future of Music in the Park and buy a season pass for $50. Photo: File
Ukrainian Yana Zlot will be performing at the Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival. Photo: Submitted
Ukrainian Yana Zlot will be performing at the Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival. Photo: Submitted
“The Flaming Revelation,” by Frantisek Strouhal. Photo: Submitted

International exhibit showcases West Kootenay artist

FCA exhibit showcases West Kootenay artist Frantisek Strouhal

“The Flaming Revelation,” by Frantisek Strouhal. Photo: Submitted