Revelstoke Art Gallery: New Exhibitions opening June 29th

  • 4X4 Four Photographers, 16 artists
  • Jennefer Rogers Natural Interpretations
  • A Carvers Legacy  Group Exhibit
  • The Golden Girls Annual Show

    June 29th – August 24th 2018

    Opening Reception:
    June 29th, 6 – 9pm

4 X4

Four times four equals 16. Four photographers were chosen to submit an image which has  been interpreted by four artists. Always a popular and interesting show and one not to be missed!

Jennefer Rogers
Natural Interpretation
“Impermanence; the heart of Nature’s art.”
“Even mountains wear down into pebbles.”
“Make your eye-blink count for something.”
“Reverently, I look around and connect.”
 “I look up. Inspired, I begin.”

A Carver’s Legacy
Peter Blackmore, Kristi Lind, Barbara Maye, Karen Millard Jo C. Willems

A Carver’s Legacy is a tribute to  stone carver Pat Wells. Five artists have created works from stone gathered through Pat’s efforts together with samples of his own carvings. Pat’s gift to the artists of this show is the freedom to carve and the inspiration to honour the memory of this man who so enriched the world with his creative efforts. The five artists, range in skills from master carver to total novice. Though their styles vary greatly each of the stones has been touched by Pat’s hand.

Golden Girls Annual Show

The Golden Girls meet regularly throughout the year to paint together and use the local  environment for their inspiration. This year they have been developing their watercolour techniques and one member has been further experimenting with alcohol inks.

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From our Vantage Point podcast ep. 38 – Financial Governance, Financial Management, and Financial Reporting: What’s the difference?

Special Guest: Gordon Holley

Gordon Holley, President and CEO of Humanity Financial Management, brings his expertise as a CPA, CA, and Certified Professional Bookkeeper Fellow to this month’s podcast. He provides clarity on how to distinguish between financial governance, financial management, and financial reporting – and why it’s important to see the differences. Come away from this podcast with a foundational understanding of each topic, and ideas on how to strengthen each area in your organization!

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Alliance News / Business for the Arts Releases Culture Track: Canada Report

Featured In This Issue

  • Lessons Learned and Connections Made at Unrestricted
  • Business for the Arts Releases Culture Track: Canada Report
  • Hot Off the Blog: BC Government Announces Funding for Respectful Creative Sector Workplaces
  • What’s On: June 20-26


Lessons Learned and Connections Made at Unrestricted

This past week, on June 13-14, we at the BC Alliance collaborated with our friends at the GVPTA on Unrestricted, our annual conference. Now that the dust has settled, we’re reliving our favourite moments and eagerly looking over your feedback on what you enjoyed and what we can improve for next year’s conference.

As we reflect on the lessons learned and relationships forged at this year’s event, we asked our executive director, Brenda Leadlay, for some of her takeaways from two days of connections and collaborations. “Personally, this year’s conference was, for me, all about decolonization,” she says. “It was about unlearning the nuances of my own behaviour and recognizing that I have been brainwashed by the patriarchal systems of politics, religion, health care and education.” She had plenty of other insights, so click here to read her full thoughts at our blog.

If you have any questions about Unrestricted, or if you attended the conference and are interested in any of the materials used by our presenters, feel free to contact Joyce Wan at We’ve also retained any lost items found over the course of the conference, so get in touch if any of your possessions have gone missing.

Thanks again to our friends at the GVPTA, all of our presenters and wisdom keepers, and all of our delegates for making Unrestricted a success!


Business for the Arts Releases Culture Track: Canada Report

Today saw the release of Culture Track: Canada, a national survey conducted by Business for the Arts, building on LaPlaca Cohen’s Culture Track initiative, which gauges cultural consumers’ attitudes, motivators, and barriers to participation. The bilingual survey was conducted online and polled 6,444 cultural consumers nationwide.

We’ve pulled some of the key findings from this survey and posted them at our blog. For more information, and for links to the full report and raw data, click here.


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Heritage BC Update: Recognizing a dark period in BC’s history

Three interpretative signs, marking the original internment site clusters in the West Kootenays, were unveiled in New Denver, Kaslo, and the Slocan Extension on June 15.

The Japanese Canadian Legacy committee has been working in partnership with Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to install a total of 8 interpretative signs at the original internment sites and road camps as part of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Japanese Canadian internment (1942-49). The Kootenay region was very important in the history of internment, as it had the largest cluster of Japanese Canadians interned there, just under 10,000 residents out of the total of 22,000 Japanese Canadians who were interned or sent to road camps in 1942.

Congratulations to Laura Saimoto and the Japanese Canadian Legacy Committee. Their excellent work, supported by many partners, will ensure this dark period will not be forgotten.

Funding Opportunities

The BC Rural Dividend is providing $25 million a year to assist rural communities with a population of 25,000 or less to reinvigorate and diversify their local economies. It was developed to recognize both the contribution rural communities have made to B.C.’s economy, and the unique challenges they face to diversify beyond natural resources. The program will contribute to the strength and sustainability of small rural communities, making them more attractive places to live and work. Application deadline is July 31. Find more detail here.

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage – Legacy Fund component provides funding for community-initiated capital projects, intended for community use. Recipients may receive up to 50 percent of eligible project expenses up to a maximum of $500,000. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Find the guidelines here and program description here.

Community Gaming Capital Projects supports capital projects undertaken by not-for-profit organizations that have a total cost of more than $20,000. The purpose of the sector is to enable the not-for-profit organizations to complete capital projects that provide significant benefit to communities. Application deadline is July 31. Find the program description here.


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Art Walk Invitation


You may have already heard that it is now Castlegar’s 22nd Art Walk summer season! The Grand Opening is being celebrated this Thursday, June 21st, at 6:30 p.m.

Come and join the launch of Art Walk and enjoy the great live music of Barb and Jim Sinclair, view a sampling of the art work and meet the artists!

This year, I am joined by members of the Confluence painters, Bob Bowen, Kat Enns, Astrid Pinkerton, Ida Tennessen Price, at Kalawsky Pontiac, Buick, GMC.


Sandra Donohue


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TDAC: Upcoming Music in the Park performances and fun events for the Fall!

Kootenay Concert Connections presents
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy
A Celtic Family Christmas
November 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Bailey Theatre

This holiday season join Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the award-winning fiddle virtuosos, in an intimate and unique Christmas concert series you will never forget. With the duo
accompanied by an incredible array of talented session musicians, including their children, Celtic Family Christmas will guide you into the wonderful world of a true Cape Breton Christmas celebration.

To fans of fiddle music, Natalie MacMaster needs no introduction. Over a recording career now spanning 25 years, this Order of Canada recipient has released 11 albums that have notched
sales of over 200,000 copies. She has won two JUNO and eleven East Coast Music Awards and been nominated for a Grammy, and has collaborated with artists as diverse as Yo-Yo Ma (on the Grammy-winning album Songs of Joy & Peace), Alison Krauss, Jesse Cook, and Bela Fleck.

Donnell Leahy is no stranger to the awards podium himself. He is the oldest brother of the internationally acclaimed family musical group Leahy, winners of three JUNO Awards. Widely recognized as one of the best Celtic fiddlers in the world, his high-energy playing style also makes him a highly popular performer.

“If you really love fiddle music, there are performances here that are nothing short of jaw dropping … that will raise you up and … leave you misty–eyed,” – The Guardian.

Through a mix of both song and dance, they will take you on a journey of virtuoso performances, telling the story of the night before Christmas in the Leahy/Macmaster household. With a
lineup of familiar Christmas songs intermingled with classic Celtic songs sure to warm your heart, Celtic Family Christmas brings you in the door, and welcomes you in as part of the family.

Trail & District Arts Council presents
Kootenay Savings Music in the Park 
June 21, 7-8 pm in Gyro Park

The Trail Pipe Band will be playing pipe band favourites from their huge repertoire.
Joining the Pipe Band will be Scottie School of Dance from Castlegar featuring dancers from Castlegar, Trail and area.
Music in the Park happens every Thursday (and two Tuesdays) from June 14 to August 30. With entrance by donation, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to get outside and listen to some live music. We are thrilled to be bringing in Artists from Jazz, to BlueGrass, to Funk, to Rock and Roll – Music in The Park will surely have something for everybody!
Bring a lawn chair. Admission is by donation – $2 minimum suggested.
Look out for our Night Market events on July 19 and August 16 where we’ll be adding Food Trucks, q Market and an Adult Only Beverage Garden!
Learn more about upcoming shows.
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Key City Theatre: Our New 2018-19 Season. Members Can Buy Now!!

We are thrilled to Announce our 2018-19 Key City Theatre  Season Line Up!



To buy online:
Please LOGIN to your Member account First. When you select your seats, choose the ticket price for your membership type.


*If you have not yet set up your online account
please enter your email
click here and you will be
sent an email to set your password


Summer Suitcase Theatre Camp for Kids ages 6-9 and 10-13

Monday August 13 to Friday August 17

Ages 6-9   9 am to 12 noon

Ages 10-13  1 pm to 4 pm

Fee: $99 for Five Sessions

Once again the very talented Bethany Turcon (Laurie Middle School) will be taking students on a fun and educational adventure through theatre.  Starting with a few items chosen from “The Suitcase” your kids will create their own play that will be presented on the final day.
Movement, improvisation, dialogue and stage presence will all be covered and Beth works with each student to bring out their very best on stage. This program is designed for kids of all levels.
Register today – Space is limited.

Register Ages 6-9

Register Ages 10-13


Friday June 22 at 8:00 pm

Tickets $39 | $34 Groups of 6+

THE COMIC STRIPPERS A male stripper parody and improv comedy show.
Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits.

WARNING! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity.

A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a Sexylarious improv comedy show. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance”. These guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh at them.

Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.

Winner of ‘BEST LIVE PRODUCTION’ at The Canadian Comedy Awards

★★★★★ “Extremely Funny!” – UK Fringe Review

“The show is suitable for both men and women… entertaining ride where anything goes.” – Rip It Up Magazine

“One of the most hilarious shows I’ve ever seen.” – Vancouver Sun


Our 2018-19 Memberships are On Sale Now!

$80 per year

* Access to ticket sales in advance of the public and Big Ticket Members

* Early Season Seat Saver

* Up to $10 discount on regular ticket price for Key City Theatre Presentations

* Purchase up to 10 tickets per show at the Big Ticket Plus discount price

*$25 Gift Certificate to The Heid-Out Restaurant & Pub

*Tax Receipt for $50

* Advance mailing of all upcoming Big Ticket Shows

* Invitation to Season Preview Night

* Present your Membership card at any performance at Key City Theatre to receive a complimentary coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

2018-19 Memberships are valid from date of purchase to June 30, 2019



* Access to ticket sales in advance of the public

* Up to $6 discount on regular ticket price for Key City Theatre Presentations

* Purchase up to 6 tickets per show at the

Big Ticket discount price

*Tax Receipt for $25

* Advance mailing of all upcoming Big Ticket Shows

* Invitation to Season Preview Night

* Present your Membership card at any performance at Key City Theatre to receive a complimentary coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

2018-19 Memberships are valid from date of purchase to June 30, 2019

Once you purchase your membership, a Membership package with your tax receipt, Membership Card etc will be mailed to you.


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