The Kootenay Blues Society Presents JW-Jones


JW-Jones, along with 2018 Maple Blues Award Bassist of the year, Laura Greenburg and the inimitable Will Laurin on drums are touring North America in support of the JW-Jones new album “Live”. The Kootenay Blues Society is honoured to present this young, up and coming blues man at Finley’s in Nelson on Friday Oct 26. Show starts at 7:30 with Holly Hyatt Band opening. Tickets are $20 and available at Finley’s.

Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, IBC Winner and JUNO Nominee JW-Jones, based out of Ottawa, Ontario, is known for his high-energy shows and his searing axemanship has been praised by Blues Revue Magazine: “A fluid amalgam of T – Bone Walker’s big, bright chords; Johnny Guitar Watson’s slashing leads and Clarence “Gatemouth’ Browns jazzy sting.” Buddy Guy, the world’s most famous living bluesman,   says “This young man is one of the people who will keep the blues alive”.

The Kootenay Blues Society – a newly formed, non profit society- has presented over ten shows in venues throughout the Kootenay/Shuswap region in 2018. The upcoming JW-Jones show will be the last presentation of the year. KBS has had a highly successful first year and would like to thank all the volunteers, venue owners, managers and staff and most of all, the blues artists and all the people who came out and supported live blues music.

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Trail & District Arts Council: Movies, magicians and more!

Trail & District Arts Council presents Sunday Cinema
Leave No Trace

Sunday, Oct.14, 4:30 pm
The Royal Theatre, Trail

War veteran Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.

The film is directed by Debra Granik, director of the superb “Winter’s Bone”, and based on the novel “My Abandonment” by Peter Rock.

100% on Rotten Tomatoes

“…a deeply intelligent story of love and survival in the wild…” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Leave No Trace is one of the best films of 2018 and promises to make a star of McKenzie.” – David Sims. The Atlantic

Director: Debra Granik / Cast: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard / Runtime: 109 mins / Country: USA / Language: English / Rating: General / Drama

Other films coming up this year:

21 October: Three Identical Strangers – In 1980, three strangers discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth, unlocking a secret.
28 October: The Children Act – As her marriage fails, a judge decides a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.
4 November: C’est la vie – A hectic wedding party held in a 17th century French palace comes together with the help of the behind-the-scenes staff.
18 November: The Miseducation of Cameron Post – In 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent away to a treatment center called God’s Promise for gay conversion therapy.
25 November: Whitney – An amazingly in-depth documentary on the life and music of Whitney Houston.
2 December: Transit – When a man flees France after the Nazi invasion, he assumes the identity of a dead author then meets a young woman desperate to find her missing husband – the very man he’s impersonating.
9 December: Colette – Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

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Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce: October Chamber Newsletter-Election 2018

Small Business Week Business after Business October 18th at Community Futures

Small Business Week is October 14th-20th. The Chamber will host a Small Business Week Business after Business at Community Futures Thursday October 18th 5pm-7pm,

Be sure to mark your calendar and bring along some co-workers or next door business neighbors.  We will feature beverages from Backroads Brewing, wine and appies.  This event is always fun as Community Futures will feature some of the communities recent start ups and I am sure you will be able to pigeon hole a few aspiring council members. Further details will follow next week.  See you October 18th at Community Futures on Vernon Street, just above the Post Office.

Chamber hosts Mayoral Forum with journalist Glenn Hicks Saturday October 13th at the Prestige.

The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host a mayoral forum Saturday October 13th at  the Prestige Lakeside Resort.  A conversation  with mayoral hopefuls Deb Kozak, John Dooley and Bernie Brown moderated by journalist Glenn Hicks.

This format promises to be provocative and engaging covering a wide range of topics. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The forum is underway from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

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Rossland Council for Arts and Culture Turns 20!

Event Dates: October 12-14, 2018
Location: Miners’ Union Hall

This October RCAC is celebrating their 20th Anniversary. To celebrate 20 years of supporting arts and culture in Rossland the RCAC has events running all weekend! Join us at “CELEBRATE! 20 Years in the Making” Visual Art Exhibition and at RCAC’s fundraiser dance with Devils You Don’t.

“CELEBRATE! 20 Years in the Making” Opening Reception

  • October 12, 2018 7pm to 9pm
  • Lily May Room, Miners’ Hall, Rossland
  • Free Event

As an opening for our visual art exhibition, RCAC is hosting an opening reception to thank the community and RCAC’s members, volunteers, and partners, past and present, who have made RCAC the organization that is today. Without the involvement of the community over the last 20 years, we would not be able to support artists in the area or run our programs.

Everyone is invited to join us on October 12 between 7:00pm and 9:00pm in the Lily May Room at Miners’ Hall to enjoy some treats, wine, and art at the opening for this exhibition. Whether for a minute or an hour we would be honoured if you came by so we can show you a bit of our appreciation.

“CELEBRATE! 20 Years in the Making” A Juried Visual Art Exhibition

  • October 12   7pm to 9pm
  • October 13   1pm to 5pm
  • October 14   1pm to 5pm
  • Lily May Room, Miners’ Hall, Rossland
  • Free Event

Explore the visual art of local and West Kootenay artists at Miners’ Union Hall October 12-14. Entry is free and open to all ages. “CELEBRATE! 20 Years in the Making” is both about what the art council has accomplished over the last 20 years and a metaphor for the time and experience behind the creation of each piece of art work for our participating artists. Drop by, enjoy the art, and help choose the piece for the “People’s Choice” Award.

The Devils You Don’t

  • Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 8:00PM
  • Tickets $25 – available in advance online at or at “Out of the Cellar” in Rossland
  • Performance Hall, Miners’ Hall, Rossland

The Rossland Council for Arts & Culture is excited to present local favourite’s “The Devils You Don’t” at RCAC’s annual fundraiser dance.This high energy five piece eclectic band blends genres to create its own unique sound that taps into bluegrass, smooth jazz, rock and blues.

Rob Fahie on Upright Bass and Vocals
Brian Kalbfleisch on Vocals and Ukulele
Craig Korth on Banjo, Dobro and Vocals
Clinton Swanson on Wind Instruments and Vocals
Graham Tracey on Drums and Vocals

Come support the ongoing programming and activities of the Rossland Council for Arts & Culture! This event is selling quickly – get your tickets today!

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Kicking Horse Culture: Big Thanks to our Heroes & Champions!

On this Thanksgiving weekend, KHC’s Board & Staff would like to say a big THANK YOU to our season’s Heroes and Champions!

This fall the Golden District Arts Council enters our 49th year of service to the Golden community and our community support and participation has never been stronger. We have about 700 members annually, dozens of volunteers, and the crucial support of our local governments and community Champions to successfully deliver our Mission: to engage, energize, and enrich the cultural life of Kicking Horse Country. 

It’s gratifying to note that our audience attendance this past winter at our Civic Centre Live Kicks shows continues to grow surpassing our previous year’s high. Our Champions play a major role in this success underpinning our ability to play a dynamic role in community economic, social and tourism development. Arts and culture engagement is what we do, but a healthy sustainable community is our long term goal. 


On this Thanksgiving weekend we say thank you to our Heroes and Champions, our community stakeholders, and most of all, you, our audience.

See you at the show!

Canadian Timberframes
Columbia Valley Credit Union
Ewan & McKenzie
Golden Installations
HR Pacific
iBG-Builder-Ned Johnson
Home Hardware Golden & Invermere
The Island Restaurant
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Anonymous 1
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Black Dog Mechanical
Bacchus Books & Café
Campbell Road Cultural Club
Chatter Creek Holdings
Dancing Zebra Construction
Fairley & Scott
Golden Bakery
Golden Dollar Store
Golden & District Lions Club
Golden Teachers Association
Johnston Meier Insurance
River House Tavern
Kardash Plumbing & Heating
KM Cox & Co.
Dr. R. Kolbenson
Louisiana Pacific (LP)
Parky’s Heating & Cooling
VP Waste
Weir Consolidated Ltd.
Whistle Stop Outpost
Whitetooth Brewing Company
Will Cunningham Construction

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