Please join us for the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council AGM

The AGM is a great way for arts and cultural organizations and individuals to connect with other arts-focused people across the region to connect and to exchange information and resources, which is especially important during this uncertain time of COVID-19. We welcome member organizations to report on your past year activities as an opportunity to learn from one another, see what other communities are doing or to seek advice on issues your arts organization may be facing. Please feel free to include successful COVID-19 pivots or triumphs in your member report.

This year, we are again hosting the AGM via Zoom video conferencing. After the AGM is adjourned, we will present a mini-course from Nahanee Creative: Cultural Protocols, an Interactive Introduction with Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee. This mini-course should take approximately 30 minutes to complete (watch a video and capture your reflections in a Cultural Protocols worksheet).

We need you! We want to hear how/what you are doing, and what support you need during these uncertain times. We also need to have strong attendance to keep it legal and to maintain Gaming grant eligibility – we appreciate your support!

Please RSVP. We need to know attendance in advance to send you the Zoom link. Feel free to BYO Coffee / Tea / Mimosa J  and we look forward to seeing you all on Zoom on Oct. 3rd! 


AGM VOTING

ORGANIZATION Members: One representative from each member organization can attend and vote on behalf of the organization.
INDIVIDUAL members: Each have one vote on their own behalf.

AGM ATTENDANCE: If you have additional people from your organization / membership who wish to attend, please e-mail admin@wkartscouncil.com to register these additional participants. We will need their name and e-mail address to send them a Zoom invite.

NON-MEMBERS wanting to attend the WKRAC AGM are also welcome, but are not allowed to vote. E-mail admin@wkartscouncil.com to register.


AGM RSVP

RSVP online through your online membership renewal by October 1 (earlier is better):

https://wkrac.wufoo.com/forms/x13ves8v0uzi8i0/ If you are unable to renew / RSVP online, renew using the paper form and RSVP by emailing admin@wkartscouncil.com.  Members must be in good standing to vote at the AGM.

Location and Schedule: Online – Virtual meeting via Zoom

  • 9:45 am: Zoom call begins – attendees join
  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am (approx.): Annual General Meeting
  • 11:30 am – noon: Presentation: Cultural Protocols, an Interactive Introduction
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IMPORTANT REVISION – ZOOM Strategic planning

Please note an important revision (ZOOM only)

We have been advised that it will be in our best interest to host this upcoming strategic planning meeting via the ZOOM platform. Each participant will need their own computer/laptop or smartphone to use ZOOM on (one face per screen) for some of the planning exercises.

Extra laptops will be available at the Gallery and OAP hall with social distancing practices in place, for those who do not have ZOOM capability at home.

We also advise those who may be participating in the same room to use headphones to cut down on feed back during the program.

 Hope to see you there.



Original invite (cancelled)
MAC is holding a strategic planning event for Wednesday September 22 from 7 to 9 pm in the large meeting room at White Valley Community Hall.

You are invited!

This is a great opportunity for members to envision our future.
Because of Provincial health advisories the following Covid plan will be in place:

-Seating will be limited to fifty (RSVP to reserve a spot)
-Proof of vaccination will be required at the door (please note above revision)
-Masks will be required.
-If you have been travelling, or have any Covid symptoms please stay home and take care of yourself!

If for any reason these requirements make it hard for you to attend, be assured you are welcome to send us your thoughts about future plans for the Monashee Arts Council:

Email us at monasheeartscouncil@gmail.com with the heading strategic plan

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Alliance Mail / Time to tick those boxes on September 20!

Alright, y’all. One last big push.

This is the last newsletter I’ll have to badger you to vote, so: vote! Mail-in and advance voting are closed, so you’re gonna have to brave the polls, but hey — hopefully it should suck marginally less than the last time.

If you haven’t gotten the chance to see the candidates speak, two recent debates may be of interest to you. The CDCE did one on the cultural industry, and the Directors Guild of Canada did a town hall on the audiovisual industry. None of the candidates are from BC, unfortunately, but their responses should give you the flavour of their parties’ positions.

And one last time, because I’m paid on commission (I’m not): check out ArtsVote BC for the party positions and advocacy resources you need to make your decision.

taylor.


Save 30% on Arts BC’s “Fundamentals of Anti-Oppression”

Our friends at Arts BC have a Community Cultural Forum coming up September 23, and BC Alliance for Arts + Culture members can attend for a discounted rate.

Presented by equity and inclusion strategist Will Shelling, Fundamentals of Anti-oppression dives deeper than your typical diversity and inclusion workshop. In this workshop, participants are given the opportunity to explore systemic oppression, social justice, privilege, identity and allyship through a variety of engaging activities. Through self-reflection, community- based inquiry, lessons from history and collaborative problem solving, participants gain the knowledge and skills to view the world through an anti- oppressive lens.

For more info on Will, the session, and to register, click here.

Again, BC Alliance members will be able to register with a 30% discount using the code ALLIANCE30. Please note that you need to be a member of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture to take advantage of this offer! Not sure if you’re a member? Email bev@allianceforarts.com.

To read the full newsletter, click here.

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E-News 9/16/2021: Monstercat Compound This Saturday | Rock The Vote Townhall | Call For Nominees – Music BC Board of Directors

SEE YOU AT COMPOUND THIS SATURDAY

This weekend Monstercat Compound returns to the heart of Vancouver’s Railtown district with two stages of electronic artists and DJs from BC and beyond. Artists include The Funk Hunters, Sabai, So Sus, Eminence and many more.

Learn more about the lineup here: www.monstercat.com/compound

MUSIC BC PANELS:
Don’t forget we’ll be presenting two industry panels before the music starts at 520 Alexander St. starting at 11:30AM.
RSVP to attend for free with a $5 refundable deposit.

  • Follow Your Career Compass – Path to Professionalism in the Music Industry featuring: Ariel Swan of Slow Jam Sundays, OBLVYN, Jon Winter, & So Sus
    11:30AM – 520 Alexander St.
  • NFTs x Music: Leveraging New Media featuring: Fvckrender, Baeige, Nick Middleton of Midnight Agency & Westwood Recordings, smeccea, & Victor Mosquera
    12:30PM – 520 Alexander St. 

Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, FACTOR and the Government of Canada for their support in this initiative.

RSVP TO INDUSTRY PANELS


ROCK THE VOTE WITH CONFIDENCE

With only a few days remaining until the Federal Election, Join CIMA and several political experts for a free virtual town hall and pre-election primer designed to help the indie arts and culture community get clear on where the parties stand on arts and culture issues as well as affordable housing, climate change, health care, regulating Big Tech and Covid income supports.

Tune in for free this Friday from 12:00PM – 1:00PM (PDT) to gain helpful information and more context before heading to the polls.

Election day is Monday, September 20th. Find your local candidate here.

RSVP NOW


JOIN US ON NOVEMBER 3RD

This year Music BC’s Annual General Meeting will once again be held online on November 3rd to ensure the health and safety of our members and staff.

Members in good standing can RSVP now here:  https://bit.ly/2YIcNzf

During our upcoming Annual General Meeting, Music BC members will have the opportunity to help shape the Board of Directors. Music BC members are encouraged to nominate anyone who they would deem to be a good candidate for the Music BC Board of Directors. 

Reach out to jimmy@musicbc.org for more information and to express your intent to run. 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

To read the full newsletter, click here.

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Amplify BC Newsletter September 15, 2021

Music Industry Newsletter | Creative BC

Amplify BC Music Company Development: Operational Support intake opens today!

The Music Company Development program supports the sustainability, growth, and capacity of BC’s music companies. 

The Music Company Development Program: Operational Support intake provides operational support for music companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, to assist with recovery and restart.

Apply now until October 20, 2021

Info Sessions

Sign up for a Music Company Development: Operational Support Info Session to learn about the program and how to apply.

Grant Coaching

With a commitment to greater equity and accessfor all of our programs at Creative BC, Grant coaching sessions are available for new and previously unsuccessful applicants from underrepresented groups and regions of BC.

Starting September 22, sign up for 1-hour sessions with these coaches: 

  • Deb Beaton-Smith
  • Nancy Lee
  • Kim Thé
  • Rae Spoon
  • Sage McBride

Learn more about this opportunity and the grant coaches. 

Canadian Live Music Association – Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap: Impact and Representation of Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour (IBPOC) Live Music Workers in Canada is a research study led by the Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) with support from Creative BC. 

Share your stories and experiences in order to provide a more detailed picture of the opportunities for, and barriers to, addressing racism and discrimination in the live music sector by completing this survey.

Learn more…

To read the full newsletter, click here.

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RCAC September 2021 Newsletter

Thank you RCAC Lifetime Members!

Ann Damude
Alexandra Loeb
Kimberley Pegg
Laura Pettitt
Renate Fleming

Thank you to everyone who has already purchased or renewed their membership. We truly appreciate your support!

Registering  for an RCAC  membership helps us support the community and our many projects. Choose from an Individual, Family or Corporate memberships for 1 year terms.  We also have a Lifetime Memberships that never expire.

To purchase a membership email rosslandarts@gmail.com


Call for Submissions!

The RCAC is looking for artists of all mediums to apply and
submit artwork for our upcoming gallery exhibition!

Emerging From Adversity-Art Is In Our Nature 

Deadline to submit is October 22, 2021

For more information and to get the application visit our website https://rosslandartscouncil.com/ 
or email visualarts.rcac@gmail.com 


Learn Traditional Henna Application

RCAC workshop offers live instruction from Morocco

The art of Henna has been practiced throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East for over 5000 years. Learn how to make the Henna paste and apply it to the skin with instruction from women who practice this art as part of their cultural heritage. Participants will learn about life in the rural Atlas Mountain regions of Morocco, the Amazigh culture, and community development in the remote region of Zawiya Ahansal. The workshop consists of a series of short pre-recorded educational videos, followed by an hour of live instruction in the art of Henna direct from Morocco.

Day and time:

Saturday, Oct 9, 2021, 10am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Lily May Room in the Miners Hall, Rossland

Workshop Hosts:

Chafiya Id Hammou, Atlas Cultural Foundation Women’s and Girls Empowerment Program Director

Leigh Taggart, ACF Public Health Director

Cloe Medina Erickson, ACF Founder

Age:

9+

Cost:

$45.00 per person

All supplies will be provided by the RCAC

Sign-up quickly as space is limited to 10 registrants!


For more information and to register, go to our website rosslandartscouncil.com or email rosslandarts@gmail.com

To read the full newsletter, click here.

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Trail & District Arts Council Weekly Arts Update

The Trail & District Arts Council and Royal Theatre present
Silver Screen Drive-In
Raiders of the Lost Ark 
Friday, September 17 at 8:00 pm
Waneta Plaza

“Raiders of the Lost Ark”, the original Escape Room adventure, swings into the Silver Screen Drive-in on Friday, September 17 at 8:00 pm!

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler’s Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

Dr. Indiana Jones, a renowned archeologist, professor, and expert in the occult, is hired by the U.S. Government to find the ark of the covenant, which is believed to still hold the Ten Commandments. Unfortunately, Hitler’s agents are also after the ark. Indy and his ex-flame Marion escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from Nepal to Cairo, battling a band of Nazis and his old enemy Rene Belloq, to reach it.

Featuring bravura set pieces, sly humor, and white-knuckle action, Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the most consummately entertaining adventure pictures of all time.

95% Rotten Tomatoes

“…a crackerjack fantasy-adventure that shapes its pulp sensibilities and cliff-hanging serial origins into an exhilarating escapist entertainment that will have…audiences in the palm of its hand.” – Stephen Klain, Variety

…Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the most deliriously funny, ingenious and stylish American adventure movies ever made.” – Vincent Canby, New York Times

“The movie is just plain fun.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Director: Steven Spielberg / Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman/ Genre: Action, Adventure / Length: 1h 55m / Rating: PG / Country: USA / Language: English, German, Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, Nepali

Limited capacity. So, get your ticket at 250-368-9669, or online at thebailey.ca
$12 per person!

Remember, get there an hour before to pick up your popcorn and get a good spot. Doors close 15 minutes before showtime – no late entries!

Buy Now

The Trail & District Arts Council and Royal Theatre present
Silver Screen Drive-In
Back to the Future 
Saturday, September 18 at 8:00 pm
Waneta Plaza

The 1980s sci-fi classic, “Back to the Future” takes us back in time at the Silver Screen Drive-in!

A rousing time-travel adventure with an unforgettable spirit, “Back to the Future” sees 17-year-old high school student Marty McFly time-travel back thirty years into the past and almost unravel his own future.

Marty is a typical American teenager of the Eighties, except that his best friend is an aging mad scientist who accidentally sends him back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean “time machine”. Finding himself mixed up in a time-altering chain reaction that could vaporize his future, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love or he’ll cease to exist— and leave him trapped in the past. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, “Back to the Future” is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time!

96 % Rotten Tomatoes

“For all its comedy, Back to the Future is about a kid coming to terms with his parents’ inadequacies, a moment familiar to everyone,…” – Paul Attanasio, Washington Post

“Equal parts hilarity, nostalgia, science fiction, screwball comedy, and white-knuckle suspense in a complex storyline wound tighter than a yo-yo in a centrifuge.’ –    Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide

“Shows not only a fine comic touch but also some of the lighthearted humanism of a Frank Capra.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Director: Robert Zemeckis / Cast: Michael J. Fox; Christopher Lloyd; Lea Thompson; Crispin Glover / Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi / Length: 1h 56m / Rating: PG / Country: USA / Language: English

Limited capacity. So, get your ticket at 250-368-9669, or online at thebailey.ca
$12 per person!

Remember, get there an hour before to pick up your popcorn and get a good spot. Doors close 15 minutes before showtime – no late entries!

Buy Now

Upcoming Movies
Sept. 23Matthias et Maxime: Xavier Dolan follows two twenty something’s that find there’s more to their relationship than just being friends after they kiss for a student film.
Sept. 24Blade Runner: The Final Cut: Harrison Ford is back in the cult sci-fi movie from Ridley Scott that still inspires the look of the genre now.  
Sept. 25Dirty Dancing: Patrick Swayze livens up a holiday camp with dance, and a doomed love story – “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

About the Silver Screen Drive-in
The Trail & District Arts Council and the Royal Theatre have joined forces to imagine your new, favourite summer experience, the Silver Screen Drive-in. Running from June to September, films will screen Thursday through Saturday at sunset in the Waneta Plaza upper parking lot. Upcoming films will include those event movies that you’ve missed seeing on a big screen, retro classics from comedy to horror, as well as those Sunday Cinema favourites been as well as Oscar winning independent films and documentaries. Plus, live performances of music, theatre, dance and more!

The Silver Screen Drive-in is sponsored by Bounce Radio, Century 21, Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Teck Metals Ltd. and Tourism Rossland, and made possible thanks to support from Waneta Plaza and funding from the Government of British Columbia, BC Arts Council, and Canadian Heritage.

More details at trail-arts.com.

Here’s a great article in the Trail Times about our current Theatre renovations and a look at our beautifully renovated Box Office!

To read the full newsletter, click here.

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Startup Your Week

Learning never gets old

The start of September often means school is back in season, but learning shouldn’t be bounded by time. This week, we’ve curated resources and opportunities that can help you develop your skills as an entrepreneur or learn something new!

News

Local entrepreneur sets sights on Pow Wow Pitch grand prize

Jeanne Lam Named First President of Wattpad

Shopify invests in Israeli e-commerce marketing firm Yotpo

Resources

Understanding Anxiety

Get the right support you need for free. Learn about the three different parts of anxiety and techniques to help you cope with stressful and changing situations.

Mental Health Corner powered by BDC


Centre for Global Enterprise Learning Resources

Learn about on-going trends in entrepreneurship and pick up some practical skills along the way to help future-proof your business.


Freshworks for Startups

Unlock your superpower for your startup. Join Freshworks’ program for startups that provides $10,000 worth in product credits, connection to a global mentor network, and access to a curated collection of resources.

Updates

Startup Canada Podcast

Featuring Peter Near, National Director Technology at VMware, and Casey Pruden, Director Information & Technology at Community Living Toronto.

Startup Women Podcast

Featuring Kelly Stewart, Vice President of Marketing at Sampler.

#StartupChats

Join us this Wednesday from 12-1pm EDT for a live Q&A Twitter session on how to keep your spirits up and your entrepreneurial engine going.

Pow Wow Pitch Podcast

Featuring Leigh Joseph, Founder of Sḵwálwen Botanicals from the Squamish First Nation.

Rural Women Podcast

Launching on September 15, join Shauna Rae as she speaks with female entrepreneurs from rural and remote Canada to dig deep on topics such as obstacles, becoming better allies, and building a business and life outside of the city limits.

Events

September 20 – Techstars Toronto Accelerator Application Deadline, hosted by Techstars | Apply

October 1 – Pathfinder Seed & Early Stage VCs, hosted by Banff Venture Forum | Register

October 21 – Ontario Innovation Expo 2021, hosted by Innovation Guelph | Register

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Nelson CARES Summer E-bike raffle

Pedego Nelson rep Mike Clyde and Kootenay Seniors manager Lora Whitney in front of the Kootenay Seniors office on Vernon Street

Nelson CARES Society is hosting a summer fundraising raffle for a Pedego Element e-bike.

All proceeds go to the Kootenay Seniors Transportation Program.

Kootenay Seniors, a Program of Nelson CARES Society, works to support seniors to remain in their homes for as long as possible, living with dignity and joy and being an integral part of their community. Kootenay Seniors has two essential programs: Transportation Program and Home Support.

The Kootenay Seniors Transportation Program has worked diligently to meet the ever-growing need for safe, affordable, and reliable transportation for seniors in Nelson and the surrounding communities. The funds gained by the Pedego e-bike raffle will support the transportation program’s growth and boost its expansion.

Tickets are only $10 each and are available on the website at http://www.nelsoncares.ca or in-person from the Kootenay Seniors admin office at 709A Vernon Street. Tickets are also available at Urban Legends and Buddy’s Place, both on Baker Street. With a maximum of 1500 tickets sold the chances of riding away in style are pretty high.

The bright orange Pedego Element has a 48 Volt battery and uses the same advanced lithium-ion cells as an electric car. The battery weighs less than a house cat and can take you up to 64 miles on about 10 cents worth of electricity. The 500 watt motor (peak 1000 watts) delivers great hill climbing which is key here in Nelson. A 7-speed drivetrain provides smooth shifting and easy pedaling with 5 levels of pedal assist.

The draw will take place on the Kootenay Seniors Facebook page on Oct 1st at 4:00 PM. The winner will be contacted by phone and/or email.

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AGOG presents Stephanie von Neudegg “Backcountry Brights”

AGOG is very pleased to welcome Stephanie von Neudegg with her first solo exhibition entitled Backcountry Brights.

Born and raised and living in Banff, Stephanie has a close affinity to the valleys and mountains around us that we call home.

Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions we will not be hosting a reception for Stephanie but, please do make sure you drop in over the next month to take in Stephanie’s “bright” interpretations of our backcountry world.

Exhibit runs Sept. 10 through October 16

Stephanie writes:

Painting has always come with me, but became a substantial part of my life in 2015. “Backcountry Brights” is a collection of important scenes that have captured my heart between the Bow Valley and the Bugaboos. This series is dedicated to my Grandpa – who gave us our home in the mountains. 

My work is inspired by the boldness of the mountains. I choose my palettes to exaggerate the colours in nature, or to offer a new mood to a familiar scene. With depictions of the Rockies being so numerous, I work to achieve something fresh and adventurous for the viewer. I paint the brilliance of my home ranges through careful abstraction, while still maintaining accuracy in the shape and structure of a landscape.

It’s amazing that the rocks, plants, and incredible hues of the Rocky Mountains have simply sprung from the earth here. Each petal in a meadow knows to fill itself with pigment as it blooms. I create with a wild palette to reflect those colours. It is my hope that my art encourages the viewer to get outside and enjoy this magic too.

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‘Of This Place’ Ceramics Exhibition at the Langham

Date & Time: August 14 – October 10, 2021

‘Of This Place’ is a new ceramics exhibition at the Langham Art Galleries in Kaslo featuring ceramic artist and educator Robin DuPont.

Follow the creative process from wood-fired kiln to finished piece with Robin DuPont’s narrative and film-maker Louis Bockner’s stunning visuals. https://youtu.be/iVR-Zk7tqAo

Funding for this project was made available through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. The exhibition is on display August 14 – October 10th. Visit https://thelangham.ca/ for gallery open hours.

For More Info: robindupontceramics@gmail.com

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IMPORTANT REVISION – rescheduled Strategic planning

Hello everyone! Please note an important revision

After consultation with the Regional District we have decided to limit the number of attendees at the strategic planning event on September 22 to under fifty (and therefore will not need proof of vaccination). If you would rather attend by ZOOM we will be able to accomodate you. Hope to see you there.

Original invite
MAC is holding a strategic planning event for Wednesday September 22 from 7 to 9 pm in the large meeting room at White Valley Community Hall.

You are invited!

This is a great opportunity for members to envision our future.
Because of Provincial health advisories the following Covid plan will be in place:

-Seating will be limited to fifty (RSVP to reserve a spot)
-Proof of vaccination will be required at the door (please note above revision)
-Masks will be required.
-If you have been travelling, or have any Covid symptoms please stay home and take care of yourself!

If for any reason these requirements make it hard for you to attend, be assured you are welcome to send us your thoughts about future plans for the Monashee Arts Council:

Email us at monasheeartscouncil@gmail.com with the heading strategic plan

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What’s New – Our Trust Monthly

Over 2,400 Projects Received Trust Support in 2020/21

As people and communities in the Columbia Basin faced challenges over the last year, the Trust was humbled by the resiliency, strength, and the continued innovation and hard work by so many across this region, as evidenced in the release of our annual report.

Read More


Ecosystem Initiatives Benefit Upper Columbia

The Upper Columbia region of the Basin is benefitting from $1.15 million for two ecosystem enhancement and restoration projects. These locally-led initiatives include restoration of a watershed between Spillimacheen and Golden, and enhancement of 112 hectares containing overwinter elk habitat in the upper Kicking Horse Canyon. To date, there have been 19 projects supported by the Ecosystem Enhancement Program.

Read More

New Farmers’ Market Enhancement Grants

The Farmers’ Market Enhancement Grants support farmers’ markets in the Basin to adapt and respond to increased demand for local food and community interest while strengthening community well-being. Don’t miss out! This is a one-time granting initiative. Apply by December 7.

Learn More

Hobby Shop Builds Model Following

During the pandemic, many businesses have stayed afloat by taking their business online. In Evan Johnston’s case, owner of Island Toys & Hobbies, he found success by doing the opposite—and the Trust’s Basin Business Advisors program was there to help.

Read More

Tailor-made for a Student

Fashion design student and Nelson local Daisy Morrison weaves wonders at the Stitch Lab’s after-school sewing club, using her passion to earn a bit of income. With help from a Trust wage subsidy, the owners were able to fill an essential role with a student to oversee the busy club, which was vital for the store’s economic health.

Read More

A Look Inside Our Commemorative History Book

Students and businesses across the Basin have benefitted from the Summer Works and School Works programs. In recent years, students have completed summer jobs at places like Purcell Timber Frame Homes in Nelson, Happy Cow Ice Cream in Fernie, The Pickle Patch in Creston and Derailed Sports in Golden. Read about this and more in the Trust’s 25th Anniversary Commemorative History Book, Columbia Basin Trust: A Story of People, Power and a Region United and get your copy.

Read More

Events & Deadlines

September 16

NEW Early Childhood Education Training and Wage Subsidy Program Opens

September 16

Basin Business Advisor: Digital Marketing Tech Review for Your Business

September 21

E-Commerce Tech Review for Your Business

September 23

Succession Planning: How To Sell Your Business

September 24

Trust’s Virtual Annual General Meeting

September 28 or 29

#BuyBasin Get Noticed Webinar 

September 29

Basin Business Advisors: Programs & Apps for Business Tech Review

In The News

Columbia Park Housing in Trail creates affordable new homes for local residents

Sparwood archery range grand opening today

Kimberley Rotary hopeful walkway work to start next month

Hall Street pier reconstruction to start this fall

Downtown Invermere revitalization work underway

Significant funding awarded for Cranbrook tourism master plan

Bill Nye firefighting made easier through previous mitigation efforts

The Bailey primes to welcome live performers and theatre-goers this fall

Conservation groups work to protect salmon in the Columbia River

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Music BC E-News 9/09/2021: Monstercat Compound Panelists Announced | Call For Nominees: Music BC AGM

COMPOUND PANELISTS ANNOUNCED!

We are thrilled to announce the speakers for our two industry panels happening during Monstercat Compound on September 18th.

  • Follow Your Career Compass – Path to Professionalism in the Music Industry featuring: Ariel Swan of Slow Jam Sundays, OBLVYN, Jon Winter, & So Sus
    11:30AM – 520 Alexander St.
  • NFTs x Music: Leveraging New Media featuring: Fvckrender, Baeige, Nick Middleton of Midnight Agency & Westwood Recordings, smeccea, & Victor Mosquera
    12:30PM – 520 Alexander St. 

RSVP to attend for free w/ a $5 refundable deposit. Get in on two career and industry focused panels for artists, fans and professionals alike before the music starts.

Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, FACTOR and the Government of Canada for their support in this initiative.

RSVP NOW


AGM 2021 & CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

This year Music BC’s Annual General Meeting will once again be held online on November 3rd to ensure the health and safety of our members and staff.

Members in good standing can RSVP now here:  https://bit.ly/2YIcNzf


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

During our upcoming Annual General Meeting, Music BC members will have the opportunity to help shape the Board of Directors. Music BC members are encouraged to nominate anyone who they would deem to be a good candidate for the Music BC Board of Directors. 

To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a Music BC member in good standing.
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Believe in the mission, vision and work of the Organization
  • Attend 4-6 board meetings per year (currently held digitally)
  • Participate in at least one sub-committee (2-3 meetings per year)
  • Must be readily available by phone and email
  • Support ongoing Music BC events in person whenever possible
  • Attend 2021 AGM if possible

Reach out to jimmy@musicbc.org for more information and to express your intent to run. 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


ARTS, MUSIC, CULTURE & THE ELECTION

In just under two weeks Canada goes back to the polls for the Federal Election. At Music BC we always encourage our members and those engaged in BC’s music sector to get informed and cast their vote! 

Here’s a helpful resource to give you a snapshot of where each party’s platform stands in terms of arts, music and culture.

Voting Day is September 20th, 2021.

YOUR VOTE MATTERS

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Rossland Museum kicks off the national Culture Days celebrations with our annual outdoor Artisan Market!

Join us on the last weekend of September, 25th and 26th, as we kick off the national Culture Days celebrations with our annual outdoor Artisan Market!

From 11 am to 4 pm all weekend, wander about the museum property to check out Kootenay artisans and vendors and celebrate the beauty and creativity fostered in this region. Shop from local artisans offering prints and photographs, handmade ceramics, or unique hand-made jewelry.

This year’s Culture Days’ theme is “Re:Imagine: exploring new ideas and innovation in arts and culture while committing to building tangible change in the sector and society.”

We will be adhering to COVID-19 protocols to keep everyone safe and comfortable. Masks are required for entry inside the museum and strongly recommended for exploring the outdoor market. This event is subject to public health order changes.

Admission is free, but donations are always appreciated!

To register as a vendor, email admin@rosslandmuseum.ca or complete the vendor booking form at https://forms.gle/1zXNuYWt6E1K7S648.

Date & Time: 11am-4pm September 25-26

For more info: Phone: 250-362-7722 Email: admin@rosslandmuseum.ca

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It’s Almost Showtime

Molly Sweeney & Band
September 16th at 7:30pm

Tickets: Adult $20 / Student $12.75
One of the most compelling voices to emerge from the Montreal music scene, singer-songwriter Molly Sweeney was born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. Sweeney will be joined on stage by Mike Rud, Graham Tracey and Rob Fahie.


A self-taught vocalist and guitarist, Sweeney was working at a music venue in the heart of Montreal’s indie scene where she joined Sam Shalabi’s Land of Kush, singing leads on three albums. As a back vocalist, she has performed with artists including The Barr Brothers, Basia Bulat, Matana Roberts, Old Man Luedeke and Little Scream and she was a guest vocalist on Leonard Cohen’s 2019 release Thanks for the Dance.


***AS PER THE BC PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER, AT THE TIME OF THIS PERFORMANCE, TICKET HOLDERS MUST BE ABLE TO PRESENT PROOF OF AT LEAST 1ST VACCINE TO BE ADMITTED. ***
PHO also indicates that masks are mandatory in all indoor spaces and group indoor events are limited to 50 people.

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Symphony of the Kootenays
October 3rd at 1pm and 3pm

Tickets: Adult $25 / Student $21.25
The Symphony of the Kootenays is a celebrated cornerstone of the Kootenays’ music and culture scenes and we are delighted to have a smaller ensemble performing Holst “St. Paul’s Suite” – 13’ , Rota – “Sonata per Orchestra da Camera” – 12’30” , Sibelius “Valse Triste” – 5’, Mozart Symphony No. 24 – 10’ and Beethoven “Turkish March”  Opus 113 – 2’00” in a very special 45 minute performance. A real treat in these trying times.

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An Unconventional Life
October 14th at 7:30pm

Tickets: Adult $20 / Student $17

“Dare to Dream.” This is a musical drama about a young Jewish woman who challenged the status quo. The creation of this show began when local soprano Noémi Kiss decided to make her dream of singing all the songs from the movie Yentl come true. Noémi asked Kaslo thespian Lynn van Deursen to  “write something theatrical” to showcase the songs and tell a compelling story. The accompanist is pianist John Dean. The piece examines gender inequality, what it means to challenge the status quo, and one young woman’s journey to find her way in a male dominated society. Narrative by Lynn van Deursen, with songs by Michel Legrand (music) Alan & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics).

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Josephine
October 15th and 16th at 7:30pm

Tickets: Adult $30 / Student $25.50

*This show is intended for adult audiences as it contains adult content and nudity.*

Before Ella, Tina, Billie or Beyonce there was Josephine…
Josephine is a biographical musical that combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. Josephine shatters stereotypes of race, gender roles and sexuality in this intimate, charming and haunting cabaret with a twist.
This show stars Tymisha Harris who has been performing professionally for over 20 years. Recent endeavors include the national tour of “Rock of Ages”, a European tour with the innovative and world-renowned Pilobulus Dance Theaer Company, and a founding member and Assistant Director and Choreographer of the succesful Orlando based troupe, VarieTease.

“She should be starring in a movie version directed by Baz Luhrmann”
– RuPaul (about Tymisha Harris)

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The Artist’s Journal: Second Notice of News Deadline

Second reminder to submit your news for the October-November-December 2021 issue

The deadline is Sept 20, 2021

YOUR NEWS IS PUBLISHED AT NO CHARGE
You receive free, province-wide exposure and you also help BC’s talented artists
learn where they can find more exposure and increase their income.

You do not have to be a paying subscriber to this newsletter to submit your news!
Please submit your news in simple typed format,
as a Word document or typed into your e-mail message.
Please do not send a document (i.e. jpg poster) that can’t be “cut-and-pasted.”
If you need help to word your news item, see a sample issue at
www.artnews-healthnews.com/all-issues

Again, this issue’s deadline is Sept 20

Please submit your news to Eve at
eve@artnews-healthnews.com

The Artist’s Journal is published four times yearly (quarterly)
The deadlines for each issue are . . .
Jan/Feb/March issue deadline is Dec 15
April/May/June issue deadline is March 20
July/Aug/Sept issue deadline is June 20
Oct/Nov/Dec issue deadline is Sept 20

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Alliance Mail / Find an all candidates meeting in your area with ArtsVote BC!

So you’ve probably seen the new laws around the B.C. Vaccine Card. If not, click here.

Last week, I indicated that we’d be sending a survey around for you to give your feedback and help us advocate around this key issue. Now that new information has emerged, we’re going to take a bit of extra time to get the lay of the land before we circulate. Thanks for your patience!

taylor.


Find an All Candidates Meeting in Your Area with ArtsVote BC

Looking to get the temperature of the candidates on the arts and culture issues that matter to you? Pose the question at an all candidates meeting in your area! We’ve got an interactive map at artsvotebc.ca to help you find an in-person or virtual meeting in your district!

You should also check out ArtsVote BC if you want to learn how you can vote safely or by mail, read the major parties’ platform positions on arts and culture issues, and browse resources to help you make the case for the arts!

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Call to Artists from Castlegar Sculpturewalk!

Castlegar Sculpturewalk is now accepting applications for our 2022 event, which opens next May. One of the premiere arts events in Canada, Sculpturewalk attracts artists and viewers from across the world to the beautiful city of Castlegar, BC, the Sculpture Capital of Canada™. See you next year!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

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Trail & District Arts Council presents the Marc Atkinson Trio at the Rossland Miners Hall.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21 at 7:30 pm

After more than two decades of musical output, Marc Atkinson is both difficult to define and readily identifiable. He is first and foremost a masterful acoustic guitarist who combines lyricism, rhythmic precision, and technical mastery into a distinctive guitar voice. That voice is further defined by Atkinson’s significant talents as a composer of lush and melodic original works. His virtuosity and compositional strengths are showcased in the recordings and live performances of the Marc Atkinson Trio, the internationally renowned acoustic trio described by Jurgen Goethe as “one of the top ten of the world’s working string trios.”

The current Trio includes Brett Martens on rhythm guitar and Joey Smith on bass. And for this performance they’re being joined by Cameron Wilson, a violinist and composer known for his genre-crossing virtuosity and near-limitless musical creativity. Wilson plays with the National Broadcast Orchestra, Van Django, and Mariachi del Sol (amongst other ensembles); his compositions have been heard on the CBC, NPR, and the venerable BBC; and he’s recorded with everyone from Bryan Adams to Spirit of the West.

Atkinson is arguably as well known for his contributions to Canada’s roots/acoustic music super group, The Bills, where he “explores his mandolin personality,” while also contributing guitar instrumentals, vocals, and original compositions. He is a Juno nominee and winner of two Western Canadian Music Awards, including a nomination for Outstanding Album Award. His CD, The Marc Atkinson Trio II, was voted one of the top five albums in North America by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and his music has been published in Guitar Player Magazine. Marc received the 2021 Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year at Canadian Folk Music Awards.

“It’s not just that Atkinson is so technically proficient that he can spin out seemingly impossible-to-play, breathtaking lines at will, it’s the emotional nuance and sense of humour in his work that are so engaging. Drawing on classical, jazz, roots, and even some rock traditions, he dips into a deep well he has visited many times to surprise and delight his audience with new takes on old tunes and sensitive renderings of his own highly melodic compositions.” Rick Gibbs, Island Jazz

75 minutes with no intermission.

With funding support from the BC Arts Council, the Government of British Columbia, and the BC Touring Council. This project is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada. / Ce projet est financé [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada.

Single Ticket $25.All tickets are general admission.

For more info: info@trail-arts.com / 250-368-9669

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