Kootenay Festival & Event Brochure 2018 Call for Listings – DEADLINE MARCH 2

Book your listing by March 2

List your festival, community event, exhibition, concert, reading, workshop, etc.

This year the cost for listing your festival or event is only $49 per event listing Your fee helps offset costs for printing and distribution and is a great deal for the coverage it provides.

15-20,000 copies of this brochure will be mailed to hundreds of public outlets such as: Chambers of Commerce, hotel resorts, festivals, cafes, bookstores and arts councils around the Columbia Basin as well as to Tourist Info Centres from the Okanagan to the Rockies. We receive a great response to the Kootenay Festivals and Events Brochure, and we continue to fulfill requests for copies throughout the year.

The 2018 brochure will include events from May 2018 – April 2019. The brochure will list festivals and events within the Kootenays, and will be listed by the date of the event.

The information is also uploaded to the:

It is also sent to media in Canada and Washington State for use in their events listings.

This project is subsidized by funding from the Province of BC through the BC Arts Council and Gaming.

Submit your listing here:


Deadline March 2, 2018 –Don’t wait – space may be fully booked before the deadline!

Listing includes:

  • Name of Event:
  • Date:
  • Location:
  • One sentence description(maximum 20 words – longer submissions will be edited):
  • Contact phone number and/or website:

Payment: All listings must be prepaid.

Either pay by credit or debit card using Paypal once you submit your listing online  (you do not have to have a paypal account to do this).

Or mail a cheque for $49.00 (per listing) made payable to:

West Kootenay Reg. Arts Council and mail to: WKRAC, Box 103, Nelson, B.C. V1L 5P7

If you have any questions please email wkracassistant@telus.net or call 250-352-2421.

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Craft & Design Artist-in-Residence – 3 weeks left to apply!

Now accepting applications:
Harbourfront Centre Craft & Design
Artist-in-Residence Program

Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre is a unique Canadian institution that assists recent graduates in establishing professional careers. The Craft & Design Studio is the only post-graduate national training facility for craftspeople that is recognized by Canadian Heritage.

Craft & Design offers Residencies in five disciplines: CeramicsDesignGlassMetal/Jewellery and Textiles

Term of Residency:

    One year contract for recent graduates, renewable up to three years.
    Three month scholarship contract for full-time, returning students.
Application deadline: Friday, March 9, 2018
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Visual arts community: Join the conversation and share your experience

Current status: Open
This public engagement opened on February 5, 2018 and will close on February 23, 2018.

Check in daily to vote on new statements.


The Department of Canadian Heritage needs your help to better understand challenges and opportunities within the Canadian visual arts marketplace. We want to hear your perspective, whether you are an artist, a collector, a consumer or connected with the visual arts marketplace.

Join in: how to participate

We have created an anonymous virtual space where you can share your experience as well as your thoughts and ideas about issues.

Here are four ways to get involved:

  • Vote: Vote on other people’s statements (select agree, disagree or pass/unsure).
  • Join in: If you want to add to the conversation, submit your opinion in the official language of your choice.
  • Share: Share the link to this virtual conversation with others in your network. Understanding issues from as many diverse perspectives as possible offers true insight.
  • Keep in touch: Interested in the results? Sign up to be kept in the loop, learn about upcoming activities and get the opportunity to further this conversation by attending an event in Ottawa in 2018.

Who can participate

While this conversation will be of special interest to those directly involved in the Canadian visual arts market, it is open to any Canadian. Breadth and diversity of participants will bring a better understanding of the market and ecosystem.

To learn more, click here

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Heritage Update: Are you tourism-ready?

What you need to know this week.

Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world and United Nations World Tourism Organization forecasts international travel doubling by 2030. Are you ready? Join our newly revised and updated webinar Tourism 101 on Friday, February 16 (noon PST) to discover what you need to know, so you do not get left behind.

Because tourism is especially important to BC, we have also put together a panel of BC experts to tell us about our province’s future directions and priorities. Join Destination BC, Tourism BC, and the Heritage Branch to find out how you can be part of this major industry. The conversation is on Friday, March 2 at noon PST.

Heritage BC continues to work with the National Trust to keep heritage front and centre as the federal government considers its role in protecting heritage. We recently wrote to all BC MPs describing the values of heritage and the importance of supporting the Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development report. What can you do? Write to your constituency office and let your MP know how heritage contributes to your area. Don’t have time? Don’t worry – The National Trust has done the heavy lifting by preparing all the necessary information.


Heritage and Cultural Tourism 101
Friday, February 16 at noon PST
This webinar introduces the topic of heritage and cultural tourism: what is meant by heritage and cultural tourism; the benefits of heritage and cultural tourism; and the best practices for developing and delivering heritage and cultural tourism experiences. Using examples from British Columbia, this webinar introduces case studies and several valuable resources.

Heritage Tourism 2.0
Friday, March 2 at noon PST
In this panel discussion, we learn about B.C.’s new directions and programs in heritage and cultural tourism. Where is the government going? What does it mean to us? And should we be involved?

Accessibility and Heritage Buildings
Friday, March 23 at noon PST
In this panel style webinar, we will explore theories of accessibility, government policy and the tools available to organizations that are looking to improve accessibility to their spaces, and a case study looking at the practicalities of performing an accessibility audit in a heritage building

Special member discount applies to webinars
Complimentary registration for Open Forums


To read the full newsletter, click here.

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Columbia Basin Trust provides $113,000 for Kaslo’s sternwheeler, the SS Moyie


Kaslo’s SS Moyie is the oldest intact passenger sternwheeler in the world. With funding from Columbia Basin Trust, the ship’s fire suppression system is being replaced to ensure this rare heritage asset is protected for future generations. Photo credit : KLHS.bc.ca

(Columbia Basin) – The SS Moyie is truly one of a kind. The oldest intact passenger sternwheeler ship in the world built in 1898, the Moyie ended its service on Kootenay Lake in 1959. Unlike most sternwheelers that plied inland waters in BC and the Yukon that were either scrapped or burnt at the end of their working lives, the SS Moyie has survived and thrived in Kaslo – lovingly preserved by the community and now a busy, vibrant museum during the spring and summer.

Protecting one of Canada’s rarest heritage assets is an ongoing job. Like any ship, particularly a wooden one, fire is the greatest risk to the Moyie, and it is fire protection that is at the heart of a current project to preserve the 120-year-old vessel, with the Trust providing $113,000.

“Heritage assets like the SS Moyie are precious resources in the Basin; that’s why protecting these assets is one of our strategic priorities,” said Wayne Lundeberg, Columbia Basin Trust. “We are very happy to support the ongoing efforts of the Village of Kaslo and the Kootenay Lake Historical Society to preserve and celebrate this irreplaceable asset now and into the future.”

The current fire suppression is made up of a system of water pipes pressurized by compressed air. During winter, while the ship is unheated, condensation occurs creating internal corrosion. Over the last 25 years, these pipes have begun to rust and break-down. The project currently underway will see the installation of a new system of pipes that will be pressurized with nitrogen gas, mitigating against condensation. The project will also allow the extension of the piping system to cover an increased area in the ship.

“The Kootenay Lake Historical Society has obtained generous grant support from Parks Canada and Columbia Basin Trust, as well as smaller donations from individuals,” said Bill Yeo, lead for the Kootenay Lake Historical Society’s curatorial committee. “Together we can give this historic treasure a more secure future.”

The SS Moyie is the property of the Village of Kaslo and protected and managed by the Kootenay Lake Historical Society.

“Kaslo is rich in heritage resources and an integral part of that history is the SS Moyie which is one of our two National Historic Sites,” said Kaslo Mayor Suzan Hewat. “The Historical Society volunteers have done an incredible job of maintaining and restoring her to her former glory. The most recent challenge of updating an aging fire suppression system did not deter them. It is thanks to hard work, donations from the public and a generous grant from the Trust that this important safety component is being replaced.”

The fire suppression project is slated for completion in March; the SS Moyie will open for the 2018 season on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13. Learn more about the SS Moyie at klhs.bc.ca.

Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, and how it helps deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the Basin, visit ourtrust.org or call 1.800.505.8998.


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BCTC News February 2018

Pacific Contact 2018 News
Nominate Youth for The Next 10 Legacy
AEA: On the Road Workshop, Feb. 17-18, Victoria
AEA: Onstage Success Workshop, May 26-27, New Westminster
AEA: Warming up the Act Funding

Industry News
Apply to Showcase

Pacific Contact is BCTC’s annual trade show and booking conference for performing arts touring in BC. The conference includes showcases, a Contact Room (trade show), workshops, professional development and networking opportunities and more!

Register Early & Save 
To register for Pacific Contact 2018, visit our website.
Register on or before March 16 to save. Rates increase on March 17 by $50.

Rewards for Registering Early: We have a Winner! 
Congratulations to Cameron Smillie of Canada’s Ballet Jorgen. Cameron won the draw for three free nights at the conference hotel for registering before January 19.

Professional Development Intensive at Pacific Contact: A Shifting Landscape
FREE Registration for BCTC Members

Thursday, April 5 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
For the 2018 PDI, we wish to explore our commitment to diversity and how to plan outreach and engagement strategies with Indigenous and culturally diverse communities in the touring and presenting sector in British Columbia. To ensure maximum participation of BCTC members, there will be no fee for the PDI Intensive this year.

BCTC invites you to attend A Shifting Landscape with Chris Creighton-Kelly & France Trépanier. This practical, intensive, 5-hour journey will explore how changes in the arts environment influence the performing arts in BC. Using three modules, France and Chris delve into the complex issues of colonial history, presentation protocols and Indigenous performance practices — both customary and contemporary.  You do not have to attend Pacific Contact to register for the PDI session.
Registration is on a first-come, first serve basis. Space is limited. To register, visit our website.
Special thanks to our PDI sponsor, The Port Theatre.

Conference Hotel Filling Up: Book your Room Today! 
For rates and contact information for the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown conference hotel, visit our website. Book by March 9 to get conference rates.

2018 Showcase Artists: For a list of showcase artists, visit our website.

Conference Schedule at a Glance
The conference kicks off on Thursday, April 5 with a professional development intensive, network meetings, an opening reception and, an evening showcase.
A schedule at a glance is available on our website.

Book Now! Pacific Contact Sponsorship 
We still have a number of fantastic opportunity to promote, profile and put your name in front of key people in the arts and cultural industries. For information or to reserve, visit our website or contact us.

Book your Ad in Pacific Contact Program
Take advantage of this opportunity to announce a new show or upcoming tour, to highlight artists on your roster or to promote an upcoming event. For information about ads, visit our website.

Deadline for Nominations Approaching:
Next 10 Legacy: Nominate a youth to attend Pacific Contact 2018

BCTC Members are invited to nominate a youth to participate in The Next 10 Legacy. Youth who are eligible will receive a complimentary registration (with meals) and up to $500 to support travel and accommodation to attend Pacific Contact. Details including about how to nominate are available on our website. Deadline to nominate is February 23.

Job Postings: Postings are free for BCTC Members! Visit our website for more information or contact us.

 The Aspiring, Emerging Artists Initiative is a project of the BCTC. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Province of BC and the BC Arts Council.

SOLD OUT! On the Road Touring Workshop, Victoria, February 17-18
The next workshop for aspiring, emerging performing artists takes place on Saturday, February 17 & Sunday, February 18 in Victoria.

BCTC’s Onstage Success Workshop with Tom Jackson, May 26-27, New Westminster: Registration starts in March! 
Author of Tom Jackson’s Live Music Method and the All Roads Lead to the Stage DVD series, Tom Jackson is uniquely talented and skilled at transforming an artist’s live show into a magical experience for the audience; helping artists at every level create a live show that is engaging. Registration for the workshop will begin this March.

Deadline March 2: Apply to Warming up the Act Funding Program
Warming Up the Act provides funding to BC presenters to engage aspiring, emerging BC artists as openers for main stage artists/acts presented as part of a series or season. Applications will be accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis up to March 2. For information or to apply, visit our website or contact the program coordinator.


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Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival 2018 Initial Artist Announcement Contest!

Hey subscribers! We are announcing the Initial 2018 Artist Lineup Thursday, February 15th!

We are incredibly excited to share this year’s lineup and we created a contest just for you!


The picture above is a wordplay clue for one of our very talented artists performing at this year’s festival. Reply to this email with the answer of the artist’s nameby 12:00pm, February 15th, and your name will be entered into a draw to win One FREE 2018 Weekend Pass! We will announce the winner with the initial artist lineup on Thursday.



Keep checking your email throughout the next month for the chance to take part in more wordplay contests! Over the next month we will reveal the rest of the 2018 Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival Artist Lineup!

Kaslo Jazz Etc. Society

Box 1293
#1-404 Front St.
Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0

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