Music, dance, and movies – there’s lots to do in Trail

Trail Pipe Band presents
The Pipe Bands Anniversary Celebration
April 16 at 7:30 pm
The Bailey Theatre

Join the Trail Pipe Band for an evening of piping, dancing, fiddling and singing as they celebrate the 95th anniversary of Trail Pipe Band and the 100th anniversary of the Kootenay Kilties Pipe Band.

Featured performers include: The Trail Pipe Band, Nelson’s Own Kootenay Kilty Pipe Band, Rossland Glee Club, The Bibby Sisters, Bree Hurlbert and The Scottie School of Highland Dance

Adult $20.00, Student $15.00


Trail & District Arts Council’s Sunday Cinema presents
The Woman Who Loves Giraffes
Sunday, March 24 at 4:30 pm

The Royal Theatre

In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, in fact, before anyone, man or woman had made such a trip, 23-year old Canadian biologist, Anne Innis Dagg, made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to become the first person in the world to study animal behavior in the wild on that continent. When she returned home a year later armed with ground-breaking research, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved much harder to overcome.

In 1972, having published 20 research papers as an assistant professor of zoology at University of Guelph, the Dean of the university, denied her tenure. She couldn’t apply to the University of Waterloo because the Dean there told Anne that he would never give tenure to a married woman. This was the catalyst that transformed Anne into a feminist activist. For three decades, Anne Innis Dagg was absent from the giraffe world until 2010 when she was sought out by giraffologists and not just brought back to into the fold, but finally celebrated for her work.

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg re-traces the steps of her groundbreaking 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild – and discovers a startling contrast between the world of giraffes she once knew and the one it has become. Weaving through the past and present, her harrowing journey gives us an intimate look into the factors that destroyed her career and the forces that brought her back.

“Alison Reid deserves high praise for fine storytelling, combining ecology and social-justice issues while focusing on a woman ahead of her times, whose ambitions were thwarted by institutional sexism.” – Bruce DeMara, Toronto Star

Dir: Alison Reid / Fred Bercovitch, Lisa Clifton-Bumpass, Anne Innis Dagg / Canada / Englsih / 1h 23min Documentary / Rating: PG


All tickets are $10 cash at the door.

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