BC Association for Charitable Gaming Executive Director Job Posting

The BCACG is in the process of selecting a new Executive Director.  The job description notes that living in the Lower Mainland or on Vancouver Island is an asset, but professional competencies will be considered above location (in other words, it could be someone in another area of the province).

To view the job posting, click here.

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FPCC’s Mentor-Apprentice Program is now accepting applications!

FPCC is pleased to announce that the Mentor-Apprentice Program is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year!

The Mentor-Apprentice Program supports one-on-one teams of a language mentor and apprentice to complete 300 hours of language immersion work together over a one-year period. Click here to watch a short video overview of the Mentor-Apprentice Program!

The Mentor-Apprentice Program Call for Applications, Application Form and Funding Guide are available on our website.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:00pm.

Completed applications may be submitted by email to aliana@fpcc.ca or by fax to 250-652-5953. Applications must be received on or before the deadline date.

If you have questions, please let me know!
Warmest regards,

Aliana Parker
Language Programs Manager, First Peoples’ Cultural Council

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Archivists look to ‘decolonize’ Canada’s memory banks

The Canadian Press
Published Monday, February 19, 2018 4:12AM EST


Reconciliation is rewriting Canada’s memory banks as archivists across the country work to make their collections more open to and sensitive towards Indigenous people.

Library and Archives Canada is leading the way with a $12-million project to hire Aboriginal archivists to work in First Nations communities and to give more control over materials gathered there to the people who created them.

“Decolonization” is a hot topic among those charged with storing, organizing and making accessible the country’s historical record.

“It’s huge,” said Camille Callison, Indigenous service librarian at the University of Manitoba.

“It’s like the biggest thing happening right now. A lot of people are making changes.”

Several recommendations in the report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission urged libraries and archives to rethink their work in light of Indigenous people.

“Archives are instruments of bureaucracy, instruments of power,” said Greg Bak, a historian and archivist at the University of Manitoba.

“The archives become one way in which colonial views of relationships tend to be fixed and preserved.”

The national archives, for example, hold reams of residential school records. Few, said Bak, speak of the children who died there.

That institution is hiring seven Indigenous archivists to fan out across the country. They are to find out what materials are held locally and to record fresh oral history, said Johanna Smith, director of public services.

“That is brand-new for (Library and Archives Canada) to do,” she said.

“There’s definitely interest out there. When we talk about this, every time there’s a community that says, ‘Hey, we’ve got a freezer full of tapes that really need help.”‘

Instead of being centralized in Ottawa, materials could remain in their community. So would the copyright – a big shift and a step toward recognizing the concept of “cultural copyright.”

Currently, a recording belongs to the person who made it.

“The rights of that individual who was recorded are not as clear,” Smith said.

“It’s about saying how can we connect those dots a little bit differently to put some agency back in the hands of the individual whose voice was recorded. It’s a community sense of belonging to that object. A community sense of privacy, also.”

Staff are also poring over old records to find those of interest to First Nations.

“Our holdings are vast,” said Smith. “We’re going to do some targeted research and … we’re going to Indigenous archivists to do that research, to identify collections that could be digitized.”

Other projects are also underway.

The Association of Canadian Archivists with 125 institutional members offers a scholarship for Indigenous archivists and has set up a working group to share best practices and to figure out how to best address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.

“There’s no manual to follow,” said director Jo-Anne McCutcheon.

“Every community is different. Settler-Indigenous contact happened differently, so it’s complicated.”

Archivists in Manitoba are reworking the old U.S. Library of Congress subject headings, the access points to any collection.

“They call Indigenous spirituality things like shamanism – the really antiquated terms we don’t use any longer,” said Callison.

Edmonton’s city archivists are rewriting catalogue descriptions so they don’t repeat offensive language contained in the documents they refer to.

“It’s growing on an annual basis,” said Raymond Frogner, archivist for the National Truth and Reconciliation Centre in Winnipeg. “It’s definitely gaining a lot of momentum.”

Archives aren’t necessarily neutral, Frogner said. Archivists and those who use them have to work to ensure everyone’s experience is reflected in the stories told

“We are what we choose to remember, but we also are what we choose to forget.”

Source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/archivists-look-to-decolonize-canada-s-memory-banks-1.3809132

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Kicking Horse Culture: Blues-rockers The Static Shift this Saturday Feb 24

Recuperating today from last night’s “enchanted” MasqueParade and lazily watching a brilliant documentary on Eric Clapton called “Life in 12 Bars”. Lots of film clips going back into the 60s in London with The Yardbirds, John Mayall, into Cream, then Blind Faith (who I saw in ’69 in Hyde Park) and then into Derek and The Dominoes, of course.

They tell of the story of all these young Brits listening with wide open ears to all the American bluesmen like Howling Wolf, Albert King and BB King – just to name a few – emulating the licks and, over time, finding their own voices, and making their own “new music” stepping on the shoulders of those who have come before.

The Static Shift guys were turned onto those blues-rocking Brits which then led them and drew them back further to those same American bluesmen.

Now, who knows what will become of Mitchell, Isaiah, and Keone of The Static Shift in the years to come as they try to navigate a musical career – it’s a very tough business! Who can tell what they’re destined for? But, I can say to the folks in Golden who come to our shows, I heard something when an email came in from an International Song contest announcing that these young men (I think maybe 16 at the time) had been awarded best song from a teenage band and clicked through to the video for Black Smoke.

It sounded old school and it rocked with a swagger. And Mitchell’s got a voice right out of the 70s. They got my attention; this video was the inspiration for the 4pm children’s show we’re doing next Saturday – check it out and you’ll see why.

Life-wise for The Static Shift there’s been a lot of water under the bridge for these young men since they played a Summer Kicks show here in 2016. I watched them on CTV’s The Launch recently and was gratified to see that some industry pros had the same initial “wow” reaction as I had.

I’m really pleased that we have an outlet like Live Kicks in Golden to be able to bring in artists to you that you’ve maybe never heard of or seen before giving us all the chance to experience something that is both entertaining and hopefully life affirming. This could be early days in a big career for these three young men and worthy of the price of admission. I hope to see you in the hall this Saturday night. They’ll be beer.


Here’s our KHC web page on The Static Shift  and this Saturday night’s show.

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Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism goes OUTSIDE THE BOX…and you are invited!


Promote and Tune Into Our LIVE Stream Event

Sunday | March 11th | 5:30pm to 6:30pm

We will be promoting and hosting a dynamic 1-hour online event that recognizes

the thousands of photos and videos submitted for our #findingawesome campaign.

Watch on the big screen at The Vault, Kaslo Hotel Pub, or Uptown Sports Bar.



Get your business recognized by thousands of tourists by donating a prize: water bottle, toque, nights stay, spa treatment, coffee and cake, or dinner for two, or etc.

Send us an email telling us what you would like to donate. You will be recognized on our social channels, findingawesome.ca/live website and during the event !



If your business shares any of our Facebook posts promoting this event you will be entered to win a 1/2 page ad in the 2019 Travel Book – value $1100!!

Every time you share the post you get 1 point, and if you share the Facebook Live video during the event you get 2 points!

Thanks for partnering in this exciting, outside-the-box, tourism event.



Find Out More…LIVE

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Music Books Plus February 2018 eNewsletter

11 Challenges Female Musicians Face

Being successful in music is difficult for anyone, but female musicians have a few unique mountains to climb.

Women who work in male-dominated fields always have a few challenges thrown at them, and female musicians definitely know this to be true. While becoming successful in the performing arts is difficult for anyone who chooses to pursue a career in them, women have a few more mountains to climb ahead of them.

Read More

Just Released

Drum Dictionary​

An A-Z Guide to Tips, Techniques & Much More
Format: Softcover & Online Audio
Take your playing from ordinary to extraordinary in this all-encompassing book/audio package for drummers.
You’ll receive valuable tips on performing, recording, the music business, instruments and equipment, beats, fills, soloing techniques, care and maintenance, and more. Styles such as rock, jazz, hip-hop, and Latin are represented through demonstrations of authentic grooves and instruments appropriate for each genre. The accompanying audio includes many of the examples in the book, performed by Ed Roscetti on drumset, electronic kits, and other percussion instruments. Many examples are also recorded in a full band setting to hear how important concepts fit in with other instruments and ensembles.
©2018, 128 pages
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Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival Vendor Applications for 2018 are now open!

We invite all vendors to apply for the 27th Annual Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival!

  • Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival aims to provide a well-rounded balance of local options and a diverse array of both goods and food vendors for everyone to enjoy over August Long Weekend.
  • We encourage all vendors to read over our Vendor Information Package to make sure your business is suitable for our festival and then apply! Limited spaces are available.

Vendor Information Package and Application

Camping is NOT included in the Vendor Fee.  For all Camping information and passes please visit:

Camping and Accommodations

We Look forward to seeing you in Kaslo Bay Park August 3rd, 4th & 5th


Kaslo Jazz Etc. Society

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

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