JONAS KAUFMANN: My Italy Thurs Sept 7 7pm – The Royal Theatre, Trail


It’s that time of year when all the exciting content starts to get finalized! I will have the Opera, Ballet and NT live productions all ready this week and will email you with that information!

In the meantime we are very excited to announce we will be showing JONAS KAUFMANN: My Italy on Thursday September 7 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $24 adult and $12 child at the door. Mix and Match passes can be used or purchased then as well. Get 8 shows for the price of 6! $144.00 and you can choose what shows to come too.

A lovely trailer can be found here too

We look forward to seeing you in the seats very soon.


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Next Wednesday Boogie Patrol & Easy Ruckus

Boogie Patrol

with Easy Ruckus

Going to be a great night to close out our 2017 Summer Kicks season!

For a decade now the five members of Boogie Patrol have had a mission: to thrill audiences across North America with their unique version of high-energy blues-rock.

Boasting killer instrumentalists on guitar and piano, a brutally unstoppable rhythm section, and a lead singer/harpist who’s often compared to that amazingly soulful singer from The Commitments, Boogie Patrol treat every gig like their lives depend on it.

Short of making a visit to a vintage Chicago juke joint, this is the sweetest, grittiest, funkiest, bluesiest, most sweat-inducing party band you’ll hear this year.

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to find out why Buddy Guy guitarist Ric Hall declares: “Boogie Patrol . . . are on fire!”​

Going to be a great night to close out our 2017 Summer Kicks season!

Check us out on Facebook #kickingculture (Bill Usher)

for LIVE videos of the shows.

Summer Kicks is produced by Kicking Horse Culture 

on behalf of the Town of Golden and CSRD Area ‘A’

The Art Gallery of Golden & Studio Gift Shop

Presenting the handcrafted work of more than 90 

local and regional artists and artisans.

In the gallery this summer:
PAINTINGS Regan Johnston​



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Dance Locale Railtown Carnival event: August 19, 2:30-5pm

Dance Locale Poster Carnival



August 8, 2017

Railtown Carnival Coming to Town!

A Carnival is rolling into town this summer, and its destination is the historic CPR

Station in Railtown.  This afternoon event will take place on August 19th beginning at

2:30 p.m. outside the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Centre.

The Railtown Carnival is the third dance event this summer hosted by the Capitol Theatre as part of a Canada 150 project that celebrates history through dance. Dance Locale 2017 provides opportunities for city residents to engage with Canada’s history in an active and artistic way that will help build on our sense of pride, understanding and attachment to our country’s past, present and future.

“We are so thrilled with the response from the community and their show of

support for the Dance Locale events so far!” exclaimed Stelio Calagias of Front Street

Dance. “The Railtown Carnival is all about families embracing social unity, celebrating and sharing appreciation and the love of music, dance, food, and street artists. Just like historically when the circus or carnivals travelled from town to town by train.”

The event will include roving and stage performances by the Front Street Cabaret Dancers, Circus Acts Insomniacs, aerial acrobatics, stilt walkers, puppetry and more! Front Street Dance studio member Nemia Darwell and his two sisters Sauhiara and Zanieha will perform indigenous dances; a Grass Dance, a Women’s Traditional Dance and a Fancy Dance. Carnival style offerings will also include free face painting, popcorn and balloon animals amongst other local vendors.

“The CPR Flats and historic Railway Station was chosen as a site for this project

because it is a significant cultural reminder of Nelson’s economic roots.” says Stephanie Fischer, Executive Director of the Capitol Theatre. “We also want to celebrate the many generations that have inhabited this place and made of use of its resources long before the train track was laid down.” The Flats were used for millennia by indigenous peoples, for seasonal settlement for fishing, access to hunting and a plant gathering grounds. The low lying riverside geographic location  of the Flats also provided agricultural use as a Chinese market garden, prior to the industrial expansion in the 1900s.”

Project partners Front Street Dance, Dance Fusion and Dance Umbrella studios have

all collaborated on choreographed pieces that respond to the history and our

emotional connectedness to specific geographic locations throughout town.

A final Dance Locale event will take place December 7th at the Capitol Theatre that will celebrate indigenous youth, song and dance.


Media contact:

Eden DuPont, Project Coordinator (204) 998-0836

Coordinator (204) 998-0836

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Member News: Board Nominations Deadline Reminder



Call for 2017-2018 CCNC Board Nominations

The deadline to send in your nominations for the 2017-2018 CCNC Board is on Friday, August 18th.


Creative City Network of Canada (CCNC)
Board of Directors Call for Nominations

CCNC is seeking expressions of interest for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, October 20, 2017 in Halifax, NS.

Voting Members (Class A) are eligible to nominate one person from their non-elected full-time staff to represent their community on the CCNC Board of Directors. Voting Members (Class A) include municipal governments, regional governments, and Band Councils. At the May 31, 2013 AGM, CCNC expanded its membership to include a Non-Voting Category (Class B) for individuals and organizations. Non-Voting Members are not eligible to serve on the Board.

Roles and Responsibilities: CCNC is governed by a Board of Directors from the Voting Member (Class A) category whose primary responsibility is to:

  • establish and implement the CCNC’s mission and vision;
  • provide continuity for managing and implementing CCNC’s affairs;
  • setting the rate of progress the CCNC takes in reaching its mission and vision; and,
  • securing support and appreciation for the CCNC’s mission, vision, mandate, beliefs and long-term direction.

Term:  1 year (with a suggested maximum of 8 years).

Board Composition:  The CCNC Board maximum is 15 members.

Time Commitment:  CCNC is an active working board that requires a significant investment of time over the year. This includes attendance at monthly board meetings and participating in at least one committee. Board committees are: Nominating & Governance, Membership, Finance, Summit, and PANAG.

Pre-requisites: Voting Members (Class A) must be paid-up and in good standing with the organization for a minimum of one year before applying.

Skills and Experience:  The CCNC Nominations Committee will make every effort to be as inclusive as possible and represent Canada’s geographic representation, experience in the culture sector, individual skill sets, and diversity to provide balance in the overall Board to support the effective governance and day to day operations of the organization.

The Board is currently seeking individuals with experience and/or interest in any of the following areas:

  • Public Art
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Financial Management
  • Research

Submission Details:
Please submit an expression of interest by email and include: a 250-word bio (Word doc) that outlines your education and experience, why you would like to be on the Board, committee preference, and a high-resolution photo (> 300 dpi jpeg) of yourself to:

Anna Whelan, General Manager, Creative City Network of Canada

Please ensure your nomination is received at the CCNC office no later than 5:00pm PT, August 18, 2017.

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Creative City News: Early Bird Deadline Reminder


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Views from the Edge: Periphery, Perspective and the Contemporary City

2017 Creative City Summit Announcements

Early bird deadline reminder and Funders Panel announcement, P2P Presenter Bios

Only 2 months to go!

Download the Schedule at a Glance for more details or visit the 2017 Summit Page.

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BOSS 2017 is the best BOSS yet! Learn why you should be there.


Level up your not-for-profit know-how at BOSS 2017.
Only 10 weeks left to register. Save your spot today!

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Why attend BOSS 2017?

BOSS is a handy acronym for – Building Organizational Sector & Sustainability. You’ll come away from BOSS with a renewed and refreshed perspective on key topics in the not-for-profit sector! Learn how to ask for funding, discover critical tools to set the stage for organizational change and uncover the secrets to a values-driven brand.

Get BOSS-y and register for BOSS 2017 today! Your ticket includes…

  • the choice of 14 unique sessions facilitated by our expert presenters
  • a social networking event – with wine!
  • light refreshments and a fantastic lunch 


Do you have a friend or colleague that is BOSS? We think you do. Let them know about BOSS 2017! Please forward this email to a friend or share BOSS 2017 in your social media networks!

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E-News: VIFF Live Applications + Music BC Welcomes Paige Guscott!



Music BC is pleased to announce Paige Guscott as the newest member of our team. Paige will be with us starting Monday August 14th in the role of Communications and Community Engagement. She joins us from The Roxy Cabaret where she was the Music Coordinator, tasked with handling logistics and communications of all the live music events. Paige comes from a background in live music production and has experience in journalism, having written entertainment content for MUSE Magazine. She is well versed in the world of grants as well as tour reconciliation, administration and social media from her time at 604 Records. Paige is looking forward to engaging with more artists and companies in the BC music industry and keeping the community informed of relevant opportunities and resources to help them succeed. Welcome Paige!



New to Vancouver International Film Festival this year, VIFF LIVE is a 5-day series that expands the spotlight from festival cinema to live music with a focus on local emerging artists. Music BC is thrilled to be partnering with Do604 and VIFF on this showcasing series from October 2-6th, 2017. The new series VIFF Live aims to create a unique immersive experience for musicians and audiences alike by blending inventive visual elements with live music performances, in a large venue setting. Applications close August 17th so don’t hesitate!

We thank Creative BC, The Province of British Columbia, FACTOR and Radio Starmaker for their continued support.

Apply Now



Music BC is pleased to announce we will be taking BC Bands Zoology, Wooden Horsemen, Little Destroyer and //AMISTAD// to Toronto October 11-12th to participate in the Music BC industry Showcase a nd Mentorship. Thank you to all the artists who applied through Do604 and Do250! 

Thank you to our partners MRG Concers and Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) and Creative BC, The Province of British Columbia and FACTOR for their continued support.


For more Music BC Industry News click here…

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