Randy Bachman – Members Go to the Front of the Line!!


Members Buy Early!!*

*If you are not a member yet give us a call at 250-426-7006 and we will set you up.

Kootenay Concert Connection

Randy Bachman
Saturday March 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tickets $60
**Big Ticket Plus Members Can Buy**
Wednesday December 6 at 10:00 am
Passcode: VINYL
**Regular Big Ticket Members Can Buy
Thursday December 7 at 10:00 am
Passcode: RANDY
On Sale to Public
Friday December 8 at 10 am

Legendary Canadian Music Icon to Perform at Key City Theatre


The Key City Theatre continues to attract some of the biggest names in Canadian music.  March 17th, Randy Bachman’s Every Song Tells a Story tour will make a stop in Cranbrook.

 Randy Bachman stands in rarified air as a member of a very exclusive club of recording artists who had number one singles with two different bands….”American Woman” with the Guess Who, and “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet”, with Bachman-Turner Overdrive. It’s a club with precious few members to be sure. In a career spanning five decades, Bachman has earned a staggering 120 platinum, gold and silver record awards.

Bachman’s record sales have now exceeded over 40 million, and his distinctive brand of no-holds-barred, guitar-driven rock is instantly recognizable worldwide. As host of of the top- rated CBC and Sirius XM radio program, “Vinyl Tap”, his listeners worldwide, number in the millions each week, earning him the title as Canada’s favourite storyteller.

Fans will not only hear the Bachman Songbook played “live” in an intimate venue like the Key City Theatre, but they will hear the stories behind how and why the songs were written.

 As a special bonus to his ever-popular songs and the stories behind them, Bachman  will also honour the remarkable musical legacy of his early mentor, hero, and inspiration, Beatles guitarist/songwriter George Harrison.  As part of the show, Bachman will offer his own uniquely personal interpretation of Harrison’s best known songs.

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Creative City Network of Canada Member News: Membership Renewal

It’s that time of year again!
Membership renewal time. 2018 membership renewal invoices will be sent out on Friday, December 1st. 

Important Information…

  • Membership renewals are due by January 31st, 2018.
  • For municipal membership information, click here.
  • For organizational membership information, click here.
  • For individual membership information, click here.

Please contact us at info@creativecity.ca or at 604-688-2489. Information can also be found on the membership page on our website.

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MusicBC: JUNO Micro-grants + PASSPORT Program Announced!


The 2018 Juno Host Committee wants your help in hosting memorable experiences across the province. 25 x $1,000 Grants are available for artists, venues, promoters and music organizers to present unique musical experiences across the Lower Mainland, and in communities throughout B.C. Apply to the Experience Music Program and celebrate our incredible music community!



PASSPORT: Music Export Summit provides international trade and export market development training for export-ready Canadian artists, artist managers, and music entrepreneurs. The project will provide participants with market intelligence, business skills, and information to develop export markets and increase international trade. This intensive training program will help artists and managers understand the challenges and opportunities of global music releases. Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2017. Apply at http://www.passportmusic.ca


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What’s Happening at the Kootenay Gallery

Christmas at the Gallery

Christmas at the Gallery opened on November 17 with lots of festivities. We had a good turnout of folks who came and enjoyed a glass of wine and an evening of browsing. We have many of your favourite items along with a selection of new goods in the Gallery.

Castlegar & District Arts Council


The Annual General Meeting of the Castlegar & District Arts Council was held on Novmeber 29. Overall,  2017 was busy, as new board members took over from long-time Council volunteers, Jacquie Hamilton and Leni Normington.  The photo shows the CADAC Board for 2018, left to right, Audrey Maxwell-Polovnikoff (Member-At_Large), Susi Ingram (Treasurer), Chris D’Arcy (Vice Chair), Val Field (Chairperson) and Maggie Shirley (Secretary).

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Dec Newsletter: What’s Happening at Touchstones

History Talks, Holiday Gift Ideas, Date Night, and SNOW!

Let it snow! Visit Touchstones Nelson’s latest exhibitions, regional museum, and amazing shop to stay warm this December.

The Shop has an incredible selection of unique gift ideas, fantastic gifts for kids, and a beautiful selection of work by local and regional artists and artisans.

Holiday Hours:
– Open 11am-4pm on Monday Dec 4, 11 & 18
– Open until 6pm on Friday Dec 8, 15 & 22
– Closed Dec 24, 25 & 26
– Open 12-4pm on Dec 27-30
– Closed Dec 31, Jan 1 & 2

The Shawn Lamb Archives will be closed from Dec 21 to Jan 3.

Join us at Touchstones!

December 6 to 9: Volunteer Pop-Up Shop 
We have incredible volunteers!! And to celebrate their talents, we will have a Volunteer Pop-Up Shop with textiles, jewellery, art cards and more all hand-made by our volunteers!

December 12, 7pm:  Nelson History Talk – Courthouse Session
Join us for an inspiring evening of history at the Nelson Court House with an inside look at Nelson’s legal past from 3 perspectives. Panelists include Elaine Beaulac, Howie Grant & Don Sperry.  Free Admission.
Presented by the Heritage Working Group of the Cultural Development Committee of the City of Nelson.

NEW! Every Thursday from 5-8pm: Thursday Date Night 
Visit the Museum for free on Thursdays from 5-8pm and receive a $5 certificate towards the Hume Hotel. Enjoy amazing art, history, food and drink in two of Nelson’s finest heritage buildings!

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Banff Mountain Film Fest at the REC PLEX


Due to the demand for tickets the last few years, we have moved to the Rec Plex this year. We are setting up a big screen and bringing in the soft seats from the Civic Centre to augment the Rec Plex chairs. We are getting very close to being sold out so if this is on your ‘must see’ list, get to AGOG now to pick up your seats or call 250 344-6186 to reserve with your credit card. Cheers!

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Download Our New Report About Digital Marketing Tools for Nonprofits!


Technology has revolutionized marketing. Tools exist to help you better connect with the people who use your services and support your mission and causes, and to learn more about their interests so that you can better meet their needs. But digital marketing is not a silver bullet—it’s a many-headed beast that’s difficult to tame.

We created our newest report, the Landscape of Digital Marketing for Nonprofits, to help you understand, at a high-level, the multiple facets of digital marketing of interest to nonprofits and identify a logical, cost-effective path forward. It covers individual marketing topics as well as communication channels and tools, and shares best practices and recommendations from digital marketing experts to help you make the most of your efforts.

Thanks to our sponsors, Firefly Partners and Paraphrase Communications, it’s absolutely free to download.



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