Film Kicks – Golden

Film Kicks 20157:30pm Thursday, April 6, 2017


Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman star in the true story of Saroo Brierley, who was adopted by an Australian couple after being separated from his family in India at the age of five, and then located his original home using Google Earth 25 years later. From the production team that brought us The King’s Speech comes Lion: the incredible true story of Saroo Brierley and his 25-year odyssey.

Precocious five-year-old Saroo Khan is always up for an adventure. Eager to help his older brother Guddu with any odd job that will provide their family with much-needed money, Saroo follows Guddu everywhere he goes. One night the two boys are separated on a train platform in their native Madhya Pradesh, and Saroo winds up nearly a thousand miles away in Calcutta.

Homeless in a strange city where he doesn’t speak the language, Saroo gets by on his street smarts until he is taken in by a government orphanage. When an Australian couple adopts him, he is taken to live with them in Hobart, Tasmania. It’s not until Saroo leaves that island as a young Australian man that he begins to wonder what became of his first home and the family he so adored. Ingeniously using satellite images from Google Earth, he finds a lead to follow up on. But the search for Saroo’s past threatens to overwhelm his present, and he finds himself further adrift than he ever imagined possible.

Adapting Brierley’s own book, A Long Way Home, screenwriter Luke Davies and first-time director Garth Davis infuse the story with quiet heartbreak. Newcomer Sunny Pawar lights up the screen as the young boy, and Dev Patel delivers a deeply affecting performance as the adult Saroo. Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Rooney Mara (also at the Festival in Una and The Secret Scripture) and Tannishtha Chatterjee round out Lion‘s all-star international cast, while Greig Fraser’s arresting photography conveys the overwhelming chaos and beauty of Saroo’s two worlds. This remarkable journey shows us how home transcends borders and family transcends blood.


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At the Golden Cinema. Shows at 7:30pm.

All tickets purchased at the door. Cash only, please.

Adult Member $10, Non-Member $12, Students always $5  + GST


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Welcome to Death Cafe.. A Living Conversation

Kalein Death CafeOur Death Cafes are a facilitated process that uses a question to initiate conversation between people in small groups around issues related to death, dying and living fully. We will inspire each other, and co-create, together, a warm and respectful space, in which we can explore the many dimensions of what death is for us.  We would like to invite you into a living conversation, a dialogue, an exploration, and a discovery, where we can experience each other both as students and teachers.  Perhaps by slowing down and inviting a deeper listening, we might find ourselves in uncharted territory, and support one another to find the courage to stay present to tenderness, heartbreak, deep love, fear and gratitude, that are all part of the mystery of life.

WednesdayMarch 29, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

402 West Richards St.

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Alliance News

Alliance logoHot Off the Blog: A Roundup of Arts + Culture News and Information

Alliance Launches ArtsVoteBC Campaign For 2017 Provincial Election 

In preparation for the provincial election on May 9, we’ve re-launched our ArtsVoteBC website to provide a range of resources for voters and candidates. The updated site will keep you informed, help keep arts and culture on the election agenda, and enable you to advocate for increased investment in our sector.
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Announcing The Max Wyman Award For Cultural Commentary 

The public are invited to attend a ceremony and gala on April 18 in Vancouver to celebrate the lifetime achievements of Max Wyman, one of Canada’s foremost critics and cultural commentators, and the roll-out of a province-wide biennial award named in his honour.
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New SpaceFinder BC Resources on the Alliance Website 

We’re three months into 2017, and SpaceFinder BC is continuing to grow as the province’s go-to space network for the creative sector! To help support this growing community, your BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is sharing a host of new SpaceFinder resources, now available on the Resources section of our website.
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Province of B.C. Announces Funding for Northern FanCon “Creative Corner” 

$20,000 in funding was announced today for the “Creative Corner” at Northern FanCon. The Creative Corner will present residents of Northern BC with an opportunity to explore the many careers available within the film industry.
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Staff Changes at the Alliance (We’re Hiring!) 

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is saying farewell soon to our Director of Communications, Amanda Peters. We will all miss her greatly, but are happy and excited for her as she begins the next stage of her career. Do you have what it takes to fill the role? Apply now!
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Free Info Session: Alliance’s Extended Health Benefits + RRSP Program 

Join us for a free info session on April 10 about our group extended health benefits plan and RRSP savings plan.
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Canada Council to Launch $88.5M Arts in a Digital World Fund 

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced its $88.5 million “Arts in a Digital World Fund”, to be launched in Fall 2017. The fund, set to run until March 31, 2021, will support short-term, small-scale projects up to $10,000, and large-scale initiatives up to $500,000.
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Updated Canada Council Grant Deadlines for May and April  

Canada Council for the Arts, the government of Canada’s arts funder, has extended some May and April deadlines for grant applications. The following deadlines have changed.
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Ballet BC Announces New Executive Director 

Ballet BC is welcoming John Clark as their new Executive Director. Clark has an extensive history of working in the arts and non-profit sectors.
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Penticton Arts Council Announces New Annual Festival 

The Penticton Arts Council has announced the launch of Artsrising Penticton, an annual arts festival celebrating the power of art. Artsrising’s debut will be held from Thursday, September 21st to Sunday, September 24th, 2017.
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Okanagan Arts Awards Finalists Announced 

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan announced the finalists of the 10th annual Okanagan Arts Awards at an event on March 9.
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Upcoming Alliance Workshops on Managing Human Resources 

Our latest suite of professional development offerings are geared those who manage HR within your organization. Sessions include: Best Practices in HR, Labour Relations, and Harassment & Bullying. Discounted rates apply when registering for multiple sessions!
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Alliance Seeks New Board Members 

Are you passionate about arts, culture or heritage, and want to lend your voice to the efforts of a dynamic group of arts champions? Consider joining our board!
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BC Artscape Issues Call for Tenants for Chinatown Space 

BC Artscape is calling for tenants for BC Artscape at the Sun Wah Centre, which will be used as a multi-tenant hub for artists and creative organizations. The deadline for applications is March 24.
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City of Fort St. John Calls for Proposals for Public Art Policy 

The City of Fort St. John is currently accepting proposals for the creation of a public art policy. The deadline is April 4.
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First intake of three-year, $6-million granting program now open

The first intake of Columbia Basin Trust’s new Built Heritage Grants is now open.
In February, the Trust announced its $6.75-million commitment to a three-year partnership with Heritage BC to establish the capital grants program and the Heritage Support Program. The Built Heritage Grants will support the preservation, rehabilitation, and/or restoration of built heritage assets in the Columbia Basin Trust region.
Registered non-profit societies, registered federal charities, local governments and First Nations may apply for funding.
Application deadline for this grant intake is May 4, 2017. Organizations that are considering applying need to contact Heritage BC by April 27, 2017 to discuss their projects before submitting an application.
Full details on what projects are eligible and how to apply are available at

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Creative Spark Columbia Basin

Creative Spark Columbia Basin

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Small projects can have a big impact. Artists across all disciplines living and working in the Columbia Basin region who have an interest in working with young people in an arts-based capacity are invited to apply for Creative Spark Columbia Basin grants.

Creative Spark Columbia Basin grants support artists to engage young people in schools and communities in arts-based projects. If you relate to any of the statements below, then this grant is designed for you:

  • I’m an emerging artist looking to explore career opportunities
  • I’m an established artist interested in working with young people and need support to start
  • I have a project idea but don’t have the funds to cover the required materials and supplies
  • I am interested in applying for an Artists in the Classroom (AIC) grant in the future and need to build some experience first

Who Can Apply?

Artists living and working in BC’s Columbia Basin region are eligible to apply for this grant.

Grant Amount

Creative Spark Columbia Basin grants offer 100% coverage for projects up to $1,000.

Goals of this Grant

Before you apply, please make sure your project fulfills one or more of these goals:

  • Build your capacity and confidence as an artist working with young people and arts-based learning
  • Provide young people opportunities to engage actively in the arts, and promote an appreciation of the arts
  • Foster connections between young people, artists, arts organizations and schools

How to Apply

Read the Guidelines and email us your completed Application Form.

August 2016 to May 2017 Applications Accepted in Rolling Intake

Learn More


Apply Now

Application Form

For Funded Applicants

Final Report for 2016-17 due August 11, 2017

Get in Touch

Laura Aliaga
Grants Manager
604-336-0626 ext 110


Columbia Basin Trust, through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, supports efforts by the people of the Columbia Basin to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being and to achieve greater self-sufficiency for present and future generations.

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Black Productions Presents – Steel Magnolias at the Capitol

Steel Mag REAL SM PosterBlack Productions is back with our fifth offering to the Kootenays! Robert Harling’s comedy-drama STEEL MAGNOLIAS, will run May 25th-28th, 2017 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson BC.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS focuses on the camaraderie of six Southern women who talk, gossip, needle and harangue each other through the best of times- and comfort and repair one another through the worst. The play is alternately hilarious and touching with six female characters that are delicate as magnolias yet as strong as steel.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS is directed by Heather Shippit and showcases a powerhouse cast featuring Lisel Forst (M’Lynn), Molly Strachan (Shelby), Pat Henman (Ousier), Patti Humphries (Clairee), Jenna Skidmore (Truvy) and Krista Lynch (Annelle). Costumes are designed by Kyla Hurst and sets are by Eric Galbraith.

Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre box office (421 Victoria St), at or by calling 250-352-6363.


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Don’t miss out! Only two live performances left in the Capitol’s 2016/17 Season Series.

Getting to Room TemperatureFriday, March 24th @ 8pm
Tickets: $25 adult, $20 students

Getting to Room Temperature is a hard-hitting, sentimental and funny one-person play about dying – based mostly on a true story. At 93-and-a-half, playwright Arthur Milner’s healthy and active mother Rose took a turn for the worse. He accompanied her to the doctor where her request for assistance in dying was respectfully refused. Rose’s decline and polite quest for euthanasia takes us on an emotional journey into grudgingly explored territory.

There will be a post show talkback following the performance with actor Robert Bockstael, Arthur Milner, Kim Bater from Kalein Hospice Society and Jane DiGiacomo from the Nelson & District Hospice Society.

Coming soon to the Capitol Theatre…


Glory – Shay Kuebler

Friday, April 7th @ 8pm
Tickets: $30 adult, $24 student

Inspired by the epic battles of childhood and a passion for action films, Glory examines the complexities of violent behaviour and its glorification in our media-drenched culture. Through a cinematic lens, with first-person video material, Glory takes the audience through multiple images and expressions on the amplification of experience and violence in society. The evening will also include an opening performance of History Repeating: Her Story Unravelling by local dancer Slava Doval of Dance Fusion.


Amadeus – National Theatre

Saturday, April 8th @ 7pm
Tickets: $15 adult, $12 student.

The Capitol Theatre’s Performance on Screen series continues with Peter Shaffer’s iconic play Amadeus, recorded live at the National Theatre. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world, and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy, he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.


Capitol Chitty .jpgSummer Youth Theatre Auditions
Is your child itching for an opportunity to perform on the Capitol Theatre stage? If they’re between the aged 12 to 19, there could be a role for them in the Summer Youth Theatre production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming.

Auditions will be held on Monday, April 10th at the Capitol. Those participating in the auditions should come ready with a song to sing for the directors that demonstrates their vocal range.

This year’s show will be directed by Geoff Burns, with music director Allison Girvan and choreographed by Lynette Lightfoot. The program runs daily, 9am to 4pm, from July 3rd – July 30th. The fee is $350 plus tax.

There will be five performances, which will take place July 27th, 28th and 29th at 7:30pm and July 29th and 30th at 2pm.

To book an audition time, please call Eva at the Capitol Theatre at 250-352-6363. Box Office hours are Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 4:30pm.

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