Mountain caribou film to open in Revelstoke in November

June 28th, 2017

By David F. Rooney Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rain Forest, an American film about the iconic animals, opens at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver on Thursday and at the Vic Theatre Victoria on Friday and will play in Revelstoke and Nelson in November. Each showing will include panel discussions and other events to inspire […]

In Video: CPE Grade 5 class’ performance of The Salmon Connection

June 25th, 2017

By David F. Rooney Columbia Park Elementary School’s Grade 5 class put on a surprisingly good play at the Performing Art Centre on Thursday night. The Salmon Connection was the culmination of a year-long  project that sought to educate the children in Sue Leach’s class bout the vital role salmon play in the human and […]

  • CPE students produce The Salmon Connection for the Performing Arts Centre

    June 21st, 2017

    Sue Leach’s Grade Five students are ready to hit the stage at the Performing Arts Centre Thursday night, June 22, with their performance of The Salmon Connection. Jim Redding, the school district’s elementary music teacher, and Ms. Leach have been helping the students learn songs and develop their acting skills for their year-end presentation. An […]

    In Video: Treasures from the Museum

    June 19th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Revelstoke Museum Curator Cathy English shared some of the institution’s favourite artifacts during last Wednesday’s Brown Bag History lecture. From fur presses to antique waist-squeezing corsets. this lecture was highly entertaining. Please activate the YouTube player belowyo watch his 47-minute video:

    RIP actress Karen Bradford

    June 16th, 2017

    Some sad news from the world of community theatre; former Revelstoke Theatre Company member Karen Bradford has died in Alberta. The Current wishes to share this notice it received from for former Theatre Company chairman Martin Ralph: It is with sadness that I share with you that past Revelstoke Theatre Company member, Karen Bradford (Zacker – […]

    A party to remember: Farewell to Lyn & Denny

    June 2nd, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Friends and fans of local community theatre will flock to the Selkirk Room at the Regent Hotel at 7 pm on Saturday, June 3, to celebrate the storied acting careers of Lyn and Denny Kaulback. Lyn and Denny are leaving for Oliver at the end of June. In the meantime, the […]

  • A big break for Nina Amelio

    May 29th, 2017

    Nina Amelio has received a huge break in her quest to break into the pop music scene; she has just been nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award for best pop song for her single Faded Away  “I also was offered a cool non-exclusive agreement with Ostereo in London England to record EPs for […]

    In Video: A Brown Bag History of the Chinese Community in Revelstoke

    May 18th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Revelstoke Museum & Archives Curator Cathy English presented one of her most interesting, and troubling, Brown Bag Histories — the Chinese Community in Revelstoke. Interesting because there are few things more interesting than the arrival and integration of new arrivals into our society; and troubling because of the shameful way that […]

    Friday’s jazz show changes to the Begbie Room

    May 17th, 2017

    Half Nelson, a quintet featuring Revelstoke native Carl Laurence on trombone and vocals, will be playing this Friday at the Regent Hotel — but in the Begbie Room, not the Selkirk Room. Carl, who now calls Nelson home, will be joined by Revelstokians Darcy Purcell, guitar, and Dave Marfleet, bass, and Nelsonites Ron Butler on […]

    In Pictures: Great art exhibits at the Visual Arts Centre

    May 14th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney The latest shows at the Visual Arts Centre are a curious blend of realistic adventures in art. As a patron visiting The Centre you’ll experience the amazing and mature created by a group of women artists in Adventure Quencher. Artists Zuzana Riha, Natalie Harris, Jess Leahey and Nicola McGarr put together a […]

    The BC Interior Forestry Museum is cooking with 3 great events in May

    May 10th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Things are really cooking this month out at the BC Interior Forestry Museum, which has three upcoming events that should be of interest to many people in the community. First up is an offer to provide advice from logging sport veteran Ernie Larson to would-be amateur logging sports athletes in the […]

    Brown Bag History unpacks the lives of pioneer women

    May 9th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Museum & Archives Curator Cathy English gave a very interesting Brown Bag History lecture on Wednesday, May 3, that unpacked the history of the community’s pioneer women — including Revelstoke’s Ladies of the Night. Please activate the YouTube player below to watch this 53-minute video: