Great kids shows AND terrific adult fare, too

April 28th, 2017

Who can resist Robert Munsch stories? No one we know and guess what’s coming to town next week — Professor Pim’s Time Machine to whisk you away to enjoy Munsch Upon a Time. Munsch Upon a Time is a delightful family experience ideal for children two years of age and up and is being presented […]

Earth Day Art Contest yields some surprisingly good images

April 24th, 2017

The North Columbia Environmental Society’s 2017 Earth Day Art Contest inspired students in Revelstoke to show what they love about the Columbia River. The images shown here are the winners from each class that entered, plus the overall intermediate (grades 4-7) and primary student winners (grades K-3) for the whole community.  Judges Sylvia Wood, Michael […]

Garry Pendergast retires in style

April 24th, 2017

By Shaun Aquiline On Saturday, The Revelstoke Performing Arts Council, family members, friends and colleagues came to the Visual Arts Centre to bid Garry Pendergast a retirement adieu. After 10 years of serving as our Executive Director, Garry of course had a huge hand in the transformation and growth of the Arts in Revelstoke. The […]

Matt Blais to play The Last Drop on May 11

April 20th, 2017

If you’re not in town on May 11 perhaps you can catch Matt at one of the following venues: Friday, May 12 – Grindrod – The Riverfront Pub (6927 BC 97A – No cover – 8:30 pm – 19+ Saturday, May 13 – Birch Island – Serenity Music Performing Arts Centre House Concert Series (2461 […]

New art exhibitions open until April 28

April 11th, 2017

By David F. Rooney The Visual Arts Centre’s first new shows of 2017 opened last Friday with a good crowd in attendance. The main gallery was full of new works by local artists created in line with the theme Inspired By… The side galleries, meanwhile, were filled by painter Michelle Spragg’s cosmic vision, Galaxia: Seeking […]

In Video: Revelstoke’s contribution to the victory at Vimy Ridge

April 7th, 2017

By David F. Rooney The Battle of Vimy Ridge is often regarded as the victory that gave birth to Canadian identity as a country. That may well be true, but it cost the lives of over 10,000 men, some of them from Revelstoke. Last Wednesday, local historian Ken English and his wife, Revelstoke Museum & […]

  • In Pictures: The first art exhibitions of the year; and boy, are they good!

    April 6th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney All of the art exhibitions at the Visual Arts Centre are excellent, but there’s something about the very first show of the year that is especially effervescent; and the three exhibitions opening on Friday really excited my imagination. Of all the works by local artists in the Members Show: Inspired by…, […]

    Book lovers take note: Douglas Coupland has won the 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence

    April 5th, 2017

    Vancouver author and artist Douglas Coupland has been selected as the recipient of the 14th annual Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, the West Coast Book Prize Society announced Tuesday, April 4. Lieut.-Gov. Judith Guichon will present the award at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala to be held at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel […]

    Multicultural Society cancels C.R.A.Z.Y., shows 2 great Canadian films

    April 3rd, 2017

    The Multicultural Society has had to cancel its screening of C.R.A.Z.Y. due to last month’s flooding at the Performing Arts Centre. Instead, it will screen The Fast Runner and The Bitter Ash on April 19 in a double bill at the United Church. Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner, was filmed in 2001 by Inuit director Zacharias […]

    CBT’s new $6.75 million Built Heritage Grants program now open for business

    March 28th, 2017

    The first intake of the Columbia Basin Trust’s new $6.75 million Built Heritage Grants Program is now open. “We know that there are projects that organizations will want to get started on this year, so we’ve timed our first grant intake to help them take advantage of this year’s building season,” Wayne Lundeberg, the Trust’s […]

    Public Notice re: downtown filming of Marry Me at Christmas

    March 23rd, 2017

    Downtown Revelstoke will be the scene for the filming of Hallmark’s latest Christmas movie, Marry Me at Christmas. According to a public notice from the City, film crews will be in town from Thursday, March 23, until Friday, March 30. Work hours will generally be from 7 am to 10 pm and the City cautions […]

    Hallmark TV production needs 30-40 extras!

    March 20th, 2017

    Hallmark TV is in need of 30-40 extras for an upcoming family-friendly film called Marry Me At Christmas that will be shooting in Revelstoke March 27-31. “We are looking to hire extras to play townspeople, shop keepers and tourists,” says a message from Hallmark that the Revelstoke Theatre Company and Flying Arrow Productions sent to […]