Kootenay Festival starts Wednesday

The two-week Kootenay Festival of the Performing Arts has been a cultural cornerstone in Nelson and Trail since 1930.

The two-week Kootenay Festival of the Performing Arts has been a cultural cornerstone in Nelson and Trail and surrounding communities since 1930 and is one of the oldest festival traditions in BC.

Its goals have always been to inspire, educate, evaluate and promote regional students in the performing arts disciplines of piano, strings, woodwinds, voice, choral, dance, drama and speech arts. The festival supports the many disciplines of performing arts teaching in our region, through schools and private teachers.

Dance begins at the Capitol on Wednesday at 5 p.m, and runs full days Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the highlights concert on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Speech arts and vocal/choral at the Bethel Christian Church and strings, guitar, piano and woodwinds are at St. Saviour’s Church, April 11 to 16 with the highlights concert April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre.

All sessions are open to the public and are by donation. For more information, visit kootenayfestivalofthearts.ca.

 

Just Posted

Public meeting Wednesday to discuss Cottonwood Lake logging

Concerned citizens have invited experts and politicians

Allison Girvan named Nelson’s 2019 cultural ambassador

Singer, performer, director, choral arranger has distinguished herself nationally

Free shuttle running at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Parking and main access have been ongoing challenges since KBRH construction began in October

Snowfall warning issued for Kootenay passes

Up to 35 cm of snow expected Monday night and Tuesday.

Business Buzz: The Buzz is Back in Nelson

Bob Hall is a volunteer director on the Nelson District Chamber of Commerce. His column appears in the Nelson Star once a month.

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

FortisBC says you can return to normal gas use following pipeline fire

Utility says increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather have allowed supply to reach normal levels

CSIS collected info on peaceful groups, but only in pursuit of threats: watchdog

Security Intelligence Review Committee says fears unjustified after reviewing evidence, testimony

Canada ranks 16th on annual gender gap list

This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the World Economic Forum’s list

VIDEO: Tornado rips through city west of Seattle

Reports indicate five to seven homes damaged in Port Orchard, Wash.

Trial date postponed for man charged with killing Abbotsford police officer

Oscar Arfmann’s trial pushed back from January to May 2019

Privacy watchdog says legal cannabis buyers should use cash, not credit

Some countries could bar entry to individuals if they know they have purchased cannabis

‘A start:’ Alberta critical of Ottawa’s $1.6B package for ailing energy sector

A further $150 million is to be used for clean growth and infrastructure projects

New B.C. Lions coach DeVone Claybrooks adds eight to coaching staff

DeVone Claybrooks has filled out his staff for the 2019 season

Most Read