Amy Bohigian shows off the Cultural Ambassador sash with Nelson cultural development officer Joy Barrett looking on.Bohigian is the 2014 cultural ambassador.

Musician sought for cultural ambassador

Cultural Development Committee looks to honour Nelson artists.

Would you like to become Nelson’s cultural ambassador for 2015?

The city is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position in the category of music. The winner will be announced at the City of Nelson’s annual reception in December.

The award comes with a $1000 honorarium.

“The cultural ambassador program is entering its seventh year, and the response we’ve had from the community has been tremendous,” said Stephanie Fischer, chair of the Cultural Development Committee (CDC).

“The roster of talented professionals we’ve had representing our city is impressive: the Corozon youth choir, fibre artis Angelika Weth, author Anne DeGrace, dancer Hiromoto Ida, actor Lucas Myers and filmmaker Amy Bohigian,” she said.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for the city to recognize and reward the exceptional talent we have here.”

The CDC established the cultural ambassador role seven years ago. The honour is meant to recognize those who practice a high standard of artistic discipline and who aren’t only active in Nelson, but in other communities and countries.

The cultural ambassador is expected to represent and promote the City of Nelson during their travels. They can also use their official designation in their own promotional materials, programs and fundraising.

Deadline for admissions is October 24. To apply, contact Joy Barrett at cultural@nelson.ca.

 

Just Posted

RDCK calls for reversal of Sinixt extinction

The board opposed a land transfer to the Westbank First Nation this week

Nelson city council to update banner policy

Council will revisit the wording of the policy at its December meeting

Forecasters promote avalanche safety awareness

Avalanche Canada advising backcountry enthusiasts to get proper training and equipment.

Meteorite fragments found near Crawford Bay

The pieces came from the fireball that exploded over Kootenay Lake in September

Nelson honours veterans on Remembrance Day

About 200 people gathered at Nelson’s cenotaph on Saturday to pay their respects to Canada’s veterans

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Nelson business community gathers to confront poverty

Nelson at its Best hosts business owners at the Hume Hotel

Kootenay mother’s book recounts anguish of daughter’s kidnapping

Lorinda Stewart worked tirelessly for 460 days to free her daughter Amanda Lindhout

LETTER: Thanks from Nelson’s 2017 Cultural Ambassador

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes reports on her busy year

Bronze medal at field hockey provincials for L.V. Rogers

The Lady Bombers defeated Oliver to finish third in Surrey last week

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Pine beetles from Jasper National Park moving into commercial forest

In 2014, beetle activity went from a few spots around Jasper’s townsite to rampant

Most Read