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Events Calendar for 2011

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Aug 1
Aug 28
Discover Nelson Photo Contest
This summer the Nelson District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre is holding a photo contest. This contest is designed to encourage visitors to the Nelson area to explore our historic town, natural surroundings, attractions, and events and to share their experiences through their photograph submissions.

This contest is open to all visitors to Nelson and residents re-discovering Nelson. Photo submissions will be accepted until SUNDAY AUGUST 28th.

There are three ways to submit photo entries:

Drop off a printed photo at the Visitor Centre/Chamber, 225 Hall Street

Email photos to info@discovernelson.com

Post on Twitter @DiscoverNelson

Find us on Facebook: Discover Nelson

The winner of the Discover Nelson Photo Contest will receive a copy of the Nelson photograph book by Anne DeGrace & Steve Thornton and will have their photo featured on the @DiscoverNelson Twitter page and Discover Nelson on Facebook.

All of the submitted entries will be posted on the Discover Nelson website and a link will be posted through @DiscoverNelson on Twitter and Discover Nelson on Facebook to the online photo album.

If you have any questions regarding this Discover Nelson Photo Contest, please contact us here at the Visitor Centre/Chamber: 250-352-3433 or info@discovernelson.com

Nelson and Area  

Aug 1
Oct 1
Russain Martial Art - Systema study group
Aries B&B & Wellness Resort - ariesresort.com - is organizing Systema study group lead by an experienced professional fitness trainer with extensive martial arts background and deep interest in Systema.
The Group would initially meet once a week for a 1.5-hour training session at Aries Wellness Resort - 6 KM East of Nelson, British Columbia.

Membership fee: $20 / month


1. Clean bill of health. You must be cleared for strenuous physical activity (martial arts) by a qualified physician
2. Sincere interest in Systema
3. Willingness to learn the truth about yourself

For a quick introduction to Systema follow this link to a short video:

If interested call or email us for more info:

Tel: 250-825 0030
Email: systema@ariesresort.com

Best Health & Regards from Aries B&B & Wellness Resort
Aries Wellness Resort  

Aug 1 BC Day Celebrations
Celebrate BC Day at Touchstones Nelson! Fun family crafts and activities all weekend. Explore the Museum’s newest exhibits Masters of BC Art and Nelson Through the Lens. Activities include: hand-tinting photo postcards; BC themed crafts; a group mural and many more fun family activities.
Children are FREE when accompanied by an adult.

502 Vernon Street
Nelson, BC V1L 4E7
P: 250-352-9813
F: 250.352.9810

Touchstones Nelson, 502 Vernon Street  

Aug 1 East Meets West
A BC Day Celebration. Finley's is upgrading and reopening their Blues Festival Outdoor Stage for a performance of world class Jazz, Funk and World musicians.

Show starts at 4pm. Tickets are $10 and available from Eddy's Music on Baker Street.

Finley's Irish Bar and Grill, 705 Vernon Street , 16:00

Aug 1 Hey Ocean!
Often described as one of Canada’s best up-and-coming acts, Hey Ocean is a young band with a remarkable talent for blending various musical styles into a brand of infectious Pop that is uniquely their own.

The band is currently recording their new record which is set for release in late 2011.

9pm, $10 Advance Tickets

Spiritbar, 422 Vernon Street , 21:00

Aug 5 Lazy Poker Blues Band
's the blues and then some! Nelson's own Lazy Poker Blues Band is set to lay down their unique twist of blues and funk at the Royal!

Tickets $10 at the door.

The Royal, 330 Baker Street  

Aug 8
Aug 12
Intermediate Jewellery
efresh your jewellery-making skills and gain some new ones in this follow-up class. Learn roller printing, using the hydraulic press, and further stone-setting skills. Bring in your ideas and finish your pieces with supervision and help. Instructor: Anna Clark. Cost: $400 +HST.

Contact: Visit selkirk.ca/ce for course details. To register or for more information: 1.877.552.2821 or 250.352.2821 or artsce@selkirk.ca

Kootenay School of the Arts, 606 Victoria Street  

Aug 8
Aug 12
Army of Love Kids Summer Camp
Come and join us for another rediculously fun camp. Games, object lessons, dance, crafts, and other crazy activities. We suggest you get extra sleep the week before!

We'll see you between 0900-1600hrs from August 8th - 12th, 2011.

The cost is only $20/Kid for the week!!!

Lunch + snacks will be provided each day.

For more information or to register for the camp check out:
call (250) 352 3827

The location is to be announced. In nelson somewhere...

To be Advised , 09:00

Aug 8
Aug 23
Pete & Joan Wernick Bluegrass Concert
Pete Wernick, "Dr. Banjo", is renowned worldwide for his accomplishments and contributions to bluegrass music. Known for his banjo playing with Hot Rize, Pete and his singer-guitarist wife Joan present one of the most engaging bluegrass duets. Joan's clear, soulful singing and Pete's masterful picking bring life to a diverse repertoire including traditional bluegrass, vocal duets, and blazing instrumentals. Joan, also known to music fans as "Nondi", has sung with various groups in Colorado and hosted a bluegrass radio program on KGNU Boulder since 1978. Her natural sparkle and the couple's on-stage repartee add an extra dimension to their duet performances. Bluegrass Now magazine says, "Joan's singing is guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of any bluegrass traditionalist."
Advance Tickets On Sale Now $10 @ Mountain Baby in Nelson
(or call: 250-505-5233 to reserve)

Anglican Church Hall (corner of Carbonate & Ward) , 19:30

Aug 11 Wax Mannequin with Almanak
Wax Mannequin....the wandering mistrel, the rock animal, the intensely sincere artist, performer and lyrical genius is coming to the Royal! He holds a handful of acclaimed recordings under his belt and is known for his thought provoking, extravagant live performances that leave you baffled, in awe and amused.

Opening set by Nelson's own Almanak!

Showtime 9pm

Tickets $10 available at www.liveattheroyal.com, Eddy Music and Royal Espresso

The Royal, 330 Baker Street , 21:00

Aug 13 Mighty Popo
Mighty Popo - the highly talented Juno winner is bringing his African rhythm & roots band to the Kootenay's for a very special performance. TIckets are $15 and won't last. This is a unique opportunity to see one of the world's finest performers in a small club, right here in Nelson.

Showtime 9pm.

The Royal, 330 Baker Street , 21:00

Aug 15
Aug 19
Youth Radio Camp
When: July 25-29, Aug. 15-19, Aug. 22-26
Ages: 9-12
Cost: $125 for members, $150 for non-members
Where: Kootenay Co-operative Radio
Drop Off Time: between 9am-10am
Pick Up Time: between 3pm-4pm

***Kids are Taking Over the Airwaves!?***
***Receive Hands-On Training***

-Speak and mix music like a real DJ
-Learn about awesome music
-Pre-record, edit and create sound effects
-Star in and edit a radio play
-Learn from experienced radio DJ's and programmers
-Create radio announcements, sponsorship spots, interviews, and spoken word pieces
-Interview like a professional, on-air, out in the community, and over the phone
-Tech a show using the mixing board, ipods, cd's and record players
-Plan and produce interesting radio

Contact: For more details contact Hope at camp@kootenaycoopradio.com/ 352-9600, stop by the station or check out kootenaycoopradio.com

Kootenay Co-Op Radio Station, 308a Hall Street  

Aug 17 West Kootenay Seniors Games Opening Ceremonies
Participants, volunteers, and general public welcome!


5:00 - Pre-show entertainment

6:15 - Commencement of Opening Ceremonies

7:20 - BC Seniors Games Torch lighting

7:45 - Closing Remarks

For more information, visit our website at www.2011bcseniorsgames.org
Haley Park , 17:00

Aug 19 2011 Market Fest
Market Fest is back three nights this summer with many of your favorite events and vendors ready to fill your nights with entertainment, performances, beautiful locally made products, and fun!!!

6:00pm - 10:30pm June 24, July 29, August 19

At the Market Fest 2011 you will find:
• Bands on two stages playing music for all ages
• Dance performances throughout the evening
• Kids’ entertainment
• 50 vendors with hand-made, home-grown or prepared goods and food
• YOUR community!

For more information about Market Fests,
email: markets@ecosociety.ca or phone 250 354 1909

200-300 Block of Baker Street , 18:00

Aug 19
Aug 22
72 Hour Art Slam
Artists, have you ever heard of an Art Slam? Well, this is your chance to be part of Nelson’s first ever 72 Hour Art Slam hosted by ANKORS and win some cash prizes! An art slam is an art competition—with a twist. Purely relying on creativity, originality, endurance and caffeine, teams or individuals will have 72 hours to create and submit an original piece of artwork. Participants can submit a film, poetry, theatre, song, painting, sculpture, dance—any type of artist expression. The only rules are the theme and prop (as given at the kick-off meeting) must be present in the final product, and the deadline is absolute. The competition is from August 19th to 22nd, with a Showcase event on the 26th. Contact Carmen or Brahm at ANKORS at 505.5506 or ankors.ca for more information and to register for this exciting event.
Anywhere! , 18:00

Aug 20 Unity Music Festival
Two nights of music and fun in the Slocan Valley on August 26 and 27/ Great acts including Ganga Giri, Gisto, and the Reggae Allstars, Mista Chatman and BuckLee, Pauline Lamb, Adham Shaikh, Shades of Loud, Lokal Motif, Woldpack and more. Early bird tickets only $45 for the weekend (Kids 12 and under are free)

www.unitymusicfestival.ca. Volunteers and vendors needed. 250-226-7902

Slocan Valley  

Aug 20 West Kootenay Seniors Games Sports Events
Sports taking place on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 8:00-1:00 are:

Ice curling
Men's ice hockey
Slo pitch
Table tennis
Track and Field

For more information regarding specific times and venues for these events, visit our website at www.2011bcseniorsgames.org

West Kootenays , 08:00

Aug 20 West Kootenay Seniors Games Closing Ceremonies

1:30 - Castlegar Complex open to general public

2:00 - Commmencement of Ceremonies: Parade of Dignitaries/Athletes

2:30 - Closing remarks and thanks to all athletes, volunteers, and sponsors

For more information, visit our website at www.2011bcseniorsgames.org
Castlegar and District Community Complex , 13:30

Aug 22 (UP-DATE) Pete & Joan Wernick Bluegrass Concert
This is up-dated infor for the Pete & Joan Concert. The date for it is: Monday, Aug 22 7:30 PM
Anglican Church Hall (corner of Carbonate & Ward) , 19:30

Aug 25 Nelson Youth Theatre’s “The Tempest”
The 3rd Annual ‘Bard in the Bush Shake-speare Festival’ presents Nelson Youth Theatre’s “The Tempest”, Thursday, Aug. 25th, 2011, at 2:00pm in Nelson BC’s Gyro Park.

Starring Jackson Berry as the exiled magician Prospero, Jessie Poling as the island creature Caliban, Vherra Salikin as the air spirit Ariel, Zoe Bingham as Miranda, and Tate Whitman as Prince Ferdinand, along with Sasha Baines, Lena Smith, Gideon Berry, Destin Beneteau-Nelson, Brendan Kelly, and more!

To get to the Shake-speare Circle at Ye Olde Stone Quarry in lower Gyro Park, walk up the short earthen path that starts at the top end of downtown Nelson’s Vernon Street, a couple of blocks up from the Civic Centre. Showtime is 2:00pm, and admission is by donation. Please bring blankets or chairs, and personal refreshments, if you Will!

For more information about Bard in the Bush, Nelson Youth Theatre, and this event, please visit forstmedia.ca.....
Lower Gyro Park, Nelson BC , 14:00

Aug 26 A Decade of Carshareing in the Kootenays
The Kootenay Carshare Cooperative (KCC) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this August. To kick off celebrations, the Carshare is hosting at BBQ lunch outside its Nelson office at 410 Hall Street (behind the New Grand Hotel) on Friday August 26 from 11 am until 2pm. The New Grand’s master chef will be grilling up mouthwatering treats all afternoon that will have both vegetarians and meat lovers ordering seconds. Kootenay Co-op Radio will be on location providing music and fun for everyone so leave your lunch at home and come celebrate with us!

KCC is one of 11 carshare cooperatives in Canada and one of the world’s only rural carsharing organizations. Sure, you might expect to find carshares in big cities like Vancouver, Toronto, New York or London, but it’s remarkable that five small Kootenay Communities with populations less than 10,000 have fostered a successful carshare.

Since its inception in 2001, approximately 350 members have used KCC to meet their transportation needs. Based in the small Kootenay communities of Nelson, Revelstoke, Fernie, Kimberley and Kaslo the over 200 active members have hourly and daily access to 19 reliable vehicles. Members can choose from small cars to trucks to minivans, they can choose the right vehicle to fit their needs and their trip.

The Carshare continues to be an organization concerned with protecting the environment. For every Kootenay Carshare Co-op car on the road, at least 5 private vehicles are removed. With 19 vehicles, KCC has taken approximately 95 vehicles off the road! That translates into a 150.1 Ton reduction in greenhouse gas emissions each year. Also, members report becoming less dependent on automobiles, they use vehicle transportation less, combine trips and walk and bike more often.

To find out more visit www.carsahrecoop.ca or call 250-352-2033.

410 Hall St (behind the New Grand Hotel) , 11:00

Aug 26 Baby Anaya's Birthday Bash
Family event and fundraiser to support Anaya's miraculous wellbeing. BBQ, live music, children's entertainment and a fundraising auction both silent and live.

Everyone Welcome to Celebrate!

4pm - 8pm
Lakeside Park , 16:00

Aug 26 72 Hour Art Slam Presentations
Pieces created during the 72 Hour Art Slam will be on display, performed, and some will be available for purcahse through a silent auction.

A wine and cheese reception will be held with additional entertainment.

Tickets are $10-$20 on a sliding scale, available at ANKORS or at the door.

Prestige Lakeside Resort , 19:00

Aug 26 Heartlab Exhibit and Workshop
Opening Reception 7pm -9pm. Exhibit runs through to November 13.
Touchstones Museum, 502 Vernon St , 19:00

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