Have you ever had one of those moments when you think, “Whoa now, wait a sec, this is an amazing story!”? Yeah. Me too. In fact, I have them everyday. Always have. And I’ve always felt the need to share them, which is why I went to journalism school, specialized in magazines and then expanded my career to include digital media, marketing and content creation. For over two decades I’ve worked in every facet of the communications industry and in that time I’ve come to appreciate there are fascinating tales in everything we do. Although I tend to be drawn to the more adventurous side of life, whether it’s rock climbing in Oman or BASE jumping in Idaho, I also realize that good story telling transforms everything from press releases and advertising campaigns to website content and social media posts. There’s a reason my company is called Wonow, aka “Whoa now!” So what’s your story?
The Capitol Theatre’s calendar is full of community music, dance and theatre as well as Canadian and international touring performances. The restored theatre is an experience in itself, recapturing the atmosphere of its earliest days as a silent movie house.
The Capitol Theatre Society rents the facility to community groups for dance, theatre, music and film events, presents great touring performances, produces Summer Youth Theatre, a wine-tasting festival and an annual Christmas pantomime, and houses a large costume collection.
The Capitol’s Box office does far more than sell event ticket reservations – it is a gold mine for community arts resources, with friendly staff who go more than the distance to assist folks with their entertainment choices. The Capitol Costume shop may be messaged by calling 354-1510 for fantasy dress-up and show needs.
The finest gift gallery in the Kootenays. The Craft Collection is a member-owned gallery with a huge selection of original pieces from local artisans. A ”must-see” destination on your trip to Nelson. We now have two floors with Gallery 378 downstairs displaying fine art as well as more local crafts.
EZ Rock is home of long sets of “Today’s Best Variety” with the biggest songs from the 80’s right through to today’s BIGGEST hits by favourite artists like Adele, Madonna, Elton John, Michael Jackson to Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars. Our listeners come to us to be energized throughout the workday and to keep informed and entertained during their busy lives. While EZ Rock prides itself for playing the most music, we also have a long standing tradition of supporting our communities. FM 106.9 Nelson FM 93.5 New Denver/Silverton FM 103.1 Nakusp FM 101.9 Kootenay Lake FM 95.3 Kaslo Proud to be part of our Community since 1939 for your local news, sports, weather, events, contests and community involvement. Keep it locked on EZ Rock as we take our commitment to Nelson to the next level!
Sound, Lighting and Audio Visual rentals for ANY event. We also feature an experienced, professional DJ service. Serving Nelson and area for 16 years.
Creating a safe, accepting and empowering community where all youth can interact and access a variety of programs, services and activities they need and enjoy. A fun, safe and accepting youth centre with a variety of recreational activities including ramp sports, lessons and special events.
The Youth Employment Resource Centre offers free employment services to youth ages 15-30.
Movies for all ages and tastes in a big old theatre with new digital film and sound equipment. Drop by in the weekend for new releases and blockbusters, pay $7,- on Cheap Tuesdays, or join lovers of independent movies on Thursday night. Check http://www.civictheatre.ca for our weekly screenings or call Nelson\’s Civic Theatre for details and rentals. Support your local movie theatre!
Nelson Civic Theatre is saved by the Nelson Civic Theatre Society and is a non-for-profit community theatre. Mostly run by volunteers it screen films on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoon. In the day-time and Monday and Wednesday night the theatre can be rented for film festivals, presentations and other entertainment. Please call the theatre for info: 250-352-5833.
The Library provides free library memberships to the City of Nelson. Access to books, periodicals for adults, children and youth, CDs, DVDs, large-print and audio books. Wifi access. Programs: weekly story times for toddlers and preschoolers; reading buddies with Nelson Maple Leafs hockey team; and movie nights for young adults. Regular library programs include: weekly story times for toddlers and preschoolers; a reading buddies program with players from the Nelson Maple Leafs hockey team; and movie nights for young adults. Local and visiting authors are featured at book readings, and the popular Oysters, Authors and Ale fundraiser has become an annual event. The library partners with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) to facilitate Parent Child Mother Goose groups and maintain The Learning Place, a new feature in the library’s lower level.
Oxygen Art Centre is a multi-disciplinary arts center located in Nelson, British Columbia. Oxygen Art Centre provides space and time for the work, talk and community necessary for artists. As a center for practicing artists and writers, our activities include exhibitions, literary events, classes and visual, literary and performance residencies.
We offer guided fishing on world class Kootenay Lake and Columbia River. Trophy Rainbow trout up to 35Lbs and Dolly Varden up to 29Lbs. Heated Boats. Fully licensed and insured. Brand new 2008 Ocean Pro custom boats.
The Savoy Hotel is a 12 room boutique hotel located on historic Baker Street in Nelson, BC. Originally built in 1911, the Savoy has undergone extensive renovations that see the hotel combine modern finishings with a mountain vibe, designed and built by local architects and craftsmen. Our rooftop patio and hot tub, guest lounge, sauna and massage room offer many option for relaxation and getting together with fellow travellers.
If you are looking for accommodation, or where to stay in Nelson BC, look no further than The Savoy Hotel. Check out our website for availability, rates, packages and promotions.
Located downstairs in the Savoy, Bloom Nightclub is Nelson BC’s premiere nightclub hosting local and international artists. It features a state-of-the-art PK sound system. a living wall, world-class lighting and visuals and good vibes.
Nelson’s newest, modern, high tech rental space. Ready to create any kind of event you can imagine.
Do the event yourself or have our staff take care of everything.
In our space you can host almost any kind of event. We have round and rectangular banquet tables and cocktail tables available, for any arrangement. We house two projection screens for visual delight, and a high tech sound and light system. From weddings to meetings, or exercise classes and birthday parties – we’ve got you covered!
We have an outside amenity area nestled in the privacy of our own parking lot, all of your guests can feel comfortable to be themselves at The Front Room.
Museum of Art and History, in Canada’s Best Small Art Town. Located in a stunning 1902 heritage building in the heart of the historic downtown district. Our public art gallery, museum and archives offer a friendly atmosphere in an exciting state-of-the-art facility.
Come in and discover the hidden gem of Nelson’s arts and crafts culture, featuring handcrafted work by local artists and artisans. It’s your source for unique souvenirs, gifts and books.
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A beautiful 2 story Gallery with expansive views of Kootenay Lake. Currently featuring 50+ artists and artisans from the Kootenay Region.
The Gallery showcases artwork in a wide array of artistic forms that vary in style (realist to abstract) and in medium (watercolour, acrylic, oil, mixed media). Also featuring: sculptures, pottery, glass, quilts, photography, woodwork, fibre, jewelry and more.
ViewPoint also hosts exhibitions and on-site artist demos. This peaceful, welcoming space makes unique art accessible and affordable for everyone. Come see, experience and enjoy!
No Admission fees.
Hand Painted Tins – April 17 – June 28
*Opening Reception April 17, 7 -9 pm
Brenda Castonguay, Photography
*see website for details
Wild Minds June 30 – September 6
*Opening Reception June 30, 7-9 pm
Damian John, TI’azt’en Artist (paintings/sculpture)
*see website for details