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Community Spaces for Future Generations
The Village of New Denver hosted an information session to present the results of the structural assessments on the Knox Hall and the Bosun Hall on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm.
If you were unable to attend the meeting, PDF copies of both structural assessment reports are available here:
Printed copies can also be viewed at the Village Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., weekdays except statutory holidays.
The Village of New Denver’s Council seeks your views on the potential use and development of the halls so that future generations can have the continued benefit of facilities that serve our community’s needs.
A feedback form has been created to gather input on how our halls are meeting local needs and what could be added or improved to better serve the community.
Please download the feedback form and return it to the Village office.
Deadline for Feedback – February 28th, 2017
Wide Spot Event – January 29
What do our kids need – and can this community offer it? Join the Wide Spot discussion at the Village Hearth.
Date & Time: January 29, 2017 4 pm (discussion) and 5:15 pm (dinner). Click on the poster for more information.
Save the date and be prepared! Merchants’ Night is quickly approaching. Set this year for a Invite your friends and family. And if you have a store or restaurant in New Denver, we hope you will plan to participate.
Carolers, Santa, Cookies at the Youth Centre. Hot dogs, hot chocolate, homemade goodies will be served free of charge.
Are you a merchant without a storefront in town? If you are interested in a table at the Knox Hall on Merchants’ Night, please let me know by Monday, November 28.
The Grade 4-5-6 Class is performing a classic Christmas play with a Dr. Seuss twist at the Bosun Hall on Thursday, December 1, 2016 and Friday, Deccember 2, 2016. There will be a cash only concession on Thursday with hotdogs, popcorn and juice being offered. Admission is by donation.
The performance times are different for the two dates:
Thursday December 1st @ 5:30 pm (Doors open at 5:00pm)
Friday, December 2nd @ 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
MARK KUNJI IKEDA PRESENTS 4 PERFORMANCES OF SANSEI: THE STORYTELLER
Using dance, theatre, and humour Mark Kunji Ikeda narrates the story of Japanese Internment in BC. He investigates the social climates and hardships from a time when his own family was labelled enemy aliens. He delves into one of Canada’s darkest decisions, and unwraps how racism of past generations has affected the Japanese community today.
This production was nominated for Best Solo Performance at the 2015Calgary Critters and won Best of Fest at the 2014 Calgary Fringe Festival.
“Performers and audience alike were thoroughly engaged by Mark’s weaving of a personal story with a tale of profound historical impact. Sansei is storytelling at it’s finest; sophisticated, meaningful, moving, and humorous.” – Laurie Fife, Ottawa Storytellers Society
As Mark relates: “Through this project, I’ve combined the most incredible story of my family history with the more incredible methods of storytelling. The title holds a particular personal relevance. The Storyteller is classically meant to please and instruct, to be alluring and surprising; in this piece I’ve unleashed theatrical devices, contemporary dance, recorded family interviews, and historical publications to give the full breadth and scope of this experience… this exceptionally dark experience that has lead to my birth: a real silver lining from my own perspective. As for Sansei: Third Generation Japanese Canadian (ancestors arriving before WWI) – I believe I am the youngest Sansei in Canada, perhaps even North America. Through this personal narrative unwrapped through the performance, my grandfather had my father – and my father sired myself – exceptionally late in life. So if there are any other Sansei out in Canada who are under 30 – please speak up!”
Mark will perform SANSEI: THE STORYTELLER at the Kohan Garden, New Denver, on August 20 and 21, 2 pm and at the Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo, on August 26 & 27.
Wild Days is back this summer! If you are curious about the amazing plants and animals of the Slocan Valley, come on out! There’s outdoor fun and learning to be had in August during WILD DAYS!
The Slocan Lake Stewardship Society is offering three family-oriented nature programs in August to explore different habitats within the Slocan Lake watershed. Each day will have local naturalists and scientists on tap to make the day interesting.
The first program, Lakeshore Labyrinth is happening Saturday, August 6. We will take a stroll along the Hills lakeshore and learn fun facts about geology, insects and other little creatures, and plants from our local experts, Richard Johnson and Daniel Hellyer. Meet at Hills Beach, 10 km north of New Denver. Look for the SLSS sign on Highway 6.
The second program, Creatures – Big and Small will take place on Wednesday, August 13. We’ll explore the Bear and Fish lakes pass and discover fascinating facts about bears, toads, insects, and plants from local scientists Wayne McCrory, Marcy Mahr, and Daniel Hellyer. The meeting place is at Fish Lake Rest Area. This event is co-sponsored by Valhalla Wilderness Society.
August 20 brings us the last WILD DAYS program Mysteries of the Not So Deep, and is co-sponsored by the Slocan River Streamkeepers. Focusing on creek and riparian habitat, we will unravel mysteries of the underwater world of Springer Creek with Shanoon Bennett and Marcy Mahr. The meeting place is at the parking lot at Expo Park in Slocan. All Wild Days programs run from 9 am to 12 pm.
And come learn more about the Slocan Lake Stewardship Society at our table at the New Denver Friday Market starting July 1.Wild Days – Fun and Free Nature Programs for Everyone!
The Kohan Garden will be the site of a very special performance by a youth taiko drumming group from the lower mainland on July 17th, 2016. The performance is in the afternoon at 1:30 – 2:30 pm. There is a workshop scheduled for 10:00 am which is open to both youth and adults. Please use the contact details from the poster to get further information.
Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre Peace Garden Clean-up a Success
Thank you to all the volunteers who took time out of their busy lives to help with the spring clean-up of the garden at the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre.
The clean-up took place on April 30th, from 10:00 am to 2:00pm. The weather was perfect for working outside and the work that was completed meant that the Centre could open with a beautiful garden.
Heiwa Teien Peace Garden at the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre
Image Credit: Amanda Murphy
Local Mountain Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years with a Twist
March 5, 2016
The North Valley Mountain Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday, March 5th at the Silverton Memorial Hall. To mark this special milestone, along with an evening set, there will be an afternoon screening of the Best of the Fest – a selection of favourites from the last nine years. Do you remember Lucky 13, Yes to the No, or Images of the Lardeau?
Doors for the Best of the Fest show open at 2:30pm, and films start rolling at 3pm. Admission is by donation at the door.
The evening event for this 10th annual festival features an exciting lineup of new films and slideshows starting at 7pm. Tickets for the evening show are available at Rutabaga’s and Silverton Building Supplies (adults $10 and youth/student $5). Get your tickets early as this event sells out every year. Doors open at 6:30pm.
The evening feature film is Jumbo Wild by Sweetgrass productions. A gripping documentary that tells the true story of the decades-long battle over the future of the iconic Jumbo Valley.
Regular contributor and wildlife photographer Jim Lawrence amazes us with his new film Wild Moments – a fast moving video collection of unusual encounters with all things wild, big and small. Jim hopes Wild Moments will embellish your appreciation, leave you smiling, and caring, for our fragile environment.
Hills photographer Chillia Zoll presents us with Of light, and Earth, and Love. Every little bit of life is a creature. We dive into the details of Chillia’s garden, the inspiration for this slideshow.
Other shows include Back of the Glacier Ridge, a dreamy journey through a seldom-visited area of the Valhalla Range, and 127 Minutes, a rock climbing epic created by the Lucerne Senior Outdoor Ed students during their film-making workshop with Isaac Carter of Icandy Films.
Brace yourself for Children of the Hut. What would happen if four Kootenay kids stayed at a backcountry hut and went ski touring – without their parents? From chopping wood to skiing “pow” this adventurous hearty bunch demonstrates their backcountry skills in a charming and fun filled short film.
Enjoy these shows and more. Proceeds go to support the North Slocan Trails Society and their work to maintain local trails. Pizza, sweets and beverages are available by the Lucerne School 2016 grad class as a fundraiser at both the matinee and evening shows.
Another twist on the weekend includes coordinating with the Wide Spot to discuss “What’s wild, and what’s sacred about wild?” The film festival seeks to inspire thought and conversation so come join the free dinner and discussion at Rory’s on Main on Sunday March 6th at 5pm.
For more information about the North Valley Mountain Film Festival events please visit northvalleyfilmfestival.com.