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Everyone in Rossland is pitching in to help build a skate park for Rossland. On Saturday, Feb. 7 while it was raining and foggy at the ski hill, a group of kids who are passionate about the skatepark project, skied down from the t-bar in nothing but their tighty whities! During the month of December when the Rossland Skatepark Association (RSA) hosted their 30K in 30 days fundraiser challenge, locals posted various challenges to the Yodel website which were then funded by a network of their supporters. By asking their local
networks to pledge them online, members expanded their fundraising pool outside of Rossland to across the world. Mark Impey, a RSA board member, was able to reach his network of friends from across the globe to support the construction of Rossland’s skatepark. “I received donations supporting my challenge from Australia, Scotland, England, Ontario, Alberta and all over B.C. If I had asked these people to donate to help build a skate park in Rossland, they wouldn’t have given it much thought but they wanted to support me in my challenge so they gave (to the cause),” Impey said. Local Rossland children Finn and Blaise were fulfilling their Yodel skatepark fundraiser challenge on
Feb. 7 by skiing the T-bar slope in only their underwear. They raised the stakes when they skied through the terrain park side of the t-bar and even jumped some of the features set up in the park. RSA aims to break the ground in summer of 2016 with construction of the skate park at the old Emcon Lot on the corner of Washington and Third Ave. The association is on a roll and has the project shovel ready — all that is missing is a small portion of the funds to construct the park. RSA have the designs drafted and approval for the site. They hope to raise an additional $100,000 to accomplish the project.
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Reporter Alicia Wallace took to the streets to ask people if they celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here is what they said.
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Stephanie Scott YES. For the past two years we have had dinner at Paradise Lodge. We have wine and dinner and ski down afterwards with headlamps. It is really fun!
Kylie Stewart YES. It usually has to do with food, chocolate and some sort of holiday.
Christophe Decktisserand NO. I don’t wait for Valentine’s Day for romance, I am a very romantic person, I am French!
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The City of Rossland’s Official Heritage Register contains 29 buildings and 13 sites. These same heritage items are also listed on the Rossland Heritage Commission’s (RHC) website, launching this week at www. HeritageRossland.com. The website brings together all of the information that has been researched and gathered on Rossland’s historic places to date. The idea for a website on Rossland’s Heritage came about after the six years of research without an official home for all the content that public could have easy access to. The website has been designed by HLF Images of Rossland and will be made live just in time for Heritage Week. The theme for the 2015 Heritage Week in B.C. is Main Street: At the Heart of the Community. The week kicks off on Monday Feb. 16. The Website has photos, histories, value statements and maps presented in a focused and attractive, easy to navigate format. “The Rossland Heritage Commission is pleased to provide this website on behalf of the city and to share its information with all interested viewers both local and abroad,” explains Jack-
ie Drysdale chair of the RHC. The Website is administered by the RHC. Drysdale says additions are always welcome as this site is a work in progress. The Website is linked to the City of Rossland website and that of the museum and the Chamber of Commerce. The City of Rossland has many buildings and sites that have a strong connection to the exciting gold mining era of more than a hundred years ago. The Heritage Commission is very pleased with this project and its benefits in telling more about Rossland’s early history as Canada’s premier gold mining center for 30 years. “The beauty of the Heritage Rossland website is that it is a focused, complete, attractive, easy to reach source of information about Rossland’s heritage buildings and sites,” said Drysdale. Drysdale described the difference between history and heritage and explained the definition of heritage for the commission relates to buildings and sites of significance to the community. Plans to introduce the website include sessions with students of Rossland Summit School. The RHC will also be welcoming the public to explore the website on computers provided at the Rossland Legion from 12:00 to 2:00
p.m. on the Feb 18 and 19. The RHC was created through a by-law of the City of Rossland in 2009. The RHC’s mandate is to identify, preserve and conserve those buildings and sites that are valued by the community for their historic significance in telling the story of Rossland’s development, particularly of the gold mining era between 1895 and 1929. The RHC endeavors to promote public awareness and appreciation for Rossland’s many heritage places that are an important part of our visual and built environment and that help to define our community’s identity. Despite three disastrous fires in Rosslands’ downtown (1902, 1927 and 1929) the historic streetscapes still exist to charm the visitor. Encouragement of sympathetic infill and restoration of facades which follow the City’s Design Guidelines have created a downtown that Rosslanders are proud of. “Today many communities are leveraging the heritage of their downtowns as assets to stimulate tourism, attract new residents, provide affordable housing, and encourage investment by creating affordable space for smaller businesses and start-ups, as well as authentic retail experiences,” describes Heritage BC.
Rossland Skatepark Association to break ground • Continued from page 1 RSA began back in 1996. By the time the funds roll in to construct the skatepark, it will have been 20 years that the community’s desire for a skatepark
has become formalized. “We’ve been working towards this for a long time,” stated RSA board member Robin Strachen. “With the help of the community and matching funds
we were able to raise over $61,000 in December (2014). With this momentum we are confident about getting a skatepark built next year,” he added. Expect to see more events and fundrais-
ers for the skate park soon including the Rossland Rotary Valentine’s Dance being held this Saturday at the Miners’ Hall. Tickets are $20 each and are available from Powderhound.
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Have you ever considered being a scHool bus driver? School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) is pleased to join with Mountain Transport Institute in providing interested individuals with an information session on how to become a school bus driver and join the School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) team!
Sourdough Alley, 1895.
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Why is driving a school bus for School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) a great job? • Great hours, holidays and rate of pay! ($24.34/ hr +13.4% in lieu of benefits = $27.60 plus a 1% increase in July 2015) • Can meet the needs of stay-at-home parents…come and find out how! • Complements a seasonal worker’s income • Be part of the School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) team and community • The fulfillment of working with children every day! What will be covered in the information session? Mountain Transport Institute • Training opportunities • Cost of training School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) • Hear from current SD 20 bus drivers • Benefits (medical, dental, pension etc) • Scheduling and work • Qualifications and application process • Employment opportunities
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The Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre (RMDC) and REDroom Lounge have been bringing Rossland’s past to life at weekly trivia shows based on the history of our mountain kingdom. Each week, on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. the high tech trivia game show kicks off in the REDroom Lounge giving participants an excuse to get together and have a bit of fun. Photo submitted by the Rossland Museum Show host Mr. Gabriella says he Columbia Avenue, 1896. thought he knew plenty in regard ment. In the skiing themed trivia night, to Rossland’s past until the trivia The questions are a mix of “one of the questions was, ‘how nights began. “You think you know straight up history, trick questions many ski patrollers does it take to a lot about Rossland...I thought I and not so serious questions that change a light bulb?’” revels Mr. knew a lot about Rossland,” he said. people tend to take a guess at. “It is Gabriella. Mr. Gabriella also assures people different to what most people exThere are five weeks of trivia in these nights are not intimidating; pect,” said Mr. Gabriella. total. Heritage week is Feb. 16–22 even if you don’t know a lot about Each week before the show, so reserve a game button for you local history there is still fun to be RMDC post three questions — one and three other team members to had. “A group of Brits came along to their website, one on facebook celebrate and test out your knowland they were leading after answer- and another on twitter. These sam- edge of Rossland. ing the first four questions correct- ple questions give people an idea of Arrive to the REDroom Lounge ly,” he added. what will be asked at the Wednes- within the Prestige Resort on CoThe trivia show is tech savvy; day night shows. lumbia Ave. at 6 p.m. and ask for teams are provided with a game Prizes are also given away. Mr your game button. It is free to play button to buzz in on. The first team Gabriella explained that after host- and there is enough space for up to buzz in correctly will have their ing the British visitors, the trivia to 10 teams, each with four playname come up on the screen. Ques- show adopted the idea of spinning ers. For more information, visit tions are asked with a slide show of a wheel when the question of the the RMDC website at rosslandmupictures included for entertain- week from social media was asked. seum.ca.
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Enjoying Family Day It was great to see families out enjoying time together over the past weekend in celebration of the B.C. family day holiday. There were families out skating, playing hockey, snowboarding and skiing. Some would have started the day out with the whole family making pancakes to enjoy with maple syrup and one another. We pity the poor federal and retail workers who live in Rossland and did not get to relax with the rest of their family because their workplace agreements do not allow them a day off. Since this is not a federally established holiday, federal workers had to work on family day. Why can’t the whole country simply agree upon a common list of statutory holidays? This is a good indicator of just how overcomplicated our laws are. Rossland has many attractions for visitors and we don’t just depend on shopping as the main draw card. We have diverse experiences that do not rely on people to deliver the experience. In closing our retail stores we are not missing out on visitors. One would think we have enough common sense to get ourselves organized and plan what we may need from retail stores prior to them closing for just one day! Get out of the store and enjoy some time with those who support us through thick and thin. As consumers family day is a great way to slow down and take some time to appreciate our families.
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MARK CONLIFFE Jonathan Auxier’s The Night Gardener was a finalist for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s literature, and rightly so. It’s a ghost story and a Gothic thriller, and in its tone and themes the novel is a throwback to the spookiness and humour of Washington Irving’s tales and the harshness and perseverance in Charles Dickens’s writing. Auxier reveals his debt to these writers not only when he uses this tone and these themes, but also when he sets his novel on a rundown estate in mid-nineteenth-century rural England. Fourteen-year-old Molly and her eleven-year-old brother Kip come to England from Ireland to escape the potato famine for a better life. On their crossing from Ireland, they are separated from their parents, and hence they also
are looking for a safe place to live and earn their keep. Despite cautions from folks they meet in their search, they pursue a lead to the Windsor estate in the sourwoods. It’s a decrepit big house with a gnarly dark tree growing up one side of it. After a delicate first meeting, the family—the mother, father, and two children — takes them on, Molly as the housekeeper and Kip as the gardener. Thus begins the novel proper, which covers just over a month in Molly and Kip’s time with the Windsors, a time that is made frighteningly memorable by the Night Gardener and the tree he tends. The Night Gardener will grab middle graders and older readers alike. The characters are full and alive, the dialogue is crisp and natural, and the narration is just detailed enough to create stimulating feelings, images, and moods. A few words might send readers to dictionaries — the limpid sky, a hateful rictus — but dictionary searching is a good thing, and such dialogue spellings as an’, ’em, canna, and somethin’ might seem odd on first encounter, but each character’s voice becomes quickly familiar. Creepy characters and scary scenes could give readers nightmares, but the actions of those
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characters and scenes come up against undeniable acts of kindness and justice that should temper any fears. Still, parents of younger readers are cautioned. Those moments of kindness and justice make this also a moral tale, but it’s not a black-and-white novel of good and bad. Characters weigh the differences between what’s “smart” (that is, safe, easy, or profitable) and what’s “right.” Molly and Kip, and all the Windsors — Constance, Bertrand, Alistair, and Penny — are called upon to ask themselves what matters most to them and why, questions that take on greater meaning because their circumstances are affected by magic, poverty, and illness. In some of these moments we glimpse Molly’s gift for storytelling. She always has one ready to get Kip and her out of a tough situation, to lessen Kip’s worries, and to earn them respect and opportunities. But this gift and readiness give her — and any good storyteller — ability to be an able liar, too, and, in the midst of his own great storytelling, Auxier makes his characters, and thus asks us to, distinguish between a story and a lie and how they inform actions and relationships. Chuck Bennett Publisher
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Rossland receives part of the allocation $6.9 million in BC Arts Council grants awarded Rossland News
More than $6.9 million has been provided to 277 artists, museums and arts organizations in 97 British Columbia communities as part of the latest round of successful BC Arts Council grant adjudications.
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Almost $900,000 of this provincial funding has been awarded to 71 community arts councils including $10,000 for Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC). RCAC received news earlier this month of the grant success.
cations are the result of applications examined by the BC Arts Council’s independent peerreview process between Nov. 1, 2014 and Jan. 31, 2015. The funding is part of the $24 million provided to the BC Arts Council by the Government of British Columbia to support the province’s arts and culture sector in 2014-2015. Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes said, “Arts and culture are key building blocks for creative and vibrant communities and they are essential to our quality of life and competitiveness. The arts and culture sector is a significant contributor to our provincial economy and is vital in the promotion of British Columbia as a prime location to visit, work, live and invest.” Fleming explains the application process can be quite tedious. It involves compiling a lot of financial information which is sent to both provincial and federal levels of government. “It (the application) takes a lot of time and is due in September, so it is a big part of what we do for the month of September,” said Fleming. For a full list of recent recipients, visit: www.bcartscounci.ca.
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We are excited to get this money. It’s essential for us in doing what we do.
Renate Fleming, of the RCAC board explains how important these funds from the provincial government are to RCAC as the organization is not restricted on how the funds can be spent and has some flexibility in delivering arts and cultural programs to the residents of Rossland. “Funding is important to us. It is not registered to a particular project and we can use the funds where we need them,” said Fleming. The BC Arts Council assesses applications and distributes funds based on three different criterions. The criteria are based on population size, arts council performance and programming over the past year, and how much the municipal provides in matched funding to the arts council. RCAC received $4,000 from the municipal government, which allowed the organization to receive the equivalent in matched funds from the province. “We are excited to get this money. It’s essential for us in doing what we do. It helps support all our programs. This kind of money helps with everything we do for Rossland,” said Fleming. These most recent grant allo-
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3. Using a shovel or a tiller, dig down and remove the grass to a depth of four to six inches from the area that will become the path or patio. 4. Fill in the area you dug out with a paver base material, using a tamper (either manual or power-driven) to tamp down the paver base until it is level and smooth.
8. Create the rest of the garden design around the patio or pathway using gravel, plants and even edging material to finish the look. Over time you may need to sweep more paving sand over the stones to keep them secure.
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Artwork by local artists hanging — and for sale — in City Hall.
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Art in the City Hall A place where collaborative and creative ideas are welcome ALICIA WALLACE Rossland News
It’s the room where the elected officials of Rossland get business done and now it is livelier than ever! The Rossland City Hall features the artworks of three local artists. On a rotating schedule, the walls of the council chambers will be decorated with local art. It is all part of a strategy to change the atmosphere of council chambers. Mayor Moore explains she would like to see the place become more inviting to the public so that people feel they can approach council and engage in lively constructive conversations. “I wanted to make it feel more friendly and welcoming; I wanted to make chambers feel more welcoming and council more approachable. Freshen it up, send the message that this is a new council with new ideas and new ways of doing things.” Moore stated. The idea germinated from a discussion between Mayor Moore and local Rossland resident Kathy Williams. It was Williams’
idea of getting local artists involved and the mayor put it straight into action just after the election. Members of the local art community, namely Renate Fleming and Louise Drescher, compiled a list of local talent. The mayor and Fleming then went on social visits to canvass the works. The intent is to rotate the works every three months. Current works interpret Rossland in their own unique way and with their own definitive technique. Artist Richard Soltice is the black and white photographer. “His moody images are from the surrounding area and the quality of his work is exceptional,” described Moore. Claude Stormes is the painter with images of Rossland landscapes in vibrant yellows and oranges. Stormes captures the magical feel of our community. Additionally, painter Andy Holmes focuses on more primitive images evocative of a playful dream state. He epitomizes creativity. “I love the diversity and I was really thrilled with how many artists jumped at the idea of beautifying city hall,” said Moore. The public can view the artwork any
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time chambers is not in use for a staff meeting. Or, the public is invited to come to a council meeting and view the work while listening to council business being done. All works are for sale by contacting the artist directly. The next installation is due in April. Artists interested in exhibiting work can get involved by emailing Mayor Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. “It’s my intent to show as many local artists as want to get involved,” she said.
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ROSSLAND MUSEUM WINTER HOURS For the winter season, admission will be 50% off! VALENTINES DAY CRAFTS FOR KIDS Saturday, Feb. 14, 2-5 p.m. @ Rossland Museum. Special crafts and activities
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VIVA LA PROM February 14, 8 pm to 1 am @ Rossland Miner’s Hall. Rossland Rotary benefit dance for the Rossland skatepark.
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NEW!! BEGINNERS ONLY “THRIFT STORE HOCKEY” Starts February 15. This is a great op-
MUSIC TRIVIA SHOWDOWN Tuesdays to Mar 3, 7:30 to 9 pm @ REDroom Lounge - Prestige Mountain Resort. Music of all types and genres with questions like, “Name this Band” or sing along with “What are the next words?” as well as recognizing pictures from the best days of music. Watch out for trick questions! THE ROSSLAND MAKERLAB • FREE Starting up again on Thursday, January 8, 7 to 8:30 pm @ the Seven Summits Centre for Learning. Drop in and get support in creating 3D models, printing on the 3D printer and all things technology based. Every Thursday for youth 12-18 yrs old.
KIDS LEARN TO CURL PROGRAM • FREE Wednesdays right after school from 2:45-4pm @ the Rossland Curling Rink. Open to kids 8-12 years of age. Sign up for the session starting January 7 and runs until March 11. Drop-ins and new participants are welcome at any time during the program. For more information, contact Sara Mountain, at 362-5184 firstname.lastname@example.org. ADULT CO-ED REC HOCKEY Tuesdays 9:45 - 11 pm Sundays 9:15 - 10:30 pm Join this fun, co-ed recreational program of non-contact drop-in hockey. Full equipment is required and some experience necessary. FREE! DISC GOLF Fridays at 7 - 9 pm from January to mid-March at the RSS gym. The Koo-
WEST KOOTENAY OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP Monday, February 16, at 2 pm @ Kiro Wellness Center, Trail. Guest: Leslie Anderton will show us her slides on Geology of the West Kootenay. For info, call 250-368-9827 or 250-365-6276.
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: A MUSICAL Feb. 20/21/22 @ Charles Bailey, Trail Feb. 27/28 @ Rossland Summit School RSS: $15 adults, $10 students Charles Bailey: $20 adults, $15 students All performances 7 p.m. Presented by the Rossland Light Opera Players. MURDER MYSTERY AT THE LEGION ROCK ‘N ROLL February 28, 6 p.m. If you are interested in putting together a table of 8 players or just want to join a table, email email@example.com or contact Joanne Drystek 250-362-2150. We will try to accommodate everyone. The Ladies Auxiliary will be offering burgers for $6.00 starting at 5 p.m. Spectators are always welcome.
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portunity for those who don’t know how to play, to come out and learn the rules of the game, the basics of skating and have fun! All you need is a stick, a helmet and a pair of skates. If you don’t have skates, you can rent them from the Arena for $5.00. Erika will Coach the group in the rules of the game and introduce you to the love of hockey!
tenay Rockies Disc Golf Society are offering indoor disc golf. A variety of fun putting games will be played on a short indoor course. Baskets will be provided, however if you have a practice basket bring it along. Players should bring their own discs but if you don’t have a disc there will be discs available. There are no fees. PICKLEBALL Indoor Pickleball at RSS starts on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm. OPEN MIC NIGHT Tuesdays 9 to 11 p.m. Join us every Tuesday and strut your stuff up on stage! With a new host every two weeks its gearing up to be a season of fantastic new talent and great music. Sign up sheet located in the foyer of The Flying Steamshovel.
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TEEN NIGHT Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. @ the Rossland Public Library. Let Sage and Sally know what you want to do at Teen Night. Come out and have fun!
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LOCAL WRITERS DISCUSSION Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. @ the Rossland Seniors Hall. To share ideas, expertise and knowledge, critiques, and open opportunities for experienced and want to be writers. For more information contact Les Anderson by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone @ 250-362-5532. ROSSLAND MAKERLAB Thursdays 7 to 8:30 pm @ Seven Summits Centre for Learning Mentors are on hand to help with 3D modeling, printing or for other technology project. For youth 12 yrs and up. This program is FREE.
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Monday 1:30 p.m. Seniors Art Club meets. Contact Edith at 250-362-4477. Monday 7:00 p.m. Rossland Quilters Guild meets. Contact Dayanne at 250-362-7727. Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Rossland Old Time Fiddlers play. Visitors should contact Richie or Audrey at 250-362-9465. Thursday 9:30 - 11 a.m. Seniors stretching exercises and morning tea and snacks.
WRITER’S CLUB Every Wednesday until Apr 15, 2015. 7:30 to 9 pm @ Rossland Seniors Hall. All genres of writers welcome. No membership fee. Learn from published authors and writers. ROSSLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY The Library has lots of great programs and events: Homeschoolers Happy Hour: 1st and 3rd Friday 1-2pm. Lego Club: 1st and 3rd Thursday 3-4pm Books and Babies: Fridays at 11am Songs and story time for little ones 0 to 30 months.
Page Turners Book Club: 2nd Thursday of each month from 3-4 pm for kids 8-11 years old. Board Games Club: 4th Thursday of each month from 3-4 pm. for kids 6-12 years. For school aged kids: Thursdays from 3-4 pm there is something going on in the library for school aged kids. ROSSLAND MONKEY CLUB Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm @ RSS Auditorium. Parkour and freerunning. Ages 8+. $5 drop-in. ROSSLAND BEAVER SCOUTS Mondays 3 to 4pm Girls and boys ages 5 – 7 years. Please contact Deanna Leask at 250-362-7118 to join. ROSSLAND TOONIE XC SERIES AT BLACKJACK Come ski under lights at the BlackJack Ski Club! XC Skiing events every Thursday night. Events will continue through March or until we have run out of snow. Register in the trailhead cabin between 4:30pm-5:30pm. February 12: Classic Technique February 19: Skate February 26: Classic March 5: Skate March 12: Classic March 19: Skate March 26: Classic
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BUSINESS Directory Kids enjoy the snow slide during the winter carnival. Photo by Alicia Wallace
Sunshine at joe hill coffee house Music, smiles, good company, and goodies make the sun shine indoors at Joe Hill Coffee House, Rossland’s community venue for aspiring talent from near and far. Excellent venue, friendly scene, soft seats, goodies, coffee and tea, and only $3 – kids and students free. The best deal anywhere! It’s in the Rossland Miners Hall, 1765 Columbia Avenue in Rossland. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7
p.m. Sunday, February 15. Performers young, old, new or experienced; solo or together, Joe Hill Coffee House is a place to try out your style in public for the first time, or to relax and play for the best audience in the Kootenays. There are no auditions. Just sign up for your 15 minutes of fun. For more information, contact Les Carter at 250-362-5677 or email him at retrac01@telus. net.
For our February 15 show we have: • The Rossland Glee Choir – fine voices raised in sweet harmony • Ray Tenisci and Nick Plotnikoff – spoons, squeezebox, and toe-tapping rhythms • Stevo – a boy and his guitar • Kootenay Dance Works – poetry in motion • Paul Bowles – percussionist, poet and raconteur • Peter Pii – great country • Robert Ferguson – country folk, a Joe Hill debut
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Joseph O. Patenaude Carnaval d’hiver /
En 1897, Joseph O Patenaude fait un arrêt à Nelson et décide d’y rester. Ce choix l’amènera à ouvrir un bureau d’optométrie au 366 rue Baker à Nelson en octobre 1897, à l’âge de 26 ans. Quelques années plus tard, un atelier de fabrication de bijoux, d’horlogerie et de réparation de montres viendra se greffer à un bureau d’optométrie. Il aura à son emploi pas moins de 13 salariés à temps plein.
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Patenaude a plus d’une corde à son arc, en plus des bijoux, des montres et de l’optométrie, il travaille aussi l’argent. Il fabrique des cuillères, dont une en particulier créée en l’honneur de la ville de Nelson, avec plusieurs gravures représentant l’église et la fonderie.
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M. Patenaude siège au sein du Conseil de la ville de Nelson en 1920 et est un membre actif de la chambre de Commerce. Au cours de sa longue vie, J.O Patenaude aura été l’un des principaux bienfaiteurs de la Cathédrale Marie l’Immaculée de Nelson ainsi que des écoles primaire et secondaire Saint-Jo- Joseph O. Patenaude seph. Son décès survient à l’âge de 85 ans à l’hôpital Courtesy of Touchstones Museum de Nelson.
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C’était au 14e siècle. Un moine lisait son bréviaire à la lueur d’une chandelle. Ce moine se plaignait du peu de lumière que projetait cette dernière. Il aurait voulu qu’elle brille avec plus d’éclat. Il la croyait même responsable du fait que sa vue faiblissait d’année en année. Il aspira et expira fortement dans un geste d’impatience. La chandelle s’en offusqua et son auréole lumineuse se mit à danser follement. Elle s’agitait au
Or, ce moine avait un esprit des plus inventif. Les moines, avouons-le, vivaient dans un état qui favorisait l’innovation et la découverte. Ce sont eux en bonne partie qui, dans l’antiquité, ont fait avancer la science. Songeons aux progrès dans l’art culinaire, dans le domaine de de la viticulture, de l’agriculture, de l’écriture et de la philosophie. Prenons comme exemple Mendel, qui contribua énormément à la science de l’hérédité. On pourrait continuer ainsi, à énumérer les contributions scientifiques des moines à travers les âges.
Retournons cependant à notre moine du début de cette histoire. Il lui vint à l’idée un jour, de tremper une mèche d’étoupe dans un bain d’huile de baleine. Il étouffa la mèche à sa partie supérieure avec un manchon en cuivre et y mit le feu. Une lumière presque incandescente jaillit aussitôt et jeta ses rayons lumineux dans l’appartement de l’érudit. Le moine venait d’inventer la « lampe ». La chandelle perdit tout à coup de son prestige. Elle devint en fin de compte un ornement sur l’âtre ou l’étagère. Mais, des inventions successives, ont fait naître des lumières à grande intensité et la lampe à son tour, fut mise de côté. Malgré tout, elle, de même que la chandelle auront toujours une place dans les foyers. Car, voyez-vous, lorsque l’ampoule s’éteint pour quelque raison, qui la remplace ?
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Seven Summits Centre for Learning (SSCL) has become successful only from the tireless work and dedication of its volunteers. Seven Summits now has many people volunteering their time and energy from the community giving the students many opportunities to learn from their expertise. Thanks to volunteer community mentor support, Seven Summits has been able to provide an incredible variety of courses and activities. Web Design Workshop
as reading from recipes. Sean Stewart and Mel Black were the instructors. Sean has owned a cafe and now works for Interior Health in the dietary department. He also owns his own catering business.
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Mel lives in Rossland and owns a small scale food processing business. This semester’s Foods course is being instructed by Christoph Deck-Tisserand. Christoph is new to Rossland, and works as a chef at Gabriella’s Restaurant. Woodworking - Carpentry
The first semester had students learning about Web Design, with Aerin and Jimmy Guy. They have both worked for over 10 years as web strategists and web developers. They run their own small digital agency in Rossland; their clients include Pearson Education, Don Tapscott, Nakusp Hot Springs and the Monashee Institute. They currently share their skills with SSCL and manage their web and media presence. Foods RECREATION EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT ARTS SOCIAL SERVICES
LeRoi Community Foundation promotes lifelong learning through support for projects that promote literacy and numeracy, like its grant to Skool-Aid, a program that provides kids in need with school supplies. Since 2008, LCF has distributed over $145,000 in grants for a wide range of local projects that make our community a great place to live!
Al Eagleton is 41 years old and works as a woodworker. He worked with learners in creating several small wood projects. He mostly works out of his shop making everything from wood doors and cabinets to handcrafted furniture. SSCL would also like to thank the following people for their recreational and academic support:
Louis McBride, guided learners through a shed construction project. He has owned his own construction company for over 30 years. He has a degree in environmental design and has used his knowledge to design and build homes for clients. Louis and Tyler now work as a father son team, building and remodeling in Rossland. Woodworking - Architectural Design
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Demitri Lesniewicz, has been a building designer since 2008 and has a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Calgary. Demitri’s primary focus in architecture is designing context, both physical and cultural.
Marge Cherry - yoga instructor Paul De Villiers - tennis instructor Keith Robine - AST1 instructor Mike Heximer - Biathlon instructor Rob Darrah - curling instructor Ann Quarterman - cross country ski instructor Kylie Stewart - academic support Dave Morel - academic support Val Rollins - textiles support Teri Mack - textiles support. In addition to these volunteers, the Centre has contracted Sharmila Miller and Loretta Bulfone to mentor theatre and golf, respectively.
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