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n June 9, Nelson residents Pat Henman and her daughter Maia Vezina were critically injured in a head-on collision. After three weeks in intensive care they were recently moved to the trauma unit at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. They face months of recovery and rehabilitation.

Some of Henman’s closest friends have come together to plan a fundraising event to help the family. “Raising the Curtain for Pat and Maia” will take place at the Capitol Theatre on July 31.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show time is 8 p.m. Guests are invited to come early and get their photo taken in the photo booth (photos will be shared with Pat and Maia), bid on some great silent auction items and videotape a personal message to the girls. The show promises to be a night to remember with performances by Allison Girvan, Bessy Wapp, Lucas Myers, Shenango, Hiro Ido, Michael Graham, Jenny Craig and many more. According to Kim Adamson, one of the event organizers, there's been no shortage of people wanting to contribute to the event. "There is so much talent in Nelson and so many of the performers have worked


Tea owns and operates a small studio-gallery in Nelson. Occasionally she writes something. The latest is a Haiku titled Sons. Tea’s fine art is primarily in oils in a style coined "Whimsical Canadiana." She pays close attention to values (light, medium and dark), the rule of thirds, placement of focal points, and light direction while allowing herself the joy and playful feeling that comes with loose brush and/or knife application. Tea is experimenting using only the painting knife when working en-plein-air (en-plein-air simply means "painting outside viewing the subject matter directly"). Her studio work is inspired from her en-plein-air studies, her photographs and her creative imagination.

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with Pat, who is an accomplished singer and actor, that the line-up for the show was filled within days. "The response to the request for auction items was just as immediate and the planning team has already confirmed over 60 auction items with more coming in every day.” If you would like to donate an auction item, you can contact Shannon Lythgoe at Tickets are $30 or $50, available in advance at the Capitol Theatre box office, online at or

phone 250-352-6363. For more information about the event, search “Raising the Curtain for Pat and Maia” on Facebook.


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Tea’s work can be seen at Sage Tapas & Wine Bar during ArtWalk, on now until August 31.


Angie grew up in Perth, Western Australia, and went to high school at Santa Maria College. After graduating she completed a three-year degree in fashion design and textile art at Curtin University, graduating in 2010. A few days later she flew to Whistler, and has spent the last two and a half years travelling, skiing and exploring Canada. Her transient lifestyle is reflected in the scope of people she has come to meet along the way. The manifestation of Angie’s illustration project came about via the use of Facebook — she sent out a mass message to all of her friends, asking if they would like to be part of a 100-face art piece by submitting a portrait picture of themselves. She received photos from friends and family from all over the world, and the final outcome is 100 Facebook friends’ portrait photos applied to create an impossible class photo and an improbable meeting of these people from across the globe.

Lainey’s work can be seen at Grounded during ArtWalk, on now until August 31.







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ancing with a hula hoop is all part of the music festival vibe. And Jen Cookson, also known as Cookie Hoops, can’t wait to connect with folks attending the 14th annual Starbelly Jam festival. She’s been bringing her hoops to the East Shore festival for the past several years and has about 50 play hoops to share. They’re bigger and easier to manage because of their weight, making hooping accessible to everyone. “I just throw them out on the grass and people can use them all day,” she says. “Music festivals were the birthplace of modern hoop dance.” Hooping makes up a big part of the festival scene because it’s fun, easy to learn and makes people feel good. Studies have shown that twirling a hoop is mood altering, says Cookson. “When people are hooping, their whole body is stimulated. It releases endorphins and increases the heart rate … if you hoop in both directions it stimulates both sides of the brain which has been shown to elevate mood,” she says. “It is such a simple thing but it does contribute to going to your happy place.” Hooping is also great for health. Cookie started hooping in 2008 when she suffered from limited mobility due to back problems. “I got a really big hoop to start with and it had such a dramatic affect on my health right away,” she says. “It’s so fun and it kept me moving when I couldn’t

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Six Mini Cupcakes for $8.00! Cookie Hoops do a lot of other sports.” Today, Cookson also facilitates Medicine Hoop Retreats and she explores the spirituality of hooping along with sacred geometry and connectivity to nature. “It’s taken me in all kinds of new directions,” she says. Cookie will be giving direction at Starbelly through workshops given on Saturday and Sunday including Hoops and Tricks along with Kids Alphabet Hoop Games. In the past, she’s vended hoops but this year she’s focusing 100 per cent on roaming and teaching hooping. Being part of the Starbelly family is an honour for her. “They treat me like gold and I feel

like I’ve really grown as an instructor and a performer through that festival because of how much they’ve supported me,” she says. This year’s Starbelly line-up includes Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Blue King Brown, Antidoping, Aesop Rock and Buckman Coe. This year’s festival will also showcase a great selection of Kootenay talent such as Cranbrook’s The Good Ol’ Goats, Nelson’s DJ Rippel, Bessie and the Back Eddies and Tofu Stravinsky. For more information about Starbelly Jam, visit Tickets are available at the Crawford Bay Park gates.

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The countdown is on — Slocan Lake Dance Camp is set for July 25 through 28 in New Denver. Choose from 31 daytime workshops in Latin, including Argentine Tango, Smooth, Swing and country dance styles. Two evening classes offer instruction for working folks and a dance on Thursday night, Friday night (infamous Polka dot party) and Saturday’s dine and dance provide a chance to show off your new moves. Now in its ninth year, the dance camp brings folks from around the region as well as others from further afield together on the dance floor. It’s a fun opportunity to visit this pristine region too, take a little hike, visit the beach and relax as well as the chance to hone your dance skills.

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Vanens Munro Brush meets bluster in a series of colourful, weather-inspired acrylic landscapes by Yvonne Vanens Munro, now showing at the Nelson Library. It’s a dramatic exhibition that celebrates the power of nature in the Kootenays. When Munro was six-months-old her parents, recently emigrated from Holland, drove from Nova Scotia to British Columbia in a Volkswagen truck with a bottle warmer. The truck broke down in Nelson, where Munro and her mother stayed for six weeks while her father carried on to the West Coast to find work and a home. Munro was raised on the coast with two sisters and a brother, in what she describes as a rough and tumble, tumultuous childhood. There, when she wasn’t exploring the woods at the foot of the Garibaldi mountains, she drew. In high school and college she says, “art class was my little place of peace, away from the angst of

growing up.” As an adult, Yvonne returned to the Kootenays with her family, where her own two kids enjoyed a rough and tumble, tumultuous childhood. She took classes through the Oxygen Centre and the Kootenay School of Arts. “Studying Art is fantastic,” she says, “but painting is the best way to become a painter.” About this exhibition Munro explains, “I want to celebrate the Kootenays and mountain weather with this show. So I took the Osprey across the Kootenay Lake with my camera and took several hundred pictures. These paintings are the result.” Munro is one of four Nelson Public Library bookmark artists, along with Lainey Benson, Rick Foulger, and Keira Zaslove. Bookmarks are available at the Library. Munro’s exhibition continues through July and August

Summer tours at Touchstones

Summer Tour Saturdays are back at Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History. Visitors and locals alike are invited to explore Nelson’s diverse history with a knowledgeable docent in the permanent museum exhibit. Drop in at 11 a.m. on any Saturday this summer for a guided walk through the rich history of the West Kootenays. Additionally, a unique artifact handling experience will be available during the tours. In Touchstones Nelson’s permanent museum exhibit, you can find a wide array of information on the city’s past, from First Nations history to

mining, dam construction and the development of the arts. For an hour every Saturday in the summer, docents will be available to give a guided tour or simply answer questions as they come up during your visit. While at the museum, guests are invited to check out the summer shows at Touchstones Nelson; Abandoning Paradise: The Northern Gateway Project with Glenn Clark and Peter Corbett, and City in Flames: A Journey Through Nelson’s Fire History. Tours are free with admission.


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and you have an extremely interesting beer perfectly suited for the beach — just add sunshine!

There’s a few things to take into consideration when deciding what beer best suits your day at the beach. Crisp, refreshing and quaffable all come to mind. Strong sun along with high alcohol content might not be a great call. Some of the most seasoned beer drinkers have been taken down by a combination of the two. And they usually have the sunburn to show for it Monday morning. Any or all of these options would work great for your summer beach sessions.

Central City Red Racer Pale Ale Not as hoppy as its Red Racer IPA older brother, this is a beer that is well suited for the beach. Easy drinking, flavour filled and refreshing. The hop character in this ale a decade ago would probably have qualified it as an IPA. Now a days though, the goal posts have been moved and this pale ale is one of the last of a dying breed. The pale ales have in some ways gone the way of the dodo, the audience moved on to bigger and hoppier options. This beer has stood strong though against the changing fads of craft brewing and is a tasty option for a day at the beach.

NBC’s Tall Tale Organic Wheat Ale This isn’t your typical wheat beer here! The Hefeweizen yeast used gives the beer a slight hint of banana, then the sweet orange and lemon peel that are added to the brew add a crisp citrus blast. Then finally, the beer is unfiltered which gives it an added punch of flavour. When we say this isn’t a typical wheat beer that’s exactly why. There’s a lot going on with in this great summer ale. Top it all off with a crisp dry finish

Mt Begbie High Country Kolsch High Country Kölsch is a pale, mildly hopped beer which originated in Köln, Germany. Brewed with authentic Kölschbier yeast, it’s an excellent choice on a hot summer day. Should mention we know a bit about Kölsch’s ourselves as our Harvest Moon Hemp Ale is a Kölsch. It’s a great style for a crisp refreshing beer that still has a unique flavor to keep the beer interesting even after you’ve had a couple.

hat better match could there be — hot sun, a cool lake (not too cold though… I’m looking at you, certain sections of Kootenay) and an even colder beer!





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Hopgood Organic Session IPA We love our India Pale Ales here at NBC and Hopgood is our latest addition to the family. All of these beers you have to taste to believe but this one may be the most surprising of them all. Again and again people ask us what gives it the tropical flavours and aromas? Well it’s all in the hops. Our brewmaster Mike Kelly has yet again created a complex, intriguing, and down right delicious beer! As far as a beach beer goes, weighing in at 5.2 per cent vol.alc, you can have a couple pints and still be able to fold up your lawn chair at the end of the day, always a great relief. As always head into your local Cold Beer and Wine or Government Liquor Store, go over to the craft beer section and grab something new, something your used to and something maybe you’ve never even heard of. Beer sampling should be fun so have fun with it. Expand your horizons as the sun sets on a beach day. You’ll be glad you did. Remember when you sample a lot of new beers, you’re not intoxicated, you’re cultured! Cheers, from your friends at NBC! This column, co-written by Nelson Brewing Company staff, appears monthly in this space.

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Showing for the month of July at the Craft Connection/Gallery 378 is Buck Walker and ArtWalk artist Mirja Vahala. Art at the Capitol Theatre presents Tom Haukaas Landscapes. The exhibition runs until July 31. The Nelson Library is now showing Yvonne Vanens Munro's weather-inspired acrylic landscapes paintings until the end of August. Docent Tour Saturdays are back at Touchstones Nelson. Visitors and locals alike are invited to explore Nelson’s diverse history with a knowledgeable docent in the Permanent Museum Exhibit. Drop in at 11 a.m. on any Saturday morning this summer for a guided walk through the rich history of the West Kootenays.


Everyone needs a little zombie in their summer: World War Z stars Brad Pitt in a race to stop a zombie pandemic. Also playing, the heist flick Now You See Me, with Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, and Woody Harrelson. Showtimes Friday to Sunday and Cheap Tuesday, alternating 7 and 9:30 p.m. For all things Civic Theatre go to or facebook/ NelsonCTS, or call 352-5833. On July 27 the Civic Theatre will be showing Happy at 2 p.m. This featurelength documentary takes you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana, to the co-housing communities of Denmark, to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. This joyful and touching film is sponsored by the Nelson Co-Housing Project.


The Capitol Theatre 25th Annual Summer Youth Theatre Program presents Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This black comedy concerns the infamous homicidal career of Sweeney, the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who

coveted his young wife and falsely imprisoned him. Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd mixes intense drama with dark humour. The show runs Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for student, or $45 for a family of four, available online at or phone 250352-6363. The Capitol Theatre is hosting a fundraising variety show to raise money for Pat Henman and Maia Vezina on July 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 or, if you would like to contribute more, there are also $50 tickets available. Get yours at the Capitol Theatre box office, online at or phone 250-352-6363.


Mike’s Place Pub hosts Trivia Night every Wednesday throughout the summer. Come with your team of one to four people. Entry is free. Top scoring team wins a $100 Hume gift card.

at the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw on Tuesday, July 23. The show starts around 6:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Two public performances of Requiem for a Glacier will take place at the Nelson United Church on Thursday, July 25, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The requiem is a four-movement oratorio composed by Victoria-based artist Paul Walde and performed by seventy professional and amateur musicians. The following weekend, the group will perform the piece at Jumbo Glacier. Tickets for the local performance are available at the Capitol Theatre box office.

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The Boom Booms return to the Spiritbar on Friday, July 19. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel. Scarlett Jane plays at Expressions on Friday, July 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can purchased in advance at Expressions or by calling 250-354-3910. Starbelly Jam music festival is July 19, 20 and 21 in the Crawford Bay Park. This year’s lineup includes Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Aesop Rock and Blue King Brown. Tickets are $105 for adult weekend pass or $60 per day. Fort Knox 5 vs. Thunderball, a four turntable DJ set, at Spiritbar on Saturday, July 20. Ticket are $20 in advance at the Hume Hotel. The Sturgeons will be playing at the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw on Saturday, July 20. The show starts around 6:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Shannon Lynn’s clear voice can be heard


R. A. The Rugged Man will be playing Thursday, July 25 at Finley’s Irish Pub. This New York hip hop artist breaking waves into all genres of music with his highly controversial yet political lyrics. Tickets are $20 at the door. Unity Music Festival pre-party for all ages at the Slocan Legion on Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m. featuring Adham Shaikh plus DJs Fatty Cakes, Trippa T and Luke Martin. Tickets are $20 for adults or $10 for children 12 and under. The Cat Empire play Spiritbar on Thursday, July 25. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are sold out. Pat Henman fundraiser at Spiritbar on Friday, July 26 featuring Phat Diablo, Breakfluid and Ripple. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is by donation ($5 minimum).

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Melissa Ruth plays the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw on Saturday, July 27. Her strong voice and riveting lyrics were the signature of her sophomore album Ain’t No Whisky. The show starts around 6:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Unity Music Festival goes Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 at the beautiful Slocan City beach. This year’s lineup include Alpha YaYa Diallo, Adham Shaikh, Shane Philip, The Boom Booms and more. Weekend passes are $65 in advance or $85 at the gate. Day passes are $45. Children 12 and under are free with an adult. For more information see Stickybuds will be at Spiritbar on Friday, August 2 with Ben Fox. Tickets are $15, available in advance at the Hume Hotel. Doors open at 10 p.m. West Coast party band Five Alarm Funk plays Spiritbar on Saturday, August 3. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $25. The 22nd annual Kaslo Jazz Etc. festival is August 2 to 4 at Kaslo Bay Park. The lineup includes Mickey Hart Band, African Showboyz, Tiempo Libre, Delhi 2 Dublin and more. Three day passes are $164 and day passes are $71, available online at Discounted youth tickets are available at the gate. Shambhala Music Festival is August 7 to 12 at Salmo River Ranch. Tickets are $310, available at Big Cranium in Nelson (273 Baker Street) or online at


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Vurb is a weekly entertainment newspaper distributed Fridays in the Nelson Star.