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Friday August 19, 2011 Vol. 1, No. 24

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Baby Anaya turns two

Baby Anaya is celebrating her second birthday with an invitation to all to join her at Lakeside Park on Friday, Aug. 26, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a BBQ, live music, children’s entertainment and a fundraising fuction, both silent and live. The auction items include helicopter rides, lift tickets and lesson packages, winter Cat-ski trips, Gourmet Gift Certificates, 52” Plasma 3D TV, Accommodations packages and more.To read Anaya’s mother’s hearfelt message to the Kootenay community about Baby Anaya and her family’s challenges, please turn to page 9.

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Opinion and editorial

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Special events

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Ongoing events

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This is Kootenay Pride week Monday, Aug. 29 to Monday, Sept. 5 by Nelson Becker

The 15th anniversary of about being proud of who the Kootenay Pride week we are and being open to will be bigger and more everyone. It is about where inclusive than in any previ- your heart is. It is a day ous year. There will be four without judgment.” separate events. “When we start to look On Friday night, there at people only by their genwill be a meet-and-great der or sexual preference at Finley’s. The “Tough then the label becomes more drag” competition looks to important than the message. be exciting with proceeds We are all just people, we going to Nelsons food cup- want equal rights, not speboard. cial rights.” Saturday is family day Crowe went on to talk at Cottonwoods Falls park about Family Day and why from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. There will be clowns and it is important for the Pride face painting; a true family community to support the day that is supported by the family. “It is about celebratCity of Nelson, the RDCK ing family and an acknowledgment that the definition and the Ecosociety. Saturday night is the of family has changed. To night for the Absolute a lot of people in our comDragulicious event. Come munity, the idea of normal and watch kings and queens does not apply. How do you from all over western define normal?” Canada come to Nelson to I asked if we really strut their stuff. need a pride parade at all, Sunday afternoon, the Haven’t rights been won? Pride Parade will gather at Crowe answers, “Many Central School at 2 p.m. years ago we were fighting It will them wind its way for recognition and rights down Baker Street to cul- under the human rights minate at Cottonwoods code. We have some now Falls Park. but every day is precarious. I had the opportunity We have a federal governto sit down and speak with ment that would happily Donald Crowe, Chairman of the Board of Kootenay send us all to an island. A lot Pride. I asked Crowe why of same sex couples still do there is no mention of gay not have parental rights. By and lesbian in the pride us marching, if one person poster. He replied, “The out there who feels alone, event is not about gender, gets the message that we it is about coming out and will be ok, then we should showing diversity. It is have a parade everyday.” For more information check out their Facebook page HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GROUPS/124246394290170/

The Kokanee Salmon School Program is one of the 45 projects receiving funding support in 2011/12 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Environmental Initiatives Program.

Support granted to environmental projects The Columbia Basin Trust helps residents address environmental issues by continuing to provide funding. Forty-five environmental projects through-

out the Columbia Basin will be receiving a total of $580,000 in support in 2011/12 from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) through its Environmental Initiatives Program (EIP).

Putting a stop to domestic violence The Nelson Community Services Centre is receiving $17,609 from the provincial government towards a violence prevention and awareness initiative that engages girls, boys, men and the larger community. The Ministry will be distributing one-time grants ranging from $5,000$20,000 for projects that prevent domestic violence, enhance local responses to victims of domestic violence, and/or improve vic-

tim and community safety. Grant funding was made available through civil forfeiture proceeds. The Civil Forfeiture Act and Regulation allows the Director of Civil Forfeiture to initiate civil court proceedings against property believed to be the instruments or proceeds of unlawful activity. Contact Ryan Shotton, B.C. Government Caucus Communications, for more information: 250-356-1539

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Inviting Wholeness, Sharing Power Sunday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Studio, 182 Baker St. This workshop will introduce skills for finding calm, clarity and empowerment during conflict and stress; speaking and listening in ways that help connect more effectively with others. It will also help to integrate the different parts of the brain and nervous system into greater wholeness, sharing power consciously so that

relationship boundaries are clear and healthy. This workshop is offered freely, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. The requested fee for the workshop is $80 to those who can afford it. Find more information at or contact

Celebrate a decade of carsharing in the Kootenays

Friday, Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carshare office, behind the New Grand Hotel. The Kootenay Carshare be on location providing music and Cooperative (KCC) is celebrating its fun for everyone so leave your lunch 10th anniversary by hosting a BBQ at home and come join the celebralunch extravaganza outside its Nelson tion. office. The New Grand’s master chef To find out more visit will be grilling up mouthwatering or treats all afternoon that will have both call 250-352-2033 or contact vegetarians and meat lovers ordering seconds. Kootenay Co-op Radio will

French director teams up with AFKO to present “The Little Prince” As part of the West Kootenay Francophone Association's (AFKO) 25th anniversary, Daniel Gaudet, a theatrical director from Baie-SaintPaul, Quebec, will team up at the end of August with the association’s Nelson branch. He will direct the well-known play, "The Little Prince" French with English subtitles) by Saint-Exupéry, which is being presented this October as part of the official celebration. This two-way cultural exchange involved sending the Nelson rock group, Almanak, to perform in Baie-Saint-Paul this past August 12th. The whole region is invited to the bilingual celebration. The play will be performed in October in Revelstoke, Nakusp, Rossland, Kaslo and Nelson. All local amateur actors and stage hands who are fluent in French and interested in bringing “The Little Prince” to life on stage are invited to share their talents. Exact dates and time are yet to be announced Visit for more information or contact: 250-3523516.

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“Heartlab” Exhibit and workshop at Touchstones

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Opening Reception: Friday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Art workshop with heartlab: Thursday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m.Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History, 502 Vernon Street, Nelson Local artists Anita Levesque and Bradley Smith will attempt to express the essence of communication itself through drawing, writing, and sculpture in their installation running from Friday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 13, titled Re-surface. Heartlab is an ongoing creative arts collaboration between Levesque and Smith who explore the connections between visual arts and writing, as well as the dynamics between the two artists who have been a couple for over 15 years. Heartlab will also be offering a hands-on col-

laborative art-making workshop. Couples are encouraged to attend. Participants will playfully explore the creative dynamics between text and image, and between one another as collaborators. No experience or materials are required. Participants will be invited to display the resulting artwork in the gallery’s hallway display cases. Also, Stay tuned for an interactive online component to Re-surface which will be launched at late September, hosted on the Touchstones Nelson website.

For more information contact Jessica Demers at 250-352-9813 or email:

Binns exhibits at the Nelson Public Library The otherworldy artwork of George Michael Binns is now on display at the Nelson Public Library. “I paint to express the wide range of possibilities available to human consciousness,” explains Binns. “On a daily basis we deal with a multitude of stimuli from multidimensional realities. My art is a juxtaposition of multidimensions; a journey into the mystique.” The exhibition continues through September. Take a listen to George Binns on our Youtube Channel

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Arts&Entertainment ANKORS 72 Hour Art Slam Showcase

Local Talent Sunshine Drive opens for Revolver Saturday, Aug. 20, 6 p.m. at Balfour, at Kootenay Lakeview Lodge Outdoor AmphiTheatre, 1285 Queens Bay Rd. Balfour The Revolver Beatles tribute con- ing original tunes; an experience of cert will feature over 40 Beatles songs music and fun that’s guaranteed to and projection media from all eras please. Visit to see including Hard Days Night through more about the band. the SGT Peppers days and Abbey Tickets are available at Kootenay Road. Nelson’s own Sunshine Drive Lakeview Lodge , Gill and Gift at the will open the show. Sunshine Drive delivers a hard- Balfour Ferry Landing, Eddy’s Music driving menu of Rock Classics, Blues, and Stuart’s News in Nelson. Info and R&B, Funk, Reggae and Ska, includ- tickets by phone call 1-877-229-4141

Friday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort All art submissions from the 72 Hour Art Slam will be displayed or performed. There will also be a silent auction on many of the art pieces, that will benefit both the artist and ANKORS. Look forward to submissions from Avrell Fox, Keira Zaslove, Dylan Humphreys, Matty Kakes and more. The evening will also consist of a wine & cheese reception with additional entertainment. Tickets are $10-20 sliding scale, available at ANKORS or at the door.

Kootenay Express Summer Shorts Film Festival returns for 5th Annual screening in Lakeside Park Sunday, Aug. 28, 8 p.m. at Lakeside Park. Free The 5th Annual Kootenay Express Summer Shorts Film Festival returns to Lakeside Park on Sunday, August 28th at 8p.m. with a great line up of short films made for the screen. This year’s program brings you an adrenaline filled sports short from the Powerhouse production house, Freeride, a documentary about the only inland temperate rainforest in the world right in our own backyard, and a classic black and white tribute to Charlie Chaplin made by a young filmmaker. The purpose of this festival is to provide a venue for and to celebrate regional filmmakers of all ages and

levels of experience, with many in attendance to introduce their short films. We Each night offers a variety of short films, each appropriate for an all ages audience. This year’s festival is organized by The Kootenay Express Update, Watershed Productions and sponsored by Valhalla Pure Outfitters, and Bibo, and the Columbia Basin Trust. Mark your calendar for the 28th and don’t forget to bring your blankets and chairs out to the park (near the beach/across from the Rotary Pavilion) to enjoy locally made films under the stars

Music in the Park featuring That Girl and Earl Aug 25 6 p.m. at Lakeside Park, Nelson Diane Strom and Earl Staten have stunning vocals and harmonies with a long set list including 50’s Rock and Roll, classic easy listening, country and top 40. Come out for this outdoor community all-age family event. Bring your kids and lawn chair Your small donations helps cover the cost of this event.

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Pete & Joan Wernick Bluegrass Concert Monday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Anglican Church Hall, corner of Carbonate st. & Ward St. 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. An evening of pure Bluegrass enjoyment. Tickets available at Mountain Baby in Nelson. $10 advance Call to reserve: 250-505-5233 For more information,

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Dark Fire Cloud Plays a benefit concert for the Sinixt Nation & the Perry Ridge Monday, Aug. 22, At The Royal on Baker Unique Zydeco/Blues/R&B/ Reggae fusion singer from Lafayette, Louisiana will be playing an improptu show in Nelson to help the efforts of the Sinixt people. Dark Fire Cloud was in the Slocan Valley recording a new album with Peacemaker Music. While there he met and befriended the Sinixt Indian Nation. When he heard about the Sinixt and the community’s efforts to protect the Perry Ridge watershed, woodlands, high alpine wetlands & ancient Sinixt cultural sites, he volunteered to perform for the cause. This is a rare opportunity for the community to enjoy a concert with a very unique and inspiring singer songwriter. Sinixt Headman Bob Campbell will give an opening welcome. For more information about this artist visit:

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HOW WOULD $1,000,000 CHANGE YOUR LIFE? Money effects our lives, it doesn’t have to but we let it. Many people in our community feel that they do not have enough money.

This weeks question is an effort to see where peoples passion lies. If you where given $1,000,000 with no strings attached how would it change your life. Does money buy happiness?

To take this weeks survey click here: The deadline for submitting responses to these surveys is noon, Thursday August 25th. We will present the results of this week’s surveys in our next Update. If you have an idea for a survey question, please fill out our continuous survey by clicking here:

THE ANSWERS TO LAST WEEKS SURVEY Do you think that Nelson needs an annual festival?

Yes 85% No 15% What kinds of festivals would you like to go to? 26.3% 26.3% 31.6% 21.1% 21.1% 31.6% 21.1% 26.3%

Your Comments WINTERS in Nelson can be gloomy and long for some folks. A winter festival might be something fun to partake in come Jan. or Feb. DUE to our treacherous winter driving conditions, a winter festival would not be adviseable. ALL festivals must support their own cause. If it’s good enough, people will support it. REVELSTOKE and other places have music on their main street every night thru the summer - block off one or two blocks - stores open late and have erntertainment of all sorts nightly - change entertainers every 2 or 3 nights - brings people into the town and stores. WOULD like to see it take place in mid to late August. BRING back Streefest - it was the best thing that ever happened to Nelson.Victoria has a very successful street performers festival now why can’t we coordinate with them and the edmonton festival and get it going.

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Healing Anaya- Healing Humanity by Anaya’s Mama. Camara Cassin

Her golden hair sparkles in the sunshine. I bring my lips to her forehead and kiss her soft delicate skin. Inhaling her sweet baby smell, my heart melts and my whole body tingles with the energy of mama love. Touching her hair with my fingertips I wonder at the little curls that spring up behind her perfect little ears. I enfold her in my arms, and lay down beside her. Just to be with her. To enjoy every second of her. She is dying. On this day in 2009 I started having contractions. Gut wrenching, make my legs shake contractions. Inside my womb was a beautiful, healthy baby girl. She was rambunctious and strong, kicking and stretching. She’d push her little foot against the side of my tummy until you could actually see it. Brent and I had already chosen a name for her. Anaya. It means “God’s Answer” or “Completely Free”. We could never have known what the next two years would bring us. Anaya entered the world on August 26. She was completely whole and perfect. Her apgars were normal, she squalled and waved her little fists about. She nursed well and I took her home the next day. For months everything was wonderful. She had the most beautiful little smile, and would even mimic my sounds when I would coo at her. She’d laugh. I’d melt. At four months the nightmare began. She cried and was irritable all the time. She started choking at the breast. We took her to emergency. We were directed to the children’s hospital. After weeks of intensive tests we were told that our baby Anaya’s myelin was disappearing from her brain, and her nerves. That she would lose all of her abilities. That we should take her home to die. We left the hospital and drove home

on Valentine’s day. We tried everything. Naturopathy, Chinese Medicine, Conventional Medicine, Herbs, Homeopathy, Brain Gym, Faith Healers. She continued to get worse. I remember the last time she looked at me and smiled. We were on the couch. I was cuddling her. She looked right into my eyes, into my soul, and she smiled the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen. Her hazel green and brown eyes seemed to have incredible love and wisdom in them. I was entranced and stared at her until she looked away. That night she lost her sight, and her smile. Anaya never sat up, never learned to crawl, and never said the word “mama” – but I’ve heard it in my heart. She has become my teacher. My mentor. She is God’s Answer in my life. I needed to learn about compassion. I needed to learn patience. I needed to learn what the meaning of life was. All my life I wanted answers. I wanted to know why I was so different from everyone else I had met. Why it seemed as though humanity had started to lose their sense of self. Why I did not have a sense of self and a feeling of purpose. I started writing an online blog about my life with Anaya, sharing the ups and downs, the joys and the hurts. People read it and understood. I expressed my heart explicitly and found support and love. Anaya became known nationally in Canada as the “Breast milk Baby”, as she could not tolerate formula and was now tube-fed. I pumped for 10 months but was unable to produce enough to feed her. Almost a hundred women from across Canada shipped us their frozen milk, and it is still her main staple food at 23.5 months. Anaya has supporters all over the world who think of her with love. She has taught so many people, through me, about finding

the true joys in life and living in the moment. Right now Anaya has bi-lobe pneumonia. We were discharged on August 10th the from the hospital. The doctor said there was nothing they could do, unless we wanted to put her on more intensive life supports. We had always promised Anaya, and ourselves, that we would never do that to her. When it is her time to go, we will let her graduate from this life with dignity, respect and love. We will hold her close in our arms, in the comfort of our home and celebrate all the joy she has brought us and the lessons she has shared. So we took her home. It upset my nurse, she disagreed with our choice. After an emotional argument she quit, and my nursing agency withdrew nursing support from our home. These past few days have been rough. Anaya needs care 24 hours a day. I need to stay with her. I promised my baby that I would be there to hold her when…she flies to heaven. I still pray and hope for a miracle. That she will overcome the pneumonia. That she will regain her eyesight. That one day I will see her smile and hear the word “Mama.” I have faith, it is possible. Anaya will turn two on August 26th. We are having a public birthday party for her at Lakeside park with dinner, live music and an auction. Everyone is invited. It starts at 4pm. I’ve asked people touched by Anaya’s life to help us through this time financially by subscribing to my blog or making a donation. I ask you, please, read it. Anaya’s lessons will touch your heart and inspire your soul.

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Opinion&Editorial Fish Heads and Flowers

BULLYING SENIORS IS WRONG Bullying at any age is just wrong. Yesterday my friend’s 70yr old mother, just had a stroke and was approached by a 35 yr and told she better watch her back. Now who in their right mind would do this? Here we are thinking we need to watch over our kids with bulling in schools but now we have to watch over

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our parents for adult bulling. You just don’t do this to a 88lb 70yr old woman! Lets watch over the older generation of the community. BULLYING at any age is just WRONG. As a community we need to stand up to this nonsense and put an end to it. Leanne Sarsons

Flowers to the volunteers who make wonderful things happen in this community. Summer here in Nelson is so much fun! - grateful Fish Heads to the big Corporation that cut my

wage in half after working diligently for over 2 years. It really messed up my already limited finances. Signed: ripped off contractor -ripped off contractor

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We had visitors last week from our Japanese sister city, Izushi. A group of middle school students took advantage of a scavenger hunt to better aquaint themselves with Nelson.

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Events Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 28

live music Fri. Aug. 19. Vinnie the Squid & Ricco Vancouver - The Spirit Bar The Tuques with Wholesome Jones. The Royal. 10p..m. Tickets $10 available at Royal Espresso and Wholesome Jones, the five piece funkified folk rockers will open the night, while the roots rock, foot stomping rhythms of the Tuques take you home.

Sat. Aug. 20 Led Zepplin Cover Band. Finley’s. 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance. Call to reserve a table with dinner and drinks. Frosty Pints, Kitchen is open until 2am and the patio is open for an awesome night. Call now to purchase your tickets and some tickets will be held for the door. 250.352.5121 The Carnival Band with Oxygen Orkestar. The Royal. 8:30p.m. Tickets $5-$10 sliding scale. The Carnival Band is a community-based brass band that seeks to use music as a tool to empower its musicians and members of the community alike to work toward peaceful and positive social change. Nelson’s own Oxygen Orkestar will get things rolling. Don’t miss this party!

Sun. Aug. 21 Royal Blues Jam. 4p.m. - 8p.m. A weekly afternoon of Blues featuring Nelson’s blues players as hosted by Craig Atkins Nikko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 9p.m.

Mon. Aug. 22 Dr Banjo. Anglican Church Hall (Corner of Carbonate& Ward) 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Pete Wernick, “Dr. Banjo”, and his singer-guitarist wife Joan present one of the most engaging bluegrass duets. Tickets available at Mountain Baby. $10 advance. Call to reserve: 250505-5233 Dark Fire Cloud plays in a benefit concert for the Sinixt Nation & the Perry Ridge. The Royal, 8 p.m. Unique Zydeco/ Blues/R&B/Reggae fusion singer from Lafayette, Louisiana will be playing an improptu show in Nelson to help the efforts of the Sinixt people. Sarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m.

soaring violin adding a hint of granite to the smalltown planet. Accoustic guitar, harmonica and foot percussion, keys, bass, and violin. Have a listen: http:// Cover $5. The Rob Van Der Laan Farewell Show. The Royal. 8 p.m. A night to say Farewell to Dutchie with 3 great acts! Q City Blues Band, Lazy poker Blues Band and Rob Van Der Laan and Friends will keep the Royal rockin’ all night long! Tickets $6 at the door Kiyo Elkuf and friends at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Thurs. Aug. 25 John Jenkins Small Town Revival. The Cedar Creek Cafe. 7 p.m. Mountain folk music with

Sat. Aug. 27 FM Attack with Ryan Wells. The Royal. 9 p.m. $5 at the door. A multi-talented musician inspired by 80’s synth pop, disco, new wave music and a love for analog synths. Ryan Wells will start things off. It’s sure to be a great night on the dancefloor!

Sun. Aug. 28 Royal Blues Jam. 4p.m. - 8p.m. A weekly afternoon of Blues featuring Nelson’s blues players as hosted by Craig Atkins.




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Tues. Aug 23 Magic Bus with DJ Suplex . The Royal. 10 p.m. Local electronic music The Jones Brothers Jam Band. Finleys. 8p.m. Come down and enjoy some great music or bring along your instrument and join in. Cliff Maddix and friends 6p.m. The Library Lounge

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Events Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 28

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Fri. Aug. 19 MarketFest. Downtown Baker St. Nelson. 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. The West Kootenay EcoSociety is pleased to be featuring 100 vendors, 2 stages, live music, dancers, and much more! MarketFest is a family friendly outdoor event that celebrates the diversity of the Kootenay and and encourages the use of our incredible local goods

Sat. Aug. 20 Beatles Tribute Band - Revolver. Kootenay Lakeview Lodge. 6p.m. Show will feature 40 Beatles songs preformed live at an outdoor AmiphiTheatre overlooking the lake. Tickets availble at Kootenay Lakeview Lodge, Balfour Gill and Gift, Eddy Music and Stuarts News in Nelson. Info and tickets by phone call 1877 229 4141 Meditation Day. In the Zen Buddhism tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact Anju 250-352-0811 or email kootenaymindfulness@g Cottonwood Market 9:30a.m. at Cottonwood Falls Park.

Sun. Aug. 21 Movies under the stars. In Lakeside Park. 8p.m. No charge. RC Electric Buggy and truggy dirt track racing, at 6 mile North Shore, 11a.m.

Thurs. Aug. 25 Shakespeare. Nelson Youth Theatre’s “The Tempest” at Lower Gyro Park (VernonSt.) 2 p.m., donation, bring chairs, etc. For more info contact 250 3547906 or email: jeff@forstmedia. ca

Fri. Aug. 26 Baby Anaya’s Birthday Bash. Lakeside Park from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Family event and fundraiser to support Anaya’s miraculous welbeing (see pg.2). BBQ, live music, children’s entertainment and a fundraising auction both silent and live. Everyone welcome to celebrate. Celebrate a decade of carsharing in the Kootenays. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carshare office, 410 Hall St. behind the New Grand Hotel. for more info email Art Slam will be displayed or performed. There will also be a silent auction on many of the art pieces and a wine & cheese reception with additional entertainment. Tickets $10-20 sliding scale, available at ANKORS or at the door. Unity Music Festival. Two nights of music and fun in the Slocan Valley on August 26 & 27. Great acts including Ganga Giri, Gisto and the Reggae Allstars, Mista Chatman and Buck Lee, Pauline Lamb, Adham Shaikh, Shades of Loud, Lokal Motif, Wolfpack and more. Early bird tickets only $45 for the weekend-kids 12 and under are free. Volunteers and vendors needed. 250-226-7902. Heartlab Exhibit and workshop at Touchstones Museum of Art and History, 502 Vernon Street, Nelson.Opening Reception 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibit runs through to Nov.13

Sun. Aug. 28 Inviting Wholeness, Sharing Power workshop. The Studio,

182 Baker St. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Introduce skills for, finding calm, clarity and empowerment aswell as speaking and listening in ways that help you work more effectively with others. Workshop is free with a suggested price of $80 to those who can pay. Find more info visit or email eric@roadtocompassion. com Summer Short Film Festival. Lakeside Park, 8 p.m. A night of locally made short films uder the stars.This is a free event brought to you in part by the Kootenay Express

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A defensive encounter with a mother grizzly is the only situation in which you should play dead, but only as a last resort. Never play dead with a black bear. Bear Smart Hotline: 250 359-6611

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Events Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 28

ongoing events

Wednesdays Downtown Nelson Local Market. 400 block of Baker St. 9:30a.m. - 3p.m. Yoga in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre 11 a.m. – noon. Sharlene Bund. 250-354-1909 Nelson Women’s Centre Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-3529916 Kids Art in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Naturalist Program, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. 8:30p.m. 250-354-1909 Darts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727

Thursdays Fitness in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 250-354-1909 Nelson Women’s Centre. Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-3529916 Jerry’s Rangers Childrens program. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 10a.m. – 11a.m. 250354-1909 Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Kids Art in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 1p.m. – 3p.m. Acupuncture for Addictions. Free drop-in clinic. 9:30a.m. Located at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250-505-7248 Naturalist Program, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. 8:30p.m. 250-354-1909

Fridays Stories in the Park with Richard Rowberry. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. 8:30. 250-354-1909 Yoga in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 8a.m. – 9a.m. Sharlene Bund. 250-354-1909 Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-3545362

Saturdays Cottonwood Market 9:30a.m. at Cottonwood Falls Park Naturalist Program, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. 8:30p.m. 250-354-1909 Colin Payne Nature Photography Workshop. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 19:30p.m. – 5p.m. Explore many of the features of your camera. Sign up for class by calling KVC, 825-4723 Touchstones Nelson is offering extra free guided tours of the Permanent Museum with paid admission. July 16 - Aug. 20. Helen Miles 250-352-9813 Yoga in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 8a.m. – 9a.m. Sharlene Bund. 250-354-1909 Meat Draws at Nelson Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 250-352-7727 The Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250352-6936

Sundays Kids matinee. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. Classic kids movies. 5:30 - 6:30. 250-3541909

Movies in the Park. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. 9p.m. Weekly family movies from nature films to old classics. 250-354-1909 RC Electric Buggy and truggy dirt track racing, at 6 mile North Shore, 11a.m. Fitness in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 8:30a.m. – 9:45a.m. 250-354-1909 St. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 21 Silica St. 250-354-3308 A Hike in the Woods. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 10a. m. – 11a.m. 250-354-1909 Cribbage at the Legion beverage room, 19:45p.m. 250-3527727 Ascension Lutheran Church Service 10:15a.m. 1805 Silverking Rd. All are welcome. 250-352-2515 Quaker Meetings at 723 Ward St. Upstairs. 10a.m. 250-3543859. Everyone welcome Texas Hold’em Poker at the Nelson Legion. 19p.m. Last Sunday of every month. 250352-7727

Mondays Naturalist Program, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. 8:30p.m. 250-354-1909 Pool Table Nights, Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill La Leche League (breastfeeding information and support). 3rd Monday of each month, except July/August. 10 - 11:30 a.m. 319 Silica St. 250-352-3583

Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250352-6892 Drum Circle! Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m. 3374 South Slocan Village Rd. Old Church Hall. Beginners welcome. Joel 250-226-0068 Yoga in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 11a.m.– noon. Sharlene Bund. 250-354-1909

Tuesdays Fitness in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 8:30a.m. – 9:45a.m. 250-354-1909 Jerry’s Rangers Childrens program. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 10a.m. – 11a.m. 250354-1909 Breast Cancer Support Group. Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake St. Noon on every 4th Tuesday. Alice 250-352-6223 or Nadine 250-359-7777 Kids Crafts with Romany. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. - 8:30. 250-3541909 Kids Art in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 1p.m. – 3p.m. Acupuncture for Addictions. Free drop-in clinic, 1:30p.m. Located at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250-505-7248 Nelson Women’s Centre dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250352-9916 Science in the Park. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. 8:30. 250-354-1909

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CAN YOU HELP me get my art framed? example: http:// maryevergreen.deviantart. com/gallery/#/d3abgpt 250551-2367 message or email

Automotive-Sleds/ Bikes

2 1983 HONDA PA50 mopeds. Asking $650 each, keen to sell both. Call 306-314-0752 2008 RED HONDA CBR125R sports motorcycle still under warranty. Asking $2,288 obo. Phone: 250-352-5757

Automotive-Tires/ Parts/Other

NEW DOUBLE-WIDE STEEL Carport $10,000 (retail price $12,000+shipping) 22' x 20' x 8' W/certified engineered drawings. 250-366-0074 215 60R15 ARCTIC claw winter tires. Virtually new. $550 set of 4. Call Andrea 250-352-2025

Automotive-Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FOR SALE. 1989 GMC Vandura 1500 Camper Van, 193,000 kms. runs well. $1700. OBO 250-3521695 1991 MAZDA B2600I, 4x4,4cyl, blown headgasket new rad,spare top-end,two water pumps,computer works,lots extra parts.$500 OBO. 250-5055034 93T100 FOR PARTS? All good except head gasket. Cool fender flares, canopy,airflow tailgate. Nick 250-352-5555


FRONT & REAR facing car seat, 3yrs old, cushy, cup & snack holders. $50 Call Andrea 250352-2025



sale. Great price, hardly used. Compact. geodeyoung@hotmail. com 250-505-0493

FOR SALE: B-52 100w amp $300, Tascam 2488 digital recorder $300. 250-551-5172

Home & Garden

Real Estate

SMALL VIKING WRINGERWASHER, in excellent condition. $100. Great for apartments, or cabins. Phone 250-777-4438 NEW KITCHEN! GOOD portable dishwasher, fridge,microwave for sale. Leave message. 250-5052158

BEAUTIFUL HOME ON Lower Six Mile Road includes mortgage helper suite. 250 8254181 http:// 2769lowersixmilerd.wordpress. com

Lost & Found

LOST, CAMERA ON Whitewater Glacier Trail, July 31. Red Canon camera in purple case. 250-3548672 LOST SAT. JULY 29 at bannock point. Grey bag with snorkles and mask call 250-226-7703 LOST: BLUE AND beige backpack top containing toiletries near Safeway. Please return to 250-352-1190. LOST BLACK MANX (no tail), short-haired, white in ears, July 30 at 5250 Callbeck Road, off Hwy 6. 250-352-0940 or email

Misc. for Sale

BABY STUFF: BABYTREKKER carrier, bassinette (homemade, super functional), babytrend expedition jogging stroller. Call 250-505-5098 COMPUTERS FOR SALE, $30$150, XP/Windows 7 systems, email me for specs & prices, Jordan, Castlegar, 250-6083548,

Misc. Wanted

WILL PAY FOR wood/insulation/plywood/scraps for building project. Can take down old structures for you. 250-551-4169

Music & Dance

WELL LOVED UPRIGHT piano that needs tuning and TLC. On Granite Rd. $150 firm. 250-5090273

Recreational Vehicles

AWNING FOR RV (or a deck) 10ft all parts in good condition $225 OBO 250-352-1697


2 BDRM MOBILE on acreage lower six mile. $900 plus utilities. Dog considered 250-509-0195 BRIGHT, ONE BEDROOM suite. Uphill. Employed, long term renter preferred. N/s, N/ p. References required. $675 utilities included. Call 250-3520663. 3 BDRM, 1 BATH upper suit in Fairview. Shared laundry. $1400 all included. Call Amy 250-3520104 1 BEDROOM + Den @ Silver Bay Condo (November) $1200 (incl. heat & water). Contact One Pet okay. BACHELOR SUITE FOR rent

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only 10 minutes from Nelson. New flooring & paint, in-suite laundry, $700/month utilities included. 250-352-2100 2 LEVEL, 3+ BDRM.,2 bath, patio, sunny, clean, on bus route, np/ns, w/d. Sept.1. $1350.00 + util. 250-352-0091 BEAUTIFUL, LARGE 1 bedroom suite in Blewett. Lots of windows,outdoor patio, shared laundry. $1000 /month plus utilities. Contact Paula 604-7244795 ONE BEDROOM APT for rent. Located in Nelson. Call 250-5055384 for details. Avail. Sept 1. WATERFRONT FURNISHED RUSTIC Log Cabin $1050/month no smoking Sept 11 - June 12 Please call 250-825-3454

Rentals Wanted

QUIET, RESPONSIBLE, NONSMOKERS seek 3 bedroom house in Nelson for September 1st. References available. 250505-5331

Sports Equipment

300$, LIKE NEW skis Rossignol bandit 163cm woman, touring bindings diamir, boots, collabsable pools, skins. 250-5055351 BROWNING COMPOUND BOW with case. $150. 250-399-4890

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Express Update Aug.19 2011  

Building community since 1988

Express Update Aug.19 2011  

Building community since 1988