In Pictures: The Revelstoke Spirit Festival — Day One
By David F. Rooney
The long awaited Revelstoke Spirit Festival got under way on Friday with two great events — the Swiss Guides: Shaping Mountain Culture in Western Canada at the Railway Museum and the Anything Goes Art Show and Silent Auction at the Visual Arts Centre.
If you’re interested in local history, the CPR’s historic role in western development or mountains and mountain climbing then you should go see the Swiss Guides exhibition, which is here until February 26. The show chronicles the history of Swiss guides in BC and Alberta from the 1890s until the present. (Click here to learn more about the show.)
Alas, there is nothing left to see of the Anything Goes Art Show. Just about every single one of the 40 10×10 canvasses created by local artists was snapped up by art patrons. The hugely successful show was held as a benefit fundraiser for the Visual Arts Centre. About 150 people attended the event.
But even if you missed these two events you can still enjoy vicariously through these photos: