Even more news briefs!

At last! Revelstoke may finally get a Festival and Events Coordinator!

The Chamber of Commerce and the Revelstoke Accommodation Association have jointly announced the creation of this position, which everyone in town knows has been badly needed for years.

“The successful candidate will be an experienced, take-charge professional with the ability to create, market and sell new festivals and events to potential groups, associations and individual visitors to Revelstoke,” Judy Goodman, the Chamber’s executive director, said in an announcement on Monday, May 6.

“This position requires an individual that can coordinate the administration and logistics of events.  The successful candidate must be able to meet deadlines, be willing to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends. This is a two-year contract position, with the Revelstoke Tourism Team.

The men and women who organize and stage festivals and events in Revelstoke have long recognized that the community needed one person who could rationalize the way — and days — that events are held. This could wind up with people being offered great events on separate evenings instead of what currently happens — the simultaneous presentation of two or three great events on one evening, which usually results in smaller audiences than might otherwise be achieved with some rational event planning.

Please click here If you think you’re the person who can best untangle Revelstoke’s events calendar.

For more details on the position, please visit www.revelstokechamber.com/our-team.   Please submit your resume to marketing@revelstokechamber.com or deliver it to Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce at 204 Campbell Avenue by May 17.


Ah! The heat and sunshine may be glorious but it also heralds the City’s summertime watering restrictions.

The use of water for sprinkling, irrigation, and the washing of driveways, and sidewalks is only permitted at even-numbered property addresses on even-numbered calendar days and odd-numbered property addresses on
odd-numbered calendar days between the hours of 6 am and 10 am only.

If further watering restrictions are required the City of Revelstoke will implement Stage 2 watering restrictions which restricts residents to hand watering of plant material only.


The Relay For Life has a dynamite kickoff event scheduled for downtown this Saturday, May 11.

Starting at 10 am there will be sidewalks sales, a talent show and much, much more.

Come down and meet the different Relay for Life teams and have a lot of fun.

Click here to view the poster.


The Revelstoke Art Gallery, formerly known as the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, has four exciting exhibitions opening to the public this Friday, May 10, at 6 pm.

The Main Gallery will be filled with the show entitled Don’t Hide the Madness — art by talented young artists from Revelstoke Secondary School. The side galleries will be filled with Golden Works, watercolours from the Golden Girls, the Pottery Guild Show, The Guild Sets the Table, and New Work by Julie James.

Admission is by donation.


If you’ve never held a squirming young sturgeon and released it into the wild you’ll have an opportunity to do just that this Thursday at Shelter Bay.

The annual event, hosted by the Upper Columbia White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative, will see 6,000 ten-month-old sturgeon released between 11:30 am and 1 pm.

“This is  a  great way to  really  reach  out,  touch,  and  help  an endangered  species quite  literally,”  Gerry  Nellestijn,  chairman  of  the  Community Working  Group  of  the  UCWSRI.  “The fish  look — and  feel — like  creatures  from prehistoric  times;  in fact, they  have largely remained  unchanged for  175  million  years. By getting  the community,  particularly the younger generations, involved, and  increasing  awareness, we feel  there are much better chances for the  survival of  this  population.”

For more information about this free community event please call 250-352-1300 or send an e-mail to angus.glass@bchydro.com.