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Columbia Park Elementary School is holding a Winter Carnival this Friday, February 28, and everyone is invited.

The Carnival is a mixture of games… on Friday night from 6 pm until 8 pm. There are games for all ages. There will also be a cake walk.

“New this year we are featuring a Home-based Business Fair that we have  vendors at,” organizer Heather Abbott told The Current.

“We will have a raffle for door prizes as well.

Admission is free but the Columbia Park Elementary Parents’ Advisory Committee is selling 50-cent tickets that you can

The PAC plans to use the money it raises to benefit local students.

Please click here to view the poster.


The Columba Basin Trust’s Community Initiative Program public meeting is scheduled for 7 pm at the Community Centre on Tuesday, March 4.

This is the meeting where clubs, non-profit societies and other organizations make their pitch for a slice of the CBT’s granting program.

The people attending the meeting must be members of a local club  and the more that show up the better a club’s chances of receiving a grant since meeting participants vote on the clubs they’d most like to see receive funding.

For more information please click here to view the advertisement.


Here’s the lineup of bands performing at the Last Drop in the month of March:

March 1 — Dope Soda

March 3 — Kalle Mattson

March 4 — River on the Road

March 5 — Open MIC Night

March 6 — Devon Coote

March 7 — Blackberry Wood

March 8 — Dear Rouge

March10 — Dj Declan, Glow in the DARK PARTY

March 11 — John Jenkins

March 12 — Open Mic Night

March14 & 15 — Coal Creek Boys

March 17 — St Patrick’s Day, Dj Declan

March 19 — Open Mic Night

March 20 & 21 — Young Benjermins, with opener/Smokekillers

March 22 — Shane Philip

March 24 — Dj Declan and the House of Funk

March 25 — The Lion, the Bear and the Fox

March 26 — Open Mc night

March 27 — Cowpuncher

March 28 — Nine Mile

March 29 — Brent Tyler

March 31 — Dj Declan and the House of Funk


There is an interesting lineup of art exhibitions at the Revelstoke Art Gallery this year.

Here’s the official lineup along with a list of openieng receptions to mark these shows:


Friday 31st January 2014

Anything Goes 4

11th  April – 2nd  May

In My Garden Grows……..Members Exhibition

Bruce Thomas  Nxt Passage Out

9th   May  – 6th June

RSS  Exhibition


13th   June – 4th  July

Kristi Marcoffio Trees

Kelly Perry Hidden Works

Golden Girls Annual Show

11th  July – 29th August

Backyards and Alleys Open Call for Entries

Rob Wilson  Golf/Social Justice

Voices of Our Ancestors An exhibit organized by the

Aboriginal Education Committee

5th  September-26th September

Jackie Pendergast Songs of My Heart

Coreen Tucker:Postcards from Revelstoke

Book Illustrators:The Art of the Book

3rd October – 31st  October

Kip Wiley Sense of Time

Jennefer Rogers Myriad-Myth Conceptions

                                 Donna Naprstek Light and Shadows

Theresa Browning  It’s Only Natural

7th  November – 5th  December

Main Gallery: Art in the Park 2014

Celebrating 100 years of Mt. Revelstoke National Park with

Glacier Adventure  Stewardship Program


12th -20th December

The Christmas Shop


Opening Receptions  6 – 9 p.m.:

Friday 11 April          Friday 11 July               Friday 7 November

Friday 9 May             Friday  5 September      Friday 12 December

Friday 13 June           Friday 3 October


The Revelstoke Figure Skating Club’s 2014 ice show boasts an environmental theme — Our Precious Planet.

The show is being held at the Forum on March 13 at 6 pm. Admission is by donation.

For more information please click here to visit the club’s Facebook page.


The City issued business licences to six new businesses in January, bringing the total number of licenses in town to 888.

The new licensees are: Studio 837, a hair salon; Hair by Anja; Revelstoke Pool and Spa; New Mannings; Revelstoke Bookkeeping and Payroll; and Selkirk Law Corporation.

However, at this same time last year there were 920 licensed business in town.