Upcoming events you won’t want to miss!

The Bygone Era Entertainment Society is holding its next Vintage Film Night in conjunction with a fundraising dinner for the United Church this Friday, April 25.

The films on offer include Laurel & Hardy working as chimney sweeps in their 1933 comedy, Dirty Work, and a 1948 Tom & Jerry cartoon entitled Coal in the House. Cat and mouse also clean a tower clock in the 1937 cartoon, Clock Cleaners,, while Merlin introduces dental hygiene to his toothless knights in a short flick from 1970 flick.

$15 gets you in the door at 6 pm for both the dinner — ham, scalloped potatoes, salad and veggies are on offer — and the films. BEES members pay just $10.

There will also be door prizes including three DVDs of classic movies and a number of gift certificates.

Please click here to view the official poster.


The 100th anniversary of Mount Revelstoke National Park is to be celebrated this Saturday, April 26, with cake, music and more at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives starting at 10 am.

“There will be an exhibit opening, live music (Bob Rogers Jazz Quartet), cake, vintage cars, exhibitions and family activities (air-brush tattoos and photo opportunities),” says a statement from the museum. “Its going to be lots of fun — don’t miss out!”

Please click here to read the official invitation in English and en Français.

Please click here to read the official poster in English and en Français.


Revelstoke’s Community Choir performs a marvellous concert, A Feast for the Ears,  at the United Church at 7 pm on Sunday, April 27.

A $5 portion of each $15 ticket goes to support the Community Connections Food Bank. Now that’s a cause worth supporting!

Click here to view — And hear! — the choir rehearsing Amy Feldman Bernon’s Come in from the Firefly Darkness. All told, the choir will be performing 17 different songs with help from oboe performer Akane Setiawan and Donna Peterson playing the bass violin.

Please click here to view the official poster.


Revelstoke landlords will have a chance to connect at an upcoming lunch-and-learn being hosted by the Community Connections Housing Outreach Program.

“It’s an opportunity for networking, as well as a chance to provide information about how we can help landlords who house our clients or other marginalized individuals,” said Melissa Jameson, housing outreach worker, said in a statement released on Tuesday, April 21.

She will also have information on resources that are available, and will provide education about the BC Residential Tenancy Act for any landlords who are unfamiliar with it.

“The larger majority of the landlords and property managers I work with are really well-versed in knowing the residential tenancy laws and are willing to work with me in order to ensure a tenancy can be successful,” said Jameson, who has connected with nearly 70 landlords, building managers, and property managers in her five years as Housing Outreach Worker.

“This is an opportunity for me to thank them. Housing marginalized individuals can be challenging, and I am always amazed at how willing landlords are to go out of their way to work towards ensuring tenancies can be successful.”

For Community Connections Executive Director Craig Brown having landlord support is an integral part of providing services through the Housing Outreach Program.

“This lunch is one way of trying to ensure that is happening,” he said in the statement.

The lunch takes place Friday May 2, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Community Connections Main office, 314-2nd Street East.

There is no cost for this event, however landlords planning to attend are asked to RSVP before April 30 by calling Melissa Jameson at 250-837-2920 (extension 41) or emailing mjameson@community-connections.ca.


Thanks to help from the City of Revelstoke we have acquired some bikes, and, thanks to Flowt Bikes & Skis, said bikes have been repaired to serve as commuter bikes for a few lucky locals.

North Columbia Environmental Society invites you to enter a contest for a chance to own one of these bikes. To enter, simply send a 300-word written entry on how winning one of these bikes would affect your life to ncesbikegiveaway@gmail.com.

There are no guidelines or limitations to this entry, just stick with the theme and get creative! Name, age, height, phone number and email must also be included with this entry. This event is timed to compliment and draw attention to Bike to Work Week, which is May 26 – June 1.

The deadline for entries is May 19. Please click here to view the official poster.


This Friday the Performing Arts Centre will be the scene of a darkly hilarious take on power tools, home improvement and life in a small-town not too terribly unlike Revelstoke.

DECK examines the fine line between perfectionism and obsession, chaos and freedom and why a piece of 2×6 lumber isn’t really two inches by six inches. Not even close. DECK stars Cliv, a meticulous single parent of two who has been forced to reassess his future after taking major losses in the recent recession and Andreas, a charismatic carpenter who takes Cliv under his wing and offers to lend a hand. As Cliv is drawn into Andreas’ world of free-wheeling free living, Cliv begins to lose his grasp on reality and is consumed by suspicions of Andreas’ true motives. DECK is a darkly hilarious take on the modern milieu of a small town, semi-urban environment.

Note: these guys actually build a deck in the course of the performance. The structure is to be donated to Community Connections.

Deck is being performed for one night only. There is a caution: this performance is not suitable for children. It features power tools, physics and partial nudity.

Tickets are $10 and are available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke. Please click to purchase them online.