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The Revelstoke RCMP are seeking actors 18 years and older who would like to participate in “an active shooter” training scenario at RSS on Wednesday, July 23.

“They are looking for as many actors as possible to take on the roles of students, teachers and school staff,” says an e-mail from the Revelstoke Theatre Company.

“All actors must be 18 years of age or older and not presently a student,” the theatre company said. “The roles include: office staff; teachers and students; and deceased and injured persons.”

In addition the Mounties could use the assistance of the company’s hair and makeup artists.

The scenario is attracting Mounties from across the province and runs from 8 am to 2 pm on Wednesday July 23.

“If there are actors who cannot stay for the whole time they can be assigned roles which would have them finished earlier,” the e-mail said.

People interested in participating in this unique event should contact Sgt. Kim Hall directly at the Revelstoke detachment by phone at 250-837-5255 or by e-mail at


Troubled by deficits of $3,000 and $2,500 in 2012 and 2013, respectively, the Revelstoke Arts Council is petitioning City Council for an increase in its annual Street Fest grant.

The 20 years the Arts Council has been booking bands and individual musical performers to play at Grizzly Plaza during the summer evenings.

In a letter presented at Council’s Tuesday, July 8, meeting, Garry Pendergast, the arts council’s executive director, said increased staffing requirements, higher performers’ fees and broader advertising costs are responsible for the shortfalls.

The arts council receives about $45,000 from the City to run the Street Fest entertainment program.

Please click here to read the complete letter from the Revelstoke Arts Council.


Parks Canada’s celebration of the Mount Revelstoke National Park continues with a special two-part  Parks Day on Saturday, July 19.

An invitation from the federal agency describes the event this way:

What: Hike with the Superintendent and park interpreters in historic costume
Time: 1 pm
Location: Meet at Nels Nelsen Chalet at the base of Mount Revelstoke National Park

Route description: Summit trail from Nels Nelsen Chalet to Monashee Lookout (approximately 2 km one way). Afterwards participants will hike back down the trail to Nels Nelsen Chalet or take the free shuttle bus running from 2-4 pm in order to continue the celebration at the “Mount Revelstoke Jam-bear-ee.”

Hike description: Mount Revelstoke has been described as “One mountain, many stories”. Join park Superintendent, Nick Irving as he discovers the many stories of this mountain while hiking up a section of the original summit trail. Visit with costumed interpreters along the trail who will be telling the stories of: Nels Nelsen (a historical ski jumping champion), a fire lookout watchmen and Eva Hobbs (a legendary female mountaineer). On arrival at Monashee Lookout , all participants are invited to view our most recent interpretive experience.

Mount Revelstoke “Jam-bear-ee
Time: 4-7 pm
Location: Nels Nelsen Chalet at the base of Mount Revelstoke National Park

Description: This event will be featuring live music by the Chris Stevens Family Bluegrass Band and local food vendors (cash only). The kids’ bike park obstacle course is back so bring the kids and their run-bikes, training wheels or two-wheelers! Enjoy an arts and crafts tent with face-painting, button-making, collective canvas and more!


The July 19 weekend is going to be a busy one as the city’s inaugural TrailStoke running race is also getting underway.

With over 300 racers already registered (+ family and friends), this will be a great opportunity for a captive audience up at Revelstoke Mountain Resort,” Tourism Coordinator Meghan Tabor said in an e-mail to The Current.

“There will be a trail expo in conjunction with the event happening both Saturday and Sunday.”

TrailStoke Expo is taking place just outside of Revelation Lodge.

TrailStoke Expo Hours:
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 9 am – Noon

“We would like to invite all local businesses (stores, service clubs, organizations, aestheticians, massage therapists, etc) to showcase and sell their products at the Trail Expo,” Meghan said. “It is FREE to participate, however the organizers are asking for 20% of sales (up to a maximum of $200) for the rental of a 10 x 10 booth space for two days.  Payment will be on an honour system and collected at the end of the weekend.  This event will be returning next year, and is already set for August 29, 2015.”

For more information on this event, please visit

To register for this opportunity, please contact