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Children’s and youth drama classes are on offer this autumn through Flying Arrow Productions — a new youth theatre and dance company operated by Anita Hallewas and supported by the Revelstoke Theatre Company.

A statement from Flying Arrow said registration is now open for fall classes and, if you’re interested, you can find all the information you need at or on Facebook at

Flying Arrow will also be at the annual mass registration on Wednesday, September 3, at 5 pm at the Community Centre.

And people interested in a seniors’ theatre program should contact Anita Hallewas at 250-837-1475 or via e-mail at


The Revelstoke Golf Club’s 84th Annual Labour Day Open is coming up.

The Men’s Division rounds are being held August 30 – September 1 while the Ladies’ Division rounds are being held August 30-31.

Please click here to view the poster.


Columbia Basin Trust is sponsoring twelve residents from the Columbia Basin to attend the 2014 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) conference. And you could be one of them.

The CRRF conference takes place September 25 to 27 in Prince George,. Sponsored participants would have their conference registration fee and accommodation costs covered as well as up to $500 for transportation.

The conference theme reflects the changing relationships across industry, local and senior levels of government, and community organizations. The conference will provide opportunities to explore how new labour arrangements, development opportunities, and policies are reshaping community and economic development practices. In addition to sharing lessons and best practices, there will also be opportunities to build new skills and tools in order to strengthen the capacity of rural practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders.

Click here for more information about the conference.

How to apply:
Submit a paragraph outlining why you would like to attend and how the conference could benefit you and/or your community.

Send it to with the subject line: Conference Submissions by August 29, 2014.


Businesses and organizations around the Basin can once again get support to hire students through Columbia Basin Trust’s School Works program. Applications are available at and are assessed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The program provides a wage subsidy of up to $8/hour to encourage employers to provide part-time employment to full-time high school and post-secondary students during the school year. Small businesses and non-profit, First Nation and public sector organizations in the Basin may apply. Co-op and practicum student positions are eligible. The program is administered by College of the Rockies.

“School Works has proven to be a successful program for both businesses and students alike,” Lisa Kilpatrick, Columbia Basin Trust Senior Manager for Sector Initiatives, said in the statement. “It gives local businesses and organizations some extra support, while increasing local employment opportunities for students to make some money and get valuable work experience during the school year.”

For more information on the School Works Program and to download the application form, visit