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Big Mountain Kitchen & Linen’s recently concluded photo contest yielded a couple of very imaginative winners:

Terren Meloro's terrific Minion Cake design won first prize in the recent photo contest sponsored by Big Mountain Kitchen & Linen. Terren Meloro photo courtesy of Big Mountain Kitchen & Linen
Terren Meloro’s terrific Minion Cake design won first prize in the recent photo contest sponsored by Big Mountain Kitchen & Linen. Terren Meloro photo courtesy of Big Mountain Kitchen & Linen
Arleigh Garratt's Bunny Bum cake won second prize in the contest. Arleigh Garratt photo courtesy of Big Mountain Kitchen & Linen
Arleigh Garratt’s Bunny Bum Cake won second prize in the contest. Arleigh Garratt photo courtesy of Big Mountain Kitchen & Linen

“You can find the winners and their photos with descriptions on the contest page here: http://goo.gl/oLhbPw,” Big Mountain proprietor Nicole Cherlet told The Current.

“The winners of the contest will receive their next Wilton-method cake decorating class for free (a $90 value!). I’m also giving the rest of the entrants a coupon for their next purchase, cause — Wow! — there are some great cakes in there!”


If you missed seeing the latest exhibitions at the Revelstoke Art Gallery this month, you’ll have a last chance to see them on Thursday, September 25, as the gallery will be open late, 5 – 7.30 pm. 


Friday’s Vintage Film Night at the Nickelodeon Museum, located at 111 First Street West, will feature movies from the 1940s, especially (but not only) those to do with the Second World War.

The show will start with an episode from the March of Time series put out by Time-Life. The March of the Movies, produced in 1944, shows a movie making in both Hollywood and the UK from the earliest times up to the then-present.

“We have two Gaumont British Newsreels from 1942 — one is the demolition of Spitzbergen, showing how coal mines, buildings and fuel dumps were destroyed and the inhabitants moved to safety just before the Germans occupied the Norwegian-owned island,” says a statement from the Bygone Era Entertainment Society. “Another details an April 1942 commando raid on Boulogne in occupied under Major the Lord Lovat, who later was awarded the Military Cross for the efficiency of his operation. Amazing nighttime shots of tracers and bombs lighting up the sky. Canadian forces were involved in both operations.

“The show will end on a lighter note 1943’s Abbott & Costello Go to Mars.”

The films start at 7 pm. Admission is $5 at the door.


Do you have thoughts about the past, present and future of the Columbia Basin Trust? If you, you may like to share them at a Community Workshop being held at the Rec Centre on September 30.

The workshop will include displays and materials and an opportunity to share your ideas and discuss priorities.

The workshop is being held from 11 am until 2 pm and from 4 pm until 8 pm.

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The Community Research Connections group is conducting an online e-dialogue on rural revitalization on September 29.

“Rural spaces and communities act as the interface between human societies and the natural world, which means they hold a significant position as the nexus between human populations and nature,” Ann Dale, Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Community Development at Royal Roads University, said in an e-mail. “However, as important as rural places are to people, they can also be incredibly economically, socially and culturally vulnerable. Communities that are embedded in industry boom-and-bust cycles experience severe economic and socio-cultural impacts when mired in extended periods of ‘bust.’ Therefore, in order to sustain rural vitality, understanding how rural communities can revitalize from periods of economic downturn and build local resilience against further exogenous shocks is essential.”

The discussion is behind on September 29, 10 am – 12 pm PDT. The session will be moderated by Professor Ann Dale and the research panel includes:

Dr. Bill Reimer, Professor Emeritus, Concordia University;
Dr. E. Dianne Looker, Professor Emerita, Acadia University;
Dr. Lenore Newman, Canada Research Chair in Food Security and the Environment, University of Fraser Valley;
Meaghan Kenny, Research Assistant, CRC in Sustainable Community Development program;
Rebecca Foon, Planner with Sustainability Solutions Group;
Yuill Herbert, Co-Director, Sustainability Solutions Group; and
Rob Newell, Research Associate, CRC in Sustainable Community Development program.

You can sign into the e-dialogue by visiting the webpage: www.e-dialogues.ca.

“In addition, we encourage you to stimulate your thinking on this critical topic by watching this video, recently released on HEADTalks,” Dale said. “Created through a partnership between the Community Research Connections program and students of Royal Roads University’s Professional Communications program, this video explores community revitalization and aims to spur thinking on what contributes to thriving, sustainable communities.”


Cyclocross is coming to Revelstoke on Sunday, October 26, at RMR.

The Revelstoke Cedar Shaker is part of the BC Interior Cyclocross series. The event will have a variety of categories so even if you are new to the event you can come try cyclocross.

“Cyclocross is a different style of bike racing,” Mike Welch said in a Fascebook post. “Done on a short circuit it features areas where you have to dismount and run over barriers or up short hills. Races are 45-60 minutes and a fun atmosphere surrounds the events.”

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