The Columbia Park Elementary School Parents’ Advisory Council has arranged for family portraits to be taken as a fundraiser for the school.
“We have arranged for Lifetouch Studios to capture your family’s photos on October 15/16 at the school,” Karrie Donato said in an e-mail to The Current. “Portrait dates have been booked early to ensure pre-Christmas delivery.”
Photo sessions cost $20 and include up to four different poses families will also receive 4×5 proofs to view and keep as well as a complimentary 8×10 image.
She said families are encouraged to “bring pets and props that have special meaning to your family.”
To book an appointment please call the school 250-837-4744
This offer is available to the entire Revelstoke community and is a fundraiser for Columbia Park Elementary, Karrie said.
Voting for Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown this year is happening in just four days on Thanksgiving Monday and it looks like the showdown is between Revelstoke and Vancouver Island’s Mount Washington.
“Here’s the link to the details for this year,” RMR’s Emily Beaumont said in an e-mail to The Current. “The coolest thing is that we were voted first again with Powder’s P5 criteria! It’s the third year in a row and we want the title this year!”
Emily asked The Current to “help us pump up Revelstoke leading up to the vote on Monday! We’re hitting Social Media hard outta the gate tomorrow!”
She said the magazine has cut things “way back this year. Powder’s vid explains this very well. http://www.powder.com/videos/ski-town-throwdown-ii-preview-video-john-john-show/.”
As for the actual vote it is not on Facebook this year. You can cast your vote at http://www.powder.com/ski-town-throwdown-iii/.
Complaints directed to the Illecillewaet Greenbelt Society about the way BC Hydro contractors exercised brush control on the Illecillewaet River dike have prompted a stiff letter from the IGS board to Hydro.
“We have received numerous complaints from Greenbelt users regarding the stench from the spraying and safety concerns due to the use of brush saws, without adequate personnel to regulate access to the work area,” IGS President Louisa Fleming said in a letter to Hydro biologist Adam Croxall. Two other concerns are: 1) Spraying was carried out on Sept. 17 as advertised but not on Sept. 18. The second spraying was carried out on Saturday Sept. 20, a date that had not been advertised. 2) There was no signage posted for the spraying on the 20. It seems that there was poor planning on the part of the contractor due to the fact that there was a lot or rain throughout the week. This extended the contract time to well beyond the two days originally planned.
“We encourage you to exercise more stringent oversight of these operations in the future.”
This was the third time the society has expressed concern to the giant utility regarding its operations along the Greenbelt. A number of years ago a brushing contractor applied the potent herbicide Roundup to trees within the Greenbelt tenure. And just last year the IGS was quite unhappy about the heavy track marks left in the Greenbelt by machines used to dredge the River channel.
The Revelstoke Theatre Company is holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 29, at Powder Springs Inn beginning at 7:30 pm.
Topics for discussion include:
- The successful 2013/2014 season;
- The 2014/2015 season shows;
- Auditions for 2014/2015 shows;
- Production locations and venues
- The newest directors of the board; and
- The election of officers.
Did you know you can now visit even more of Canada’s national historic sites and national parks from coast to coast on Google Maps or Google Earth?
“You may recall that last summer Google visited Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks,” Parks Canada’s Jacolyn Daniluck told The Current on Thursday. Much of the data collected is now online for you to visit virtually.”
To try it out, visit Google Maps or Google Earth and enter the name of a Parks Canada site to let the magic unfold.
New Google Maps additions include Glacier National Park where you can explore several trails. Descend the Bear Creek Falls trail to a beautiful waterfall on Connaught Creek, stroll through towering trees at the Hemlock Grove trail, discover an ancient rock fall at Rock Garden or follow the 1885 rail line past the towering stone pillars at the Loop Brook trail.
For Mount Revelstoke National Park, there are many breathtaking places accessible virtually through Google Maps. Favourite trails such as Giant Cedars and Skunk Cabbage boardwalks as well as the entire Meadows-in-the-Sky Parkway and summit of Mount Revelstoke are accessible with only the click of a finger.
This project came to life working with Google Canada to present Canada’s most treasured places for worldwide visitors to explore. Throughout the summers of 2013 and 2014, Google teams travelled across Canada to capture the most beautiful panoramas of the country’s natural and cultural heritage.
Here are some photos of the places you can visit via this project: