BC Timber Sales is hosting an Open House at the Community Centre on Tuesday January 13 to discuss the upcoming logging on Mount Macpherson. at the Community Centre from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Open House will be held at the Revelstoke Community & Aquatic Centre.
This event runs from 6 pm until 9 pm and opens with a presentation at 6:15 pm. A number of forest licensees will discuss the local forest industry and the way BC’s forests are managed.
This logging operation will affect both summer mountain biking trails and our winter Nordic skiing trails, both of which are large tourist draws.
If you are concerned or have questions about the upcoming logging, please make it a priority to attend this event.
Boy! There’s a lot going on in the School District 19 Aboriginal Education Program this month.
On January 16 there will be a free public screening of the film, Muffins for Granny, by filmmaker Nadia McLaren at the Performing Arts Centre at 7 pm.
A filmmaker, visual artist and writer from northern Ontario, McLaren has recently joined the SD19 staff as the Elementary Aboriginal Support Worker.
Muffins For Granny is an 88-minute-long documentary that weaves together home-movie footage of this Ojibway woman’s grandmother, interviews with six elders, animation and still archival photos from residential schools in Ontario’s north country.
The film is a layered and emotionally complex story of personal and cultural survival presented in a raw and honest documentary form.
McLaren will hold a question-and-answer sessi9on at the conclusion of the screening.
Then, on January 20, the public is invited to a ceremony marking the renewal of the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement at Revelstoke Secondary School from 4 until 6 pm.
The event will showcase local Aboriginal programs and will include the unveiling of a mural created by First Nations’ students with assistance from the Revelstoke Arts Council.
Please click here to learn more from the Aboriginal Education Program’s January 2015 newsletter.
Revelstoke Secondary students are holding a bottle drive this coming Saturday, January 10, to raise money to help pay for their trip to Europe.
“Please bring in your bottles to the depot on Saturday or you can drop them off at RSS before then or give us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your address and directions and we will come and pick them up for you,” RSS Art Teacher Theresa Browning said in an e-mail to The Current.
“Please help us pay for some of our trip.”
The bottle drive is being held January 10 from 10 am until 4 pm and we will come and pick them up for you.
If you have empties you’d like to get rid of this is a great way to do just that.
Well, it’s official: You can now fight cancer by gliding down the slopes at RMR on your skis or snowboards!
You can sign up for the new Slopes for Hope campaign as an individual seeking to best a personal challenge or as a team. Goofy costumes are encouraged!
Everything comes to a head on Saturday, February 28, between 8 am and 4 pm.
Please go to slopesforhope.ca for more information or click here to view the poster.
Remarkable generosity, big crowds and tremendous community spirit were hallmarks of the 2014 Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train program, which raised $1.1 million and 300,000 lbs of food for North American food banks and food shelves.
“The crowds in 2014 were simply amazing — a true reflection of all the hard work put in by community volunteers,” E. Hunter Harrison, CPR CEO, said in a statement. “CP is proud to support local food banks across Canada and the U.S. and looks forward to the 2015 edition of the Holiday Train.”
Since its start in 1999, the CP Holiday Train has helped to raise more than $10.6 million and 3.6 million pounds of food for local food banks and food shelves.
Crowds at Holiday Train events were entertained by a number of musicians, including the pop-rock band Odds, Roxanne Potvin, Tracey Brown, and Jim Cuddy (of Blue Rodeo fame) on the Canadian tour and, in the U.S., country star Kira Isabella along with a cappella sensations Home Free.