Thursday night’s Open Mic Fundraiser for Sarah Giesbrecht put on by the Maritime Kitchen Party, the Revelstoke Grizzlies (who donated 40 tickets to be given out in lieu of donations), the Last Drop staff and a host of amazing people helped raise a whopping $1,150 for Sarah and her family.
“Although Revelstokians are famous for donating, the phenomenal thing about tonight was that most of it was donated by non-locals — just people traveling through or in town skiing for the holidays,” said MKP’s Steve Smith.
Those out-of-towners “included a gentleman named Ron from Bonnyville who donated $100,” Smith said.
“Then he challenged the crowd to match donations from 11:30 to 12:00 and the crowd threw in another $230. Ron matched that as well. What a great night! Thanks Revelstoke and visitors.”
Sarah is a single mom with four kids whose trailer on Oscar Street was burned out by a fire earlier in the week.
Mountain Men, the feature film shot on location here in Revelstoke last year, premiered recently at the Whistler Film Festival.
“What begins as a light and airy dramedy about two brothers reluctantly bonding in the wilderness, goes into full out survival thriller mode when disaster strikes,” writes Marina Antunes in quietearth.us. “Out of the woodwork emerges not only an interesting story of brotherly bonding but also a movie that brilliantly mixes comedy and drama in unexpected ways. There’s plenty of man vs. nature but Mountain Men is particularly memorable for its mix of comedy and drama… Well worth a look.”
Not only was the film shot on location here in town, but it featured the appearance of many local residents as extras. The film’s producer, Jason James of Resonance Films, just so happens to be Mayor Mark McKee’s son.
Now all we need is for it to appear at The Roxy.
City staff have been directed to select the best wayfinding system pointing to the industrial park for installation at the juncture of Oscar Street and Townley Avenue.
“Wayfinding is an investment, not an expense,” Judy Goodman, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, said in a proposal to Council. “A good wayfinding system will increase local sales and service, contribute to a pleasant experience and educate both locals and visitors bout our amenities and services, and where they are located.”
The proposal was originally considered by the Enhancement Committee on September 24.
In a report to Council, Community Economic Development Director Alan Mason said “fabrication and installation costs related to the wayfinding signage… would be covered through the Tourism Infrastructure Fund. Council has allocated funds for wayfinding signage in the Resort Development Strategy. Maintaining these signs would be the responsibility of the City. Staff does not anticipate that these costs would be very high.”
Please click here to see Goodman’s proposal and images of possible signage designs.
Council has approved about $80,000 in Resort Municipality Initiative Fund grants to the Revelstoke Ski Club, Nordic Ski Club and Railway Museum.
The Ski Club received $23,500 to purchase equipment to allow it to host races at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. The Nordic Ski Club was granted $15,000 to purchase a Polaris Sportsman XP ATV to allow it to groom the Nordic ski trails more efficiently and to a higher quality. The Railway Museum received $40,000 to upgrade two important exhibits — the Chinese Legacies exhibit and the recently re-vamped locomotive simulator.
A report to Council from Community Economic Development Director Alan Mason said that over the past six years, the City has received $3.5 million through the Resort Municipality Initiative program. That funding is considered “external to the City. As per the funding agreement with the Province of BC, these funds can only be used to develop tourism infrastructure or to fund special events and/or festivals that attract tourists to the community.”
As of January 1, curbside recycling in Revelstoke is managed directly by Multi-Material BC (MMBC) on behalf of businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to residents. MMBC, through Bresco Industries, will collect those materials for recycling from single-family households in Revelstoke.
in a statement releasd on Friday, January 2, MMBC said that while it is now responsible for curbside recycling collection in Revelstoke, residents should not see any changes. Recycling will continue to be collected in single-use plastic bags and the recycling collection zones and schedule remain unchanged. Residents with customer service questions can contact 250-837-6652.
All materials that are collected from the curb, such as newsprint, paper, cardboard, plastic containers, metal containers, aerosol cans, milk cartons, and foil or plastic take-out containers, as well as non-deposit glass bottles and jars, plastic bags, and plastic foam packaging can be dropped off at local depots operated by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District as part of the MMMBC recycling program.
Additional details about the recycling program, including a full list of depot locations and accepted materials, are on the MMBC website at www.RecyclingInBc.ca. Revelstoke residents can also download a smartphone app for personal recycling collection reminders by searching Multi-Material BC in smartphone app stores or visiting www.RecyclingInBC.ca/Revelstoke.
MMBC is among more than 20 extended producer responsibility programs introduced in British Columbia over the past two decades, which has seen industry assume responsibility for end-of-life management of items such as beverage containers, electronics, paint, used oil, tires and batteries. The concept behind extended producer responsibility is to make businesses responsible for collecting and recycling the products they supply into the BC marketplace.
For more information please visit www.multimaterialbc.ca
Revelstoke took second place in the annual 20 Best Places to Visit in Canada in 2015. Please click here to read all about it.