The Railway Museum is offering a special live and digital presentation of railway stories presented by members of the Retired Railroaders Coffee Club on Saturday, February 21.
Admission to the event, which is being held from 1 – 3 pm, is by donation; Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society members get in for free. This will be the museum’s Sixth Annual Heritage Week event.
The museum is open Wednesday to Saturday, from 11 am to 4 pm, until April 30. Please click here for full listing of the museum’s hours and upcoming events.
Tickets for the Revelstoke Theatre Company’s production of The Snow Queen are now on sale at the Revelstoke Credit Union and online at revelstoketheatrecompany.org.
The play by Charles Way and directed by Anna Fin is based on a story by Hans Christian Anderson and is being performed in the Performing Arts Centre on February 26-18 and March 5-7.
The fantasy-drama is two acts in length and is a story for all audiences, young and old.
The Snow Queen tells the story of a young boy and girl, Gerda and Cei. Cei is chosen by the Snow Queen to fix her broken mirror of ice and is whisked away to the North. Gerda journeys through the seasons searching for him meeting the Queens of the other seasons, Spring, Summer and Fall, along the way. With the help of Bae the reindeer she finds Cei in the north and unfreezes his heart. She overcomes the Snow Queen with the warmth in her heart returning balance to the seasons. Gerda and Cei return home closer friends than they were before.
The Revelstoke Museum & Archives long-awaited virtual exhibition, Land of Thundering Snow, goes online in 18 days to give users what it calls “unprecedented ‘behind the scenes’ access to material not generally accessible to the public.”
“It features the latest information on avalanche science and safety; avalanche control; the anatomy of an avalanche; staying safe in avalanche country; and the ecology of avalanches,” Museum Curator Cathy English said in a statement about the exhibition’s unveiling on Wednesday, March 4, at 7 pm.
“The historical component of the exhibit is vast in terms of time and space. For example, very few people realize that serious avalanche studies started in Canada as early as 1885 with the construction the Canadian Pacific Railway through Rogers Pass, or that there are records of a snow avalanche destroying a First Nations village near Nain, Newfoundland in 1782.”
The website will also include a dedicated education section, complete with lesson plans that will be an important educational resource for teachers and students.
Major partners of Land of Thundering Snow include Avalanche Canada, the Revelstoke Railway Museum, Okanagan College, and Parks Canada.
This online exhibition was developed with the support of the Virtual Museum of Canada’s Virtual Mutual Exhibits Investment Program.
“We are gratified by the wonderful support and contributions from numerous individuals, archives and organizations including the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Canadian Pacific, and the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation,” Cathy said.
To complement Land of Thundering Snow the Museum & Archives is also launching a physical exhibit on the same day. This tangible exhibit will share elements of the online version and will showcase present artifacts relating to avalanche safety and research.
“We are anticipating that the museum exhibit will be available as a travelling exhibit by 2017,” she said.
On Wednesday, February 25, the Perfroming Arts Centre will see a screening, presented by the Revelstoke Multicultural Society’s Movies in the Mountains series, of We Are The Best! a Swedish and Danish by film director Lukas Moodysson
We Are The Best! is Moodysson’s adaptation of his wife Coco’s graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early 1980s Stockholm, who despite having no instruments, or discernible musical talent, put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band. With tender affection for his young characters and the period in which his film is set, Moodysson paints an ebullient and sharply observant portrait of DIY spirit and growing up different.
The Movies in the Mountains series, which is held on the last Wednesday of every month, features the best multicultural films from the Toronto International Film Festival. Tickets are $8 a pop at the door. A three-film pass is $20 and a six film pass is just 30. You can purchase tickets at the Business and Visitor Centre on Victoria Road West or at Art First! on First Street West. You can also click here to purchase tickets online.