Local news nuggets worth knowing

Need a new(ish) bike? Want to mark Earth Day 2016? If either of those goals appeal to you come on down to the Revelstoke Forum on Saturday for the Third Annual Bike Swap & Earth Day Celebration & Sustainable Transportation Expo.

Admission is $2 for individuals and $5 for families with free admission for kids under five. You can register your bikes and/or gear from 9:30 am until 11 am then shop and buy to your heart’s content until 12:30 pm then pick up your cash/unsold items from 12:30 until 1:30 pm.

If you are selling a bike or gear the commission is 15% on all items under $1,000 and 10% for stuff above $1000. All proceeds go to the North Columbia Environmental Society.

For more information please go to this event’s Facebook page.


The Hospice Society is hosting its annual Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 1. This lovely event features a walk led by Cathy English, Curator of Revelstoke Museum & Archives. She will lead a Heritage Tour of the Fourth to Eighth Street areas. Please meet at the Revelstoke Museum on 315 First St at 1 pm.

Donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information, please contact Diane at 250-837-2802.


School District 19 is issuing a Request for Proposals for the sale and adaptive resuse of its decommissioned Mountain View Elementary School on Third Street West.

This is a unique opportunity to acquire and develop an iconic structure that was originally built in 1914. You can click here to view the RFP on the BC Bid website.


The Revelstoke Current’s annual Garage Sale listings are back in business for 2016!

These listings are free to all. To place a listing please send all relevant information, including contact information,  to drooney1@telus.net or call 250-814-9849.

If you have a photo — please, only ONE photo permitted per listing — of a particular item or items, please include it as an attachment with your e-mail.


The Performing Arts Centre is the venue for some interesting upcoming live events.

First up, this Sunday, April 23, is the National Theatre Live production of Hamlet starring Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch that will be screened at 7:30 pm.

Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of William Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas. Here there are two great opportunities to experience the upcoming the live screening:

Brunch and more! At 11 am a delicious brunch will be served followed at noon by a presentation from professional director Amy Baskin, concluding with the screening of Hamlet at 1pm. Tickets are $25 for this option and are available at the Revelstoke Credit Union or you can click here to purchase them online.

General Admission screening of the show only. These tickets are $15 at the Revelstoke Credit Union or click here to purchase them online for the 7:30 pm performance.

The next day — Sunday, April 24 — there is a performance of Snow White by Dufflebag Theatre that is likely to attract young theatre lovers.

In their refreshing adaptations of fairy tales and Shakespearean classics, DuffleBag Theatre invites audience members into the show to play the main parts! The resulting excitement and spontaneity creates hilarity for all and forms a perfect introduction to the classics. Since 1992, “the nearly world-famous” DuffleBag Theatre has wowed audiences of all ages across the country.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Please click here to purchase your tickets online.

And, next week there is a special fundraiser to help the beleaguered people of Nepal on Saturday, April 30, at 7 pm.

This is an evening to remember and raise money for the Nepali earthquake recovery efforts in the area of Tsum where 90% of homes and ancient Buddhist Temples reduced to rubble.  It’s been a time of unthinkable hardship for this remote valley.

Hosted by Jigme Wangchuk this event will feature presentations by Jane Marshall, director of the Compassion Project and author of book on Tsum, and Charise Foinovic, who just returned from four months doing earthquake relief in Nepal. There will also be a special appearance by Lama Pema of Tsum, Abott of Thrungu Monastery in Richmond. There will also be a silent auction and surprises. Admission is by donation at the door.

Please click here for more information.


The Revelstoke Credit Union is holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, April 19, at the Seniors Centre starting at 7:30 pm.

This is also the night it gives away thousands to deserving non-profit organizations. The Current will be there and will provide readers with a list of the lucky groups.


The next meeting of the School District 19 Trustees takes place on Wednesday, May 4 , at Begbie View Elementary School.

From 4 pm until 4:30 pm, Superintendent Mike Hooker, Secretary-Treasurer Bruce Tisdale and/or Board Chairman Bill MacFarlane will be available for any members of the public who has questions or wants to provide feedback on the district’s draft 2016/17 budget.