West Kootenay Events

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Judy Wapp: ‘VisuAlchemy’

Venue:
Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery
Community:
Nelson

As an activist, visual artist, and radio personality for nearly 75 years, Judy Wapp has lived an incredible life, laying the groundwork for her intense interest in communication via mass media – the subject of her collage work for nearly 33 years. A thoughtful look at Judy’s art career spanning six decades, VisuAlchemy is a never-before exhibited retrospective showing at the N

Exhibition/Speakers
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PULP

Venue:
Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery
Community:
Nelson

 In the modern world, where digital information is consumed ad nauseam, the artists in PULP are embracing the poetic simplicity of paper, and wielding its unparalleled ability to capture emotion, texture, data, knowledge, and imagination.

Community Events
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Kid Friendly
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Artist Galadriel Watson at Kootenay Co-op Café

Venue:
Kootenay Co-op Café
Community:
Nelson

Linocut prints from artist Galadriel Watson will be on display for purchase at Kootenay Co-op Café in Nelson for the month of June.

Community Events
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Kid Friendly
French Events
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Tiny Lights Festival

Venue:
Ymir
Community:
Ymir

Tiny Lights returns in the spring of 2024, presenting our carefully curated mix of music, mountains, and makers. We are thrilled to welcome you all back to our Tiny Lights Family here in Ymir. As always, we aren’t getting any bigger, only better as our tiny town can only hold so much awesome.

Live Performance
Markets/Festival
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Guided Cold War Bunker tours

Venue:
Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery
Community:
Nelson

During the height of the Cold War, in the 1950s and 1960s, nearly 50 bunkers were constructed across Canada. In 2017, the Nelson Museum began work on restoring the space and opening it to the public. You can join a tour of one of the Museumʼs best-loved spaces!

Community Events
Kid Friendly
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Kootenay Resilience Festival: Food Forum

Venue:
Kaslo Front Street Park
Community:
Kaslo

The Kootenay Resilience Festival leverages the power of music to bring people together in order to foster critical action. As part of the festival’s Food Forum taking place at Front Street Park in Kaslo, attendees will be treated to performances by country star Shaela Miller and the vibrant DJ Raya Sun.

Community Events
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Live Performance
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2nd Annual Haute Trash! Trash Fashion Show Competition and Art Exhibition

Venue:
The Capitol Theatre
Community:
Nelson

This exciting community event will boast a runway style trash fashion show and art expo of designs crafted from post consumer waste and upcycled materials by artists and designers of all ages and skill levels. This unique affair will also highlight a variety of music, dance and theatrical performances by some local gems, including the likes of the RhythmDance Trash Orchestra, among others.

Community Events
Kid Friendly
Live Performance

THE FOMITES, DIE JOB, THE ADITS, FABRIC SOFTENER

Venue:
The Royal
Community:
Nelson

Mild mannered employees by day, bloodthirsty punk rock monsters by night, The Fomites are a three piece punk rock band influenced by skate, horror, pizza, sci-fi and all things rad.
Dearly departed, let’s get this party started.

Live Performance
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Sunshine Bay Farmer’s Market

Venue:
Sunshine Bay Park
Community:
Harrop

Come check out the brand new Sunshine Bay Farmer’s Market located at beautiful Sunshine Bay Park between Harrop and Procter. The market features our local, organic growers on the South Shore as well as artisans and food vendors. Come for a picnic lunch or to get the best veggies the Kootenays can offer.

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Yoga Journey

Venue:
Yasodhara Ashram
Community:
Kootenay Bay

The Yoga Journey provides a full introduction to the key practices of our women-led yoga lineage, founded by Swami Radha. It presents an opportunity to find inner healing, transformation, and increased clarity for your next steps.

Wellness
Workshops
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Sunday Karaoke

Venue:
Finley’s Bar & Grill
Community:
Nelson

Wrap up your weekend with Sunday Karaoke and Late Night Happy Hour every week at Finleys Bar & Grill in Nelson.

Check out our song list HERE

Live Performance
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Book Babies

Venue:
Nelson Public Library
Community:
Nelson

Bring your 0 to 18 month olds to the Library in Nelson for rhymes, songs & stories! A great way to meet other parents and caregivers, and enhance early literacy skills in a casual environment.

Drop-in. TUESDAYS at 10:30

Community Events
Kid Friendly
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Crafternoon

Venue:
Nelson Public Library
Community:
Nelson

Drop in between 3:30 and 4:30 every Tuesday for CRAFTERNOON at the Nelson Public Library.

Crafts, LEGO, Ozobots, DatoDuo, STEAM stations & more! Every week is a bit different.

Activities will be geared towards school aged children aged 5-13.

Community Events
Kid Friendly
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Befriending Grief Series

Venue:
Lower Uphill Location given upon registration
Community:
Nelson

This is a six-part series reclaiming the art of turning towards loss in service of healing. In community, we can transmute the powerful energies of sorrow into good grief.

We will gather for six weeks—this is a closed group, designed to support 

folks who are grieving in several ways:

Workshops
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Wednesday Weekly Markets on Baker Street

Venue:
Nelson Baker Street
Community:
Nelson

June 5th and will run until September 25th, 2024 from 10am – 2pm

Exhibition/Speakers
Markets/Festival
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Gentle Yoga & Meditation for Remote Workers

Venue:
Jam Factory Co-working Space
Community:
Nelson

Gentle Yoga & Meditation for Remote Workers

NEW class starting in June @ The JAM Factory! A different kind of yoga class: mindful movement + mindful stillness.

Community Events
Wellness
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Weekly Tango Mini Lesson & Practice

Venue:
Christie Lee’s Hall
Community:
Nelson
Want to learn and practice dancing Argentine Tango? We host a weekly mini-lesson and practica at Christie Lee’s Hall in Fairview. The guided portion from 7:30-8:15 has a different host and topic each week (check our Facebook page for host and topic announcements). We have an open practice after the lesson until 9:30pm. Dancers of all levels are welcome!
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