I Love Nelson http://ilovenelson.com Nelson's Community Website Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:31:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Masquerade Party Kootenay Style – Fundraiser Results! http://ilovenelson.com/masquerade-party-kootenay-style-fundraiser-results/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=masquerade-party-kootenay-style-fundraiser-results http://ilovenelson.com/masquerade-party-kootenay-style-fundraiser-results/#respond Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:07:02 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=121243 SPCA BIG ChequeDandy Snow Lion Events ( Nuzla Izmirli & Leah Jade Snow) held their First Annual Masquerade Party Last month. The event was a full fundraiser with many donating their time and energy, to not only brought an amazing event to the Kootenays, but  to also raise funds for our local Nelson SPCA. We are pleased to announce that the event raised $1297.95!!!

There were many amazing DJs playing both rooms of the Spirit Bar for the entire evening, and many a creative mask and costume in attendance. There was even a prize for the best handmade mask, donated from Cowan’s in Nelson that gave the winner a free annual discount card for Artist Supplies for further creative projects.

Music  was in both rooms of the Spirit Bar, with a DJ Battle between Freddie J (Kelowna /Fractal Forest renown) & Robbie C (Canmore) on four  turntables.  There also was music by DJs Lefy (Invermere/Love Give’R Events/Fractal Forest), Diligent (Canmore/Fractal Forest), Marty Funkhauser (Lethbridge/Bassworks/Symmetry House League), Murphy (Nelson/Kitchen Party House), and OceanFlow (Nelson/Funk Diver).

The event was a full fundraiser for the Nelson SPCA
And Dandy Snow Lion Events hopes to host an even more successful one next year!
After all….

Everyone loves a Masquerade Party!

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Films at the Nelson Civic Theatre April 18 – 24 – 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-april-18-24-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-april-18-24-2014 http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-april-18-24-2014/#respond Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:33:15 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=121192 The Nelson Civic Theatre presents the Muppets Most Wanted over the Easter long weekend, with extra matinees. Next week Wednesday Eco Society presents Deep Green and our Thursday Night Movie will be The Lunchbox.

Muppets Most Wanted – Fri @ 2:00 and 7:00pm, Sat @ 7:00pm, Sun @ 2:00 and 7:00pm, Mon @ 2:00pm, Tues @ 7:00pm
While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick. (
107 mins, rated G, directed by James Bobin)

Deep Green – Wed April 23 @ 7:30pm

The deepening threats and costs of proven man-made global warming are more clear every day—and they will only get much, much worse with ‘business as usual.’ But how do we fix it? How do we stop global warming now? Filmmaker Matt Briggs embarks on a worldwide mission to uncover and integrate the best solutions into a way out. The result is a workable mix of sustainable solutions to keep the Earth cool that make both environmental and economic sense—from the technical to the deeply-personal in sustainable agriculture, deep energy efficiency, and green building combined with renewable energies in regional smart grids. We are the number one solution to global warming! Find out for yourself why the Los Angeles Times calls DEEP GREEN “a template” for getting off fossil fuels. (102 mins. , directed by Matt Briggs)

The Lunchbox (original title Dabba) – Thurs April 24 @ 7:30pm
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

(104 mins, rated G, first movie by Ritesh Batra)
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NelsonSPCA – Ms Norris – April 16 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-ms-norris-april-16-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nelsonspca-ms-norris-april-16-2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-ms-norris-april-16-2014/#respond Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:28:15 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=121189 ms-morrisLet me introduce myself, my name is Ms Norris. I came to the shelter as a stray. I’m a young adult with a sweet personality who just loves cuddles, give more is my motto on that topic. Everyone here says I’m a beautiful girl and I agree with them, just look at me…hahaha. So if you think I would be a good match for you, please drop by the Nelson SPCA Branch for a visit or call at 250-352-7178. By the way, I would prefer a home without dogs, I’m really not a fan.

Pets Available at the Nelson SPCA

  • 520-C Falls Street
  • Nelson, BC V1L 6B5
  • (above Savoy Bowling lanes)
  • 250-352-7178
  • nelson@spca.bc.ca
  • Visit Our Website
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Tips to help your family travel safely this Easter weekend http://ilovenelson.com/tips-to-help-your-family-travel-safely-this-easter-weekend/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tips-to-help-your-family-travel-safely-this-easter-weekend http://ilovenelson.com/tips-to-help-your-family-travel-safely-this-easter-weekend/#respond Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:25:54 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=121186 The Easter long weekend is a popular time for a spring getaway, but drivers are reminded that highways will be busy and road conditions may remain winter-like and dangerous in some parts of B.C.

Here are some tips to help B.C. families prepare for a safe road trip:

Be prepared: Weather conditions can change suddenly at this time of year, especially when travelling over long distances. Check the road and weather conditions for your entire trip at drivebc.ca which features over 400 webcam views throughout the province.

Get a tune-up: Remember to check the engine oil, washer fluid and lights. Take a look at your vehicle’s tires, including the spare, to make sure they are in good condition and properly inflated. Keep winter tires on vehicles until April 30, if driving mountain passes.

Stay alert: Be realistic about travel times and plan rest stops at least every two hours to avoid becoming fatigued while driving. Fatigue slows a driver’s reaction time, decreases awareness and affects their judgment.

Put phones away: Turn off cell phones or store them out of reach to avoid the temptation. Research shows five seconds of texting at highway speeds is like driving blindfolded for almost the length of an entire football field.

Be sober: The risk of being in a fatal crash is, on average, seven times greater at a blood alcohol content (BAC) between .05 and .08, compared with driving sober. Let someone else drive or make alternate arrangements to avoid drinking and driving.

Obey the limit: Speed is B.C.’s number one road safety problem, contributing to about 35% of all fatal crashes. Vehicles driven at greater than 40 km/hr over the posted speed limit are immediately impounded in B.C. Their drivers are fined and three penalty points are added to their licence.

Share the road: Warmer weather encourages more motorcyclists, pedestrians, and cyclists to hit the road. Give other road users the time and space to reach their destinations safely.

Quotes:

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton –

“I am concerned that distracted driving has become the second leading cause of fatalities on B.C. roads. This Easter long weekend, I urge drivers to put away their cellphones and make the effort to reduce any and all distractions while driving. Focusing on the road will help British Columbians get home safely.”

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone –

“If you’re planning a long drive this weekend, visit drivebc.ca to view the webcams and check road conditions and weather conditions for the entire route you’ll be travelling. Take your time on the road so you and your family get to your destination and home again safely.”

Chair of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Safety Committee, Chief Officer Neil Dubord –

“Every driver should exercise a high degree of personal responsibility when behind the wheel. Police will be out in force across British Columbia this weekend making sure drivers are slowing down and focusing on the road.”

Quick Facts:

• Every year over the Easter long weekend, an average of three people are killed and 670 injured in 2,300 crashes throughout B.C.

Learn More:

Get information about road and weather conditions: http://www.drivebc.ca Distractions while driving – cell phones and other electronic devices:

http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/osmv/road-safety/distracted.htm

Excessive speeding and careless driving: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/osmv/road- safety/speed.htm

Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) Penalties:

http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/osmv/shareddocs/immediate-roadside-prohibition-penalties.pdf

Connect with the Province of B.C. at: www.gov.bc.ca/connect

 

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Missing Jade Giesen has been located, sadly deceased. http://ilovenelson.com/missing-jade-giesen-has-been-located-sadly-deceased/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=missing-jade-giesen-has-been-located-sadly-deceased http://ilovenelson.com/missing-jade-giesen-has-been-located-sadly-deceased/#respond Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:49:59 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=120730 Nelson Police Department is able to confirm that Jade Michele Giesen has been located , deceased in the area of the Burlington Northern rail bed , in between Svoboda Road parking area and Troup beach.

On April 11, 2014 at approximately 8pm Giesen was located by Search and Rescue volunteers after a second search effort was initiated on the morning of the date in question by Nelson Police Department and Nelson Search and Rescue.

The combined effort’s of 4 local area SAR teams resulted in locating Giesen approximately 50 feet off the rail bed in a wooded area 400 meters east of the Svoboda Road parking lot.

At this time, Nelson Police does not suspect foul play as a factor in either Ms. Giesen’s disappearance or death. BC Coroner Service will be handling further investigation into the matter. Giesen’s family has advised that they will notify the public as to memorial services when appropriate for the needs of the family.

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Films at the Nelson Civic Theatre April 11 – 24 – 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-april-11-24-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-april-11-24-2014 http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-april-11-24-2014/#respond Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:20:58 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=118188 Divergent
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late. (

139 Mins,

Directed by Neil Burger, Rated PG)

Friday 11 April @ 7pm, Saturday 12 April @ 7pm, Sunday 13 April @ 2pm and 7pm, Tuesday 15 April @ 7pm
Omar
A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he’s tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier’s killing. (

96 Mins,

Directed by Hany Abu-Assad,

Rated 14A)
Thursday 17 April @ 7.30pm
Muppets Most Wanted
While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick. (

107 mins,

Directed by James Bobin, Rated G)

Friday 18 April @ 2pm and 7pm, Saturday 19 April @ 7pm, Sunday 20 April @ 2pm and 7pm, Monday 21 April @ 2pm, Tuesday 22 April @ 7pm
Deep Green (Presented by the Eco Society)
The deepening threats and costs of proven man-made global warming are more clear every day—and they will only get much, much worse with ‘business as usual.’ But how do we fix it? How do we stop global warming now? Filmmaker Matt Briggs embarks on a worldwide mission to uncover and integrate the best solutions into a way out. The result is a workable mix of sustainable solutions to keep the Earth cool that make both environmental and economic sense—from the technical to the deeply-personal in sustainable agriculture, deep energy efficiency, and green building combined with renewable energies in regional smart grids. We are the number one solution to global warming! Find out for yourself why the Los Angeles Times calls DEEP GREEN “a template” for getting off fossil fuels. (

102 mins,
Directed by Matt Briggs)
Wednesday 23 April @ 7.30pm
The Lunchbox
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

(Dabba; original title,
104 mins,

Directed by Ritesh Batra, Rated G)

Thursday 24 April @ 7.30pm
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The Nelson Police Department needs the public’s assistance to help find Jade Giesen of Nelson, BC. http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-police-department-needs-publics-assistance-to-help-find-jade-giesen-nelson-bc/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nelson-police-department-needs-publics-assistance-to-help-find-jade-giesen-nelson-bc http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-police-department-needs-publics-assistance-to-help-find-jade-giesen-nelson-bc/#respond Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:10:55 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=118157 The Nelson Police Department continues to seek the public’s assistance to help find 47-year-old, Jade Giesen of Nelson, BC.

Jade-GiesenOn April 6, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., Giesen was last seen walking on the Burlington Northern rail bed, toward Troup Beach. Nelson Search and Rescue have searched this area.

The Nelson Police Department is asking if anyone sees Ms. Giesen or has information on this matter to call the police immediately. Nelson Police Department: 250-354-3919.

At this time, Nelson Police does not suspect foul play as a factor in Ms. Giesen’s disappearance, but has concern for her welfare.

Jade Giesen is Caucasian, 5’4”, 115 lbs, with blond long thick dreadlocks. She is wearing a waist length green coat; an oversized purse over her should cover in white goat hair, pants, and blue runners.


The Nelson Police Department needs the public’s assistance to help find 47-year-old, Jade Giesen of Nelson, BC.

On April 6, 2014, at 10:15 a.m., Giesen was last seen walking on a trail at Central School, on Stanley Street.  Ms. Giesen is familiar with and regularly visits parks, beaches, and wooded areas.  Nelson Police will continue searching the local area today.  The Nelson Police Department is asking if anyone sees Ms. Giesen in the area to call the police immediately.

Nelson Police Department:  250-354-3919.

 Jade Giesen is Caucasian, 5’4”, 115 lbs, with blond long thick dreadlocks.  She is wearing a waist length green coat; an oversized purse over her should cover in white goat hair, pants, and blue runners.

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Old Time Hootenanny Easter Weekend http://ilovenelson.com/old-time-hootenanny-easter-weekend/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=old-time-hootenanny-easter-weekend http://ilovenelson.com/old-time-hootenanny-easter-weekend/#respond Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:10:50 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=118162 Come on down to the Legion Hall in Nelson on Saturday April 19th at 7pm for an Old-Time Hootenanny! It’s a community dance and social with live music, called dances, and a licensed bar. No experience necessary!

Tickets are on sale now at Otter Books in Nelson. Adults $10, Youth $5, 12 and under Free

Live dance music by the old-time band The Forget Me Knots, and calling by David Feldman and Friends. Easy family dances first followed by squares and contras, then dance and mingle sets later in the evening by The Honky Tonk Heros and Kenny Konrad and Old Blind Crow.

This is a fundraiser for the NimbleFingers Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Workshop Bursary Fund. The workshop is in Sorrento in August, but the directors, Craig Korth and Julie Kerr, live in Nelson.

Old Timey Easter Brunch at the Vienna Cafe 10 am

Old Time and Bluegrass Jam at Bigby Place Easter Sunday 1-4pm.

For more information www.nimblefingers.ca

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VILLAGE PORTRAITS THEN AND NOW http://ilovenelson.com/village-portraits-now/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=village-portraits-now http://ilovenelson.com/village-portraits-now/#respond Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:00:32 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=110603 On Saturday, April 12, we are going to present our recently completed film VILLAGE PORTRAITS THEN AND NOW and we hope you can come and take part.

The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the film will begin at 7:30. Please bring finger food to share and your own beverage.

Here is a bit of history to inform you, or maybe remind you, what it’s about. More info on our website http://www.ursulaheller.com/.

Village_Portraits_Email_Flyer copyDuring the 1970s I travelled throughout Canada photographing life in small communities. Many of these village documentations became the book VILLAGE PORTRAITS which I published with Methuen Publications of Toronto in 1981. Thirty to thirty-five years later I did a major trip across the country from my home in Harrop, this time with my husband Barry Gray, and we revisited and re-documented the same villages.

We were hoping to do another book, sort of a VILLAGE PORTRAITS REVISITED, but the book market just wouldn’t accept the idea. We decided to make a film, a photographic film, call it VILLAGE PORTRAITS THEN AND NOW, and show the communities with comparing photographs from then and now. The same people and places photographed by the same photographer, almost two generations apart. There are many single images from both then and now and many two-image combinations showing the time span.

Barry is the writer/narrator who tells the story of our journey and of the villages in a flowing, rhythmic, rhyming, very listenable  fashion. And our son Tobias wrote and performed a song to introduce each community in the film. Even his wife Maggie and our daughter Mona do back-up vocals so the whole project has been a real family effort. We found a great young filmmaker, William Fritzberg from Vancouver, who helped us with all the technical, cinematic editing stuff and we have created something we are all very proud of.

We’d love a good crowd.

We are not charging admission to the film but we do hope you will consider buying a DVD or a digital download. More details about that yet to come.

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Nelson Civic Theatre Concession Campaign takes off http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-civic-theatre-concession-campaign-takes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nelson-civic-theatre-concession-campaign-takes http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-civic-theatre-concession-campaign-takes/#respond Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:50:30 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=114909 “To infinity and beyond!” is the catchphrase of Buzz Lightyear, animated hero of Disney’s Toy Story movie. “To $15,000 and beyond!” is the theme of the Nelson Civic Theatre’s Concession Upgrade Campaign. Like the hero, the Nelson Civic Theatre Society aims to reach its goal.

The launch of the fundraising campaign for this phase of the Civic’s revitalization and the launch of Buzz Lightyear’s rocket have some things in common according to Fundraising Project Manager Roger Ley.

“There is so much energy behind this,” he says. “People can see how far we’ve come, with new seats, full digitization, regular movies and community programming. But we’re listening to our members: the concession is old and inefficient. It’s affecting people’s theatre experience.”

Civic Theatre staff members Liam Long and Alecia Maslechko ham it up with the old popcorn machine.

Civic Theatre staff members Liam Long and Alecia Maslechko ham it up with the old popcorn machine.

The current popcorn machine is undersized for demand, existing coolers are insufficient, and layout is inefficient. The concession upgrade will mean faster service, greater variety, and the ability to pop enough popcorn to satisfy the Civic’s larger-than average crowds.

A new concession is also essential to the theatre’s bottom line, explains Ley.

“As long as we remain a single-screen playing popular films, our events and programming opportunities are limited,” he says, referring to film scheduling dictated by the major film distributors. “Additional revenue from an upgraded concession will help offset our staffing and operational costs so we can focus our future fundraising on our long-term plan to renovate into three theatres.”

A part of the Society’s plan since its inception, three theatres allows for much more programming flexibility for movies and film festivals, local performances, and community events, Ley explains.

Having raised over $330,000 so far, the $15,000 target represents the remaining 5% of funds required to release a $50,000 matching grant from the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust.

Seat sponsorships are available at $250; seat sponsors will be displayed on the donor wall when the lobby renovation is completed, but Ley emphasizes that donations of any size will be gratefully accepted.

“Just 60 seat sponsors will get us there”, says Ley. Echoing Buzz Lightyear, he adds: “A new concession is within our grasp!”

A Toy Story-style rocket ship located in the lobby will track donations as the Nelson Civic Theatre shoots for $15,000—and beyond. Donations can be made online at www.civictheatre.ca or by dropping in to the theatre ½ hour before showtime.

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