I Love Nelson http://ilovenelson.com Nelson's Community Website Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:45:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Oxygen Arts Centre – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS http://ilovenelson.com/oxygen-arts-centre-call-for-submissions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=oxygen-arts-centre-call-for-submissions http://ilovenelson.com/oxygen-arts-centre-call-for-submissions/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:38:46 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=155654 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Located in downtown Nelson, BC, Oxygen Art Centre is an artist-run centre that provides space and programming for artists and the public to engage in the creation, study, exhibition and performance of contemporary art in all disciplines.  Oxygen Art Centre is currently accepting submissions for its Exhibition and Residency program.  Regional, national and international artists from any discipline are welcome to submit proposals for a solo or group exhibition and/or residency.  Oxygen Art Centre is particularly interested in work with regional relevance, cross-discipline work and work that engages audiences in participatory processes.  Professional (CARFAC) exhibition and artist presentation fees are paid for selected proposals.  For information on how to apply please refer to the submission guidelines on the website: http://www.oxygenartcentre.org/exhibitions-residencies/submissions/

 

Deadline: received by 5pm, August 1, 2014
(email submissions accepted)

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Age Friendly Initiative Reaching Out to Rural Seniors http://ilovenelson.com/age-friendly-initiative-reaching-out-to-rural-seniors/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=age-friendly-initiative-reaching-out-to-rural-seniors http://ilovenelson.com/age-friendly-initiative-reaching-out-to-rural-seniors/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:36:24 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=155650 Reaching Out photoNelson CARES Society and the Age Friendly Community Initiative have hired a Student Intern from Selkirk College for “Reaching Out”, a research and outreach project that will “reach out” to isolated rural seniors to talk with them about their concerns, challenges, and service needs. The project will also connect the seniors to organizations that can help them meet these needs.

Rural seniors can become isolated for a number of reasons, including distance to services, lack of transportation, poor health, or the absence of family and friends nearby.

“By sitting down and talking with rural seniors in the region, we can find out if they’re having difficulties and, if so, why”, says Student Intern, Dana Burgess. “For example, a rural senior might be having trouble getting to medical appointments because she can’t make the long drive to town anymore. With this information we could tell her about the available transportation options in her area, and perhaps help her advocate for an appointment time that fits with the regional transit schedule”.

The Reaching Out project is working in collaboration with Nelson & District Seniors Coordinating Society, North Kootenay Lake Community Services and Regional District of Central Kootenay (Area E). These organizations will help the Intern to reach seniors in rural communities surrounding Nelson, including the areas around Salmo, South Slocan, Balfour, and Kaslo. In this way, the project will benefit the organizations that provide services to seniors by connecting them to this hard-to-reach population.

“Seniors’ organizations throughout the region are grappling with the issue of how to get services to isolated rural seniors. Having an intern dedicated to identifying these seniors and their needs will help us to overcome this challenge”, says Age Friendly Community Initiative Coordinator Corrine Younie.

When rural seniors become less isolated, they participate more in social and recreational activities, and access health and community services; as a result their health and well being improves. The Student Intern will refer seniors in need to collaborating organizations that can provide them with needed services and resources.

The project also provides valuable experience for the Intern, a student in the Social Work faculty at Selkirk College. A diverse group of project mentors will be guiding and supporting her throughout the project term.

“We’re delighted that Dana has found such a great placement,” says Terri MacDonald, Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development, Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute. “In addition to sharpening her applied research skills, she’ll be working one on one with vulnerable seniors and with community organizations, gaining practical community and social development experience.”

Funding for the Reaching Out project was made available through the Teck Serv Applied Research Internship, sponsored by Teck Trail Operations through the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College. The goal of Teck Serv is to provide annual support for Selkirk College students to undertake a community-based research project in the West Kootenay Boundary Region.

The project will run through the summer, wrapping up at the end of August. The Intern’s research findings will be released to the public in September. In the meantime, seniors living in the above mentioned rural areas who are interested in talking with Dana about their experiences are invited to contact Dana at 250-352-2708, extension 11.

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NelsonSPCA – Poppy – July 15 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-poppy-july-15-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nelsonspca-poppy-july-15-2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-poppy-july-15-2014/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:31:41 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=155647 poppyMy name is Poppy, I’m a 10 year old gorgeous brown tabby girl in search of a forever home. I’m presently living at the Nelson BC SPCA branch and as much as the people here are nice it’s not home. I would make a wonderful companion to a calm family, preferably without other pets. If you would like more information or would like to come in and meet me, please call the Nelson BC SPCA at 250-352-7178.

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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High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, final week of exhibition! http://ilovenelson.com/high-muck-a-muck-playing-chinese-final-week-of-exhibition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=high-muck-a-muck-playing-chinese-final-week-of-exhibition http://ilovenelson.com/high-muck-a-muck-playing-chinese-final-week-of-exhibition/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:27:58 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=155643 HMM_group_IMG_1023 (1)After its successful Artwalk opening last week, High Muck a Muck is running for another week at the Oxygen Art Centre until July 19th.  Visitors can get their fortune told with a Pak Ah Pu lottery card, and then immerse themselves in a multi-media, multi-artist interpretation of the Chinese immigration experience.

Some of the recorded voices in the exhibit are Nelson residents descended from some of the 1000 people who lived in Nelson’s Chinatown a century ago.

“That’s what inspired this piece,” says Nicola Harwood, the project organizer.

“We are digging into and expressing tensions and stories from an Asian Canadian perspective.”

One of the many artistic contributors to the project is Fred Wah, former poet laureate of Canada, former resident of Nelson, and son of a Chinese immigrant.

High Muck a Muck is both a gallery exhibit and a website at http://www.highmuckamuck.ca

“The installation and the website are companion pieces,” says Harwood.  “They are two different ways of experiencing the work and interacting with it.”

Visitors to the website can click on images to immerse themselves in music, written text, video, and audio oral history, in any order, in any combination.

Visitors to the gallery can do the same, but will find themselves physically surrounded by it. Oxygen invites the public to settle in, put headphones on, and have a meditative experience in which the music is both traditional and electronic and the text is both contemporary poetry and recorded oral history.

Gallery opening times are: Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5pm.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

 

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Films at the Nelson Civic Theatre July 11-17 – 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-july-11-17-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-july-11-17-2014 http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-july-11-17-2014/#respond Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:50:01 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=153021 t’s time to ape up Nelson!  The Civic theatre presents Dawn of the Planet of the Apes July 11-17. 

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. 131 mins (PG)
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For more details check out civictheatre.ca or call the theatre at 509.2333.
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NelsonSPCA – The Twins – July 7 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-the-twins-july-7-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nelsonspca-the-twins-july-7-2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-the-twins-july-7-2014/#respond Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:09:26 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=152607 twinsMeet the twins, Daniel and Henrik, two extremely handsome guys. Although they are brothers, they are able to go to separate homes. They both love to be pet and could spend hours just snoozing in your lap asking for cuddles! They do not get along with dogs or cats (other than each other) and would do best in a house without any! These boys are super cuddly and LOVE to be pet. So come down for a visit at the Nelson SPCA or call (250)352-7178 , for more information. See you soon.

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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Films at the Nelson Civic Theatre July 4-17 – 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-july-4-17-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-july-4-17-2014 http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-july-4-17-2014/#respond Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:56:53 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=152605 civic_legal_flyer_Jul 4-17(1)We’re cooking, singing and fishing with Jon Favreau, Clint Eastwood and Don Mckellar this week at the Civic.

Carl Casper (Jon Favreau), quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity and launches a food truck to rediscover his passion for the kitchen in Chef (14A).

Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys (14A), tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic ’60s rock group The Four Seasons.

Canadian legend Don Mckellar directs The Grand Seduction (PG), about a small fishing village in the Canadian Maritime that must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract.  The whole town will have to come together for the grand seduction to keep big city Dr. Paul Lewis from leaving after his trial residency.

For more details check out civictheatre.ca or call the theatre at 509.2333.

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NelsonSPCA – Isabella – June 30 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-isabella-june-30-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nelsonspca-isabella-june-30-2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-isabella-june-30-2014/#respond Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:39:19 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=149902 IsabellaLet me introduce myself. My name is Isabella, I’m a super sweet girl, looking for her forever home. I get along well with other cats, but never lived with dogs. I just love to cuddle and sit on your feet. I adore being brushed, can’t get enough of it! Take me in your arms and I melt like butter on a hot summer day. So come down for a visit at the Nelson SPCA or call (250)352-7178, for more information. See you soon.

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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Bold New Stories - new performance and presentation series at Oxygen! http://ilovenelson.com/bold-new-stories-new-performance-and-presentation-series-at-oxygen/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bold-new-stories-new-performance-and-presentation-series-at-oxygen http://ilovenelson.com/bold-new-stories-new-performance-and-presentation-series-at-oxygen/#respond Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:30:23 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=148767 Oxygen Art Centre is thrilled to present Bold New Stories, a new performance and artist presentation series concerned with cross-platform and non-linear story telling.  Please join us on Monday June 30th at 7pm for Dark Night, Bright Light, an Audio/Visual performance by Australian new media artists Camilla Hannan and Van Sowerwine.  Then on Saturday July 5th at 1pm for a presentation by members of the High Muck a Muck Collective as they discuss their new project and exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre.  Events are free and everyone is welcome! We are located at 320 Vernon St (alley entrance) in Nelson.

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For more information please visit our website www.oxygenartcentre.org Or contact us at E: info@oxygenartcentre.org  P: 250 352 6322.  Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, Columbia Basin Trust and British Columbia Arts Council.

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High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, Launches at Oxygen http://ilovenelson.com/high-muck-a-muck-playing-chinese-launches-at-oxygen/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=high-muck-a-muck-playing-chinese-launches-at-oxygen http://ilovenelson.com/high-muck-a-muck-playing-chinese-launches-at-oxygen/#respond Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:51:11 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=147565 HMM_group_IMG_1023An artist and community collaboration, High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, is an interactive exhibition that explores some of the experiences of Chinese Canadians immigrating to Canada and to Nelson. The exhibition opens July 4th at 6pm.

The exhibition was created by a team of Nelson and Vancouver artists including Nicola Harwood, former director of Oxygen Art Centre, Fred Wah, former Poet Laureate of Canada, artist / performers Bessie Wapp and Thomas Loh and composer Jin Zhang. Significant artistic contributions also came from Nelson performer, Hiromoto Ida, visual artist, Tomoyo Ihaya and electronic artist Phillip Djwa. As well, many community members contributed oral histories and stories, including Cameron Mah and Lawrence Mar, both of Nelson.

Visitors are invited to participate in the gamble of immigration by filling in their own family immigration histories and playing the Pak Ah Pu lottery. The materials created by the artists, including poems, images, music, video and interviews are triggered by audience interaction with the lottery – taking each person to their own destination and leaving them with a “fortune.”

The project is also an interactive website where all the materials of the exhibition can be experienced on-line.

High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, will be on exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre, July 5 – July 19, Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5pm. Artist talks will take place Saturday July 5th at 1pm and all are invited to attend.

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Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges support for this project and exhibition from Creative BC, Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, British Columbia Arts Council, Canada Arts Council, Vancouver Foundation and the Province of British Columbia.

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