I Love Nelson http://ilovenelson.com Nelson's Community Website Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:21:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Nelson Police Department Media Release http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-police-department-media-release-2/ http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-police-department-media-release-2/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:52:36 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=210404 nelsonpoliceOn Tues December 16 at 7:20PM the Nelson Police received multiple 911 calls about a disturbance at the Youth Centre. Members attended and found that a young male and older female went into the place and tried to entice another youth out to fight. Alert staff took the youth into the offices and called 911. One assailant was arrested and charged for uttering threats and causing a disturbance. The adult female is being sought by the Nelson Police to face similar charges. This was all apparently over a small debt. NPD file 2014-6049 refers.

On Wed December 17 at 11:00PM after leaving work in the 700 block Nelson Ave a male was approach by an obviously intoxicated male who was shouting at him. The victim tried to ignore him and go on his way but the male continued to approach him so he called 911. The intoxicated 35 year old local male punched the victim multiple times in the head while on the phone with police. Nelson Police members arrived and took the male into custody. His bizarre behavior clearly indicated he was under the influence of alcohol and most likely street drugs. The male was held until sober and charged with assault. He will appear in court in Nelson in March to answer to those charges. He will be bound by numerous conditions until that time. NPD file 2014-6060 refers.

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Tip of the Week:
The natural year is rapidly coming to a close and a new one is poised to begin. This alpha and omega meeting point is called Winter Solstice. From this day forth the hours of daylight will begin to increase again. It is something of an irony that this gradual increase towards longer days begins on the first day of winter. Christmas day is symbolically linked to this re-birth of the ‘Sun’ and when the increase of daylight is first noticeable.

This is a generic cycle common to all. The science of measuring cycles and their probable expressions of events and timing can also be applied to our personal lives. Where are you at in your life cycles? With the assistance of Astrology and Numerology I can help you to know.

What is extra special about Winter Solstice this year is that it coincides with an exact New Moon and counts as the 3rd of 4 in a row that occur at 0 degrees of their respective signs: Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and the Aquarius. 0 degrees marks new beginnings. This is especially true of Cardinal Signs – Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, and Libra, which are the ‘signs’ linked to the Solstices and Equinox – the natural quartering of the year and advent of seasons which in turn constitute the basis of Western Astrology.

Looking at the current state of the world, the plummet in the price of oil presents a strong synchronicity that suggests that things will not return to the way they were anytime soon. Yes, some big turns, trends and events are brewing and 2015 will prove to be remarkable in many ways. I will devote this portion of the column to continued updates of planetary alignments and their synchronicities.

Although there is nothing new about change, some turns are sharper than others, some much more. Mercury, Venus, Pluto and in a few days the Sun in Capricorn and then Saturn entering Sagittarius on December 23rd where it will remain for 3 years, will add to the deepening plot and leave their stamp on the chart for New Year 2015. Read all about it in my New Moon Newsletter – free sign-up on my website.

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Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
It is common to feel the extra weight at this time of year. Thus a mix of enthusiasm balanced by a dryer and more sober attitude will likely describe your current mood. Saturn’s shift into your fiery cousin’s sign of Sagittarius will activate a renewed spirit of adventure. It will activate a search for deeper answers and inspire creative determinations to advance to the next level.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)
You are on a creative and powerful role. Yet these do include some rather deep changes which have already begun. Not usually a big fan of change, these are compelling you to stand strong in your confidence based on all you have achieved these past few years. What stands to change most are inherited beliefs, convictions and philosophies.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)
Amidst an expanding social cycle, you also feel drawn inward. Some deeper and more serious thoughts, feelings and reflections about what you consider important are underway. How to balance the two is the question. Rich exchanges of communication with someone you trust to provide sound and unbiased feedback, perhaps over dinner, just might satisfy both.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Often this time of year is serious business. This is true whether you are actually in business or simply engaged in the efforts required to make the festive season just that. Whispers and secrets don’t sound very jolly but they are prevalent now and there are other reasons yet why you feel the weight. Find reasons to feel grateful to uplift your spirits.

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)
Mixing business with pleasure feels especially right at this time of year. Yet, like a private investigator or even a spy there is mission and purpose behind your cheers. With an eye for detail you are determined to get everything just right. This includes contending with the individuality, special circumstances and antics of certain key players currently on your stage.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Sometimes the more serious turns in life actually work well for us. This may be one of those times. The challenging tone, pace and implications of changes are activating your leadership qualities. Since true leadership is based on a genuine and deep sense of service, you may be a good candidate. However, expect to earn the confidence required.

Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)
Attending to a host of details and tasks and on a variety of fronts is likely now. This includes creating an atmosphere of beauty, inspiration and celebration close to home. Words like security, integrity and confidence can be added to the list. Clearing the old to make way for the new is featured whether it is clutter, or the props of old interpretations, attitudes and perceptions.

Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)
A process of taking stock and inventory continues. At this point, beyond possessions you are re-evaluating all that you possess or have access to in terms of talents, opportunities, connections, affiliations and so on. You are entering a time which will require you to re-imagine and re-invent yourself somehow once again. Change your own mind and leave the rest as it is.

Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)
Saturn entering your sign this week should be enough to get your attention. It may feel a bit like coming to shore after a long while at sea. Imagine this metaphor was true and you landed on an unexplored island. You would first have to ‘get your legs back’. Then wisdom would guide you to secure a basecamp. Explorations requiring courage would follow. Land ho!

Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)
A new chapter is beginning for us all and beyond simply being aware you can feel it in every cell. It is and will continue to push you into your sense of leadership. A new kind of commitment is required. Old interpretations of security will have to be replaced by new ones. Although this process will take time you have arrived at the turning point.

Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)
Much is stirring behind the scenes in your world, not least of all a barrage of thoughts and questions. A few concerns may be woven in as well. You are entering a time of returns. All being well, you have invested your time and energy well over the past few years. New associations, involvements and commitments are implied.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Saturn enters your solar career house this week. This will require extra measures of discipline and patience to handle. At best it will bring forth new levels of power and authority. This is a long cycle but it begins now. Focus to refine your knowledge and updating outdated models, approaches and perspectives.



Michael O'ConnorMichael O’Connor is a Professional Astrologer with an international clientele.  He has 30 years of study in Astrology, Numerology and related metaphysical & spiritual modalities, over 20 years of full-time practice and is an entertaining and inspirational speaker. In addition to this Weekly Horoscope, Michael also writes a Yearly horoscope and a popular New and Full Moon Newsletter. To learn more about Booking an Appointment, attending one of Michael’s Workshops or Webinars or one of his inspiring Visual Presentations, or to sign-up for his Newsletter, please visit his website or contact Michael directly.

www.sunstarastrology.com (250) 352-6871 sunstarastrology@gmail.com

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Oxygen Art Centre 1st Annual Youth Arts Festival Talent Slam http://ilovenelson.com/oxygen-art-centre-1st-annual-youth-arts-festival-talent-slam/ http://ilovenelson.com/oxygen-art-centre-1st-annual-youth-arts-festival-talent-slam/#respond Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:54:00 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=209608 Try out for the 1st Annual Youth Arts Festival Talent Slam!

Oxygen Art Centre is thrilled to announce the 1st Annual Youth Arts Festival! The premiere event of the festival is the Talent Slam at the Capitol Theatre on February 14th at 8pm. Anyone aged 15-29 and performing in any discipline is welcome to audition for a spot in this showcase of the Kootenay’s best young artists. Singing, dancing, music, acting, comedy, performance art, poetry and spoken word, even short film and animations can be submitted for selection. Auditions will take place on Sunday January 18th between 10am-2pm at The Civic Theatre. There is a limited amount of audition slots available, it is recommended to register in advance online at www.oxygenartcentre.org.
Selected acts will receive one-on-one mentorship with Lucas Myers or Bessie Wapp to develop their acts for the big night! The festival will also be a mentored work experience opportunity for the Youth Coordinators involved in producing the festival. In addition to the Talent Slam there will also be a Back Stage Lounge at Oxygen Art Centre on Sunday February 14th from 3-9pm with free programming and workshops for youth aged 15-29. More details to follow…
The 1st Annual Youth Arts Festival and Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledge festival supporters and funders; Columbia Basin Trust, Osprey Community Foundation, the Civic and Capitol Theatres and Business for the Arts sponsors Can-Filters, Hall Printing, Juice FM, Nelson Star and ilovenelson.com


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Films at the Nelson Civic Theatre Dec 17 – 31 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-dec-17-31-2014/ http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-dec-17-31-2014/#respond Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:43:32 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=209598 “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”
From now till New Year’s Eve – you and your family are invited to join us at the Civic for movies, mirth and merriment!
Wednesday, Dec. 17, is shaping up to be a busy day; after our “Babes in Arms” screening, Nelson’s own Freeride Entertainment presents their new film produced with Red Bull Media House in one of only 3 Canadian premieres. On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter plays on Wed. Oct. 17 at 8pm.
Also on Dec. 17, starting at 10pm, The Civic is pleased to present The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies on it’s international release date. Bilbo and the gang are out to save Middle Earth all the way up to Christmas.
Right after Christmas, we start Boxing Day off with an, er, Not Bang, as Big Hero 6 will be screening twice a day 4 & 7 up to Tue Dec. 30 (closed Mon. Dec. 29). It’s a pretty cool movie for all ages which explores the values in a non-violent approach to life.
Have you heard? New Year’s Eve at the Civic is going to be an evening of family fun, film and pizza with a live-feed on-screen countdown to midnight! Come in your pjs (stuffies and blankets welcome). This is a dry, family-friendly, all-ages event. Yes, something for everyone on New Years Eve: at 8 pm we’re screening Book of Life, followed by other undisclosed screen pleasures until the New Year countdown. Individual and family tickets available at civictheatre.ca.
And to start the new year 2015 off with a some lively dramatic action, The Drop will be our first Thursday screening. It’s about a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost. Starring James Gandolfini and written by Dennis Lehane, writer of Clint Eastwood’s multy award winning Mystic River. Certified Fresh with 89 tomatoes.

Happy Holidays,
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Wed. Dec. 17 @ 10pm
Thurs. Dec. 18 @ 7pm
Fri. Dec. 19 @ 7pm & 10pm
Sat. Dec. 20 @ 7pm & 10pm
Sun. Dec. 21 @ 4pm & 7pm
Mon. Dec. 22 @ 4pm & 7pm
Tues. Dec. 23 @ 7pm
Wed. Dec. 24 @ 2pm

Closed on Dec. 25

Big Hero 6
Fri. Dec. 26 @ 4pm & 7pm
Sat. Dec. 27 @ 4pm & 7pm
Sun. Dec. 28 @ 4pm & 7pm
Tues. Dec. 30 @ 4pm & 7pm

Book of Life and Family PJ New Year’s Party w/ Pizza
Wed. Dec. 31 @ 8pm

The Drop
Thurs. Jan. 1 @ 7:30

Coming Soon:
Annie, Rosewater, Theory of Everything

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Nelson Police Department Files of Interest http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-police-department-files-of-interest-2/ http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-police-department-files-of-interest-2/#respond Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:34:29 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=209141 The Nelson Police Department received several alcohol related calls for service over the weekend involving unruly behavior and public intoxication. The Nelson Police Department would like to remind those who participate in holiday festivities to plan ahead for celebrations and ensure they have a safe method of arriving at their destinations.


Nelson Police Department File 2014-5998:


On December 12, 2014 the Nelson Police Department received a call for service to a local charitable organization that had received a donation of a tool box containing what appeared to be several sticks of dynamite. The Nelson Police Department attended and confirmed the sticks were old road flares and did not pose any danger to the public. The Nelson Police Department would like to kindly remind those who donate materials to ensure that no potential threats are included in their donation to avoid future incidents.


Nelson Police Department File 2014-6024


On December 14, 2014 the Nelson Police Department were detaining a male in the area of Vernon St x Hendryx St for the theft of a baby stroller. During the interaction, the male became irate and resisted arrest while being detained. The male fled from police and after a foot pursuit was apprehended.  It was determined that the male is known to police and suffers from several mental health issues. The male was released from custody and charges are being considered.


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Nelson Police Department Media Release http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-police-department-media-release/ http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-police-department-media-release/#respond Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:58:55 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=207959 Sixteen graduates prepare to begin facilitating Nelson Police Department’s Restorative Justice Program

‘Second chance’ philosophy a vital and important contribution to the City of Nelson, says organizer

Nelson — Saturday will be a big day for 16 graduates of the Nelson Police Department’s new Restorative Justice Program.

Having completed 47 hours of training each, the local citizens will officially mark the beginning of their service, as part of an innovative program that provides an option to criminal charges, and views crime from the point of view of the people and relationships that are damaged by criminal conflict.

“These 17 volunteers are committed to devoting eight to 10 hours monthly to the program,” explains Restorative Justice Program Coordinator Gerry Sobie.” They’ll now begin accepting files from the NPD, which will be diverted from the courts to the Restorative Justice program.”

Sobie says the volunteers practiced numerous role-plays — as both the victim (the “affected person”), the offender (the “responsible person”) and their supporters — as well as co-facilitators and observers.

“By playing these roles, volunteers got first-hand experience of the many varying emotions and agendas people bring to a Restorative Justice intervention or ‘conference.’ We learned how to prepare for the meeting of those involved by doing pre-conference preparation so the circle is a safe and open place for all those participating.”

Sobie adds that the grads’ training has been very thorough, and that the volunteers have become proficient in what he believes is a vital and important contribution to the City of Nelson.

The 30-minute Graduation Ceremony will be in the Stoddart Room of the Community First Health Co-op on Lake Street this Saturday, Dec. 13, starting at 3:30 p.m.

The Restorative Justice grads are:
Gord Andrews, Jim Brown, Jo Caldecott, Regina Day, Diane Goldsmith, Dorothy Hall, Cathy Heyland, Brandon King, Tracy Magnusson, Yana Maltais, Suzanne McPherson, Wayne Prentice, Mary Nishio, Anita Werner, Kim Wood and Naomi Zeindler-Olsen.

Mayor Deb Kozak plans to be in attendance along with Nelson Police Department’s Deputy Chief Constable Paul Burkart and Community Policing Officer Sgt. Dino Falcone.

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2014 Nelson Police Department Seasons Greetings! http://ilovenelson.com/2014-nelson-police-department-seasons-greetings/ http://ilovenelson.com/2014-nelson-police-department-seasons-greetings/#respond Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:53:25 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=207954 **On behalf of the Office of the Chief Constable**
2014 Nelson Police Department Christmas Card

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Horoscope for the Week: Dec 12, 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/horoscope-for-the-week-dec-12-2014/ http://ilovenelson.com/horoscope-for-the-week-dec-12-2014/#respond Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:59:21 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=205931 Sunstar Banner

Tip of the Week:

December 12, 2014 or 12-12-2014, may not have quite the same impact as 12-12-2012 had, but it does present its own opportunity to speak of some of the virtues of the number 12. There is much more to it that may at first be apparent and the list of correspondences are many.

In the human body there are 12 cranial nerves. In Chinese Medicine there are 12 tendinomuscular meridians, 12 divergent meridians, 12 principal meridians and 12 cutaneous regions. Once of the 5 Platonic Solids is the Dodecahedron which is comprised of 12 sides.

A circle, which symbolizes a cycle and a sphere when divided into two then four presents the platform of 4 elements, 4 seasons and 4 principle directions and where each season has a beginning, middle and end provides a foundation for 12 solar months and 12 Zodiac Signs. The Circle divided by 12 is archetypal and not merely convenient or arbitrary. This is an indication of the true Zodiac, the wheel of life which is the measurement of the apparent cycle of the Sun producing the seasons. Astronomers especially seem quite confused about this as dogmatic assertions about 13 are regularly presented these days. This is the blinding influence of hubris.

Western, Vedic and Chinese Astrology each hosts a Zodiac based on the circle or cycle divided by 12, yet each is founded on a different basis of 12 than the other. This is a clear indication that the 12 Constellations ‘of the Zodiac’ are also simply further projections of the principle of 12 and are not absolute and objective per se’, as is commonly assumed. There are actually many constellations, 88 according to official sources.

In Hindu Mythology the Sun God Surya has 12 names, in Christianity there are 12 Apostles, the Norse God Odin had 12 sons, In Greek Mythology there are 12 Olympians and Hercules has 12 labours, Israel has 12 Tribes, the Heart Chakra is depicted with 12 petals, in Yoga the Sun Salutation has 12 asana postures or movements and Christmas has 12 days. Yes, our ancient forebears the world over were not wrong in their celebration of 12, they were in tune with natural cycles and sought to weave these into their sacred mythologies – the stories which allegorically express the essence of the deeper realities. Yes, 12 is a special number indeed.

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Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

The sparks of new adventure are igniting a revolutionary spirit. The time has come to take action to break through old existing barriers and limitations, or at least the next series of them. Like a game the flow of life brings us to new levels, sometimes ascents and sometimes descents. As the first sign of the Zodiac it is your way to pierce through. Do it again now.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)

As your confidence levels steadily rise, they may also be pushing other issues to the surface. This is how healing occurs sometimes and it can produce a healing crisis. In the positive, other, hidden issues get healed. Negatively, it takes more time. In either case, step back and take a whole or holistic look at your life. Get clear, take it slow, commit.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)

As your horizons widen so too is your perspectives; like a revolving door each influences the other. Recent activations in your relationship life are leading you to reflect but possibly to react as well. We all have blind spots and sometimes along the way life gifts us with a special mirror or circumstance to see them. Accept the gift and summon the courage to see more clearly.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Events and circumstances destined to cause you to make changes in your daily routine are likely now. The nudge is to get you to broaden your perspective. Investments toward future security are implied. Strategic career moves, developing or acquiring new skills and talents, healthy lifestyle changes, downsizing, cutting costs and so on…, are all examples.

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)

The current flow is providing some needed inspiration. Your optimism and enthusiasm levels are on the rise. You are determined to take action that will perpetuate this momentum. To this end, this is a call to stimulate your social network. Meanwhile, anticipate challenges, awakenings and other provocations from others. Allow these to positively shift your perspective.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Enjoying as much time close to home as you can is a lingering theme, or at least your dream. Some creative ambitions are also brewing, or these might get directed to fun and games. Yet with more serious matters lingering there may be a few prayers spliced in between the laughter. The key to access your power now is resolve. The first measure of your success is showing up.

Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

The sky is not the only limit; you can count your imagination in too. Your ambitions now include a weave of beauty and order. Though this may be your style you feel even more determined than usual. And you want to have fun and good company to share it with. Mix in some delicacies and spirits to cheer and presto you have a social gathering worthy of your time.

Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)

It is natural to want more but it is not necessarily stuff. Perhaps you want more involvement, or collaboration, or maybe opportunity, grace, charm or power. Whatever it is you seek to experience more abundance, you may have to clear the clutter to get it. Again, it may not be stuff but less tangible junk like worn out priorities or attitudes. Either way, get clear and ask to receive.

Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)

You are on the threshold of new adventures or perhaps you have already stepped through. But it is the first steps that can be the most challenging, unless you have a spirit for new challenges and are willing to move forward and not waste time looking back. This is a point of no return. Rewards and treasures await but you must begin it now.

Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)

Sometimes we have to dig deeper than others. Your reach is to hidden reserves and resources. Yet imagine you are embarking upon a journey which requires that you travel light in order to travel free. The time has come for old commitments to complete in preparation for new possibilities. There is no big rush but the departure is soon and certain.

Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)

The world is changing. Some call it the quickening, while others say ascension others yet speak of end times. Uncertainty hangs in the air amidst whispers of prophecy. You may wonder where the solid ground you used to feel so surely has gone. Hope, faith and ideally inspirations are guiding your way. Take solace in the fact that this uncertainty can be described. Yes, there is rhyme behind this reasoning.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The launches of new directives, both social and professional are underway. Sometimes opportunity is linked to who you know, sometimes to what, and often to both, like now. While outer efforts are ever required, it is important that you do your homework, which may well involve the inner work of overcoming procrastination and doubt. Take a strategic and adaptive approach.

Michael O'ConnorMichael O’Connor is a Professional Astrologer with an international clientele.  He has 30 years of study in Astrology, Numerology and related metaphysical & spiritual modalities, over 20 years of full-time practice and is an entertaining and inspirational speaker. In addition to this Weekly Horoscope, Michael also writes a Yearly horoscope and a popular New and Full Moon Newsletter. To learn more about Booking an Appointment, attending one of Michael’s Workshops or Webinars or one of his inspiring Visual Presentations, or to sign-up for his Newsletter, please visit his website or contact Michael directly.

www.sunstarastrology.com (250) 352-6871 sunstarastrology@gmail.com

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Films at the Nelson Civic Theatre December 12 – 24 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-december-12-24-2014/ http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-december-12-24-2014/#respond Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:15:49 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=207563 No bah humbugs here.

Starting off this week’s Pitch, and leading right up to Christmas, we bring you Scrooged himself, Bill Murray, everyone’s favourite misanthrope, St. Vincent (rated PG) opening this Friday, Dec. 12. Vincent (Murray) a hedonist train-wreck befriends a young boy whose parents are in the middle of a divorce. St. Vincent screens an extra day on Wed, Dec. 17 @ 2pm as our first “Babes In Arms” program for parents with young children. The lights will be dim and your children free to cry, no matter what Bill has to say.

Moving right along, a man, desperate for work (Jake Gyllenhaal), hunts out his own train-wrecks and other such sensational fare as a L.A. crime journalist who uncomfortably straddles the line between observer and participant in Nightcrawler (rated 14A) opening on the split with St. Vincent.

There are never too many opportunities to come together to celebrate and enjoy family and friends and a feeling of community. We decided that on Sunday, Dec. 14 @ 1pm to open our doors with a free event, welcome our community in, and remind ourselves and everyone we know just how fortunate we are to live in a community that works together to achieve great things, in turn always improving our collective quality of life. The Civic Theatre today is directly a result of this outstanding (and uniquely Nelson) community connectivity. Sorry Bill, no misanthropy here. Come for Santa and stay for a free screening of Raymond Brigg’s Snowman and Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life.

Wednesday, Dec. 17, is shaping up to be a busy day; after our “Babes in Arms” screening, Nelson’s own Freeride Entertainment presents their new film produced with Red Bull Media House in one of only 3 Canadian premiers. On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter plays on Wed. Oct. 17 at 8pm. In 1971, ‘On Any Sunday’ starring Steve McQueen opened in theatres and wrote its place in motorcycle history. It also transcended the sport to reach a wide audience through a cast of engaging characters and variety of heartfelt stories. ‘On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter’ will continue this family tradition and also pass the torch to the next generations. A lot has happened in the past 40 years, but the passion for riding is timeless and continues today.

Also on Dec. 17, starting at 10pm, The Civic is pleased to present The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies on it’s international release date. Bilbo and the gang are out to save Middle Earth all the way up to Christmas.

For more information visit civictheatre.ca



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Emerging Kootenay artist exhibition heralds in the New Year at Oxygen. http://ilovenelson.com/emerging-kootenay-artist-exhibition-heralds-in-the-new-year-at-oxygen-2/ http://ilovenelson.com/emerging-kootenay-artist-exhibition-heralds-in-the-new-year-at-oxygen-2/#respond Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:13:25 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=206782  

Join us on January 9th, 2015 at the Oxygen Art Centre for the opening of Mater Familias a sculptural installation by ceramic artist Kathi Hofmann. Hofmann was born in the Okanagan and has been living in Nelson since 1996. After a short career in Geology and some global travelling, she returned to school to study art at Emily Carr University, Langara College and finally, the Kootenay School of the Arts, graduating from the clay studio. In 2013 she received a grant from the Kootenay Columbia Cultural Alliance to make a shift in her creative practice from that of a functional potter to a sculptor. For those of you who are familiar with Hofmann’s functional ceramics, and who doesn’t eat or drink from one of her well crafted eating vessels, then you are in for a surprise, as Hofmann has taken a giant leap into the world of sculpture.

What we will see in this premiere exhibition of Hofmann’s new direction are a series of ceramic based assemblages that combine hand built ceramic work with other materials and found objects. Her new work holds nothing back as she launches in to a variety of unpredictable combinations of materials and forms. In the combining of which, Hofmann finds engagement in what she refers to as the “dramas of materials… their inherent qualities, how they are connected, and the emotional resonances they provoke.” Her mixing together of dissimilar objects leads the work towards a conceptual read, much like visual poems, they cause the viewer to pause and ponder the relationships Hofmann is presenting.

The work is accessible through its reference to the human body formed from the clay body, which is after all the material of creation myths. This fidelity to material supports an underlying serious tone to the work that might otherwise be dismissed as frivolous. The fact of the matter or Mater is that embedded in these forms is an intuitive working of materials that only someone who has had their hands in the earth could find emergence of a new language in a familiar material. There is room for more and more is what Hofmann intends as she launches into this new path.

Kathi Hofmann’s Mater Familias opens at the Oxygen Art Centre on Friday, January 9th, 2015. An opening reception will take place between 7-9 pm. The artist will give a talk about her work on Saturday, January 10th at 4pm. The exhibition will run until February 7th, 2015. The gallery is open from 1-5pm Wednesday thru Saturday.

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