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Sheryl Gauthier (left) took part in the Showcase Gallery’s Fur and Feather Showcase alongside Penny Bailey, Carol Munro, Leslie Ginther and Jessica Thomas. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Fur and feathers aloft at Showcase Gallery

The Cariboo Artist’s Guild will celebrate animals this month

Ingrid Mapson sings with Maggie Rosario during an in-person lesson at her home in 108 Mile Ranch. (Photo submitted)

‘Music is healing’: music teacher finds niche in 108 Mile Ranch

Ingrid Mapson offers lessons to homeschoolers and those with special needs

Declan Kerr blows dust off of his sculpture while learning how to carve soapstone at Horse Lake Elementary School. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 MIle Free Press)

Students carve new niche in the classroom

Horse Lake Elementary School students learn how to carve soapstone from local sculptor

Rachelle Van Zanten. (Thom Barker photo)

Concert series returns to Centennial Park

Two musical duos coming to 100 Mile House in July

Rachelle Van Zanten. (Thom Barker photo)
Lac La Hache’s Bonita Forsyth has combined her skills as a painter and writer to create children’s stories. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

TikTok inspires Lac La Hache writer

Bonita Forsyth has found fresh inspiration to write online

Lac La Hache’s Bonita Forsyth has combined her skills as a painter and writer to create children’s stories. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Jill McArthur shows off her rendition of Bobbie Crane’s “My Heart Twee! for You” painting. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Hospice offers brush with art

Hospice awareness month wrapped up in 100 Mile House last week

Jill McArthur shows off her rendition of Bobbie Crane’s “My Heart Twee! for You” painting. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Carmen Dykstra has spent years perfecting the art of face painting and henna tattoo, skills she employs at festivals, farmers markets and weddings. (Amanda Dykstra photo)

Local henna artist drawing interest

Carmen Dykstra loves creating body art

Carmen Dykstra has spent years perfecting the art of face painting and henna tattoo, skills she employs at festivals, farmers markets and weddings. (Amanda Dykstra photo)
Joe Vallee and his wife Brenda Vallee swing dance together after mastering the basics at the South Cariboo Business Centre. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

South Cariboo couples swing the night away

Swing classes have begun in 100 Mile House

Joe Vallee and his wife Brenda Vallee swing dance together after mastering the basics at the South Cariboo Business Centre. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Arlene and Lachlan Tanner take a break in between filming in Barkerville earlier this month. (Photo submitted)

Acting as extras ‘mind-blowing’ for the Tanner family

Glen, Lachlan and Arlene Tanner acted in a Bollywood style western movie in Barkerville

Arlene and Lachlan Tanner take a break in between filming in Barkerville earlier this month. (Photo submitted)
Bobbie Crane (Photo submitted)

‘Come paint’ at Hospice Month wind-up

Bobbie Crane is teaching a paint class at the 108 Mile Ranch Community Hall May 31

Bobbie Crane (Photo submitted)
Scott Campbell, left sings while Rose Wall plays guitar. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Sunday jam a social affair

All are welcome to attend at the 108 Community Hall

Scott Campbell, left sings while Rose Wall plays guitar. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The typewriter used to produce the first newspaper in 100 Mile House is preserved at the 108 Mile Heritage site. In 1960, former Vancouver Sun reporter Carol Shaw moved from Vancouver to 100 Mile House and realized the community needed a newspaper. In 1965, the 100 Mile Herald, run by Shaw, and the South Cariboo Advertiser, owned by Steve Smele, was purchased by Herald House Publications Ltd. The new paper carried the masthead of the 100 Mile News Herald and in 1967 became the 100 Mile Free Press. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)

Who dunnit murder mystery in 108 Mile Ranch

The public is invited to solve the mystery in June

The typewriter used to produce the first newspaper in 100 Mile House is preserved at the 108 Mile Heritage site. In 1960, former Vancouver Sun reporter Carol Shaw moved from Vancouver to 100 Mile House and realized the community needed a newspaper. In 1965, the 100 Mile Herald, run by Shaw, and the South Cariboo Advertiser, owned by Steve Smele, was purchased by Herald House Publications Ltd. The new paper carried the masthead of the 100 Mile News Herald and in 1967 became the 100 Mile Free Press. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)
kate Neufeld closes her eyes as she plays Salut d’Amour on the violin. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Festival competitors wow crowds

Dozens of awards were given out at first showcase in two years

kate Neufeld closes her eyes as she plays Salut d’Amour on the violin. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Carol Munro, left, and Jessica Thomas show off their mixed-media art at Showcase Gallery. (Lauren Keller photo- 100 Mile Free Press)

‘Anything goes’ in new Showcase Gallery exhibit

Jessica Thomas and Carol Munro bring exciting new art styles this May

Carol Munro, left, and Jessica Thomas show off their mixed-media art at Showcase Gallery. (Lauren Keller photo- 100 Mile Free Press)
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)
Artwork by Jadyn Monical. (Submitted photo)

Students use art to tackle racism

The fourth annual Raven Youth Art Show kicked off this week

Artwork by Jadyn Monical. (Submitted photo)
Evan Kalmakoff’s Beast peers over the shoulder of Melody Watkins’ Belle as she reads him the Legend of King Arthur. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Hats off to stars of Beauty and the Beast

Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School’s Theatre Troupe delighted crowds last week

Evan Kalmakoff’s Beast peers over the shoulder of Melody Watkins’ Belle as she reads him the Legend of King Arthur. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Casting A Spell by Neil Pinkett.

Lakes inspiration for Parkside Show

For a Fleeting Moment on until May 21

Casting A Spell by Neil Pinkett.
Sheryl Fremlin’s painting The Lost Children has joined Parkside Gallery’s permanent collection. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Lost Children painting respects the past

Sheryl Fremlin’s artwork has joined Parkside Gallery’s permanent collection

Sheryl Fremlin’s painting The Lost Children has joined Parkside Gallery’s permanent collection. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Kathy Stocks is happy to share her photography with the community at both the Chartreuse Moose and the Free Press Office. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Photographer on hunt for wildlife in the Cariboo

Kathy Stocks plans to continue growing her portfolio

Kathy Stocks is happy to share her photography with the community at both the Chartreuse Moose and the Free Press Office. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)