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Ron Conway is a Bridge Lake poet who released his first book Slightly After Dark in the spring of this year and is already working on his next book. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Poetry book captures observations about life

Bridge Lake resident Ron Conway has published a new collection, Slightly After Dark.

Ron Conway is a Bridge Lake poet who released his first book Slightly After Dark in the spring of this year and is already working on his next book. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Wendy Hamblin, coordinator of the Free Store at St. Timothy’s St. Anglican Church, shows off a couple of coats ahead of the Coats for All 2020 campaign, which kicked off Nov. 1. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press).

Events around the South Cariboo

Things to do this month

  • Nov 12, 2020
Wendy Hamblin, coordinator of the Free Store at St. Timothy’s St. Anglican Church, shows off a couple of coats ahead of the Coats for All 2020 campaign, which kicked off Nov. 1. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press).
Susan Kruze poses with her painting Quesnel Forks Relic which depicts an abandoned antique car found in Quesnel Forks. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Artist finds time, inspiration, in the Cariboo

Susan Kruze is this month’s featured artists at the South Cariboo Business Centre’s Showcase Gallery.

Susan Kruze poses with her painting Quesnel Forks Relic which depicts an abandoned antique car found in Quesnel Forks. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Courtney Driver is the new president of the 100 Mile Performing Arts Society. (Photo submitted)

100 Mile Performing Arts Society elects new president

Courtney Driver wants to provide more diverse events

Courtney Driver is the new president of the 100 Mile Performing Arts Society. (Photo submitted)
Rick and Carol Blacklaws, with their new book The Fraser, River of Life and Legend. The Blacklaws will appear at Nuthatch Books on Nov. 12. (Photo submitted)

Fraser River ‘like a palate’ of great diversity

Authors share their love of Fraser River.

Rick and Carol Blacklaws, with their new book The Fraser, River of Life and Legend. The Blacklaws will appear at Nuthatch Books on Nov. 12. (Photo submitted)
Tanis Armstrong as Henrietta Leavitt during the Williams Lake Studio Theatre Society’s production of Silent Sky in 2019, along with Tara Sprickerhoff (not pictured), have adapted A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens for a radio play the society hopes to broadcast in December 2020. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Studio Theatre holding auditions for A Christmas Carol radio play

With COVID-19 restrictions in place, a radio play seemed like the next best thing

Tanis Armstrong as Henrietta Leavitt during the Williams Lake Studio Theatre Society’s production of Silent Sky in 2019, along with Tara Sprickerhoff (not pictured), have adapted A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens for a radio play the society hopes to broadcast in December 2020. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Willy Giesbrecht, front, and Ron Boehm, are members of the Cariboo Country Ramblers. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press).

Cariboo Country Ramblers keep the music flowing

“It’s a fun thing and it keeps our fingers nimble and our brains active.”

Willy Giesbrecht, front, and Ron Boehm, are members of the Cariboo Country Ramblers. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press).
Barbra McClusky’s art is on display now at the South Cariboo Business Cente in the Showcase Gallery. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Act of creation ‘spiritual and liberating’

Barbra McClusky is displaying her art solo for the first time

Barbra McClusky’s art is on display now at the South Cariboo Business Cente in the Showcase Gallery. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Tree of Life by Tracy McAvity is her biggest piece to date and is currently on display at the Parkside Art Gallery. (Photo submitted)

Mosaic art provides artist with a way to centre herself

Tracy McAvity likes to practice the art of the mosaic.

Tree of Life by Tracy McAvity is her biggest piece to date and is currently on display at the Parkside Art Gallery. (Photo submitted)
A solid gold statue of an eagle encrusted with diamonds that Kevin Peters designed and made that was stolen in 2016. (Photo submitted)

World-class carver prefers the simple life

His work can be found in galleries around the world, but Kevin Peters prefers the quiet life.

A solid gold statue of an eagle encrusted with diamonds that Kevin Peters designed and made that was stolen in 2016. (Photo submitted)
Peter Thorne demonstrates a simple tune while Evan Kalmokoff watches with his handmade cigar box guitar. (Patrick Davies photo- 100 Mile Free Press)

Making music with cigar box guitars

The simple three-stringed instrument was first made at the turn of the century.

Peter Thorne demonstrates a simple tune while Evan Kalmokoff watches with his handmade cigar box guitar. (Patrick Davies photo- 100 Mile Free Press)
Claudia Ring, left, Anita Edwards and Barb Brown, in the Parkside Art Gallery showcase, We Die, in 2019. (File photo).

Parkside Gallery celebrating 20 years with community art submissions

Submissions are open from now until Sept. 17, a day before the show opens on Sept. 18.

Claudia Ring, left, Anita Edwards and Barb Brown, in the Parkside Art Gallery showcase, We Die, in 2019. (File photo).
Joel Duntin the owner of Cariboo studios. (Photo submitted)

New Cariboo Studios fosters art, highlights ‘best of humanity’

A love for sharing positive stories and fostering art led Joel Duntin to launch Cariboo Studios.

Joel Duntin the owner of Cariboo studios. (Photo submitted)
Tracy Fallstrom, of Clinton, has launched her new CD. (Jennifer Bolster photo)

Clinton artist shares music From the Heart

Tracy Fallstrom is proving it’s never too late to pursue your passion.

Tracy Fallstrom, of Clinton, has launched her new CD. (Jennifer Bolster photo)

‘Good showing’ for theatre on first weekend

The South Cariboo Theatre had a fairly good showing last weekend when…

  • Aug 24, 2020
100 Mile House Eclectica Community Choir during their performance in Williams Lake this spring. (Submitted photo)

Eclectica Choir’s Christmas Concert looking unlikely

The choir’s last performance was at the Parade of Choirs in Williams Lake in early March

100 Mile House Eclectica Community Choir during their performance in Williams Lake this spring. (Submitted photo)
Jelinda McLean is a Royal Academy of Dance certified ballet teacher teaching dance in the 100 Mile House area. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Ballet classes back on pointe

Jelinda McLean restarted her remedial ballet lessons at the South Cariboo Rec Centre.

Jelinda McLean is a Royal Academy of Dance certified ballet teacher teaching dance in the 100 Mile House area. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Winter Arts and Crafts Fair remains in limbo due to COVID-19 (Photo submitted)

Arts council hopeful that Winter Arts and Crafts Fair will go ahead

The 100 Mile and District Arts Council is looking at gaming grants and other funding options in the event it has to cancel the annual South Cariboo Winter Arts and Crafts Fair due to COVID-19.

The Winter Arts and Crafts Fair remains in limbo due to COVID-19 (Photo submitted)
Rapeseed Field - Reins France by Sheryl Fremlin. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo Artists’ Guild show will go on despite pandemic

The Cariboo Artists’ Guild’s Fine Art Show and Sale will run July 30 to Sept. 12.

Rapeseed Field - Reins France by Sheryl Fremlin. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Ingrid Mapson (left) performs in a music collaboration video with Saki Uetsuhara and Natalia Kondretevna of Russia. (Photo submitted)

COVID-19 offers new opportunities for musical collaboration and instruction

For musicians like Ingrid Mapson, COVID-19 has largely curtailed the usual chances to practice music

Ingrid Mapson (left) performs in a music collaboration video with Saki Uetsuhara and Natalia Kondretevna of Russia. (Photo submitted)