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16-08-2016 09:00 AM 10-09-2016 01:00 PM 6 Smithers Art Gallery - Aug/Sep Exhibition The August-September exhibition at Smithers Art Gallery is one of cultural contrasts, balancing Jeff Wilson’s unflinching paintings of Vancouver’s gritty Downtown Eastside against the calm precision and reserve reflected in Mike Ambach’s photo-documentary of chef Avi Sternberg’s apprenticeship in traditional Japanese cuisine. Smithers Art Galley - Smithers, BC http://www.facebook.com/events/1115955101804164/ DD/MM/YYYY
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Smithers Art Gallery - Aug/Sep Exhibition

Tuesday August 16th  9:00am - Saturday September 10th 1:00pm

Smithers Art Galley - Smithers, BC

The August-September exhibition at Smithers Art Gallery is one of cultural contrasts, balancing Jeff Wilson’s unflinching paintings of Vancouver’s gritty Downtown Eastside against the calm precision and reserve reflected in Mike Ambach’s photo-documentary of chef Avi Sternberg’s apprenticeship in traditional Japanese cuisine.

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29-08-2016 02-09-2016 6 Smithers Fiddlefest Come join us for four days and four nights of friends, fiddle music, folk dancing, and fun. We are hosting inspiring instructors from all over Canada who will provide mentorship and workshops. Rock Nest Ranch true DD/MM/YYYY
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Smithers Fiddlefest

Monday August 29th  - Friday September 2nd

Rock Nest Ranch

Come join us for four days and four nights of friends, fiddle music, folk dancing, and fun. We are hosting inspiring instructors from all over Canada who will provide mentorship and workshops.

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03-09-2016 05-09-2016 6 2016 Telkwa BBQ and Demolition Derby This annual event has been a Telkwa tradition for years. Put on by the local Bulkley Valley Kinsmen Club on the Labour Day long weekend in September, the event features weekend long festivities including a ball tournament, beef barbecue, demolition derby, and dance. Telkwa BBQ Grounds - Telkwa, BC true DD/MM/YYYY
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2016 Telkwa BBQ and Demolition Derby

Saturday September 3rd  - Monday September 5th

Telkwa BBQ Grounds - Telkwa, BC

This annual event has been a Telkwa tradition for years. Put on by the local Bulkley Valley Kinsmen Club on the Labour Day long weekend in September, the event features weekend long festivities including a ball tournament, beef barbecue, demolition derby, and dance.

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06-09-2016 09:30 AM 09-09-2016 03:30 PM 6 Leader Training – Chronic Pain Self-Management Program The University of Victoria Centre on Aging is currently looking for persons to co-lead the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP). The CPSMP is a FREE, volunteer-led patient education program for people living with chronic pain. Healthy Living Centre, 1070 Main St., - Smithers, BC DD/MM/YYYY
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Leader Training – Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Tuesday September 6th  9:30am - Friday September 9th 3:30pm

Healthy Living Centre, 1070 Main St., - Smithers, BC

The University of Victoria Centre on Aging is currently looking for persons to co-lead the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP). The CPSMP is a FREE, volunteer-led patient education program for people living with chronic pain.

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10-09-2016 09:00 AM 10-09-2016 04:00 PM 6 Powerride Weekend Trade show of local ATV, Motorcycle, Snow Machine and RV Trailer Businesses, plus suppliers and local related Clubs and not-for-profits. Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge - Smithers, BC DD/MM/YYYY
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Powerride Weekend

Saturday September 10th  9:00am-4:00pm

Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge - Smithers, BC

Trade show of local ATV, Motorcycle, Snow Machine and RV Trailer Businesses, plus suppliers and local related Clubs and not-for-profits.

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10-09-2016 09:00 AM 10-09-2016 12:00 PM 6 Community Registration Day (Formerly Clubs Day) Community Registration Day provides the perfect opportunity for families and individuals to engage with all of the sport, recreational, cultural, and community initiatives happening in and around the Town of Smithers. Walnut Park Elementary School - Smithers, BC DD/MM/YYYY
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Community Registration Day (Formerly Clubs Day)

Saturday September 10th  9:00am-12:00pm

Walnut Park Elementary School - Smithers, BC

Community Registration Day provides the perfect opportunity for families and individuals to engage with all of the sport, recreational, cultural, and community initiatives happening in and around the Town of Smithers.

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14-09-2016 01:00 PM 14-09-2016 03:30 PM 6 Free Chronic Pain Self-Management Program The workshop helps people living with chronic pain and their caregivers to better manage symptoms and activities of daily life. Healthy Living Centre, 1070 Main St. - Smithers, BC DD/MM/YYYY
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Free Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Wednesday September 14th  1:00pm-3:30pm

Healthy Living Centre, 1070 Main St. - Smithers, BC

The workshop helps people living with chronic pain and their caregivers to better manage symptoms and activities of daily life.

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17-09-2016 09:00 AM 17-09-2016 05:00 PM 6 BBSS Hankin Work Bee If you haven't begun training yet, now's a good time to start getting in shape for the upcoming ski season. Hankin Backcountry Ski Area - Smithers, BC http://www.facebook.com/events/1097634046977169/ DD/MM/YYYY
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BBSS Hankin Work Bee

Saturday September 17th  9:00am-5:00pm

Hankin Backcountry Ski Area - Smithers, BC

If you haven't begun training yet, now's a good time to start getting in shape for the upcoming ski season.

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17-09-2016 07:00 PM 17-09-2016 09:00 PM 6 7 Keys to Serenity Book Launch Acclaimed pianist and recording artist Serge Mazerand invites you to come and join him in celebrating musically the launch of his new book 7 Keys to Serenity. Old Church - Smithers, BC DD/MM/YYYY
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7 Keys to Serenity Book Launch

Saturday September 17th  7:00pm-9:00pm

Old Church - Smithers, BC

Acclaimed pianist and recording artist Serge Mazerand invites you to come and join him in celebrating musically the launch of his new book 7 Keys to Serenity.

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20-09-2016 15-10-2016 6 Smithers Art Gallery - Sep/Oct Exhibition September 20 - October 15, 2016 Opening reception: Friday September 23, 7-9pm This non-thematic joint show will feature the paintings and mosaics of Dorothy Giesbrecht, Paulie Haines, and Linda Stringfellow - three well-known artists who have been actively involved in the local arts and culture scene for many years. Artists' Statements & Bios Dorothy Giesbrecht "Crescendo" Seasonal creek that drains our 7.75 acres Cygnet Creek, our home water source Driftwood Creek with its sparkling turbulence The Bulkley River that rockets through canyons to the Skeena The Skeena that has inspired water dependent communities The amazing Pacific Ocean I’m fascinated by the parallel between the crescendo of these waterways, and the escalating excitement and impact of individual and then shared creativity. Many of my images are inspired by the sight of moving water over rocks and the sound of the overtones of the natural scale created by their playfulness and power. Dorothy Giesbrecht has made the Bulkley Valley and Driftwood her home for the past 40 years. She and her husband came here via the Fraser Valley, Vancouver and Penticton. They left their teaching jobs for a year and explored the BC Interior for a place to build a log house and start a family. Dorothy has been inspired by the discovery and continuing feeling of acceptance and inclusion in the Smithers community. She has participated in and helped initiate many community arts projects, especially those that celebrate the people and landscape of the Bulkley Valley and Northwest BC, including: violin in "Two Flutes & a Violin" ensemble, cello in the Smithers Community Orchestra, coordinator of the multi-arts "Salmon Symphony" event, charter director of Driftwood Foundation, and manager of the Smithers Art Gallery. Paulie Haines Eyes wide open Colours come in Shapes Patterns Lines Contrasts Movement Suggesting flights of fancy History, Potentials While seeking to capture They live in me And maybe radiate out And touch someone Paulie Haines was born in Portland, Oregon. She received a B.A. in graphic design before immigrating to Canada. Having “interviewed” several different towns in BC, she moved to the Bulkley Valley in 1974. She now resides in Telkwa. She is a self-taught stained-glass artist, a glass-bead maker, and a painter. She formerly organized a life-drawing workshop in Telkwa that lasted many years. She has public stained-glass pieces in the Telkwa Museum, the Anglican chapel in Quick, and the Old Church in Smithers, and a tooth-fairy mural in a local dentist’s office. What sets her apart is her joie de vivre, as shown by her use of flowing lines, vibrant colours, and diversity. For a few months she might be only making glass beads and for the next few months, only painting in oils. She likes conveying movement and happiness. Paulie is inspired by old and rusty things, winged things, the human form and just about anything else that catches her eye. Linda Stringfellow "Pushing off the Edge" This is the name of my newest collection of abstract mixed media works. In this work I am exploring what happens when I let go of what I perceive as “what is and isn't safe”. I'm allowing myself to experience, the freedom and the fear, that comes from not knowing what will happen next. I am pushing off the edge of the canvas as I push myself off the edge of my own personal, questionable truths. The theme of pushing off the edge as well as the textures and palate of this new work tends to lead oneself into the world of subconscious; a place in the outer realm of our consciousness. A place of dreams, visions and awe. As the lines go in Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God: "This is what the things can teach us: to fall, patiently to trust our heaviness. Even a bird has to do that before he can fly." Linda Stringfellow is a long-time resident of the area. Since 1998 she has shown her artwork in numerous exhibitions throughout the province, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, either in small groups, large groups or solo shows. Her work is most often done in acrylic paint; however, she is alway exploring with new and interesting art mediums such as fabric, mosaic and paper. Linda is a children's and adults' art instructor and workshop facilitator, as well as a devoted supporter of the arts. She is excited to be exhibiting in this show along with long-time friends Dorothy and Paulie, two women who also see the value in the creative process. - See more at: http://smithersart.org/index.php/exhibitions/exhibitions/giesbrecht-haines-stringfellow#sthash.b65M52JS.dpuf Smithers Art Gallery - Smithers, BC true DD/MM/YYYY
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Smithers Art Gallery - Sep/Oct Exhibition

Tuesday September 20th  - Saturday October 15th

Smithers Art Gallery - Smithers, BC

September 20 - October 15, 2016 Opening reception: Friday September 23, 7-9pm This non-thematic joint show will feature the paintings and mosaics of Dorothy Giesbrecht, Paulie Haines, and Linda Stringfellow - three well-known artists who have been actively involved in the local arts and culture scene for many years. Artists' Statements & Bios Dorothy Giesbrecht "Crescendo" Seasonal creek that drains our 7.75 acres Cygnet Creek, our home water source Driftwood Creek with its sparkling turbulence The Bulkley River that rockets through canyons to the Skeena The Skeena that has inspired water dependent communities The amazing Pacific Ocean I’m fascinated by the parallel between the crescendo of these waterways, and the escalating excitement and impact of individual and then shared creativity. Many of my images are inspired by the sight of moving water over rocks and the sound of the overtones of the natural scale created by their playfulness and power. Dorothy Giesbrecht has made the Bulkley Valley and Driftwood her home for the past 40 years. She and her husband came here via the Fraser Valley, Vancouver and Penticton. They left their teaching jobs for a year and explored the BC Interior for a place to build a log house and start a family. Dorothy has been inspired by the discovery and continuing feeling of acceptance and inclusion in the Smithers community. She has participated in and helped initiate many community arts projects, especially those that celebrate the people and landscape of the Bulkley Valley and Northwest BC, including: violin in "Two Flutes & a Violin" ensemble, cello in the Smithers Community Orchestra, coordinator of the multi-arts "Salmon Symphony" event, charter director of Driftwood Foundation, and manager of the Smithers Art Gallery. Paulie Haines Eyes wide open Colours come in Shapes Patterns Lines Contrasts Movement Suggesting flights of fancy History, Potentials While seeking to capture They live in me And maybe radiate out And touch someone Paulie Haines was born in Portland, Oregon. She received a B.A. in graphic design before immigrating to Canada. Having “interviewed” several different towns in BC, she moved to the Bulkley Valley in 1974. She now resides in Telkwa. She is a self-taught stained-glass artist, a glass-bead maker, and a painter. She formerly organized a life-drawing workshop in Telkwa that lasted many years. She has public stained-glass pieces in the Telkwa Museum, the Anglican chapel in Quick, and the Old Church in Smithers, and a tooth-fairy mural in a local dentist’s office. What sets her apart is her joie de vivre, as shown by her use of flowing lines, vibrant colours, and diversity. For a few months she might be only making glass beads and for the next few months, only painting in oils. She likes conveying movement and happiness. Paulie is inspired by old and rusty things, winged things, the human form and just about anything else that catches her eye. Linda Stringfellow "Pushing off the Edge" This is the name of my newest collection of abstract mixed media works. In this work I am exploring what happens when I let go of what I perceive as “what is and isn't safe”. I'm allowing myself to experience, the freedom and the fear, that comes from not knowing what will happen next. I am pushing off the edge of the canvas as I push myself off the edge of my own personal, questionable truths. The theme of pushing off the edge as well as the textures and palate of this new work tends to lead oneself into the world of subconscious; a place in the outer realm of our consciousness. A place of dreams, visions and awe. As the lines go in Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God: "This is what the things can teach us: to fall, patiently to trust our heaviness. Even a bird has to do that before he can fly." Linda Stringfellow is a long-time resident of the area. Since 1998 she has shown her artwork in numerous exhibitions throughout the province, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, either in small groups, large groups or solo shows. Her work is most often done in acrylic paint; however, she is alway exploring with new and interesting art mediums such as fabric, mosaic and paper. Linda is a children's and adults' art instructor and workshop facilitator, as well as a devoted supporter of the arts. She is excited to be exhibiting in this show along with long-time friends Dorothy and Paulie, two women who also see the value in the creative process. - See more at: http://smithersart.org/index.php/exhibitions/exhibitions/giesbrecht-haines-stringfellow#sthash.b65M52JS.dpuf

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23-09-2016 07:30 PM 23-09-2016 09:30 PM 6 Steve Bell Live in Concert Steve Bell is a songwriter, storyteller, and troubadour for our time. Over the course of a 25 year solo career, he has been sharing a message of love, hope and faith through songs, stories, and writings. Smithers Christian Reformed Church - Smithers, BC http://www.facebook.com/events/170580820011090/ DD/MM/YYYY
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Steve Bell Live in Concert

Friday September 23rd  7:30pm-9:30pm

Smithers Christian Reformed Church - Smithers, BC

Steve Bell is a songwriter, storyteller, and troubadour for our time. Over the course of a 25 year solo career, he has been sharing a message of love, hope and faith through songs, stories, and writings.

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29-09-2016 06:00 PM 29-10-2016 08:30 PM 6 Free Chronic Pain Self-Management Program The workshop helps people living with chronic pain and their caregivers to better manage symptoms and activities of daily life. Healthy Living Centre, 1070 Main St. - Smithers, BC DD/MM/YYYY
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Free Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Thursday September 29th  6:00pm - Saturday October 29th 8:30pm

Healthy Living Centre, 1070 Main St. - Smithers, BC

The workshop helps people living with chronic pain and their caregivers to better manage symptoms and activities of daily life.

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18-10-2016 21-10-2016 6 6X6 Auction - Community Exhibition and Fundraiser Everyone in the community, from beginner artists to experts and everyone in between, are invited to take part by creating a 6”x6”-sized work of art in any medium, style, or material which they donate to the gallery for exhibition and sale by silent auction. Smithers Art Gallery - Smithers, BC true DD/MM/YYYY
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6X6 Auction - Community Exhibition and Fundraiser

Tuesday October 18th  - Friday October 21st

Smithers Art Gallery - Smithers, BC

Everyone in the community, from beginner artists to experts and everyone in between, are invited to take part by creating a 6”x6”-sized work of art in any medium, style, or material which they donate to the gallery for exhibition and sale by silent auction.

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29-10-2016 10:00 AM 29-10-2016 12:30 PM 6 Free Chronic Pain Self-Management Program The workshop helps people living with chronic pain and their caregivers to better manage symptoms and activities of daily life. Healthy Living Centre, 1070 Main St. - Smithers, BC DD/MM/YYYY
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Free Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Saturday October 29th  10:00am-12:30pm

Healthy Living Centre, 1070 Main St. - Smithers, BC

The workshop helps people living with chronic pain and their caregivers to better manage symptoms and activities of daily life.

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25-11-2016 05:00 PM 25-11-2016 09:00 PM 6 Winter Gold Arts and Crafts Fair Wintergold is one of the oldest Christmas craft fairs in Smithers (now in its 38th year!) and is a perennial favourite with the community. Central Park Building - Smithers, BC DD/MM/YYYY
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Winter Gold Arts and Crafts Fair

Friday November 25th  5:00pm-9:00pm

Central Park Building - Smithers, BC

Wintergold is one of the oldest Christmas craft fairs in Smithers (now in its 38th year!) and is a perennial favourite with the community.

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29-11-2016 12:00 PM 23-12-2016 05:00 PM 6 One of a Kind: Artisan Christmas Gift Shop “One of a Kind – Artisan Christmas Gift Shop” is the place in the Bulkley Valley to shop for beautiful, unique gifts handmade by local artisans. Smithers Art Galley - Smithers, BC DD/MM/YYYY
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One of a Kind: Artisan Christmas Gift Shop

Tuesday November 29th  12:00pm - Friday December 23rd 5:00pm

Smithers Art Galley - Smithers, BC

“One of a Kind – Artisan Christmas Gift Shop” is the place in the Bulkley Valley to shop for beautiful, unique gifts handmade by local artisans.

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31-01-2017 11:30 PM 04-03-2017 12:30 AM 6 Smithers Art Gallery - Kristin Charleton & Sarah Northcott - Exhibition Both Kristin Charleton and Sarah Northcott grew up on the North Shore in BC and have been following separate paths of artistic development. The pair met recently in Smithers and were happily surprised to find that they share similar creative visions - Kristin through photography and Sarah through painting. Smithers Art Gallery - Smithers, BC DD/MM/YYYY
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Smithers Art Gallery - Kristin Charleton & Sarah Northcott - Exhibition

Tuesday January 31st  11:30pm - Saturday March 4th 12:30am

Smithers Art Gallery - Smithers, BC

Both Kristin Charleton and Sarah Northcott grew up on the North Shore in BC and have been following separate paths of artistic development. The pair met recently in Smithers and were happily surprised to find that they share similar creative visions - Kristin through photography and Sarah through painting.