Events

The Rossland Running Club joined up with the Nelson club to tackle the Seven Summits Trail earlier this month. The groups are hosting its Rossland to Nelson Run over the next four Saturdays, starting Oct. 29. (submitted photo)

Rossland Run Club hosts challenging and fun event

Join the Rossland Running Club in its run to Nelson event going over the next four weeks

 

One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.

Snowbirds cancel show at Penticton Peach Festival after crash

Snowbirds were scheduled to perform Wednesday above Okanagan Lake

 

Greenwood Founders Day celebrations on July 16 and 17 — kicked off by Saturday's Parade — were a huge success. Spencer Coyne photo

Greenwood Founder’s Day sees huge turnout

The event marks Greenwood’s 125th anniversary

 

Homecoming brought people of all ages to the Christina Lake public beach. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

“It’s Lake Time!” Christina Lake Homecoming sees huge turnout after two year hiatus

The festival brought people of all ages to the lake for a weekend of celebrations

Homecoming brought people of all ages to the Christina Lake public beach. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Grand Forks Car show, held on Saturday for the first time since 2019, featured many cars, from old classics to modern cars. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Car show attracts a crowd in downtown Grand Forks

The event featured cars from across the province

The Grand Forks Car show, held on Saturday for the first time since 2019, featured many cars, from old classics to modern cars. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
Les Folles Jambettes perform at the Canada Day celebration at the Boundary Museum (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks celebrates Canada Day at Boundary Museum

The day’s festivities also included a parade and pancake breakfast

Les Folles Jambettes perform at the Canada Day celebration at the Boundary Museum (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Piranhas swim team in the 2019 Canada Day parade (Gazette file photo)

Canada Day events scheduled for Grand Forks

A variety of family-friendly activities are scheduled for the celebration

The Piranhas swim team in the 2019 Canada Day parade (Gazette file photo)
BCSS grads Tyler Elsom (centre) and Courtney Best (right) at last year’s grad parade in 2021. Photo: Facebook/Boundary Central Secondary

Boundary Central Secondary School grads prepare for ceremonies

After two years of pandemic, the class of 2022 is excited to have a traditional event

BCSS grads Tyler Elsom (centre) and Courtney Best (right) at last year’s grad parade in 2021. Photo: Facebook/Boundary Central Secondary
The two-day conference will provide education on substance use and mental health for families. (Photo courtesy of Paul Archer)

Grand Forks set to host conference on substance use

The Compassion in Action Community Conference will be held in Grand Forks on June 24 and 25

The two-day conference will provide education on substance use and mental health for families. (Photo courtesy of Paul Archer)
Andrew Friesen volunteers at the prize draw table at the Grand Forks and District Aquatic Centre on Thursday evening for National Lifejacket Day. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks Aquatic Centre hosts life jacket safety event

A number of activiites were available at the all-ages event

Andrew Friesen volunteers at the prize draw table at the Grand Forks and District Aquatic Centre on Thursday evening for National Lifejacket Day. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Grand Forks Farmer’s Market on Friday morning. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks Farmer’s Market returns for new season

The market offers a variety of local-made products.

The Grand Forks Farmer’s Market on Friday morning. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace has brought together people from both sides of the border annually since 1983. (Photo: Mother’s Day Walk for Peace)

Mother’s Day Walk for Peace crosses borders after hiatus

The annual event has been held virtually recently due to COVID restrictions

The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace has brought together people from both sides of the border annually since 1983. (Photo: Mother’s Day Walk for Peace)
The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)

‘Footloose’ in B.C.: Dancing ban irks live-event industry, those who want to bust a move

‘Events are getting cancelled (and) it’s too late to get events going for November, December,’ one DJ says

The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)
All special events must follow current COVID-10 restrictions and health protocols. (blue2finger/Pixabay)

Application for special event liquor permits gets easier amid COVID-19 reopening

Effective Sept.21, all special event permit applicants must use new online portal

All special events must follow current COVID-10 restrictions and health protocols. (blue2finger/Pixabay)
Natasha Koifman, the founder of the public relations firm NKPR, poses for a photograph in the backyard of her home in Toronto, on Thursday, August 19, 2021. When Sept. 11 comes, Koifman’s backyard will be awash with chatter and music as up to 100 guests gather for an elegant dinner meant to raise funds for Haitians to access education. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Return of events pushes hosts to address vaccination, COVID tests and masks

Different events are deciding on different pandemic measures

Natasha Koifman, the founder of the public relations firm NKPR, poses for a photograph in the backyard of her home in Toronto, on Thursday, August 19, 2021. When Sept. 11 comes, Koifman’s backyard will be awash with chatter and music as up to 100 guests gather for an elegant dinner meant to raise funds for Haitians to access education. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
FILE – The Phillips Backyard Weekender music festival drew large crowds to downtown Victoria in July 2017. (Facebook )
FILE – The Phillips Backyard Weekender music festival drew large crowds to downtown Victoria in July 2017. (Facebook )
Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)

Vancouver is considering hosting a Formula E race using electric cars

The race would be part of a three-day event focused on climate and sustainability

Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)
The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic

Delay the date: How the COVID-19 pandemic may alter weddings for years to come

Some couples might shift towards smaller soirees even after the pandemic lifts, says planner

The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic
Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Could the COVID-19 pandemic mean the end of the traditional buffet?

Experts are asking events and restaurants to stay away from buffet-style meals

Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)