Campbell River came out on top as winning communities were announced at the Small Business BC Awards gala on Feb. 23 in Vancouver. More than 30 B.C. communities were nominated, and Campbell River was recognized in the large communities category, … Continue reading
BC Archives coming to speak on Cortes, Quadra and in Campbell River.
Chalkfest is returning to Shoppers Row on Wednesday, August 2 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Last year 87 entries produced some amazing artwork. When asked about the event Mayor Adams said, “The City of Campbell River is pleased to have … Continue reading
Community ideas about the future of the 3.5 acre site will take centre stage when the City’s Waterfront Task Force holds an open house on Monday, June 26 at the Campbell River Community Centre. Building on the Refresh Downtown initiative, … Continue reading
“The Boy Who Loved Batman” – and brought the superhero back to the big screen will tell his story and feature the Silver Anniversary movie screening in Campbell River. Batman executive producer and comic book historian Michael Uslan will share … Continue reading
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the recipients of the 2012 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in Early Childhood Education. The Awards were presented at a ceremony in Ottawa ahead of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2012. … Continue reading
On Friday, August 24, Canadian peacekeepers from all over Vancouver Island will be converging in Campbell River for a one of a kind experience. In a way of saying thanks for their contributions to our county, the Tyee Club of … Continue reading
Spring and its counterpart, tourists, seem to be having a slow, erratic start this year. But don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not yet time to roll out the welcome mats. Rumour has it that one intrepid traveler has been in our midst these recent weeks, burning up the pavement on a personal quest to unveil all things Arts & Culture in the Campbell River area and on Quadra Island.
This bon vivante has been turning up at open mic nights, admiring art exhibited in galleries and local shops and cafes, visiting heritage sites, artist studios, local markets, and attending concerts and events. She’s even been sited with camera and easel, inspired by the beauty of our local views. Her name is Lavinia and her passion is wholeheartedly experiencing the places she visits. From our major cultural institutions to grass roots expressions of arts in our community, Lavinia has done her best to experience it all.
But Lavinia wasn’t willing to just love us and leave us. She had such a good time and met so many terrific people along the way; she decided to leave a little something behind for all those visitors yet to come, so they, too, can have a fun and vibrant holiday experience.
Lavinia’s Creative Guide to the Campbell River Area will be available at Visitors Information Centre, and at many other locations in Campbell River. As with everything she does, Lavinia has put her personal stamp on the guide. Following her map of cultural activities and destinations will be like meeting Lavinia in person. She’s bold and adventurous and an excellent companion for visitors wanting a rich and personal experience of this beautiful part of the world.
The concept of Lavinia’s Creative Guide came from a group of individuals from the cultural community, supported by the City of Campbell River, and brought to reality through a generous contribution from North Island College. Peter Davies (illustrator) and Annette Yourk (writer) wrestled Lavinia’s journals and photos into shape.
BREAKING INTO SHOW BIZ is the theme of a series of workshops being held on Saturday, February 25th in Campbell River. Jacqui Kaese, internationally acclaimed acting coach for film and television comes with 30 years experience in all aspects in … Continue reading
The stars of Canada’s top-rated entertainment program Dragons’ Den are hitting the road to help struggling companies get back on track by offering their expertise – and their own MONEY. Producers of the exciting new series The Big Decision are … Continue reading