Around Salmon Arm

A listing of upcoming events taking place in our area.

Shuswap Film Society presents two showings of The Way  at 4  and 7:30 p.m.  on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Salmar Classic. Directed by and featuring Emilio Estevez, the film portrays a bereaved father, played by Estevez’s real-life dad Martin Sheen, on an odyssey of his own. The Way is set on the Camino de Santiago, a medieval pilgrimage route in France and northern Spain. Tickets are available at Wearabouts.



Salmar Theatre’s the Met: Live in HD presents Wagner’s Gotterdammerung, Saturday, Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Salmar Classic.

Art auction

There is a Live Local Art Auction this Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 or 2 p.m. at Centenoka Park Mall with all proceeds going to the Variety Club Telethon.


Carlin caper

Award-winning West Coast indie-folk group, The Breakmen, perform at Carlin Hall, Monday, Feb. 13. Ticket are $15 at Acorn Music.



Classics at the Classic film series continues with Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954), at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at the Salmar Classic.


Brain care

School District #83 and the district PAC present A Parent’s Brain on Stress: Fragile, Fried or Fortified?, an interactive session looking at the effects of stress on the brain of a parent, and how a child’s brain is impacted by a parent’s stress level, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the District Education Office. To register, email or call 250-804-7826.


Film fest

The Shuswap Film Society presents an ’80s Film Festival Feb. 17 to 19 at the Salmar Classic with 12 classic films over three days, costume awards and door prizes. Passes at $30 are available at the UPS Store and single tickets at $7 for adults and $4 for children can be purchased at the door. All proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society.

SAGA Public Art Gallery presents Reel Lunch, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19. The $7 lunch includes homemade soup, Blue Canoe bread and cookies, tea and coffee.


For Akonjo girls

In the Shuswap, going to high school is free and accessible to most young people of both genders. Not so in some communities in Kenya.

As part of an ongoing cultural exchange between the Shuswap and Akonjo Village in Kenya, Shuswap residents are helping enable girls to complete their education, girls who otherwise would not. In Akonjo it costs about $600 per year for girls to finish high school, and girls are generally not encouraged to do so.

On Saturday, Feb. 18, an evening of music and dance will be held at SAGA Public Art Gallery to further the Canadian/Kenyan cultural exchange.

On the entertainment slate: One Camel Short consisting of Murray MacDonald and Dick Owings, who perform world music – African, Middle Eastern and South American.

Also featured will be Popoleko Singers, who sing a haunting blend of a cappella Balkan music. Dance instructor Kristy Christian will perform Middle Eastern dance, while local group O Nosso Amor, will blend in music from Brazil. For more active audience members, One Camel Short will lead a dance from Akonjo Village that Jimmy Ouma Okello taught when he was here last year.

Doors to this celebration open at 7 when audience members can bid on silent auction items and enjoy delicious desserts. Entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. Adults $12, students $7, families $30. All funds raised will go to the projects of the Akonjo Youth Empowerment and Health Education Program in Akonjo Village, Kenya.


Pie time

The 16th Annual Heritage Week will be held Feb. 21 to 25 at the Mall at Piccadilly.

This event is held in partnership with the RJ Haney Heritage Village and Museum and features many local exhibitors and displays in a celebration of our pioneer heritage.

This year’s theme is Energy in B.C., A Powerful Past, A Sustainable Future.

Families can join in the old-fashioned fun on Saturday, Feb. 25, starting off with a pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. hosted at Jane’s Place, as well as gold panning, face-painting and a children’s crafts station from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The 16th annual Best of the Shuswap Pie Baking Contest runs Saturday, Feb. 25. Judged by look, appearance, authenticity, texture and taste, the pies must be made from scratch.

Entries must be either apple, other fruit or berry pies. No custard based or meringue pies please. Pies must be covered in plastic wrap or in containers and submitted between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the mall’s centre court.

After the judging, slices are sold for $2.50 each with the proceeds going towards projects at the village and museum.

For more information, call the museum at 250-832-5243, email, or visit them on Facebook.


Shuswap Theatre

Tickets go on sale today for Shuswap Theatre’s upcoming Mainstage production, Leading Ladies, a hilarious modern farce by Ken Ludwig, Feb. 24  to March 3. Romantic entanglements, mistaken identities and much hilarity ensues.

Advance tickets are available at Wearabouts or students with ID can purchase $5 ShuGo tickets at SAGA Public Art Gallery Tuesday through Saturday.

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