Last Saturday’s (April 28) TR Junior Idol competition finals went well for Karien Scheepers, 17, who won the age 13-17 category, and took home a new boom box for her performance. All performers had to memorize the lyrics to each song and perform it in front of a large audience, making the experience a much bigger undertaking than simply singing karaoke. In all, nine competitors graced the stage in community centre rooms four and five, performing for a large crowd of families and friends. Other performers included Halle Zavaglia, 7, Angel Weipert, 9, Austin Lungard, 9, Krystianne Cabanayan, 10, Jade Reid, 10, Levyn McPherson, 11, and Karissa Bowerman, 13. (Summer Breckeridge, 8, was ill and could not perform on Saturday). Photos by Greg Amos and Darcy Jackson. More photos below.
By: Greg Amos, Editor
One hundred years after the unsinkable ship failed to live up to its billing, the Grizzly Valley Players made sure their production of “Titanic – 100 Years” stayed afloat with strong performances, professional production, and an authentic meal that mimicked the RMS Titanic’s actual menu.
About 80 people attended the dinner, display walk-through and performance in Tumbler Ridge on Sunday night (April 15), exactly 100 years to the day after the ship collided with an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland and sank.
A cast and crew of 15 people kept them entertained, having rehearsed the one-hour play since January. Continue reading
It has been a full century since the Ship of Dreams foundered on her maiden voyage. Arguably one of the most famous shipwrecks in history, it was April 15, 1912 when the RMS Titanic came to rest two and half miles below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. This April 15, the story will be presented by way of a dinner theatre put on by the Grizzly Valley Players in Tumbler Ridge.
The play is the retelling of the tale of Titanicâ€™s tragic sinking, as seen through the eyes of the ghosts of Titanic. Among the famous and not-so-famous, real people are depicted. They had real lives and real families. It ended horrifically for some of them in the wee hours of that morning, yet not everyone. Continue reading
Bones, feathers, willow bark, and dehydrated coal samples are little-known materials in the world of fashion – but don’t tell that to Tumbler Ridge artist Christy Burres.
After a year of working on nine separate dresses – each unlike anything seen in any store – the public has a chance to witness the creations at a Dawson Creek Art Gallery exhibit titled “Manipulation and Fabrication”.
“I still can’t believe that I actually got it all done,” said Burres, 31, who finished the last of her pieces in December last year. The admission-free exhibit in Dawson Creek will stay in place until February 4. Continue reading