Chris Holmes. Randy Staub. Jim Vallance. Rick Irvine had every intention of adding his name to the storied list of northern B.C. products who went on to influential careers in the recording industry. “I aspired to that when I went down to Vancouver and went to school. Then I realized I was going to get married and my wife wasn’t going to take care of me,” said Irvine.
In today’s fast-paced technology driven world, artists, designers and businesses are becoming increasingly dependent on each other. After all, innovation, style and creativity can translate into big money for those willing to take the risk. Businesses that are desperate to distinguish themselves in an increasingly crowded and competitive market know this. That is why they are looking to creative professionals for innovative solutions and approaches. As a result, digital media has become a burgeoning field for creative types and businesses alike. In fact, some of the most interesting things happening in pop culture right now come as a direct result of hard working creative professionals.
Like the porridge and the mattress in Goldilocks, the ArtsWells Festival is one of those things in life that is juuuuuust right. It's not too hyped, not too dull, not too quirky - it's the perfect fit for the village of Wells and the nearby museum hamlet of Barkerville.
Nearly 20 years ago, a small group of people created the very first Pride Parade in Northern British Columbia. This event met with visible resistance, and changed the face of the North and the direction of the LGBT community forever.
It’s hard to get work experience straight out of high school. Post-secondary education can be costly too. Going away to school is even more expensive when you factor in living expenses, never mind the cost of food. UNBC Continuing Studies came up with a solution! 30 + Prince George employers will pay for your education and provide you with 22 months of work experience. Tuition, food and housing are all covered. This is a fantastic way to get an education and work experience without the student loans. Apply for the Advanced Employment Skills Certificate program at http://www.unbc.ca/skills.
On June 24th and 25th, tune in to radio stations Country 97 FM and 94.3 The GOAT in Prince George and donate to the 11th annual Variety’s Radiothon, a two-day fundraiser for Variety - The Children’s Charity. Funds raised at the event stay in the community and go directly to local families who need help covering the costs of equipment, therapies and medication for their children who have special needs – items which exceed coverage by the health care system and are often beyond the reach of many families. Variety helps kids like seven-year-old Sean who was diagnosed at the age of three with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). His condition was severe, and he struggled with anxiety, night terrors and other behavioural disorders. Variety helped the family by covering the costs of expensive medication which made a significant difference in Sean’s life. His symptoms have decreased, allowing him to attend school half days where he is thriving and making new friends. Variety believes each child who has special needs is a champion, and is inspired by the courage and determination with which they meet their challenges. Donations to the Radiothon help Variety help more kids like Sean achieve their own little victories On June 24th and 25th, tune in to Country 97 FM, 94.3 The GOAT and call 310-3000 to donate. Variety also invites everyone to celebrate the Radiothon by joining the conversation on Twitter using #VarietyRadiothon and @VarietyBC. To read more about Sean and how Variety helped, watch the video from Shaw TV.
The Order of the Eastern Star Garage Sale and Bake Sale Saturday: June 6th, 2015 Time: 9 am to 2 pm Where: At the Prince George Masonic Hall 480 Vancouver Street (4th and Vancouver Street) Come and find some great bargains! Proceeds to assist in supporting charities of the Order of the Eastern Star For more information or to donate items to the garage sale Phone Dianne at 250-964-4131 Sponsored by Nechako Chapter #40 Order of the Eastern Star
The ECRA Gospel Singers present: A Shelter in Life’s Storms At the Elder Citizens Recreation Centre 1692 Tenth Ave. Prince George, B.C Tel: 250-561- 9381 Saturday, March 28th at 7 pm Sunday, March 29th at 2 pm Featuring: Vocalist, Marie Moore accompanied by Glen Callieou on guitar and the Synergy School Hand Bell Choir Admission: Adults $10.00 per person; children 5-12 years $5.00 Tickets available at the ECRA office and also at the door Hard of hearing headsets will be available at the concert Please join us for refreshments after the show.