Annual closure soon at Alberni’s Rollin Art Centre

A hometown colouring book, garden concert and more on the Alberni arts scene.

The Rollin Art Centre will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 30 and reopen Tuesday, Sept. 13 for their annual summer closure.

Colouring book

The Community Art Centre has a call to artists for a new project; an adult colouring book. We are currently looking for artists who would like to submit a line drawing, 8” X 10”, of local landmarks or something that reminds you of our wonderful Alberni Valley.

These drawings, black and white only, will be juried and published in a colouring book as a fundraiser for the Community Arts Council and the Rollin Art Centre.

For more information and an application, stop by the Rollin Art Centre.

Submissions will be accepted until Sept. 13.

Fiddle concert

The Community Arts Council is excited to present the fiddle, step dance and family-based group, Everything Fitz – The Fitzgerald’s on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 2-4 p.m. at the ADSS Auditorium.

Celtic jigs and reel old time favourites, vocal arrangements, choreographed group dance and more.

The Fitzgerald family, featuring three-time Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champions, Julie, Tom and Kerry Fitzgerald, present an eclectic program that blends traditional jigs and reels, bluegrass, jazz standards, Celtic and show-stopping Ottawa-Valley step dancing, rounded out by guitarist and vocalist Nate Douglas.

Everything Fitz is an energetic, virtuosic, tradition, celebrating outfit. Not to mention one that’s not soon forgotten when seen fiddling and step dancing at the same time.

Tickets are $20 and available at the Rollin Art Centre.

Garden concert

Join us for an afternoon of music on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1-5 p.m.

The Rollin Art Centre will be holding a musical afternoon in the gardens at the Rollin Art Centre.

Twelve local musicians lead by Don Bergen, are set to perform for an afternoon of music and food.

Bring your blankets or grab a table. Chili cook-off and BBQ smokies will be available. Admission is by donation.

Money raised will help to benefit future programs at the Rollin Art Centre, as this is a fundraiser.

Timbre! Choir

Timbre! Choir is looking for new members in all sections.

The choir will be starting its new season under the direction of Rosemary Lindsay and rehearsals start Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Church.

If you are interested, please contact Pat Venn at 250-723-2380 or by email at pvenn@shaw.ca for more detailed information.

Film festival

Movie fans take notice. The Alberni Valley Museum is announcing their new Film Fest Fall film series. The festival began with Love and Friendship last weekend.

Film Fest has a stellar lineup of four films to be screened at the Landmark Cinemas Paramount Theatre on select Sundays at 5:00 pm.

The new Fall 2016 Film Series includes: Angry Indian Goddesses on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 5:00 p.m., The Dressmaker on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 5:00 p.m., This Changes Everything on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 5:00 p.m.

Passes and tickets available at the Alberni Valley Museum. For a series pass: $35.00, Single Film :$10.00 Single film tickets will be at the door on show nights.

For Information Contact the AV Museum at 250-720-2863.

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre. Call 250-724-3412.

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

A coroner’s inquest will be taking place at the Capitol Theatre in Port Alberni for the next week. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
B.C. teen who died following police custody recalled as ‘friend to many’

Police sent Jocelyn George to hospital after intoxication had gone ‘beyond the realm’ of normal detox

Emergency vehicles are parked outside of the Wintergreen Apartments on Fourth Avenue. (SUSAN QUINN / Alberni Valley News)
Port Alberni RCMP investigate stabbing on Fourth Avenue

Two men were found with ‘significant’ injuries near Wintergreen Apartments

By protesting uninvited in First Nations’ territories, conservationists are acting in a neocolonial or paternalistic manner, says Huu-ay-aht Chief Robert Dennis. Photo by Heather Thomson
A closer look: do Vancouver Island First Nations support the war in the woods?

First Nations/environmentalist old growth alliance uneasy, if it exists at all

FILE – Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, takes part in an event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Indigenous Peoples Day must be a ‘call to action’, says Assembly of First Nations chief

Discovery of children at Kamloops residential school site must lead to change, Perry Bellegarde says

Dry Creek Park will be closed all week as city parks crews remove hazardous trees and prepare the site for a new disc golf course. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Port Alberni’s second disc golf course on the way at Dry Creek Park

Dry Creek Park will be closed for development for a week beginning June 21

The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que. on February 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
VIDEO: Border quarantine to soon lift for fully vaccinated Canadians

Eligible travellers must still take multiple COVID-19 tests

Chilliwack secondary school’s principal is apologizing after a quote equating graduation with the end of slavery in the U.S. was included in the 2020-2021 yearbook. (Screenshot from submitted SnapChat)
B.C. student’s yearbook quote equates grad to end of slavery; principal cites editing error

Black former student ‘disgusted’ as CSS principal apologizes for what is called an editing error

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
BC Liberal leadership candidate condemns ‘senseless violence’ of Okanagan church fires

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross says reconciliation isn’t about revenge for past tragedies

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2020, file photo, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Nassib on Monday, June 21, 2021, became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. Nassib announced the news on Instagram, saying he was not doing it for the attention but because “I just think that representation and visibility are so important.” (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay

More than a dozen NFL players have come out as gay after their careers were over

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton band chief condemns suspicious burning of 2 Catholic churches

Both Catholic church fires are deemed suspicious, says RCMP

COVID-19 daily cases reported to B.C. public health, seven-day moving average to June 17, 2021. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections drop to 90 on Sunday, 45 Monday

Pandemic spread dwindles as 77% of adults receive vaccine

Bernadette Jordan addresses the media following a swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on January 14, 2019. Jordan says the government will provide $2 million to allow First Nations to continue to strengthen the marine safety system across Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
First Nations receive federal funds to purchase marine rescue boats

Quatsino, Heiltsuk, and Kitasoo First Nation’s among eight across Canada to receive funding

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
Upcoming blood drive in honour of Fraser Valley toddler with rare blood condition

The Gormley family has organized a blood drive in Chilliwack on June 28

Most Read