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Brendan Bailey of Wells as Danny Kelly in a still from the short film Shadow Trap, which was filmed last February in Barkerville. You may recognize Bailey for his role as miner Richard Goldsworthy at Barkerville Historic Town and Park. There will be a special screening of Shadow Trap, as well as a discussion with the team, Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Sunset Theatre in Wells. (Photo courtesy of Common Sense Media)

VIDEO: Special screening of Shadow Trap will wrap up Sled Dog Mail Run Jan. 26 in Wells

Shadow Trap was filmed in Barkerville and features local actors, production members and dogs

Brendan Bailey of Wells as Danny Kelly in a still from the short film Shadow Trap, which was filmed last February in Barkerville. You may recognize Bailey for his role as miner Richard Goldsworthy at Barkerville Historic Town and Park. There will be a special screening of Shadow Trap, as well as a discussion with the team, Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Sunset Theatre in Wells. (Photo courtesy of Common Sense Media)
Many of the watercolour paintings in Sharilee Golob’s solo show “Catching a Flutter of Nature,” which opens Jan. 10 at the Quesnel Art Gallery, feature birds that visit her bird feeder in Nazko. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Sharing a love of nature at Quesnel Art Gallery

Sharilee Golob’s first solo show, “Catching a Flutter of Nature,” opens Jan. 10 at Quesnel Art Gallery

Many of the watercolour paintings in Sharilee Golob’s solo show “Catching a Flutter of Nature,” which opens Jan. 10 at the Quesnel Art Gallery, feature birds that visit her bird feeder in Nazko. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Top classical and crossover vocal group Vivace is coming to Quesnel Wednesday, Jan. 15 as part of the Quesnel Live Arts season. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Chuck Mobley Theatre. (Facebook - Vivace photo)

Vivace brings its unique combination of pop and classical music to Quesnel Jan. 15

Vocal ensemble performs everything from “O Sole Mio” to “Can’t Help Falling in Love”

Top classical and crossover vocal group Vivace is coming to Quesnel Wednesday, Jan. 15 as part of the Quesnel Live Arts season. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Chuck Mobley Theatre. (Facebook - Vivace photo)
Xeni Gwet’in wild horses and riders featured in History channel documentary series
Xeni Gwet’in wild horses and riders featured in History channel documentary series
The Quesnel Film Club will show Maiden at the Carib Theatre Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. (Observer file photo)

Quesnel Film Club sets sail Jan. 9

The Quesnel Film Club will debut Maiden as its first film of the winter 2020 season

The Quesnel Film Club will show Maiden at the Carib Theatre Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. (Observer file photo)
Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Carib Theatre in downtown Quesnel will be showing the latest Quesnel Film Club offering, Maiden, Thursday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. (Observer file photo)

The Quesnel Film Club has released its winter 2020 schedule

The club’s first film is Maiden, which will be shown Jan. 9 at the Carib Theatre

The Carib Theatre in downtown Quesnel will be showing the latest Quesnel Film Club offering, Maiden, Thursday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. (Observer file photo)
Students from St. Ann’s Catholic School take the stage in their annual holiday performance Thursday, Dec 19. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: Quesnel students spread holiday cheer

Students from schools across Quesnel put on festive holiday shows for the community last week

Students from St. Ann’s Catholic School take the stage in their annual holiday performance Thursday, Dec 19. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Stewart Cawood, seen here during this year’s Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas at Barkerville Historic Town and Park, is the new operator of Barkerville’s Theatre Royal. (Barkerville Historic Town and Park photo)

Quesnel native Stewart Cawood is the new operator of Barkerville’s Theatre Royal

The Wells resident, who has worked at Barkerville since 2006, is excited to take the reins

Stewart Cawood, seen here during this year’s Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas at Barkerville Historic Town and Park, is the new operator of Barkerville’s Theatre Royal. (Barkerville Historic Town and Park photo)
ArtsWells 2019. (Observer file photo)

‘Early Crow’ tickets available for ArtsWells 2020

Early discounted tickets for the festival in Wells are on sale now

  • Dec 11, 2019
ArtsWells 2019. (Observer file photo)
Moving the mobile chicken coop at Apricot Lane Farm, the subject of the Quesnel Film Club’s latest film, The Biggest Little Farm. (The Biggest Little Farm - Facebook photo)

Quesnel Film Club showing The Biggest Little Farm Dec. 5

The documentary will be shown Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carib Theatre

Moving the mobile chicken coop at Apricot Lane Farm, the subject of the Quesnel Film Club’s latest film, The Biggest Little Farm. (The Biggest Little Farm - Facebook photo)
The Q City Singers in dress rehearsal for a past show.                                 PHOTO SUBMITTED

Get into the Christmas spirit with the Q City Singers

Quesnel community choir will perform Dec. 6 and 7 at Bethel Church

The Q City Singers in dress rehearsal for a past show.                                 PHOTO SUBMITTED
The annual Wells Works Exhibition runs Dec. 7 to Jan. 18 at the Island Mountain Arts Public Gallery on Pooley Street. The exhibition opening will be Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., with a coffeehouse to follow.                                 OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Wells and area artists encouraged to be part of annual Wells Works Exhibition

The exhibition opening and coffeehouse will be Dec. 6 at the Island Mountain Arts Gallery

The annual Wells Works Exhibition runs Dec. 7 to Jan. 18 at the Island Mountain Arts Public Gallery on Pooley Street. The exhibition opening will be Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., with a coffeehouse to follow.                                 OBSERVER FILE PHOTO
Susan Aylard and Andrew Mercer of Cod Gone Wild. The band is bringing its Neighbourhood Rounds Christmas Tour to Quesnel Thursday, Nov. 28.                                 WAYNE EMDE PHOTOGRAPHY

Cod Gone Wild brings Newfoundland-inspired Neighbourhood Rounds tradition to Quesnel

The Celtic fusion band will share songs from new Christmas album, The Neighbourhood Rounds, Nov. 28

Susan Aylard and Andrew Mercer of Cod Gone Wild. The band is bringing its Neighbourhood Rounds Christmas Tour to Quesnel Thursday, Nov. 28.                                 WAYNE EMDE PHOTOGRAPHY
The Carib Theatre in downtown Quesnel is showing the latest Quesnel Film Club offering, Parasite, Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Observer file photo

Next Quesnel Film Club showing is award-winning ‘satirical suspense drama’

The 2019 Palme d’Or-winning film Parasite will be shown Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Carib Theatre

  • Nov 19, 2019
The Carib Theatre in downtown Quesnel is showing the latest Quesnel Film Club offering, Parasite, Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Observer file photo
Julia Mackey meets D-Day veteran David Teacher after the June 3, 2019, performance of Jake’s Gift at Bernières-Sur-Mer for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.                                DIRK VAN STRALEN PHOTO

Moving story of WWII veteran’s reluctant return to Juno Beach being performed Nov. 23 in Quesnel

Nov. 23 presentation of Jake’s Gift at Quesnel Legion is a dinner theatre performance

Julia Mackey meets D-Day veteran David Teacher after the June 3, 2019, performance of Jake’s Gift at Bernières-Sur-Mer for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.                                DIRK VAN STRALEN PHOTO
Kitsilano Secondary School students are acting in and directing a western period piece in Barkerville. Here they are blocking scenes inside the W.D. Moses Barber Shop.                                 Lindsay Chung photos

Kitsilano Secondary School students learning a lot during film shoot in historic Barkerville

Barkerville Historic Town and Park was the backdrop for the student-written period piece

Kitsilano Secondary School students are acting in and directing a western period piece in Barkerville. Here they are blocking scenes inside the W.D. Moses Barber Shop.                                 Lindsay Chung photos
Comedian and clarinetist Christopher Hall is performing in Quesnel for the first time Wednesday, Nov. 13. As part of the Quesnel Live Arts season, Christopher Hall and the Comic Quartet perform Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chuck Mobley Theatre at Correlieu Secondary School. Photo submitted

Comic clarinetist Christopher Hall performing in Quesnel for first time Nov. 13

The former principal clarinet with the Orchestre Métropolitain loves to make people laugh

Comedian and clarinetist Christopher Hall is performing in Quesnel for the first time Wednesday, Nov. 13. As part of the Quesnel Live Arts season, Christopher Hall and the Comic Quartet perform Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chuck Mobley Theatre at Correlieu Secondary School. Photo submitted
The Foothills Brass Quintet is returning to Quesnel this weekend to perform as part of the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council’s Children’s and Family Concert Series Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Chuck Mobley Theatre. FOOTHILLS BRASS QUINTET/FACEBOOK PHOTO

Foothills Brass Quintet bringing “serious fun” to Quesnel

The ensemble will perform a children’s and family concert Sunday, Nov. 3

The Foothills Brass Quintet is returning to Quesnel this weekend to perform as part of the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council’s Children’s and Family Concert Series Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Chuck Mobley Theatre. FOOTHILLS BRASS QUINTET/FACEBOOK PHOTO
Montreal-based RUBBERBAND Dance Group is bringing its Vic’s Mix show to Quesnel Sunday, Oct. 27 as part of the Quesnel Live Arts season. RUBBERBAND/Facebook photo

RUBBERBAND brings innovative dance to Quesnel Oct. 27

RUBBERBAND combines elements of hip hop, classical ballet, contemporary dance and dance theatre

Montreal-based RUBBERBAND Dance Group is bringing its Vic’s Mix show to Quesnel Sunday, Oct. 27 as part of the Quesnel Live Arts season. RUBBERBAND/Facebook photo