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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)
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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
The Mandy doll was donated to the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives in 1991 and has been featured on many blogs. Mandy is included in the first episode of the Real Scary Podcast by Elysse Gnauck as she counts down to Halloween.                                Quesnel and District Museum and Archives/Facebook photo

New paranormal podcast shares story of Quesnel’s Mandy doll

The Quesnel and District Museum and Archives was one of the first places host Elysse Gnauck approached when she launched Real Scary Podcast

The Mandy doll was donated to the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives in 1991 and has been featured on many blogs. Mandy is included in the first episode of the Real Scary Podcast by Elysse Gnauck as she counts down to Halloween.                                Quesnel and District Museum and Archives/Facebook photo
Ghostly Halloween events are taking place at Barkerville Historic Town and Park this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27. Activities include haunted houses, a ghostly scavenger hunt, spooky town tours and a brand-new Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Challenge. Barkerville Historic Town and Park/Facebook photo

Spooky town tours, new zombie apocalypse challenge part of Barkerville’s Ghostly Halloween event

Several Barkerville merchants are open for trick or treating Oct. 26 and 27

Ghostly Halloween events are taking place at Barkerville Historic Town and Park this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27. Activities include haunted houses, a ghostly scavenger hunt, spooky town tours and a brand-new Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Challenge. Barkerville Historic Town and Park/Facebook photo
Phyllis Chelsea (left) and Carolyn Parks Mintz at the launch of Resolve: The Story of the Chelsea Family and a First Nation Community’s Will to Heal in Williams Lake. Photo submitted

Biographer sharing inspiring story of Phyllis and Andy Chelsea Oct. 24 in Quesnel

The Chelseas brought themselves and their Esk’et First Nation community out of alcoholism

Phyllis Chelsea (left) and Carolyn Parks Mintz at the launch of Resolve: The Story of the Chelsea Family and a First Nation Community’s Will to Heal in Williams Lake. Photo submitted
Anna Ashcroft (left) and Ellen Facey laugh as they hang Facey’s collage, which will be featured in the Thursday Artists’ JOY! exhibition, running Oct. 18 to Nov. 9 at the Quesnel Art Gallery. Lindsay Chung photo

Thursday Artists and guests share their joy in next Quesnel Art Gallery exhibition

The opening reception for JOY! takes place Friday, Oct. 18 from 7-9 p.m.

Anna Ashcroft (left) and Ellen Facey laugh as they hang Facey’s collage, which will be featured in the Thursday Artists’ JOY! exhibition, running Oct. 18 to Nov. 9 at the Quesnel Art Gallery. Lindsay Chung photo