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Beverley Elliott performs her award-winning play Sink or Swim July 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. at the Sunset Theatre. Photo submitted

Multi-award-winning play comes to Sunset Theatre in Wells July 12 and 13

Sink or Swim is Little House on the Prairie meets Lord of the Flies,” says Beverley Elliott

  • Jul 6, 2019
Beverley Elliott performs her award-winning play Sink or Swim July 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. at the Sunset Theatre. Photo submitted
The CF-18 Demo Team will be flying high at Quesnel SkyFest 2019!                                 File photo

CF-18 Demo Team will showcase supersonic speed at Quesnel SkyFest

The plane’s decorated to celebrate the Canadian Forces pathway “To The Stars,” 70th anniversary of NATO

  • Jul 5, 2019
The CF-18 Demo Team will be flying high at Quesnel SkyFest 2019!                                 File photo
With more than 16,000 hours logged on a wide variety of aircraft, Jerzy Strzyz has represented Canada at the World Aerobatic Championship in both Advanced and Unlimited categories.                                 Aerobatics Canada photo

National champion Jerzy Strzyz performing at Quesnel SkyFest

Strzyz has been a Canadian Unlimited National Champion for an unprecedented 14 years

  • Jun 27, 2019
With more than 16,000 hours logged on a wide variety of aircraft, Jerzy Strzyz has represented Canada at the World Aerobatic Championship in both Advanced and Unlimited categories.                                 Aerobatics Canada photo
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Molly’s Comedy Cabaret this Friday and Saturday night kick off a busy long weekend at The Sunset Theatre in Wells.  Photo submitted

Molly’s Comedy Cabaret kicks off busy long weekend at Sunset Theatre in Wells

Theatre also showing The Fred Wells Show and premiere of One Man Avengers

  • Jun 25, 2019
Molly’s Comedy Cabaret this Friday and Saturday night kick off a busy long weekend at The Sunset Theatre in Wells.  Photo submitted
In 2016, Manfred Radius was recognized with the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship. He is bringing his awe-inspiring sailplane aerobatics to SkyFest Aug. 2-4. Eric Dumigan photo

The “King of Sailplane Aerobatics” coming to SkyFest in Quesnel

Manfred Radius has been flying since 1961, logging more than 2,000 hours in various sailplanes

  • Jun 15, 2019
In 2016, Manfred Radius was recognized with the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship. He is bringing his awe-inspiring sailplane aerobatics to SkyFest Aug. 2-4. Eric Dumigan photo
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Travelling comedians to donate half their earnings to Quesnel SPCA

Andrew Verge, Matt Baker and Velina Taskov will perform at the Occidental on Thursday night

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Kenny Hess and his band perform The Songs That Wrote Country Music. They are bringing their show to Quesnel this week and will be performing Friday, May 31 at The Occidental.                                 Kenny Hess/Facebook photo

Kenny Hess shares The Songs That Wrote Country Music May 31 in Quesnel

New show celebrates songs by country music legends and the stories behind them

Kenny Hess and his band perform The Songs That Wrote Country Music. They are bringing their show to Quesnel this week and will be performing Friday, May 31 at The Occidental.                                 Kenny Hess/Facebook photo
Wells playwright and actress Julia Mackey performs Jake’s Gift. A Sunset Theatre presentation of Jake’s Gift Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m. is a fundraiser for Mackey to return to Normandy this June to perform Jake’s Gift at Juno Beach to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Tim Matheson photo

Saturday performance of Jake’s Gift in Wells is a fundraiser for return to Normandy

Juno Productions is bringing the award-winning play to Juno Beach for the 75th anniversary of D-Day

Wells playwright and actress Julia Mackey performs Jake’s Gift. A Sunset Theatre presentation of Jake’s Gift Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m. is a fundraiser for Mackey to return to Normandy this June to perform Jake’s Gift at Juno Beach to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Tim Matheson photo
Volunteers greeted walkers and wheelers heading out on the sixth annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk and Wheels event on May 26, 2018 in Spirit Square. Donations from the event totalled $4,000.                                 Melanie Law photo
Volunteers greeted walkers and wheelers heading out on the sixth annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk and Wheels event on May 26, 2018 in Spirit Square. Donations from the event totalled $4,000.                                 Melanie Law photo
The Phoenix Tour, a Theatre Royal production featuring family fun for everyone, has received $5,000 from the New Pathways to Gold Society Small Projects Funding Program. The Phoenix tour begins May 3 in Wells and ends May 12 in Ashcroft. Photo courtesy of Richard Wright

Barkerville’s Theatre Royal hits the road on Phoenix Tour

Funding from New Pathways to Gold Society supports tour from Wells to Ashcroft

The Phoenix Tour, a Theatre Royal production featuring family fun for everyone, has received $5,000 from the New Pathways to Gold Society Small Projects Funding Program. The Phoenix tour begins May 3 in Wells and ends May 12 in Ashcroft. Photo courtesy of Richard Wright
A comedy night fundraiser May 3 at The Lodge will raise money for St. Ann’s Catholic School.                                 Photo submitted

Laugh it up for St. Ann’s School

The Lodge in Quesnel is hosting a comedy night fundraiser May 3

  • Apr 28, 2019
A comedy night fundraiser May 3 at The Lodge will raise money for St. Ann’s Catholic School.                                 Photo submitted
Kristina Kennedy (Karen) and Micheal Diebolt (Steve) in the dramedy Deja Date.                                 Heather Norman photo

Quesnel’s Paisley Players return with new, two-play show

The show is written and directed by local Gino de Rose

Kristina Kennedy (Karen) and Micheal Diebolt (Steve) in the dramedy Deja Date.                                 Heather Norman photo
Keith Prestone competes in the Paint and Sketch Competition April 6. Prestone won this round and went on to win the event.                                 Lindsay Chung photo
Keith Prestone competes in the Paint and Sketch Competition April 6. Prestone won this round and went on to win the event.                                 Lindsay Chung photo
The Interstellar Jays are celebrating the release of their debut CD, Musasabi Madness, this Saturday night at the Occidental.                                 Photo submitted

North Cariboo band Interstellar Jays releasing their debut CD

Musasabi Madness is described as 55 minutes of groove-driven good times

The Interstellar Jays are celebrating the release of their debut CD, Musasabi Madness, this Saturday night at the Occidental.                                 Photo submitted
Greg Kennedy has been juggling for as long as he can remember. His show, Science, Engineering and Art: A Juggler’s Perspective, is coming to Quesnel this weekend.                                 Greg Kennedy/Innovative Juggler photo

Innovative Juggler performing in Quesnel Sunday

Juggler Greg Kennedy blends art and science in his innovative juggling show

Greg Kennedy has been juggling for as long as he can remember. His show, Science, Engineering and Art: A Juggler’s Perspective, is coming to Quesnel this weekend.                                 Greg Kennedy/Innovative Juggler photo
The Quesnel and District Museum and Archives. Melanie Law photo

Quesnel’s Friends of the Museum wants to hear pulp mill stories

A write up of all the museum’s upcoming events

  • Apr 8, 2019
The Quesnel and District Museum and Archives. Melanie Law photo
Wellsian Anne Laing learns printmaking from Hans-Christian Behm Monday, March 25 at Island Mountain Arts’s Winter Printmaking Residency in Wells. Learn more about the residency on Page 7.                                 Photo by Julie Fowler/Island Mountain Arts

Artists learning plein air painting and printmaking in Wells

Cariboo artists filling up winter residencies hosted by Island Mountain Arts

Wellsian Anne Laing learns printmaking from Hans-Christian Behm Monday, March 25 at Island Mountain Arts’s Winter Printmaking Residency in Wells. Learn more about the residency on Page 7.                                 Photo by Julie Fowler/Island Mountain Arts
Kristin Krimmel’s pieces for The Barn Project are ready to go up at the Island Mountain Arts Gallery in Wells. The exhibition opening and artist talk for The Barn Project is Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m.                                 Island Mountain Arts/Facebook photo

The Barn Project exhibition opens March 15 in Wells

Kristin Krimmel says she drew inspiration from the way light played on the barns she photographed

Kristin Krimmel’s pieces for The Barn Project are ready to go up at the Island Mountain Arts Gallery in Wells. The exhibition opening and artist talk for The Barn Project is Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m.                                 Island Mountain Arts/Facebook photo
Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)

B.C. song serenades Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry on American Idol

Vancouver Island singer-songwriter Jesse Roper calls the experience ‘pretty surreal’

Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Celebrating a great performance. Lindsay Chung photo

Quesnel dancers shine at Spring Showcase

Gold Pan City Dancers shared 29 performances during the March 2 Spring Showcase

Celebrating a great performance. Lindsay Chung photo