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Alden Chatwin, 2, was transfixed by an old typewriter at the Quesnel Museum and Archives on Saturday afternoon. Ronan O’Doherty photos

Educational Family Day fun at the Quesnel Museum and Archives

The museum provided games, scavenger hunts, snacks, a dress-up chest and free admission

Alden Chatwin, 2, was transfixed by an old typewriter at the Quesnel Museum and Archives on Saturday afternoon. Ronan O’Doherty photos
Prince George artist Mo Hamilton leads a block printing workshop with Wells-Barkerville Elementary School students.                                 Photo by Mia Cirotto

Mo Hamilton presents her 100 Houses Project in Wells

Current Island Mountain Arts exhibition explores the theme of what home means

  • Feb 6, 2019
Prince George artist Mo Hamilton leads a block printing workshop with Wells-Barkerville Elementary School students.                                 Photo by Mia Cirotto
From left to right:,Debbie Knabke, Sue Brown and Troy Giesbrecht, organized the Pet Safe Coalition Society of Canada Fundraising Gala at Wings on Jan. 25. The event raised just over $3,000 for the local non-profit. The Pet Safe Coalition’s mandate is to assist animals during personal or large-scale emergencies and disasters, says Knabke. Throughout the 2017 wildfires, the coalition rescued, sheltered and eventually reunited more than 1,000 animals with their owners, evacuees from the fires. When Nazko flooded last spring, the group once more jumped to action. And when the fires struck a bit closer to home last summer, the coalition worked to help locals execute their own animal evacuation plans.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo

Quesnel residents open their pocketbooks for pets

Pet Safe Coalition of Canada Society gala raises $3,000

From left to right:,Debbie Knabke, Sue Brown and Troy Giesbrecht, organized the Pet Safe Coalition Society of Canada Fundraising Gala at Wings on Jan. 25. The event raised just over $3,000 for the local non-profit. The Pet Safe Coalition’s mandate is to assist animals during personal or large-scale emergencies and disasters, says Knabke. Throughout the 2017 wildfires, the coalition rescued, sheltered and eventually reunited more than 1,000 animals with their owners, evacuees from the fires. When Nazko flooded last spring, the group once more jumped to action. And when the fires struck a bit closer to home last summer, the coalition worked to help locals execute their own animal evacuation plans.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel Draw 2020
Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020
Doc Walker is coming to Quesnel. Submitted photo

Doc Walker coming to Quesnel to share the stories behind their songs

Award-winning country duo brings Acoustic Songs & Stories From the Heartland tour to Quesnel Feb. 21

  • Feb 1, 2019
Doc Walker is coming to Quesnel. Submitted photo
Bryan and Silvie Cheng. Harald Hoffmann photo

Cheng² Duo to perform in Quesnel next week

The siblings have performed all over the world

Bryan and Silvie Cheng. Harald Hoffmann photo
The 2019 Wells International Gourmet Ski will take place Saturday, Feb. 23, and online registration opens Jan. 2. Combining Nordic skiing, international cuisine and lots of family fun, the event is the primary fundraiser for the Wells and Area Trails Society.                                 Photo submitted by Wells and Area Trails Society

Registration for Wells International Gourmet Ski opens Jan. 2

Event is the primary fundraiser for the Wells and Area Trails Society

  • Dec 30, 2018
The 2019 Wells International Gourmet Ski will take place Saturday, Feb. 23, and online registration opens Jan. 2. Combining Nordic skiing, international cuisine and lots of family fun, the event is the primary fundraiser for the Wells and Area Trails Society.                                 Photo submitted by Wells and Area Trails Society
Back row left to right, readers Don Peake Voute, Corry Climenhage, Jeff Dinsdale. Front row left to right, Gay Cugliatii co-director/producer, readers Colleen Gauthier and Sharon MacDonald, and co-director/producer Barb Hanes. Submitted photo

Review: A Christmas Carol dramatic reading in Quesnel

Marian Gillard reviews the QDAC/QLA production

  • Dec 18, 2018
Back row left to right, readers Don Peake Voute, Corry Climenhage, Jeff Dinsdale. Front row left to right, Gay Cugliatii co-director/producer, readers Colleen Gauthier and Sharon MacDonald, and co-director/producer Barb Hanes. Submitted photo
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Student life highlighted in Grade 11-12 CSS production

Stage set for Correlieu performances Dec. 17-18, with proceeds to food bank

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Go see A Charlie Brown Christmas Dec. 16-17

The free production will be at Northstar Church this Sunday and Monday

  • Dec 14, 2018
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The Island Mountain Arts Public Gallery at 2323 Pooley Street in Wells is celebrating the artistic talents of the community this month with its annual ‘Wells Works’ exhibition. The exhibition opens Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. with a coffeehouse, as well as a pop-up by Morsels Moveable Feast. ‘Wells Works’ runs until Jan. 20.                                Lindsay Chung photo

‘Wells Works’ exhibition opens at Island Mountain Arts Public Gallery

Annual exhibition celebrates the artistic talents of the Wells, Cottonwood and Bowron Lake community

  • Dec 8, 2018
The Island Mountain Arts Public Gallery at 2323 Pooley Street in Wells is celebrating the artistic talents of the community this month with its annual ‘Wells Works’ exhibition. The exhibition opens Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. with a coffeehouse, as well as a pop-up by Morsels Moveable Feast. ‘Wells Works’ runs until Jan. 20.                                Lindsay Chung photo
Comedian Jonny Harris enjoying Wells, B.C. during the filming of his show Still Standing in March 2017. Courtesy of CBC

Wells, B.C. features in CBC series Still Standing

Cariboo arts community and mining town the subject of Still Standing’s Season 4 finale episode

Comedian Jonny Harris enjoying Wells, B.C. during the filming of his show Still Standing in March 2017. Courtesy of CBC
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Snowbirds, Canadian Forces Demo team confirmed for 2019 SkyFest in Quesnel

August 2019 event will be full of surprises and iconic performances

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Sleigh rides at Barkerville’s Victorian Christmas event last year.                                 Karen Powell/Observer file photo

Barkerville’s Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas takes place Dec. 8-10

‘It is like stepping into Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, but with a slightly western feel’

  • Dec 5, 2018
Sleigh rides at Barkerville’s Victorian Christmas event last year.                                 Karen Powell/Observer file photo
Ventriloquist Kellie Haines on stage at Chuck Mobley Theatre with her puppet, Magrau. Melanie Law photo

Ventriloquist and puppet friends wow young crowd at local event

Kellie Haines had children and adults out of their seats at Chuck Mobley Theatre

Ventriloquist Kellie Haines on stage at Chuck Mobley Theatre with her puppet, Magrau. Melanie Law photo
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Kersley Players, from left, David Warner (Cuticle Clyde the Pirate), Kendra Gauthier (Evangeline Bunwallop), Kristina Kennedy (Cherise McBurgo) and Todd Dunphy (Algernon Buggers) rehearse The Incredible Pickled Pigeon Pirate Chase. The Kersley Players will be performing the play Nov. 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at the Kersley Community Hall.                                 Lindsay Chung photo

Get ready for swashbuckling and scallywagging in Kersley Players’ next production

The Incredible Pickled Pigeon Pirate Chase adult comedy dinner theatre performances start Nov. 9

  • Nov 2, 2018
Kersley Players, from left, David Warner (Cuticle Clyde the Pirate), Kendra Gauthier (Evangeline Bunwallop), Kristina Kennedy (Cherise McBurgo) and Todd Dunphy (Algernon Buggers) rehearse The Incredible Pickled Pigeon Pirate Chase. The Kersley Players will be performing the play Nov. 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at the Kersley Community Hall.                                 Lindsay Chung photo
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You’re invited to Kate’s Big Wedding Nov. 10

Mock-wedding dinner theatre is a new fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel

  • Nov 2, 2018
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The Okanagan Valley’s Cod Gone Wild, considered “one of Canada’s top Celtic acts,” is coming to Quesnel for the first time Oct. 18 in support of its latest album, The Islander. Cod Gone Wild performs Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. at The Occidental.                                Photo courtesy Wayne Emde

Cod Gone Wild brings its ‘Celtic fusion’ to Quesnel for the first time Oct. 18

Okanagan Valley-based band is recognized as one of Canada’s top Celtic acts

  • Oct 12, 2018
The Okanagan Valley’s Cod Gone Wild, considered “one of Canada’s top Celtic acts,” is coming to Quesnel for the first time Oct. 18 in support of its latest album, The Islander. Cod Gone Wild performs Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. at The Occidental.                                Photo courtesy Wayne Emde
Singer-songwriter Mark Perry of Smithers will be sharing songs and stories inspired by northwestern B.C. when he comes to Quesnel Friday, Sept. 21 to celebrate the release of his 11th album, Right Here.                                 Contributed photo

Mark Perry will share songs inspired by northwestern B.C. in Quesnel Friday

Smithers-based singer-songwriter celebrates release of his 11th album

  • Sep 18, 2018
Singer-songwriter Mark Perry of Smithers will be sharing songs and stories inspired by northwestern B.C. when he comes to Quesnel Friday, Sept. 21 to celebrate the release of his 11th album, Right Here.                                 Contributed photo
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Country band Hillside Outlaws coming to Quesnel

The B.C.-based quartet will be playing at the Cariboo Hotel on Aug. 10 and 11 at 9:30 p.m.

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