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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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Festival goers make their way to town. Ronan O’Doherty photo

Watch Now: ArtsWells brings folk fun to small town B.C.

Over 100 musical performances and 20 workshops entertained festival goers

Festival goers make their way to town. Ronan O’Doherty photo
Madeline Tasquin and Sarabande in concert.                                 Volker Neuman/Independent SF photo

Madeline Tasquin and Sarabande play Quesnel Wednesday

The California trio are also playing at ArtsWells

Madeline Tasquin and Sarabande in concert.                                 Volker Neuman/Independent SF photo
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
What would Billy Barker Days be without a spectacular lights show? Ronan O’Doherty photo

Billy Barker Days laser show rocked

Friday’s show was country and western themed, while Saturday’s was set to rock-and-roll

What would Billy Barker Days be without a spectacular lights show? Ronan O’Doherty photo