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Theatre Diaries 2: Getting started

Theatre Diaries 2: Getting started

It’s down to business as WRAPS begins rehearsals for Anne of Green Gables: The Musical.

Theatre Diaries 2: Getting started
Participants in the rhythm workshop led by Barefoot Caravan at this year’s Desert Daze Festival. Photo by Gary Winslow.

Desert Days numbers were down, but participants had a fantastic time

Planning has already started for the ninth (and tenth!) annual festivals.

Participants in the rhythm workshop led by Barefoot Caravan at this year’s Desert Daze Festival. Photo by Gary Winslow.
Bernie Craggs (left) and Phyllis Gray with the old Ashcroft switchboard recently donated to the museum. Photo by Barbara Roden.

Ashcroft Museum open house features a trip back in time

The event kicked off with an augmented reality history tour of Ashcroft.

Bernie Craggs (left) and Phyllis Gray with the old Ashcroft switchboard recently donated to the museum. Photo by Barbara Roden.
Kids’ Arts Camp participants in Kindergarten and Grade 1 stage their production of Evil Never Wins, which they wrote themselves. Photo by Barbara Roden.

Fifth annual Kids’ Fine and Dramatic Arts camp a success

Numbers were down, but the participants had a great time and put on a wonderful end-of-camp show.

Kids’ Arts Camp participants in Kindergarten and Grade 1 stage their production of Evil Never Wins, which they wrote themselves. Photo by Barbara Roden.
This year’s Ashcroft and District Fall Fair has been cancelled. Photo by Barbara Roden.

Ashcroft and District Fall Fair cancelled for 2017

Decision not an easy one to make, says association’s president.

This year’s Ashcroft and District Fall Fair has been cancelled. Photo by Barbara Roden.
Cache Creek c. 1920, looking north, with the large boarding school building at right at approximately where the Kal Tire building is today. The Cariboo Wagon Road ran along the base of the hills (far left, beyond the Bonaparte River).                                Photo from Ashcroft Museum and Archives, courtesy of Heather McCormack.

Golden Country: The Central Boarding School in Cache Creek

From 1874 to 1890, Cache Creek played host to a boarding school; not without some controversy.

Cache Creek c. 1920, looking north, with the large boarding school building at right at approximately where the Kal Tire building is today. The Cariboo Wagon Road ran along the base of the hills (far left, beyond the Bonaparte River).                                Photo from Ashcroft Museum and Archives, courtesy of Heather McCormack.
Multi-talented performer Tom Jackson will be in Ashcroft on August 2.                                Craig Koshyk

Tom Jackson will be in area to view damage on Ashcroft Reserve

The performer will have a tour of the Reserve, then be at the River Inn to meet residents.

Multi-talented performer Tom Jackson will be in Ashcroft on August 2.                                Craig Koshyk
Boris Karloff as Jonathan Brewster in the original Broadway production of 'Arsenic and Old Lace'.

Theatre diary 2: Charge the blockhouse

"Arsenic and Old Lace" is set 75 years ago, so some of the references might be obscure to today's audience.

Boris Karloff as Jonathan Brewster in the original Broadway production of 'Arsenic and Old Lace'.
John Kidder (l) as Jonathan Brewster menaces Cecelia McLean’s Elaine Harper during a rehearsal of Arsenic and Old Lace

Theatre diary part 1: Finding Mortimer

Winding Rivers Arts' latest theatre production has one problem: no leading man. Will the show go on?

John Kidder (l) as Jonathan Brewster menaces Cecelia McLean’s Elaine Harper during a rehearsal of Arsenic and Old Lace
The first mandala produced by Jo Petty is a celebration of the birth of her second granddaughter.

A change of direction for Ashcroft artist Jo Petty

Jo started her project as meditation, to take her inside herself.

  • Oct 3, 2016
The first mandala produced by Jo Petty is a celebration of the birth of her second granddaughter.
Dancer Jo Pace

Record attendance at this year’s Desert Daze Festival

Organizer Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan is thrilled by the turn-out, the great musical line-up, and the wide variety of vendors.

Dancer Jo Pace
Ashcroft musician John Kidder will be performing at the Princeton Traditional Music Festival on the weekend of August 19 to 21.

Princeton traditional music festival showcases Ashcroft musician

Cowboy musician John Kidder will be playing at the festival, taking place august 19 to 21.

Ashcroft musician John Kidder will be performing at the Princeton Traditional Music Festival on the weekend of August 19 to 21.
Members of the Desert Dawn bellydancing group. (from l) Vraja Benner Tapia

Colourful dance group winds up season

The Desert Moon/Desert Dawn bellydancing group ended this year's season with an entertaining display of dances.

Members of the Desert Dawn bellydancing group. (from l) Vraja Benner Tapia
BORN TO HAND JIVE

Grease was the word

Cache Creek Elementary School students delighted audiences with a high-energy production of the hit musical last week.

BORN TO HAND JIVE
ABRA Cadabra’s Jeanette O’Keeffe (second from l) says the band’s upcoming concert in Cache Creek is a tribute to her uncle and godfather

ABBA concert a tribute to Ben Roy

An upcoming ABBA tribute concert in Cache Creek holds a special meaning for one of the co-creators and musicians.

ABRA Cadabra’s Jeanette O’Keeffe (second from l) says the band’s upcoming concert in Cache Creek is a tribute to her uncle and godfather