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Music students of Brenden Benoit’s Sona Music and Audio Services held their first public recital in late June, showcasing the skills they’ve learned since beginning lessons in guitar and piano. Benoit said he’d eventually like to hold two such recitals a year, with the next one taking place at Christmas. Photo submitted

Showcasing Clearwater’s local talent

Music students perform first public recital

Music students of Brenden Benoit’s Sona Music and Audio Services held their first public recital in late June, showcasing the skills they’ve learned since beginning lessons in guitar and piano. Benoit said he’d eventually like to hold two such recitals a year, with the next one taking place at Christmas. Photo submitted
Author Eleanore Deckert has ordered more copies of her book, 10 Days in December, in time for tourism season in an effort to offer visitors something to read that’s rich in local history. She also developed a new logo, Read Wholesome, which promotes the vulgarity-free tone of her work. Photo by Jaime Polmateer

Author sets her sights on tourism market

Eleanor Deckert promotes reading wholesome

Author Eleanore Deckert has ordered more copies of her book, 10 Days in December, in time for tourism season in an effort to offer visitors something to read that’s rich in local history. She also developed a new logo, Read Wholesome, which promotes the vulgarity-free tone of her work. Photo by Jaime Polmateer
Clearwater Christian Church Praise Team entertains the audience with its country gospel selections.

Country Gospel Benefit Concert entertains audience for charity

Proceeds from event will be donated to Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Society, Clearwater Food Bank

Clearwater Christian Church Praise Team entertains the audience with its country gospel selections.
Nancy and Eleanor Shook recently launched a book based on their father Charlie’s memoir, detailing his friendship with a First Nations women who lived in the wilderness of Wells Gray Park. Photo by Jaime Polmateer

Sisters launch book from father’s memoir

The Legend of Misty Water is now available at various Clearwater locations

Nancy and Eleanor Shook recently launched a book based on their father Charlie’s memoir, detailing his friendship with a First Nations women who lived in the wilderness of Wells Gray Park. Photo by Jaime Polmateer
Rapper and motivational speaker, Duane (D.O.) Gibson, will be stopping at Raft River and Barriere Elementary schools where he’ll be holding assemblies, combining motivational speaking and live performances to engage students with his message of positivity. Photo submitted

Guest speaker to rap with children on positivity

Tour will stop at Raft River Elementary School on April 2 and Barriere Elementary School on April 4

Rapper and motivational speaker, Duane (D.O.) Gibson, will be stopping at Raft River and Barriere Elementary schools where he’ll be holding assemblies, combining motivational speaking and live performances to engage students with his message of positivity. Photo submitted
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)
John Enman instructing an outdoor flash workshop.                                Photo submitted

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Outdoors flash photographer’s workshop

  • Nov 13, 2018
John Enman instructing an outdoor flash workshop.                                Photo submitted
In July 1978 John Enman and his friend Alan Atterton traveled to Wyoming’s Teton Mountain range for a photography class at a place called the T Cross Ranch.                                John Enman photo:

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Photographic memories of past adventures

  • Sep 13, 2018
In July 1978 John Enman and his friend Alan Atterton traveled to Wyoming’s Teton Mountain range for a photography class at a place called the T Cross Ranch.                                John Enman photo:
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
North Thompson Music Guild finishing new permanent stage

North Thompson Music Guild finishing new permanent stage

The new stage will be ready for Summer Stage 2018 and can be rented by other groups wishing to use it

North Thompson Music Guild finishing new permanent stage
A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Disney production filming at Government House on Vancouver Island

Made-for-TV movie will feature the inside of the Victoria mansion

A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Members of the Bluesday Night Band perform during a benefit held for longtime local resident John Chaytor at Wells Gray Inn on Saturday evening, April 21. Normally Chaytor, who is seriously ill, would be playing slide guitar with the band. Picture are (l-r) Doug Fenwick, Bob MacKenzie, Jack Keough, Patrick Roach (drummer), Joe Vignea, Linda MacKenzie, and Barb Hall (partially hidden by the microphone). The event raised $12,750, according to one of the organizers.                                Photo by Keith McNeill

PHOTO: Helping one of their own

Musicians hold benefit to assist John Chaytor

Members of the Bluesday Night Band perform during a benefit held for longtime local resident John Chaytor at Wells Gray Inn on Saturday evening, April 21. Normally Chaytor, who is seriously ill, would be playing slide guitar with the band. Picture are (l-r) Doug Fenwick, Bob MacKenzie, Jack Keough, Patrick Roach (drummer), Joe Vignea, Linda MacKenzie, and Barb Hall (partially hidden by the microphone). The event raised $12,750, according to one of the organizers.                                Photo by Keith McNeill
A mountain in Nepal towers above a monastery in the valley bottom - which itself is higher in elevation than most mountains in Canada.

PHOTOS: Trekking in Nepal

Clearwater residents Ken Matheson and Margot Venema talk about a trip to Nepal

A mountain in Nepal towers above a monastery in the valley bottom - which itself is higher in elevation than most mountains in Canada.
(L-r) Bernie Easson (health services administrator for Thompson-Caribou rural), Abbey Bates, Melissa Ferreira (nursing program lead) and Wesley Bates stand with three paintings by the late Ann Bates that were donated to Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital on Feb. 7.

Ann Bates bequeaths three paintings to hospital

Bates blessed local residents with her wonderful works since moving to this area in 2001

  • Feb 8, 2018
(L-r) Bernie Easson (health services administrator for Thompson-Caribou rural), Abbey Bates, Melissa Ferreira (nursing program lead) and Wesley Bates stand with three paintings by the late Ann Bates that were donated to Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital on Feb. 7.
PHOTO: Pre-concert recital

PHOTO: Pre-concert recital

Upper Clearwater musician joins other cellists for recital at Sagebrush Theatre in Kamloops

PHOTO: Pre-concert recital
Members of the Voices United community choir sing during their annual Christmas cantata on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 16. A large crowd turned out for the concert, which was titled, “Go Sing it on the Mountain” and held this year in Dutch Lake Community Centre. Admission was by cash donation with all proceeds going to the recreation program at Forest View Place (the extended care wing of Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital).                                Photo by Keith McNeill

PHOTO: Go Sing it on the Mountain!

Members of the Voices United community choir sing during their annual Christmas cantata

Members of the Voices United community choir sing during their annual Christmas cantata on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 16. A large crowd turned out for the concert, which was titled, “Go Sing it on the Mountain” and held this year in Dutch Lake Community Centre. Admission was by cash donation with all proceeds going to the recreation program at Forest View Place (the extended care wing of Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital).                                Photo by Keith McNeill
Arts Council congratulates play production team

Arts Council congratulates play production team

A total of 303 patrons came out to see the play Vigil over 12 performances

  • Dec 23, 2017
Arts Council congratulates play production team
Theatre company seeks more recruits

Theatre company seeks more recruits

Producer and director of Vigil appreciate the play’s support from community

  • Dec 22, 2017
Theatre company seeks more recruits
Gentle Journey leads to craft fairs

Gentle Journey leads to craft fairs

Clearwater author finds best way to sell her memoirs is at craft fairs

  • Dec 7, 2017
Gentle Journey leads to craft fairs
PHOTO: Recognition for Banff Film showing

PHOTO: Recognition for Banff Film showing

Wells Gray Outdoors Club and Charlene Smith get thanks for bringing films to Clearwater

PHOTO: Recognition for Banff Film showing