Arts and culture

Jaemie and Vanessa filming for their visual podcast Low Key Obsessed. Photo by Vincent Le.

Funding, peer-mentorship, training and distribution available to help Williams Lake artists raise their VOICES!

Local creators can now apply for the TELUS STORYHIVE’s Voices 2.0 program until July 28

  • Jul 4, 2022
Jaemie and Vanessa filming for their visual podcast Low Key Obsessed. Photo by Vincent Le.
Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)

Sustainability and world class art to meet in new Vancouver Art Gallery building

Federal government kicks in $29 million to help fund ‘passive house’ arts centre in downtown Vancouver

Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)
Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Harrison firefighter publishes story in 2 ‘Chicken Soup’ books

Fred Webber fulfilled his firefighting dream in his mid 50s

Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Station House Gallery in Williams Lake was broken into on May 31, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Donations for Ukraine, Celebration of Life stolen in Williams Lake art gallery break in

Donations meant for potter and past president of society Bev Pemberton’s Celebration of Life stolen

The Station House Gallery in Williams Lake was broken into on May 31, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Artist Anne Brown stands next to her painting of puffins at the Station House Gallery on June 2, 2022 for the opening night reception of the group show Wind, Wings & Distractions. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Artist Anne Brown stands next to her painting of puffins at the Station House Gallery on June 2, 2022 for the opening night reception of the group show Wind, Wings & Distractions. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Dance in Common’s Senior class of 2022. Emily Bruneski, back row, left to right, Wrin Gilroy, Maigann Relkov, Rahne Brunsch, Angelica Hyde,Marin Hagedorn, Denza Phung and Emma Sarnowski, in front, left to right, Corinne Stromsten (instructor), and Ursula Brunsch Rendek. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake’s Dance in Common ‘Awakens’ audience with dance showcase

The performance was a year end dance showcase

  • Jun 4, 2022
Dance in Common’s Senior class of 2022. Emily Bruneski, back row, left to right, Wrin Gilroy, Maigann Relkov, Rahne Brunsch, Angelica Hyde,Marin Hagedorn, Denza Phung and Emma Sarnowski, in front, left to right, Corinne Stromsten (instructor), and Ursula Brunsch Rendek. (Photo submitted)
Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society players perform during their Roaring Fiddles showcase combining their music, with elements of theatre and dance to transport the audience back to the 1920's and the golden age of radio. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society’s hard work pays dividends with successful showcase

Roaring Fiddles in the 1920s-Fiddling with the Radio Dial show a roaring success

Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society players perform during their Roaring Fiddles showcase combining their music, with elements of theatre and dance to transport the audience back to the 1920's and the golden age of radio. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The film Run Woman Run features actor Asivak Koostachin, who worked on the film <em>Portraits from a Fire</em>, filmed in the Chilcotin. (Shawn Goldberg photo)

Film Club returns with a screening of film by B.C.-born director Zoe Hopkins

Run Woman Run features a stellar all Canadian, all Indigenous cast

  • May 16, 2022
The film Run Woman Run features actor Asivak Koostachin, who worked on the film <em>Portraits from a Fire</em>, filmed in the Chilcotin. (Shawn Goldberg photo)
Young dancers Avery MacDonald, front row from left, Soraya Lothrop and in the back Molly Brown, from left, and Darbi Hamar prepare for a return to the stage and a live audience on May 28 and 29. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake dancers prepare to showcase talents in upcoming live show

Dance in Common to bring dance back to the stage and audiences on May 28 and 29

Young dancers Avery MacDonald, front row from left, Soraya Lothrop and in the back Molly Brown, from left, and Darbi Hamar prepare for a return to the stage and a live audience on May 28 and 29. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Artist Kathleen MacDonald was on hand to help host the opening of her upper gallery show Pourous on May 5, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Station House upper gallery show Pourous a first for Kathleen MacDonald

Upper gallery show Pourous creates something fantastical by combining mediums

Artist Kathleen MacDonald was on hand to help host the opening of her upper gallery show Pourous on May 5, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Dakota Ray Hebert, right, won a Best Actress awardat a festival for her work as Beck alongside Asivak Koostachin as Tom Longboat, in Run Woman Run. (Shawn Goldberg photo)

Award-winning Indigenous comedy will screen May 19 at Paradise Cinemas in Williams Lake

Film Club set to screen Run Woman Run by Bella-Bella born Zoe Hopkins

Dakota Ray Hebert, right, won a Best Actress awardat a festival for her work as Beck alongside Asivak Koostachin as Tom Longboat, in Run Woman Run. (Shawn Goldberg photo)
Handmade ceramic pottery is coming out of kilns in Williams Lake in preparation for the spring pottery sale on May 7. (Photo submitted)

Cariboo potters and artists to host spring sale

Potters and painters will be hosting an outdoor art sale on May 7

Handmade ceramic pottery is coming out of kilns in Williams Lake in preparation for the spring pottery sale on May 7. (Photo submitted)
One of the murals in downtown Williams Lake at Oliver St. and First Avenue N. A new public art committee will be looking at more artists’ proposals for murals and sculptures to add more public art to the downtown. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

New public art committee for Williams Lake calls for public art applications

Public art grants to be administered for art projects in Williams Lake

One of the murals in downtown Williams Lake at Oliver St. and First Avenue N. A new public art committee will be looking at more artists’ proposals for murals and sculptures to add more public art to the downtown. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

QUIZ: How much do you know about poems and poetry?

April is National Poetry Month in Canada

Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Three of the pieces up at the Station House Gallery for the show Aging, Art and the Modern Elder (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Three of the pieces up at the Station House Gallery for the show Aging, Art and the Modern Elder (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jenn Brown, one of the co-owners of Mint & Lime Catering Co., holds up an empty bowl made by a local Cariboo Potters Guild potter and sponsored by the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society to raise money for organizations helping those in need. The Empty Bowls Fundrasier is hosted by Mint & Lime and the Bean Counter and runs until March 31, while supplies last. Patrons purchase a handmade pottery bowl they can take home. Buying something at the local eatery to fill it is optional. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake’s Empty Bowls Fundraiser fills up the bowls of local charities

Potters, conservationists donate to support those in need

Jenn Brown, one of the co-owners of Mint & Lime Catering Co., holds up an empty bowl made by a local Cariboo Potters Guild potter and sponsored by the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society to raise money for organizations helping those in need. The Empty Bowls Fundrasier is hosted by Mint & Lime and the Bean Counter and runs until March 31, while supplies last. Patrons purchase a handmade pottery bowl they can take home. Buying something at the local eatery to fill it is optional. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tiffany Jorgensen, one of the artists from Cariboo Art Beat, featured in the Station House Gallery show on now, Better Together, poses next to her favourite work in the show, <em>What the F is </em><em>Happening</em>. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tiffany Jorgensen, one of the artists from Cariboo Art Beat, featured in the Station House Gallery show on now, Better Together, poses next to her favourite work in the show, <em>What the F is </em><em>Happening</em>. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)