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Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

Watch out for Whales!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017

Watch out for Whales!

Share this! If you spend time on or near the ocean, get yourself to the Cranberry Seniors Centre on Tuesday, April 4. Jackie Hildering, better known as “The Marine Detective,” will lead an entertaining discussion on comeback of Humpback Whales and the research of the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS). The event is hosted by the Malaspina Naturalists and the Seniors Centre...

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Drink and Dash for the BOMB Squad

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017

Drink and Dash for the BOMB Squad

Share this! Pavement Pounders pound drinks for a good cause The Powell River Pavement Pounders are a group of running enthusiasts who decided to create a fun event for the community that would benefit those who create and maintain our wonderful trail networks. That event is the Drink and Dash 10km fun run. All proceeds from the Drink and Dash event go to the BOMB Squad. The Drink and Dash 10...

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Catch “Ice Guardians” Vancouver Premier with Gino Odjick and Powell River-born Director

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

Catch “Ice Guardians” Vancouver Premier with Gino Odjick and Powell River-born Director

Share this! Powell River-born film director Brett Harvey, who directed on the film Ice Guardians (which Newsweek is calling one of their “Top 10 Favourite Documentaries for 2016”), will possibly be making a special appearance in Vancouver for a screening of his film at the Rio Theatre. (Fun fact: Brett also appeared on our list of “7 people who are totally famous in Powell River.”)...

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Special Screening of “The End of the Road”

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017

Special Screening of “The End of the Road”

Share this!Powell River film lovers! You are invited to a special hometown Gala Night screening of “The End of the Road” film at The Patricia Theatre during the Powell River Film Festival! The screening includes a special performance by Rick Scott of Pied Pumkin. If you are in the area, you should definitely come for the very first showing of the film! From the website: Picture your...

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Build a Better Holiday with these Christmas Events: December 23 to 25

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016

Build a Better Holiday with these Christmas Events: December 23 to 25

Share this! Slip on your dancing shoes, as the Christmas events this weekend kick off with three live bands on Friday night, plus the toe-tapping animation Sing! Friday, December 23 Paradise The Zoo, 10 pm. Bring an item for the Food Bank. Christmas Gig: Sam Hurrie Band  The Red Lion Pub, 8 pm. All you hep cats bring visiting relatives and returning family. No cover – donation to Food Bank...

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British Comedy Duo James & Jamesy Bring “O Christmas Tea” to Powell River

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016

British Comedy Duo James & Jamesy Bring “O Christmas Tea” to Powell River

Share this!If you like Monty Python, Mr. Bean, or Dr. Seuss, you will love this rollicking Christmas romp through a world steeped in tea. As part of their Vancouver Island Tour, critically and audience acclaimed British comedians James & Jamesy make their triumphant debut in Courtenay, Nanaimo, and Duncan this holiday season with their uproarious Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea, on stage...

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