The Town Crier

It is the hope of Tumbler Ridge Community Arts Council (TRCAC) that we share the community events as best we can. Please submit any Tumbler Ridge events you would like listed in this column to Erin Hanna 250-242-3364 or tr_artscouncil@yahoo.com

AT A GLANCE: All events in bold have been added since last publication of Town Crier.

TRCAC MEETINGS ? February 12 – March 12 – April 9

BINGO ? Hosted by The Lions Club. Community Centre ? Room 5 – Doors open at 6:00 pm and Bingo starts at 7:00 pm. Sorry, no minors allowed.

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Thursday at the NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY Church at 275 Murray Drive. Weigh-in takes place 6:00-6:30 pm and the meeting is from 6:30-7:30 pm. Contact Cindy 242-5826 or Lynn 242-3178.

ST. PAUL?S Services – Multi-denominational church services – Every 2nd and 4th Sunday – 2 pm held @ the Catholic Church. Contact Dawn Wagner 250-242-3570.

MARCH

12 TRCAC Regular Meeting – Community Centre – Room 3 ? 7:00 pm – Open membership year-round. Come and take part in the umbrella organization that assists arts and culture in our community. Contact Erin Hanna 250-242-3364 or email tr_artscouncil@yahoo.com

14 Murder Mystery Party (for the Community) – Hosted by Theatre On The Ridge – Grizzly Valley Players. LIMITED tickets for participating/ guests. There will be additional tickets for those just wanting to come and observe the chaos. When you buy your advance ticket, you can pick up a character description if you want to be part of the action. Your character will be a surprise, so you will need some time to get costuming. GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY! Theme: Murder at the Juice Joint (1920?s Flappers, Mob and Speakeasy). Licensed event – sorry no minors. Contact Erin 250-242-3364.

14-15 Dog Sled Races – Golf Course – Details TBA. Contact Stacey 242-1946

17 Itchy Feet – Library @ 7:00 – ?Japan? – Jacob Fehr

21 The Review Crew Reunion- Show- Details TBA.

24 Itchy Feet – Library @ 7:00 – ?Ukraine? – Vitaliy & Tara Zhydkykh

31 Itchy Feet – Library @ 7:00 – ?Hawaii? – Jennifer DeLeeuw

APRIL

4A Loud Night Out – Heavy Things partnered with TR Days Society – Rooms

4 & 5 – Celebrating the release of Heavy Thing?s new album ?Put To The Test? – Doors open 8:00 pm – $10.00 ticket available at Community Centre – Licensed event, sorry no minors.

BC Museum of Mining

Call for Proposals ? Visual Artists

COPPER & FIRE, Sundays in August, 9, 16, 23, 2009

The seventh annual Copper and Fire Event is our premiere summer event that hosts visual artists who will demonstrate, display and sell their work as it relates to the themes of copper and fire. The event will occur at the BC Museum of Mining in Britannia Beach on Sundays in August, from the 9th to the 30th.

If you can?t grow it, it must be mined. The BC Museum of Mining utilizes this statement to engage our communities of interest in understanding that the subject of mining is integral to our lives. The arts are the means by which this can be achieved. One of the goals of this event is to reveal the connections between the visual artist?s vision and their materials required to achieve them.

Further outcome goals include:

?To educate the public on the connections between the raw materials that are mined and the beautiful artistic products that utilize these materials (i.e. jewelry, art, industrial design) and to illustrate the importance of mining in our everyday lives by displaying the products that are produced from mining.

?To illustrate the more dynamic aspects of working with these raw materials.

┬ĚTo offer hands-on activities, not part of the Museum?s regular programmes that appeal to all ages and which embody the ?copper and fire? theme.

?To encourage partnerships between the BC Museum of Mining and artists. This is a unique opportunity for the Museum to expand the scope of our mandate (explore mining, past, present and future) while offering the opportunity for artists to demonstrate how they create their work, while both displaying and selling it.

Visual artists must use a mined material and/or the application of fire or heat in their process and they also must be willing to demonstrate, educate and interact with visitors in the explanation of their work. Please note that this event occurs outside, within the Museum grounds on a gravel compound. An honorarium will be provided to artists. Please include in your proposal:

Contact information ? Outline of the artistic work, including medium and process used (can be general) How the process will be demonstrated and/or how the artist will interact with visitors ? Technical requirements (power, water etc.) ? Any other special requirements

Please contact Carol Watts, Project Manager, by phone at 1-800-896-4044 ext. 225 or by fax at 604-896-2260 or via email at carol@bcmuseumofmining.org for further information.

Spots are filled on a first come, first served basis for appropriate participants. Please respond early for a guaranteed spot. Deadline for all proposals is May 15, 2009.