The Town Crier

It is the hope of Tumbler Ridge Community Arts Council that we share the events of Tumbler Ridge as best we can. Please submit any events you would like listed in this column to Erin Hanna 242-3364 or **?Events Blog? now online! (Google-sponsored). Come see! This blog is independently maintained of any other blog websites.

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


29Mile O Quilt Guild is having their annual quilt show on Sunday, April 29th from 1:00 to 4:00. The entry fee is $4.00 and includes strawberry shortcake and tea and entry into the door prize. You will see a wide variety of handmade quilts, some are for sale, and displays from some quilt shops too. So come on over and have a great afternoon, we are in the Auditorium at the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre at 1100 – 95th Avenue in Dawson Creek. For more information you can call Tonya Peirce at 759-7404


5Java Jive – Community Centre ? Room 5 -7-10 pm – $2 to get in. Contact Brian Bray 242-4333.

6-12.1Emergency Preparedness Week ? Please visit the Art Gallery in the Community Centre for the display.

10TRCAC (Arts Council) regular meeting ? 7 pm ? Community centre ? Room 3 ? New members welcome! Contact Erin Hanna 242-3364 or

19Face Painting Workshop ? Time TBA ? Sponsored by TR Days Society (Grizfest) to reduCe your cost in HALF. Fee $35.00/person – maximum 15 people. Contact Joy 242-4246.

26DATE CORRECTION: Tailgate Garage Sale ? Hosted by the Grizzly Valley Saddle Club (Rain date is June 2) Sale starts–10:00a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Vendors please be at the GVSC BEFORE 9:30 to get a parking spot and to set up. Cost to vendors: $10.00 per vehicle. More Info: Crys White 4499 or Corrie Bolick 0069

25-27Writing and Walking Sticks ? Presented by TR Public Library – Barry McKinnon Distinguished Professor: Writing workshops on specific detail and ways to record it in the language of poetry and prose. Will include a range of examples, exercises, and applications for immediate and practical use for writers, regardless of level, who take part in the weekend?s activities.

Trent Ernst: Outdoors and the Art of Personal Narrative;

Shirlee Matheson, renowned non-fiction writer, cultural and natural history, Writing methods;

Ken Belford celebrated Eco Poet poetry writing techniques guided by the environment ; Songwriting workshop with the established

Shannon Ingersoll, Music therapist/ Outdoor hikes and skills workshops with special thanks to Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society and Mila.

Pre-registration by May 22 – Pre-payment preferred $50.00 inclusive.

Program: May 25 – Bonus guided hike. Hike to Quality Falls beginner level, Bergeron Falls advanced meet at 11 Caboose in Tumbler Ridge: $20.00

Registration and meet 4 – 6 Gwillim Educational Centre. Displays, readings, book signings entertainment.

May 26 – 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Workshops and Outdoor activities. Outdoor workshops include topographical map readng, orienteering, bear aware and preparing for day and weekend trips, no trace camping.

May 27 – 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Workshops and Outdoor activities. Optional hike to Bullmoose Marshes. Contact Library 242-4778.


2Ridge Ramble Biathlon

9Grizzly Valley Saddle Club Poker Ride. Contact Crys White 242-4499

10Grizzly Valley Saddle Club Family Day & Gymkhana. Contact Crys White 242-4499

16CORRECTION: Dinner Theatre ? Presented by the Grizzly Valley Players ? ?TR Time Travel 2 ?The Sequel Prequel?). Details TBA.

21National Aboriginal Day


1Canada Day Celebrations

1Grand Opening Discovery Gallery ? TRMF and PRPRC welcome you to the offical Grand Opening of the Discovery Gallery located in Commercial Park at the PRPRC building. For information contact 242-3466.

14TRCAC (Arts Council) regular meeting ? 7 pm ? Community Centre ? Room 3 ? New members welcome! Contact Erin Hanna 242-3364 or

Dinner Theatre-Presented by the Grizzly Valley Players-“TR Time Travel 2-The Sequel Prequel”. Details date and time TBA.