The Town Crier

The Tumbler Ridge Arts Council (TRCAC) will be providing information about the events going on in town. Please feel free to contact TRCAC with any events you would like mentioned in this weekly column, the Arts Council community board at the Community Centre and the ?new events? tent cards you will see around town in restaurants, etc.

Please contact Erin Hanna at 242-3364 or email erinmike@pris.ca to submit your events. Also, please give as much notice as possible, to have them into the newspaper ahead of the posted time and date.

You do not have to be a member or group with TRCAC to have your event listed, however we encourage anyone and everyone to please come to our meetings and become a voice in the community in regards to benefiting our arts and cultural interests in TR. Regular monthly meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of each month, except when otherwise posted in this column and in the Arts Council window to the right of the main doors of the Community Centre. Membership can be for your group or as an individual patron of the arts. Annual membership for your group is $20 and for individuals $5. If you would like to start a group, club, have an event, please join us so we can assist you and help share your event with as many people as possible.

TRCAC currently supports the following groups: Arts Show Committee; Midwinter Review (The Review Crew); Ridge Rippers Quilt Guild; Theatre On The Ridge; TR Adult Community Choir; TR Pipe Band; TRUMP. By becoming a member, you will have rights to apply for grants and opportunities awarded specifically to Arts Councils. TRCAC also serves as a valuable information exchange between other Arts Councils and the events and artists available to this area. TRCAC is in the process of building a website with further information. Please keep checking for updates at www.geocities.com/tr_artscouncil

At A Glance

OCTOBER 2004

15 Flu Clinic (Community Centre)

22 We Love Kids Day (Comm. Centre) 10:30 am start $3/child admission

23 TOTR (Drama) Haunted House (Comm. Centre ? Rm 3) 6:00-9:00 $2 admission

30 Aquatic Centre Haunted House (Comm. Centre) 6:30-8:30 pm $3 admission

30 Halloween Dance hosted by TRUMP (Comm. Centre – Rm 5) $10 admission featuring live band ?Hourglass Road? (adult event)

NOVEMBER 2004

11 Remembrance Day Service (TRSS)

12 We Love Kids Day (Comm. Centre) 10:30 am start $3/child admission

12/13 TRISP Craft Fair (Comm. Centre) Fri 7:00-9:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am ? 4:00 pm

26 Aquatic Centre Pool Party ? regular admission

26/27 Ten Thousand Villages Craft Sale (Library) Fri 5:00-10:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am ? 5:00 pm

27 Market Square )Comm. Centre ? 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

27 Java Jive Coffee House (Comm. Centre ? Rm 5) $2 admission

DECEMBER 2004

11 District Business Christmas Party

14 TRUMP Community Christmas Concert (Fireside Lounge/Comm. Centre) 7:00 pm

15 Children?s Christmas Party (Comm. Centre ? Rms 4 & 5) 3:30 ? 5:00 pm (free)