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 Visit us online at or Facebook to be added to the Tumbler Ridge Events Notice list.



Bingo – Hosted by the Lions Club – Every Monday night. – Community Centre – Room 5 – 6:30-10:00 pm – Sorry, no minors. .

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 – Inter-Denominational Services – Catholic Church – Contact Dawn Wagner 250-242-3570.

Market Square and Artist Showcase every Saturday at the Community Centre – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Book a table 250-242-4246

Musical Chairs Jam – Mid-day Saturdays at the Community Centre (either Room 3 or Fireside Lounge) – 4:00 pm start – Not guaranteed every Saturday. All musicians/vocalists welcome to come and jam with this group. The intention is to have a standard repertoire of music to be ready to play at events when needed. Genre is open for discussion and playing. For further information contact Charissa Tonnesen 250-242-5414. Email or find us on Facebook: Tumbler Ridge Musical Chairs.



5International Women’s Day – “The Way We Wear” Fashion Through The Decades Comparison – A fashion show to raise funds for needy families in Tumbler Ridge. Tickets $10 – Sorry, no minors. Tickets at Community Centre or contact Sheila 250-242-3117 or Rose 250-242-4567

9-10 – KodiActs (TRSS Drama) proudly presents: A Midterm Eve’s Phantasm. Come out and support our young actors! Both shows 7:00 pm start@ TRSS gymnasium. Admission students $4 and adults $6.

10Arts Council regular meeting – TRCAC meets once a month. New members welcome at any time. We need your help to bring arts and culture to the forefront of our community. This ia round table group who exchange information, ideas and put into action the venues and programs regarding arts and culture. We also need people who are not artists! Business people, patrons of the arts, everybody. Please visit our website or contact Erin Hanna 250-242-3364 or Maureen Sywolos 250-242-4174.

25Registration deadline for TR Junior Idol – Front Desk of Community Centre – by the end of business hours that day. Forms are available at the front desk and require a parent/guardian signature.



10-16BC Arts and Culture Week

5-6  Auditions for TR Junior Idol – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – Contact Joy @ front desk to arrange a time between 6:00-8:00 on either night.

11 – TR Junior Idol Gold Tickets announced. – Results will be announced and/or posted by 3:30 pm @ Community Centre.

11-12Rehearsals for TR Junior Idol – 3:30 on both days. This a chance for the contestants to work on use of microphone and develop stage presence.

16TR Junior Idol FINALS – Come to the show and vote for your choice of most talented youth vocalist in the competition. Admission by silver donation.


30-31 Grizfest


5BC Parks Celebrates 100 – Monkman Musings play @ Gwillim Lake – Come and see the full story of AlexanderMonkman and his crusade to build the Monkman Pass Highway. Details TBA. Admission – no charge.

6Emperor’s Challenge


6Where Art Thous – Showcase for the Tumbler Ridge Community Arts Council – Community Centre – Live performance, such as music, dance, acting. Visual art displays, groups available in our artistic community. Come and check us out.

13Program Registration Night – Community Centre – Come and see what TR has for groups, organizations and programs.