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Traditional Ukrainian Egg Decorating – Pysanky

March 28, 2020 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm – $68 per person includes gst and ALL materials

Join Nicole for an afternoon of creative tradition. Everything you need is included to create your own Easter Egg Masterpiece!

A pysanka (Ukrainian: писанка, plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, “to write” or “to inscribe”, as the designs are not painted on, but written (inscribed) with beeswax.

Call 250-787-0993 or stop in at the Gallery to register.

**Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

BC Winter Games

The Arts Community played its part in the 2020 BC Winter Games held in Fort St. John from February 20-23. It was a wonderful event and it was an opportunity for the Arts and Sport to work side by side for the benefit of the community. As BC Game staff member, Andrew Pitre, said after the Opening Ceremony, “I reflect on the similarities and difference between the performing arts and sport performance.  The arts has such a unique ability to be so much more inclusive, engage people, showcase dance/movement/music and just reach such a wider audience. 
Its amazing how a show like this really does bring people together. “

Enjoy these images from the Games.

Dancers of Studio 2 Stage and Alchemy Dance Collective perform Sky Full of Stars at the 2020 Winter Games Opening Ceremony.
Watt School of Irish Dance performing at the Opening Ceremony.
Dancers of Alchemy Dance Collective and Studio 2 Stage Dance Academy perform behind the BC Games torch at the Opening Ceremony
Dancers from Northern Dance Theatre Society had the North Peace Arena hopping as they led athletes in Just Dance at the Participant Special Events on Friday and Saturday evening at the BC Winter Games.
School District 60 Spirit of the Peace Dancers charmed the audience at the BC Winter Games Opening Ceremony.
Performing at the BC Winter Games Closing Ceremony: School District 60 Band students, Northern Winds Community Band, the North Peace Community Choir, Northern Lights Youth Choir, Alleluiah Children’s Choir

Fiction Writers’ Bootcamp

March 10 to May 12, 2020

Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

$165 per person (includes GST & Textbook)

10-week-course limited to 10 participants to allow for individual attention.

Lesson #1 – Overview of Fiction—Understanding today’s fiction, genres analysis, tropes, and participant’s story ideas. Choose your dream and take the plunge.

Lesson #2 – Brainstorming Techniques & Plotting Tools—Choose the right ones for you. Develop your story idea into a solid plan.

Lesson #3 – Building Great Characters—Build characters readers love or love to hate. Populate your story with dynamic characters.

Lesson #4 – Building Your Story Road Map—The hows (events) and whys (motives). Setting yourself up for success.

Lesson #5 – Hook ’em on Page One—Checking under the hood before you start (Hook & Inciting Incident). Catch and keep your reader.

Lesson #6 – Basic Grammar Building Blocks—Mastering the rules for your story roadmap; your licence to write. Fill your writer’s toolbox.

Lesson #7 – Imagery, Depth, and Emotion—Pumping life into your words. Making your readers care.

Lesson #8 – Help, I’m Lost, and What to Do About it—Solutions to rescue your story. Setting your story up for success.

Lesson #9 – Tension, Suspense, Page-Turners and Cliff-Hangers—Techniques to up the stakes in your story. Always leave them wanting more.

Lesson #10 – The Redirect—What to Do When Your Character’s Take Over. Stay true to you plan and welcome inspiration.

Bonus – The course ends with a one-on-one personal consult with Ronnie and a first chapter or short story edit.

This comprehensive workshop includes a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and everything you need to write that story you’ve always dreamed of. Bring a notebook and your enthusiasm to Ronnie Robert’s ten-week Fiction Writing Boot Camp, have some fun, connect with other local writers and hopefuls, and lay your best foundation for success as a fiction writer.

To Register please visit the North Peace Cultural Centre Box Office, Call Peace Gallery North at (250)787-0993 or Register Now on-line!