Category Archives: North Peace Cultural Centre

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

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!

Beginner’s Crochet Workshop

Saturday, March 7 & 14, 2020 – 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

$55. 00 per person includes ALL materials and GST.

This two session workshop will have your whipping through the stitches of basic crochet. We will have everything you need for your first project – from start to finish!

Call the Gallery (250)787-0993 or stop by to register (Warning: could cause a lifetime habit of stitching)

An Evening with Rex Murphy

Wednesday, March 4th
Doors open at 6:15
Event starts at 7:30 All Seats $67.75 He is known from coast to coast for his acerbic wit and wry humour on the topics of the day.

Rex Murphy has one of Canada’s most distinctive voices of commentary, both for its folksy Newfoundland tone and its typically Canadian flexibility. Like the nation itself, one could argue, Murphy can identify with the dirty hands of hard work and the white collars of policy. As a columnist, in the broadcast and written forms alike, he has made a career out of finding the pulse-points of Canada.

Join Rex Murphy, CBC and National Post commentator for an evening of insight and incomparable wit will keep you laughing and nodding as he offers his tales with a special focus on the energy sector, the construction industry, and the politics of natural resources.

This ICBA event is an excellent opportunity to network with leaders of B.C.’s resource industry.

Doors open at 6:15 Event starts at 7:30

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Vanessa Neil at vanessa@icba.ca or 604.901.0111.

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Atlantic String Machine

Saturday, February 8th @ 7:30 PM
Adults $25, Students & Seniors $20, Children $15

Atlantic String Machine is a dynamic ensemble of string players who perform as many styles of music as they can fit into their portfolios. Based on Prince Edward Island, the members of ASM have established themselves at the forefront of new and exciting arts groups on the island. Their unique approach comes from a desire to keep live music relevant, transformative, and above all entertaining. In their efforts to keep themselves and their audiences engaged, they seek out interesting collaborations with other artists, unexpected venues for concerts, and write their own arrangements and compositions, keeping their repertoire fresh and alive.

ASM has been recognized with several awards, receiving Music PEI awards for Achievement in Classical or Jazz in 2016, 2017 and 2019. For their debut album entitled Lost Time, the group received an ECMA nomination for best classical recording and member Sean Kemp received a nomination for best classical composition.

In October 2019, the String Machine released its second album, entitled The Bayfield Sessions. This album is a collaboration project with five Atlantic Canadian singer-songwriters: Ian Sherwood, Alicia Toner, Nathan Wiley, Matthew Byrne and Catherine MacLellan. There are also three instrumental arrangements on the album. During the week of the East Coast Music Awards in Charlottetown in May 2019, the group was recording tracks in the basement of a rented house on Bayfield street in Charlottetown (hence The Bayfield Sessions), arranging the charts, engineering the sessions, and over the summer was editing the tracks and designing the artwork. The result is an exciting mix of performances from this award-winning, genre-jumping string quintet.

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Fiction Writers’ Bootcamp

Fiction Writer’s Bootcamp

Jan 28 to April 7, 2019

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!

Fred Penner

Sunday, February 23 @ 3 pm
All Seats $32.75 or pack of 4 $111 (ticket packs only available at the box office or by phone)

This show presented by Fort St. John Co-op and sponsored by 100.1 Moose FM.

Fred Penner is a gentleman with an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself. This musical master brings more than 40 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that blends many genres of performing and communication. Fred continues to grow and create music for his generations of “Fred Heads”.

From hosting the United Way National conference in Saskatoon to emceeing the renowned Polaris Music Awards and being part of the C3 Legacy Expedition supporting the truth and reconciliation process in remote parts of Canada, apparently retirement is not in the cards for our Fred. The phone is still ringing!  And his concert touring continues.

His latest Juno Award / Canadian Folk Music Award / Western Canadian Music Award-winning CD project, Hear The Music is dedicated to all who have travelled with him on his musical journey. He is thankful to the generations for allowing him into their lives, listening and singing along.

In his career, Fred has delivered a prolific 13 CD’s to families across North America and countless energetic live shows for eager audiences.

In his television life, Fred composed the music for YTV’s Tipi Tales and is especially known for over 900 episodes in 13 seasons of acclaimed Fred Penner’s Place TV series – CBC (Canada) and Nick. Jr. (USA).

Fred’s visibility has allowed him the privilege and joy of using his voice to support organizations like UNESCO, World Vision, UNICEF and the Canadian Down Syndrome Society.

In 2005, Fred journeyed to Zambia, Africa with World Vision to host a program for Child Sponsorship in the Western World.

Expanding his connection to dedicated teachers, as a keynote presenter at numerous early childhood conferences, he has, without a doubt, established himself as a fundamental part of the North American family educational/entertainment scene.

Fred has received two honorary doctorates and received the Order of Canada for his life’s work.

Whether it’s through cd’s, concerts, videos, books or television, his cornerstone philosophy remains the same:” Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child”.

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