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NPSS presents Elf the Musical

December 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7:00 pm at the North Peace Cultural Centre

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

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Corb Lund

September 13, 2022, 7:30 pm at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Tickets: $50.00 Get Tickets Here

Corb Lund has received multiple CCMA, JUNO, and international award nominations and wins. A rural
Albertan hailing from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a long family lineage of ranchers and
rodeo people, Lund is about as authentic as they come. Embracing both his Western heritage and his
indie rock past through his music, Lund has been known to filter a range of cowboy themes past and
present through his unique lens – from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons to the somber
realities of running a modern family ranch.

Most recently, Lund released Songs My Friends Wrote. The 10-song set features Lund putting his spin on
some of his favourite songs written by close friends and world-class songwriters such as Hayes Carll, Todd
Snider, Canadian Country Music Legend Ian Tyson, and more. Met with critical acclaim, Holler said in
their 8.5 out of 10 Star review, “Lund unearths, dusts off and revives lost should-have-been classics,
hopefully encouraging listeners to search out the original versions” while American Songwriter said,
“Lund remains a singular artist, and the fact that he can take outside material without being affected by
any dominating influence provides all the proof we needed.” No Depression said “…he and his band, the
Hurtin’ Albertans, deliver lively, empathetic versions that will renew your appreciation for the songs
you’re familiar with and pique your interest in the writers of those you’re not” while Glide Magazine
said, “…the appeal is unavoidable.” Songs My Friends Wrote is the follow up to 2020’s critically acclaimed
Agricultural Tragic, Lund’s first studio album of original material in 5 years, which earned him the 2021
CCMA award for Alternative Country Album of the Year, his 13th career win. Lund also recently had his
debut on stage at the historic Grand Ole Opry.

Lund will spend the rest of 2022 doing what he loves best, being on the road, before writing another
album of originals for release in 2023.

Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, May 27th. This show is an all-new show featuring Corb Lund in an intimate acoustic setting. Don’t miss Corb Lund Live..the Acoustic Tour coming to the North Peace Cultural Centre in September.

A limited number of VIP packages are available. Packages will include:
* One general admission ticket
* Access to an intimate preshow acoustic performance with Corb Lund
* Limited edition tour poster; autographed by Corb Lund
* Specially designed merch item (exclusive to VIP only).
* Commemorative VIP laminate
VIP Packages are available for $136.25 each

Open Skies Ekphrastic Writing Contest

The results are in for the 2022 Ekphrastic Writing Contest which has become a regular part of the Open Skies Regional juried art exhibition.

Poems were adjudicated by Shelley A. Leedhal.

Distinguished Award:
Shannon May Craig, Fort St. John, BC – “The Rain Felt Like Sunshine” (Inspired by ‘Little Bee’ by Caily Oldershaw)

Chosen Awards:

  1. Aleisha Hendry, Dawson Creek, BC – “Static” (Inspired by Tracy Krauss’s “White Noise”)
  2. Barbara Daley, Fort St. John, BC – “Beach Rocks” (Inspired by Eliza Massey Stanford’s “Beach Rocks”)
  3. Dori Braun, Pouce Coupe, BC – “Little Bee” (Inspired by Caily Oldershaw’s “Little Bee”)
  4. Tony Takacs, Chetwynd, BC – “The Shack” (Inspired by Kim Ans’s “The Shack”)
  5. Shannon May Craig, Fort St John, BC – “I’m done” (Inspired by Donna Bozarth’s “I’m Done”)
  6. Pamela den Ouden, Fort St John, BC – “Father and Daughter” (Inspired by Kathie Young’s “Father and Daughter”)
  7. Mel Mason, Fort St John, BC – “Choose Your Adventure” (Inspired by Drixx Salvador’s “Serenity”)
  8. Katelyn Vandersteen, Fort Nelson, BC – “Untitled (Wolf)” (Inspired by “Untitled (Wolf)” by Ava Gairdner)

See the selected poems and the paintings that inspired them.