Challenging, yet positive, weekend for Goose Festival

Mass cancellation of outdoor events on Saturday due to the roughly 10 centimetres of wet show

Challenging, yet positive, weekend for Goose Festival    Kenneth Brown of The Clarion The 46th annual Kindersley Goose Festival had its challenges with a mass cancellation of outdoor events on Saturday. Still, it was a good weekend of events. The festival took place on Sept. 20-23, but most activities and events on Saturday and Sunday were cancelled due to the roughly…

Swinging and sipping in the South Okanagan

In the Osoyoos region, there’s an authentic, unpretentious aura that’s impossible not to appreciate

Swinging and sipping in the South OkanaganThe sting of a messy double-bogey on the first hole at the Osoyoos Golf Club doesn't last long. After traipsing up to the second tee, I grab my big bad driver and survey the scene. Below me a sweet, serpentine fairway careens toward a beautiful sand-guarded green that hangs high above the lake. In all…

Plenty to do during Goose Festival

Festival kicks off in traditional fashion with the Goose Plucking and Potato Peeling events

Plenty to do during Goose FestivalClarion Staff The 46th Kindersley Goose Festival kicks off tomorrow with the usual potato skin shredding and feather flying contests at the stage along Main Street. Goose Festival takes place on Sept. 20-23. Events take place throughout the community on all four days of the festival, but Saturday is the busiest day with events focused…

Helping her town be the best it can be

Louise Campbell continues to lend a hand with various organizations, just as she has for decades

Helping her town be the best it can be  Joan Janzen of The Clarion Louise Campbell is not only a long-time resident of Kindersley, but also a long-time volunteer. “I’ve lived in town since 1968; now I’m trying to phase out of volunteering, because of age.” In spite of her efforts to “phase out of volunteering,” I found her at the United Church…

Born to be mild: Bikers gather in Port Dover, Ont.

Nearly 200,000 people are expected to descend upon Port Dover to celebrate the biker lifestyle and the machines they ride

Born to be mild: Bikers gather in Port Dover, Ont.On Friday the 13th, the Lake Erie town of Port Dover, Ont., (population 6,100) will welcome an estimated 200,000 motorcyclists and spectators to its annual celebration of two-wheeled freedom. The event is a tradition that started on Nov. 13, 1981, at the former Commercial Hotel, now known as Angelo’s, by Chris Simons and a few dozen…

Music festival celebrates 55th year in style

The two-week Kindersley and District Music Festival boasted close to 300 entries and closed with the Stars of the Festival Gala

Music festival celebrates 55th year in styleKevin McBain of The Clarion Each year, the talent on display at the Kindersley and District Music Festival is awe-inspiring. The musicianship from young to old and in every class shows the dedication of the parents and the talent of the many fantastic teachers that have been tasked to mould raw talent into the great…

Music festival just around the corner

The festival kicks off on March 12 and the 300 entrants will take part in various performance arts classes taught by a host of talented instructors. Top performers will display their talent at Stars of the Festival on the 23

Music festival just around the cornerKevin McBain of The Clarion The countdown to the 55th annual Kindersley and District Music Festival is on. This year’s event will take place from March 12 to 22, closing off with the Stars of the Festival grand finalé on Friday, March 23. Once again, participants will be involved in vocal, musical theatre, speech arts,…

The business was in his blood

Lorne Staples reflects on 70 years of serving the Kindersley community as Staples Apparel Company closes its doors for good

The business was in his bloodJoan Janzen of The Clarion Staples Apparel Company in Kindersley conducted its final day of sales on Feb. 10. Owner Lorne Staples recalls the origins of this family business, which began 70 years ago at its present location at 209 Main Street. “My dad, Don Staples, and my uncle, John Staples, started the business 70…

Chamber marks successful year

Annual general meeting includes introduction of new Kindersley chamber executive director, year’s highlights, financial report

Chamber marks successful yearKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley and District Chamber of Commerce has held its annual general meeting (AGM) to close the books on another year of events and member services. Chamber officials and members gathered at the Kindersley Inn on Feb. 9 for the annual meeting. The AGM covered the usual business of delivering…

It’s another musical Christmas

Two events in Kindersley over the next two Sundays will get you in the festive spirit

It’s another musical ChristmasClarion staff Two events over the next two Sundays will get you in the Christmas spirit. The annual Kindersley Christmas Carol Festival, sponsored by the Kindersley and District Music Festival Association, will be held this Sunday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church. Organizer Glenda Giles said there will be about 22 musical numbers…

A BC coastal community orchestrates a new role in the global economy

Powell River's PRISMA on the Beach is part of a global movement of summer music festivals in towns that love to organize, fundraise and volunteer for the arts

A BC coastal community orchestrates a new role in the global economyA local history of volunteerism and love for the performing arts have given Powell River a cultural base for its second coming. Every year for the past five years, this community on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast has hosted the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy – PRISMA. The whole experience is festival-like and runs for…