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Renowned Canadian pianist coming this May to Fort St John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - A renowned Canadian pianist will be coming to play in the Peace Region this May. Piano Six - New Generation artist, Angela Park, will be making a stop in Fort St. John as part of a spring tour. Park will be making a stop in Fort St. John on May 13 and 14 playing four school...

2019 Fort St. John High on Ice Winter Festival Day 2 Schedule

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It’s day two of the annual High on Ice Winter Festival.  There are a number of events happening on Saturday in Fort St. John to celebrate including the Mayors Carving Challenge, Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Dog Sled Races, Free Swimming, Soup Stock, Live Music and more. See the full event schedule below. Make sure to bundle...

The High on Ice Winter Festival is underway at Centennial Park

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The High on Ice Winter Festival is underway at Centennial Park. Gates opened at 4:00 p.m., with Opening Ceremonies taking place at the Welcome Wall at 6:30 p.m. Mayor Lori Ackerman will be giving opening remarks to kick-off the 2019 edition of High on Ice. The High on Ice Winter Festival takes place February 15 to the...

High on Ice Winter Festival kicks off tonight

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The High on Ice Winter Festival is kicking off tonight, at 4:00 p.m., with Opening Ceremonies at Centennial Park. City crews have been working hard this past week as they prepared for the long-weekend Festival. High on Ice will include various Winter-related activities located across the city for the entire family to enjoy. When it comes to...

2019 High on Ice Event Schedule

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - High on Ice Winter Festival starts Friday and runs through to the holiday Monday.  Find out when each event is below in our High on Ice Schedule. Marissa Jordan, Recreation Programmer for the City of Fort St. John, says set up is going great as crews have been working in Centennial Park for the past week,...

Grants available to showcase B.C. artists internationally

VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is making grants available to showcase B.C. artists internationally. B.C. Artists and Arts Organizations can now apply for grants through the Provincial government's International Presence Funding program. According to the Ministry, grants provided through the International Presence Funding program are designed to increase the global understanding and appreciation of the Province's...

Planning for Fort St John Air Show is well underway

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The planning for the 2019 Fort St. John Air Show is well underway. Fort St. John Air Show Events Organizer, Lana Neitz, says the 2019 event will be packed with talent and performers. "We're looking at some really neat warbirds. We're bringing the Kitty Hawk; we're bringing in the Harvard's of the Harmon Rockets... we were talking...

Fort St John North Peace Museum and Alaska Highway Community Society release new book

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John North Peace Museum and the Alaska Highway Community Society have recently released a new book. The book, 'Signposts and Promises – Canada and the Alaska Highway', compiles research and stories collected during the process to nominate sites along the Alaska Highway Corridor as a National Historic Site. Julie Harris and Frank Edwards are the authors...

North Peace Museum hosts exhibit looking at women and work in Fort St John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John North Peace Museum will be presenting an exhibit looking at the history of women and work in Fort St. John called 'Not Just Housework: Women and Work in the North Peace, 1890-1960'. The exhibit looks at the various tasks women undertook in the North Peace from typical women’s jobs like nurse...

North Peace Cultural Centre receives grant for renovations

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The North Peace Cultural Centre has received a grant for $170,000 for a renovation project. Oliver Hachmeister, operations manager for the NPCC, says the grant, from BC Gaming, will go towards significant renovations for the theatre. "We've been operating for 26 years, and this would be the first major renovation of the 413 seat theatre. We've received...

Jane Sheldon named Fort St. John’s best chili chef

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John Potters Guild held their 11th Annual Chili Bowl Bash fundraiser on the weekend. The event sold out all 125 tickets and saw eight chefs competing for 1st place. Jane Sheldon was the big winner of the day as her chili narrowly bested Jessica Harisson's dish. Results for the Chilli Cook-off are shown below: 1st place:...

World Fair coming back to Fort St. John this weekend

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John League of United Youths and Settlement Workers in Schools is bringing the World Fair back to the Energetic City this weekend. The World Fair is an event that gives an opportunity for local cultural groups to showcase the unique qualities and heritage in the community. Organizers say that the event has...

Northern Dance Theatre Society set to present “A New York Night in the North”

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Northern Dance Theatre Society will present "A New York Night in the North" at the Lido this Saturday. "A New York Night in the North" is a fundraiser in support of the senior dance team's trip to New York City. The society promises residents will experience a slice of the New York Nightlife with a...

Bright Nights in June celebrating Peace Region’s farming and ranching heritage this weekend

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The North Peace Cultural Centre will be bringing Bright Nights in June back to the North Peace this weekend.  The theme of this year’s Bright Nights is a celebration of the farming and ranching industries and the part they’ve played in the history of the B.C. Peace Region. The three-day festival will kick off with...

Peace River Zone Theatre Festival starts today

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Zone Theatre Festival starts today at the North Peace Cultural Centre. The festival runs until Saturday and will feature a different play each day. Shows starts at 7:30 p.m. and run until 9:30 p.m. Tonights show is "Stop Saying Nothing", which is a collection about bullying presented by North Peace Secondary School. Friday's show...

Stage North Theatre Society Opens Blackbird this weekend

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Stage North Theatre Society is set to open their play "Blackbird" at the Black Box Theatre in Surerus Park this weekend. According to Sue Popesku the Executive Director for Stage North, the play is a heavy drama about two people who had a very unconventional affair when they were young. Popesku explained that the...

ArtsPost getting residents to Paint A Hard Hat to show support for pipelines

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The ArtsPost in Fort St. John has launched a new artsy initiative for residents to show their support for pipelines and other resource-based economic drivers in Northern B.C. From now until May 17th, the ArtsPost will be giving away free hard hats for residents to paint in order to show their support for the oil...

City hosting movie in the pool this Friday

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The North Peace Leisure Pool with be hosting a night of entertainment with a movie in the pool this Friday. Despicable Me 3 will be the movie shown and residents of all ages are welcome to lounge in the pool. Admission for the movie is $15 for families, $4 for seniors, $6 for adults, $3 for...

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