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Amber Barton in Meditation. (Debra Lynn photo)

BC Movement Arts: Hieroglyphics and gadgetry

The audience seemed delightedly surprised by what they had just watched

The BC Movement Arts Society was founded and directed by Mary-Louise Albert. (Submitted photo)

The BC Movement Arts Society: Uniting urban and rural in the North Island

The BCMAS also supports the development of professional dance artists through creation residencies

  • Jul 13, 2022
The Hyde Creek Music Festival made its return this year on July 2 with a great lineup of bands and some warm weather. See more photos on page nine. (Debra Lynn photo)

Hyde Creek Music Festival returned for some fun in the sun

The music festival was held July 2 and saw sunny weather all day

An art show was part of Gold River Days in 2021, and it's the kind of event the new society will be putting on in the future. Photo courtesy Keith Broad

Gold River, Tsa’xana and Nootka Sound gets art boost with new society

Arts society holding show and auction to help with launch

An art show was part of Gold River Days in 2021, and it's the kind of event the new society will be putting on in the future. Photo courtesy Keith Broad
Indigenous storyteller Kung Jaadee will host an hour-long online storytelling event on June 22 through the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Photo by Kim Th’e)
Indigenous storyteller Kung Jaadee will host an hour-long online storytelling event on June 22 through the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Photo by Kim Th’e)
Canadian music legend Mick Dalla-Vee brings his Idols and Icons show to Vancouver Island communities June 10-12, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Canadian singer Mick Dalla-Vee brings Idols and Icons to Vancouver Island towns

Dalla-Vee to perform June 10–12 in Port Alice, Port Alberni and Gold River

Canadian music legend Mick Dalla-Vee brings his Idols and Icons show to Vancouver Island communities June 10-12, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
‘The Days’ is coming to the North Island. (Submitted photo)
‘The Days’ is coming to the North Island. (Submitted photo)
Celtic Celebration photos by Debra Lynn

Mount Waddington Highland Dancing Association’s Celtic Celebration takes over Civic Centre

The Port McNeill show on May 29 was postponed due to the all-day power outage

Celtic Celebration photos by Debra Lynn
The Tenors played a benefit concert in Port McNeill on May 27. (Debra Lynn photo)

The Tenors benefit concert in Port McNeill raises funds for a good cause

The Tenors have over 1,000 live performances under their belt

The Tenors played a benefit concert in Port McNeill on May 27. (Debra Lynn photo)
Rebecca Argolick and Livona Ellis will be performing on the North Island in June. Photo contributed

BC Movement Arts Society brings urban and rural to the North Island for a night of contemporary dance

An evening of solos and duet featuring the explosive talents of bright young female artists

  • May 25, 2022
Rebecca Argolick and Livona Ellis will be performing on the North Island in June. Photo contributed
Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill. (Gate House Theatre photo)

Gate House Theatre to use funding to purchase a portable green room

Oppen said the funding should hopefully cover the entire cost of adding a portable building

Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill. (Gate House Theatre photo)
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)
The back cover of Yvonne Maximchuk's fiction novel 'Murder Rides A Gale Force Wind.' (Submitted photo)

Echo Bay artist-author explains how she wrote her very first fiction novel

‘I could probably write a book about everything I learned from writing this book’

The back cover of Yvonne Maximchuk's fiction novel 'Murder Rides A Gale Force Wind.' (Submitted photo)
Lonnie Glass of Thunder Road singing with bandmate Shelley Sweet Potato Brown. (Debra Lynn photo)

Thunder Road – A Bruce Springsteen Experience rocks Port McNeill on a Saturday night

As the show went on, the intensity gradually grew for both band and audience

  • Apr 27, 2022
Lonnie Glass of Thunder Road singing with bandmate Shelley Sweet Potato Brown. (Debra Lynn photo)
The Tenors will be playing a show May 27 in Port McNeill for charity. (Supplied photo)

The Tenors are coming May 27 to Port McNeill for a benefit concert

Tickets start at $50 and the concert begins at 7:00 p.m. in the North Island Secondary School gym

The Tenors will be playing a show May 27 in Port McNeill for charity. (Supplied photo)
Yvonne Maximchuk’s latest book is a mystery novel set in Echo Bay. (Supplied photo)

Echo Bay artist-author ventures into the fiction genre with brand new mystery book

Entering the fiction genre for the first time, Maximchuk says the book was a lot of fun to write

Yvonne Maximchuk’s latest book is a mystery novel set in Echo Bay. (Supplied photo)
Thunder Road, A Bruce Springsteen Experience, is coming to the Gate House Theatre April 23. (Photo supplied)

Bruce Springsteen tribute band coming to Port McNeill this weekend

Thunder Road is an 11 piece band from Victoria that gives you all of The Boss’ greatest hits

Thunder Road, A Bruce Springsteen Experience, is coming to the Gate House Theatre April 23. (Photo supplied)
Whipped Cream, a DJ from Nanaimo, will be performing at Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., on April 16 and April 23. (Brandon Densley/Dnz.media photo)

Vancouver Island DJ Whipped Cream’s dream jumps off her board with Coachella gig

DJ to play the same days as Billie Eilish and Megan Thee Stallion

Whipped Cream, a DJ from Nanaimo, will be performing at Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., on April 16 and April 23. (Brandon Densley/Dnz.media photo)
Ryan McMahon. (Photo contributed)

Ryan McMahon performing at final show of the North Island Concert Society’s season

McMahon has carved out an almost 20-year career as an independent artist in Canada’s music scene

Ryan McMahon. (Photo contributed)
Joëlle Rabu and her son, Nico Rhodes, performing at the Port Hardy Civic Centre. (Debra Lynn photo)

Joëlle Rabu and Nico Rhodes: Reviving Piaf at North Island Concert Society show

North Island residents were treated to a channeling of the spirit of Edith Piaf

Joëlle Rabu and her son, Nico Rhodes, performing at the Port Hardy Civic Centre. (Debra Lynn photo)