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What makes this region sing?

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The International Choral Kathaumixw is a project of the Powell River Academy of Music, founded on the model of artistic excellence promoting cultural diversity, acclaiming members of Tla’amin Nation while welcoming and embracing cultures from around the world. 

The festival takes place July 4 to 8 this year and is filled with concerts, common song singing, choral & vocal solo performances, conductor’s seminars and social events. It is a place to learn from each other and from world-renowned choral personalities. 

Kathaumixw is a Coast Salish word gifted to the festival by the Elders of Tla’amin Nation – whose Traditional Territory we share. Since the first festival (1984), the International Choral Kathaumixw has taken place biennially, except for a break during COVID.

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When the long arm is the law

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March is National Quilting Month, and qathet is breaking out the fat quarters like never before. You can see quilts, watch quilts being made, make a quilt yourself, or get some of the skills to start you on your quilting journey. 

Here, Nina Mussellam of the Timberlane Quilters Guild, explains the local quilt scene. 

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Soon-to-be Stars

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The U15 Powell River Queens are about to go global in the International Ice Hockey Federation’s GGG event

Sitting on the benches just off the rink at the Rec Complex – skates half-on, pre-practice – the U15 Queens hockey team gathered around to hear a special announcement. They had been chosen to play a special game February 18, against the Sechelt Blues, representing all of BC, in the Global Girls Game (GGG) event which will feature female hockey teams from all over the world. It took the teens a few minutes to realize that this is, indeed a big deal.

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