Archives for March 7, 2017
March 14 at 6pm, Frank Venables Theatre, Oliver
Award-winning documentary, The Age of Love, follows a group of 70-90 year olds who sign up for a speed dating event. Funny and charming, the film challenges stigmas while bridging a divide between generations. Sponsored by Interior Savings as part of Okanagan Embrace Aging Month.
Register here: www.aololiver.eventbrite.ca
VICTORIA – Today government introduced a new Discriminatory Provisions (Historical Wrongs) Repeal Act to permanently remove discriminatory provisions in historical private legislation.
This follows through on a commitment made in 2014 by Premier Christy Clark to review discriminatory legislation as part of government’s pledge to address historical wrongs committed by past provincial governments against Chinese Canadians.
Over the past year, the Province reviewed nearly 2,000 pieces of legislation dated from 1871, the year that British Columbia joined Confederation, to 1982, the year the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was introduced, to remove historical provisions (in legislation) that were discriminatory on the basis of ethnicity or place of origin.
While the ‘Chinese Legacy BC: Legislation Review Report’ released today outlines how the vast majority of B.C. laws are free from discrimination and that new B.C. laws must conform to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the report also identifies 19 obscure historical private acts that contain discriminatory provisions.
The legislation review reinforces the fact that all British Columbians have a high degree of constitutional and legislated human rights protection. At the time the discriminatory provincial legislation was enacted, there was no federal, provincial or international human rights legislation in existence, nor had the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms been enacted.
On May 15, 2014, the entire legislative assembly apologized for discriminatory and racist legislation enacted by past provincial governments in British Columbia against its Chinese Canadian community. The recommendations outlined in the Chinese Historical Wrongs Consultation final report tabled at the time of the historic apology received unanimous endorsements from all members of the House.
SOAP Theatre brings the hilarious dysfunctional comedy “Since You Left Us” to Oliver and Osoyoos for four nights only.
There’s dysfunctional, and then there’s the family in “Since You Left Us”. Fraught with alcoholism, constantly in party mode and now, back together after fifteen years, plus a bizarre relationship with a Jack Russell terrier named … Jack; they give new meaning to the word.
Casting is complete and rehearsals have begun for SOAP Theatre’s final installment of their highly successful 2016/2017 season. “Since You Left Us” was written by award winning Vancouver actress turned playwright, Susinn McFarlen. Seasoned actor and director Trevor Leigh directs for SOAP for the first time, and has cast some new faces. Valerie Heathman makes her SOAP debut as Dolly- a sexy, foul mouthed septuagenarian, who is most comfortable in plunging leopard-skin, tight pants and spike heels. Jeff Smith, new to SOAP, makes his debut as Mike, son of Dolly. A fireman by day, Mike just wants to get to Hooters and have a beer. Rounding out the cast are Christine Rothwell, as the level headed author, Fanny, and Aimee Grice, playing dog obsessed Denny. Brian Hesje steps out of the sound booth and on to the stage as Fanny’s son, Danno and director Trevor Leigh joins the cast as Dolly’s boyfriend, Chuck. “Since You Left Us” is laugh-out-loud funny, profoundly poignant and not to be missed.
The cast take the stage April 28 & 29 at 7:30 at the OSS Theatre in Osoyoos, and May 5 & 6 at 7:30 at the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver.
Tickets are available online now at venablestheatre.ca. They can also be purchased at the Franks Venables Theatre in Oliver on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 – 3. Tickets will be available at Your Dollar Store with More in Osoyoos and Sundance Video in Oliver later in March.
Join Deb and Mel of Lakeside Travel
on an ‘Escorted Insight Tour’ –
Treasures of Italy – Right from Penticton! Still 8 seats left!!
Total Cost per person $5872.00 CAD
April 27th – May 09th
Salut, I did a radio doc for the NCRA and the Rendez-Vous de la Francophonie, through Peach City Radio… It is called…;
23 Juin, 23rd of June, 2016, Oliver Pickers Appreciation Day…
Thought that some of your audience would like maybe to hear this…
This show is about the Francophone migrant workers impact on the small farming community of Oliver, nestle in the Okanagan Valley, the southern part, and some individuals, from both communities, that came together to create an Appreciation Day for Pickers …
It will broadcast this week on Tuesday at 5 PM, and repeat on Thursday at 9 PM… You can listen here…
Some local voices are featured, Shyvano Joly, Lydia Frederick, Greg Norton, Sidney and Marie-Ève Ruhland (Sid Ruined), Ron Hovanes (mayor of Oliver), Caroline Alarie, Lionel Doherty (Oliver Chronicle), and Carol Sheridan (parks and rec Oliver)…
If you miss it this week, it will eventually be on a podcast on our website later…