Roller derby, bear decorating; we’ve got it all

Your guide to what's happening in the East Kootenay arts

Get your bears

Cranbrook and District Arts Council bears for the summer long business ‘Teddy Bear Hide and Seek’ and the August 23 Teddy Bear Picnic are now available at The Gallery, 135 Tenth Avenue South, Cranbrook. $25. Proceeds to Arts Council projects. The Business Teddy Bear Hide and Seek will run from July 1 to August 22. All others have until August 23 to dress and name their bears. Sponsored by Spring Honda. For more details call Marisa at CDAC 250-426-4223.


Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

The Friends of the Cranbrook Women’s  Resource Centre are looking for men in heels. The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes organization brings issues of rape, sexual assault and gender violence to the forefront. The Friends are looking for men to walk the Sam Steele Parade route this June in a pair of red high heels. This will be the third year for this worthy fundraiser. Register online, at To request a pledge package and find out more, call Melanie at 250-432-5854.



Library Display

The display at the Cranbrook Library for the month of May is pottery by local potter Migs Lovlin.



May 26 to June 8


The Works of the North Star Quilters Society are on display at the gallery at Centre 64.  Exhibition Hours: Monday – Friday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information call the Kimberley Arts Council at 250-427-4919 or   Sew Creative Chalet at 250-427-3393



Thurs. May 29

Spring Fling

The Liela Cooper/ Hali Duncan School of Highland Dance presents Spring Fling Year End Showcase at McKim Theatre, Thursday May 29th at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served compliments of the Kimberley City Bakery and the Kimberley Cranbrook Highland Dance Association. Adults $8, Children 5 and under free. Tickets are available at the door only.



Thurs. May 30, Friday May 31

Kimberley Dance Academy annual production



Kimberley Dance Academy is proud to present their 23rd Annual Production Revue: “And the Winner Is…” This year’s performance is a tribute to the entire entertainment industry. We will visit the best of the best in daytime and prime-time television, film, motion picture, theatre and sound as we celebrate and showcase performances from the Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar, Tony and Grammy Awards.  Come join us on the red carpet… you may just see some very special guests arrive !! The show promises an evening of great entertainment and fun for all ages.  We will also be making a very big announcement for next fall…see you there! Showtime 7 p.m. Reserved Seating. Tickets: Adults $22.75, Student 6-17 $17.50, Pre-school 5 and under $12.25



Sat. May 31

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne

The Kimberley Arts Council/Centre 64 presents the final concert in the Winter / Spring Concert Series: Kenny Blues Boss Wayne. Advanced Tickets: $20 – KAC Members, $22 – Non-KAC Members, At the Door: $24. Tickets can be purchased at Centre 64, or online at:



Cranbrook Farmers Market

Spring Markets

Starting on Saturday, May 31st, the Market will kick off with first of three spring markets being held at 1114 Baker Street, in downtown Cranbrook – the site where we have hosted our popular Winter Market for the past 4 years.  This location was chosen for the early season markets as a nod to the unpredictable nature of spring weather, and will give us the option of setting up outside in the parking  lot on fine days, or moving indoors in case of inclement weather.  Spring Market operating times and dates at this location will be 9 am until 1 pm on Saturdays May 31st, June 7th and June 14th.



Sat. June 7th


Saturday June7th. Marysville Artisans invites you to celebrate their 10th anniversary with them. Birthday cake, refreshments, balloon, door prizes, meet the Artists.



Sat. June 7

Choir Fundraiser

Kimberley Community Choir Yard Sale. Saturday, June 7, 8:30 to 2:00 p.m. Good stuff – good prices. 254 Lindsay St. Kimberley.



Sat. June 7

Roller Derby


East Kootenay Roller Derby League’s latest double-header bout will be held on Saturday, June 7, at the Elkford Arena & Curling Rink in Elkford, BC.  This is a family-friendly event , fun for all ages and well-worth the drive!

5:30pm – Doors Open.

6:00pm – Kimberley’s “Bavarian Barbarians” vs Invermere’s “Killer Rollbots”

8:00pm – Elkford’s “Wildcat Brawlers” vs Airdrie, AB’s “Rocky View Rollers”

Adults: $10; Kids: $5; Five and Under: free

Tickets are available at the door.

Beer Garden will be open.

50/50 tickets will be sold. Team and League merchandise will be available for purchase.

PLease bring an item for the food bank.



Sat. June 14

Leftover Craft sale

The Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to raise funds to benefit out Library. Here is a new idea, a “Leftover Craft Supply Sale.”

Whether you do scrapbooking, quilting, knitting and crocheting or you use other material for your creations, it does not matter. All crafters are ending up with an overabundance of supplies and are wondering what to do with it.

Rent a table either 30 x 60 for $10; or 30 x 72 for $12 at the Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library first ever “Leftover Craft Supply Sale” June 14, 2014 at the Manual Training Center adjacent to the Library. Tables and table sizes are limited to reserve your space soon. Setup starts at 9 a.m. with the sale open from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.

For reservation of your table please contact Kelly Widmer by phoning 250-426-3638



Sat. June 14

Social Dance

Dance  to  Chapparal  at  the  Cranbrook  Seniors  Hall,  June 14,  7 pm.  All are welcome.  Refreshments served.  Admission $10. Call 250.426.4826



Saturday in the Park Concert Series

The dates this year will once again coincide with the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market from Sat June 28th to Sat Oct 4th beginning at 11am with Live Music until 2pm featuring talented local and touring musicians  followed by a youth oriented DJ  spinning tunes for the younger crowd from 2pm to 4pm. We also have children’s activities planned throughout the day to makes this a Family Event.



Wednesday Night Farmer’s Market Live Music Series

There are two Cranbrook Farmer’s Markets on Wed July 16th and Wednesday Aug 13th from 5 p.m. to 8:30 with Live Musical Entertainment from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring talented local musicians









Dancing in the Park Presented by Randy Tapp



We are pleased to have Randy Tapp on board this year, he has been tirelessly working on  securing sponsors and performers for the “Dancing in the Park” series featuring Live Music for your dancing pleasure provided by talented local and touring musicians from Sat Aug 2nd to Sat Aug 30th.