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Reel Candanian Film Fest Programme Announced

The films have been finalised and we are excited to share the Reel Canadian Film Festival 2018 10th Anniversary programme!

We’ll be bringing film-makers for a Q&A and pairing each film with an indie short to be screened before each film – all to be announced in January 2018.

Early bird festival passes for the film festival are currently on sale for $40, from the Arts Station or online here. Festival passes will go up to $50 when we have sold 25. Individual films will be on sale in the new year.

So, the exciting bit…

  • Adventures in Public Schooled – A socially inept home schooled dropout (Daniel Doheny) enrolls in public school to chase after a one-legged dream-girl (Siobhan Williams) while his mom/best friend teaches him his teenage rebellion. We will have special guests
  • Meditation Park – Maria (Cheng Pei Pei) has spent decades of devoted marriage dutifully excusing the prejudices and vices of her husband Bing (Tzi Ma). But when she discovers another woman’s thong in his pocket, she’s no longer able to turn a blind eye to his indiscretions. Flushed out of her domestic sanctum, she engages in some unintentionally comic sleuthing that not only uncovers clues to Bing’s clandestine activities but also introduces her to new East Van communities and ultimately sets her on a course to self-discovery.
  • Breath –  Two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives. Based on Tim Winton’s award-winning and international bestselling novel set in mid-70s coastal Australia and in celebration of Australia Day on January 26th!
  • Expo 67 Mission Impossible – The 1967 International and Universal Exposition or ‘Expo 67’, as it was commonly known, held in Montreal, Quebec is considered to be the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century. This documentary lets us to relive the challenges of the men behind the Expo and the logistical and political challenges that were faced by organizers during the “Révolution Tranquille” in the Québec sixties.
  • Hochelaga, Land of Souls – During a game in a Montreal college’s football stadium, a rainstorm opens a sinkhole in the field, killing one player. Observing the development, archaeologist Antoine Morin theorizes the sinkhole may lead to evidence of Hochelaga, where French explorer Jacques Cartier contacted Indigenous peoples in Quebec. Morin hires Baptiste, a graduate student studying Mohawk history, to lead an archaeological excavation of the field. The study brings to light that the site was the scene of a hard-fought battle between Indigenous warriors in 1267, when many Iroquois were killed.
Sugar Plum Festival 2017

Sugar Plum Festival 2017

December is coming and we have a whole month of events to nurture your festive spirit! Gallery Opening: A Holiday Wreath Show 7pm November 30th Sugar Coated Presented by Heart and Soul Dance and Theatre Collective 6.30pm December 2nd & 3pm December 3rd Tutu and Tails, a Sugar Plum inspired workshop with dancing, crafts and magic with the Sugar Coated cast age… Continue Reading

Call for Entry: Holiday Wreath Show

This December, we want to fill our gallery with beautiful and diverse wreaths, designed and made by local artists. To submit a design, please send us a sketch of your planned wreath together with the application form, downloadable below. Submissions should emailed to info@theartsstation.com or brought to the Arts Station. Continue Reading

Rhumba @ the Arts Station

The wonderful Adriana Pumphrey is now running her Rhumba and Couples’ classes in our theatre here at the Arts Station. This fall is full of dance for all, with workshops on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, for both couples and solo rhumba-ers! We have Rhumba classes for $15 on alternate Mondays and Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm. The classes are… Continue Reading

Call for Stories

The Tunnel Theatre group are beginning to devise their Christmas performance and are looking for people to donate their holiday stories! Whether its a family mix-up at Christmas or a couldn’t-make-it-up new year, we want to hear from you! The goal is to create a short theatre piece based on real life local stories, exploring… Continue Reading

Youth Theater Games Night

Thursday August 24th 6.30 – 8pm @ the Arts Station.  Join us at The Arts Station for fun filled theater games night! Whether you have never before done any theater or are a seasoned performer this is a great opportunity to have fun, build confidence, stretch your imagination and make new friends! Theater games benefits are physical, emotional, social, and… Continue Reading

Arts Station @ The Wapiti Festival

Every year, the Arts Station sponsors the Art Expo at Wapiti Festival in Annex Park, Fernie. This year, we have a Live Art Expo Painting Demo with Aidan Lindsay and Pat Moore, from 12-6pm.   We also have Brina Schenk’s WonderWalk – “The Traveller” – a whole new fantastical story for the 2017 Wonder Walk. Follow the wonderful visual story in a… Continue Reading

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Thank you to our Sponsors
British Columbia Arts Council The City of Fernie Columbia Basin Trust Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance BC Hydro The Fernie Fix Park Place Lodge