Exciting News from Film Kicks!

Two announcements from Film Kicks!

Our Film Kicks volunteers choose the films and host our series each month throughout the winter. They have just announced the selection of their “surprise” film spot on Thursday, April 6. Nominated for Best Film at the Oscars, it’s the highly acclaimed 2016 film Lion starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
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Canada Film Day celebrations – Wed. April 19

Secondly, we’re all pleased to announce that FILM Kicks will be celebrating Canada Film Day on Wednesday April 19 with a mini-festival of Canadian film for the 150th birthday celebrations. And it’s all FREE! With major support from TIFF film Circuit, we have scheduled a 7:30pm showing of the award winning  ATANARJUAT: THE FAST RUNNER

“Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner” is an epic film made by and about the Inuit peoples of the Canadian arctic, telling a story of a crime that ruptures the trust within a closely knit group, and how justice is achieved and healing begins. Director Zacharias Kunuk and his writer, Paul Apak Angilin, collected oral versions of an Inuit legend from several elders, collated them into a story, submitted the story to the elders for suggestions and then filmed it as a collaborative expression.

And with support from REEL Canada we will present a 5:15pm showing of Nettie Wilde’s award winning documentary KONELINE: our land beautiful … a sensual, cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, and all the dreamers who move across it.

Stay tuned for more details in March on how to get your free ticket.

But, we’re not done yet! KHC is also partnering with REEL Canada 150 and Golden Secondary School to offer a 1pm showing at the Golden Cinema earlier in the afternoon. This film will be picked from REEL Canada’s extensive catalogue of Canadian films by the student’s themselves. Stay tuned… we will announce their choice in February.

Snow King’s Free Creative Workshops

We’ve organized some FREE creative workshops for you to sign up for. With funding support from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) we are presenting three creative workshops over the next two weekends. They’re all FREE! All materials are provided. Come prepared to have fun and be creative! All you need to do is register below. 1….

Canada 150 EH? Snow King’s 11th MasqueParade Feb 18

Who’d a thunk it? A few dozen early pioneers got together in the winter of 2007 to create some snowy silliness in February and the Snow King’s MasqueParade was born. And every year since, hundreds of folks both young and old come together to create a fantastic night of revelry to welcome Snow King & Lady…

KHC/GDAC Annual General Meeting noon Tues Nov 8 2016

All are welcome to come join us for our Annual General Meeting to be held at the Civic Centre on Tuesday Nov. 8 from 12:10 to 1pm. We will give you an overview of our June 2015-May 2016 fiscal year as well provide a chance for questions of the Board and staff. Here are our Financial Statements for…

House concert double bill with Emily Millard and Aerialists – Sat Nov 5

We choose our Live Kicks season’s shows sometimes a year in advance, so every now and then when we hear about something good coming through town we see if we can help support a house concert. It’s worked out this time and it’s a double bill with Emily Millard (Montréal) and Aerialists (Vancouver.) Ruth and Dave Ratzlaff…

AGOG presents Roger Laurilla’s Real & Wild Light Photography Oct 14 – Nov 19

Kicking Horse Culture and the Art Gallery of Golden are very pleased to invite you to meet Roger Laurilla Friday Oct 14 from 5 to 7pm for the reception of the opening of Real & Wild Light Photography. We’ll have some complimentary appies at the opening and you’ll have a chance to speak with Roger about his…

Robert Moyes writes about our upcoming Live Kicks season

These Shows are Golden! By Robert Moyes Published in Golden Star Sept 28, 2016 During one of the recent Summer Kicks shows a delighted out-of-town visitor praised the event for its “friendly, family picnic vibe,” and it was one of the favourite comments heard by KHC’s artistic director Bill Usher. “The shows were attracting 300 to 400…

Golden & Area “A” Art Guild group show at AGOG

Kicking Horse Culture and the Art Gallery of Golden is very pleased to present the Golden & Area “A” Art Guild in a group show at the Art Gallery of Golden opening with a “meet the artist” reception from 5 to 7pm on Friday, September 9. All are very welcome. About the Guild, Krys Sikora…

Summer Kicks Artist Lineups

Kicking Horse Culture is pleased to present Summer Kicks for it’s 11th season down by the covered bridge in Golden’s Spirit Square. Thanks to the amazing support of the Town of Golden and CSRD Area ‘A’ these are free weekly concerts featuring Canadian touring headliners and local artists alike. Check out the artists and their…

AGOG presents Claude Lépine Ciels de Kicking Horse

The Art Gallery of Golden is pleased to welcome Claude Lépine at the opening reception for his new exhibit “Ciels de Kicking Horse” on Friday evening, March 11. Come visit with Claude and chat more about his work. All are very welcome. Claude’s artist statement below (en français ci-dessous) This series of pastels, Ciels de Kicking…