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Event Listing for 2010 - use the category filter at right to view only certain events of interest.

Sat - Feb 06
  Peter P. Verigin ‘Chistiakov’ Memorial Service

Peter P. Verigin ‘Chistiakov’ Memorial Service - Sunday preceding February 11

Fri - Mar 19
  Mir Lecture Series

Speaker: Dr. James Orbinski, Medecins Sans Frontieres
Date: Friday, March 19, 2010 7:00 - 9:00 pm (Doors open 6:30 pm)
Location: Brilliant Cultural Centre, Castlegar  More info ...

Tue - Mar 23
  Mir Centre for Peace Presents

PEACE SONG SING-A-LONG with ASPEN SWITZER

Bring your guitars, drums, harmonicas and voices to share your favorite songs for peace. We will talk about why these songs are meaningful for us, and discuss any special or memorable experiences we have had with the power of music. Song books will be provided.

http://www.selkirk.ca/about/news/name-20529-en.php

Time:7:00PM Tuesday, March 23rd
Location:Castle Theatre Cafe
Sat - Mar 27
  USCC Union of Youth Talent Night

USCC Community Centre, Grand Forks, BC
Time: Doors open at 6:00 P.M., Programme commences at 7:00 P.M. Admission: At the door. Everyone welcome!  More info ...

Sat - Mar 27
  Youth Action Summit

A coalition of community organizations involved in youth leadership development is putting on a two-day Youth Action Summit for high-school aged youth in the West Kootenays to learn about important social and global issues.
Location: Selkirk College Campus, Castlegar, BC

More info ...

Sun - Apr 04
  Easter Sunday Prayer Service

Easter Sunday Prayer Service - March or April - Grand Forks and Castlegar

Tue - Apr 06
  Mir Centre for Peace Presents - Ted Kuntz - Peace Begins With Me

Ted Kuntz is a psychotherapist in private practice in Vancouver. Much of the wisdom that Ted shares didn't come from his formal training. Rather, it came from his personal journey as the father of a child with disabilities. Ted's journey with his son Joshua taught Ted how to make peace with life.

Ted's best selling book, 'Peace Begins With Me', is a summary of the wisdom he acquired on this journey. This deeply personal story is an inspiration to those who are challenged by life and wish to move beyond pain and anger and experience more peace and joy.

Speaker:  Ted Kuntz, M.Ed

Date:  Thursday, April 8, 2010
Location:  Mir Centre for Peace, Castlegar

Website Link:  http://www.peacebeginswithme.ca/about.html

Sat - Apr 10
  A-Cultural-Affair 2010

A Showcase and Celebration of Arts, Culture and Heritage in Castlegar.
Date: Saturday April 10, 2010
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Castlegar Recreation Centre - free admission

For more information call 250.365.3386  ext. 4105

Sun - Apr 18
  USCC Union of Youth Blini Bake

Union of Youth Blini Bake fundraising event
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Brilliant Cultural Centre, Castlegar

Sun - Apr 25
  Support Peace in Palestine Dinner

SUPPORT PEACE IN PALESTINE!

Enjoy a delicious Middle Eastern meal, music, and a presentation by Sid Shniad - co chair of Canada's Independent Jewish Voices.

Get your ticket early for a delicious dinner, followed by a discussion on how we can support the growing global non-violent movement to bring peace to the people of Palestine and Israel.

Sunday, April 25th at Nelson United Church.
 
Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6.

Advance tickets sold at Otter Books and at the door for $15.00
($10.00 for seniors and students / Children under 6 – free)

Hosted by NEON (Nelson End the Occupation Now)

Information: 250 352-3609

Sun - Apr 25
  Discovery Centre 39th Annual Opening

April 25 of 2010 will mark the 39th opening of the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Program beginning at 1:00 pm - Featuring guest speaker, Koozma J. Tarasoff.

Sun - May 02
  USCC Children's Festival

USCC Children's Festival - Annual event
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2010
Time: 9:00 Molenie (Prayer service)  10:00 Program
Location: Brilliant Cultural Centre, Castlegar

Sun - May 09
  Mother's Day Walk for Peace

Mother's Day Walk for Peace - Annual event on Mother's Day - typically held in Osoyoos, BC

Sat - May 22 -- Sun - May 23
  USCC Union of Youth Annual Festival

USCC Union of Youth Annual Festival - at the Brilliant Cultural Centre, Castlegar, BC.
A two day event on Victoria Day weekend.
Festival Theme - "Bridging Communities in Harmony"
Festivities will include the Grand Reopening of the Historic Brilliant Suspension Bridge, an event co-sponsored by the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

Sat - May 22
  Grand Re-Opening of the Brilliant Suspension Bridge.

The official re-opening of the Historic Brilliant Suspension Bridge will take place on May 22, 2010, in conjunction with the 63rd Annual USCC Doukhobor Union of Youth Festival at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar, BC. The official opening ceremonies will start at the Brilliant Cultural Centre at 10:00 am, with guest speakers and entertainment, followed by the official ribbon cutting ceremony at the Brilliant Bridge nearby. The event is open to the general public.

Sat - Jun 05
  Global TV Brilliant Bridge News Coverage

June 5, 2010 - Global TV Brilliant Bridge News Coverage
Castlegar/ Brilliant Bridge Grand Re-opening will be highlighted this coming Saturday, June 5th from 7am-10am on Global TV's Saturday Morning News as part of the Small Town BC segment. 

Sun - Jun 27
  Peter P. Verigln - Chlstlakov, convenes historic conference - 1928

JUNE 27, 1928 : Peter P. Verigln - Chlstlakov, convenes historic conference which creates the Society of Named Doukhobors, and an important Protocol, that still stands to outline fundamental policy.

Sat - Aug 07
  USCC Kootenay Youth Choir visits the Molokans in California - 1987

AUGUST 7, 1987 : The USCC Kootenay Youth Choir visits the Molokans in California.

Fri - Sep 10
  Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series

Amnesty International in partnership with Selkirk College
Presenting Alex Nave, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada

Become aware of the concerns surrounding Canada's fading human rights leadership and join the call for renewal. Alex Nave has participated in Amnesty International missions to Burundi, Chad, Columbia, Côte d'Ivoïre, Guinea, Honduras, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Grassy Narrows, Ontario.


Date: Friday, September 10, 2010, 7:30 pm

Location: Capitol Theatre, Nelson BC

Tickets: Adults $10, Senior/Student $5, Fixed Income $5

Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson or online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca or by calling 250.352.6363.

Sun - Sep 12
  Anna P. Markova and Peter P. Verigin ‘Istrebov’ Memorial Service

Anna P. Markova and Peter P. Verigin ‘Istrebov’ Memorial Service - Annual event - Sunday preceding September 13

Wed - Sep 22
  Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series

David Suzuki - on his recent book "Legacy"
An Irving K. Barber Lecture, presented by Selkirk College in partnership with Otter Books and Greystone Books.

David Suzuki brings us a thought-provoking talk about an elder's vision of our sustainable future. This talk is founded on his recent book The Legacy which is a culmination of his knowledge and wisdom and his legacy for generations to come.

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 7:30 pm

Location: Brilliant Cultural Centre, Castlegar BC

Tickets: Adults $15, Senior $12, Student $10

Tickets are available at Selkirk College campus bookstores, Castlegar & District Public Library and Otter Books in Nelson.

Wed - Oct 13
  Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series

Emotional Intelligence: Building a Foundation of Peace
Join David Cory, a Vancouver based emotional intelligence specialist, as he shares stories and review human competencies related to forming the foundation for peace on the planet.

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Location: Selkirk College, Castlegar Campus - Room: Sentinel 113

Tickets: Adult $20 - Senior $12 - Student $10

Tickets are available at Selkirk College campus bookstores or Otter Books in Nelson.
For more information call 250.352.2821 ext. 22.

    

Sun - Oct 24
  Peter V. Verigin ‘Lordly’ Memorial Service

Peter V. Verigin ‘Lordly’ Memorial Service - Sunday preceding October 29

Sun - Nov 07
  The Green Stick - Lev N. Tolstoy Tribute

Centenary Spiritual Tribute to Lev Nikolaevitch Tolstoy
On the !00th Anniversary of his passing, the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (USCC) and the Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College invite everyone to attend a day of prayer, song, and reflection in remembering Tolstoy's ongoing influence in the worlds of art, social justice, humanitarianism and spirituality.

Events include:
Spiritual Moleniye beginning at 10:am, Brilliant Cultural Centre.
Prayer, song and word reflecting on Tolstoy's continuing significance to the Doukhobor community in understanding and building cultures of peace. Everyone welcome.

Peace Cafe, doors open 1:30 pm, Mir Centre for Peace, Selkirk College.
Discussion of Tolstoy's search for the "green stick" of universal human understanding in his writing and spiritual beliefs.

Organized by: Dr. Myler Wilkinson, Dr.Victor Villa, J.J. Verigin, Peter Rezansoff

Contact:
250.365.7292, ext. 462 (Selkirk College)
250.365.3613, ext. 27 (Brilliant Cultural Centre)
250.442.8252 (USCC, Grand Forks)

Sun - Nov 14
  Evdokia G. Verigin and Anna F. Verigin Memorial Service

Evdokia G. Verigin and Anna F. Verigin Memorial Service - Sunday precedeing November 19

Mon - Dec 06
  Birth of John J. Verigin, Honorary Chairman of the USCC - 1921

DECEMBER 6, 1921 : Birth of John J. Verigin, Honorary Chairman of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ, in the village of Orlovka, Georgia, USSR.

Mon - Dec 06
  Parliament of Canada gives Doukhobors exemption from military duties - 1898

DECEMBER 6, 1898 : Order-in-Council enacted by Parliament of Canada giving Doukhobors exemption from military duties.

Thu - Dec 09
  Birth of Doukhobor leader Peter Larionovitch Kalmakov - 1837

DECEMBER 9, 1837 : Birth of Doukhobor leader Peter Larionovitch Kalmakov.

Fri - Dec 10
  International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day - this Day marks the anniversary of the United Nations Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

Sun - Dec 12
  Leo Tolstoy, with his associates, publishes an "Appeal for Help" - 1896

DECEMBER 12, 1896:  Leo Tolstoy, with his associates, publishes an "Appeal for Help" - historic pamphlet which draws world attention to plight of Doukhobors in the Causcasus.

Wed - Dec 15
  Lukeriya Vasilyevna Kalmikova passes away - 1886

DECEMBER 15, 1886 : Lukeriya Vasilyevna Kalmikova passes away at the village of Goreloye, Province of Tiflls, at the age of 45.

Tue - Dec 21
  First shipload of Doukhobors on the "Lake Huron" leaves Russia - 1898

DECEMBER 21, 1898 : First shipload of Doukhobors on the "Lake Huron" leaves Batum, Russia, with 2,134 people on board.

Wed - Dec 22
  Peter Vasilyevitch Verigin - Lordly, arrives from exile - 1902

DECEMBER 22, 1902 : Peter Vasilyevitch Verigin - Lordly arrives at Winnipeg, Canada, from his 15 year exile In Siberia, and is reunited with the Doukhobors in the Yorkton district settlements on December 24, 1902.

Wed - Dec 29
  Second shipload of Doukhobors on the "Lake Superior" leaves Batum - 1898

DECEMBER 29, 1898 : Second shipload of Doukhobors on the "Lake Superior" leaves Batum with 2,300 people on board.