Thomas Loh Dance on the afternoon of the Grand Opening, Oct. 14, 2006. Touchstones Nelson Collection

Programming & Events at Touchstones


Celebrating the Sinixt: An Evening of History, Language and Song

A partnership between Touchstones Nelson and Selkirk College

Thursday April 9, 7:30-9pm. Doors open at 7

Shambhala Performance Hall, 702 10th St at Elwyn St.

Tickets: $15/$12 for students, seniors and those on low income. Tickets can be bought at Touchstones Nelson or at the door.

  • Film: The Joureny Upstream by Erics Kowz (35 mins)

  • Lori Barkley: How and Why the Governemnt- declared extinction happened and persists today

  • Eileen Delehanty Pearkes: HOw and where the Sinixt lived the thrived

  • LaRae Wiley and Shelly Boyd: Returning to the Language

  • Contemporary pop songs sung in Sinixt by LaRae Wiley!

Online Exhibit Launch!

Discovered: The Kootenay Outlet Collection

Touchstones Nelson is pleased to announce the launch of its newest online exhibit Discovered: The Kootenay Outlet Collection.

The identity of the photographer is still a mystery. However, there was an itinerant commercial photographer, David Wadds, who was active in the Kootenay Lake area during the period of 1900-1910. He was known to leave behind his glass plate negatives (a heavy burden to carry around), after selling the prints ordered by his clients.  The artful compositions and the diversity of the subjects and locations make it likely that they were the product of a professional photographer.

The creation of the site was funded in part by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, British Columbia History Digitization Program. The exhibit is available the day of the launch at

Please join us for the launch party on October 25th to view the digitized images and mark another successful milestone in Touchstones Nelson's photo digitization efforts.

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