A selection of movies shown three times weekly “that stay with you long after you've left the theatre: movies that inspire you by their their craft and beauty; movies that really stir the emotions; movies that make you question your assumptions; movies that give you a genuine insight into the local, national and global communities to which we belong.”
Quote from the Vancouver Cinematheque Theatre
Powell River Film Festival
Third week in February
The primary mandate of the Powell River Film Festival is “To raise the public’s artistic knowledge and appreciation of cinematic art. It also provides the opportunity for youth to increase their understanding of the art of filmmaking with an annual contest. More information….
Sponsored by the Friends of the Powell River Film Festival
Festival of Performing Arts
Two weeks in February and March
An annual tradition since 1938, the Festival of Performing Arts provides an opportunity for local and Provincial students to learn and perform. “The festival is based on the fundamental idea of providing all participants with the best possible support for their artistic development. The festival is strongly committed to the philosophy that performance is a vital opportunity to learn and pursue excellence.”
Master classes are open to the public with a Grand Concert held on the last day of the Festival. More information
Sponsored by the Powell River Rotary Club
Second Saturday in March
Part of a food preservation initiative by the Farmers’ Institute (Powell River), Seedy Saturday is a day to exchange and/or purchase local seeds, attend related workshops and purchase garden related supplies.
Local realtor, Ross Cooper, provides a modern day version of the historic buildings in the area known as Townsite. To see the same buildings in a historic setting, check out the Walking Tour on the Townsite Society website.
Townsite Heritage Week
2nd Week of February
In the early years of the last century the area now known as Townsite was the original Powell River founded by three businessmen who envisioned a new way of doing business. Way ahead of their time, these men created a town for the workers that incorporated the value of arts and culture as well as sports. It proved to be the first of many innovations credited to Powell River.
Townsite Heritage week celebrates the rich history of the area with volunteers at the Town Centre Mall and Recreation Complex showcasing the Old Townsite with slides, photos, and books.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Linda Nailer at 604.483.3901 or firstname.lastname@example.org