Business News April 2013

Creative Energy Arts Factory: Studio for the Performing Arts

Ms. Alana and Miss Malissa are excited to welcome Breana Leavoy to the Creative Energy Arts Factory team. Miss Bre joins Creative Energy as the studio’s new Senior Instructor and Drama Coach. Miss Bre is RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) trained and has a BA in Theatre from Principia University. The students are enjoying her infectious energy and passion for dance. The Creative Energy Arts Factory team and students are knee deep in sequins, feathers and sparkly turbans, as they get ready to present Aladdin, May 23 and 24 at Traynor Hall Auditorium.

Elk Valley Relay for Life Goes Rock ‘n’ Roll

Everyone loves a party and that’s what organizers of this year’s Relay for Life are hosting. As Relay teams round the track from 11am to 11pm June 8, they will be treated to a full range of live entertainment on the Relay Stage.

Singers, bands, solo artists and young performers will keep the party going. Building on last year’s line-up, this year’s event will offer music for all tastes – from the young violin players of Kerri Holmes’ music school to local favourite Liam Faucher and his band to rock ‘n’ roll cover groups.

Relay for Life is one of the Canadian Cancer Society’s signature events, and its goal is to raise money for programming including research, prevention and support services. For more information, go to

To register your Relay team, go to and follow the Elk Valley location. For more information contact Lori Bradish at

Wapiti 3! 2013 marks the third year for the local music festival. Keeping in theme of fresh emerging Canadian artists, Wapiti is proud to sponsor the Kootenay Music Awards this spring. Festival organizers are changing up the ticket sales this year. Starting April 1, online and at Le Grand Fromage, tickets are available on a tiered system starting at $35. All ticket prices include tax. Also new this year, anyone can enter the T-shirt design contest. Have your design on the festival T-shirts this summer. Email designs to

Wapiti runs Friday August 10 and Saturday August 11. More information and line-up announcements are available at