Vibrant local arts scene

The Lakes Artisan Centre is proud to present its guest artist for the month of November, Jill Elliott.

Jill Elliot (R) is this month’s guest artisan at the Lakes Artisan Centre in Burns Lake. Her work on display includes kiln-fired glass works

The Lakes Artisan Centre (LAC) is proud to present its guest artist for the month of November, Jill Elliott. Stop by the LAC and have a look at Jill’s glass mosaics, earrings, pendants, magnets, wine charms and hair clips.

On Nov. 22, the third performance in the Lakes District Arts Council’s ‘Pieces of Eight’ season takes place at Lakes District Secondary School (LDSS). Victoria, B.C. tenor Ken Lavigne and his band will present ‘The Road to Carnegie Hall’. Ken will take you on a riveting journey, retelling his dream of singing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops. The show is a little bit of Frank Sinatra or Michael Buble, a little bit of Luciano Pavarotti and a bit of Elvis thrown in. The evening will include pop standards, operatic selections and some surprises. Tickets are available for this performance at Process 4 circle arts Gallery (250-692-3434) and at the door. Look for our posters around town, and our ads in the Lakes District News. To find out more about Ken Lavigne, check out his website at

This month’s contest question: In 2004, a well-known Canadian trio of tenors began performing, with Ken Lavigne one of the founding members. What is the name of that group? Not sure? Check out this link,

Send the correct answer by return e-mail no later than midnight, Nov. 21, to have your name entered in a draw to win one of two Ken Lavigne CDs.

On Nov. 30, the thirty-first annual Christmas craft fair takes place at LDSS, sponsored by the Burns Lake Library. Come to the Craft Fair for a wonderful display of handcrafted and local goods in the LDSS gym. Get your Christmas shopping done and support local artisans. Doors open for seniors at 9 a.m., and everyone else is welcome from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Elaine at the library (250-692-3192) or e-mail



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