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Tenderloin, San Francisco

Francisco . While in San Francisco, she lived on the edge of homelessness in the Tenderloin (Tenderloin, San Francisco) district. She was introduced to painting at the Hospitality House, a free community arts center. - 27 Bryant Jackson and Van Ness (Van Ness Avenue (San Francisco)) Cesar Chavez and Mission (Mission Street) Nob Hill (Nob Hill, San Francisco), Tenderloin (Tenderloin, San Francisco), South of Market, San Francisco South of Market

Courtenay, British Columbia

First Nations art. I-Hos Gallery The Comox Valley Community Arts Council helps to support the Comox Valley Art Gallery and the Muir Gallery. Comox Valley Art Gallery Muir Gallery Comox Valley Community Arts Council Provincial parks

Oakville, Ontario

. Inaugurated in 2002, the event is hosted by CommUnity Arts Space, a local umbrella group advocating for shared physical space for Oakville's arts and cultural groups. Currently the only such multi-disciplinary community festival of its kind in Oakville, the event serves to showcase local talent, skills, crafts, literary art, dance performances, theatre groups and music performances. The event is intended as a symbolic presentation of a "shared space" and is entirely sponsored by local corporate and private donations. Midnight Madness Downtown Oakville also hosts an annual street festival known as Midnight Madness. The event typically takes place during the month of July and provides an opportunity for local stores and vendors to showcase new products and sales, as well as a venue for local artists to perform at a number of street-level stages. Oakville Family Ribfest Oakville Family Ribfest is an annual event hosted at Sheridan College, and organized by the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar. "Rotary Club of Oakville". The festival has professional ribbers, food vendors, live music and children's activities. Inaugurated in 2012, it is held each year on the third weekend in June. Oakville Family Ribfest returning June 20–22 at Sheridan. ''Oakville Beaver''. May 09, 2014. "Oakville Family Ribfest: new carnival rides & water balls add to family fun" ''Look Local Magazine''. June 11, 2014. Education Elementary schools and high schools in Oakville are a mix of private and public schools, with one of the highest ratios of private schools to student population in the country. An Oakville (w:Oakville, Ontario), Ontario woman married a man on New Zealand radio station ''The Edge (w:The Edge)'' after winning reality show ''Three Strangers and a Wedding (w:Three Strangers and a Wedding)''.


together, and the Chilliwack Community Arts Council. Another annual event that is a corn maze, where the public are invited to roam in the farmers' fields when the crops of corn are at their highest. Despite their name, the band Chilliwack (Chilliwack (band)) actually formed, and is based, in nearby Vancouver. Performing arts The Chilliwack Cultural Centre is a performing arts venue located in downtown Chilliwack. The building is home to the Chilliwack Players' Guild (the resident


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Smithers, British Columbia

which joins the Peace River (Peace River (Canada)) via Williston Lake. The area is very remote, being located

Pembroke, Ontario

hydro-electric (hydroelectricity) development in Pembroke, including the first electric streetlights in Pembroke, and the first municipal building with electric lights (Victoria Hall). The city is home to an annual Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Festival, which happens Labour Day weekend at Riverside Park. There are often up to 1400 RVs parked there for the week preceding the event. Award-winning fiddler step dancer April Verch is a Pembroke native. Pembroke has a 600 plus seat community arts facility

Flin Flon

Although processing of any sulfide material (in this case zinc) usually emits large amounts of sulfur dioxide, the HBM&S plant uses a zinc pressure leaching process which greatly reduces emissions. 'Little change since Flin Flon's closure', ''Thompson Citizen'' November 24, 2010 Marijuana production Flin Flon gained international notoriety in 2002 when the Government of Canada awarded a four-year contract to a Saskatoon-based company for the production of medicinal marijuana. Prairie Plant Systems, based in Saskatoon, used an inactive underground copper zinc drift (drift mining) owned by the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company to produce approximately 400 kilograms of medicinal marijuana annually. The entire operation was situated several hundred metres under Flin Flon for security and climate control reasons. Since the original stock of marijuana seeds were obtained from Royal Canadian Mounted Police drug raids, there was some lack of consistency in the early crops of medicinal marijuana. After selective use of seeds from the first crop, subsequent generations have shown to have a more consistent quality. In 2009, Prairie Plant Systems discontinued operation at the mine due to the ending of their lease and the uncertainty regarding the pending closure of the Trout Lake mine. Globe and Mail article "Flin FLon's Pot Mine Goes Up in Smoke", July 22, 2009, retrieved July 22, 2009 Culture Arts Flin Flon has an active local arts & culture scene. The Flin Flon Arts Council has been instrumental in building the local arts scene of late, and has also brought high-quality performers, such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, into the community for special events. The R.H. Channing Auditorium in the Flin Flon Community Hall often hosts concerts and theatrical performances, including those produced by the local theatre troupe "Ham Sandwich". In 2010, the Northern Visual Arts Centre (or NorVA) was established as a studio and gallery space for local visual artists. NorVA frequently hosts workshops, concerts and other community arts-based events. Every two years, the Flin Flon Community Choir, directed by Crystal Kolt, performs a musical production for the community. In 2013, the Flin Flon Community Choir presented Chicago: The Musical, to great acclaim. Past performances have included Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, and Bombertown, among many others. Culture Days, a national festival celebrating arts and culture, is a popular event in Flin Flon. Culture Days is held on the last weekend of September each year. In 2013, Flin Flon ranked seventh in the country for the number of free events (including concerts, workshops, artist talks and kids' activities) offered to community members and visitors. Sports thumb left Retired jerseys that include some NHL greats (File:Flin Flon Bombers 3.JPG) thumb right Flin Flon Bombers home game at the Whitney Forum (File:Flin Flon Bombers 1.JPG) Flin Flon is the home of the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and the birthplace of NHL (National Hockey League) great and Hall of Fame (Hockey Hall of Fame) member Bobby Clarke. As captain of the team, he led the Philadelphia Flyers to NHL Championships in the 1970s, and was also a star on Team Canada 1972 in the Summit Series. Other NHLers hailing from Flin Flon include Ken Baird, Ken Baumgartner, Matt Davidson (Matt Davidson (hockey)), Kim Davis, Dean Evason, Al Hamilton, Ted Hampson (who was the second player to ever receive the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy), Gerry Hart, Ron Hutchinson (Ron Hutchinson (ice hockey)), George Konik, Ray Maluta, Tom Gilmore (Tom Gilmore (ice hockey)), Dunc McCallum, Eric Nesterenko, Mel Pearson (Mel Pearson (ice hockey b. 1938)), Reid Simpson, David Struch and Ernie Wakely. Media ;Newspapers & Magazines *''The Reminder (The Reminder (Flin Flon))'' - Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Flin Flon's only newspaper. *''Northroots Magazine'' - a bi-monthly glossy, regional

Anacortes, Washington

; *The first weekend of August hosts the Anacortes Arts Festival. Started in 1962 as the result of the efforts of a group of dedicated community arts patrons, the festival is held in the midst of blocked-off downtown main street areas. Vendors, merchants, and artisans present their wares in covered booths while jazz and blues musicians are showcased on four different stages. *The Oyster Run is an annual one day biker-friendly motorcycle rally held on the fourth Sunday of September. Beginning in 1981, the event has grown into the largest rally in the Pacific Northwest, with an estimated motorcycle count of 15000 bikes, and growing in numbers each year. http: Notable people * Jake Anderson - Fisherman, television personality featured on Deadliest Catch. * Michael Arrington (born March 13, 1970) Entrepreneur, blogger, dog lover. Founder of TechCrunch and http: mike http: 2012 04 03 tess * Richard Bach (born June 23, 1936) American writer, widely known as the author of the hugely popular 1970s best-sellers Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, among others. * Duane Berentson - educator, businessman, politician * Craig Bartlett – animator, creator of syndicated cartoons ''Hey Arnold!'' and ''Dinosaur Train''. * Karl Blau – indie rock and folk musician. * Bobo (Bobo (gorilla)) – Western Lowland Gorilla brought to Anacortes in 1952 by Bill Lowman. Featured in Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo. * Phil Elverum – independent musician. * Harry Smith (Harry Everett Smith) - American music anthologist, experimental film maker * Donald Hume (Donald Hume (rower)) – Olympic rower, gold medalist at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. * Burl Ives – folk singer, author, and actor, well known for his role in the animated holiday television program, ''Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (TV special))''. * Rien Long – former NFL defensive lineman for the Tennessee Titans, 2002 Outland Trophy winner * William Cameron McCool – (September 23, 1961 – February 1, 2003) was a United States Navy Commander, NASA astronaut and the Space Shuttle pilot of Columbia mission STS-107. He was killed when the craft disintegrated during re-entry (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) into the Earth's atmosphere. is a public use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) west of the central business district of Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington), a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. It is owned by the Port of Anacortes.

Vernon, British Columbia

. Children could bring an old aluminum pot or pan and receive a ticket for a free movie, the aluminum going towards the construction of war planes and other military materials so necessary for the achievement of victory over the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler. The Vernon Community Arts Centre is located in Polson Park near downtown Vernon. This community centre is a studio-based facility and is operated by the Arts Council of the North Okanagan. The VCAC offers year-round programming for youth and adults such as art classes and workshops, an artist in residence program and independent study sessions. Vernon also hosts the Creative Chaos art fair. Many artisans come and sell: jewellery, chocolates and candies, unique clothing, and other household items and or decorations. The fair usually lasts three days and many of the citizens of Vernon partake. One of the main draws of the fair is the food fair. The food fair is held in the ice-less ice rink in the middle of the Rec Centre. A number of vendors are there selling many different cultural foods. The Creative Chaos art fair is a highlight in Vernon. Vernon's downtown core is home to a large public art display in the form of its mural project. This artwork depicts interpretations of period photographs from Vernon's early history. The collection of most of the approximate 26 murals was created under the direction of lead artist Michelle Loughery. The mural project is in a continual state of growth, with new pieces of art being added at regular intervals. One of the most notable murals is a depiction of Sveva Caetani, daughter of Italian noble Leone Caetani. She was an Italian immigrant who survived captivity by her mother to become a famed artist and local art instructor. http: sveva-caetani-fonds;rad''In 1973, she obtained a teaching job at Charles Bloom School in Lumby, where she continued to teach until her retirement in 1984. During her years in Lumby, Sveva began to paint again. Her most important project, a series of 54 paintings which she called Recapitulation, was begun while she was teaching. '' Sports and recreation thumb The Kal Tire Place (Image:Vernon Multiplex.JPG) (formerly the Vernon Multiplex), completed in 2001, is home to the Vernon Vipers Vernon is known for its lakes and beaches in the summer, and skiing and hockey in the winter. It is therefore a year-round tourist destination and weekend get-away for people from Vancouver and Calgary. During the summer Vernon hosts a large SloPitch tournament (Funtastic). The Vernon area is home to several golf courses. birth_place Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), BC (British Columbia), CAN (Canada) draft undrafted DATE OF BIRTH February 4, 1979 PLACE OF BIRTH Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), BC (British Columbia), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH

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