The annual Trashion show is coming up again on April 21. (File photo)

The annual Trashion show is coming up again on April 21. (File photo)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: Drawing inspiration from Revelstoke

Dear Revelstoke,

I am feeling inspired lately and it is because of you. In the last two weeks, several upcoming community events have been brought to my attention and I am excited to make plans and participate, as well as do stories about each of them.

The first is Revelstoke’s upcoming 120th-anniversary celebration. The city is hosting an event, which will be fun to get involved with, but Liam and I have project ideas of our own as well. There is so much history, inspiration and wonderful people to celebrate. Anniversaries are a great time to take a minute and look at how much has changed, acknowledge the people that came before us and build hope for an even better future.

Tackling a big project like that also gives us some room for creativity.

READ MORE: Revelstoke celebrates Earth Day in style

Have some story ideas? Willing to share? Let us know we are more than willing to publish pieces or collaborate on projects.

Another upcoming event that has got my imagination dancing is the Trashion Show. I have access to a lot of recycled materials, why not have some fun with them?

Even if you aren’t participating in this event I encourage you to take a minute and think about what in your garbage or recycling could be used to make fashion. I only just started thinking about it this morning and it is changing the way I look at everything.

I literally just pulled some tape off of the back of a poster that was headed for the recycle to save for the project and then decided to keep the poster because it is pink and I might want to add some pink to the project.

Try it. It’s fun!

Another upcoming community event that has got me thinking is the Canada Day parade.

I haven’t seen any registration announcements yet, but you can never be too early with float brainstorming. For me, the longer I have to brainstorm, the more developed and detailed the plan becomes.

READ MORE: LUNA Nocturnal Art & Wonder takes over downtown Revelstoke

And of course, there is LUNA. It might be in September but I’ve been making plans for this year’s project since crawling into bed after last years festival.

Art is such an inspiring thing to embrace. There is endless potential and less rules and so much more room for nonsense than in my day to day job.

These opportunities are inspiring, yes, but even more so is how the community embraces these opportunities. I’ve lived in a few small towns, but nowhere was as passionate about local food or environmentalism as Revelstoke.

It makes me want to participate, it makes me want to be better.

So thank you Revelstoke, just living here is making me a better person.


 

@JDoll_Revy
jocelyn.doll@revelstokereview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, updates British Columbians about COVID-19 at a press conference earlier this week. (B.C. Government image)
B.C.’s 1st case of COVID-19 confirmed a year ago today

Here’s a look at some of the key dates in the province’s fight against the novel coronavirus

Downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
COVID slows in Revelstoke to 2 new cases

Data is from Jan. 17 to 23

Toronto’s Mass Vaccination Clinic is shown on Sunday January 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Interior Health reports 2 more deaths, 83 new COVID-19 cases

Health authority also identifies new virus cluster in Fernie

Beard Growing Contests were popular in Revelstoke as far back as the first Golden Spike Days Celebration in July of 1944. In this staged publicity photo, local barber Clarence Sheedy is seen with contestants Toby Belinski, two unknown men, Elio Pradolini, possibly Nelson Huckle, and Al McAskill. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 348)
Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Jan. 28

A look at local history as recorded by the newspaper

A moose and her calf attempting to cross the Jordan River June 22, 2020, as seen from the Jordan River trail. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Letter: One year later Jordan River area still at risk

A Revelstoke company is one year in to their two year temporary permit for exploration in the area

British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix looks on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry addresses the media during a news conference at the BC Centre of Disease Control in Vancouver B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
B.C. announces 485 new COVID-19 cases, fewest deaths in months

‘The actions we take may seem small, but will have a big impact to stop the virus,” urges Dr. Henry

Grad student Marisa Harrington and her supervisor Lynneth Stuart-Hill say preliminary results from a study into the affects of stress on hospital nurses show an impact on sleep and heart variability. (Courtesy of Marisa Harrington)
University of Victoria study shows stress impact on B.C. nurses

Stress may be impacting sleep, heart health of hospital nurses in Victoria region

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Search called off for small plane that went down in rough water south of Victoria

Plane bound for Port Angeles from Alaska believed to have one occupant, an Alaskan pilot

Crown prosecutors have stayed attempted murder charges against Kelowna’s Jesse Pez. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Man accused in Kelowna Halloween stabbing has attempted murder charge stayed

The Crown only proceeds with charges when evidence provides ‘a substantial likelihood of conviction’

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

RCMP released this photo on Jan. 27, 2021 of Terrance Jones, 40, a Caucasian man with a closely shaved head, brown eyes, dirty blonde or brown hair, and a thin mustache and beard. The inside of his right arm is covered in tattoos, including one of a face. (Kamloops RCMP photo)
RCMP want public’s help to locate Shuswap man wanted on charge of attempted murder

Sicamous man was arrested previously on Jan. 11 for allegedly breaching conditions of release

Royal B.C. Museum conservator Megan Doxsey-Whitfield kneels next to a carved stone pillar believed to have significance as a First Nations cultural marker by local Indigenous people. The pillar was discovered on the beach at Dallas Road last summer. Museum curatorial staff have been working with Songhees and Esquimalt Nation representatives to gain a clearer picture of its use. (Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum)
Stone carving found on Victoria beach confirmed Indigenous ritual pillar

Discussion underway with the Esquimalt and Songhees about suitable final home for the artifact

Former Vancouver Giants forward Evander Kane is seen here in Game 7 of the second round of the 2009 WHL playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs (Sam Chan under Wikipedia Commons licence)
Gambling debts revealed in details of bankruptcy filing by hockey star Evander Kane

Sharks left winger and former Vancouver Giants player owes close to $30 million total

Most Read