Black and white is best for photographer Bill Fell

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When Bill Fell finished university and headed to Europe to travel, his father gave him his first camera to record his favourite holiday moments. Little did Fell suspect the gift would spark a lifelong passion and grow into a career spanning decades, with his work being showcased in exhibitions in his home province of Ontario. Now residing in Sun Peaks to be closer to family — including his three young grandchildren … [Read more...]

The Voice of Foreigner looks back on a lifetime of rock

Lou Gramm

It’s all about perspective. And from where Lou Gramm is sitting, there’s a lot to be grateful for. After riding a wave of tremendous fame throughout the 70s and 80s as lead vocalist and co-writer for the multi-platinum band Foreigner, he’s overcome both drug addiction and a life threating brain tumour. “I’d been thinking about it (my story),” said Gramm, speaking about his recent autobiography, Juke Box Hero: … [Read more...]

Passion and pride for carving artist

Wood Carver

Sun Peaks carving artist Tom Jacobson remembers fondly the first time he picked up a carving knife. A neighbour gave Jacobson the knife and a piece of wood, and he went to work carving his first piece, a small duck which he still keeps. “I really surprised myself. It looked good,” Jacobson beamed. “It’s kind of a funny thing. I always had a feeling I’d like to carve, but I never did. I’m not sure why I never tried … [Read more...]

Summer Concert Series schedule announced

Summer Concert

Tourism Sun Peaks (TSP) has confirmed several acts that will be performing for free in Sun Peaks through July and August as part of the popular Summer Concert Series. The impressive lineup includes headliners Platinum Blonde, Lou Gramm: The Voice of Foreigner, and Canadian blues-rock legend, Colin James, as well as several local acts and the return of Country Fest and the Retro Weekend. The series will … [Read more...]

Why I’m “heaps stoked” about Lou Gramm: The Voice of Foreigner

Lou Gramm

Sun Peaks Resort and Tourism Sun Peaks have just announced the opening act for their Summer Concert Series, and I’m pretty excited — or as us Aussies like to say, I’m “heaps stoked” — for a whole bundle of reasons. Saturday, July 4, is the first real Saturday of summer in Sun Peaks. Back in Australia, summer seems to last most of the year, but having lived in Canada for a while now, I understand all too well … [Read more...]