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SEG November 2016 Enews Update

Skip ahead to your December calendar and change the date for SEG’s Christmas get-together. Celebrate the season at SEG's Christmas Cocktail party - catch cool jazz vocals, dance to classic rock, enjoy excellent refreshments - all on December 9 at the Old Church in Smithers. But before we get into December, we have two November events to let you know about:  Rocks ‘n Rambling is a week away on Friday November 4 at Rugged Edge in Smithers. In  mid-month SEG is co-presenting KONELĪNE: our land beautiful. It is coming to Smithers on November 12 and 13 and Hazelton November 15.  It’s a powerful and stunning look at land use in northwest BC, including the minerals industry.

SEG Christmas Cocktail Party Friday December 9 – new date

Every December Smithers Exploration Group gets together for some festive cheer. I had been telling you that it would be Friday December 2 but we have decided to invite you to something a bit different - a Christmas Cocktail Party on December 9 at the Old Church in Smithers. So change the date and location in your calendar to December 9 at the Old Church. 

Put on some cool duds, turn the lights down low and swing to some jazz vocals and classic rock from Jazzmatazz and the Cooleraters. They're the newest band in the Smithers area: Cheryl Butler and Elaine Edmison on vocals; Peter Ogryzlo on keyboard and George Stokes on stand up bass.  Complete the uptown picture with refreshments,  appies and seasonal Smithers sophistication.

Details on how to pick up your reasonably priced tickets will be available in early November. But pencil in December 9 at the Old Church in Smithers (corner of First and King) on your calendar for Christmas SEG-style. 

Rocks ‘n Rambling Friday November 4

First up in November, SEG’s monthly Rocks ‘n Rambling will be in a week on Friday November 4 at 4:30 at Rugged Edge office in Smithers.

  • Date: Friday November 4
  • Time:  4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Place:  Rugged Edge 3405 19th Avenue

As usual RnR is a chance to get together to look over some rocks and exchange war stories.

SEG co-presents KONELĪNE: our land beautiful Smithers Roi Theatre November 12 and 13

Smithers Exploration Group is pleased to co-present with Friends of Wild Salmon the ground breaking documentary KONELĪNE: our land beautiful, which  looks at land use issues in northwest BC. It comes to Smithers and Hazelton in November. Mining plays an important and balanced role in this film, and we feel it’s something our members will be interested in seeing.

Smithers Roi Theatre

  • Saturday, Nov 12, 5 pm
  • Sunday Nov 13,  5 pm

Hazelton Tri Town Cinema

  • Tuesday Nov. 15, 7 pm


Celebrated for using art to seek beauty and complexity where you least expect to find them, KONELĪNE (pronounced Ko-na- lee´-na)  is garnering rave reviews for its fair-minded and cinematically stunning exploration of northwest British Columbia and the extraordinary people who move across that land.  Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, KONELĪNE captures an epic canvas of beauty and complexity as one of Canada's vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change. 

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Nettie Wild, KONELĪNE delights in exploding stereotypes with scenes of breathtaking spectacle. Heidi Gutfrucht,  both a big-game hunter and fierce environmentalist, swims her 17 horses across the unforgiving Stikine River. A Tahltan First Nation diamond driller bores deep into the same territory his elders are fighting to protect. The world’s biggest chopper flies 16,000 pound transmission towers over mountain tops. White hunters carry bows and arrows while Tahtan elders shoot moose with a high-powered rifle. And a geologist ponders geological time while the Smithers-based Hy-Tech diamond drilling crew digs deep into the extraordinary landscape of the Bruce Jack mine.

“BREATHTAKING, gripping. […] Finds beauty in unexpected places.”David Perri, The Northern Miner                                                

“TRANSCENDENT… epic spectacle. […]She lets the camera hunt for art in every frame, mining veins of abstract beauty rather than sharp nuggets of political narrative”  Brian D. Johnson, Maclean’s

“ASTONISHING, stunningly beautiful. […] Equal parts sigh, song and cry.”  Linda Barnard, Toronto Star

FILMMAKER’S FOOTNOTE:  Director Nettie Wild is familiar to many in the the Northwest for BLOCKADE a feature documentary that she shot during the Gitksan and We’sutwet’en landmark land claims case.

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