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Located at 10015 100th Ave, Fort St. John, BC
Facility Hours: Mon - Sun, Open at 8:00am
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Ticket Sale Policy
Refunds or credits are not available on all ticket sales. All exchanges are subject to a $2.00 per ticket fee. There are no additional fees for on-line purchases. Exchanges are not permitted on the date of the show. For online purchases, please bring in your email confirmation and 1 piece of photo ID to pick up your tickets. The Centre reserves the right to refuse admission/sales to anyone. The Centre is not responsible for the content of any performance not directly presented by the North Peace Cultural Society.
The North Peace Cultural Centre hosts games of Magic: The Gathering and Pokemon in the Concourse for all who enjoy the game. Free gameplay happens every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 pm until 8pm. We also host more competetive gameplay on most Friday nights at 6:30 (Magic: The Gathering only at this time).
Interested in learning to play Magic: The Gathering or Pokemon? Join us on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons for some advice and lessons. We'd love to see you here. We have a selection of cards and supplies at the box office during our regular business hours.
Monday October 3rd @ 7:30pm
Adults $40, Students & Seniors $30, Children $20
Jim Byrnes was born in St. Louis, Missouri – that’s blues country. He grew up on the city’s north side. One of the neighbourhood bars had Ike and Tina Turner as the house band. As a teenager going to music clubs, he and his buddy were often the only white people in the place. “We never had any problems. We were too naïve, and had too much respect for the music and culture – they knew it, they could tell.”
By age thirteen, Jim was singing and playing blues guitar. His first professional gig was in 1964. Over the years, he has had the great good fortune to appear with a virtual who’s who of the blues. From Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker to Taj Mahal and Robert Cray, Jim has been on the blues highway for 45 years.
Byrnes moved to Vancouver, BC in the mid-70s after years of drifting, working odd jobs and playing music. In 1981 he put together a band that became a staple of the local music scene. In 1986 the Jim Byrnes Band played 300 nights.
Jim Byrnes’ fame as an actor has grown immeasurably from his too-numerous-to-mention TV and movie roles, highlights including television’s Wiseguy and Highlander series, and his national variety show The Jim Byrnes Show.
Jim has proven that a serious car accident in 1972 has done anything but hinder him. Despite two swipes with death and some pretty hard knocks, Byrnes has still managed to rack up an enviable string of credits, both on and off-screen.
Jim’s first love, however, is the blues. His evocative, smoky vocals are found in a truth that doesn’t come overnight.
Saturday, Oct 15, 2015
6:00 Doors, 7:00 Dinner, 8:00 Auction
$75 per seat
Peace Arts Gallery Society’s thirty-second Annual Art Auction is destined to be an unforgettable event celebrating our community as well as the arts and culture of the Peace Region. PAGS is pleased to announce that this year’s fundraiser will once again take place at the Pomeroy Hotel, opening at 6.00 on Saturday, October 15th.
The Art Auction is an exclusive look at specially selected, original artworks created by local, regional and national artists. We are pleased to present 60 outstanding works of art with a silent auction on display throughout the night and an exciting live auction program that begins at 8:00 pm.
Funds raised at this event enables PAGS to support Peace Gallery North operations and exhibits, children’s art programming, the giving of student bursaries, community and North Peace Cultural Center art initiatives and more.
To ensure this is our most exciting and successful event ever, a PREVIEW EXHIBITION at Peace Gallery North of all of the works on offer at the event during the week leading up to the auction.
The evening begins with a Cocktail Hour and viewing of the original artwork from 6 - 7 accompanied by live entertainment. A scrumptious 4-line buffet, as only the Pomeroy Hotel can deliver and including complimentary wine will conclude with an assortment of desserts, coffee and tea.
Tickets are $75 each available at the North Peace Cultural Centre Box Office.
Call the North Peace Cultural Centre at (250) 785-1992 and speak with reception to purchase your tickets over the phone. Tickets may also be picked up at the door the night of the event.
Peace Gallery Arts Society, the North Peace Cultural Centre and Peace Gallery North hope that you will join us at the 33rd Annual Art Auction. It’s sure to be a night to remember!
Stage North presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Oct 20-22 & Oct 27-29 @ 7:30pm
Oct 22 & 29 @ 2:00pm
Adults $25, Students & Seniors $20, Children $15
Directed by Blair Scott
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy's meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when 'That'll Be The Day' hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on "The Day the Music Died". The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly's greatest hits including 'That'll Be The Day', 'Peggy Sue', Everyday', 'Oh Boy', 'Not Fade Away', 'Rave On', and 'Raining in my Heart', plus Ritchie Valens' 'La Bamba' and The Big Bopper's 'Chantilly Lace'.
The incredible legacy of the young man with the glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of Rock & Roll, continues to live on in Buddy.
Seen by over 22 million people around the world, Buddy will have you on your feet and "Send you out of the theatre on an unstoppable high" (The Boston Globe).
Thursday, Nov 3rd @ 7:30pm
Adults $40, Students & Seniors $30, Children $20
Described by the CBC as the "hottest" guitar ensemble in Canada, MG3 has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with, as well as an interactive force in various musical forms. For over 15 years, the trio's virtuosity, rigour, creativity and impressive stage presence – where humour and interacting with the public go hand in hand – have been winning over audiences around the world. The trio, composed of guitarists Marc Morin, Sébastien Dufour and Glenn Lévesque, has given hundreds of concerts in some of the most prestigious venues across North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, including the BB King Blues Club in New York, the Rundetårnet in Copenhagen, and the legendary Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Throughout the years, the trio has collaborated and shared the stage with world-renowned ensembles and artists, such as the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Jorane et Solorazaf. Their most memorable collaboration to date was, without a doubt, with the California Guitar Trio (CGT), when both ensembles joined forces to give an unforgettable concert, brilliantly performing some of the greatest rock classics from Queen, The Beatles, a few "spaghetti western" themes by Ennio Morricone, as well as some of their original compositions. Starting in the fall of 2010, the sextet has toured across Canada and the United States, performing in over 100 cities.
What the media says...
"The Montreal Trio's guitars know no limits. They journey along with brio from jazz to classical music, from India to Canada. The Ussac Church has been swept away on the thunder of their strings!"
- La Montagne Newspaper - FRANCE
"... They delivered loads of infectious good humour and some solid ensemble playing that skirted the four corners of the musical world."
- Bill Rankin, Edmonton Journal – CANADA
"... Their debut in Germany was one of the most unforgettable events in the festival's history, both artistically and programme-wise. [...] The audience applauded and didn't quieten down until the event organiser had promised to engage the Montreal Guitar Trio again next year..."
- Klauss Ross, Bergsträßer Anzeiger - GERMANY
Saturday, November 5 @ 8:00
All Seats $67.15
Canadian Country superstar Terri Clark will bring her ‘Back to my Roots’ acoustic tour to Fort St. John Saturday November 5, 2016 at the North Peace Cultural Centre, presented by Fort City Chrysler. Tickets go on sale Friday April 22 at 10 a.m.
Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark is an 8-time CCMA Entertainer of the Year and she has taken home the Female Vocalist of the Year award five times. She still holds the honor of being the only Canadian female artist to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Terri has sold more than four million albums worldwide and has made her mark on radio with 13 Top Ten singles – hits that include “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad.” Terri recently took over as host of Country Gold, a four-hour Classic Country radio show that airs on more than 100 stations across the US.
In September 2016, Terri will kick off the “Back to My Roots Solo Acoustic Tour.” The 40-city tour will traverse Canada, starting in Prince Edward Island and wrap up in British Columbia in November.
November 19 @ 7:30pm
Rows A, B, C $71.35
Rows D & up $60.10
He’s been called Canada’s answer to George Strait. But a distinctive sound and songwriting ability is what defines Gord Bamford as one of country music’s best neotraditional artists and like so many others that have come before him, Bamford is not an overnight success. He has spent the better part of the last 20 years honing his craft, working to get where he is today: a 16-time Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) award winning artist. Bamford has opened with artists such as Tim McGraw, Goerge Strait, Martina McBride, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert and just recently a cross-Canada tour with Reba McEntire.
While his 6th studio album Country Junkie sees Bamford using a variety of different songwriters, such as Brent Baxter (Alan Jackson – “Monday Morning Church”), Phil O’Donnell (George Strait – “Give It All We Got Tonight”) he stays true to that formula for success he’s had with Nashville-based co-writing partner Byron Hill (George Strait – “Fool Hearted Memory”, Gary Allan – Nothing On But The Radio”, Joe Nicols – “Size Matter” … just to name a few).
“The greatest thing about Byron is he's just become a great friend. All he wants me to do is have success,” says Bamford. “He still to this day says ‘Just try to get the best song you can get, because it all starts and ends with a song’. I say that too. Whether we write them or whether we find them, I believe in putting out the absolutely best songs I can get for a record that are going to advance my career. He's the backbone of what I do, there's no doubt about it as far as writing songs and producing records. I can't ever see myself not doing a record with the guy unless he decides he doesn't want to. He's amazing.”
Hill confirms their powerful union. “It all started the moment we met, a mutual respect of each other's abilities,” explains Hill. “Somehow our individual contributions to the process have continued to improve the combined result. There is a need to stay connected to the roots of what Gord is and where he started, but move it a bit forward as well. We both understand this, so I can't help but think each album is just going to get better and better. After producing many albums with Gord, and just when I thought I knew everything Gord could do, it happened again….something new and fresh, and no doubt the best yet.”
“It's tricky to try and figure out what is going to work on radio because it seems to change so often,” Bamford says. “Country music isn't what I grew up on anymore which was Merle Haggard, Garth Brooks and Johnny Cash. I mean it is, but it isn't, especially on the production side. It's a lot edgier. I wanted to make sure I stuck to my grassroots of what I do the best and what has gotten me to where I'm at today. So there's a good mixture of stuff people would typically hear me do but there's also an element of where I stepped out of the box a little bit.” The title track “Country Junkie” is a prime example of that traditional sound. The strong Merle Haggard guitar intro paired with Bamford singing with his boyhood country idol Joe Diffie, will undoubtedly delight fans. “I wore out Joe Diffie records growing up,” the down-to-earth Bamford says. “I mean he probably wouldn't like to hear that because he'd think he's getting old. In my mind he's arguably one of the greatest country singers to have ever lived. What a huge honour it was to have Joe part of that song and what a great song it turned out to be. I can see that one being a lot of fun live as well.”
Judging by the God-fearing, family-loving, working-man tone Country Junkie exemplifies, Bamford makes sharing his success a priority. His Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation has generated almost $1.5 million since its inception in 2008. He set a record at the 2013 golf event by raising $355,000 for charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and numerous children's hospitals all across Canada. “Those organizations have had an impact on my life and that's why we do what we do. It's always great to get out, play music, be on stage and wake up every morning loving what I do. But probably the greatest thing I get to do is interact with a lot of these children and try to make a difference in their lives. It's hard to comprehend but it's an awesome thing to see a kid's face light up who is really sick and all he wants to do is go to Disneyland. It puts it all into perspective as to why I think God put me on earth to do what I do because it's helping other people.”
That humble, likable approach is what continues to draw legions of new fans to Gord Bamford. But it’s the music that keeps them loyal. No one knows this better than Byron Hill. “It is one of his key attributes that endears him to people every time,” says Hill. But Hill also confirms what long-time Gord Bamford fans already know: he gives them what they want: country music.
Tickets go on sale September 28th at 9 am