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“Happiness Is…” at The Dryden Museum

“Happiness Is…” at The Dryden Museum

   by Sarah McCarthy Last Wednesday night, The Dryden Museum welcomed back visitors by holding a reception that featured a collection of the Dryden Artist Association’s work. The theme for this month “Happiness Is…” was very [...]

Art in the heart of Dryden

Art in the heart of Dryden

  By Michael Christianson On a cold March Saturday balloons were seen on King Street giving the day a splash of colour. Inside was an artist who hopes to do the same to Dryden. Angela Roussin [...]

A smashing good time

by Michael Christianson On March 25 you will have the chance to compete as some of your favourite characters when the Dryden Regional Smash tournament takes place at the Community Living Centre at 280 Arthur Street. [...]

Rooting for the redhead

Rooting for the redhead

By Chris Marchand There’s a terrifying dynamic that happens in one-person shows that I’ve noticed. Coming in cold and utterly exposed to crushing uncertainty, the actor or actress has just a few moments to gain a [...]

FAB-U-LOUS: DHS Drama’s High School Musical 2

FAB-U-LOUS: DHS Drama’s High School Musical 2

   Photos by Chris Marchand By Sarah McCarthy The Gordon Wood Auditorium was the place to be for Dryden High School’s Drama Production of Disney’s High School Musical 2. A talented cast of students entertained audiences [...]

Growing up in foster care, Kooshet tells tale

Growing up in foster care, Kooshet tells tale

  By Michael Christianson Lisa Kooshet was the special guest storyteller at DAARN and the Dryden Public Library’s Living library last week and she had a lifetime of tales to derive from. Kooshet recalled her early [...]

A first look at DHS Drama’s High School Musical 2

By Sarah McCarthy Students at Dryden High School have been hard at work since October preparing for this year’s drama production of High School Musical 2. With the performance dates fast approaching, Drama teacher and executive [...]

An evening of wartime nostalgia in Last Train to Nibroc

An evening of wartime nostalgia in Last Train to Nibroc

  By Michael Christianson A travelling production of The Last Train to Nibroc rolled into the Centre last week for the Dryden Entertainment Series. The two-person play was put on by the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre [...]

Beating the winter blues

Beating the winter blues

  By Michael Christianson Last week grade 3-8 students at St. Joseph’s school took a day to beat the winter blues. The one-day program at the school was designed to help students enhance their physical, social [...]

Feeding the fire – Author Joseph Boyden speaks to DHS students about finding their passion

Feeding the fire – Author Joseph Boyden speaks to DHS students about finding their passion

By Sarah McCarthy Canadian author and champion of Indigenous peoples Joseph Boyden spoke to high school students in Dryden last week about inspiration, overcoming depression and finding purpose and passion. Boyden used the concept of the [...]