In a big city on any given day, there are a number of cultural events taking place and if a person has the desire to participate, then there is plenty to observe and attend. When someone leaves a bigger place for ‘small town life’ in a village like Nakusp, the expectation of diverse and plentiful entertainment can often be left behind. How can a village so small compete with a city of a million people?
Covering the current events for the paper has really highlighted how many events there are and how diverse. Although technically Nakusp is a geographically isolated community of less than 2,000 people, there are some individuals working hard to provide a culturally diverse landscape and they should be acknowledged. It’s surprising how much entertainment there is, not to mention variety of events going on from one week to the next—a veritable buffet of tastes to take in if a person is so inclined.
In the past few months, Nakusp has seen public meals and meetings, sports tournaments and musical performances of every genre, various AGMs and even a fishing derby. For newcomers to the area, it may seem like a sleepy little place but there are plenty of opportunities to attend happenings all around you—you just need to look for them.