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RDPC theatre students switching from comedy to drama for finals

RDPC theatre students switching from comedy to drama for finals

For the past couple of years , members of the R.D. Parker Collegiate drama program have put together a series of plays instead of writing a traditional exam.
Young musicians close year with concert

Young musicians close year with concert

The School District of Mystery Lake Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grade 8 bands performed in concert alongside the R.D. Parker Collegiate Grade 9 band at a year-end concert June 13.
Cabaret celebrates villains and graduating music students

Cabaret celebrates villains and graduating music students

R.D Parker Collegiate’s senior concert band and choir, as well as the VocoMotion vocal jazz group and the Adrenaline jazz ensemble kicked off the end-of-school-year concert season June 5 with the music program’s 33 rd -annual Cabaret.
Thompson Festival of the Arts features over 200 entries in visual arts category

Thompson Festival of the Arts features over 200 entries in visual arts category

The organizers behind the 52nd Thompson Festival of the Arts took over the C.A. Nesbit Arena May 17−18 to showcase the large smorgasbord of talent that inhabits the local community.
Big Wreck announced as headline performers at Nickel Days social

Big Wreck announced as headline performers at Nickel Days social

Big Wreck, a band formed in Boston in 1994 by Canadian vocalist and lead guitarist Ian Thornley, have been announced as the headline act at the Nickel Days social June 23 in Thompson.
Northern Juried Art Show cancelled because of too few submissions

Northern Juried Art Show cancelled because of too few submissions

The 2018 Northern Juried Art Show has been cancelled due to a lack of artists, organizers announced April 16, the day after the deadline for entries.
Students open up 52nd Thompson Festival of the Arts with the classics and some jazz

Students open up 52nd Thompson Festival of the Arts with the classics and some jazz

The 2018 Thompson Festival of the Arts kicked off at the Letkemann Theatre on April 5 with a showcase of local student musicians who specialize in stringed instruments and the piano.
Northern Juried Art Show entry date extended to April 15

Northern Juried Art Show entry date extended to April 15

The deadline for artists to submit entries for May’s Northern Juried Art Show in Thompson has been extended from April 1 to April 15, chairperson Leigh Hall says.
Thompson Writers’ Guild  launches second anthology

Thompson Writers’ Guild launches second anthology

The Thompson Writers’ Guild (TWG) launched its second book – C old Hands, Warm Hearts , an exploration of the theme of love – at the Thompson Public Library March 3.
RDPC students represent Thompson at 2018 Provincial Honour Choirs

RDPC students represent Thompson at 2018 Provincial Honour Choirs

At the beginning of February, R.D. Parker Collegiate students Mark Fortin (Grade 11) and Paige Kirby-McDougall (Grade 9) travelled to Winnipeg to take part in the 36th annual Provincial Honour Choirs program. On Feb.
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