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Win a Singing Telegram Courtesy of the Nelson Civic Theatre Society!

Working out this month?

Having a go on the water slide?

Want to win your very own singing telegram from Nelson’s very own Bessie Wapp, singer and accordion player extraordinaire??

Head down to the Nelson & District Community Complex this month and drop off your wristband on your way out.

The Nelson & District Community Complex is showing their support for NCTS’s membership drive in their August wristband raffle.

During the month of August, just write your name and phone number on the back of your temporary wristband and drop it into the bucket as you pass the front desk. You can enter as often as you wish… well, as often as you workout.

This month’s prize, courtesy of the Nelson Civic Theatre Society,  is a singing telegram from the incomparable Bessy Wapp. Our uniformed usher Josh will come by to schedule your telegram, making it ideal for birthday parties, anniversaries or family movie night.

Thanks for your support Bessie, and NDCC.


Bessie Wapp is a musician, theatre maker, and educator who has performed throughout North America and in Europe with Vancouver stilt-dance group Mortal Coil and Eastern European music ensemble Zeellia. Tour highlights include Kennedy Centre (Washington, DC), Lincoln Centre (NYC), and DanceWeek Festival (Zagreb, Croatia).
In 2006 Bessie returned to her hometown Nelson, BC, to co-found Twin Fish Theatre and co-create Hello, I Must Be Going & Loco Phantasmo, two full-length works based on her family history.
Bessie sang the lead role in Nelson Opera’s 2008 production of Orpheus & Eurydice, and this spring sang Hekate in the premiere production of KHAOS, the opera.
Bessie sings (and sometimes plays accordion) with Bessie & the Back Eddies (2012 Kootenay Music Award: Best Roots/Blues), Adham Shaikh & the Outworld Orkestra, and Balkan brass band Oxygen Orkestar.
Bessie enjoys teaching music & theatre privately & with groups thru Oxygen Art Centre.