The local arts council is having a showing of the works of Gabriola Island artist Harold Allanson. Stone Crop Studios. The Show will be from February 27th to March 7th at he Old Courthouse Gallery ,1840 Nicola Avenue Merritt BC. There will be an artist reception on February 27th 5-7 PM The Court House gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays 10AM-4PM during the show. The Arts Council has moved from month long showings to relying on the reception and a brief period of reflection. The arts council is a member of the provincial arts council, and endorsed by the City of Merritt.

On this day: February 6th 1918 British Women over 30 get the right to vote.

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