Community Futures small business event

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Interested in networking with local business owners, chamber members, and other members of the business community?

Community Futures Central Kootenay, the Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce, and the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce are pleased to host our Annual Business After Business events.

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Want to improve your business knowledge?

We’ll be offering free workshops throughout the month of October to celebrate small business.
For our full training schedule, click here.

Columbia Basin Helps Kids

NEW PROGRAM HELPS KIDS AND YOUTH BE ACTIVE (Columbia Basin) – Healthy lifestyles for children and youth lead to healthy lifestyles for life. To help make this happen, Columbia Basin Trust is launching a new $3-million, multi-year Basin Physical Literacy and Youth Sport (PLAYS) initiative—and is hosting a series of community meetings in October to share more information about it.

Basin PLAYS will work with community sports groups, schools, volunteer coaches and others to provide the resources and support they need to help kids be more active. The initiative will offer training and capital improvement grants, an online resource hub, build relationships with community sports organizations, and collaborate with school districts to support physical literacy and sports in schools.

Learn more about the opportunities available through this initiative at or attend one of upcoming community meetings.

Rachel Lucas, Columbia Basin Trust 1.800.505.8998 or

Oct 4 Arts BC Community Cultural Forum

Krista Patterson

West Kootenay Regional Arts Council

Kootenay Arts E-Bulletin

Oct 4 – ARTS BC Community Cultural Forum – Rossland

Presented in collaboration with the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre and
with support from the Columbia Basin Trust.

Arts BC’s Community Cultural Forums are part of the Knowledge Sharing
services we offer to help build the capacity of arts and culture leaders in
communities around the province. These forums are designed to be day-long
professional development programs tailored to your arts and culture
community’s needs.

Join Patricia Huntsman and Krista Patterson for a specialized day of
learning, dialogue and exchange.

Topics covered will include:
Cultural Development and Planning
Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations
Policies and Procedures
Volunteer Management
Cultural Round Table

Lunch will be available for an additional nominal fee. Tickets will be
available at the door or in advance at the Museum.

For those attending the forum, the Bailey Theatre is hosting a free concert
that will be happening in Trail after the Community Cultural Forum.
Attendees are invited to reserve a seat while registering for the Forum.

For information or to register:

Book your ticket for the FREE Bailey Theatre concert:

Daily Schedule Change for Strong Start in Meadow Creek

Hi everyone,

We’ve had a change in our morning schedule to accommodate the school’s need for the gym in the morning. Our new schedule will be as follows:

8:45 – 9:05 am – Welcome and free play
9:05-10:05  – Gym time
10:05-10:20 – Circle
10:20 – 10:45  – Snack
10:45 – 11:30  – Craft/activity and free play
11:30 – clean up and goodbyes

This change will take place as of Tuesday, September 25th.


Sarah Evans

All Candidates Forum Kaslo


Welcome Candidates and thank you for putting your name forward. The Kaslo Chamber of Commerce and the Kaslo Housing Society are putting on three different events for you to be able to share who you are and why you are running with the public.

We will be sharing the format with you over the next few days but wanted to make sure you mark the events on your calendar so that you can attend.

Oct 10th, 7:00 PM at JV Humphries School – All Candidates Forum, hosted by Kaslo Housing Society

Oct 16th, 7:00 PM at JV Humphries School – All Candidates Forum hosted by Kaslo Chamber of Commerce and moderated by John Cathro

On Behalf of the Kaslo Chamber of Commerce and the Kaslo Housing Society we thank you in advance for your participation in these very important public events.


Arts BC

Fall Learning Opportunities / Membership Renewal / What We’re Reading and more!

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Greetings arts and culture community! Arts BC has a busy fall season lined up and we’re eager to share the news with you.