Little ones with cold or flu and the Family Centres

Hi everyone,

After hearing from several families about a summer cold/flu making its way through our community we want to remind everyone of our guidelines around when to avoid coming to the Family Centres.

Please stay home if you or your child have any of the following symptoms (guidelines based on recommendations from Interior Health Authority):
* coughing
* sneezing
* fever – please stay home for 24 hours after the fever is gone
* vomiting or diarrhea – please stay home for 24 hours after the last episode
* sore throat
* redness, swelling or discharge of of eyes, ears or skin

If a member of your family has any of these symptoms that are related to another health issue that is not contagious, we invite you to speak with a staff member to let us know.

We appreciate your support in helping to minimize the spread of illnesses to others.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 250-353-7691.

Thank you,

Sarah Evans

Strong Start Parent and Child Time

Hi everyone,

Strong Start Parent and Child Time will begin again in Kaslo on Monday, September 17th, and in Meadow Creek on Tuesday, September 18th.

The schedule this year will be as follows:

Kaslo-
Monday 8:45 – 11:45 am
Tuesday 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday 8:45 – 11:45 am

Meadow Creek-
Tuesday 8:45 – 11:45 am
Thursday 8:45 – 11:45 am

***Please note for the evening Strong Start dinner program families who attend must have at least one child who is 5 years old or younger.

In Kaslo on Wednesday, September 19^Th., Liam Fitzpatrick from the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society will be joining us at Strong Start.  Beginning at 10:45 Liam will be with us to share cultural teachings and traditional drumming on the Grandmother Drum. We hope you can join us.

Some additional information for Kaslo is that our gym time has changed again this year to fit in among the other scheduling needs the school has. Our daily schedule in Kaslo for the year will be:
8:45 – 9:10 – Welcome and free play
9:10 – 9:25 – Circle time
9:25- 9:45 – Snack
9:45 – 10:45 – Gym time (families will also be invited to use the school library during this time)
10:45-11:30 – Activity/storytelling/free play
11:30 – Clean up and goodbye

Please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sarah Evans

Strategic Landscape Protection Plan

Save this date: September 19, 2018 7:00 p.m. Argenta Hall: “Developing a Strategic Landscape Level Wildfire Protection Plan – An example of Climate Change Adaptation using an Ecosystem Based Approach”

 

Join the Friends of the Lardeau River to get glimpses inside a viable option for forestry operations that is being very successfully modeled by Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative (SIFCo). Learn how the right approach can provide local economic opportunities, safeguard regional ecosystem values, and develop a landscape-level fuel management scheme to substantially reduce fire risks arising from fuel loads in unmanaged forests. So, what can you expect to learn?

Learn what Integral Forestry means and what its purposes include:

  1. Integral Forestry partakes of practices that first determine the ecological limits to human uses of a specified land area, and then, given these limits, seeks to apply management strategies that will maintain a fully functioning ecosystem over time; and,
  2. It employs management strategies that consider humans as part of the ecosystem and that aim to improve social conditions such as local employment levels, community stability, local economic opportunities, community safety, fire preparedness and respect and understanding among residents;

Learn the benefits SIFCo sees coming from this innovative approach:

1.To serve as a model of integral forestry by owning and managing forest lands in a manner that is ecologically and socially responsible, economically sustainable, and that provides the community with all the amenities of a fully functioning ecosystem.

  1. To fulfill the following specific purposes:

(a) To manage the community forest license area according to site-sensitive, ecologically based forestry practices modeled on an ecosystem-based approach that is peer review defendable.

(b) To stimulate local employment and economic opportunities from these forest lands that are ecologically sustainable and socially responsible.

(c) To establish a financially viable forest product business that:

(i) provides forest management services and forest products marketing services;

(ii) supports forest-related educational, recreational, business and employment opportunities for the Slocan Valley;

(iii) supports the preservation of ecologically sensitive lands and the restoration of degraded forest lands;

(iv) enhances community safety and fire preparedness by reducing fuel loading in the WUI zone within the Slocan Community Forest;

(v) provides a meaningful public participation process for the planning and development of domestic use watersheds;

(vi) preserves water quality, quantity and timing of flow in the community forest license area.

See SIFCo website at https://www.sifco.ca/ for additional information about the Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative

 

Deadline for Arts and Culture Grants, Sept. 13

Hello arts and cultural friends,

I just want to make sure you are aware of the September 13th deadline for the Trust’s Arts and Culture Venue Grants Deadline: September 13.

Projects must be for a venue with a clear and dedicated arts and cultural focus that provides arts and cultural programming to residents without exclusion to anyone.

Venues may be a full facility or a space within a facility. If a venue is used for multiple functions and/or disciplines (i.e. community centre, cultural centre), you must demonstrate that 50 per cent of the venue or greater is dedicated for arts and culture purposes.

Various types of project costs that may be eligible under this program include, but are not limited to:
1. The purchase, construction, renovation or expansion of a venue.
2. Upgrades or improvements that extend the life of-or increase the capacity or quality of-an existing venue (e.g. accessibility improvements; electrical or plumbing upgrades for improved functionality, safety and/or comfort; sprung flooring; soundproofing; lighting grids; expansion of existing spaces; etc.).
3. The purchase of equipment that is essential to the operation of the venue including:
a. heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems; boiler systems; plumbing and electrical systems; lighting systems;
b. furniture, appliances, light fixtures or curtains/blinds; and

c. audio/visual systems or equipment, computer or communication systems or equipment that is fully dedicated to the venue and the arts and culture purposes.

https://ourtrust.org/grants-and-programs-directory/arts-and-culture-venue-grants/

Best regards,

Kelvin Saldern / Manager – Community Relationships, West
Columbia Basin Trust
Direct 1.250.304.1622 Toll-free: 1.800.505.8998
Mobile: 1.250.687.4917   ourtrust.org<http://www.cbt.org/>

Non-Profits: Law and Governance 101 & Record Keeping & Privacy

 

Register Now for Arts and Heritage Workshops:

Legal Bootcamp for Non-Profits: Law and Governance 101 & Record Keeping & Privacy for Non-Profits

(Columbia Basin) The WK Regional Arts Council is offering two workshops with a focus on arts and heritage organizations, presented by Martha Rans, Lawyer. Legal Bootcamp for Non-Profits is a one day program designed for senior leadership and Board members in the non-profit and charitable sector. The course provides foundational knowledge and capacity to identify, plan for and respond to legal issues that can arise in the managing of an arts and heritage non-profit and will include: governance & accountability, privacy, employment & human rights and changes to the Societies Act in BC.

Participants will have an opportunity to explore real-life situations, identify the distinctions between legal and non-legal problems, gain knowledge about how lawyers and the legal system address such issues, discuss relevant legislation governing non-profit and charitable organizations and strategies for risk management. Time & Date: September 14, 10 am – 4 pm. Location: Nelson Chamber of Commerce, 91 Baker St., Nelson, BC. Cost: $15.00 for WKRAC members, $25.00 for non-members.Travel Subsidies: Limited travel subsidies (partial, towards mileage) are available to WK arts and heritage organizations who are located further than 80 km.

The new BC Societies Act includes changes to record keeping / access to records. Record Keeping & Privacy for Non-Profits is a 2 hour session (offered prior to the WKRAC AGM) highlighting the changes to organizational record keeping & access to records for non-profits. How do you remain compliant with the Societies Act while still ensuring you are compliant with the Personal Information Protection Act? Are you aware that members of your Society now have a right to access the Official records of the Society? Do your members know that their contact information can be shared with other members? If this is news to you then this workshop is for you. When was the last time you looked at your privacy policy? Learn what to look for and how to keep your organization PIPA and CASL compliant. Date & Time: September 15, 10 am – 12 noon. Location: Hume Hotel – Emporium Room, Nelson, BC. Cost:This workshop is free of charge for WKRAC members, $10 for non-members.

These workshops are provided with the generous support of The Province of British Columbia. To attend, pre-registration is required as space is limited. For further information or to register, visit:www.wkartscouncil.com and click on “workshops”.

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Media Contact: Lily Andersen wkracprojects@telus.net 250-351-2421

The Langham Super September

A Super September of events coming to The Langham!Fall is in the air, bringing passionate Celtic-Folk music, a mind-bending science presentation on Gravity Waves, a beautiful Chamber-Folk harp concert, and the return of our Guest Artist Series for the 2018-2019 season!

** Get ready for the return of the fan-favorite Celtic-Folk duo The New Customs. Hailing from that hot-bed of musical creativity Winnipeg, the Customs are the compelling blend of guitarist Emma Cloney’s haunting voice with the eclectic riffing of multi-instrumentalist Dale Brown – fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki, cigar box guitar, and harmony vocals.

www.thenewcustoms.com

** Gravity Waves coming to the Langham Theatre!

Café Langham presents a mind-bending multi-media presentation by amateur astronomer Sandy Nichols exploring the nature and significance of gravity waves, what causes them, and why they are important to the future of astronomy.

This presentation will focus on the events of Aug 18 2017. On that date a gravity wave was detected, triggering a worldwide detective effort to locate its origin.

The talk will provide background information needed to better understand this finding that confirms theories first proposed by Albert Einstein in 1916.

** Independent Concert in the Langham Theatre

Diemm – Debut Album Launch! Kaslo’s own Dawna McLennan plays from her new album – transformative Chamber Folk music, gorgeous vocals, & spoken word that borders on the shamanic.
Prepare to be inspired!

www.diemm.ca (http://www.diem.ca)

In Honour of Kaslo’s 125^th Anniversary
The Langham Theatre kicks-off its Guest Artist 2018-2019 series with a Special Langham Production

A Beginner’s Guide to Kaslovia Written and Performed by Lucas Myers

A comedy celebrating the unique story and character of Kaslo

Come find out as Lucas Myers presents a tongue-in-cheek lecture for new and old alike: A Beginner’s Guide to Kaslovia. Witness Myers transform into various inhabitants of Kalso’s diverse populace who all manage to speak their truth, whether it’s through sock puppets, songs or absurd TEDTalk-like presentations.

Copyright © 2017 Langham Cultural Society, All rights reserved.

Our Contact Info is:
Langham Cultural Society
PO Box 1000, Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0
Phone:  250 – 353 – 2661
Email:  ** langham@netidea.com (mailto:langham@netidea.com)

Website:  www.thelangham.ca