The Community Fund of North Kootenay Lake Society invites individuals or organizations to nominate youth whose activities have benefitted individuals or communities in our region.\ \ With consent of the youth (under 19, no lower age limit), please write to CFNKLS Box 661 Kaslo BC V0G 1M0 or e-mail or phone Joe Johnston (firstname.lastname@example.org or 250 366 4474) identifying the youth or group of youths together with their beneficial activities before Thursday, November 1. You do not have to be an adult to nominate.\ \ Announcements and a celebration will be held on or near Philanthropy Day, November15. Nominated youth will be asked how best to distribute at least $500 to local charities as well as some ideas about community needs. (food will likely be included)\ If you would like to participate in or financially support this project of CFNKLS, please contact us.\ \
In Late September our Guest Artist Series kicks-off with Lucas Myers’ comedy A Beginners Guide to Kaslovia, then early October brings two great new exhibits to The Langham Galleries!
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 explore the joys of living in our little patch of paradise as Myers transforms 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.
NOTE: PG-13ish – SOME ADULT MATERIAL.
Shows Fri, Sat, & Sun Sep 28, 29 & 30 at 7pm each night.
Advanced Tickets $20 Sunnyside Naturals & Willow Home Gallery in Kaslo. $22 at the door 6:30pm.
BIG thanks to the Village of Kaslo and the RDCK for supporting this production!
New October Exhibits in the Langham Galleries
Opening Night Reception Friday Oct 5th from 7-9pm
…And See You at The Langham!
Please find linked below, and attached, a media release announcing the B.C. Land Matching Program. The Province distributed the release to various media yesterday. This is a great initiative for farmers and landowners in the Basin region.
One of the Trust’s priorities is to foster agricultural production, and for residents to have access to healthy food. We’re supporting the agriculture sector in a number of ways, including providing support to the Columbia Basin Land Matcher. Learn more at ourtrust.org/agriculture.<https://ourtrust.org/our-work/agriculture/>
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me or the contacts listed below. Thanks for sharing this news.
Rachel Lucas | Manager, Communications
SAVE THE DATE! Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society’s annual Kootenay Lake Summit is taking place on November 3rd, 2018. The Kootenay Lake Summit is a free event offering an opportunity for community members to engage by attending talks and presentations hosted by experts in their field. Last years event allowed over 100 residents to participate and the chance to learn about stewardship activities going on around the lake that they can actively participate in. The focus of the 2018 Summit will be to provide residents with sound knowledge on the history of Kootenay Lake including related cultural and archaeological history. Come and enjoy some delicious food and engaging conversation!
Where: J.V Humphries School – 404 Front Street, Kaslo V0G1M0 (https://maps.google.com/?q=404+Front+Street,%C2%A0+Kaslo+V0G1M0&entry=gmail&source=g&mc_cid=25ebc3273e&mc_eid=[UNIQID]) When: Saturday, November 3, 2018. 4:30pm – 9pm. For details please refer to our website (http://www.friendsofkootenaylake.ca/events-calendar/?mc_cid=25ebc3273e&mc_eid=[UNIQID]) , more information will be posted as it becomes available. To be the first to hear when tickets are released, we recommend you sign up as a member (http://www.friendsofkootenaylake.ca/take-part/become-a-member/?mc_cid=25ebc3273e&mc_eid=[UNIQID]) . All of our members get priority on exicitng opportunities through our organization like the summit and wildlife and water quality monitoring opportunities.
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NEWS RELEASEBASIN SEES INCREASED SUPPORT FROM THE TRUST
$57 million in benefits delivered through 65 programs and initiatives last year
(Columbia Basin) – Columbia Basin Trust delivered a record $57 million in funding benefits and commercial investments to residents and communities in the Columbia Basin region, as released in its 2017/18 Annual Service Plan Report recently.
This included $2.7 million in capital investments related to broadband and economic development, $5.3 million in business loans and commercial properties and $49 million to support 1,600 projects and partnerships through 65 active programs and initiatives.
“Being able to deliver this many programs is a testament to how much effort Basin residents, organizations and communities put into making this region the best it can be,” said Johnny Strilaeff, Columbia Basin Trust President and Chief Executive Officer. “While we’re proud to be able to deliver such extensive support, we’re even more proud of how people in the Basin use this support to make a difference.”
In 2017/18, the Trust earned $64 million in revenues—up from the previous year’s $59 million. This was primarily due to the solid performance of its investment in local hydropower facilities which account for 85 per cent of the revenue. Other sources of revenue include business loans, real estate investments and market securities.
“Our continued strong fiscal performance is a result of carefully investing to ensure we generate a predictable, sustainable and growing income stream to support our delivery of benefits to the region,” Strilaeff said. “The performance of our power facilities exceeded our expectations, contributing to a boost in revenue.”
The Trust supports the ideas and efforts of people and communities in the Basin to strengthen the region’s social, economic and environmental well-being. Through extensive consultation, the Trust developed 13 strategic priorities for 2016-2020, and has made significant progress with many new programs and initiatives announced in 2017/18, including:
- $28-million partnership with BC Housing to create new affordable housing units over three years and $4.5 million to support First Nations communities with affordable housing over three years.
- $10-million Ecosystem Enhancement Program that will help maintain and improve ecosystem health and native biodiversity over five years.
- $3.6-million child care support program to maintain and create new child care spaces over three years.
- A fibre-optic link between Kaslo and Balfour to increase broadband capacity in the area through the deployment of a 36-kilometre underwater optical fibre cable in Kootenay Lake.
- Expanded support for arts, culture and heritage, with $11.6 million in programs and support over three years.Join staff and the Board of Directors at the Trust’s annual general meeting in Fernie on Friday, September 21 from 4 to 5 p.m. MT at the Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge. The AGM will be followed by a free, family-friendly community barbeque from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fernie Community Centre that will also feature live, local music. Visit ourtrust.org/ferniebbq for details.
September 13, 2018
Read more about the Trust’s fiscal performance in the 2017/18 Annual Service Plan Report atourtrust.org/annualreport.
Learn more about the Trust’s progress on its strategic priorities at ourtrust.org/priorities.
Watch for Our Trust magazine in your mailbox this fall for stories of some of the projects the Trust supported, or sign up for the Trust’s monthly e-newsletter at ourtrust.org/newsletter. -30-
Emily Gilmar Columbia Basin Trust email@example.com