LV Community Club Fundraiser


Excellent opportunity to support our much needed debris booms! And you could win a logging truck load of firewood – generously donated by Kaslo Community Forest! Free delivery between Howser & Kaslo

Contact Cari Liverman-Lamoureux Tracy Tanya Remple Amanda Cutting Sandra Rempel to purchase your tickets!!

LINKS presents Arts for Long Winter Nights

The Lardeau Valley Opportunity LINKS Society would like to introduce the Arts For Long Winter Nights Project.down size.arts for long winter jpgThanks to Chelsey Leyshon for launching this wonderful opportunity, and thanks to the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council and our very own North Kootenay Lake Arts council.

LINKS will showcase 4 local artists from the Lardeau Valley to host a 1 overnight retreat each, from November to February. There are 7 spaces available per retreat, so stay tuned for Novembers upcoming artist. < hint: pen and ink!>

The retreat will take place at the Eagles Nest Guest House in Meadow Creek. A $30 fee, a potluck dinner and breakfast per participant, and the rest is covered.

For more information and reservation please email or call Nichol Ward @ 250 366 4454

Lardeau Valley Rideshare

Lardeau Valley Opportunity Links Society present the Lardeau Valley ride share program

LINKS will be hosting a short tutorial for Lardeau Valley residence to receive assistance on how to use the site. Stay tuned for dates at the Argenta Hall, Johnson’s Landing Hall, and the Lardeau Valley Hall.

Here are some links that may help get you started, but feel free to message Nichol Ward at for assistance.

Help on using Rideshare

Safety & Etiquette


We would like to thank the Columbia Basin Trust and, The Regional District of Central Kootenay and, Chelsey Leyshon for getting the wheels turning!

Arts BC Northern Exposure Conference date change Oct 18-21

This year’s dates are October 18th-21st.

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Please note the correct dates for this year’s
Northern Exposure Conference
are October 18-21, 2018.


Northern Exposure ( ’s dynamic model of information sharing creates a solid foundation for the development of a strong network amongst the arts organizers and artists in attendance. Round table discussions, collaborative panels, workshops and open floor discussions allow for attendees to be heard and for solutions to be discovered with input from many sources.

In addition to workshops, round tables and networking, Northern Exposure also includes artist showcases to provide exposure to local, regional and provincial acts.


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: