The Youth Art and Culture program

is happening for 6-12 year olds in Meadow Creek!
Join us for a Tea Party baking and decorating series with Letitia Hamilton.
Thursdays: May 31, June 7 & 14 from 4-5:30pm at the LVCC.


Free, registration required, limited spaces. Snacks and supplies provided.
For info/registration contact Sarah Evans at 250-353-7691 #207 or
Program offered by North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society and funded by Kaslo Protective Cup and Province of BC.

***Please use contact info provided to register

Healthy Snacks for Families:

….a free workshop in Meadow Creek with Casey McKinnon, holistic nutritionist.  Pregnant women, partners and parents with children under 6 years!  Join us for this hands-on cooking class!  Learn about healthy fats, how protein helps the body and more!  Bring your questions about healthy snacks and enjoy chatting and cooking together with the group.  There will likely be treats to take home at the end!  Childcare provided.  Thursday, May 17^th.  9:30-11:30.  Meadow Creek Family Centre (Jewett school).  Register with Barb Cyr, ( or 250-353-7691 or at Strong Start!  Offered by North Kootenay Lake Community Services society and proudly supported by Columbia Basin Trust.

Free First Aid course for parents?


North Kootenay Lake Community Services is inviting parents of children under 6 to express interest in attending a free first aid course. This would be a full day (could be a weekend) and offered through Selkirk college. There would be no childcare provided on site but babies who are not yet crawling could attend in their parent’s arms.

“Emergency Childcare First Aid” is a Red Cross certification.
Learn what to do when a child needs urgent medical attention. You’ll get an overview of first aid and CPR techniques in an interactive learning environment, while learning many skills needed to recognize and respond to a variety of medical emergencies for children and babies.

Please respond to this email if you are interested. We hope to offer this before summer break if there is enough interest!.


Our mailing address is:
North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society
Box 546
336 B Avenue
Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0

MAY DAYS curious? May 20, 21st and 22nd 2018

 This year marks the 125th Bday of Kaslo and we hope to make this one heck of a great May Days celebration. Information on events, vendors, entertainment etc can all be found at:      We still have a few spots for non-profit groups to have a table during that weekend. contact

As always we are in desparate need of volunteers for:
* helping to pick up trash in the park
* putting recyclables in the proper places
* street closers on the Monday for the Parade

AND… there is still lots of time to get your floats and costurmes together for this years parade;

Naturally, the theme is KASLO 125 years, so that leaves lots of ideas for birthday outfits, mining, logging and all the other wonderful things that have gone into making Kaslo, what it is today.

So come out and support May Days 2018. and yes, Saturday of May Days is still Kid Centric!!

for more info. or

Support Group starting Feb 8th..


Hi all,

There is a support group for adults involved in raising children with special needs starting in Kaslo.

Lawna Bourassa is facilitating the first parent run meeting on Thursday, February 8th. It will be at JVH in the Aboriginal Education room starting at 5PM.
Please contact Lawna at 250-353-9683 or for more information.

This group is open for talking about all aspects related to raising neurodiverse children and youth, diagnosed or not.

Unfortunately, there is no childcare available at this meeting, but this is something the group could talk about for future meetings.

Please spread the word to families that might be interested.

~Sarah Evans


Our mailing address is:
North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society
Box 546
336 B Avenue
Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0


Saturday, March 10th, 10 – 12 noon at the Seniors’ Hall

The Board of Directors and the Executive Director of the Hospice Society of North Kootenay Lake are pleased to invite you to attend our AGM for 2018.


We are celebrating our 5th anniversary since beginning to offer hospice services to our community as the new Hospice Society of North Kootenay Lake.

The support from our community has continued to grow and we are grateful for what this has enabled us to offer.

We would like to share with you about our accomplishments in 2017 and our plans for 2018.

Many grant applications require us to state how many members the society has, as well as the attendance at our AGM.

You can demonstrate your support for our society by attending and by purchasing your 2018 membership for $10.00.

(Please see the statement below that clarifies membership in our society.)

We’ll appreciate the show of your support at our AGM.

HSNKL Board of Directors:

Jane Ballantyne, Mandy Bath, Jeannie Brown, David Cheatley, Julie Kucera,

Emily Mattes, Karen Pidcock, Phyllis White and Margaret-Ann Winn,


Executive Director: Chelsea Van Koughnett


Statement Regarding Membership in The Hospice Society Of North Kootenay Lake

  • Membership in the Society is a means by which individuals demonstrate their support for the activities of HSNKL.
  • Membership numbers are a measurable expression of community commitment to HSNKL and are often requested by potential grant-giving bodies to whom the society may apply for funding.
  • Membership carries no obligations or responsibilities.  We do encourage members to attend the AGM to hear about the past year’s activities, vote on adoption of the annual reports and to elect the Board of Directors.
  • There is no expectation that members engage in hospice-related activities.
  • HSNKL is grateful for those who do choose to volunteer their time, in addition to being members of the society. Information on volunteer opportunities is available from Chelsea Van Koughnett, Executive Director: 250-353-2299,