March 10…

andrewyangAward winning pianist Andrew Yang performs for the Kaslo Concert Society on Friday,March 10 at St. Andrew’s United Church. Single tickets available at Figments in Kaslo and ad the door. School age children admitted free when accompanied by an adult Patron. See attached poster for more details. Further info: 250 353 7600 or

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Lakehead AGM March 14

The Lakehead and Beyond is holding there AGM on Tuesday March 14, 2017 at
the Lardeau Valley community center at 7 pm.


Also we are paring with a movie that Patrick Steiner is hosting called
Growing Local.  It is going to go on after the AGM, possibly at 8 pm.

Hosted by the Kaslo Food Hub- NKLCSS.

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Second session for Society Act project.

nonprofit For all non profit groups:

The first session scheduled in Kaslo for the Society Act Transition Project on March 12th filled up quickly.

We now have a second session set up for

Sunday April 2nd at the Langham Cultural Centre from 1130 to 130.

How to Register:

1.If you have not already registered for help with your Constitution and Bylaws via the Law For Non profits West Kootenay Hub:

2. If you want to sign up for the April 2nd* date go here to register after signing in with the West Kootenay hub:

*There will be more sessions held around the Columbia Basin, but this will be the last session held in Kaslo.


West Kootenay regional hub

Society Act Transition Project
Coordinated by PLEOS – (Pacific Legal  Education Outreach Society.)
with funding from Columbia Basin Trust – Non Profit Advisors Program and
in partnership with Selkirk College, West Kootenay Regional Arts Council and
College of the Rockies.

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tune your ears to Sunday Feb26.

News from Neil Johnson:rootedradio

This Sunday, Kaslo’s Rooted Radio is moving into its future homebase, the new Kaslo Jazz Fest office on the main street of Kaslo. That’s right, our quaint little village will have some street side, window frontage radio! Anyone have a neon “On Air” sign?

To celebrate this move we’ve got a some fantastic programmes with special guests to stimulate your brains and ears, plus the regular quality programming. Here’s what the schedule is looking like thus far, with the guesstimated timeline.

This Sunday:

“Let’s Talk Radio” (live) ~ 1:00 – 1:45
The name says it all, this programme will be about radio—community radio specifically—and why it’s a good thing. Featuring CJLY host Randy Morse, Kaslo Jazz Fest’s executive director Paul Hinrichs, myself (Neil Timothy Johnson) and Rooted Radio’s very own Robin Mercy, this’ll be sure to be made of enlivening and engaging conversation.

“Long Distance” ~ 1:45 – 2:30
Robin Mercy has got a fresh show in the works, covering new territory in this globe trotting, country hopping, quick witted, multi-cultural music series.

“Kaslo’s Vinyl Renaissance” (live) ~ 2:30 – 3:45
Part of a bigger vision held by local legend, DJ and birthday boy, Collin Sleuth Knight, this show will feature a handful of Kaslo area vinyl slingers (Joshua Laboucane, Stefan Weaver and Jan Van Gold plus myself) who know something many of you may not… Records are not dead. Join us as we share gems from our collections, and thoughts around the mystique and magic of these music flat black discs. (Any vinyl junkies up for future shows? Dallas Breakfluid, Davide Luchetta, Jake Dub and Braden Early?)

“Three Chords and The Truth” – 3:45 – 4:30
This long time running show is a classic in the Kootenays after its years on CJLY. It’s host and Kaslo’s very experienced community member, Jim Van Horn, will be bringing you yet another episode sharing old-time music through the online channels opened by Kaslo’s Rooted Radio.

“Kaslo Feeding Kaslo” (live) ~ 4:30 – 5:15
Featuring Dustin Murray East, Swen Birch and Robin Mercy. These three local folk from the area—each working to see that we are feed and each unique in their approach to doing so—will be sharing on their efforts and individual perspectives for our local food situation, its present and future.

So make a big pot of coffee or tea, stock up the food, lay back and have your internet device at the ready. We look forward to sharing another Kaslo’s Rooted Radio Day with you all!

Remember to tune in at

…May all beings be happy…

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Upcoming at the Langham..

seeduntoldstoryHello Friends

A quick reminder of a couple of great shows coming up soon at The Langham!

At The Langham Theatre Friday, Feb 24th, 7pm: Kaslo Food Hub’s new Foodie Farmy Film Series kicks off with an award-winning documentary currently wowing audiences and critics on the film festival circuit around the world. We’re proud to bring it to Kaslo. Seed: The Untold Story is a feature-length documentary that travels the world finding passionate seed keepers who are protecting our 12,000 year old seed heritage. With Vandana Shiva, Jane Goodall, Winona La Duke and Raj Patel, this beautifully shot film is packed with great information to get you revved up for our Kaslo Seedy Sunday event later the same weekend. The Langham Cultural Centre, 447 A Ave., Kaslo Admission: $5

And coming next week….

The Langham Guest Artist Series proudly presents the SLOCAN RAMBLERS Tuesday February 28th at 7:30pm.
“This Canadian quartet captures the breadth and depth of bluegrass that bands in the chilly North aspire to. If you’ve grown tired of the same old sounds, here’s a band who reinvents a genre that’s growing through many changes of late.”
– Bluegrass Unlimited

Deeply rooted in the bluegrass tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan.
Get ready for some smoking hot Canadian homegrown bluegrass! Tickets $20 at Sunnyside Naturals & Willow Home Boutique. $22 at the door. More information

See you there!

The Langham Cultural Society,
Kaslo 1-250-353-2661
email us
visit us also on facebook

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pic-region-kootney-400x284Have you heard? We have a new event happening in Kaslo this summer, it is
called:    *iDIDaRide. *Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 12th.

There is going to be XC Mountain Biking & Trail Running Races.
Choices consist of a 41km Ride,  or 20 km and 8.5 km run or ride.
Pick your fancy.

Kaslo has lots of amazing trails, and this event will show off the beauty
of our the trail system.

*Check out the website for full details:

The event will replace the Sufferfest race in Kaslo.
Kaslo Mountain Biking Club is the organizer of this event, and is
anticipating this to be an annual event to be held on the weekend closest
to the Village of Kaslo’s birthday.
This year, that date is August 12th.
(*FYI, Kaslo Mountain Biking Club is under the umbrella of KORS Kaslo
Outdoor Recreation Society).  *

Together we can make this a great event.  *iDIDaride* is looking for
Corporate Sponsors.  Please go to: for details.

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New Strong Start Schedule


Hi everyone,

We’ve updated the Strong Start Parent and Child Time schedule in Meadow Creek to accommodate a variety of needs. The schedule is now as follows:

8:45 – 9:45 ~ gym time
9:45 – 10:00 ~ circle time
10:00- 10:30 ~ snack time
10:30 – 11:30 ~ free play, activity/craft
11:30 – 11:45 ~ clean up and goodbyes

Gym time is scheduled for the first hour of each session. Families are asked to remain in the gym during that time. If one hour is too long please consider arriving later or visiting the library. For safety reasons please do not bring tea or coffee into the gym.

Thanks in advance for your support as we transition into this new schedule!

Sarah Evans

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