LINKS “Arts For Long Winter Nights”

LINKS has the November and February Artists booked. If you or an artist you know would like to host an overnight arts retreat in December, January or March for more details please contact Nichol Ward @250 366 4454 or email

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Physical Literacy

Basin Physical Literacy and Youth Sport (PLAYS) initiative Community Meetings

Columbia Basin Trust’s $3-million, multi-year Basin Physical Literacy and Youth Sport (PLAYS) initiative that works with community sports groups, schools, volunteer coaches and others to provide 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

If you’re involved in youth sport, you’re invited to attend one of the upcoming community meetings and learn more about the opportunities available through Basin PLAYS.

Oct 18

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Columbia Valley Centre


Oct 22

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Manual Training Centre


Oct 23

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Lounge, Sparwood Curling Rink


Oct 24

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Monashee Room, Castlegar Recreation Complex


Oct 25

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Muriel Griffiths Room, Selkirk College

Fundraising Workshop, Kaslo

Putting “Fun” Back Into Fundraising – a workshop for nonprofit and community leaders in Kaslo, Friday Oct 19th, 9 AM – 4 PM

Greetings Area D and Kaslo friends,

This might interest you or someone you know. Please share with any organizations or individuals who may be interested.

Selkirk College — Putting “Fun” Back Into Fundraising
Many charity and non-profit leaders find themselves in a fundraising role with little or no training. Join fundraising expert Lorna Visser of Carmanah Strategies as she takes you through the basic principles of fund development and donor motivation as well as helping you overcome fears about raising money for your good cause.

October 19 – Kaslo 
Selkirk College – Kaslo Learning Centre
$10 + gst. Register here.


Kaslo Food Hub!

October 16th at the Kaslo Food Hub!

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* Naloxone Training

This Tuesday, October 16th is World Food Day!

The Kaslo Food Hub has a great afternoon of fun planned, and an opportunity for you to learn about all our food security programs. Bring a friend or the family, enjoy some fresh baked apple pie, and get up to speed on all the programs and services we offer!

Make sure to check out Mark Northey’s edible mushrooms of Kaslo display and our hands-on apple-pie making demo with pastry chef Leticia Hamilton.

Last but not least, you can also bring any of your 2018 home canning creations for our canning and processed food swap. Trade jar for jar with your neighbours. Who knows, you may go home with the best chutney, salsa, pickles or jam you’ve ever tasted!
Tuesday October 16th, 11am-1pm at Kaslo Food Hub….

Naloxone Training

Naloxone Training at the Kaslo Food Hub with Chelsea Helmer (registered psychiatric nurse, emergency mental health services). Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose.  Since our Province declared a public health emergency in 2016, community-based naloxone distribution and training has increased.  You are invited to help respond to this crisis by becoming informed, carrying a naloxone kit and becoming trained in how to use one.  The overdose crisis impacts our whole community.  People use substances for a variety of reasons and could be at risk no matter what their reason for using (prescription or illicit, regular use or occasional use).  Come and learn more.  Bring your questions. Chelsey will provide trainings throughout her time at the Food Hub. Each training takes 10-15 minutes and you receive a free Naloxone overdose prevention kit.