East Shore Alliance for Early Years – EASEY

Our young families are included in community events that are fun and build friendships. Informal networks need to be strong in local communities as we have few programs or services. Grandparents and other care-givers are recognized and appreciated. Local businesses try to be more family friendly and we have an annual business award. Skill-sharing sessions encourage… Read more »

East Shore Community Learning Hub

The East Shore Community Learning Hub has taken the lead in creating a regional learning partnership including Selkirk College, College of the Rockies, Crawford Bay School, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, Kootenay Career Development Services, Community Futures, Regional District of Central Kootenay Area A and the Columbia Basin Trust, East Shore Community Connections, and other… Read more »

Medley & Arts Summer Camp

The program provided a week of workshops for adults and children in music, art, dance, and performance, giving community members opportunities for learning and sharing that they may not otherwise be able to access. Qualified instructors were hired from the Basin area, which also provided qualified local artists and musicians an opportunity to expand their… Read more »

Business & Community Directory

The current business and community directory was three years out of date. The objective of the project was to update and extend the current directory to create a new directory which can be reproduced, as well as a web-friendly version which will be put up on the Mainstreet Newspaper, Community Connections, Kootenay Lake Chamber of… Read more »

Alternative Heat & Power Speaker Events

The opening SIBAC event was about residential scale energy solutions and held at the Yasodhara Ashram with close to 50 attending. Most attendees were from east shore communities, as well as Sandon and Johnsons Landing. The second event was held at Gray Creek Hall with approximately 40 attending and featured Eva Snyder who had been commissioned by… Read more »

Spring Forum 2013

This project organized and conducted a community event which profiled a number of local area businesses and community based services and highlighted new, changing or emerging activities of those organizations for the interest and awareness of residents, visitors, businesses, and others on the East Shore. Community Connections

Food Roots – Markets & Education

The intention of this project was to increase local interest and capacity for individuals to engage with their food security, increase awareness, and encourage exchange. The scope included several smaller projects and events held at both a private/individual level as well as a larger community, regional or commercial level. For example, the Seed Swap encouraged… Read more »

Student Exchange

The objective of this project was  to defray costs of exchange student bus transportation and admission fees to a variety of educational venues in and around our area (e.g. Doukhobor Cultural Centre in Castlegar, Nikkei Internment Centre in New Denver, SS Moyie Historical Museum in Kaslo). Community Connections