For the Summer School there were a total of 71 students and 9 instructors. Resourcing the event included staff, student helpers, and volunteers. Art, music, theatre, and dance classes appeal to both children and adults in the summer months. Children and families enjoy having a full week of classes to learn new skills, with the additional option of enjoying all the local outdoor pursuits.For the Medley Arts Camp there were 63 registrants for courses in guitar, painting, dance, and ukulele upgrade. People traveled from Nelson, Rossland, Creston, Vancouver, Edmonton, Rocky Mountain House, Medicine Hat, Canmore, and Nipissing/Ontario to attend.
Our first project has been built! Through a partnership between Crawford Bay School and Community Connections, and funding from the Union of BC Municipalities, the school-community greenhouse has become a reality. Come by and visit, or contact the school to find out about planned activities.
The Full Cycle Food Program had been an organic expansion of the Hot Lunch program based in Crawford Bay School. The growth and interest of this program included a fenced garden, additional food storage equipment, and increased food production. A consultant was engaged to work with a small group to better understand future needs and growth alternatives. Following individual and group based input and analysis an extensive document summarizing the process and detailing future options was produced. The entire process spanned five months.
Contact: Lee Reidl
Following consultations with local trail/mountain bike enthusiasts, trail builders from regional cycling clubs, and community business leaders we have found great support in our effort to promote the extensive hiking and biking trail networks here on the Kootenay Lake East Shore. Our objective is to develop the East Shore physical and cultural infrastructure to accommodate the increased interest in mountain bike destination tourism, while ensuring a holistic and sustainable approach to all trail systems and user groups.
Farley Cursons & Sandy Oates – http://estba.ca
The East Shore Alliance for Early Years local group sponsored the Kindermusik Summer Program where 14 east shore families attended 5 weekly sessions comprised of a 60 minute class, led by licensed educator. The program brings many research proven developmental and musical benefits to our youngest residents, and offers a supportive social space for parents to meet and socialize and enjoy locally prepared food in a relaxed atmosphere. A catered lunch was provided for parents and children, followed by free play and social time. Kindermusik is an age appropriate music and movement program for young children offered in 70 countries around the world.
Contact: Ellie Reynolds
A customized workshop was conducted with the Board Members and Operations Manager of the East Shore Internet Society. The purpose of the workshop was to train and develop a new Board and staff, so that everyone would have the same level of understanding regarding effective Board operations, and actions would be developed to move forward. The day consisted of education, facilitation, and exercise intended to reinforce good practises in Board governance and operations. A wide variety of educational topics were covered such as responsibilities, authority, and committee work. The facilitated session discussed areas of communications, establishing priorities, developing strategic plans, and more.
Kid’s SMART camp (Science, Movement, Art) was a new program run for four days following Starbelly Jam. Participate ages were five to twelve year olds and the event was help in the Learning Place at Crawford Bay School. Activities included zendela, felting, beading, mandala painting, and t-short painting. Given the success of the program there are future plans to include activities such as origami, beading, paper mache, hoola hoop making, wings, and drawing/sketching/life drawing. Children love to make things they can take the home!
Contact: Jacqueline Wedge
Having run three years in a row, this project fulfilled its promise to have artists and artisans showcase their work in galleries and venues from Wynndel to Riondel including Kootenay Bay. Businesses welcomed tourists and community residents into their establishments to provide their signature on a travel brochure, view art, and purchase goods. The brochure, signage, and advertising enhanced commerce along the route and introduced people to the beauty of our area. Residents and visitors interacted over the showcased artwork and were exposed to venues they may not have been aware of. This raised awareness and generated interest in opportunities our area has to offer.
Contact: Geri Gomola