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Me Inc. in New Denver this April @ Bosun Hall
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Have you ever wondered about becoming an entrepreneur?
Taking your training or skills to a new level and running your own show?
Launching a start-up?
Maybe buying a business and running it?

The Me Inc. workshop is designed to answer your questions. In just 2 hours we will review critical decision points for making the transition, support resources and other details like:

-what it is to be an entrepreneur (pros, cons, lifestyle considerations);
-types of business entities (for profit, non-profit, co-ops);
-business models (brick and mortar versus online);
-product types (pros, cons);
-common pitfalls and motivations; and
-how to get started (support services, best practices).
**NOTE: The Me Inc. workshop does not include writing a business plan.

Register online or call us toll-free to register by phone at 1.855.510.2227. Please make sure you register at least two days prior to the workshop date in order to ensure a seat.

Sponsored by the Basin Business Advisors.

Mosquito control public discussion @ Winlaw Community Hall
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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The Regional District of Central Kootenay is taking another look at mosquito control in Winlaw.

Slocan Valley regional director Walter Popoff says they’ll do a feasibility study.

Popoff says the study will look into how much mosquito control would cost.

A previous referendum on the same subject failed.

Popoff says the purpose of the meeting is to provide information to residents on the process, the proposed coverage area, the proposed treatment, and the cost of the proposed mosquito control program.

Information from the ‘Mosquito Control Service Area Assessment and Cost Projection’ study by Morrow Bioscience Ltd. will be presented. There will be a facilitator, and the Streamkeepers have been invited to provide information on the treatment and its impact on the environment.

All residents are invited to attend.

Winlaw Water Day 2018
May 5 all-day
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Winlaw Water Day is coming !!!
Saturday, May 5th
2 pm till midnite,
Carnival with the Samba Band @ 2 pm
Costume Prizes
No admission fee
First Outdoors Festival of the season !
Live Music and DJ music all afternoon and evening
Artisan Market/Craft Vendors
Kids Crafts and games

Line-Up so far :

The Moving Mosaic Samba Band

The Hillties:
recipients of The Kootenay Music Award for “Best Reggae Song” are a six piece band (champman stick, ukulele, guitar, piano, drums and three part harmonies) based out of Nelson /Victoria BC. We blend ska/reggae/hip hop and dance hall.

Jaq Taforo on keys and bass
Pat Bonin on drums
Chris Shortall on guitar and vocals

The Andrew Cook Band
Andrew Cook and friends

Deep Down Yonder- DJ Jaysen Ellerbeck

High Vibes
Regga Tony and friends

Marilyn Hatfield, Tree Forest, Sir Charles and Lady Lindsay

Father Paul and friends

Shuggy And Spice
Shuggy Milligan, Leo Carpio, Partha and Sarita Flores

In part funded by CBT

Slocan Library Author Reading: Sean Arthur Joyce, Mountain Blues @ Slocan Community Library
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
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Local author, Sean Arthur Joyce, is launching his debut novel, Mountain Blues.

About Sean Arthur Joyce:

Sean Arthur Joyce, better known in the Kootenays as Art Joyce, has published two books of regional history and in 2014 published Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest: Canada’s Home Children in the West (Hagios Press) on the little-known historical phenomenon of the 100,000 poor children exported from the UK to work as indentured child labourers on Canadian farms.

Joyce’s poems and essays on poetics have appeared in Canadian, American and British literary journals. In 2016 his poetics tretise, “A New Romanticism for the 21st Century,” appeared in the peer-reviewed journal Canadian Poetry from the University of Western Ontario. His poetry has appeared in several anthologies, both Canadian and international, most recently in the Corbel Stone Press Contemporary Poetry series (UK 2017), Nanaimo Public Library anthology and Fire & Sky, a fundraiser for victims of the Ft. McMurray, Alberta firestorm of 2016.

New Orphic Publishers of Nelson, BC Canada has published three collections of his poetry, The Charlatans of Paradise, Star Seeds, and The Price of Transcendence, the latter edited by renowned Canadian poet Tom Wayman, who calls it “a first class collection.” bill bissett reviewed Charlatans with one word: “excellent.”

In 2016 he produced his second poetry video, Dead Crow: Prologue, with music soundtrack composed by Noel Fudge and video production by Isaac Carter of ICandy Films. A live version of the performance toured the Kootenays in Fall 2016.

About Mountain Blues:

Welcome to Eldorado, a small mountain town in the Kootenays, chock-a-block with aging hippies, eccentrics, loggers, and protestors. When Roy Breen moves to Eldorado after over a decade of working as a journalist in Vancouver, he is impressed by the soaring glacial vistas and the friendliness of the townsfolk, as well as the quality of the coffee they pour. Unfortunately the threat of cutbacks is looming over the local hospital and Roy must find a way to balance his journalistic integrity with the need to join his new neighbours in fighting to keep the hospital open.

In the vein of Stephen Leacock’s Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, poet Sean Arthur Joyce’s debut novel Mountain Blues is a tale of warmth and joviality.

Kootenay Herb Conference
Jun 1 5:00 pm
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In June we will be welcoming hundreds of herbalists and educators from near and far. Our theme this year is Herbalism in Community and we are thrilled to be hosting educational experiences that will inspire and showcase all aspects of plant medicine.

The Kootenay Herb Conference is a project of the West Kootenay Permaculture Cooperative (the folks from Kootenay Food) and guided by the mandates permaculture: Care of Earth, Care of People, Return of Surplus.

Teachers from all walks of herbal medicine will be joining us, including growers and farmers, practitioners of many modalities, school representatives, social activists, permaculture educators, and more!

Kootenay Herb Conference will run from Friday June 1- Sunday June 3. Continuing Education Credits and a certificate of completion will be issued for workshops completed at the conference.

Venue: Winlaw School