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Original Theatre Premiere : Be/ Longing @ Vallican Whole Community Centre
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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Be/Longing, is an original and very personal play about the lives of Slocan Valley women, written and performed by Martina Avis and Marya Folinsbee.

Doors open at 7 pm, performance starts at 8 pm.

Avis’s take on it is, “This play is mostly lighthearted, sometimes satirical. It captures lots of experiences in the valley. We hope people will see a bit of themselves and their neighbours in this show, that they will laugh and cry and contemplate what it means to live here.”

Part of the charm of the piece is the powerful connection between these two women.

They want to extend a big thanks to the Slocan Valley Arts Council, for its generosity and patience.

Slocan Library presents Eileen Delahanty Pearkes @ Slocan Community Library
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
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Slocan Community Library will welcome writer, researcher, and speaker Eileen Delehanty Pearkes.
In her presentation ‘The Columbia River Treaty, its history, and the land that we love,’ she will speak about the opportunity we have to bring a more generous and thoughtful perspective to the region’s water.
The presentation will focus on her latest book, A River Captured: The Columbia River Treaty and Catastrophic Change.

Eileen Delahanty Pearkes was Nelson’s cultural ambassador for 2017.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.



Columbia River Treaty: What is on the table? What will it mean for us, here? @ Vallican Whole Community Centre
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Future plans for the Columbia River Treaty will be front and centre at a public meeting this month at the Vallican Whole Community Centre.

Katrine Conroy, the MLA for Kootenay West and the minister responsible for the CRT, the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Power Corporation is one of the three key speakers at this free session.

Also on the podium is Corky Evans, the former MLA for Nelson Creston and the founder of the Columbia Basin Trust.

And, Martin Carver, a hydrologist and conservation planner with over 25 years’ experience in water resources.

While this is a huge topic with ramifications throughout the Basin, few of us understand what is really going on, and who will be negotiating on our behalf.

by donation.
World Water Day Celebration – 2018 Theme: Nature for Water @ Slocan Legion Hall
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
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Although World Water Day, is on the 22nd of March every year, locally we are celebrating water on Saturday the 24th in Slocan City to give the community a chance to join us for an educational afternoon.

Join us for an afternoon of films and refreshments at the Slocan Legion.

At 11:30 at the beach in Slocan City we will start our celebration with a Water Ceremony Song Nebi Wabo.

Luncheon at the Legion at noon and an afternoon of water films highlighting this year’s theme – Nature for Water.

Water Ceremony – The Nebi Wabo Ojibwe Water song at Slocan Lake Beach at 11:30
Luncheon prepared by Sinixt Smum iem Society throughout the afternoon 12:00 – 4:00

Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development.

This year’s theme explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.
Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world. Floods, drought and water pollution are all made worse by degraded vegetation, soil, rivers and lakes.
When we neglect our ecosystems, we make it harder to provide everyone with the water we need to survive and thrive.
Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of our water challenges. We need to do so much more with ‘green’ infrastructure and harmonize it with ‘grey’ infrastructure wherever possible. Protecting forests, planting new forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands will rebalance the water cycle and improve human health and livelihoods. Wetlands play an essential role in water’s journey to your tap.”
Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.

Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.
“Canada has approximately 7 per cent of the global supply of renewable freshwater,” it’s our responsibility to take care of it.”

There will be tables for non-profits as well as arts and crafts. If you are interested in setting up a table pls call 250-226-7324.

This event is by donation with the help of funding from the RDCK Discretionary Fund and CBT Sponsorship Fund.

Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs (CIP/AAP) are intended to be flexible and incorporate community-based funding decisions. The programs support local projects that provide additional value to Basin communities, and that benefit the broad community and public good. Program funds are distributed annually to the Trust’s local government partners: the regional districts of East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, the City of Revelstoke, Town of Golden, Village of Valemount, and to our Indigenous partners: Ɂaq’am, Ɂakisq’nuk, Lower Kootenay (Yaqan nuɁkiy), Tobacco Plains Indian Band (Ɂakink’umŧasnuqŧiɁit) and the Shuswap Indian Band.

For more information about the Columbia Basin Trust see

Photography Workshop with Jim Lawrence @ Knox Hall
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Award winning photographer Jim Lawrence is offering this “by donation” photography workshop with proceeds to Helen Jameson’s Wildlife Rehabilitation.
Please pre- register by email.
Suggested donation $10.

Sponsored by the Columbia Basin Trust.