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2018 BC Culture Days Ambassadors Announced

BC Culture Days has announced the winners of the 2018 Ambassador and Awards program. Each ambassador will be awarded $1,000 ($500 production budget + $500 Artist Honorarium) to present a Culture Days activity and act as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days leading up to the Culture Days weekend, September 28, 29, and 30.


Changes to the BC Society Act


Law For Non Profits

The new Societies Act is here. Today we launch our free on-demand Webinar on Vimeo, and information about the Law for Non Profits Transition Hubs.

Here is a one-page flyer with the links and information. Please forward to your network, or print and post where it is relevant for others:



January 8, 2016

Columbia Basin Trust commits 15 per cent increase to support local projects

(Columbia Basin) – Community projects will be getting access to more funds this spring through Columbia Basin Trust's popular Community Initiatives and Affected Areas programs. The Trust announced a 15 per cent increase from $3.6 million per year throughout the Basin, to over $4.2 million per year for each of the next five years.

"We are pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with local governments and First Nations to identify local priorities and deliver benefits to Basin communities," said Neil Muth, President and CEO. "The ultimate goal is to support the projects that are important to residents, and we know this increase will help communities do more."

Started in 1998, these programs are the Trust's longest running granting programs designed to help address the needs of Basin communities. The Trust distributes funds to local government and First Nation partners once a year, and communities then use various methods—from local council decisions to votes from residents—to decide which projects will receive grants.

"We are very pleased that CBT has decided to increase the funding for this program," said Revelstoke Mayor Mark McKee. "Over the past 18 years, the program has provided significant support for many community projects that could not have proceeded without the funds provided by the Trust, and these projects have really benefitted our residents and improved their quality of life in many ways."

"From Better Babies to seniors programs, educational initiatives, environmental projects and community hall renovations, the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs have provided critical support to a broad range of projects that have directly benefited the residents in our communities," says RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay. "Every year we are over-subscribed, and the increase in funding is fantastic news as it will allow even more people to benefit from these valuable programs."

The new five-year commitment totals over $21 million and extends to 2021.

To learn more about the programs and view upcoming deadlines visit cbt.org/cipaap.

Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust's programs and initiatives, and how it helps deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the Basin, visit cbt.org or call 1.800.505.8998.

Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs: Annual Funding 2016/17–2020/21

All areas receive Community Initiatives funding, while the communities and areas around the Arrow, Kinbasket, Duncan and Koocanusa reservoirs which were most affected by the construction of the Treaty dams, also receive Affected Areas funding.

Local Government Annual Funding
City of Revelstoke $404,269
Ktunaxa Nation Council (four bands) $144,900
Shuswap Band $36,225
Regional District of Central Kootenay $1,486,213
Regional District of East Kootenay $1,197,531
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary $354,973
Town of Golden $325,562
Village of Valemount $261,950

Kootenay Arts Bulletin News

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  Wednesday May 23, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

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Go Make Art! – Art Deadlines List – May 2018 Email Edition

  Wednesday May 23, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

June 15, 2018 – ARTISTS NETWORK | ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE COMPETITION Get your artwork spotlighted in Southwest Art and win $2,000! Enter your best work in our competition and show us your Artistic Excellence! All mediums, styles, and subjects are accepted. … Continue reading

It’s Dance Season at Key City Theatre

  Wednesday May 23, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

THE COMIC STRIPPERS Friday June 22 at 8:00 pm Tickets $39 | $34 Groups of 6+   THE COMIC STRIPPERS A male stripper parody and improv comedy show. Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves … Continue reading

Oxygen 2018 Summer Camps Announced

  Wednesday May 23, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Oxygen is excited to be offering two weeks of fun-filled summer camps for children and youth ages 6 to 18 years. July 16-20 Oxygen is offering Theatre Camps with Martina Avis. In the mornings there is a theatre workshop for children … Continue reading

Indigenous Languages- events, funding, opportunities

  Wednesday May 23, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Elders Grants– Open Until Funds Exhausted. The New Relationship Trust (NRT) provides a maximum of $2,000 per projects that benefit Elders and/or Elders groups at the community or Nation level. The purpose of the initiative is capacity building that enhances … Continue reading

Invitation to launch of Art Joyce’s novel

  Wednesday May 23, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Joyce to tour new novel Mountain Blues You are invited to join author Sean Arthur Joyce on tour for a reading from his new novel, Mountain Blues. The novel has been compared to Stephen Leacock’s classic Sunshine Sketches of a … Continue reading

Kalein Spring Event Details – Woken Up: Journeys of Death, Grief, and a Whole Lot of Living

  Wednesday May 23, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

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2 weeks away: How can my nonprofit avoid a data breach? (Part 2)

  Wednesday May 23, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

How Your Nonprofit Can Avoid Data Breaches and Ensure Privacy Imran Ahmad of Miller Thomson, LLP returns to answer your questions on cybersecurity and to delve deeper into cybersecurity maintenance and best practices to avoid data breaches. This free webinar is on … Continue reading

Susan Musgrave offers critique sessions at Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

  Wednesday May 23, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Photo: Multi-disciplinary, award-winning, and unforgettable author Susan Musgrave   Nelson’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival (EMLF) is offering the opportunity for 12 local writers to receive one-on-one feedback on their work from a noted Canadian author. Multi-disciplinary, award-winning, and unforgettable author … Continue reading

BCTC May 2018 Newsletter

  Wednesday May 23, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

IN THIS ISSUE Pacific Contact 2018 Feedback Pacific Contact 2019 + Future Dates & Location Pacific Contact 2019 Showcase Applications Aspiring, Emerging Artists (AEA) Initiative Update On Stage Success Workshop: Register now for a Chance to Work with Tom Jackson … Continue reading

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