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Creston Valley Arts Council GIFT SHOP!

Visit the Arts Council Gift shop and see our display of local art and fine craft.

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Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sunday 10am - 2 pm

Where: Creston Visitors Centre, 121 Northwest Blvd. Creston BC

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

Revelstoke Art Gallery: New Exhibitions opening June 29th

  Thursday June 21, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

4X4 Four Photographers, 16 artists Jennefer Rogers Natural Interpretations A Carvers Legacy  Group Exhibit The Golden Girls Annual Show June 29th – August 24th 2018 Opening Reception: June 29th, 6 – 9pm 4 X4 Four times four equals 16. Four photographers were … Continue reading

From our Vantage Point podcast ep. 38 – Financial Governance, Financial Management, and Financial Reporting: What’s the difference?

  Thursday June 21, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Special Guest: Gordon Holley Gordon Holley, President and CEO of Humanity Financial Management, brings his expertise as a CPA, CA, and Certified Professional Bookkeeper Fellow to this month’s podcast. He provides clarity on how to distinguish between financial governance, financial … Continue reading

Alliance News / Business for the Arts Releases Culture Track: Canada Report

  Thursday June 21, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Featured In This Issue Lessons Learned and Connections Made at Unrestricted Business for the Arts Releases Culture Track: Canada Report Hot Off the Blog: BC Government Announces Funding for Respectful Creative Sector Workplaces What’s On: June 20-26   Lessons Learned … Continue reading

Heritage BC Update: Recognizing a dark period in BC’s history

  Thursday June 21, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Three interpretative signs, marking the original internment site clusters in the West Kootenays, were unveiled in New Denver, Kaslo, and the Slocan Extension on June 15. The Japanese Canadian Legacy committee has been working in partnership with Ministry of Transportation … Continue reading

Art Walk Invitation

  Thursday June 21, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Hello, You may have already heard that it is now Castlegar’s 22nd Art Walk summer season! The Grand Opening is being celebrated this Thursday, June 21st, at 6:30 p.m. Come and join the launch of Art Walk and enjoy the great live … Continue reading

TDAC: Upcoming Music in the Park performances and fun events for the Fall!

  Thursday June 21, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Kootenay Concert Connections presents Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy A Celtic Family Christmas November 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm The Bailey Theatre This holiday season join Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the award-winning fiddle virtuosos, in an intimate and unique … Continue reading

Key City Theatre: Our New 2018-19 Season. Members Can Buy Now!!

  Thursday June 21, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

We are thrilled to Announce our 2018-19 Key City Theatre  Season Line Up! SEASON BROCHURE MEMBERS CAN BUY NOW!! To buy online: Please LOGIN to your Member account First. When you select your seats, choose the ticket price for your membership type. … Continue reading

Summer Sale! Save $540 on GrantStation!

  Thursday June 21, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

GrantStation Summer Sale Membership is just $159! + Our Gift to You Cynthia Adams’ new ePrimer: Intentional Grantseeking: Planning to Win At GrantStation, we provide the tools for you to find new grant sources, build a strong grantseeking program, and … Continue reading

Crown of the Continent Announcement- June 2018

  Thursday June 21, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Summer solstice is near and we’re savoring the last days of spring. June is NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH (Canada) and GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH (USA). Have you been following our recent travels around BC’s East Kootenays, Alberta’s Waterton Lakes National Park and NW … Continue reading

Invitation to Small Business Task Force Community Engagement

  Thursday June 21, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

On May 2, 2018, the Honourable Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, announced the launch of the Small Business Task Force, a special initiative of the Small Business Roundtable, to seek ideas from entrepreneurs and business owners across … Continue reading

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