Columbia Basin Trust

2017 and 2018 saw extreme wildfire activity with a record number of fires across BC and in the Basin. Through its Community Wildfire Education Grants the Trust is supporting the efforts of Basin communities and residents to prepare for and reduce the impacts of wildfires occurring within or adjacent to Basin communities.

Taking place August 10 & 11 from 10 am - 5 pm, the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event. Travel to studios and archives that aren't normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes. To participate in the tour, simply grab a map, your Culture Tour Directory and go!

There are many approaches used to preserve the region’s history, from installing interpretive signs or offering new museum exhibits, to creating conservation plans or training archival staff. This year, Columbia Basin Trust is supporting 43 heritage projects with over $2.8 million to support efforts to honour the past by conserving it for the future.

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 
12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Elkford Arts Council is proud to share with you our latest project... a new Public Artwork for Elkford!

Join and celebrate the Unveiling of Pass in the Clouds on Saturday June 29th right after the Wildcat Days Parade. T-shirts are $25 (make your cheques out to Elkford Arts Council).

Read our blog to find out more about this project: how it was commissioned, how it was made and by who! http://www.elkfordarts.ca/the-art-blog

 

The Regional District of East Kootenay Board of Directors has approved funding for 144 projects around the region over the coming year.

The funding comes from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs, which are administered by the RDEK. 

The Fernie and District Arts Council has been awarded a Public Art Grant by the Columbia Basin Trust to add to the public art inventory of Fernie. The project will be to select and install a permanent mural in Fernie.

First Nations in the Columbia Basin have developed new and improved affordable housing options in their communities with $2.9 million in support from Columbia Basin Trust to develop 43 new affordable housing units and undertake energy retrofits and repairs on 88 existing units.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Aug 11 2019.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Time: 
10:00am - 5:00pm

The Columbia Basin Culture Tour showcases art and artists in their chosen environment.

Each location will be open 10am-5pm on Saturday & Sunday, August 10 & 11 (plus regular opening hours). 

The tour is completed at your leisure and is self-directed, as well as free of charge! This event is a great opportunity to witness fine art of many different styles and to explore studios that are not normally open to the public.

The Columbia Basin’s many remote recreation sites and trails are beautiful and worthy destinations. This summer up to 15 students will be hired to help improve various backcountry sites over the summer, supported by $1.5 million over three to five years from the Trust.

The Columbia Basin Transboundary Conference: One River, One Future is offering a limited number of scholarships of up to $400 CAD to registered post-secondary students and non-profit professionals who plan to attend or have already registered for the conference.