Columbia Basin Trust

Event Date(s): 
Friday, April 2, 2021
Time: 
12pm

The Columbia Basin Trust is partnering with Festival Seekers to host the #BuyBasin Festival on Facebook starting today, featuring over 100 businesses across the Columbia Basin and showcasing e a diverse range of products and services available locally.

New community-led projects in the Columbia Basin will support access to affordable, quality, local food for residents, with an emphasis on assisting those in need. Community kitchens, lawns-to-food initiatives and seed-saving libraries are just a few of the projects included in Columbia Basin Trust’s Local Food Access and Recovery Grants.

People in the Columbia Basin will be better able to access community resources, build connections and overcome barriers through 42 projects that aim to improve quality of life and enhance social well-being in the region. The projects are being supported with over $800,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Social Grants program.

Event Date(s): 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Time: 

100 local entrepreneurs and businesses will be going LIVE on Facebook this spring with expert tips, giveaways, demos, live music, and all kinds of behind-the-scenes fun.

This is your chance to #BuyBasin and virtually explore Trail, Rossland, Golden, Revelstoke, Valemount, Slocan, Lower Columbia, Nelson, Castlegar, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Elk Valley, and more Basin communities.

Trails around the Columbia Basin will see upgrades and additions this spring to make them safer and more accessible. This is thanks to 25 new projects that are receiving nearly $500,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Trail Enhancement Grants.

Columbia Basin Trust is providing $1.35 million to three new, large-scale projects that will improve ecosystems in the Elk Valley and Lower Columbia sub-regions, benefitting locally significant species including northern rubber boas, bull trout and Rocky Mountain elk among others, and their habitats.

Community buildings in the Columbia Basin will see upgrades this year as part of the Trust’s Energy Sustainability Grants program. Nearly $634,000 will support 15 projects to increase energy efficiency and generate energy to reduce costs and improve sustainability in public buildings. 

Photo: Columbia Basin Trust Board of Directors. Left to right: (top row) Murray McConnachie, David Raven (Vice-Chair), Jocelyn Carver (Chair), Owen Torgerson; (middle row) Bill van Yzerloo, Krista Turcasso, Codie Morigeau, Carol Andrews; (bottom row) Don McCormick, Corky Evans, Aimee Watson, Ron Oszust.

Artists in all disciplines—as well as arts and culture organizations—are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts and Culture Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.