For some time now we’ve been working on a proposal to create a dynamic new economic development driver for our region and the rest of the Columbia Basin. We call it the Kootenay Centre for Applied Creativity — or simply “the Centre.” The idea is to host summits and conferences throughout the year on themes that … More Exciting New Project in the Offing
Researchers Adrian Leslie and Nadine Raynolds of the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI), give BC Rural Communities Summit delegates an opportunity to create “instant data,” and in the process make the point that good decisions are usually based on sound information. Here’s what some of the audience members had to say about their presentation: … More “Just the Facts” — Why Accurate Data Matters!
Kaslo Institute founder Randy Morse quizzes the crowd at the 2014 BC Rural Summit on what they like about Kaslo, then shares some personal anecdotes in the video below. And here’s what some Summit attendees had to say, culled from end-of-Summit evaluations: It was smooth and well organized, the Kaslo Institute did an excellent job … More Why We Love Kaslo!
Aimee Watson of the Kaslo Food Hub, Paris Marshall Smith of the Yasodhara Ashram, Kaslo Jazz Fest founder Jimi Holland, Regional District Central Kootenay Area D director Andy Shadrack, Dawn Lang of Selkirk College, Cheryl Thomas, and Michelle Heinz from the Clear Sky Centre share their thoughts on rural life — brief interviews recorded during … More Thoughts on Rural Life
This was amazing. As a educator it was heartening to see that careers like this can be attained even with people from small rural communities. We invited Hollywood-based, Academy Award-winning animator and director John Kahrs to join us last month here in Kaslo. John graciously accepted, and led a session at the Rural Summit that … More When You Wish Upon a Star
Wow. What a wonderful weekend! For three days Kaslo was the centre of BC’s rural universe (and a rather large universe it is), as the Kaslo Institute hosted the 8th biennial BC Rural Summit. Folks from all over Canada’s westernmost province, and from as far afield as Serbia and Los Angeles, gathered here in … More Kaslo’s Rural Summit a Success!