Strong Starts Starts

8:45am – 11:45am at the Kaslo Family Centre, JVH school

Tuesday and Thursday Strong Start Schedule:

8:45-9:00 welcome

9:00- 10:00 gym time

10:00- 10:15 circle time

10:15-10:45 snack 

10:45-11:30 free play, craft/activity, storytime

11:30 clean up and goodbye

First timers please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate with you

A note to families Up the Lake: We are looking forward to being able to offer programs again at the Meadow Creek Family Centre this year and seeing all of your families. At this point we are waiting to have staff hired so we can re-open. We’re sorry for the delay and will keep you updated as soon as we know what the re-opening date will be. Until then, you’re welcome to join the program in Kaslo if you’d like. 

Here is the job posting if anyone is interested.

Grant Trower Go Fund Me Campaign

Grant Trower received a high voltage electrical shock from a downed power line on July 29, 2022 causing significant burns to his body. He is currently in the Burn Unit at Vancouver General Hospital and will have a long road to recovery.

After several surgeries, it was determined that Grant will lose both of his lower limbs below the knees and will need a prosthesis to walk again.

As Leslie will be by Grant’s side, recovery and rehabilitation will be tough as there will be additional costs for accommodation, food, and travel back and forth to Vancouver. Grant will also require wheelchair accessible upgrades to his home so he can return to the Kootenays following an extensive rehabilitation program.

We are reaching out to the community to help support Grant and Leslie during this difficult time and help lessen the financial burden.

Grant and Leslie would like to thank all their family, friends and cherished neighbours who have supported them during this most challenging time in their lives.

It is your love and support that gives them the strength that they need to overcome this life changing event.

Follow this link to the Go Fund Me page to donate.

Grant Opportunities

One of LINKS’ mandates is “to assist individuals, groups or organizations, who wish to develop projects services or businesses of balanced benefit to the Lardeau Valley.” Attached here are some new grant streams coming from the CBT.  Check them out.  The LINKS board is open to umbrella’ing well-developed ideas that will benefit the whole Lardeau Valley.  


Thriving Families Deadline to apply is September 13, 2022

Trail Enhancement Deadline  to apply is Nov 2,  2022

Small Community Wildfire Readiness Support Ongoing intake until funds are used up

Get in touch with me at to talk more about these or any other grant or project ideas.

How to prepare your animals in case of evacuation

In the event of an emergency, where and how will you move your animals?

Prepare for your Household Pets: When preparing for emergencies, Remember to also plan for your pets. Review the 7 Steps for Preparing your Pets…/preparedbc_prepare_your_pets.pdf

Prepare for your Livestock: Premises Identification (ID), one of the pillars of animal traceability, links poultry and livestock, including bees, to geographic locations. Livestock relocation planning should consider the various elements involved and potential scenarios to help ensure producers are as prepared as possible for a range of emergencies that may require the relocation of their livestock. Learn more about PremiseID (…)

and Livestock Relocation (…).

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