Education & Skills Development
Farley Cursons – February 2015
The East Shore Community Learning Hub has taken the lead in creating a regional learning partnership including Selkirk College, College of the Rockies, Crawford Bay School, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, Kootenay Career Development Services, Community Futures, Regional District of Central Kootenay Area A and the Columbia Basin Trust, East Shore Community Connections, and other local groups and societies. Since inception, the Learning Hub has promoted lifelong learning from the cradle to the grave in collaboration with the colleges, non-profits, and agencies that deliver programs to the area. The objectives of the program continue to be providing area residents with lifelong learning opportunities, building the capacity of area residents, and engaging with residents around learning needs.
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The opening SIBAC event was about residential scale energy solutions and held at the Yasodhara Ashram with close to 50 attending. Most attendees were from east shore communities, as well as Sandon and Johnsons Landing. The second event was held at Gray Creek Hall with approximately 40 attending and featured Eva Snyder who had been commissioned by the Ashram to conduct a study. Eva reported findings collected through research, evaluation and assessment of how to work with energy conservation and renewable energy technologies on the east shore. A third event featured Greg Utzig who is a Nelson resident and is a conservation ecologist and land use planning consultant. Greg spoke on “climate change in the Kootenays”.
The objective of this project was to defray costs of exchange student bus transportation and admission fees to a variety of educational venues in and around our area (e.g. Doukhobor Cultural Centre in Castlegar, Nikkei Internment Centre in New Denver, SS Moyie Historical Museum in Kaslo).
Jacqueline Wedge – 2011