National Indigenous Peoples Day JUNE 21

Hey everyone, it’s National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 — learn more about National Indigenous Peoples Day here, find out about National Indigenous History Month (June) here, and share what’s going on in your community in the comments!

National Indigenous Peoples Day takes place on the summer solstice, June 21. It’s a special occasion to learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Learning about Indigenous Peoples, places and experiences is a step forward each Canadian can take on the path to reconciliation.


Hey everyone, with the weather alerts notifying us all of heavy rainfall, and the notices of flooding risks in the Province, we wanted to highlight the importance of staying connected to local emergency resources.

The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre has been activated in response to localized flooding. Find out more here.

Get connected to your local emergency operations and keep up to date on emergency information! Stay safe and stay prepared.

Mental Health: Empathy & Practice

Hey everyone, we’re raising awareness about mental health this month and today we’re asking you to consider practicing empathy!

Did you know that empathy is like a skill? It’s something you can learn, and something you can get better with at with practice.

CMHA has featured empathy in their mental health week campaign this year – and you can check out 5 ways to incorporate and practice empathy in your life here! Why not pick one and give it a go?

Mental health: Listening & Relationships

Hey everyone, we’re raising awareness about mental health this month and today we’re asking you to consider the art of listening!

Do the people you listen to feel understood? Does the way you listen enhance and enrich your relationships?

Listening is the communication skill that links up with EMPATHY – which is what CMHA has featured in their mental health week campaign this year – and communication is at the heart of relationships. If you’re interested in developing quality relationships in your life, or want to enhance the quality of the relationships you have, check out the art of listening (and get some great pointers!) here.

Nelson Care-aoke!

Zoom karaoke party happening on May 26th hosted by Nelson Cares! Check it out!

Drop-in anytime between 6-8pm on Thursday, May 26th for the latest instalment of our Nelson CARE-Aoke party! Everyone will get a chance to sing at least one song of their choice, but you can also watch, listen, chat, or sing along with the group! This has become a favourite event of mine and it will be a casual time with lots of opportunity for connection and some great performances.

Click here to join:

Dance the night away on May 20th!

Thanks to Nelson Cares for passing this along!

Queer Dance Party at the Royal

Kootenay Pride is hosting their first event of the year on Friday, May 20th from 8pm ‘til midnight at the Royal. This will be a fun evening to celebrate inclusion and equality for everyone, with awesome music from Mraki and our friend DJ Unalive. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at All proceeds will go to the Christopher Moore Legacy Fund to help trans community members access gender-affirming care.