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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6291747361

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 https://www.theroyalnelson.com/events. All proceeds will go to the Christopher Moore Legacy Fund to help trans community members access gender-affirming care.

Re-connect on May 19th!

Thanks to Nelson Cares for passing this along!

Self-Advocacy Group Meeting at Lakeside Park

The Nelson Self-Advocacy Group will be holding our first in-person meeting since the start of the pandemic at Lakeside Park on Thursday, May 19th from 1-3pm. We will be meeting in the covered area with the picnic tables by the tennis courts and snacks will be provided! This is a great opportunity to re-connect with the group or learn more about what we do. There are a lot of great ideas for what the group can do this year and now is the time to have your say and be part of the plan! Email Jaymes (that’s me!) at vocationalcounsellor@nelsoncares.ca for more info or if you need help getting to the park.

Join SOAR for a Faire tomorrow!

Thanks to our friends at Nelson Cares for passing this along!

SOAR Year-End Celebration Tea and Artisan Faire

Tomorrow, May 5th from 11am to 1pm at Silver King Campus the students of the SOAR Program at Selkirk College will be showcasing their year and selling a number of veggie starts, tropical plants, soaps, and candles. Some veggie starts you can expect to see are a variety of tomatoes, basil, peppers, thyme, and hopefully more!

There will be cake, too! Please email Alison at aroy@selkirk.ca if you plan to attend so she can make sure there is enough for everyone. 

JUNE 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day!

June 21, 2021 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

Hey everyone, today is National Indigenous Peoples Day – and it’s the 25th anniversary of celebrating Indigenous Peoples on June 21st each year. *Last week we posted some ideas to help find opportunities to participate in National Indigenous History Month, check it out for ideas to celebrate today– and look in the comments section of that post for local events!

*Since last week, we found a few more ideas to add to the list:

Let us know what else is going on in your community in the comments!

JUNE 2021: National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month

Hey everyone, as we are coming up on National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) we are also commemorating the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous History Month – here are some ideas to help find an opportunity to participate:

Share what’s going on in your community below in the comments!

Have Your Say In…Transportation!

Over two years in the making, the draft plan for transit in the Central Okanagan is published – have your say! The draft was prepared by The Sustainable Transportation Partnership of the Central Okanagan (STPCO), a group of Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland and Westbank First Nation officials.

Give feedback and engage in how you want your transportation needs met in your community here!

The West Kootenays are also planning for the future of transit – check out their plan’s webpage!

You can also give feedback about West Kootenay and Kelowna Regional Transit services online.