Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance & Columbia Basin Trust

  Funding PSA 2020 Apply Now! Arts & Culture Funding   Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust, invites individuals of all artistic disciplines, and arts and cultural groups in the Columbia Basin to apply for project funding. Info and applications available at, or call CKCA at 1-877-505- 7355 or email […]

Sail Nelson

Nelson Safe Boating Event 2019 –> Canadian Award Winner!   Sail Nelson is the recipient of Canada’s Best Boating Safety Initiative Award for 2019! What is the Best Boating Safety Initiative Award? The Best Boating Safety Initiative award is a Canadian Safe Boating Council award. This award is presented to an organization that creates an […]

CKCA Arts & Culture Funding 2020 MEDIA

ARTS AND CULTURE GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE CKCA and the Trust announce 2020-21 programs Columbia Basin – Artists in all disciplines—as well as arts and culture organizations—are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts and Culture Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust. The Trust has a […]

Happy New Year

  I Love Nelson would like to thank all who help support the site, and keep it going. Happy New Year and the best to all in 2020.  

Merry Christmas

Remembrance Day November 11,

Canadian Red Cross – Wildfire Quilt Raffle

View the quilt at View Point Art Gallery        -In support of the Canadian Red Cross with all proceeds going to victims of BC Wildfires in the Kootenay Region. – TICKET PRICES 1 for $2, 3 for $5, or 10 for $10 Draw Date: August 16 at 6:00 pm […]

Columbia Basin Culture Tour – August 10 & 11, 2019

Columbia Basin Culture Tour – August 10 & 11, 2019 a project of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Columbia Basin: Get a fresh perspective on the local arts and heritage scene! The eleventh annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a fun weekend that combines a road trip with a customized cultural experience like no other. […]

Nelson Safe Water & Boating Event

Just an update on how things are proceeding for our upcoming Nelson Safe Boating Event to be held at Lakeside Park on May 25 from 10 am to 2 pm. This is a free community, family-friendly, event. This event is being held in support of the National Safe Boating Campaign which runs throughout North America […]

Kalein Hospice Centre

3rd Annual Festival of Lights attended by over 400 On December 4, 2018, over 400 guests gathered on the Kalein Centre grounds for the 3rd Annual Festival of Lights. Some of the highlights from the evening are pictured in the collage below.   This meaningful event is made possible each year through community donations and sponsorship. Kalein Centre extends […]