The eighth BC Rural Communities Summit will be held in Kaslo in the West Kootenays, British Columbia Rural Network recently announced.
The event will be held in J.V. Humphries School from Friday, June 13 to Sunday, June 15.
The Kaslo Institute, a non-profit “think-and-do-tank,” will serve as the local host for this biennial event that brings together British Columbians, keen to focus on challenges and opportunities facing rural B.C. communities.
BCRN chairman Andy Ackerman noted, “We’re pleased to unanimously award the eighth BC Rural Communities Summit to Kaslo. We know that the Kaslo Institute, with the support of the Village of Kaslo, the Regional District of the Central Kootenays and a long list of other supporters, will ensure this year’s summit is a rousing success.”
This year’s summit theme Creativity, Communications, and Collaboration: Exploring new innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities facing B.C.’s remote rural communities, is designed to provide a broad focus for specific workshop and session topics.
The first BC Rural Communities Summit was held in 2003 in Clearwater Secondary School.