Contract Employment Opportunity: Saturday Market Manager

The Kaslo Saturday Market is hiring a new market manager. This contract position is available immediately.

Applicants will coordinate 18 market days in 2019, from June to September. Responsibilities include:

  • communication with vendors beginning in February,
  • advertising and promotion of market,
  • set-up and take-down of market infrastructure,
  • collection and submission of vendor fees,
  • and vendor reimbursement of nutrition coupons.

Successful applicants will have:

Employment Opportunity: Counsellor - Child & Youth Mental Health and PEACE program

Permanent Part-time Employment Opportunity

North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society

Counsellor - Child & Youth Mental Health and PEACE program

An exciting opening for a Counsellor to work with children and youth.

24 hours per week


Circle of Indigenous Nations Society to visit Kaslo Strong Start

Liam Fitzpatrick will be joining our Kaslo Strong Start Parent and Child Time program at 10:45 on Wednesday January 23rd and 30th.  Liam will share cultural teachings and, together, we will have the opportunity to play some traditional songs on the "Grandmother Drum".

See you there!

Toy Lending Library rescheduled to Jan 24 in Meadow Creek

A visit with Heather Broad from CCRR was cancelled last week due to poor driving conditions. It has been re-scheduled for Thursday January 24th. She will be visiting the family centre in Meadow Creek with the toy lending library and low cost art supplies between 10:30-11:30 am.

A reminder to please bring any items to return that you may have borrowed over the summer.

Supporting Peer Interactions - a workshop for parents of young children

In the fall, we conducted a survey of parents aimed at helping us plan our Speaker Series.  One of the most popular topics was "Supporting Peer Interactions".  That's not surprising.  Parents have lots of questions about how to help their child manage relationships with other children from siblings to friends. 

  • Is your child "slow to warm up" to social situations?  Shy?  Sensitive?
  • Is your child going through a phase of biting or hitting?  Screaming when they're unhappy about something?

Family Centre Holiday parties and closures

Kaslo Family Centre:

Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 19th from 8:45 -11:45 during Strong Start Parent and Child Time. This is the last session before the break.

Meadow Creek Family Centre:

Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 18th from 8:45 - 11:45 during Strong Start Parent and Child Time. The last session will be Thursday, December 20th before the break.

Please bring a potluck snack to share at the parties if you are able to. Join us for a festive craft, songs and story!

Winter craft morning for parents of young children

Winter craft morning for parents of young children at Kaslo Family Centre! 

Join Sabrina Edwards of Oracle Design Studio for this free, creative session!  Make a sweet little gift for your child using natural materials. 

Tuesday, December 18th.  9:30-11:30.   All materials provided.  Childcare provided.  Space is limited. 

Registration required: contact Barb Cyr at 250-353-7691 or 

Using Art With Young Children workshop in Meadow Creek

A workshop for parents with Suzan Clancy, art therapist.  Explore:

  • Simple ways to enjoy art together and strengthen your bond
  • How making art can lead to emotional regulation
  • Using creativity to support brain development
  • How to choose activities for specific needs (both parents’ and child’s)
  • Making the most of your recycled materials-art doesn’t need to be expensive!

This will be a workshop for the adults with some hands-on art making and lots of information, activity ideas and discussion. 


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