A non-profit organization that helps connect the Lardeau Valley will build a new website thanks to funding from Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: CBT

A non-profit organization that helps connect the Lardeau Valley will build a new website thanks to funding from Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: CBT

Non-profit organizations receive tech upgrade funding from Columbia Basin Trust

The Trust is funding 91 organizations nearly $650K

Lardeau Valley Opportunity LINKS Society is receiving $22,450 as part of Columbia Basin Trust funding for non-profit organization that require technology upgrades.

The Trust announced Thursday it will hand out $674,740 to 91 groups. The Opportunity LINKS Society, which serves as a communications hub for the Lardeau Valley, plans to use its grant to rebuild its website and create an interactive map.

“Not only have we been able to purchase various hardware and software subscriptions to increase our efficiency, but we are also very excited for the opportunity to rebuild the community website,” said Chelsey Jones, the society’s executive director, in a statement.

“The vision for the new website is to effectively serve residents and visitors as a hub of information and a modern tool for co-ordination and information sharing in the Lardeau Valley. It will have more basic function than the current website, and it will also benefit from the creative contributions of local photographers, artists and designers to truly reflect the beauty and talent in the Lardeau Valley.”

Other local recipients of the funding include:

Argenta Community Association: $650

Capitol Theatre Restoration Society: $9,600

Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society: $6,600

Freedom Quest Youth Services Society: $14,000

Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society: $1,200

Kaslo and Area Youth Council: $1,300

Kaslo infoNet Society: $20,600

Kaslo Search and Rescue: $9,200

Kootenay Kids Society: $25,000

Kootenay Lake Independent School Society: $2,100

Kootenay Native Plant Society: $9,000

Nelson and District Arts Council: $6,600

Nelson and District Museum, Archives, Art Gallery and Historical Society: $7,750

Nelson Civic Theatre Society: $10,000

Nelson Community Food Centre: $2,300

North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society: $10,000

Procter Community Society: $1,300

Salmo District Arts Council: $2,850

Slocan Community Library: $3,800

Slocan Lake Arts Council: $1,450

W.E. Graham Community Service Society: $13,550

West Kootenay Women’s Association: $6,700

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