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PO Box 139 V0G-1C0

The Balfour Recreation Commission is mandated to provide affordable recreation facilities within the Balfour area.

The Balfour Recreation Commission presently provides the following facilities:
Golf Course – http://www.golfbalfour.com
Tennis Courts – by membership or day use
Sportsfield – soccer & softball bookings
Fitness Centre – by membership
Boat Ramp – free
Community Hall – available for rent
Seniors Hall – by membership

If you wish to join a club or use one of these facilites please contact the the Balfour Golf Course Office at 250-229-4114 for further information.

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215 Hall Street, Nelson, BC V1L 5X4, Canada
(250)352-5242(250)352-5242
(250)352-5242

The Chamber of Mines of Eastern British Columbia is a not-for-profit organization providing authentic, reliable information to the general public and the mining industry. Our members include everyone from individual prospectors to large mining and engineering companies.

We advocate for the mining industry, especially for prospectors and explorationists, as well as serving as an information and resource library with an extensive collection of geological information, maps, as well as rock and mineral specimens. We host elementary to high school classes as well as providing prospecting and other courses. Our graduates have had great success and are responsible for bringing millions of dollars worth of investments to the Kootenay-Boundary region.

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#4 – 619B Front Street, Nelson, B.C.

Funding for Columbia Basin arts, culture & heritage.

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204-518 Lake Street, Nelson BC V1L-4C6

The Community First Health Co-op operates the Nelson and Area Wellness and Education Centre with a volunteer Board of Directors. This Centre houses providers supplying acupuncture and natural health, art therapy, Chinese medicine, chronic disease support, community services, counselling, educational programs, holistic nutrition, massage, maternity support, pain and addiction management, together with physician, psychologist, and chiropractic practices.

– lease/rental space available for health/wellness professions and education/community services groups.
– secure inside storage rooms for rent to the public accessible 24/7: cfhcoop@shaw.ca
– meeting room for rent to the public (20 people, large table, internet) and an open presentation/meeting room to showcase your product available seven days/nights of the week on a per session basis – Lonnie Facchina 250-505-3997, lonnie3997@gmail.com
In addition to providing rental space for health-related professions, trained health-care volunteers give free support and education for various chronic issues and seniors care such as ALS, Alzheimer, Arthritis, Brain Injury, Cancer, Friends of Family, Heart and Stroke, Hospice, Kidney, Kidsport, Lung, MS, Nelson Elders, Overeaters Anonymous, Parkinson\’s, Seniors Coordinating. Therapeutic Riding, and TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly).

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201-514 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4E7, Canada

Community Futures Central Kootenay is a not-for-profit community economic development organization. We are committed to helping people in the Central Kootenay region who are either operating or are planning to start their own business.

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3 View Street, Nelson, BC V1L 2V1

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is governed by a group of dedicated volunteers whose purpose is to raise funds for the medical needs of our community hospital. The Board of Directors consists of 12 directors who each serve a 3-year term.

Our directors bring to the Board a variety of backgrounds offering their unique skills and talents to ensure the Foundation’s success.

The Foundation Board is a working Board elected by its members. Directors and members serve on various committees such as the Events Committee, Golf Committee, Community Relations Committee, or the Finance Committee.

All directors and members contribute their time and effort without any payment or benefit other than the satisfaction of contributing to the community.

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PO Box 278, Nelson BC V1L 5P9

Now in its 13th year, Make A Change Canada was established in 2004 as a national nonprofit and charitable organization that provides employment and skills training to Canadians who face challenges to finding or maintaining employment in today’s labour market.

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201-182 Baker Street, Nelson BC V1L-4H2
Nelson CARES Society sponsors a wide variety of community programs and services including the Advocacy Centre; Earth Matters; Services for Community Living – supported housing and career development; Ward Street Place and Stepping Stones for Success emergency shelter. Nelson CARES Society may be Nelson\’s most diverse non profit organization. We\’ve been a long term catalyst (since 1974) for initiating community services and resources that respond to emerging needs. Not only has our origins as Nelson District Community Resources Society created crucial services, but hundreds of jobs for the Nelson area and generated millions of dollars for the local economy as well. The finest products of course are the results of our project and program work for the Community – some very visible and some simply ongoing and quietly invisible.
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801 Railway St PO Box 16 Nelson V1L 5P

Mickey McEwen Hall for rent. Have a business/life event, hall for rent. Commercial kitchen, 235 banquet seating capacity, Wi-Fi, 3,300 sq ft seating space, multiple washrooms, great location with parking near Cottonwood Falls.

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5915 Taghum Hall Road, Nelson, BC, Canada V1L 6Y4

The bright & beautiful, newly-renovated Taghum Hall is located along the shores of the Kootenay River, 10 kilometres west of Nelson. It is operated by an independent, community-based society of members and volunteers. The hall offers vibrant & varied community programs of special events and ongoing activities, which are continually updated on the website taghumhall.ca. Come join the fun!

Taghum Hall is affordably available for rent for public or private functions, has a capacity for 174 people, and is wheelchair accessible.  The hall proper includes a proscenium stage with adjustable lighting, and a 30’ x 70’ multi-functional open hall for any banquets and festivities. A fully-equipped kitchen can serve large numbers.  There is ample parking, and space for both indoor and outdoor functions. A stunning wrap-around deck takes full advantage of the Kootenay River & mountain views.

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820 Tenth Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 3C7

Community funded non-profit indoor climbing gym in Nelson, B.C.

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Suite 206 - 507 Baker St, Nelson BC V1L 4J2

“West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit, community-driven organization, that works to bring together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy, and livable communities in the West Kootenay region. The three main pillars of our work are: taking action to reduce the crisis of climate change, promoting sustainable local food systems, and preserving wild places, ecosystems, air and water for future generations. If you’re looking to get involved in the community, EcoSociety’s a great place to learn about local issues and how make a tangible, positive impact in your community.”

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