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Thousands of organizations have joined GrantStation, using our tools to help them fulfill their vision – and you can, too!

I don’t normally bother with these surveys, but I felt compelled to respond. GrantStation has been a cost-effective, comprehensive resource that has brought over $120,000 in grants to our 5-year-old nonprofit this past year. Your resources have allowed us to serve over 40,000 young people during that time, and have had a major impact on the way teachers are presenting STEAM-based curriculum to K-8th grade classes.   
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Crown of the Continent Announcement- June 2018

Summer solstice is near and we’re savoring the last days of spring. June is NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH (Canada) and GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH (USA).

Have you been following our recent travels around BC’s East Kootenays, Alberta’s Waterton Lakes National Park and NW Montana? Click HERE to see what we’ve been up to.

June Happenings!

Lots to share so we’ll keep it brief here. Tis the season for wildflowers, pow wows and rodeos and we couldn’t be more thrilled! With that being said, you’ll find us zigzagging across the Crown of the Continent over the next month of so capturing your stories. If you have a content page on our website and need some “fresh” photos it’s likely you’ll be hearing from us soon as we finalize our travel schedule.

Friendly reminder we’re still celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of this unique transboundary community that you are part of! You make this region what it is and we would be honored to give folks a glimpse of a day in the life of you.

1. Take a photo (camera or phone) of a day in your life: Work or Play
2. Upload photo to Dropbox with description, photo credit and photo release *If you share through Dropbox send invite to 
3. Your photo could be selected as a Thursday Instagram guest feature, integrated in our weekly Facebook posts or showcased in our quarterly e-Newsletter. If you don’t have access to Dropbox and want to contribute let Sheena know.

Summer is days away and you’re likely already feeling the flux in visitors to the area. Thank you for graciously being ambassadors to our special region!


Exploring trails mostly free of snow is here and we’ve been working on an exciting trail project with Flathead Associated Chambers! This summer we will build out Trail Guides for the Flathead communities of Bigfork, Columbia Falls, Kalispell, Lakeside and Whitefish, with the help of our trail enthusiast Field Experts. Individual trail content pages will be created and Trail Guides will live under our Trip Plan page and when possible be featured as an embed widget on the respective Chamber of Commerce or Convention & Visitors Bureau website. This project will complement the work Flathead PATHS committee has been putting forth to create a website with real-time updates on trail conditions and closures. Both websites will link to each other once the PATHS Flathead trails website is finalized and we’ve finished building out Trip Plans for all above listed communities. SCROLL DOWN to view active Trail Guides!


  • Trail Guides are meant for inspiration and orientation. Easily build out personalized Trip Plans selecting trail(s) from these guides along with other content pages that include Places to Go, Things to Do, Where to Stay.
  • Goal is to provide a well-rounded Glacier Country experience and provide trails outside of Glacier National Park.
  • List at least Top 10 trails for each community. *Number may be smaller depending on communities position within Flathead Valley.
  • Only trails that can handle increased visitation, are in good condition and can be accessed within reason will be listed.
  • We would absolutely love your input! Is there a favorite trail we missed?
  • Need suggestions, photos and trail descriptions for Lakeside and Columbia Falls area trails. *We have a few already created for these, but interested in hearing your recommendations.



Click HERE to interact with Trip Plan.

Click HERE to interact with Trip Plan.

To learn more, click here.

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Invitation to Small Business Task Force Community Engagement

On May 2, 2018, the Honourable Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, announced the launch of the Small Business Task Force, a special initiative of the Small Business Roundtable, to seek ideas from entrepreneurs and business owners across the province on how to maintain and strengthen a healthy small business sector in British Columbia.

What could government do to better support business success in your community? Join the discussion on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 in Cranbrook from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm to share your ideas in person or take part in the online survey 


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Susan Musgrave offers “Literary Cross-Dressing” talk at the Nelson Public Library


Photo: Susan Musgrave and friends at home on Haida Gwaii. Credit: Blaise Enright and Barry Peterson

Multi-award-winning author Susan Musgrave offers a talk on the writing craft that promises to be both colourful and illuminating. “Literary Cross-Dressing” takes place on Thursday, July 12 at 7:30pm at the Nelson Public Library.

“When poetry, prose and creative non-fiction start slipping into one another. Call it cross-genre, mixed genre, blurred boundaries—if you can establish genre lines, then you can cross them,” explains Musgrave.

Musgrave should know: she has excelled in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature, publishing 19 poetry collections, four novels, several collections of essays, and books for children. Her most recent book, A Taste of Haida Gwaii (2015), combines recipes and stories from her life on the remote island chain.

Musgrave teaches in the University of B.C. creative writing department’s optional residency Master of Fine Arts program. She is a recipient of the Spirit Bear Award for her contribution to the poetry of the Pacific Northwest, and the Matt Cohen Award in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished work by a Canadian writer.

“Her artistic presence over the past 40 years has helped create who we are,” wrote poet Patrick Lane. “She is as important to us as Emily Carr.”

Admission to the talk is by donation ($5 suggested).

The 5th annual Elephant Mountain Literary Festival runs July 12 – 15 in Nelson. This year’s featured presenters include Musgrave, Esi Edyugan, Steven Price, Rayya Liebich, Jordan Mounteer, and Sean Arthur Joyce.

The Library is pleased to be a partner of the Festival, which also includes hosting one-on-one critique sessions with Musgrave for 12 local writers through the Holley Rubinsky Memorial Blue Pencil Sessions, named for the late Kaslo author.

Musgrave will also appear at the Saturday Night Live! event at the Hume Hotel on July 14 and take part in panel discussions Saturday afternoon. For information and tickets go to

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Startup Canada: Apply for the Women Founder’s Fund for a chance to receive up to $5,000

Apply for the Women Founders Fund

Startup Canada has partnered with Evolocity Financial Group to invest in women-led companies in STEM by providing micro-grants to help them start and grow their businesses while accelerating gender parity to unleash the economic potential of women.

Apply by August 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm PT.


The Fund
  • $1,000 to $5,000 grants to support business operations or business growth opportunities.


  • Applicants must be women entrepreneurs or women-led businesses.
  • Applicants must be in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field.
  • Applicants must be based in Canada.
  • Funds must be used to support business operations or access to business or professional growth opportunities.

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BC Achievement Foundation: 2018 Carter Wosk Applied Art & Design Awards – Nominate or Submit Today!


Carter Wosk 14th Annual Award
for Applied Art and Design

The Carter Wosk Awards celebrate British Columbians who, through their creativity, contribute to the cultural economy of the province.  Those producing art and design with a functional or practical application are encouraged to submit!  
Three awards at $2500
Submission information can be found on our website:

t: 604-261-9777  |  1-866-882-6088
Deadline: July 16, 2018

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Vancouver Sun: Vaughn Palmer: Salmon and electricity at centre of Columbia River Treaty negotiations

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