The online #BuyBasin festival continues through April 27 featuring 100 Columbia Basin entrepreneurs and creators, giving people a behind-the-scenes glimpse of their businesses, including the chance to meet and chat with them.
Tune into the Facebook Live broadcasts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays to learn about the services and products being made right here in the Basin. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home or office to be treated to educational and entertaining sessions about the passionate people in our backyards.
A bonus feature of this festival is that people who attend will also get to hear live music from Basin musicians such as Shred Kelly, on April 6 and 13. Stay tuned as more performers are added to the lineup each week.
Here’s a sneak peek at what’s happening this week, featuring businesses from Nelson, Creston, and Rossland.
Tune in April 7, 11 a.m. PST- Kootenay Gateway, Rossland
Want to learn more about the abundant biking trails around the Basin and the area’s amazing outdoor recreation opportunities?
Join Kootenay Gateway’s Facebook Live broadcast to learn all about their tours, after school mountain biking programs plus all the interesting artisanal crafts and products they carry.
You’ll get to meet founder Natasha Lockey, who along with her partner Ian, both outdoor enthusiasts, recently opened this business in Rossland.
Meanwhile, check out their Facebook page to learn what this eclectic new business has on offer.
Tune in April 9, Time TBD – Kaslo Clothes Hanger
Selling everything from active wear to jewelry, Kaslo Clothes Hanger has stylish clothing and accessories, for your wardrobe year-round. During the Facebook Live session, you’ll meet owner Marian Ranseth who will give you a tour of the shop, so you can do a little online shopping.
Their Facebook Page will tell you more about the range of great styles they carry.
For a little online shopping, and a tour, tune in to listen to Kaslo Clothes Hanger owner Marian Ranseth.
Tune in April 6, 4 p.m. PST - Lark Coffee Roasters, Creston
Elevate your coffee-making skills during this live session with Creston’s java expert, Ilana Cameron. She’ll fill you in on her hand-selected products such as Lark coffee beans, instant coffees and teas, and she’ll teach you how to brew a tasty cup of Joe.
Lark coffees is a cool little shop dedicated to providing people with ethically sourced products. Most of their products are organic and sourced from farms owned by women or indigenous producers as well as single and co-op farms.
Check out their Facebook page to learn more before tuning into their Live broadcast on Tuesday.
Most products at Lark Coffee Roasters in Creston are organic and sourced from farms owned by women or indigenous producers as well as single and co-op farms.
The #BuyBasin Festival is powered by the Columbia Basin Trust, FestivalSeekers, Basin Business Business Advisors Program, a collection of Chambers of Commerces and local media, such as The Nelson Daily, Mountain Culture Group, Bhubble.com and Fernie Fix Magazine.