Day of Action! in Cranbrook 2021

EKNPUD in Cranbrook gathered with like-minded peers on April 14th, 2021 to protest the War on Drugs in British Columbia. The protest was intimate and impactful, with multiple media coverages throughout the week to raise awareness on the Overdose crisis.
We are currently living through multiple public health emergencies, all impacting our rural and remote communities in devastating ways. According to the BC Coroner’s report, 2020 saw 1,716 recorded fatal overdoses in British Columbia alone, with 18 of these in the East Kootenay region. It is time we #endoverdose ! To learn more about how you can help, contact ANKORS at 250-426-3383 (East Kootenay) or 250-505-5506 (West Kootenay).

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2018 AIDS Walk Fundraiser BBQ this Saturday!

Join ANKORS at the 2018 AIDS Walk Barbecue on September 15, 10am – 1pm at Lakeside Park!

The AIDS Walk for Life is ANKORS’ annual fundraiser for our Foundation Fund: money that directly supports people with HIV and Hepatitis C in the Kootenays with life and health expenses. This fund is very important to the communities ANKORS serves, show up and support us!

There are two ways you can contribute: showing up to our barbecue on Saturday, or participating in our online silent auction.

At the barbecue, there will be complimentary food and drinks, Zumba classes, face painting and games for families and children, speeches from esteemed community members, and an opportunity for a contemplative walk around the labyrinth. Everything is by donation!

See the facebook event for our barbecue here: 2018 West Kootenay AIDS Walk

Our online auction includes amazing items: gift certificates to local restaurants (like Pitchfork, La Bomba Dell’Amore, The Hume, Cantina Del Centro and Main Street Diner), accommodations at local spots (like Prestige Lakeside Resort, the Dancing Bear Inn, and Best Western), wellness packages (from SkinBliss MediSpa, Oranj Fitness, A Touch of Bliss Massage, Bambu Hot Yoga, Nelson Boxing & Athletics Club, and Mountain Waters Spa), a pass for the Kokanee Mountain Zipline, a brewery tour and beer tasting for 4 at the Torchlight Brewing Company, golf passes to Castlegar Golf Club & RV Park, and tons of gift bundles (from Mountain Baby, John Ward Coffee, Kootenay Co-op, Otter Books, and Oso Negro)!!!!

All money from the auction supports the Foundation Fund, make sure to participate: 2018 ANKORS AIDS Walk Fundraiser

Read this year’s article in the Nelson Star here: AIDS Walk features online silent auction