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Selkirk College helps bring Intelligence Gathering to Nelson

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October 30th, 2013

The Nelson and area community is invited to an extraordinary event to the Civic Theatre that is taking place this Saturday.

The Nelson and Area Local Intelligence Gathering is a one-day event being held on Nov. 2 that will feature local presenters on subjects ranging from collaborative art and sustainable food production to innovations in education and community policing.

“We have a diverse and inspiring line up of presenters,” says planning committee member Russell Precious. “We want to celebrate the work of some amazing local people and catalyse new collaborations in the community. The more we are aware of the great things happening in our own backyard, the more we can work together to keep innovation and collaboration strong in our community.”

More than 20 performers and innovators from the Nelson area will share their passion and expertise in brief presentations. A locally-sourced lunch menu will give those in attendance a chance to connect and share.

“The incredible community effort that helped to save the local theatre is the kind of creative collaboration we want to highlight at this event,” says Deb Kozak, Nelson city councillor and member of the event’s planning committee. “Hosting the Gathering at the Civic Theatre really supports the theme of this event, and brings the event right into the downtown core.”

The Gathering is being presented by Selkirk College, the Columbia Basin Trust, the City of Nelson, Transition Nelson and West Kootenay EcoSociety. Sponsors include the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership, 103.5 The Bridge radio, Kootenay Co-op Radio, The Nelson Star, Nelson District Credit Union, Kootenay Co-op Store, and RDCK Areas E & G.

The Nelson and Area Local Intelligence Gathering will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nelson Civic Theatre. Tickets will go quickly at $25 including lunch. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.localintelligence.caor at Otter Books. Bursaries are available. Check the website for more information.

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