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Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation 
Fondation canadienne pour la revitalization rurale 

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2017 AGM Notice - Avis 2017 AGA


2017 CRRF Annual General Meeting

Please join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) to be held on Thursday, September 21st from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Prestige Lakeside Hotel in Nelson, British Columbia. Everyone is welcome. 
CRRF was founded in 1987 as a non-partisan voluntary network to foster the welfare of rural Canada through collaborative research on policy, development trends and patterns, and rural problems and opportunities. With over six hundred practitioners, researchers, policy advisors, instructors, community members, NGOs, and other network members across Canada, and internationally, CRRF collaborates through annual conferences, workshops, seminars, a great diversity of research, public commentary, publications, and other activities. Further details on CRRF can be found at:

2017 Assemblée générale annuelle de FCRR

Vous êtes invités à assister à l’Assemblée générale annuelle de la Fondation canadienne pour la revitalisation rurale (FCRR) qui se tiendra Prestige Lakeside Hotel à Nelson (Colombie britannique) de 1630 à 1800 jeudi le 21 septembre 2017. Bienvenue à tous. 
La FCCR a été fondé en 1987 comme un réseau volontaire et indépendant voué au bien-être du Canada rural par des recherches partenariales sur les politiques publiques, sur la compréhension des dynamiques rurales, sur l’identification des problèmes ruraux et des voies de solution. Avec plus six cents intervenants, chercheurs, fonctionnaires, enseignants, membres des communautés rurales, organisations non-gouvernementales et d’autres réseaux ruraux canadiens et internationaux, la FCRR organise des conférences rurales annuelles, des ateliers, des séminaires et une grande vérité de recherches, d’avis, de publications, etc. Pour plus d’information sur la FCRR, voir :


Different By Design: Still Time to Register

Hopefully everyone is enjoying their summers. We are now less than 5 weeks away from the start of CRRF's annual conference. Different By Design begins September 20th in Nelson, British Columbia and we are pleased to announce that there is a draft program available on our website. Click here to check out the amazing presentations planned.

Register as soon as space is limited! And for those who have registered already, it's also not too late to join us for the Thursday night restaurant crawl or on one of the three amazing field trips planned for Saturday. 

Conference Field Trips

As part of the Different by Design Conference, three field trips are being organized. The three field trips will take place on September 23 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. As part of the registration process, you will be invited to register to participate. Unfortunately you will only be able to register for one field trip! You are welcome to register your partner/spouse to come along. 

Heritage in the Hinterland: Slocan – North Kootenay Lake Loop Tour
Explore the eclectic history of the West Kootenay. From the pit houses on the banks of the Slocan river, to the Japanese internment camps, and the sites of the Spirit Wrestlers, this tour takes you on a loop through the Silvery Slocan and along North Kootenay Lake. You will learn about the past and present of the Sinixt and Ktunaxa, and the unique waves of migrants who have inhabited the area over time. While some were forced and others were drawn, this field trip considers the stories of conflict and peace in this isolated mountain landscape.

Food & Festivals – Ymir to Creston Tour
This day trip will begin in Nelson with a visual presentation on the history and ever growing challenges and successes of the Shambhala Music Festival, held each August in Salmo. Following the presentation, we will head east to Ymir, where a tour of the town by the founder of the Tiny Lights festival will show and explain how they have encompassed and embraced the entire community in their yearly rural festival. Next, travelling via the Kootenay Pass – the highest driveable highway pass in the province, we will head to the farming community of Creston for lunch and a tour of some of the many agricultural projects and businesses located in this valley of plenty.

Regional Revitalization – Lower Columbia Tour
This tour will start in Rossland, exploring the town’s past and present at the ski hill, museum, and downtown. Next the tour will go through Warfield, viewing the Mickey Mouse houses en route to Trail. In Trail the tour will cover the history of the town as well as well as its innovative present with a tour of the Teck Interpretive Centre and the new MIDAS fab lab. From downtown Trail the tour will travel route 3B past the regional airport toward the Columbia Gardens Winery, Montrose, and Fruitvale before returning to Nelson.

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Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation/Fondation canadienne pour la revitalisation rurale
201-1070 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H2R1

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