In response to recommended best practices for public gatherings, Columbia Basin Trust is postponing its public engagement events scheduled for March 11, 2020, in Salmo and March 12, 2020, in Trail. These were the first in a series of events that invite people in the Columbia Basin to celebrate all they have accomplished alongside the Trust and share their aspirations for the future.
The Trust is postponing the Salmo and Trail events due to the Provincial Health Officer’s recommendations to limit public gatherings as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve in BC. The Trust will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation to determine if future community meetings might also be affected. All postponed events will be rescheduled, and the Trust will inform the public once details are known.
“We’re disappointed by these circumstances, as meeting with people in person lies at the heart of who we are and what we do,” said Johnny Strilaeff, Columbia Basin Trust President and Chief Executive Officer. “As always, however, the well-being of people in the Basin comes first, and we look forward to getting together at a later date. In the meantime, we encourage all people to bring forward their ideas online.”
To join the conversation and imagine the future of #basinlife, visit imagine.ourtrust.org or call 1.800.505.8998.
Using the input received through this engagement process, the Trust will update its Columbia Basin Management Plan and renew its focus areas. The process also includes the Trust’s Symposia in Golden and Trail in October 2020. The new plan is expected to be released early in 2021.