Balfour and District Chamber of Commerce - British Columbia, Canada

Kootenay Outlet Reflections

25th Anniversary Project

This historical project was started 24 years ago with the printing of the original book . Read on and become a part of our history in the making.

Following are a couple of original write-ups from the book to use for reference but you will want to use your own style of writing. Many of the stories told were quite amusing so if you are good at storytelling this is your chance to shine. If you have a chance to read some of the original book it may be helpful as well. We ask that your submission be kept factual and keep in mind it is family reading at its best. We reserve the right to edit your writing without changing the context of the submission. We cannot return any submissions so ask that you send copies only. Digital files are even better.

Any questions you have relating to the project may be directed to committee chair Josh Smienk or Truus Zelonka as listed on the postcard that was mailed to you (also copied above). Submissions may be emailed to or dropped off in person at the Balfour Gill and Gift, Proctor General Store, or Kokanee Park Marine Store.

Quick Submission Form

Release Form

Thank you, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance for helpful start up support of this project.