by Sam McBride

The Online Auction to raise funds to build the new Kaslo and District Public Library continues this weekend, with bids closing at 7 pm on Sunday, April 10, 2022.

The auction features more than 120 one-of-a-kind experiences, services and products. Check out the auction site at

Among the offerings donated for the auction by local residents and businesses are waterfront accommodation, boat trips, ziplining, and original artwork, as well as botanical, garden and historical tours. I am pleased to be offering 10 hours of family tree research as one of the auction offerings.

The great response to the 2021 Online Auction enabled the completion of purchase of land for the new library at the corner of Front and Fifth streets in downtown Kaslo, B.C. (pictured below). A key goal of the project is for the new building to be carbon emission free.

Proceeds from the 2022 auction will help build the much-needed new library. Donations are also greatly appreciated!