altBranch # 9 Kootenay
Castlegar has a population of just over 7,000 people. The community is located on the banks of the Columbia River. The bench land is at the junction of the Kootenay and Columbia rivers.
The flatlands on the Columbia’s east bank and between the two rivers was first occupied by the Doukhobors in 1908. The early communes involved planting of orchards, gardens, sawmills and small community industries. The original settlement lies in and near the current airport and some evidence of these early settlers is still present.
The Castlegar Travel and Infocenter can be reached at 250 365 6313

  • 39 members 20 Musicians

Regular meetings / Jams

  • Last Sunday of the Month at Castlegar Seniors Center. 


  • Joan Marks,
  • President,
  • Box 2, 
  • Robson, BC, V0G 1X0
  • (250) 365-2695
Special Events 
  • Kootenay Branch #9 Fiddle Workshop
  • We are pleased to have our 12th Annual fiddle, piano and guitar workshop in the Kootenays at Selkirk College from July -14 to 18, 2014. Once again we have a collection of Canada’s great fiddlers for an intimate five day workshop. The workshop caters to a broad range of fiddling skill levels from the novice to the professional.  See the link above for more information. 
Executive for 2014
  • President:  Joan Marks
  • Vice Pres.: Vacant 
  • Treasurer: Vic Lepitzki
  • Secretary: Denise Chernoff


  • Hope to have one soon