East Shore Kootenay Lake Community Health Society (ESKLCHS)
ESKLCHS was created almost 30 years to support a private medical clinic in Riondel. Following the closure of that clinic and the creation of an Interior Health Medical Clinic in Crawford Bay, the Society morphed into a community Health organization with the objective of supporting healthy living of East Shore residents along South Kooteneay Lake—which had become, in the main, a collection of retirement communities spread along approximately 70 kilometres of the lake. In addition to aiding the Crawford Bay Medical Clinic, ESKLCHS has worked to establish a local Better at Home program, fostered intergenerational developments, and offers Focus On Health workshops in Boswell which promote disease prevention and health promotion.
ESKLCHS represents the following communities:
Riondel, Crawford Bay, Kootenay Bay, Gray Creek, Boswell, Sanca, Sirdar, Kuskanook, Twin Bays