1,664 population, with a 31% increase in immigrants between 2000 and 2006
First languages of 190 immigrants, as of 2006:
German – 20
Italian – 20
Japanese – 20
Dutch – 10
Portuguese – 10
Hungarian – 10
Visible minority population – 65
Ashcroft Farmer’s Market
Location: 4th and Railway Avenue near the Tourist Information Booth
Open 8 am to 2 pm from the first Saturday morning in May to the last Saturday in September.
During the growing season, it offers organic produce, arts and crafts.
Ashcroft/ Cache Creek Journal
PO Box 190, 128-4th Street, Ashcroft, BC VOK 1AO
Phone: 250-453-2261; Fax: 250-453-9625
680 West Athabaska Street, Kamloops
Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion: Creating Workplaces-of-Choice for Aboriginal Talent
Questions to Help Guide Development of an Aboriginal Inclusion Strategy
As I Am, by Nadia Myre, 2010, National Film Board of Canada
Differences Between Traditional Aboriginal Culture and Mainstream Western Culture
Ashcroft Indian Band
PO Box 440, Ashcroft, BC VOK 1AO
Phone: 250-453-9154; Fax: 250-453-9156
Oregon Jack Creek Band
PO Box 940, Ashcroft, BC VOK 1AO
Phone: 250-453-9098; Fax: 250-453-9097
Ashcroft and Cache Creek schools are located in School District No. 74 (Gold Trail). The District Administrative Offices are at 400 Hollis Road, Ashcroft.
School District #74 Office Toll-Free Number: 1-855-453-9101
Ashcroft Elementary School
Ashcroft Elementary School serves kindergarten through Grade 7 for both Ashcroft and Cache Creek students.
40 Hill Street, Ashcroft
Principal: Grant Reilly
Ashcroft Secondary School
435 Ranch Road, Ashcroft
Principal: Colleen Minnabarriet
High school children from Cache Creek, 16 Mile House, Spence’s Bridge, Walhachin and outlying areas are bused to Ashcroft Secondary School. For more information on either primary or secondary education within the area, contact School District #74 (Gold Trail).
Ashcroft Early Learning Preschool Program
Phone: 250-453-9647 or 250-453-2317
It is located in Ashcroft Elementary, a licensed quality program for children 3 to 5 years old, with morning and afternoon classes from September to June. There are participation fees.
Free prenatal and parenting support for families. They are funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The program is offered through Interior Community Services. It provides prenatal and parenting support, and vouchers for:
They also provide prenatal vitamins.
Continuing Education for Adults
Thompson Rivers University Regional Centre
Local courses and programs are designed to help the people of Ashcroft, Cache Creek and region develop the skills and knowledge they need for the job market, and for further education.
TRU Calendars and application forms, student loan packages, free online career guidance and extra copies of local course offerings are all available at the local centre. Test supervision can be arranged with notice and for a fee.
Jane Bryson, Coordinator
Address: 310 Railway Avenue
P. O. Box 1419
Ashcroft, BC VOK 1A0
Tues, Wed, Thur
10 am – 2 pm
The New Ashcroft Library
Days/ Hours Open:
Tuesday 10:00 – 3:00
Wednesday 1:00 – 6:00
Thursday 1:00 – 6:00
Friday 1:00 – 7:00
Saturday 1:00 – 3:00
This is a free parent-child weekly drop-in group for parents/caregivers of children, from birth to six years old. Snacks, craft supplies and toys are all provided.
Ashcroft: Thursday – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Zion United Church (basement)
Cache Creek: Wednesday – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Cache Creek Elementary
Clinton: Tuesday – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: David Stoddart School
Interior Community Services (ICS)
Toll Free: 1-877-376-3660
765 Tranquille Road, Kamloops V2B 3J3
This program improves the lives of families by providing support, individual life skills development, and safe, nurturing home environments that are designed to assist people to live to their potential in the community.
Kamloops Infant Development Society (KIDS)
Phone: 250-371-4140 Fax: 250-371-4120
801 McGill Road, Kamloops
This free, confidential program is for children from birth to three years of age who are experiencing or are at risk for developmental delays.
La Leche League Canada
Phone: 250-573-5671, Kamloops
Kamloops Group Meetings: the second Monday of the month.
The meeting locations are held in private homes, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. For information and meeting locations, please contact Lorna (the group leader) at the above phone number and email address.
South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society
Phone: 250-453-9656; Fax: 250-453-2034
601 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft
The Family Support Worker program offers one-on-one support and resource information to people who are experiencing challenges in their lives. It can assist individuals or families to build their skill sets, free and confidentially.
- Family Support Worker Program Parenting Program
- Community Work Service/Case Aid Program Intensive Support and Supervision Program
- Children Who Witness Abuse Program
- Youth Mental Health Support Program
- Food Bank (donated food that is free to people in need at no cost)
Most food banks do not receive money from the government. They depend on donations from the community and volunteers. Emergency food supplies are available every two to four weeks and last for two to three days.
StrongStart BC – Free Pre-school Program
At Ashcroft Elementary School, this program provides school-based early learning services for adults and their young children, aged birth to five years old. Both children and adults can benefit from StrongStart BC early learning programs. Children experience high quality learning environments and benefit from social interactions. The adults who are with them learn new ways to support learning, both at the program and at home. This program is during the school year (September – June); please call for current hours.
Youth Against Violence Line
This is a 24-hour help line. You do not have to tell them your name, and the information that you give them is confidential. You can report crimes and violence, and get help. Anyone can call for information about gangs, bullying or other problems. This service is available in 130 languages.
Phone: 1-800-680-4264; Text: 604-836-6381
24/7 – in your language – anonymous – confidential
Ashcroft Family Medical Clinic
PO Box 729, 700 Ash-Cache Creek Highway
Ashcroft, BC VOK 1AO
Phone: 250-453-9353; Fax: 250-453-9357
Ashcroft Dental Clinic
PO Box 700, 411 Brink Street, Ashcroft, BC VOK 1AO
Phone: 250-453-9147; Fax: 250-453-9832
Ashcroft and Area Food Bank
PO Box 603, 601 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft, BC VOK 1AO
Phone: 250-453-9656; Fax: 250-453-2034
The first and third Wednesday of every month, from 12 pm to 2:30 pm, at the Sourth Cariboo Elizabeth Fry offices.
St. Alban’s Anglican Church
501 Brink Street, Ashcroft, BC VOK 1AO
Every Friday from 11 am to 1 pm, and everyone is welcome.
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The Village of Ashcroft
P.O. Box 129, Ashcroft B.C. V0K 1A0
Ph: (250) 453-9161 or (877) 453-9161
Fax: (250) 453-9664
Ashcroft Chamber of Commerce
Employment Service Centre
Horton Ventures Inc.
124-4th Street, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0
Tel: 250 453-9421; Fax: 250 453-9834
Mining: Highland Valley Copper
Highland Valley Copper Mine Tours are offered three days a week during the summer: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 pm, starting May 23 and ending August 23 (children under the age of 12 are not permitted).
The guided bus tour lasts 2.5 hours, including interest points of the mine site and a video presentation. Space is limited to 20 persons per tour. Please reserve by calling: 250-523-3802.
Our annual Open House was Monday, August 5, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, and open to all ages. There are five types of tours, some of which have age restrictions.
By JASON HEWLETT, Daily News Staff Reporter, Kamloops Daily News
Adapted from the July 25, 2013 edition
A dip in copper prices saw production at Highland Valley Copper drop by seven per cent in the second quarter of 2013, but the union head believes this is just a market blip. In fact, Richard Boyce, president of Steelworkers Union Local 7619, notes Teck Resources is hiring more staff at Highland Valley despite the company reporting second-quarter earning about half of what the miner saw a year ago. “As a matter of fact, I don’t think a month goes that I don’t talk to 15 or 20 new hires,” Boyce said Thursday. Between now and the end of the year, Boyce expects Highland Valley will add 60 to 80 more staff, he said.
- IG Machine and Fibres quarry and plant
- Tolko Industries Ltd. operates Ashcroft Treating, a custom wood treating operation
- Ashcroft Terminal, providing both handling/storage for bulk materials and services for train transportation
Community Futures Sun Country is located at 203A Railway Avenue, Ashcroft. It provides free and confidential business counseling, business loans, a one-stop business registry, and a resource library of books and information.
PO Box 1480, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0
250-453-9165 or 1-800-567-9911 (toll free)
• Ashcroft has two Real Estate Offices:
Remax Golden Country Real Estate Services Ltd. is located at 401 Railway Avenue.
Royal LePage Ashcroft Realty is located at 211 Railway Avenue.
• Ashcroft has a full-time law office as well as weekly service by two law firms from Kamloops.
Winsor & Co. Law Offices are located at 108-4th Street and offer full service from Monday through Friday. Please call 250-453-2061 for an appointment.
Morelli Chertkow LLP has a lawyer in attendance at 401 Railway Avenue every Wednesday afternoon. Please contact the office, 250-453-2320, for an appointment.
Fulton & Company LLP has a lawyer in attendance at 211 Railway Avenue most Wednesday afternoons. Please call 250-453-2628 for an appointment.
The Ashcroft Chamber of Commerce. Please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org. New members are always welcome.
Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust
Small Business BC
Doing Business in BC
Business and Investing
Business and Community Incentives
Starting Your Business
Business Plans & Templates
Innovation Resource Centre
Places of Worship:
Cache Creek Pentecostal Church
1551 Stage Road, Cache Creek
Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine
1540 Stage Road, Cache Creek
Sage Hills Evangelical Free Church
PO Box 228, 1244 Mesa Vista, Ashcroft
St. Alban’s Anglican Church
501 Brink Street, Ashcroft
St. Gerard Catholic Church
512 Brink Street, Ashcroft
Seventh Day Adventist Church
PO Box 999, 409 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft
Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Ashcroft
P. O. Box 868, Ashcroft
Zion United Church
PO Box 1449, 401 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft
British Columbia immigration: www.britishcolumbiacanada.com/immigration
Canadian citizenship site: www.cic.gc.ca
Canadian citizenship information: www.mavis.ca
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