Archive for June, 2010


Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 06:06 PM
posted by: adammon

The LeRoi Community Foundation was pleased to support the following organizations during its Spring Grant Cycle. The generous support of the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation made these grants possible.

All the Way Home Healthcare Chaplaincy
$800 for “Grief Share.”
“Grief Share provides an understanding, supportive and encouraging environment in which to work through one’s grief. Though hosted by a church, Grief Share is not unique to any one denomination and people of all religious background, or none, are welcome.” (Ken Siemens)

Trail FAIR Center Society
$1200 for “Art Therapy for Healing”
Through “Art Therapy for Healing,” a skilled therapist works with women residents of FAIR’s Nova Vita Second Stage Housing and the WINS Transition House to help them heal from abuse and violence.

Generation to Generation Society
$1000 for “Sanctuary House Mechanical Upgrade”
The Society is raising funds to complete a major mechanical upgrade to their building. The building houses a pre-teen drop in center and several low cost housing units. In addition, there are two apartments that are available for rent to individuals from out of town who are accessing medical care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

Great Trail Success by 6 Community Table
$500 for “Teddy Bear Picnic”
The Teddy Bear Picnic is a “fun day where families from across Greater Trail are able to come …and get the education and information that they need about the importance of a healthy early childhood development.” (Sonia Tavares)

Kootenay Festival of the Arts
$400 for “Kootenay Festival of the Arts 2011”
“The festival provides an opportunity for students to perform on stage and to be adjudicated by professionals. Excellence is awarded with monetary prizes…with additional awards being given to students showing promise in their various fields.” (Beth Lloyd)

Stroke Recovery Trail & District Branch
$500 for “Functional Independence Team”
This grant will assist the organization in its efforts to expand the services currently offered to individuals recovering from a stroke. “Inclusion of the Functional Independence Team approach would allow group members to find a better “fit” for themselves following a stroke and allow them to more fully participate and contribute to their community during recovery.” (Rachel Jansen)

Trail Gymnastics Club Society
$2000 for “Gymnastics Participation Assistance”
“As a legacy initiative started with the Trail Athletic Association in affiliation with the United Way, The Trail Gymnastics Club Society continues to provide financial assistance for children who want to participate in gymnastics…By demonstrating assistance to others when needed, our hope is to build a strong, family orientated community through the positive experiences of our local area children of today.” (Trevor Markle)

Trail Historical Society
$1000 for “1961 World Hockey Championship Game Broadcast CD”
“This project will see the re-mastering of the final world championship game played by the 1961 Trail Smoke Eaters in Europe and replicated into a CD format in time for the 50th anniversary of the team winning the title for the second time. CD packaging will include archival photos and a brief history of the team and tournament.” (Sarah Benson)

Trail Maple Leaf Band
$3000 for “Equipment and Uniform Acquisition Project”
“The Trail Maple Leaf Band has been experiencing significant growth over recent years” with “membership currently over 40, aged from 15 to 90.” (Jennifer Cheveldave). This grant will assist the organization in properly outfitting its members and rounding out its musical sound.

The LeRoi Community Foundation is pleased to announce the financial support of Nelson & District Credit Union in the form of $2000 to the foundation for each new mortgage written in their Rossland Community Branch by November 16, 2010.

 “In recognition of  the  Credit Union’s 60th Anniversary, NDCU is pleased to contribute to an  initiative that  will  benefit  our  membership  and  our community  at  large,” stated Mark Martin,  Nelson &  District  Credit  Union  Board Member.

“The success of our Foundation is based on the strong support of our local community members and organizations,” shares Adam Monteith, Leroi Foundation Chair. “Nelson & District Credit Union continues to be a local organization focused on the needs of the community and we are very thankful for this opportunity to partner with them to continue the spirit of community giving that Credit Unions are known for.” The donation will sit in a Rossland fund administrated by the LeRoi Community Foundation.

Martin continues. “The  delicate  balance  between  helping  our  communities  and ensuring  financial  viability  for  our  Credit  Union is  not  taken  lightly. After much discussion, we are proud to announce that we’re able to contribute to such a worthwhile fund.”

“For  every  transferred  mortgage brought  to  Nelson  &  District  Credit  Union,  until November  16th,  2010,  we will contribute $2,000  to  the  Foundation.”  Brian Poch, Branch Manager for the Rossland Community Branch of Nelson & District Credit Union and LeRoi Director  adds, “We  hope  that  with  help  from local people seeking mortgages, we’ll  be  able  to  make a significant contribution! By bringing  your mortgage  to  us,  you’ll  strengthen  your  local  community  Credit Union and  help  grow this worthwhile fund.”

The “The Nelson & District Credit Union Rossland Fund”, which sits at over $30,000 is designated to support the community and interest proceeds are dispersed annually to Rossland-based, not-for-profit organizations.

The LeRoi Community Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the betterment of the Greater Trail area through a network of donors and co-operations. Their goal is to support charitable endeavours through funds donated and held in perpetuity. Founded in 2005, the Foundation has grown quickly from the original $10,000 donation to over $450,000.

For more information, visit the LeRoi Community Foundation website at

Nelson & District Credit Union is a community based financial organization with an asset size of over $160 million and three branches in Nelson, Rossland and on the East Shore. For more information, visit

For media inquiries, please contact:

Adam Monteith
Chair, LeRoi Community Foundation
Phone (250) 368-1443

Brian Poch
Branch Manager – Rossland
Nelson & District Credit Union
Phone (250) 362-7393

Doug Stoddart                                                    
Nelson & District Credit Union
Phone (250) 352-7207