Archive for October, 2014

Planned Giving Seminar November 12, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 09:10 PM
posted by: Louise McEwan

November 14, 2014 is National Philanthropy Day. To mark the substantial contribution that charitable giving makes to our community, the LeRoi Community Foundation is co-hosting a “Planned Giving Seminar” in conjunction with Canaccord/MP Wealth Advisory and Kootenay Savings Credit Union.  If you have ever thought about leaving a legacy for your community through planned giving, you won’t want to miss this seminar.

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Place: VISAC Gallery (Trail BC) (Map)

Time: Seminar begins at 7:00pm , but we’ll be there at 6:30pm to greet you! Refreshments to follow.

RSVP: Louise McEwan at, or 250-364-1781. We hope you will join us.

2014 Fall Grant Cycle

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 10:10 AM
posted by: Louise McEwan

The LeRoi Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Fall Grant Cycle. The Grants Committee looks forward to receiving grant requests that meet the Foundation’s guidelines. Please complete and submit  the downloadable form:  ”Letter of Interest with Guidelines for Grant Seekers”.

Closing date for applications is November 6, 2014.

Letter of Interest with Guidelines for Grant Seekers

Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year part of national campaign

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 @ 08:10 AM
posted by: Louise McEwan

Year-long campaign introduces Canadians to local heroes from 191 communities – including ours!

The foundation of my community starts with you – and me.

That’s the simple, yet powerful, message at the heart the 191 community foundations across Canada. The campaign’s goal: to celebrate the way our communities shape who we are, and to recognize the role we have in giving back to those communities.

“We want to ignite the passion we know Canadians feel for their communities. We’re not asking for anything except awareness – and hopefully engagement,” says Forrest Drinnan, past-president of the LeRoi Community Foundation.

The year-long awareness campaign includes a series of print, broadcast and online messages, each featuring Canadians who embody the concept of ‘Community Makes You. You Make Your Community.’

“Our campaign salutes Canadians all across the country who are making their homes better places to live. They are at the heart and soul of our communities and we want to celebrate them – and the role they play,” says Ian Bird, President of Community Foundations of Canada, the network for Canada’s community foundation movement.

The campaign’s centerpiece is a spoken word-style Community Foundation “Anthem” created to capture the dedication and determination of the people behind Canada’s community foundation movement.

“This campaign has been powered by community champions every step of the way – from the companies that developed the concept and filmed our television spot, to the local businesses right here in Trail who partnered with us on our billboard, to the stars of our ad – who are on the front lines in our communities each and every day,” says  Drinnan. “So many Canadians have donated their time and expertise to making this happen – and we’re just getting started!”

Every month more Canadians will be added to the campaign’s website, including Trail’s own Tom McEwan who was recognized locally as the 2014 Trail/Warfield citizen of the year for his lifetime of dedication and service to the community.

Click here to listen to the Community Foundation “Anthem”.

To learn more about Community Foundations, please visit Community Foundations Canada.

LeRoi Community Foundation's "Community Champion" billboard

Local billboard features Tom McEwan, a LeRoi Community Foundation “community champion”.  The LeRoi thanks Community Foundations Canada and  local businesses Mike Hockley Photo, Now Advertising and Speedpro Signs for their assistance with the billboard.

LeRoi helps fund Sunningdale Trail

Thursday, October 2, 2014 @ 08:10 AM
posted by: Louise McEwan
Photo credit: Trail Daily Times

Photo courtesy of The Trail Daily Times

The Foundation was pleased to help the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society with funding for the development of the Sunningdale trail, that links to the Miral Heights trail. The combined trails cover approximately 6 kilometers of terrain, providing spectacular views of the majestic Columbia River and surrounding mountains. The trails are popular year round, especially in the spring when conditions are less favorable on trails at higher mountain elevations. The City of Trail, Teck Trail Operations, and Columbia Basin Trust  Community Initiatives Program (Trail) also contributed to the project.
For more information on local trails, please visit the website of the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society at