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Fall 2015 Grant Recipients

Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 09:11 PM
posted by: Louise McEwan

Thank you to everyone who attended the Wills and Estate Planning information session and presentation of the fall grants.  A special thanks to Jessica Sperry, Associate at McEwan Law Co.

The well-attended event gave everyone the opportunity to mingle, make connections, and learn about the diverse projects that make our community a great place to live.

We also announced the creation of a new endowment fund, “Kootenay Columbia Trails for Tomorrow Fund”.  This fund will benefit the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society  for years to come.  Thank you KCTS.

LCF announced $13,000 in grants at the event . Recipients were:

School District No. 20 (Kootenay Columbia) Webster PAC for its intermediate playground improvement project

Special Olympics BC – Trail for its new curling program

Village of Warfield Enhancement Society (WaVES) for “Bridging the Technology Gap” – “an intergenerational project that will pair teens with adults in a learning experience”

Trail and District Public Library for a Junior Book Club – an “enhanced literacy program to encourage and support the love of books and reading”

FAIR (Trail Family and Individual Resource Center) for its Kootenay Dental Access program – “to help people living in poverty to have healthier lives by having healthier mouths”

CBAL (Columbia Basin Alliance for Literarcy) for Parent Night Out Workshops – workshops that
“promote the importance of a healthy early childhood development…and early literacy in the home”

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) BC Society for Trail “keeping it REAL” drug prevention program

Picture below are LCF Chair Louise McEwan and LCF Grant Committe Chair Laura Laratta with some of the grant recipients.

2015 fall grant recipients