Archive for May, 2016

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 08:05 AM
posted by: Louise McEwan

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2016 Spring Grant Recipients

Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 10:05 PM
posted by: Louise McEwan

Thank you to all the organizations who submitted a “Letter of Interest” for our spring grant cycle.   With requests for grants totalling $40,000 and only $10,500 to disburse,  we had to make some tough decisions. We wish we could have helped all of you.  The successful applicants and their projects are listed below.  Look for applications for our next grant cycle in October 2016.

Hope Air:  For “Flights of  Hope – BC Interior”  The grant will be used to provide flights to medical appointments for local families

Trail FAIR Society: “Youth Engagement”  A project that builds awareness and helps youth retain the messages about family and dating violence, suicide prevention and stress management

Wildsight: “Education in the Wild – Classroom with Outdoors Program”  provides fun and educational outdoor field trips that help local children connect with the natural environment. Check out their video: or website:

West Kootenay Brain Injury Association: “STRIVE Program” helps individuals develop the skills they need to remain independent in the community following a traumatic brain injury

Kootenay Columbia Trails Society: “New Upper Bluffs Trail” Grant will be applied to the construction of a new multi-use walking and mountain biking trail and will form part of the popular Bluff Trails network

Scouts Canada: “Camp Tweedsmuir Equipment and Safety” Purchase of equipment for upkeep of grounds and equipment to improve lighting and ventilation

VISAC Gallery: “Gallery Lighting Upgrade”  Upgrade of gallery lighting to better display art and provide colour-corrected and non-glare work and meeting spaces

Directors Laura Laratta and Shiela Williamson with 2016 Spring Grant Recipients

Directors Laura Laratta and Shiela Williamson with 2016 Spring Grant Recipients