Our Spring Granting program has made a significant impact this year, with over $47,000 donated to 17 remarkable charitable organizations. One initiative that has us particularly thrilled is our new Environmental Impact Fund. Established in 2022 by Fearon and Richard Blair at BCICF, this fund aims to prevent further environmental damage, mitigate negative impacts on people and animals, and provide relief and assistance for environmental incidents within our Foundation’s area of service.

We’re proud to announce that the Grasslands Conservation Council, Blackpool Fire + Rescue, and BC Wildlife Federation are among the well-deserving recipients of this year’s grants.

Pictured below is board members Karl Stegemann and Jacquie Brand presenting cheques to the Grasslands Conservation Council.

In addition, we are honoured to have supported other outstanding organizations including the Merritt Dance Society, Four Paws Food Bank Foundation, Kamloops Naturalist Club, Kamloops Brain Injury Association, SWIMS – Society for Wellness, Instruction & Mobility through Swimming, BGC Kamloops (formerly Boys & Girls Club of Kamloops), Big Bear Child & Youth Advocacy Centre, Kamloops-Cariboo Regional Immigrants Society, Kamloops International Buskers Festival Society, Project X Theatre Productions, Kamloops Film Society, BC Old Time Fiddlers Association, Lillooet & District Rescue Society and the Kamloops Players Society.

Together, we’re making a positive impact on our environment, communities, and the lives of people and animals. Thank you to our donors, granting committee and everyone involved for their incredible work and dedication!

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