What a wonderful present senior Kamloops resident Tina Cole received over the Holidays – as a mobility impaired senior, she was housebound after her previous mobility scooter died and was not able to be repaired. Through the Kamloops Senior Citizens Housing Society Fund the BC Interior Community Foundation was able to provide Tina with a new scooter to help her get around.
Tina Cole on her new mobility scooter next to BC Interior Community Foundation Executive Director Rob Miller.
Happy Holidays from the BC Interior Community Foundation! Yesterday we were so pleased to visit BIG Little Science Centre, the Centre for Seniors Information – CSI Kamloops, and Kamloops Music Collective to distribute funding in support of their wonderful work in our communities.
$5000 cheque presented by BC Interior Community Foundation President Hugh Fallis to Gord Stewart of the Big Little Science Centre. These funds are generously provided by The Stollery Charitable Foundation Fund. — with BIG Little Science Centre.
$3500 cheque presented by BC Interior Community Foundation President Hugh Fallis to Brenda Prevost Executive Director of the Centre for Seniors Information. These funds, provided through the Kamloops Seniors Citizens Housing Society Fund, will be used for the purchase of seniors mobility equipment. — with Centre for Seniors Information – CSI Kamloops.
$3600 cheque presented by BC Interior Community Foundation Executive Director Robert Miller to the Kamloops Music Collective Whole Note Program, which provides full scholarships for Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music (KISSM). This support was made possible through the generosity of the Lloyd and Rae Nixon Fund. — with Kamloops Music Collective in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Paddy Harrington & the Kamloops Rugby Club have raised over $1300.00 for their Scholarship Fund! (pictured: Rugby Club representatives Paddy Harrington(left) & Brian Mackinnon(right), along with BCICF Executive Director Rob Miller (centre). Congratulations to the Rugby Club for all they do for education & recreation in our community!
BCICF Chair Hugh Fallis with Marianne & her team during our the recent visit to Lillooet on Sunday, November 4, 2018, for the “At the Table” Workshop. Over 50 participants collaborated on identifying: Challenges, Causes and Potential Solutions to shared concerns among local/regional Not-For-Profit organizations in the District of Lillooet.
The Lillooet team identified their goals for the event as facilitation of better sharing of resources in the future, supporting capacity building in the non-profit sector, and better cooperation and communication between local organizations. The BCICF was pleased to participate, share information about our granting protocols and provide some of the facilitation duties. Congratulations to Marianne and her team for their leadership and vision!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our Give Today, Grow Tomorrow Fundraising Dinner. We are truly grateful for your support, and we hope everyone had a wonderful time. Special Congratulations to Denise for winning the Rocky Mountaineer Trip!
Thank you to our wonderful community partners who provided amazing silent auction and bucket draw items. We are truly grateful for all of your support.