Happy Holidays from BC Interior Community Foundation

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.

Rugby Club Scholarship Fund

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!

Lillooet “At the Table” Workshop

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!

Give Today, Grow Tomorrow

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.





Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts – Endowed Interest

Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts - Cheque Presentation

Pictured: Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts President Carol Edwards (right) and Vice-President Annette Glover accept the KFPA’s 2017 endowment income from BC Interior Community Foundation Executive Director Rob Miller.

Big Thanks to Annette Glover and Carol Edwards of Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts for coming out to accept their Endowment Interest Cheque. We truly appreciate your contribution to the Arts in our community.  This wonderful arts organization has been in Kamloops since 1930 and continues to play a key role in supporting the development and education of many performers in our community.