Funded Projects


Since 2002, over $432,335 has been given out to deserving local initiatives through grants, scholarships and agency funds.

Click here for a link to all of the projects we've funded since we began. 

If your group or association has a project in mind that is in need of funding, consider the Foundation - click on the “How to Receive Grants” tab


2016 Grant Awards

A special word from Todd Doherty, MP:

Quesnel Community Foundation Awards
Statements By Members

April 18th, 2016 / 2 p.m.




T,20,68,20_q85.jpgodd Doherty Cariboo—Prince George, BC

Mr. Speaker, as the member of Parliament for Cariboo-—Prince George, I have the honour of hearing about organizations in my riding that are truly remarkable.

I would like to say a big congratulations to the 15 recipients of the 2016 Quesnel Community Foundation Awards: the Alex Fraser Park Society, Baker Creek Gymkhana Club, Cariboo Hoofbeats Assisted Activity Program Society, Gavin Lake Forest Education Society, Island Mountain Arts, Lightning Creek Ski Club, Old Age Pensioners Organization Golden Center, Q City Singers, Quesnel Barrel Racers, Quesnel Curling Club, Quesnel Partnership for Student Nutrition, Quesnel Search & Rescue Society, Quesnel SPCA, Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club, and the Quesnel Youth Association.

I would like to extend a big thanks to all of the people involved. The time and effort they give is an inspiration to others and makes our communities a better place to live.

A huge thanks and congratulations from Ottawa to Quesnel.


Our first award went to Alex Fraser Park Society - $5,000 for the purchase of a livestock pen shelter.

On behalf of Sustaining Partner Go-Fer Contracting & Disposal, presenting the award is Dwayne Sales, right.

Receiving for Alex Fraser Park Society is Greg Brink.



Baker Creek Gymkhana Club - $3,000 towards repairs to their Gymkhana grounds. 

Representing the Walsh Family Fund, this award was presented by long-serving Grants Committee member Peter Walsh, right.

Receiving for Baker Creek Gymkhana is Roy Juliusson.



Cariboo Hoofbeats Assisted Activity Program Society, CHAAPS for short - $1,200 for coloured bending poles and bases.

Presenting the award is Foundation supporter and former coordinator Cathy Briggs; accepting on behalf of CHAAPS is Nancy Last, left.



Gavin Lake Forest Education Society- $2,000 towards a bouldering cave climbing wall.

Due to family illness, Camp Manager Mike Tudor had to cancel at the last minute, so receiving on behalf of Gavin Lake is Matt Ketchum, new member of our Grants Committee who will be their ongoing Foundation liaison

Presenting the award is our Grants chair and President, Bob Lebeck, right.



Island Mountain Arts  - $4,000 for Restoration of their storage facilities

Presenting the award is local artist and past Foundation Director Ellen Facey; receiving for Island Mountain Arts is Josh Trotter-Wanner


Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year Lightning Creek Ski Club - $2,500 towards the expansion of their Alpine Program.

Presenting the award is Dan Canuel, soon-to-be-retiring Foundation Director and long-serving Grants Committee member.

With most of the board members of LCSC attending an out-of-town race meeting, Dwayne Sales accepted the award on their behalf.


Old Age Pensioners Organization, Branch 77 - $2,000 to purchase a sliding door commercial refrigerator.

Presenting the award is Sheri Coles, left, our other soon-to-be-retiring Foundation Director and long-serving Grants Committee member.

Receiving for the OAPO is Sally Service.


Q City Singers - $1,500 toward the purchase of a pian.

Presenting the award is Mary Sjostrom, left, a member of our founding Steering Committee back in 2001 and a Foundation supporter ever since.

Receiving for Q City Singers is Ingrid Marshall.



Quesnel Barrel Racing Association - $1,500 to help purchase an arena groomer. 

On behalf of Sustaining Partner Fraserview Pharmacy, presenting the award are Wayne and Helen Boudreau.

Receiving for Quesnel Barrel Racers is Lori Carifelle



Quesnel Curling Club - $10,000 toward their Dehumidifier Replacement Project.

This is our first-ever $10,000 award, and to present, we have our first-ever President, Brian Rankin, right.

Receiving for Quesnel Curling Club is Blair Hedden



Quesnel Partnership for Student Nutrition - $10,000 towards Equipment Replacement for their school Breakfast Programs

Presenting our second-ever $10,000 award is another member of our founding Steering Committee, and our second-ever President, Bob Norman.

Receiving for the Partnership is Christy Kennedy.



Quesnel Search and Rescue Society - $3,500 to purchase new GPS units.

Presenting the award is long-time Foundation supporter Joan Warden (husband Phil was unable to attend).

Receiving for Search and Rescue is Bob Zimmerman.



Quesnel SPCA - $5,000 in support of their revenue-generating Recycling Program. 

On behalf of Sustaining Partner, Quesnel-Cariboo Observer is Karen Powell, left.

Receiving for the SPCA is Colby O’Flynn.



Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club - $3,400 toward a new Competition Crank Beam.

On behalf of Sustaining Partner West Park Dental is Branko Cervienka.

Receiving for club ate Elizabeth Floyd, left, and Marlene Higgins.



Quesnel Youth Soccer Association - $6,000 toward Handicap Accessibility improvements.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the indoor facility.

Presenting our final award for 2016, on behalf of the Dan Alexander Memorial Fund, is Sue Alexander

Receiving for QYSA are Gilbert Schotel and Shannon Wilwand