12th Annual Awards Gala - Saturday April 6, 2013
The Quesnel Community Foundation continues to be a major supporter of the area’s non-profit sector, as it gave out $34,570 in grants at its Awards Gala Saturday night to 9 deserving local organizations. An additional $2400 was given to Island Mountain Arts from the Island Mountain Arts Agency Fund, for a total of $36,970. A further $13,030 will be awarded through scholarships and a second grant cycle later in the year for a total of $50,000.Grants were awarded to the following organizations:
Cariboo Ski Touring Club - $5,000 for grooming equipment presented by Martin Ellefson on behalf of the West Fraser Mills Ltd. Fund.
Quesnel Canoe Club - $5,000 for Club Boathouse presented by Peter Walsh on behalf of the Glenn and Loretta Barr Family Fund
Quesnel Seniors Centre Society - $5,000 for lighting modernization presented by Mary Sjostrom on behalf of the City of Quesnel Fund.
Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre - $5,000 for the Baker Creek Community Garden presented by John Massier on behalf of the Glenn and Loretta Barr Family Fund.
Quesnel & District Lawn Bowling Society - $2,070 for grounds repair presented by Laurey Ann Roodenberg and Jim Glassford on behalf of the City of Quesnel and the Cariboo Regional District Electoral Area A Funds.
BP Service Association - $5,000 for Camp Puntchesakut Rehabilitation - presented by Heloise Dixon Warren on behalf of the Cariboo Regional District Electoral Area B Fund
Spinal Cord Injury BC - $4,000 for Quesnel Peer Program –presented by Ed Coleman on behalf of the City of Quesnel Fund.
Baker Creek Enhancement Society - $2,000 for Nature Summer Camp – presented by John Matthews and Ken Richardson on behalf of the Keis and John T Richardson Family Funds.
Carson Elementary PAC - $1,500 for new kitchen equipment – presented by Katy Crofts on behalf of the Brian and Ann Rankin Family Fund.
Ashleigh Smith Memorial Award Fund - 2013 $700
Applicants may be up to 25 years of age. For more information, click here
Marilyn Heywood Memorial Fund - 2013 $250 Scholarship must be used within 12 months from September of graduating year. For more information, click here
Quesnel Woodlot Association - Ted Kennedy Memorial Award - 2013 - Two awards of $750 Scholarship must be used within 12 months from September of graduating year. For more information, click here
Megan Vaupel Memorial Award - 2013 $700 Scholarship must be used within 12 months from September of graduating year. For more information, click here
Our grant recipients are hard-working volunteer organizations doing great things in the community. Click on the names below for profiles of some of the groups we've given grants to in 2012:
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bouchie Lake Recreation Commission
Island Mountain Arts
Q&D Hospice Palliative Care Association
Quesnel Aquatic Club
Quesnel Pipes and Drums
Quesnel & District Lawn Bowling
St John the Divine Anglican Church
Gold Pan Home Emergency Response Society
Correlieu Secondary School
Parkland Community Association