It was a record-setting year for the Quesnel Community Foundation in terms of providing grants to community groups in the area.
They were awarded late last week.
President Bob Salmons has the details.
“It was a very good night actually, we were able to give funding to 24 different organizations to a total of just under 141 thousand dollars. We had a lot of happy people.”
Both of those numbers were new records.
The Foundation handed out just over 100 thousand dollars last year, which was also a record.
Salmons says they had some larger grants this year as well.
“$12,000 to the Kersley Community Association to install some equipment at the community playground, 12 thousand for the Canadian Mental Health Association, $11,000 for the Back Country Horsemen for a campground enhancement project, picnic tables and fire pits, and 10 thousand to the Quesnel Arts Council to purchase banners and murals for their 50th anniversary.”
Salmons says the endowment fund is now up over 4.1 million dollars.
It is the revenue generated from that that goes out to the community each year.
Salmons says their big fundraiser isn’t until the end of the year now, but he says they are always accepting donations.
FULL LIST OF GRANT RECIPIENTS
768 Squadron Air Cadets (Classroom Upgrade) $4,800
Amata Transition House (Event) $3,000
Back Country Horsemen (Campground Enhancement) $11,000
Baker Creek Enhancement Society (Air Quality Monitoring) $4,500
Barkerville Heritage Trust (Virtual School Programming) $10,000
Bouchie Lake Community Association (Food Storage) $3,000
Canadian Mental Health Association (Mental Health Supports) $12,000
Cariboo Ski Touring Club (BC Winter Games Preparation at Hallis Lake) $6,000
Gavin Lake (Grade 6 Fall Program) $7,210
Island Mountain Arts (The Roost Studio & The Nest) $8,000
Kersley Community Association (Park Playground Project) $12,000
Literacy Quesnel Society (Promotional Outreach Materials) $2,830
NCAMA-FARMED (Signage) $7,415
North Cariboo Seniors Council (Food Containers-Meal Delivery) $1,600
Quesnel & District Hospice (2 Stryker Palliative Mattresses) $6,000
Quesnel Arts Council (50th Anniversary Banners & Murals)
Quesnel Downtown Association (Gold Dust Mall Enhancement) $1,100
Quesnel Festival of Performing Arts (Annual Festival) $2,500
Quesnel Pride Society (LBTQ2S Community Support) $3,500
Quesnel Rivers Archers (Target Butt Replacement) $3,900
Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club (Hosting Zone 8 Championships) $7,500
Quesnel Womens Resource Centre (Making Connections 2023 Event) $5,000
Rotary Club of Quesnel (Storage Container) $6,340
Special Olympics of BC (Shelter Tents) $1,775