Canadian Daughters League 2018 award recipients (from left): Jennifer Spurr, Lachelle Gibbons, Emma Hill and Rupert Love.

Canadian Daughters League Assembly donates $90,000 to North Island College students

Comox Valley students will benefit from an additional $90,000 in bursaries, thanks to the local assembly of the Canadian Daughters League.

“This very generous gift will support Comox Valley students for many years to come and transform lives through the power of education,” said Randall Heidt, executive director of the NIC Foundation and NIC’s vice president, strategic initiatives.

For more than two decades, the Canadian Daughters League has supported students through donations from their local, provincial and national assemblies.

“The Canadian Daughters spent many volunteer hours raising funds to support important community initiatives,” said Eleanor Shaw, past president of the Canadian Daughters League Assembly No. 6 in the Comox Valley. “Our mandate was to promote Canada and education, so we are proud to have created a permanent endowment with the NIC Foundation that will generate income every year to support Canadian students.”

Established in 1924, the Comox Valley Assembly of the Canadian Daughters League was part of a growing movement of 60 assemblies across Canada, stretching from Vancouver Island to Montreal. The Comox Valley Assembly disbanded, but their legacy and mandate continue through this important donation.

“The Assembly’s donation represents years of commitment,” said Heidt. “This endowment will support students in the name of the Canadian Daughters League Assembly No. 6 and their members will continue to support students far into the future.”

The NIC Foundation has been advancing student success, education and community growth through NIC for more than 25 years. It is dedicated to supporting NIC students through scholarships and bursaries, equipping classrooms with current technology and ensuring the best possible learning facilities are accessible across the region.

To donate to the NIC Foundation, or to learn how you can create a legacy endowment, visit https://foundation.nic.bc.ca/ or call 250-334-5085.

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