Representatives from the Comox Valley Community Foundation present an award to Robert Burns (second from right) and Randy James (right) for $24

Foundation distributes funds

More than $118K in grants doled out

  • Jan. 19, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Erin Haluschak

Record Staff

With the largest amount of funds distributed throughout the Comox Valley community to date, 20 local organization are able to grow and offer more to their members thanks to the Comox Valley Community Foundation.

Thursday at the Comox Valley Recreation Centre, CVCF awarded more than $118,000 in grants to various groups during their annual community enrichment awards ceremony.

“(The money) is literally going to make this a better community,” said Norm Carruthers, president and MC for the ceremony.

The foundation, established in 1996, administers 75 funds and has endowments of more than $5 million.

Eligible applicants must be registered charities or qualified donees and must demonstrate fiscal responsibility and effective management.

The foundation considers applications in five fields: arts and culture; environment; seniors; health and welfare and education and youth.

2015 Recipients

• Black Creek Community Association $1,500

• Comox Valley Community Adult Literacy & Learning Society – $3,500

• Comox Valley Archives & Museum Society – $1,500

• Comox Senior Centre Association – $1,500

• Comox Valley Community Arts Council – $3,000

• Comox Valley Food Bank Society – $4,000

• Comox Valley Hospice Society – $16,000

• Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association – $3,000

• Comox Valley Special Olympics – $24,000

• Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society – $5,660

• Comox Valley Wheelchair Sports Society – $8,064

• Courtenay Recreational Association – $16,000

• Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary School – $1,425.85

• Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park Association – $4,000

• Glacier View Lodge Society – $5,000

• Hornby Island Education Society – $3,000

• Scouts Canada – Camp Gilwell – $4,000

• Sid Williams Theatre Society – $5,000

• The Canadian Red Cross Society – $5,305

• Union Bay Community Club and Recreation Association – $3,000.

See Thursday’s Record for a special photo page of the event.


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