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Posted: June 19, 2021

Kootenay Savings supports three local groups

With summer on the horizon, Kootenay Savings is providing a financial boost to community organizations throughout the Kootenays to help enrich the lives of residents across the region.

“Twice a year, in the spring and the fall, our Community Foundation receives many inspiring grant applications for community programs and projects that will benefit current and future generations in our area,” shared Aron Burke, Community Liaison for Kootenay Savings. “The diversity of applications this granting cycle was fantastic to see. There are a lot of dedicated groups out there devoting a ton of time and energy into building the kind of communities people want to be part of, and we’re thrilled to be able to support them in their work.”

This latest round of funding, totalling $48,250, will provide a boost to a wide array of initiatives throughout the Kootenays – providing school supplies and financial literacy education for students, upgrading search and rescue equipment, enhancing outdoor recreation areas and facilities, and many other worthy causes that help strengthen communities.

The 17 groups benefitting are:

Columbia Valley Search & Rescue – $2,000 for Radio Repeaters.

Kimberley Indoor Sports Centre Society – $5,000 for Energy-Efficient Lighting Installation.

Kimberley Nature Park Society – $2,000 for Southwest Passage Boardwalk Project.

Beaver Valley Curling Club – $5,000 for Kitchen Vent Fire Suppression Upgrade.

Camp Koolaree Society – $5,000 for Camp Washhouse Upgrades

Castlegar Snowmobile Association – $5,000 for New Groomer.

Holy Trinity Trail – $1,000 for Skool-Aid Program.

Junior Achievement BC – $3,000 for Bright Futures Education Program.

Kootenay Boundary Environmental Education -$2,500 for Outdoor Learning Classroom Kits.

Kootenay Robuster Dragon Boat Society – $3,750 for Christina Lake Boathouse.

Nelson Sno-Goers Association – $3,000 for Meadow Mountain Cabin Construction.

North Kootenay Lake Community Services – $1,000 for Child Car Seat Program.

Rotary Club of Nakusp – $5,000 for Nakusp Natural Adventure Park.

Selkirk Mountain Music Society – $1,000 for Mobile Community Stage.

St. Michael’s Kids Care Centre – $1,000 for Outdoor Learning Space.

Tadanac Residents Association – $1,000 for Reg Stone Playground Resurfacing.

Trail & District Chamber of Commerce – $2,000 for Kootenay Teen Chef Club.


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