Charity and Donations

‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)

Painting ‘paw’-digy motivated by B.C. doggie treats

Nanaimo’s Foley Dog Treat Company partners with artistic pooch on charitable initiative

 

Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)

B.C. girl, 13, raises over $32K for BC Children’s Hospital, launches new raffle

Several hospital departments have benefitted from Sia Sidhu’s fundraising work in recent years

 

Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)

VIDEO: B.C. animal rehab centre offers chance to sponsor rescued Grand Forks bobcat

Tucker is doing well, but he will need a new enclosure

 

Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)

Blizzards forecast in BC in October – each raising funds for children’s hospital care

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day reset for Oct. 28 in province and across Canada

Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)
(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Credit union donates $50K to support B.C. wildfire victims

First West is also encouraging its members to donate to the cause

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4M donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supports three land purchases in the Strait of Georgia

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)
From the left: Boundary Community Food Bank (BCFB) president Mike Wakelin and Rockwool’s Jane McEwen hold up the company’s $8,250 cheque to the food bank at Rockwool’s Grand Forks office on Wednesday, March 24. Next to McEwan are BCFB board members Dean Scown and Maragret Dietrich. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks companies donate over $8,000 to Boundary Community Food Bank

Food Bank president Mike Wakelin thanked Grand Forks contributors Rockwool and Striker Industries

From the left: Boundary Community Food Bank (BCFB) president Mike Wakelin and Rockwool’s Jane McEwen hold up the company’s $8,250 cheque to the food bank at Rockwool’s Grand Forks office on Wednesday, March 24. Next to McEwan are BCFB board members Dean Scown and Maragret Dietrich. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Isabella GiaV ready to hit the slopes. (Contributed by Isabella GiaV)

Mighty moose ‘dragathon’ at Fernie raises funds for mental health awareness

Drag performers will be doing laps of the Mighty Moose at FAR next week to raise funds for the Elk Valley Suicide Taskforce

Isabella GiaV ready to hit the slopes. (Contributed by Isabella GiaV)
Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)

Retiring B.C. shoe store owner donates his entire inventory to Salvation Army

Shafi, 91, retires after more than 70 years in the business

Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)
Walkers across the Boundary raised over $22,000 for Boundary Family Services as part of the region’s first-ever Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) campaign, officially scheduled for last Saturday, Feb. 20. Photo: Laurie Tritschler, with permission of CNOY

Boundary braves Coldest Night of the Year walk-a-thon for area ‘homeless, hungry and hurting’

Proceeds from this year’s first-ever event will go towards Boundary Family Services

Walkers across the Boundary raised over $22,000 for Boundary Family Services as part of the region’s first-ever Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) campaign, officially scheduled for last Saturday, Feb. 20. Photo: Laurie Tritschler, with permission of CNOY
A snowy Market Avenue lies under the Coldest Night of the Year’s logo. Boundary Family Services is putting the event on across the Boundary this year on Saturday, Feb. 20. Landscape photo by Laurie Tritschler, overlaid with a poster published by Boundary Family Services

Boundary Family Services gearing up for Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser

This year’s event has been modified for COVID-safety, organizers say

A snowy Market Avenue lies under the Coldest Night of the Year’s logo. Boundary Family Services is putting the event on across the Boundary this year on Saturday, Feb. 20. Landscape photo by Laurie Tritschler, overlaid with a poster published by Boundary Family Services
Community Christmas Hamper Program co-ordinator Darrell Hardy poses for a snap at the Gospel Chapel gym Wednesday, Dec. 16. Hardy has run the program for the past two years. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

PHOTOS: The Community Christmas Hamper Program giveaway in pictures

Over 100 people who qualified picked up food hampers and toys at the Gospel Chapel Wednesday, Dec. 16

Community Christmas Hamper Program co-ordinator Darrell Hardy poses for a snap at the Gospel Chapel gym Wednesday, Dec. 16. Hardy has run the program for the past two years. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Volunteer Teresa Banks puts a food hamper on the table at the Gospel Chapel’s gymnasium in the lead up to the Community Christmas Hamper Program’s kick off Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Christmas Hamper Program kicks off at Gospel Chapel

City businesses and private residents donated enough food for around 200 hampers

Volunteer Teresa Banks puts a food hamper on the table at the Gospel Chapel’s gymnasium in the lead up to the Community Christmas Hamper Program’s kick off Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Board chair Dave Turner (left) and secretary Leigh Starchuk (right) of Community Futures Boundary hold up the board’s $8,000 check for holiday hamper programs across the Boundary Friday, Dec. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Community Futures Boundary donates to hamper programs

Donations aim to mitigate economic fallout of COVID-19

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Board chair Dave Turner (left) and secretary Leigh Starchuk (right) of Community Futures Boundary hold up the board’s $8,000 check for holiday hamper programs across the Boundary Friday, Dec. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Louise Heck (left) and Sharon Marshall are giving away winter wear at 162 72nd Ave until Saturday, Dec. 12. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Coats for Kids giveaway to go through Saturday

Winter wear is being offered, free of charge to anyone who needs it, at the Boundary Child Care Resource and Referral Centre

Louise Heck (left) and Sharon Marshall are giving away winter wear at 162 72nd Ave until Saturday, Dec. 12. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Iconic Salvation Army fundraiser faces increased demand, challenges due to COVID-19

Charity says it has not seen an increase in demand like this for decades

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Paramedic Will Rogers donates his pandemic pay to the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau Nov. 5. Rogers is challenging other front-line workers to donate their pandemic pay as well. (Photo: Submitted)

Paramedic donates pandemic pay to B.C. charity, challenges others to do same

Will Rogers gifts $2,000 each to Surrey Food Bank and Surrey Christmas Bureau

Paramedic Will Rogers donates his pandemic pay to the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau Nov. 5. Rogers is challenging other front-line workers to donate their pandemic pay as well. (Photo: Submitted)
A narwhal tusk that was donated to a Goodwill store in northwest Calgary this summer will soon be gifted to the Arctic Institute of North America (Hesam Rezaei)

Narwhal tusk discovered in Calgary Goodwill pile to be donated to university

The tusk had federal hunting tags from 1978 attached that say animal was harvested from the central Arctic

A narwhal tusk that was donated to a Goodwill store in northwest Calgary this summer will soon be gifted to the Arctic Institute of North America (Hesam Rezaei)
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Nelson Sheriff Rob Crowder accepts a $1,000 check to Cops for Kids, donated by Greenwood’s Royal Canadian Legion. Representing the Legion are Jacqui Walker, left, and Solange Jacob, right. (Submitted by Solange Jacob)

Greenwood Legion gives huge donation to Cops for Kids

The charity bike tour has cut back on riders in the COVID-19 pandemic

Nelson Sheriff Rob Crowder accepts a $1,000 check to Cops for Kids, donated by Greenwood’s Royal Canadian Legion. Representing the Legion are Jacqui Walker, left, and Solange Jacob, right. (Submitted by Solange Jacob)