Donation

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

 

A upside-down Christmas tree hangs from a 101’ ladder above Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s 2nd Street hall, where the department is chipping old trees by donation, Sunday, Jan. 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks fire department to chip Christmas trees by donation

Money raised will go toward the Grand Forks Fire/Rescue Association

 

From the left: Grand Forks Credit Union’s Tracy Noseworthy and Angie Hanlon present Boundary Community Food Bank President Mike Wakelin a $3,000 check Friday, Dec. 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks businesses donate thousands to food bank

Money will go toward next year’s food purchases

 

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
From the left: BC Ambulance Service’s Liam Mastre, Grand Forks RCMP Consts. Corey Phipps and Corey Flodell, paramedic Stephanie Clark. In back: Darcy Tiller. The first responders delivered more than 1,000 lbs. of groceries to the Boundary Food Bank Tuesday, Nov. 24. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks RCMP.

Grand Forks first-responders, union local come through for Boundary Food Bank

Huge quantities of food and cash donations have come just in time for the holidays

From the left: BC Ambulance Service’s Liam Mastre, Grand Forks RCMP Consts. Corey Phipps and Corey Flodell, paramedic Stephanie Clark. In back: Darcy Tiller. The first responders delivered more than 1,000 lbs. of groceries to the Boundary Food Bank Tuesday, Nov. 24. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks RCMP.
Donors are asked to contact program co-ordinator Darrell Hardy at 250-666-0451. File photo

Grand Forks’ Christmas hamper program collection donations until Nov. 30

The program has been helping those less fortunate in the community for the past 10 years

Donors are asked to contact program co-ordinator Darrell Hardy at 250-666-0451. File photo
Discover Border Country Realty owner Flec Demmon, left, and broker Sharon Marshall are collecting coats for kids at their Market Avenue office this Christmas. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks realtors forge ahead with “Coats for Kids” drive

Broker Sharon Marshall thanked the office’s community partners in an interview with The Gazette

Discover Border Country Realty owner Flec Demmon, left, and broker Sharon Marshall are collecting coats for kids at their Market Avenue office this Christmas. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
From the left: Grand Forks Realty’s Tammy Chembris, Cindy Anthony, Erica McCluney, Kenneth Dodds and Pete Vanjoff are collecting toys for children in need across the Boundary this Christmas. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Realty presses on with Toys for Kids drive despite pandemic

Broker Cindy Anthony is inviting people to drop off new toys until Dec. 15

From the left: Grand Forks Realty’s Tammy Chembris, Cindy Anthony, Erica McCluney, Kenneth Dodds and Pete Vanjoff are collecting toys for children in need across the Boundary this Christmas. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Extra Foods manager Steve Pike presented a whopping check and store gift cards to Allie Dickson, left, and Norma Busch, right, of the Boundary Women’s Coalition Monday, Oct. 5. (Laurie Tritschler/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks shoppers donate thousands to Boundary Women’s Coalition

Shoppers at Extra Foods contributed over $2,200 to the coalition during a July fundraiser

Extra Foods manager Steve Pike presented a whopping check and store gift cards to Allie Dickson, left, and Norma Busch, right, of the Boundary Women’s Coalition Monday, Oct. 5. (Laurie Tritschler/Grand Forks Gazette)
A Naloxone kit, which can help save the life of someone who is overdosing. (Black Press file photo)

GFCAT to host vigil for International Overdose Day

The vigil will be in Grand Forks City Park on Aug. 31.

  • Aug 27, 2020
A Naloxone kit, which can help save the life of someone who is overdosing. (Black Press file photo)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)