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Casorso kids give back

"Mr. Beaudry’s grade six students, at École Casorso Elementary, kicked off their summer vacation by giving back to their community. As part of their grade six social studies curriculum, students were tasked with researching local charitable organizations and how they aid the social well-being of their community.

Through research and class discussions, students determined that, this year, they would support the Canadian Cancer Society. Through a one-day, flash bake-sale, students were able to raise $1058.00. As a result, their donation will cover the costs of a one-night stay, for 19 different individuals, at the Southern Interior Rotary Lodge.

By paying it forward, the students’ hope to relieve some of the financial burden for those experiencing a difficult time. Furthermore, through their act of kindness, they hope to inspire others, their age, to give back in order to create a strong and healthy community." 


HEU for Period Promise

The local Hospital Employees Union got behind the United Way’s Period Promise campaign in a big way this spring. The group gathered period product donations this spring and delivered several giant boxes to the United Way offices. The products were delivered to the very appreciative H.O.P.E. Outreach and KARIS programs to distribute to their clients.
More details and pictures at: https://unitedwaysibc.com/heu-stands-behind-period-promise-campaign/
About Period Promise:

The Period Promise campaign is a United Way initiative. A local response to a global issue. The initiative is designed to reduce the isolation created by period poverty in our own neighbourhoods and to help end the stigma around periods. More info at: www.periodpromise.ca or www.uwlm.ca

ABOUT UNITED WAY Southern Interior BC:
United Way Southern Interior BC serves communities across the Okanagan, Columbia, Shuswap and Similkameen – formed by the merger of United Way CSO and United Way NOCS, United Way SIBC builds on over 65 years of community investment. Our mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. The United Way invests time and resources in three focus areas that support all that kids can be, move people from poverty to possibility and build healthy, strong communities.  For more information, visit www.unitedwaysibc.com or call 1-855-232-1321 or in the North Okanagan: 1-866-GIVE4UW.

Women Who Wine’s Gala!

On Friday June 14th , the Shuswap Women Who Wine Hosted their 4th quarterly Community Giving Event and raised $6,000 for three local organizations; the SAS Sullivan Wellness Centre, the Shuswap SPCA and the Shuswap Hospice Society.

The Event was held at the Ironwood Restaurant at Salmon Arm Golf Club and was attended by 60 members of the community. The Shuswap Women Who Wine would like to thank the staff at the Ironwood Restaurant and the
Salmon Arm Golf Club, “dj partico” Patrick Ryley for keeping us dancing until the wee hours of the morning, Recline Ridge Winery for sponsoring the event, and all members, attendees, and our special guest, Deputy Mayor, Louise Wallace Richmond, for making this Community Giving Event a success.

If you are interested in joining this monthly women’s networking group or would like to nominate a local
organization for a future event, please visit www.womenwhowine.ca, find us on Facebook or email [email protected]

Save the date for our next Community Giving Event on Friday, September 20th at Harpur Farm and Pumpkin Patch.


Mayor & Council to Donate

School lunch programs at all five area schools to get a boost after Mayor Christine Fraser, Township of Spallumcheen, was the successful recipient of a $1,500 Community Investment donation from FortisBC at the annual Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) Conference, held this year in Penticton, BC.

The generous donation of $1,500 from FortisBC was awarded through a booth draw at the conference for a Municipal Government to put towards a not-for-profit society within their community. Council deliberated at their Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting as to which community organization they could award the cheque to. After much deliberation, Council decided that the most important program is the school lunch program.

“We have so many deserving organizations within our community it was a tough decision to make,” said Mayor Fraser, “Council unanimously agreed that every child should have the opportunity to eat”. As the Township of Spallumcheen has five deserving schools, the $1,500 will be divvied up into in $300 increments to the Armstrong Elementary School, Highland Park Elementary School, Len W. Wood Middle School, Pleasant Valley Secondary School and the Seventh Day Adventist Junior Academy.

A cheque presentation from Mayor Christine Fraser and Spallumcheen Council, FortisBC and each school will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 9:00 am at the Township of Spallumcheen Municipal office at 4144 Spallumcheen Way, Spallumcheen, BC.

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