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.