- Kelowna, British Columbia
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The year 2017 marks Canada's 150th anniversary, or Sesquicentennial. With a gamut of events, performances, projects and initiatives planned to celebrate this milestone - how will you celebrate?
The Sesquicentennial provides an opportunity for us to reflect on where we've come from, celebrate who we are today and plan for our future. It's a year-long celebration beginning January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2017. We hope you'll take part in some aspect, large or small, through a Canada 150 program or initiative.
Causes we care about
Philanthropy and Capacity Building
Community and Economic Development
Things we’re involved with in the community
The Rubies from Reflections Dance Studio volunteer their time and smiles every year with the Salvation Army Kettle Bell Campaign. They really enjoy interacting with the public and the people donating love seeing the younger generation getting involved. So much joy for everyone, especially those who benefit from the campaign!! They are looking forward to doing it again this holiday season ❤️ #The Salvation Army Central Okanagan #WEareKelowna ##Canada150
#SimpleGenerosity: Community grant recipient Saanich Neighbourhood Place – Island Savings
This summer, Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union was proud to support Saanich Neighbourhood Place through a $50,000 community grant as part of our #SimpleGenerosity initiative – our way of celebrating #Canada150 and reinvesting in our local communities.
Celebrating Canada150 anniversary, the Canadian Ismaili Muslim community has pledged one million hours of voluntary service to improve the quality of life across the country. The Calgary contingent is aiming for 200,000 of those hours. Things just makes our heart soar!!!!!
The Invictus Games is an international multi-sport event, created by Prince Harry of Wales, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in adaptive sports. Hosted in Canada this year in honour of the Canada150 sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Thank you to all the volunteers and good luck to all the competing athletes!
Congratulations to today’s #SimpleGenerosity recipient from Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, Pat Besse! She’s donating $1,500 to the Fraser Canyon Hospice Society. For close to 20 years, Pat has been volunteering with the Fraser Canyon Hospice Society. Pat has been a resident of Hope for 41 years and has contributed to many events as an avid volunteer, including; dances and ball tournaments supporting Royal Canadian Legion, Director for Fraser Canyon Hospice, planning committee for the Palliative Wing, Camp Skylark Bereavement Camp for Children, Hospice Rest Area, Court Yard project, and fundraising dances for the Cancer Society. Her compassion and dedication to supporting the community by raising funds and awareness for local causes is remarkable. Pat leads by example and is passionate about the programs provided by the hospice society for residents in Hope.
Photo Contest for Youth!!!! Snap a pic of Doing Some Good in your community, post it on Volinspire and share what it means to give back. Each eligible story submission results in $20 donated from Volinspire to WE charity (up to $3,000). Prizes will be awarded to the three stories that receive the most votes on the Volinspire platform by October 11. 1st prize is a $1,000 donation to the charity of your choice. Don't forget to tag #WEareKelowna and encourage people to vote on your story! Don't forget to log your hours to count for the City of Kelowna's 150,000 challenge!!! Canada150 Full contest details: http://volinspire.com/u/WEareKel...
#SimpleGenerosity: Community grant recipient Foundry Kelowna | Valley First – Valley First
This summer, Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union was proud to support Foundry Kelowna through a $50,000 community grant as part of our #SimpleGenerosity initiative – our way of celebrating #Canada150 and reinvesting in our local communities.
Congratulations to today’s #SimpleGenerosity recipient from Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union, Robert McKie! He’s donating $1,500 to Victoria Scottish Community Centre Society. Robert has been volunteering with the Esquimalt Lions Club, Victoria Highland Games and Esquimalt Curling Club for a combined total of 70 years! He has been involved on the board of each organization for many years, allowing him to be instrumental in projects that he is truly passionate about in the community. Robert is eager to help out wherever possible and has a tough time saying no to these groups that are having such an amazing impact. He loves being involved and injecting his high energy to help make the projects and community thrive.
Wow! We are already up to 15,195 Hours!!!
Greatest thanks to our AMAZING PHENOMENAL FANTASTIC CARING DEVOTED Volunteers!!!!
2,288 January 2017 - Volunteer Pledge Hours
1,905 February 2017 - Volunteer Pledge Hours
2,060 March 2017 - Volunteer Pledge Hours
1,632 April 2017 - Volunteer Pledge Hours
2,143 May 2017 - Volunteer Pledge Hours
1,912 June 2017 - Volunteer Pledge Hours
1,638 July 2017 - Volunteer Pledge Hours
1,617 August 2017 - Volunteer Pledge Hours
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