- 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
Congratulations to today’s #SimpleGenerosity recipient from Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, Leslie Abramson! She’s donating $1,500 to the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen. Leslie has been a volunteer with the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen since it was chartered in 1992. The Rotary Club hosts numerous free community events each year and Leslie is the key organizer and facilitator for many of them. Her creativity, organizational skills, energy and enthusiasm combined with her can do attitude motivates not only members of the club but community volunteers as well. Leslie’s passion and commitment is apparent and she always has a smile on her face and love in her heart for her community. Leslie’s volunteer efforts surpass Rotary and extend to The Delta Police Foundation, Harbor Commission and Harry Jerome Track Meet.
Here’s a Notable Nomination from Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union! A round of applause for #SimpleGenerosity nomination for Alison Howard. Alison has been volunteering with the Delta Life Skills Society since its inception over 25 years ago and currently holds the position of President. The focus of the society is to enhance the quality of life for children and youth with special needs by helping them to develop life skills and creating interactions within the community. Alison has a motto - do it right or don't do it at all. She is never satisfied with the status quo and is always trying to make things better. Thank you for inspiring us!
Congratulations to our recent #SimpleGenerosity recipient from Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, Bob McCoubrey! He’s donating $1,500 to the Central Okanagan Community Farm Society. Bob has played a key role in the start-up of COCFS – an organization committed to growing food in the valley for those in need of fresh produce. Their mantra is “Grow. Feed. Teach” and Bob donates hundreds of hours each year to ensuring the farm’s success. Last year they donated 20,000 pounds of produce to local charities and food banks. Bob encourages volunteers from all walks of life, cultures and backgrounds to participate. He has brought Syrian refugees in to benefit from the program as well as students, children, single mothers, families, seniors as well as clients from the John Howard Society of Central and South Okanagan and Karis Support Society.
A Notable Nomination from Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union! We’re recognizing #SimpleGenerosity nomination for John Lemond. John is an accomplished member of the Mission Search and Rescue team and volunteers over 300 hours each year towards rescue calls, mentoring team members and the operations and programs for the team. He is seen as a strong leader by the member volunteers and sets a positive example of selflessness, courage and perseverance. Thank you for inspiring us!
#SimpleGenerosity: Community grant recipient Just Breathe | Envision Financial – Envision Financial
This summer, we were proud to support Just Breathe benefiting Camp Goodtimes from the Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. & Yukon Division through a $50,000 community grant. It was all part of #SimpleGenerosity – our way of celebrating #Canada150 and reinvesting in our local communities. Don’t forget, our #SimpleGenerosity volunteer awards are running all year long! Nominate a volunteer in your community and they could be eligible to make a $1,500 donation to the non-profit or charity that means the most to them: http://bit.ly/2ftAHrC. 'The Healer' footage used with permission.
Congratulations to our recent #SimpleGenerosity recipient from Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union, Jane Wolverton! She’s donating $1,500 to The Galiano Club. For the past 14 years, Jane has been volunteering with the Galiano Club and playing a key role in many events for the community organization. She helped create a food program to improve food security on the island - breaking down isolation and barriers and passing on skills. The program took off and now touches almost everyone on the island - community pot lucks to school food programs, soup luncheons to meals for those in need, and growing, gleaning and seed saving. Jane truly enjoys building teams and believes in people's capacity to change and grow. Thank you for inspiring us, Jane!
Here’s a Notable Nomination from Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union! Kudos to #SimpleGenerosity nomination for David Best. David volunteers hundreds of hours each year with the Victoria Marine Rescue Society and the Victoria Urban Search & Rescue. The Victoria Marine Rescue is a dedicated volunteer group that provides year round emergency search and rescue services in the Victoria waterfront area and the Victoria Urban Search and Rescue is available to respond to structural collapse events within the city. Thank you for inspiring us!
Here’s a Notable Nomination from Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union! Two thumbs up to #SimpleGenerosity nomination for Pat Besse. For close to 20 years, Pat has been volunteering with the Fraser Canyon Hospice Society. Pat is an avid volunteer and 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. Thank you for inspiring us!
Congratulations to our recent #SimpleGenerosity recipient from Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, Dino Gini! He’s donating $1,500 to Okanagan College Foundation Basketball Society. Dino played a role in creating the Basketball Society and has coached basketball in Kelowna for over 25 years. He developed the program to provide opportunities for local players to compete at the next level without having to leave the community or province. Dino has always had a passion for basketball and he works hard to instill that passion in others and motivate youth in our community. Know a volunteer doing good work in your community? Nominate them on Volinspire today: http://bit.ly/2ouTm67 #Canada150