- 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
It’s a #Canada150 piano in the park!! Sometimes doing good means changing the physical landscape. It’s been cool to see these pianos in Kelowna bring people together, create community interaction and celebrate local art and music. This is an initiative by Festivals Kelowna in partnership with the City of Kelowna, Disney Interactive and Keystone Music, with support from ambassadors like Kelowna Museums Society. Very cool!
Congratulations to today’s #SimpleGenerosity recipient from Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, Lee-Ann Donald! She’s donating $1,500 to New Life Community Kamloops. For over 8 years, Lee-Ann has served as a board member and Secretary for New Life Community Kamloops. She is involved on multiple committees, including founding the New Life Clinic that provides free dental and medical services for homeless individuals. In addition to her numerous responsibilities with New Life and a full time position as a paralegal, she always can be found organizing a bake sale, jeans day or other fundraising initiative to generate support for New Life projects. It’s clear that Lee-Ann is passionate about helping others and her enthusiasm is contagious.
Maxine, Branch Manager in Hope for Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union was proud to present the volunteer recognition award to Victor Smith and $1,500 to Hope Communities in Bloom as part of the SimpleGenerosity volunteer recognition program celebrating Canada150. Know a volunteer doing good work in your community? Nominate them on Volinspire today; http://bit.ly/2oKJmET
Vote now for Pacific Centre Family Services Association by selecting an emoji below! Winning the $50,000 SimpleGenerosity grant from Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union would support the Crime Reduction and Exploitation Diversion Program in the Capital Regional District. The goal of the program is to prevent youth involvement in gang activity by providing targeted intervention and support to youth at high risk of gang involvement, youth displaying gang-related behaviours and youth who are gang-entrenched. Funding is critical to sustainability and building a model with other agencies and institutions in the area to support youth and families in finding safe and healthy ways to manage through the increasing challenges associated with youth gang influences. Thank you for helping us celebrate Canada150 and strengthening our communities with SimpleGenerosity!
Vote now for Henning Emergency Clinic of Kindness (H.E.C.K. Dental Clinic) by selecting an emoji below! Winning the $50,000 SimpleGenerosity grant from Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union and Enderby & District Financial, a division of First West CU would allow HECK Clinic to help marginalized individuals, low income families, fixed income seniors, those with Ministry Assistance, as well as the homeless and working poor who reside within the South Okanagan. The clinic provides emergency dental treatment for issues causing pain or infection when lack of finances prevents them from seeking treatment at traditional dental offices. The clinic has been operating since March 2014 and they have treated over 800 patients. This access to services allows patients to receive the emergency care they need so they can return to work sooner and avoid taking addictive ongoing pain medication. Thank you for helping us celebrate Canada150 and strengthening our communities with SimpleGenerosity!
Congratulations to today’s #SimpleGenerosity recipient from Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, Rob Ross! He’s donating $1,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. With over 40 years of volunteering, Rob is the longest standing volunteer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. He has been matched as a Big Brother for 12 children over the years and has always made sure his Little Brothers and their families felt supported. Through Rob’s consistent individual attention, many Little Brothers were deterred from pursuing at-risk behaviours that may have lead to committing crime later in life. Rob has served as a member of the board as well President and his commitment to the organization and helping youth is inspiring.
The team from Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union was all smiles as they presented $1,500 to the Penticton Soupateria as part of the SimpleGenerosity volunteer recognition program celebrating Canada150. Know a volunteer doing good work in your community? Nominate them on Volinspire today; http://bit.ly/2ouTm67