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Trail Art Gallery Among Kootenay Savings Foundation Grant Recipients

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Sarah Barr and Sharon Roberts, VISAC Gallery with Shelly Martin, KSCU Marketing Department. Photo: Submitted
Ruth Hackett of the Passmore Public Hall Association and Amy Bell, KSCU Kaslo/South Slocan Branch Manager.Ruth Hackett of the Passmore Public Hall Association and Amy Bell, KSCU Kaslo/South Slocan Branch Manager.
Peggy Vayro, KSCU Salmo Branch with Abra Brynne and Marya Skrypiczajko of the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council.  Photo: SubmittedPeggy Vayro, KSCU Salmo Branch with Abra Brynne and Marya Skrypiczajko of the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council. Photo: Submitted
Andrew Creighton of the Nelson Community Food Center with Amy Bell, KSCU Branch Manager for Kaslo/South Slocan.Andrew Creighton of the Nelson Community Food Center with Amy Bell, KSCU Branch Manager for Kaslo/South Slocan.

The Kootenay Savings Credit Union (KSCU) community foundation recently announced $65,000 in new grants.

“There are so many amazing community initiatives going on across our region right now, and the diversity of applications this grant round was great to see,” shares Aron Burke, KSCU Community Liaison Officer.

“We know how much time, effort and energy goes into helping to make our communities stronger and places to live more inclusive, and we are so happy and proud to be able to support this work.”

In addition to recent grants, the foundation has also awarded $58,450 in scholarships and sponsorship of summer camps to help local high school and post-secondary students pursue their dreams and goals.

The 25 organizations benefiting from this latest round of funding include:

West Kootenay

Beaver Valley golf society $3,000 for restaurant and pro shop repairs;

VISAC Art Gallery $1,000 for a new small oven;

Trail Room $2,500 for the Kootenay Teen Chef Club;

Sanctuary Pre-teen Center $2,500 for life skills program;

Take A Hike Foundation $1,500 West Kootenay Education;

Rossland Arena Society $2,500 for concession improvements;

Rossland Library $2,000 for after-school programs and book club;

Rossland Scouts $2,500 for hall repairs;

Passmore Public Hall Association $5,000 for site upgrade;

Salmo Valley Trail Society $2,500 for trail expansion;

Nelson Community Food Center $5,000 for kitchen renovations;

Central Kootenay Council $1,100 to update the food and farm directory;

Dark Water Dragons (Kaslo) $1,000 for UV protection shirts;

Kaslo Curling Club $1,000 for ice maintenance and improvements;

JV Humphries $700 for Kaslo Outdoor Shelter/Classroom;

Lardeau LINKS Society $2,000 for new electronics;

Nakusp Youth Society $1,200 for summer recreation for youth;

Slocan Park Hall Society $2,500 for building improvements;

Valhalla Foundation for Ecology $8,900 to build trails accessible to people with disabilities.

East Kootenay:

Summit society (Cranbrook) $2,000 for a men’s support group;

Spark Society for Youth (Kimberley) $1000 Youth Food Club;

Kimberley Gymnastics Club $5,000 for reconstruction and daycare;

Kimberley Public Library $2,000 for improved shelving;

Peaks Gymnastics (Invermere) $5,000 for a training center;

Lake Windermere Lions Club $2,000 Development of a campground.

Since its inception in 2000, the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation has invested millions of dollars in nonprofit cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health and social projects and initiatives in the Kootenays.

Kootenays District and Trail Arts Council