2017 Canada 150 Grant Recipients

In 2017, the Comox Valley Community Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada were pleased to give away $15,000 in grants to 5 Comox Valley organizations. Here are the recipients:



Harry Panjer, (CVCF), Anna Rambow and Wendy Nixon, CV Community Arts Council.

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Community Arts Council

Grant Amount: $3,400.00

Description: Building the HeART of the Community: Free Art Programming.



Harry Panjer, (CVCF), John and Leslie King, Lisa McCollum, Treasurer, (Fanny Bay Community Association.)

Grant Recipient: Fanny Bay Community Association

Grant Amount: $2,500.00

Description: Fanny Bay Heritage Day: Dinner and dance featuring the culture and heritage of Fanny Bay residents in September 2017.

Harry Panjer (CVCF,) Natalie Jones, donor and Anna Rambow, Events and Outreach Coordinator AND Michelle Willard, Executive Director, Cumberland and District Historical Society.

Grant Recipient: Cumberland and District Historical Society

Grant Amount: $3,500.00

Description: Japanese Canadian Families: commemorative events and initiatives to correspond with the 75th anniversary of the forced ending of the Japanese Canadian Community


Harry Panjer (CVCF,) donors John and Leslie King and Jackie Hipwell, Treasurer, Denman Island Seniors and Museum Society

Grant Recipient: Denman Seniors and Museum Society

Grant Amount: $3,560.00

Description: Denman Island Museum Oral History Project.


Harry Panjer (CVCF,) donors John and Leslie King and Grant Schilling, Get on Board Youth.

Grant Recipient: Get on Board Youth

Grant Amount: $2,040.00

Description: Skateboard Building for At-Risk Youth.