2018 Community Enrichment Recipients

In 2018, the Comox Valley Community Foundation was pleased to give a total of $164,779.00 in grants to the following:

Catherine Manson (Courtenay Elementary School) and Judith Marriott (Courtenay Rotary, President)

Grant Recipient: Courtenay Elementary School

Grant Amount: $799.00

Description: To purchase a propane BBQ for Cooking Up Connections Program 

This grant is supported by the following funds; Rotary Club of Courtenay Foundation Fund  

Arzeena Hamir (Georges P Vanier Garden Project) and Judith Marriott (Courtenay Rotary, President)

Grant Recipient: Georges P. Vanier School

Grant Amount: $2,500.00

Description: To assist Vanier Educational Garden Enhancement Project in building a cob oven, compost system, produce washing station and upgrades to the greenhouse and beds.

This grant is supported by the following funds; Rotary Club of Courtenay Foundation Fund  

Roger Kishi (M'akola Housing Society) and Judith Marriott (Courtenay Rotary, President)

Grant Recipient: M'akola Housing Society 

Grant Amount: $2,500.00

Description: To help the Braidwood Project purchase stoves, fridges and communal laundry

This grant is supported by the following funds; Rotary Club of Courtenay Foundation Fund

Lisa Brown (Comox Valley Pregnancy Centre) and Judith Marriott (Courtenay Rotary, President)

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Pregnancy Centre

Grant Amount: $4,654.80

Description: To purchase diapers and formula supplies for Tangible Assistance Program (TAP)

This grant is supported by the following funds; Rotary Club of Courtenay Foundation Fund  

Hilary Doucette (Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding) and Andrea Rowe (Past President, CVCF)

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society

Grant Amount: $8,113.00

Description: Rider fees and horse sponsorship for Bella

This grant is supported by the following funds; Developmental Disabilities Fund

   

Janet Hutchinson and Lydia Neville (Courtenay Recreational Association) and Andrea Rowe (Past President CVCF)

Grant Recipient: Courtenay Recreational Association 

Grant Amount: $22,485.43

Description: To help support operational costs of Special Needs Recreation 

This grant is supported by the following funds; Developmental Disabilities Fund and CVCF Community Fund

Jake Hooper and Randy James (Comox Valley Special Olympics) and Audrey Craig (Past President CVCF and Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Special Olympics

Grant Amount: $10,000.00

Description: To help support Special Olympics program costs 

This grant is supported by the following funds; Developmental Disabilities Fund and Randy Wiwchar Legacy Fund  

Sue Loveless (Cumberland Community Schools Society) and Audrey Craig (Past President CVCF and Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: Cumberland Community School Society 

Grant Amount: $2,975.00

Description: To purchase a commercial dishwasher for the Healthy Foods Program

This grant is supported by the following funds; Children's Enrichment Fund

Karem Cassarro and Charlene Gray (Comox Valley Children's Daycare Society) and Jonathan Veale (Past President CVCF and Fund Holder)

 

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Children's Daycare Society 

Grant Amount: $1,394.77

Description: To purchase 2, 4 seat strollers to be used for outings in the community 

This grant is supported by the following funds; DeLuca Veale Investment Counsel Inc. Fund, Children's Enrichment Fund, CVCF Community Fund

Leah Knutson and Genevieve Burdett (Village of Cumberland Recreation) and Jonathan Veale (Past President CVCF and Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: Village of Cumberland Recreation 

Grant Amount: $5,200.00

Description: To support accessible youth recreation through the purchase of an inflatable obstacle course

This grant is supported by the following funds; CVCF Community Fund  

Mike Flynn (Oyster River Enhancement Society) with Bent Harder (Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: Oyster River Enhancement Society

Grant Amount: $850.00

Description: To replace an old, existing heath stack with a new one.

This grant is supported by the following funds; King Salmon Club Fund

Laura Ann O'Brien and Caroline Heim (Tsolum RIver Restoration Society) and Bent Harder (Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: Tsolum River Restoration Society 

Grant Amount: $4,575.00

Description: To purchase supplies for Tsolum River Watershed Education and Public Engagement Project 

This grant is supported by the following funds; King Salmon Club Fund, CVCF Community Fund

Paul Berry and Bronwen Beedle (Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue Association) with Marianne Muir (Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue Association 

Grant Amount: $8,200.00

Description: To support iPad mapping and GPS integration 

This grant is supported by the following funds; The Honorable Stanley B. Hagen Fund, CVCF Community Fund

James Boulter (Comox Valley Naturalist Society) and Marianne Muir (Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Naturalist Society

Grant Amount: $2,000.00

Description: To support re-printing the Comox Valley Nature Viewing Guide

This grant is supported by the following funds; Janine Martin and Family Environmental Fund, CVCF Community Fund

Paul Horgen and Brian Storey (Comox Valley Project Watershed) and Marianne Muir (Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Project Watershed

Grant Amount: $6,594.00

Description: To support upgrading mapping and monitoring capabilities through new computer system

This grant is supported by the following funds; George & Marianne Muir Fund, CVCF Community Fund  

Anne Davis (Comox Valley Transition Society) with Wendy Lewis (Past CVC Director and Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Transition Society

Grant Amount: $6,000.00

Description: To replace appliances at Lilli House Shelter 

This grant is supported by the following funds; Helps the Homeless Fund, CVCF Community Fund

Tom Beshr and Pat McKenna (Habitat for Humanity, Vancouver Island North Society) and Wendy Lewis (Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North Society 

Grant Amount: $5,500.00

Description: To purchase tools to support program

This grant is supported by the following funds; CVCF Community Fund  

Ryan Slifka and Joyce Wilson (St. George's United Church) and Wendy Lewis (Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: St. George's United Church and the Sonshine Lunch Club

Grant Amount: $11,217.00

Description: To support facility upgrades project, including new chairs and tables

This grant is supported by the following funds; CVCF Community Fund  

Steve Ayers (The John Howard Society of North Island) with Roberta and Thomas Feely (Fund Holders)

Grant Recipient: The John Howard Society of North Island

Grant Amount: $9,856.00

Description: To purchase supplies for Abbeyfield House Housing Project supporting Courtenay youth 

This grant is supported by the following funds; CVCF Community Fund  

Maurita Prato and Jen Wrye (LUSH Valley Food Action Society) with Roberta and Thomas Feely (Fund Holders)

Grant Recipient: LUSH Valley Food Action Society

Grant Amount: $10,000.00

Description: To purchase a cargo van to be used for fresh food recovery and redistribution 

This grant is supported by the following funds; CVCF Community Fund  

Christopher Bate (Eureka Support Society) and Valerie Graham (Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: Eureka Support Society

Grant Amount: $2,000.00

Description: To refresh and upgrade materials 

This grant is supported by the following funds; Jack & Lillian Lefcoe Fund, Joyce Perkins Fund, CVCF Community Fund

Anna Rambow and Michelle Willard (Cumberland and District Historical Society) with Richard Graham (Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: Cumberland & District Historical Society 

Grant Amount: $4,020.00

Description: To support database migration project to allow for more accessible collections

This grant is supported by the following funds; CVCF Community Fund  

 

Carol McColl (K'omoks First Nation Elder) and Denis Benard (Representative Aitken Fund)

Grant Recipient: K'ómoks First Nation

Grant Amount: $14,345.00

Description: To support K'ómoks Community Grave House 

This grant is supported by the following funds; CVCF Community Fund

 

Keith Currie and Mike Trimble (Comox Valley Exhibition) with Denis Benard (Representing the Aitken Fund)

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Exhibition

Grant Amount: $10,000.00

Description: To replace picnic tables and damaged tents

This grant is supported by the following funds; CVCF Community Fund  

 

Dana Sterritt (Black Creek Community Association) with Beverley and Erik Eriksson (Fund Holders)

Grant Recipient: Black Creek Community Association 

Grant Amount: $1,500.00

Description: To install a new water fountain in the fitness room 

This grant is supported by the following funds; CVCF Community Fund  

 

Dave Davidson (Union Bay Community and Athletic Association) and Leslie Baird (Mayor of Cumberland)

Grant Recipient: Union Bay Community Club and Athletic Association 

Grant Amount: $7,500.00

Description: To support UBCC tennis court revitalization project 

This grant is supported by the following funds; Len & Gwen Willing Fund, CVCF Community Fund  

 

Guest Speakers 

Special thanks to Ryan Slifka (St. George's United Church/Sonshine Lunch Club), Randy James and Jake Hooper (Special Olympics) and Carol McColl (K'ómox First Nations Elder) for sharing more details about the projects they are involved in.