2016 Community Enrichment Recipients

386 Komox Air Cadet Squadron Trent Paulhus, President
FCpl. Wood, Cadet
To upgrade educational equipment in the classroom; specifically, 4 LED Smart Televisions, 4 Data Projectors and Mounts and 4 Free Standing White Boards. 3,000.00 Susan Wood Ken Rowe
Comox Valley Folk Society Patrick McKenna, Director To provide Shade Sails for audience relief from sun or rain at all performance areas, kidz-zone and beer gardens during the Vancouver Island Music Festival. 5,000.00 Norm Carruthers
Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue Society Paul Berry To replace the aging Rapid Deployment Craft used on inland waters. 5,000.00 Steve Cochrane Valerie Graham
Comox Valley Hospice Society Lynn Brandon, President and Chair To improve public engagement in advanced care planning through handouts, event materials and conversation cookies. 4,000.00 Bert Heeringa Marianne Muir
Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association Danielle Hoogland, Program Manager and Literacy Outreach Coordinator For the Raising Readers Project: Baby Board Books for Newborns, Books for Toddlers in the 1000 X 5 project, Books for Children for Summer Reading and Graphic Novels for distribution to Young Adults. 1,985.00 Gen McNamee Audrey Craig
Comox Valley Special Olympics Randy James, Local Coordinator AND
Jake Hooper, Male Athlete
To subsidize athletes to participate in local and wider events through the payment of local access fees, event registration, transportation fees and uniforms. 24,000.00 Joan Carson Linda McLean
Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society Nancy King, Executive Director AND Heather Doucette, Office Manager To replace an aging wooden mount/dismount ramp with a portable, wheel chair accessible aluminum structure. 5,500.00 Susan Wood (for photo) Dick Graham
Comox Valley Transition Society Heather Ney To renovate the living room at Lilli House, a shelter for women and children since 1992. 5,800.00 Wendy Craig Judy Hagen
Courtenay Recreational Association Lydia Neville, Coordinator Special Needs Recreation
AND Carol Millar, Recreation Coordinator
AND Karen Ellis, CRA Building Friendships Program
To deliver special needs fitness programs to adults with developmental disabilities and to reduce cost barriers for participants. 19,500.00 Wendy Craig Betty Moore
Cumberland Empire Events Society Leann Anderson To replace a difficult to assemble wooden stage with an aluminum stage to host and support community events. 6,500.00 Steve Cochrane Norm Leung
Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association Allan Morrison, Director To install professional lighting for the Comox Rotary stage allowing the Association to provide more opportunities for community groups to use the facility. 5,000.00 Janine Martin Andrea Rowe
Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North Society Patrick McKenna, Executive Director Van replacement to support both home-build projects and the ReStore. 10,000.00 Brenda Kelm Allan Morrison
LUSH Valley Action Society Jessica Hawkins, Executive Director To purchase a mobile cooler to store and deliver fresh fruits and vegetables during the harvest season. 8,000.00 Harry Panjer John Wolsey
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society Robert McLennan, Trainer/Adult Educator To install solar hot water for domestic use and in-floor radiant heating at the wildlife hospital. 10,000.00 Mark Burger Marianne Muir
Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women Society Teresa McNicol To replace all single-pane windows in the house, with Energy Star Rated windows. 6,500.00 Brenda Kelm
The Free Book Bank for Kids, School District #71 Kindle Parsons, Organizer A small school-based initiative to purchase books and make them available to families in need.
 499.00 Gen McNamee Audrey Craig
Village of Cumberland Recreation Genevieve Burdett, Recreation Coordinator To provide universally accessible equipment for the parent and tots program. 2,580.00 Keith Tatton Jonathon Veale
Volunteer Comox Valley Tyler Voight, Executive Director AND Jasmin Badrin, President To purchase a digital projector used to train volunteer coordinators to work efficiently and effectively in non-profit member organizations across the Comox Valley. 1,550.00 Chrissie Bowker Blaine Douglas