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Funded Projects

Since 2002, over $556,000 has been awarded to support 190 local community projects.

Click here for a list of all the Grant Awards made since the Foundation was established. 

If your group or association has a project in mind that is in need of funding, consider the Foundation - visit the How to Receive Grants page.

Final Reporting 

Once funds have been approved and disbursed a final report is submitted by the recipient organization to the QCF.  Please click 2018 Reporting for the template.


2018

This year the Quesnel Community Foundation awarded over $68,000 to 15 local non-profit groups.  We are so appreciative of all the support the Foundation receives from sponsors, donors, and Gala supporters.  These funds will continue to be distributed annually in perpetuity because of the generous contributions of our community.  Our next Grant cycle opens November 1 2018.  Plan your next project and submit a project proposal to us...  We look forward to seeing it!

Back Country Horsemen

Back Country Horsemen

$10,000.00
Telegraph Trails upgrade

Rob LaFrance and Christy Wheeler of back Country horsemen B.C. accept a grant for $10,000 to upgrade the Telegraph Trails from Goose river to Blackwater River – installing 200 m of boardwalk and bridges.

Pesenting the award is QC Foundation Sustaining Partner Glen Boudreau of FraserView Pharmacy.

Quesnel Curling Centre

Quesnel Curling Centre

$10,000.00
Upgrade to Lounge 'The Patch'

The Quesnel Curling Centre will host the Men’s Provincial championships in early 2019, and they will have an upgraded lounge partially due to funding received from the Quesnel Foundation.

Accepting the $10,000 award on behalf of the club are Blair and Linnea Hedden. Presenting the award is Quesnel Foundation President Mary Sjostrom.

Cariboo Ski Touring Club

Cariboo Ski Touring Club

$8,000.00
Towards new snow-making machine

Bruce Self accepts a cheque for $8,000 from QC Foundation Director and donor Jim Gorsline. Along with other funds they have received, the club plans to purchase a snow-making machine to ensure their youth ski school elementary program runs continuously throughout the winter season. Over 700 children from local schools participate annually!

Fit Pet Dogs Sports Association

Fit Pet Dogs Sports Association

$5,700.00
New Flooring

Mayor Bob Simpson, presents a Grant Award of $5,700 to Barb King of the Quesnel Fit Pet Dog Sports Association for new flooring.

Alex Fraser Park Society

Alex Fraser Park Society

$5,000.00
Office Administration centre

Bob Lebeck, Past QC Foundation President, presents Greg Brink of the Alex Fraser Park Society with a Grant of $5,000 towards their office implementation project.

BCSPCA

BCSPCA

$5,000.00
Accessible front and back entrances

QC Foundation Vice-President and Grant Committee Chair Bruce Broughton presents Colby O’Flyn of the Quesnel BCSPCA with a grant for $5,000 for accessible back and front entrances.

Quesnel Youth Soccer Association

Quesnel Youth Soccer Association

$5,000.00
New Utility Vechicle

Gilbert Schotel and Colin MacKenzie accept a Grant for $5,000 for the Quesnel Youth Soccer Association to replace their aging utility vehicle.

CRD Area C Director and Foundation Supporter John Massier presents the award.

Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club

Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club

$4,500.00
New Equipment for new location

Vivian Wurm, Foundation Supporter and Family Fund donor presents an award for $4,500 to Quesnel Technics Gymnastic Club representatives, Jennfier Grant and Sherry McLeod. The club plans to buy additional equipment for their new location.

Friends of Quesnel Museum

Friends of Quesnel Museum

$3,300.00
Large Mural for outdoor case

This year the Foundation distributed a total of $68,100 of Endowment income to local community groups.

Sandy Norman, long time Friend of the Foundation presents the award to Honey Affleck of Friends of Quesnel Museum. They received $3,300 for a large mural for their outdoor display area.

Quesnel Old Time Fiddlers

Quesnel Old Time Fiddlers

$2,800.00
New Sound System

Sandra Lewis of AC&D Insurance, Quesnel Foundation Sustaining Partner presents the cheque for $2,800 for a new sound system to Romley Goulet, Louise Breband and Jean Gelinas of the Quesnel Old Time Fiddlers.

Quesnel & District Senior's Centre

Quesnel & District Senior's Centre

$2,500.00
Accessible Side Entrance

Rae Daggit and Marjarie Hessels accept a grant of $2,500 on behalf of the Quesnel & District Senior’s Centre for an accessible entrance.

Presenting the award is past QC Director, Margot Gagne.

Gold Rush Cycling Club

Gold Rush Cycling Club

$2,300.00

Esther Platts and John Courtney of the Gold Rush Cycling Club accept a grant to upgrade local moutain bike trails with new signage. Presenting the Award is QC Director Lisa Battram.

Quesnel Pony Club

Quesnel Pony Club

$1,500.00
New Jumps

Anja and Lori Carafelle accept a Grant on behalf of the Quesnel Pony Club for new jumps. Presenting the $1,500 award is QC Foundation Director Brian Black.

Quesnel Tumbling Rivers Rock Club

Quesnel Tumbling Rivers Rock Club

$1,500.00
Rock Hound and Pebble Pup Kits

The Quesnel Tumbling River’s Rock Club is helping youth get outdoors through nature education. Partnering with the Baker Creek Enhancement Society the club received an award of $1,500 towards rock hound and pebble pup kits and will get coaching on accessing sensitive riparian areas while pursuing their passion!

Accepting on behalf of the club are Shannon Crocker and Amanda Dreager.

Presenting the award is Foundation Sustaining Partner Tracey Roberts from the Cariboo Observer.

Quesnel & District Heritage Association

Quesnel & District Heritage Association

$1,000.00
Gravel to shore up sawmill display

Quesnel & District Heritage Society were awarded $1000 to purchase much needed gravel to shore up their sawmill display.

Past QCF President Roy Josephy presents the award to Lloyd and Lana Saunders.


2017

Another record year in supporting more projects (18) and with more funds ($67,760). This included two Awards for events celebrating Canada's 150th Anniversary, both of which were matched by Grants from the "Community Fund for Canada's 150th Anniversary", a collaboration of the Federal Government, Community Foundations of Canada, and community foundations like ourselves.

Pictures of the Award presentations can be found on our Facebook page - below are details of the Awards themselves.

Baker Creek Enhancement

Link to Web siteBaker Creek Enhancement

$10,000.00
West Fraser Timber Park Wetland Boardwalk

Our second Grant was to Baker Creek Enhancement Society, only the third time we have awarded $10,000 to a single project.

Later this summer, the Society will be installing wetland boardwalks to extend the walking trails at West Fraser Timber Park.

On behalf of BCES, Lorna Schley accepted the award from our Grants chair Bruce Broughton

Quesnel Skyfest Society

Link to Web siteQuesnel Skyfest Society

$10,000.00
Portable Fencing Purchase

In case you hadn’t heard…SkyFest is being held over the coming August holiday weekend

The Foundation awarded a Grant of $10,000 to enable the purchase of portable fencing to be used by Quesnel Skyfest Society this year and for years to come.

Make sure you have your tickets for the weekend by going to quesnelskyfest.ca - of course, we don’t expect you to be looking at the fencing

Quesnel Elks #298

Quesnel Elks #298

$6,700.00
Exterior Doors Replacement

Quesnel Elks #298 operates its Lodge on Anderson Drive for a number of community events – meetings, fundraisers, wedding receptions, birthdays, and anniversary parties.

Replacing their exterior doors had become a priority, hence a Grant award of $6,700 being made to enable project completion.

For the Foundation, new Grants Committee member Caroline Mitchell presented the award to Elks member Crystal Brekke.

Quesnel Motorcross

Quesnel Motorcross

$6,000.00
Sound System Purchase

BRRRRRAAAPPPPP!

That’s not the only sound you will be hearing this summer at the Quesnel Motocross track.

You will also hear announcements and commentary coming through a great new sound system, funded in part by our Grant award of $6,000.

Back Country Horsemen

Back Country Horsemen

$5,000.00
Cottonwood Camp

We are thrilled to support two events marking Canada’s 150th anniversary, the first of which is the “Canada 150 Celebration” being hosted this coming long weekend by the North Cariboo Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen at Cottonwood House.

A grant of $5,000 has been made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Quesnel Community Foundation and the Government of Canada.

The 3-day Celebration has something for everyone to mark the significance of the horse in our history – the fun starts on Friday.

Cariboo Ski Touring Club

Cariboo Ski Touring Club

$5,000.00
Hallis Lake Equipment

Our third Grant went to Cariboo Ski Touring Club, $5,000 to invest in equipment upgrades for the wonderful facilities at Hallis Lake.

The upgrades will enhance the Club’s ability to host regional and provincial competitive events such as the Biathlon BC Cup, as well as the developmental opportunities for local athletes.

Grants Committee member Dan Canuel presented the award to Marilyn Van Leusden, Grant Application & Admin Director for CSTC

Lightning Creek Ski Club

Link to Web siteLightning Creek Ski Club

$5,000.00
Calub Cabin Extension

For over 40 years now, Lightning Creek Ski Club has been coordinating competitive downhill skiing events for North Cariboo youth.

More events means more race equipment, and the need to properly store it all.

Our fifth Grant, of $5,000, will help the Club build an extension its clubhouse specifically for the purpose

Quesnel & District Community Arts Council

Quesnel & District Community Arts Council

$5,000.00
Oh Canada, We Sing for Thee

We are thrilled to be supporting two events marking Canada’s 150th anniversary, the second of which is “Oh Canada We Sing For Thee”, a community concert celebrating well known Canadian artists, singers, songwriters and musicians, hosted by Quesnel & District Community Arts Council on September 18th.

A grant of $5,000 has been made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Quesnel Community Foundation and the Government of Canada.

Check with Quesnel Live Arts for tickets…and if you are able to attend, make sure you get your red on!

Quesnel Outback Riders

Quesnel Outback Riders

$5,000.00
Deacon Creek Trail System

Quesnel Outback Quadders has only been an organized society for a little over a year but already boasts a membership of well over 100 members

This summer, many of those members will be working on the Deacon Creek trail, thanks in part to our Grant award of $5,000.

Lisa Battram, Foundation Director, Gala Committee chair, and Grants Committee member, presented the award to Quadders Vice-President Jack President

Old Age Pensioners Organization

Old Age Pensioners Organization

$4,300.00
Lighting Upgrade

The Golden Centre on Front Street has been a core operational activity of the Old Age Pensioners Organization for a number of years.

Our Grant award of $4,300 enabled the upgrade of the Centre’s lighting system from old-style CFL’s to modern-day LED’s – better on the eyesight as well as the monthly power bills.

For OAPO, Sally Service accepted the award from long-serving Grants Committee member and Foundation donor, Peter Walsh.

Quesnel & District

Quesnel & District

$2,350.00
Small Bowls Purchase

Lawn bowling is an activity for all ages, and that’s why Quesnel & District Lawn Bowling wanted to invest in bowls for smaller hands.

With the season just about to get under way, you could make plans for your family to give lawn bowling a try this year, perhaps using the small bowls acquired as a result of our Grant award of $2,350

Back Country Horsemen

Back Country Horsemen

$2,240.00
Telegraph Trail Brush-Cutting

The first of 18 projects we have been able to support this year is the clean-up of the Telegraph Trail by the North Cariboo Chapter of Back Country Horsemen.

A grant of $2,240 was supported by a first-ever award from the Holger Bauer Memorial Fund, and it was fitting that Jeff Dinsdale was able to remind us of Holger’s love of the outdoors at our Grant Awards Reception

Presenting the grant was Mary Sjostrom, now serving her first term as President of the Foundation

Special Olympics Quesnel

Special Olympics Quesnel

$1,200.00
Floor Hockey Uniforms

Quesnel Special Olympics athletes make us proud every time

they compete in the name of “Quesnel”, so we were pleased to accept the opportunity to award $1,000 to help purchase floor hockey uniforms.

For Special Olympics, Ellen Martz accepted the award from now-retired Foundation Director Margot Gagne.

Jam Camp North

Jam Camp North

$1,000.00
Musical Instruments Purchase

Jam Camp North provides an intensive opportunity to try, explore, and perform with a variety of musical instruments while taught by musicians of a very high calibre.

After a successful inaugural event last year, the organizers saw the benefit of owning instruments to reduce the need to borrow and share, so we were happy to award $1,000, our fourth Grant, to help support the development of budding local musicians.

New Life Church

New Life Church

$1,000.00
Community Kitchen Upgrade

New Life Church hosts a variety of community events every year, many of them during the sunny months, and most of them involving the need to cater to a number of hungry participants.

A Grant of $1,000 was awarded to help with the cost of kitchen appliance upgrades.

Pastor Brian Dean is pictured accepting our award from Foundation donor, past Director, and long-serving Grants Committee member, Lorna Townsend.

North Cariboo Aboriginal Family Program Society

North Cariboo Aboriginal Family Program Society

$1,000.00
Youth Centre Sports Equipment

Quesnel has missed having a youth centre, so North Cariboo Aboriginal Family Program Society (also known as “Longname”) decided to address the need by opening a youth centre in the oldÉcole Baker School premises.

To help with providing youth with activities, the Foundation awarded a Grant of $1,000 to allow NCAFPS purchase indoor sports equipment.

St John's Community Hall

St John's Community Hall

$1,000.00
Kitchen Upgrade

Our final award, alphabetically, for 2017 was to St John’s Community Hall - $1,000 to help with the purchase of new kitchen appliances.

Nadine Kirby accepted the award on behalf of St John’s, presented by Bob Lebeck, Foundation donor, past President, and long-time Grants Committee member

Quesnel & District Community Arts Council

Quesnel & District Community Arts Council

$880.00
Photocopier Purchase

A Grant of $880 has enabled Quesnel & District Community Arts Council purchase a new photocopier and toner to support the reproduction of print materials related to their many and varied events, including “Oh Canada, we Sing For Thee” (see below).

We were delighted to have long-time Foundation donor Olive Walsh present the award to Arts Council President Colleen Brines.


 

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