January

Launched the 2017 Vital Signs report with a community engagement session. This report is used as a tool to guide decision making for our Community Grants Program and the CBT’s CIP/AAP grants program administered by the Town of Golden.


February

Welcomed two new directors to the board, Alycia Weir and Bernie Heuvelman.


MARCH

Received a significant grant from the Columbia Basin Trust’s CIP/AAP program to implement our Foundation Development for Community Impact project.

The Foundation’s Whitetooth Affordable Ski Program supported the opportunity for all Grade 4 and 5 students to learn and ski at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.


APRIL

Announced a new endowment fund, the Peter Bowle-Evans Community Volunteer Award Fund, with a fundraising target of $5,000. We exceeded that goal by $2,100!


MAY

The Foundation hired a new Executive Director.

Hosted the second annual Jane’s Walk in partnership with the Golden Museum and the Town of Golden.


JUNE

The Foundation encouraged the community to participate in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.

More than $14,000 was provided to Golden Secondary School graduates in Foundation scholarships.


JULY

Launched our new website, aided by the generous support of the Columbia Basin Trust.

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AUGUST

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Made preparations for fall community outreach program.


SEPTEMBER

The Board of Directors participated in a weekend of strategic planning.


OCTOBER

Three Foundation representatives participate in the Vancouver Foundation’s Gathering of BC Community Foundations.

The NEW Youth & Leadership Award Program was announced.


NOVEMBER

Hosted a celebration including the public announcement of our Community Grant Program, Mike McKnight Ski Industry Scholarship and the Youth & Leadership Award winners.

Hosted the Golden launch of the East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Coop.

Raised money through the Giving Tuesday campaign.

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DECEMBER

Completed our outreach to local professional advisors.

Focussed on a year end giving/’hard to buy for’ fundraising campaign.