On Canada Day, Joyce Helweg, Director of the Fort St. James Community Foundation presented the 777 Challenge Trophy for the first time. Peter Horak and his crew of tree planters employed by Artisan Reforestation have raised over $40,000 in the first five years of our Community Foundation. They boast a 95% employee participation in their fund raising event. Planters accepting the trophy with Peter are from Montreal, troronto and Hamilton. They have united Canada through their generosity.
Joyce Helweg, Treasurer for the Fort St. James Community Foundation attended the Canadian Community Foundation Conference in Ottawa in May of 2017. The conference is held every second year and is a gathering of all 191 Community Foundations in Canada to meet, share ideas and learn of new ways to benefit our communities.
The Directors of the Fort St. James Community Foundation would like to extend their congratulations and heart felt thanks to Samantha Roessler. Samantha has sat on the Board of Directors for the Foundation as a Youth Representative for two years. Although we are sorry to lose her as a board member, we wish her the very best with her choice in post secondary education at U Vic. We encourage another student to step forwards to replace Samantha in her role.
Leiha Constantine was the very first recipient of a bursary from the Fort St. James Community Foundation in Fort St. James. She recently graduated as a Registered Respiratory Therapist from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
The Community Foundations annual Community Garage Sale was held May 12, 2015. Thanks to all the people that contributed items for the sale, we raised $1200.
The 2014 Community Foundation Tasting Event was hosted at David Hoy Elementary School on October 4, 2014. The setting was glamorous and the food and beverages were delicious. There was a silent auction featuring some unique local products. Those that gave cash donations to The Foundation were rewarded with a chance to win a mystery “Stay Cation” or a beautiful handmade chest filled with treasure valued at $500. There were 124 tickets sold for the event and $18,735.67 was raised for the Community Foundation.
On October 5th, 2013 the Foundation hosted a brilliant tasting event that raised $14, 000.
The 2012 Tasting Event was hosted at the historic park on a beautiful summer evening and raised over $10,000 dollars.