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The North Thompson Communities Foundation congratulates Jessica Sterling, this year's recipient of the Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary. Jessica, (a Barriere Secondary alumni) is currently attending North Island College in Port Alberni and has just completed her first term in the Furniture Design and Joinery Program. She plans to continue her studies at BCIT after completing her present program, and will work towards becoming a Joinery apprentice. Thank you Louise Lodge (NTCF Vice President) for capturing this moment. ... See MoreSee Less
Giving Tuesday is the first Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday is the perfect opportunity to express your 'thanks' ! Consider for a moment all that we have to be Thankful for - everything from the air we breath to the amazing people we are surrounded by. Here at the Board Level - we are thankful for our Funding Partners -( including those of you who pop coins into the counter tops tins'- ) We are grateful for those we get to help through our annual Grants. We were able to funnel thousands of dollars through the Foundation during this Covid event, so it was a huge responsibility to ensure that these funds supported many many individuals through those agencies with Charity status. We are thankful to those NT Valley Families who have set up Bursaries for the students. Thank You for your generous Hearts and Wallets ... See MoreSee Less
The North Thompson Communities Foundation once again has been proud to support the Blue River Community Garden. Watching this welcoming space evolve through the tireless efforts of volunteers has been remarkable. This year saw the installation of a produce wash station. With support from the TNRD, a grant from the NTCF, decking materials donated by Wells Gray Home Hardware, volunteers completed the project this past summer. ... See MoreSee Less
This year the North Thompson Communities Foundation awarded the Redman Family Memorial Bursary to Clearwater Secondary School 2021 graduate Reese Wilby, to help her further her studies as she “works towards the fulfillment of her dreams.”Wilby is attending the University of Alberta in Edmonton and is working towards a Bachelor of Science degree, where her studies will take her into the field of medicine.We are very pleased to be able to help her do this by providing her with some additional financial assistance,” reads a press release from the NTCF.A bursary was set up in honour of Bill and Mary Redman to assist a graduating student from CSS as they pursue higher education.Originally from Swan River, Man., Bill and Mary moved to Clearwater with their four children in 1956. They were very active in the community, putting on twice-a-week movies at the Clearwater hall, making ice for the community skating rink and taking over the contract for janitorial services at the hall.They enjoyed gardening, carpet bowling, curling and were a couple of chatterboxes, sparking conversations whenever they could.Bill died in Clearwater at 83 years old in 2005, and Mary passed away at 92 years old in 2017. Their children live in Clearwater and throughout B.C. and Alberta.Their son Errol Redman approached the NTCF to create a bursary to honour his parents. The NTCF was “delighted to work out the details and manage this amazing gift.”If you would like more information about setting up a legacy for your own family, contact Cheryl Thomas at 250-674-3260.For more information about the Redman Family memorial or other bursaries or about the NTCF, visit www.ntcommunitiesfoundation.com... See MoreSee Less
The North Thompson Communities Foundation awards grants through local charitable organizations generated from responsibly managed donations and legacies which promote community capacity building and unity throughout the North Thompson Valley.