Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation (PQCF) held its first in-person AGM since 2019 on May 11. With over 30 guests in attendance, including Parksville Mayor, Ed Mayne, and Town of Qualicum Beach Mayor, Brian Wiese, the Foundation awarded over $39,000 from its Annual Grant program to 13 local charities and sponsored not-for-profit organizations.
PQCF connects visionary donors with causes that truly matter, enabling the Foundation to invest in people and projects by assisting local charitable organizations that make the community stronger—now and for the long-term.
PQCF wishes to thank community members from Deep Bay to Nanoose Bay, as well as partnering Foundations for their support and donations over the past year.
Highlights of funding allocated included Arrowsmith Search and Rescue, for two much-needed titanium rescue stretchers, and support toward the development of French Creek Eagle Sanctuary and Nature Park. Annual Grant funds were also awarded to a diverse range of local community social services and arts programs, senior centre activities, local food growing, and childrens’ sports programs.
In addition, two educational organizations received $2,000 in funding from the Parksville Qualicum Foundation Springford Family Foundation, presented by Clairice Springford.
This spring, the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program allocated $4000 to 14 local individuals to help bring their ideas into fruition. The spring and fall NSG programs provide approximately $9000 to the local area annually.
Special thanks to local marketing business, Motiontide Media, for providing expertise to help spread our messages to the community. Motiontide generously donated over $5,000 to the organization.