Hear from Grant Recipients

The Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation supports initiatives designed to improve the quality of life for our residents today, and into the future.  

Hear from recipients as they describe how funding has been put to work in our communities.

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PQ Foundation & Springford Family Foundation Partnership Grant

RECIPIENT:

Bren Pickel, Arrowsmith Health Care Society
2023-11-03

We at the Arrowsmith Health Care Society are thrilled to share the transformative effects of your generous funding on the lives of our residents at Arrowsmith Lodge and Cokley Manor. Your contribution has not only reinvigorated our music program but has also brought immense joy and connection to our community, especially during these challenging times.

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Neighbourhood Small Grant

RECIPIENT:

Emma Bircham
2023-11-03

So many positive comments! The 25 minute film ran on a loop 6-7 times with full seats most of the night and viewers standing. Hot apple cider and popcorn much appreciated. Great atmosphere! Thanks again so much for your support.

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Annual Grant

RECIPIENT:

Save Estuary Land Society
2022-05-05

On behalf of the Save Estuary Land Society, I would like to express our gratitude to the Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation for awarding our society a $4,000.00 Annual Grant to help fund habitat restoration at the French Creek Estuary Nature Preserve. The 23 acre Nature Preserve was created thanks to a remarkable community collaboration which raised over $5,180,000 in funds and in kind and the land is now jointly owned by the BC Parks Foundation and the Regional District of Nanaimo. Though we received your grant in 2022, restoration was delayed until 2023 due to necessary management steps and sensitive wildlife considerations.

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Neighbourhood Small Grant

RECIPIENT:

Into the Woods Early Learning Child Care Society
2023-05-01
On behalf of the Into the Woods Early Learning Child Care Society, thank you for your generous donation of $250 for our Grand Opening. The event was held on July 15, 2023 and the funds you provided were used to purchase refreshments and supplies, including a coffee urn rental and baking from local provider French Press Coffee Roasters. Your support was greatly appreciated by both our Board and the attendees of the event.
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Neighbourhood Small Grant

RECIPIENT:

Lynn and Peter Staton
2023-09-01
Thank you to the Parksville Qualicum Foundation for granting $500 which we used to further our goal of making better use of Maple Lane Park in the San Pareil Community. The funds were used to buy a public address (PA) system, and first aid kits to have on site for each event in the park.
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Neighbourhood Small Grant

RECIPIENT:

Sheila Parry
2022-11-03
Thank you for providing our group the NSG grant last fall. It provided us funds to purchase needed supplies to help our small group get set up to host some information events on how to be better prepared for an emergency. To not only help connect and meet our neighbours, but to help them to fully realize the importance of being prepared.
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Annual Foundation Grant

RECIPIENT:

Myra Rogers, Program Manager
2022-06-10
Thank you so much for the generous $3680 grant for 2022-23, which funded our 'Art of Health & Recovery' Project. This project saw us producing two different art calendars, highlighting each one of our programs: Mental Health and Addiction Recovery. Work from twenty of our clients was displayed in these calendars, along with client quotes and information about Forward House and our events. We were also able to buy necessary art supplies and materials for mixed media - photography, painting, drawing etc. Parks West Business Supplies printed both of our calendars at a very reduced rate, which allowed us to purchase and give away more than the 50 of each that we had planned.
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Annual Foundation Grant

RECIPIENT:

Angel Delange
2022-06-10
In 2022, the Foundation graciously approved DPAC for an Annual Grant that we put toward an accessibility bike project, and we are very grateful. We will be working with our School District to get this bike into our our school district inventory for use. Thank you and to the others who approved our grant application and supported this project.