Monthly Bulletin – Awards

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43rd Annual Civic & Community Awards

The City of Kelowna announced the finalists of the 43rd Annual Civic and Community Awards today during the afternoon Council meeting. The Civic and Community Awards recognize volunteers, artists, athletes and business leaders through 12 categories and 17 awards. The award recipients from each category will be revealed as part of the gala ceremony on April 26th.

KCR would like to congratulate our board member Peter Boyd on his nomination for the Fred Macklin Memorial Award – Man of the Year.

Awards Ceremony Date: Thursday, April 26, 7:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna
Cost: $25
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Some of the Finalists are:

Young Female Volunteer of the Year
  • Jenny Kang
  • Nicole Keeler
  • Ashley Robinson
Young Male Volunteer of the Year
  • Kristian Oppenheim
  • Shilong Pan
  • Finnegan Pihl
Central Okanagan Foundation – Volunteer Organization of the Year
  • Central Okanagan Search & Rescue (COSAR)
  • Emergency Support Services (ESS)
  • Kiwanis Clubs of Kelowna
Fred Macklin Memorial Award – Man of the Year
  • Peter Boyd
  • Richard Deacon
  • Bill Justus
-Source: Newsletter, City of Kelowna, 5 March 2018

Adoptive Families Association of BC Bursaries

Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018

Congratulations to our 2017 bursary winners! Applications are now being accepted for 2018.

The intention of our scholarships is to provide funding that will assist in covering costs of tuition and/or costs directly related to the post secondary programs.

The Howard Legacy Youth Fund was established with a donation from Peggy Howard in 2012, and is made available to applicants who are current or former youth in care.

AFABC Youth Bursary was established in 2014, with funding from the Adoptive Families Association of BC, and accepts applications from youth who have joined their family by legal adoption.

Apply Now

-Source: Newsletter, Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks, 27 March 2018

BC Council For Families – Award Nominations Open

Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018, 4:00 pm

This Award will be distributed to a collaborative initiative, organization, program or an individual(s) family services professional(s), serving families in an exemplary manner that both:
  • Meets the Mission of the Council to “Support families and professionals by sharing knowledge and building community connections,” and the Vision that “Families are vital to dynamic communities.”
  • Provides quality preventative family life education and support programs to families within the Province of BC.

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-Source: Newsletter, BC Council for Families, 14 March 2018

The Federation of Community Social Services of BC Youth Education Bursary

The FCSSBC Youth Education Bursary assists young people that are or have been in care and want to pursue a career in the field of Human and Social Services. Bursaries support students with the financial costs of tuition, books, and supplies for post-secondary academic education, training, or upgrading. The bursary is available to a maximum of $2,000 per academic year (two semesters).

Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018
Apply Now

-Source: Newsletter, The Federation of Community Social Services of BC, 5 April 2018

Neighbour Recognition

Tell us about your outstanding neighbor by Neighbour Day (June 10) and they’ll be entered into a draw to win a gift card.

If you know a neighbour who makes a difference in your neighbourhood, offers to help others, or shows up on doorsteps with fresh baked goods, we want to hear about them.

We would like to thank deserving neighbours, and encourage others to lend a helping hand. The recognition is designed to celebrate acts of kindness and general neighbourliness.

The outstanding neighbours will receive a certificate, and will be recognized through City channels and at a year-end event.

Nominate Now

-Source: Newsletter, City of Kelowna, 7 February 2018

Province Seeks Feedback to Improve Grant Program

An online survey launched through BC Stats will provide not-for-profit organizations an opportunity to share feedback about the provincial Community Gaming Grants program.

Organizations that applied for community gaming grant funding in any of the past three years will receive an invitation to the survey to share their experiences with the program. In addition, a sample of 6,000 registered not-for-profit organizations from around British Columbia will be invited to complete the survey.

The data gathered will provide valuable information about the customer service experience of applicants, and give government important insight into any potential barriers to program access. The results will be considered carefully by the Province as part of ongoing efforts to improve the grant application and assessment processes, and to assess the effectiveness of program eligibility criteria.

The research aims to ensure the Community Gaming Grants program continues to meet the needs of communities.

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-Source: Newsletter, The Federation of Community Social Services of BC, 29 March 2018

Indigenous Education Awards

Deadline: July 15, 2018

Our Indigenous Education Awards Program supports First Nation, Inuit and Métis students across Canada by providing financial assistance to help them in their quest for higher education.

These awards, bursaries and scholarships are given to students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their schools and communities.

There are three different awards available:
  • Merit Awards ($500) – for students completing Grades 10 – 12, including upgrading
  • Bursaries ($1,000) – for students enrolled in trade, diploma or certificate programs
  • Scholarships ($1,500) – for students enrolled in degree or graduate programs

Apply Now

-Source: Newsletter, Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks, 27 March 2018
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