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Community giving 2018

​FortisBC invests in a variety of community initiatives that support stronger, healthier BC communities.

Local government officials from across BC nominated various local charities or non-profit projects for a community giving contribution. This year, we received 33 applications – three of which were selected to receive the community giving funds. And it was at this year’s Union of BC Municipalities Convention that we were proud to announce the recipients. Congratulations to: 

2018 community giving recipients



The Sunshine Coast Natural History Society - This society, located in Sechelt, has protected, maintained and educated the public about the Sechelt Marsh for more than 40 years. The community giving contribution will go towards new fencing, retaining walls and address the challenge of trail erosion. The society also supports a wide range of natural history interests all along the Sunshine Coast.
 

Photo L to R: FortisBC’s Dave Bennett, Director, Communications & External Relations, and Mayor Bruce Milne, District of Sechelt.



Nelson Izu-shi Friendship Society - Since 1987, the society has fostered cooperation and goodwill between the sister cities of Nelson and Izu-shi, Japan. They established a friendship garden in Cottonwood Falls Park, an area known for both its Indigenous history and early years of hydroelectric generation. The community giving contribution will help make improvements to the park and create historical displays for Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History.
 

Photo L to R: FortisBC’s Dave Bennett, Director, Communications & External Relations, Kevin Cormack, City Manager, City of Nelson, and Councillors Michael Dailly, Anna Purcell and Robin Cherbo.



The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L.) - Since 1985, this non-profit in Delta has been dedicated to the survival of raptors and public education. The community giving contribution will help the volunteers continue their tireless work of rescuing, rehabbing and releasing injured or orphaned raptors. More than 700 birds are treated and released each year.
 
Photo L to R: Karl Preuss, Acting CAO, City of Delta, Mayor Lois E. Jackson, City of Delta, and FortisBC’s Dave Bennett, Director, Communications & External Relations.

 Watch the video to learn more about the recipients!