ShelterBox donations show the heart of the Kootenays

A great weekend for ShelterBox at the Kimberley Fall Fair

  • Oct. 7, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Have you found the “Heart of the Kootenay” while driving north on Highway 93 through Kootenay National Park?  It’s a natural wonder located 20 to 25 kms past Radium Hot Springs.

There is another Heart of the Kootenay and that is the increasing support received by ShelterBox at the Kimberley Community Fall Fair.

This year a record $2,861 was donated for Syrian refugees at the Fair, an increase of $1,527 over 2013 donations.  One donation came from a single family who purchased an entire box for $1,200 – a Fall Fair first!  The funds collected were augmented by the ongoing support of Kimberley residents through the Kootenay Savings Credit Union and, as a result, Kimberley Rotary was able to purchase a total of three ShelterBoxes for the Syrian refugees.

World-wide media coverage has made us all aware of the desperate need for shelter by families who have lost everything.  For the foreseeable future, Kimberley Rotary will continue to direct local donations to the Syrian refugees.  The heart of our community continues to amaze. You have now deployed a total of 123 ShelterBoxes around the world since the first ShelterBox appeared at the Kimberley Community Fall Fair in 2008.  On behalf of all the disaster victims we extend a most sincere thank you.

A ShelterBox costs $1,200 which includes all transportation costs to anywhere in the world.  Donations are gratefully accepted online at shelterboxcanada.org, at the Kootenay Savings Credit Union (cheques payable to Kimberley Rotary Club) or you can also donate to a ShelterBox jar at Grubstake Pizza.  If you have any questions, please contact Graham Mann at 250-427-5057 or email gmann@shelterboxvolunteer.org.

 

Just Posted

A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)
Over 5K jabbed at Interior Health mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics

The clinics have made stops in more than 40 communities since launching last week

Kimberley residents were treated to the first Farmers' Market of the season, and the feeling of a return to normalcy. Paul Rodgers photos.
WATCH: Kimberley’s first Farmers’ Market of the season

Kimberley residents enjoyed the first Farmers’ Market of the year on Thursday,… Continue reading

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Interior Health COVID-19 cases falling slower than the rest of B.C.

More than a third of provincial cases announced Thursday came from the Interior

Students at Creston Valley Secondary School put together an art installation of a replica residential school room. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Creston students create art installation of residential school room

The replica was decorated with a small bed, school uniform, and notes written with pleas for help

A small pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins pass by close to shore in Campbell River June 16, 2021. Still capture from video courtesy of Kimberly Hart
VIDEO: Dolphin sunset captured from Vancouver Island shore

Spectacular setting for view of travelling pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins

Police are asking for public assistance in locating Anthony Graham who has been charged with the murders of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. (RCMP photo)
2 charged, suspect at large in killings of B.C. brothers linked to gang activity: RCMP

Kamloops brothers Erick and Carlo Fryer were found deceased in May on a remote Okanagan road

Albert Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney unveil an opening sign after speaking about the Open for Summer Plan and next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta 1st province in Canada to lift all COVID-19 public health restrictions

70.2% of eligible citizens 12 and older in the province have received a dose of the vaccine

Fraser Health registered nurse Ramn Manan draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Honour our fathers’ with COVID-19 vaccine protection, B.C. urges

109 new cases Friday, 75 per cent of 12 and up immunized

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Trutch Avenue in Chilliwack to be renamed to remove racist taint

New name to have Indigenous significance as Chilliwack takes new step toward reconciliation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen during a joint news conference following the EU-Canada Summit, in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday June 15, 2021. Trudeau says Canada is on track now to have 68 million doses delivered by the end of July, which is more than enough to fully vaccinate all 33.2 million Canadians over the age of 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vaccine deliveries enough to fully vaccinate all eligible Canadians by end of July

Three in four eligible Canadians now have their first dose, nearly one in five fully vaccinated.

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant grew in Canada this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s public health agency reports spike in confirmed cases of Delta variant

More than 2,000 cases of the variant confirmed across all 10 provinces and in one territory

Most Read