Monday, April 14, 2014

YES CAMP: The Adventure of a Lifetime!

A week at the YES Camp is a summer experience like no other, and again this year Kootenay Savings wants to sponsor up to FOUR Kootenay-area youth to attend the camp and have the adventure of a lifetime!

The YES is a non-profit organization run in conjunction with the BC Co-operative Association and Rainbow Youth Excellence Society. For over 35 years, the YES has been offering week-long leadership retreats, at Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island, to provide young people ages 14 to 18 the chance to learn  new skills, appreciate new values, and grow as individuals.

The YES Camp develops the excellence present in all young people by modeling exceptional behaviour and presenting great self-development programs. Not only is there a chance to learn and grow, it's also tons of fun! From canoeing and hiking, to arts and crafts, there are tons of options for fun each day.

The deadline to apply for sponsorship is June 6, 2014, so don't delay! Click on the links and check out the video below for more information:

Friday, April 11, 2014

SUPPORT FOR SENIORS: Castlegar's Better at Home

We are excited to announce that we have entered into a five-year partnership agreement with the Castlegar & District Community Services Society to help fund their Better at Home seniors program!

The Better at Home program helps seniors with simple day-to-day tasks so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities; including providing seniors without transportation with rides to ensure they are able to get their shopping, banking, doctor’s appointments and other errands done.

To learn more about the Castlegar & District Community Services Society, including their Better at Home program, visit them online at or contact our Community Liaison, Aron Burke, at

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Canadian Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities

The strength of Red Cross is in its volunteers. With approximately 100 million volunteers around the world and more than 2,400 volunteers in B.C. & Yukon, Red Cross volunteers give their time, energy and skill, and contribute to one of the oldest and most respected humanitarian organizations in the world.

Without the thousands of volunteers across Canada, Red Cross could not fulfill their mission “to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.” 

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Red Cross team of volunteers please contact their Volunteer & Customer Support Services Coordinator, Brenda Sharhon, at  or 1-800-661-3308 or

Monday, March 31, 2014

COMMUNITY CHAMPS: Win $2000 for School!

This year the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation will award up to four Community Champs bursaries, for $2000 each, to local Grade 12 and post-secondary students who show exceptional leadership and commitment to their communities.

We know there are many community heroes out there in our grad classes and post-secondary schools.  Tell us about yourself and the amazing work you do to make our world a better place and you could be rewarded with one of our Community Champs bursaries!

For more info on the application process and submission deadline, please contact our Community Liaison, Aron Burke, at or 250.368.2683 or check out the links below:

Monday, March 17, 2014

KS Community Foundation: Call for Grant Applications

If you're a non-profit organization that benefits your community, you could be in luck! The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications in advance of the March 31 application deadline.

Since the Foundation was established in 2000, it has distributed over $3.5 million to help with the funding of numerous local cultural, educational, economic, environmental, health and social non-profit projects, including the over $101,000 in new grants endowment funds that were awarded in late 2013.

To learn more about our Community Foundation and the application process, please visit the links below:
Questions?  Please email

Monday, March 10, 2014

Let's Help Crown Marysville HOCKEYVILLE!

The Top 16 Communities for Kraft Hockeyville have been announced, and Marysville is in the running for the title!

Help Marysville win the exclusive bragging rights and all the great prizes that come with being crowned "Kraft Hockeyville 2014" by casting your vote before 8:59pm PST (9:59pm MST)  today!

You can vote by:
If Marysville is crowned Hockeyville, the community will win:
  • $100,000 in arena upgrades for the Kimberley Arena
  • A 2014-15 NHL Pre-Season Game
  • A visit from CBC
For full rules and regulations, as well as more information on what the title of Hockeyville means to Marysville, click here.