The Campbell River Community Foundation is joining the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge and granting $15,000 for Brighter Day, a youth-led project building connections. (photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Campbell River project connecting youth with seniors chosen for $15,000 grant

Campbell River Community Foundation Foundation and the RBC Foundation are celebrating Brighter Day, a youth-led project building connections between local youth and seniors at a grant ceremony Friday, Nov. 15.

As a part of the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, grants like this one are being made to inspiring youth-led projects in 150 small and medium-sized communities across Canada. The program’s goal is to help shift the power to young leaders making positive social or environmental change in their communities, while also enabling them to gain valuable skills and experience.

The event will feature remarks from Craig Gillis, the Campbell River Community Foundation Chairperson, Councillor Claire Moglove, and Matthijs Bruining, RBC Branch Manager, Campbell River. This will be followed by a presentation about the inspiring initiative building relationships between youth and seniors through shared activities, experiences, hobbies, and events by Mary Catherine Williams of Volunteer Campbell River, a project partner. Light refreshments will be provided.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Campbell River Storm fall to down-Island rival Victoria Cougars

Cougars win 6-2 and continue to lead the VIJHL as playoffs approach

Five fun things to do on Family Day in Campbell River

Outside or inside, we’ve got you covered with ideas for both

Campbell River City Council to look at more protection measures for great blue herons

Initial recommendation report came back with a few options, which will now be fleshed out

Campbell River Midget Tyees claim semi-final victory in overtime over Peninsula Eagles

The Campbell River Midget Tyees won their semi-final playoff game at Rod… Continue reading

VIDEO: Ottawa wants quick, peaceful resolution to pipeline protests, Trudeau says

The protests have manifested themselves as blockades on different rail lines across the country

Woman charged after alleged fuel thefts, ramming of RCMP car in B.C. Interior

Suspect wanted for crimes allegedly committed in Kelowna, Salmon Arm and 100 Mile House

No dramatic shifts expected as B.C. government tables new budget today

Finance Minister Carole James has promised to stay the course when she tables the budget in the legislature

AFN national chief calls for calm on Wet’suwet’en crisis, rail blockades

Hereditary chiefs in the Wet’suwet’en First Nation oppose the natural-gas pipeline

Federal, B.C. ministers seek meeting with Wet’suwet’en in hope of blockade solution

Coastal GasLink signed agreements with all 20 elected band councils along the pipeline route

Flight to evacuate Canadians from cruise ship ‘expected’ to depart Japan on Thursday

Canadians seeking to return to home by commercial means will be subject to the Quarantine Act

Canucks acquire forward Tyler Toffoli from Kings in push for playoffs

Vancouver sends Schaller, Madden, pick to L.A.

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

Most Read