Michelle Martins, Louise Avery, Marianne Hemmy, Nancyjane Harness, Del Baker, Madeleine Robinson, Chris Peacock and Robin Rowland.                                 Photo Gerry Leibel

Michelle Martins, Louise Avery, Marianne Hemmy, Nancyjane Harness, Del Baker, Madeleine Robinson, Chris Peacock and Robin Rowland. Photo Gerry Leibel

Kitimat Gives

Telethon recipients, Delta King receives donations

Telethon recipients

Last week saw the recipients of funding from the 2017 Kitimat Telethon receive their cheques from Kitimat Community Foundation president Louise Avery.

The telethon, in its 38th year, raised $85,000 during the event, with the total grants handed out for 2018 at $48,471.28.

“I would like to thank the dedication of the Foundation Board members and ACT Committee members and committee chair Michelle Popp for their excellent work over the last year, and the residents of Kitimat here and those abroad for their continuing support of the Telethon,” said Avery.

Tamitik Status of Women – $11,400 – supplies for Angel Tree, baby needs, hygiene, furniture, food, school supplies, and recreation passes

Special Olympics – B.C., Kitimat –$2,000 – rental fees at Kitimat sports facilities and sports equipment necessary for athletes to participate in their sport

Kitimat Marine Rescue Society – $10,000 – purchase of night vision goggles and accessories and a Cardiac Science G3 PLUS semi-auto AED (automated external defibrillator) and a waterproof case.

Kitimat Museum & Archives – $3,800 – museum in the Classroom Art Workshops and Program tables

Kitimat Community Services Society – $3,250 – equipment and furnishings for the Kitimat Youth Centre

Kitimat Community Development Centre – $13,021.28 – indoor gym equipment for physiotherapy, children’s nutrition program for the Kid’s Place Pre-school, program tools and equipment for the Speech-Language Pathology Program, Autism Behaviour Program, and Occupational Therapy Program and children’s books with sound – Infant Development Program.

Also, a refrigerator for the Child & Youth Care and Kid’s Place Pre-school programs, and a vacuum cleaner and binding machine for the Centre.

Kitimat Arts for Youth – $5,000 – Music & Munchies Band Workshop and KAFY Beyond Band Week early in 2019, instrument purchase and repair for the Kitimat Band Program and Band Adventure Camp 2018.

Delta King Place

The Kitimat Gyro Club donated $2530 to Delta King Place Housing Society to help with their kitchen renovation project. The funds are geared toward the purchase of a Wayfair range hood. Delta King Place was fundraising to make their working kitchen more commercial. With help from community businesses and societies, they have reached their goal of $60,000.

Thanks also goes to the Kitimat community for making it possible for the former Kitimat Hospice volunteers to be able to make a donation to the Hospital Foundation.

Frank Da Silveira, former president of the Hospice group, wanted to ensure the Tree of Life continues to happen in the mall every year. As a result, Len Irvine graciously volunteered his time to sit at the Tree of Life over the holiday season. Many people gave donations, and as the Hospice group is a dissolved society, the best decision was to donate those funds to the Kitimat Hospital Foundation.

The Tree of Life is in memory of loved ones over the holidays.

“It’s an important part of our community. It is nice to have an opportunity to remember those who have left us too soon,” said former Hospice bookkeeper Lucy Borges.

The former volunteers continue to provide two regular services to the community. One is the Tree of Life which raised $1,136.35 over Christmas, and the other is the cake raffle for the Act Telethon, for Kitimat Community Foundations.

 

Antonio Martins, Robert Taylor, Gyro Club president Steve Revell, James Brown and Delta King Place site manager Lucy Borges. Front; Colleen Shelley, Joyce Brown.

Antonio Martins, Robert Taylor, Gyro Club president Steve Revell, James Brown and Delta King Place site manager Lucy Borges. Front; Colleen Shelley, Joyce Brown.

Front; Lucy Borges (DKP), Len Irvine (volunteer) and Corinne Scott. Back; Doug Thomson, Linda Thomson, Barbara Campbell, Margaret Sanou and Jack Oviatt.

Front; Lucy Borges (DKP), Len Irvine (volunteer) and Corinne Scott. Back; Doug Thomson, Linda Thomson, Barbara Campbell, Margaret Sanou and Jack Oviatt.