The Quesnel Pickle Ball Club received funding from the Quesnel Community Foundation. Donate now to the Foundation’s annual campaign, or prepare your proposal for the 2021 Granting cycle.

The Quesnel Pickle Ball Club received funding from the Quesnel Community Foundation. Donate now to the Foundation’s annual campaign, or prepare your proposal for the 2021 Granting cycle.

‘Supporting the community that’s supporting us’

Last chance to donate to annual match campaign; 2021 Grant cycle now open

There are just a few days left to send in your donations to the Quesnel Community Foundation’s annual donation drive. The foundation only asks for contributions once a year, and the 2020 campaign closes on Dec. 13.

“Despite the many challenges of 2020, the community has been very generous and we’ve had a good campaign,” says current president Mary Sjostrom.

An anonymous donor and former Quesnel resident has committed to match every dollar donated to this year’s campaign, up to $50,000. That means if the Foundation is able to raise $50,000 from other donors, they’ll actually receive $100,000!

“In this challenging year we welcome any donation, large or small. Our campaign has been very successful in years’ past, and we’re so grateful to the community for supporting us once again.”

Trusted for 20 years to build community

In addition to the endowment fund launched two decades ago as a legacy of the BC Winter Games (and sustained by continued support from resident donations) the Quesnel Community Foundation adjudicated funds from the Foundation of Canada and the Vancouver Foundation related to COVID-19 relief. These one-time funds went directly to nonprofits in the community, supporting recovery efforts in vulnerable populations affected by the pandemic.

The Foundation uses the annual donation drive to fund grants, scholarships and bursaries in the community. While donations to other charities may go across the province or around the world, your donation to the Quesnel Community Foundation stays right here at home.

“We’re supporting the community that’s giving to us. All of our donations are given back to the community — it’s all local,” Sjostrom says.

Catch the campaign before it’s gone!

  • Tax receipts are issued for any donation over $25.
  • Donate online at, over email using an Interac e-transfer, mail your cheque to P.O. Box 4158, Quesnel BC, V2J 3J2, or call 250-985-1612 to arrange a cash donation.
  • The 2020 Donation Drive runs from Oct. 15 – Dec. 13.

Granting process is open!

The 2021 Grant cycle is now open — get your proposals in before 5 p.m. on Jan. 29.

“Last year we decided to extend the granting process to give everyone a little extra time over the holidays,” Sjostrom says. “It’s open from December 1 to January 29.”

Read all the instructions at Grants awarded by the Quesnel Community Foundation support nonprofit organizations and registered charity projects that benefit residents of Quesnel and the surrounding North Cariboo. Past projects have supported the arts, education, environment, recreation and social programs; see a full list of past projects at

For more information on the Foundation visit or follow them on Facebook.

Charity and DonationsCommunityfundraisingQuesnel

Just Posted

A Northern Health vaccination clinic is set for the Wells Community Hall on Tuesday, April 20. (Photo submitted)
COVID-19 vaccination clinic coming to Wells

Vaccine to be available for anyone 18+

A black bear rambles along the side of the Barkerville Highway near Wells. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Spring time the perect time for attractant management: COS

Hungry bears beginning to emerge from winter hibernation in Quesnel

The district of Wells ordered 500 five gallon jugs of water to supply to residents. The bottles will be handed out at the district’s office. (District of Wells)
Wells searching for source of lead contamination

Potable water is available to residents at the district office

While 505 Panorama Ridge is under an evacuation order, the other city properties on Panorama ridge (515, 545, 605 and 635) are under and evacuation alert. (City of Quesnel Map)
Trails closed, properties evacuated, as Quesnel declares landslide risk

The City has declared a local state of emergency for Panorama Ridge

Burnaby MLA Raj Chouhan presides as Speaker of the B.C. legislature, which opened it spring session April 12 with a speech from the throne. THE CANADIAN PRESS
B.C. NDP promises more health care spending, business support in 2021 budget

John Horgan government to ‘carefully return to balanced budgets’

Protesters occupied a road leading to Fairy Creek Watershed near Port Renfrew. (Submitted photo)
B.C. First Nation says logging activist interference not welcome at Fairy Creek

Vancouver Island’s Pacheedaht concerned about increasing polarization over forestry activities

Flow Academy is not accepting membership applications from anybody who has received a dose of the vaccine, according to a password-protected membership application form. (Submitted image)
B.C. martial arts gym refusing patrons who have been vaccinated, wear masks

Interior Health has already issued a ticket to Flow Academy for non-compliance with public health orders

Guinevere, lovingly referred to by Jackee Sullivan and her family as Gwenny, is in need of a gynecological surgery. The family is raising money to help offset the cost of the procedure. (Jackee Sullivan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley lizard’s owners raise funds for gynecological surgery

The young reptile is scheduled for operation on Tuesday

Facebook screenshot of the sea lion on Holberg Road. (Greg Clarke Facebook video)
VIDEO: Sea lion randomly spotted on remote B.C. logging road

Greg Clarke was driving home on the Holberg Road April 12, when he saw a large sea lion.

Defence counsel for the accused entered two not guilty pleas by phone to Grand Forks Provincial Court Tuesday, Jan. 12. File photo
B.C. seafood company owner fined $25K for eating receipt, obstructing DFO inspection

Richmond company Tenshi Seafood is facing $75,000 in fines as decided March 4 by a provincial court judge

B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson speaks in the B.C. legislature, March 2, 2021. (Hansard TV)
B.C. NDP ministers defend ‘air tax,’ latest COVID-19 business aid

Empty home tax doesn’t apply to businesses, but space above them

In Ontario, COVID-19 vaccine clinics have been set up at local mosques. (Submitted photo: Rufaida Mohammed)
Getting the vaccine does not break your fast, says Muslim COVID-19 task force

Muslim community ‘strongly’ encouraging people to get their shot, whether or not during Ramadan

A plane is seen through the window on the tarmac of Vancouver International Airport as the waiting room is empty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
100+ international travellers who landed in B.C. refused to quarantine

The Public Health Agency of Canada says it issued $3,000 violation tickets to each

Most Read