Charity and Donations

A Longname player lines up a hit during the final of a fundraising tournament. Longname defeated the Cubs in the final game of the tournament, which raised $1,000 for Quesnel Minor Baseball. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Softball tournament raises $1,000 for Quesnel Minor Baseball

The tournament was organized by Josh and Angele Nutley

 

Benson Munch delivered gas cards in-person to Lytton evacuee organizer Dianne Kehler at the Kamloops Powwow Grounds. Munch organized an annual softball tournament in memory of his friend, Erickson Morgan. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel memorial softball tournament raises funds for Lytton evacuees

The Erickson Morgan memorial ball tournament raised over $2,000

 

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Credit union donates $50K to support B.C. wildfire victims

First West is also encouraging its members to donate to the cause

 

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4M donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supports three land purchases in the Strait of Georgia

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)
The Quesnel Child Development Centre is looking to expand their library of switch-adapted toys for rental to families of kids with disabilities. They’re hosting a Disney-themed online fundraiser on June 18. (Submitted photo)

Quesnel Child Development Centre looking to expand rental toy library

The CDC needs more switch-adapted toys before beginning their lending program in earnest

The Quesnel Child Development Centre is looking to expand their library of switch-adapted toys for rental to families of kids with disabilities. They’re hosting a Disney-themed online fundraiser on June 18. (Submitted photo)
The West Village Community Garden in Quesnel installed a greenhouse Saturday, May 29. The project was supported by a $6,700 grant from the Quesnel Community Foundation. (West Village Community Garden Quesnel Facebook)
The West Village Community Garden in Quesnel installed a greenhouse Saturday, May 29. The project was supported by a $6,700 grant from the Quesnel Community Foundation. (West Village Community Garden Quesnel Facebook)
New Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel executive director Corbin Bright was on hand on hole 7 at the Quesnel Golf Club supervising the hole in one contest. Golfers shot for the hole for a chance to win $50,000 (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel drives into post-pandemic fundraising

The club put on a fundraiser at the Quesnel Golf Course over the weekend

New Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel executive director Corbin Bright was on hand on hole 7 at the Quesnel Golf Club supervising the hole in one contest. Golfers shot for the hole for a chance to win $50,000 (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Three-and-a-half year old Daisy doesn’t let a juvenile arthritis diagnosis stop her, according to her mom. (Submitted photo)

Quesnel family celebrating fundraising successes

Becky Jacques’ doubled her goal fundraising for their 3-year-old daughter

Three-and-a-half year old Daisy doesn’t let a juvenile arthritis diagnosis stop her, according to her mom. (Submitted photo)
Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association board members Carol Weremy and Melissa Gonzalez accept a $3,999 donation from Tim Hortons staff members earlier this year. (Photo Submitted)

Quesnel palliative care hoping for boost from hike

The organization’s president said the hike will be their main fundraiser this year

Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association board members Carol Weremy and Melissa Gonzalez accept a $3,999 donation from Tim Hortons staff members earlier this year. (Photo Submitted)
Barb Glover stands alongside BCHydro Power Pioneers Director Rae Daggitt who presented the cheque to Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Jean Patchett. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel hydro group donates to hospital

The BCHydro Power Pioneers donated $300 to the GR Baker Hospital Auxilery

Barb Glover stands alongside BCHydro Power Pioneers Director Rae Daggitt who presented the cheque to Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Jean Patchett. (Submitted Photo)
Honey Affleck holds a sign during the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel clothing drive on March 20. (Submitted Photo)

Big Brothers Big Sisters blown away by clothing drive response

The Quesnel Executive Director noted over 900 cars donated

Honey Affleck holds a sign during the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel clothing drive on March 20. (Submitted Photo)
Cst. Gurb Dhillon presents $265 to Natasha Wasmuth of epilepsyQuesnel. He collected the money after a fundraising jar was stolen from the Quesnel Bakery. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel rallying after fundraising jar stolen

An epilepsyQuesnel jar was stolen from the Quesnel bakery

Cst. Gurb Dhillon presents $265 to Natasha Wasmuth of epilepsyQuesnel. He collected the money after a fundraising jar was stolen from the Quesnel Bakery. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The 2021 pin design features two blue puzzle pieces flanking a heart. (Submitted photo)

Quesnel autism awareness campaign going strong in ninth year

Matthew Hender has chosen Evan’s Consulting to receive the funds from selling pins

The 2021 pin design features two blue puzzle pieces flanking a heart. (Submitted photo)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel is collecting donations at West Fraser Timber Park on March 20. (Submitted Photo)

Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraising this weekend

The group will be set up inside West Fraser Timber Park accepting donations

  • Mar 17, 2021
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel is collecting donations at West Fraser Timber Park on March 20. (Submitted Photo)
Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)

Retiring B.C. shoe store owner donates his entire inventory to Salvation Army

Shafi, 91, retires after more than 70 years in the business

Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)
Cariboo Ski Touring Club director Ron Watteyne stands alongside new chairs and a motorized projector screen, two of the upgrades recently installed in their lodge. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel ski centre improves hosting capabilities

Cariboo Ski Touring Club lodge upgrades due to community foundation grant

Cariboo Ski Touring Club director Ron Watteyne stands alongside new chairs and a motorized projector screen, two of the upgrades recently installed in their lodge. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Grant Johannesen, Colin Carmichael, Bob Zimmerman, Wade Sharp, Eric Lowe from Quesnel Search and Rescue were on hand to pick up a donated trailer from Steve Rutledge, general manager of Chemo RV. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Donated trailer could unlock Quesnel Search and Rescue’s potential

The 20-foot long trailer from Chemo RV could pave the way for snowmobiles

Grant Johannesen, Colin Carmichael, Bob Zimmerman, Wade Sharp, Eric Lowe from Quesnel Search and Rescue were on hand to pick up a donated trailer from Steve Rutledge, general manager of Chemo RV. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Drake Godlonton was injured on Feb. 27. (GoFundMe Photo)
Drake Godlonton was injured on Feb. 27. (GoFundMe Photo)
Quesnel Safeway manager Gloria Moskalyk and assistant manager Rose Staats hand nearly $11,000 in gift cards donated by customers over the holidays to Major Randy Gatza of the Salvation Army. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Salvation Army gets boost from Safeway customers

Donations at the grocery store over the Christmas season totalled nearly 11K

Quesnel Safeway manager Gloria Moskalyk and assistant manager Rose Staats hand nearly $11,000 in gift cards donated by customers over the holidays to Major Randy Gatza of the Salvation Army. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Mike Beaudoin, Cory Ross, Don Parker, Harpal Aulakh Bart Schneider, Charles McDevitt and Jordan Cook show off some of the equipment Aulakh donated to the Quesnel Fire Department (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel business donates rescue sled to fire department

The owner of AUL repair, Harpal Aulakh, supplied $5,000 worth of equipment

Mike Beaudoin, Cory Ross, Don Parker, Harpal Aulakh Bart Schneider, Charles McDevitt and Jordan Cook show off some of the equipment Aulakh donated to the Quesnel Fire Department (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)