Charity and Donations

Amata Transition House residence co-ordinator Angela Neufled accepts a cheque from Chemo RV manager Steve Rutledge. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel-area charities get $55K funding boost thanks to strong RV sales

Chemo RV donated $250 from sales to 6 charities in Quesnel, Williams Lake and Prince George

 

Honey Affleck holds a sign during the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel clothing drive on March 20, 2021. (Submitted Photo)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel hosting clothing drive tonight

The group will be accepting donations at the Maple Park Mall parking lot starting at 4 p.m.

 

Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association board members Carol Weremy and Melissa Gonzalez accept a $3,999 donation from Tim Hortons staff members. (Photo Submitted)

Quesnel Hike for Hospice celebrates results of first virtual event

The Hike for Hospice hosted a successful virtual event in May

  • Sep 26, 2021

 

‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)

Painting ‘paw’-digy motivated by B.C. doggie treats

Nanaimo’s Foley Dog Treat Company partners with artistic pooch on charitable initiative

‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)
Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)

B.C. girl, 13, raises over $32K for BC Children’s Hospital, launches new raffle

Several hospital departments have benefitted from Sia Sidhu’s fundraising work in recent years

Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)
Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)

VIDEO: B.C. animal rehab centre offers a chance to sponsor rescued bobcat

Tucker is doing well, but he will need a new enclosure

Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)
The 2020 edition of B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive in Quesnel, collected 6,759 pounds of food — an increace of 829 pounds from 2019. (Photo Submitted)

LETTER: Quesnel Thanksgiving food drive aiming high after record-breaking year

The B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive is set for September 20 - 25

  • Aug 15, 2021
The 2020 edition of B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive in Quesnel, collected 6,759 pounds of food — an increace of 829 pounds from 2019. (Photo Submitted)
Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)

Blizzards forecast in BC in October – each raising funds for children’s hospital care

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day reset for Oct. 28 in province and across Canada

Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)
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

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)
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

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)
(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

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
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)