Charity and Donations

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

 

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

 

Legion Logo (submitted)

Legion thanks foundations for COVID-19 grant

The Quesnel branch of the Legion used the funds to keep running

  • Feb 20, 2021

 

Each package contains a drawstring bag that can double as a backpack, 2 pairs of underwear, washcloth, soap, 2 shields (which snap around the panties), 8 removable liners (or pads), a transport bag for soiled items as well as an instruction sheet on how to use and care for the kit. (Submitted photo)

Quesnel Days for Girls group produces despite pandemic

The sewing team created 365 kits to be sent around the world in 2020

  • Feb 9, 2021
Each package contains a drawstring bag that can double as a backpack, 2 pairs of underwear, washcloth, soap, 2 shields (which snap around the panties), 8 removable liners (or pads), a transport bag for soiled items as well as an instruction sheet on how to use and care for the kit. (Submitted photo)
Elaine Schonke from the Salvation Army accepts the tour of lights donation from Kathy Somerville, the manager of the Quesnel Chamber of Commerce. (Submitted Photo)

Tour of Lights shines for Quesnel charities

The chamber of commerce organized event raised more than $750 for local charities

Elaine Schonke from the Salvation Army accepts the tour of lights donation from Kathy Somerville, the manager of the Quesnel Chamber of Commerce. (Submitted Photo)
Tammy Burrows of the Wild Women of the North Society organizes the donations before the group of volunteers begins assembling Christmas hampers Dec. 22 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society Native Friendship Centre. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel outreach group shares Christmas hamper numbers

The Wild Women of the North Society delivered 50 hampers during the holidays

Tammy Burrows of the Wild Women of the North Society organizes the donations before the group of volunteers begins assembling Christmas hampers Dec. 22 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society Native Friendship Centre. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Moose Meadows Farm in Bouchie Lake has designed and created six one-of-a-kind wreaths for an online auction to raise money for the Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association. The auction, which can be found on Facebook, runs from Dec. 26 to Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. (Facebook Photo)

Bidding has begun in online wreath auction for Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association

Moose Meadows Farm has designed and created six unique “Crazy Co-Vid New Year Wreaths”

Moose Meadows Farm in Bouchie Lake has designed and created six one-of-a-kind wreaths for an online auction to raise money for the Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association. The auction, which can be found on Facebook, runs from Dec. 26 to Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. (Facebook Photo)
Ashley Furniture HomeStore and City Furniture and Appliances Quesnel donated turkeys, hams and fixings Monday, Dec. 21 to fill in the Salvation Army’s needs for their Christmas Dinner. The Salvation Army said the size of the donation was less than in years past because they received more donations from the general public. Pictured here, from left, are Salvation Army family service worker Elaine Schonke, Salvation Army pastor Debbie Gatza and Bindy Baidwan, Jack Panau and Nixon Baidwan from Ashley Furniture HomeStore and City Furniture and Appliances. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel furniture stores donate food for Christmas dinner

Ashley Furniture HomeStore and City Furniture and Appliances support the Salvation Army annually

Ashley Furniture HomeStore and City Furniture and Appliances Quesnel donated turkeys, hams and fixings Monday, Dec. 21 to fill in the Salvation Army’s needs for their Christmas Dinner. The Salvation Army said the size of the donation was less than in years past because they received more donations from the general public. Pictured here, from left, are Salvation Army family service worker Elaine Schonke, Salvation Army pastor Debbie Gatza and Bindy Baidwan, Jack Panau and Nixon Baidwan from Ashley Furniture HomeStore and City Furniture and Appliances. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
From left, Quesnel RCMP members Const. Matt McGregor, Const. David Judge and Const. Jaylan Hundial accept donations at the RCMP’s Stuff a Cruiser fundraising event Saturday, Dec. 5 at the West Park Mall. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: Quesnel RCMP’s first Stuff a Cruiser campaign a huge success

The RCMP collected 2,456 pounds of food, an 8’x16’ trailer full of toys and $4,164 in cash, gift cards

From left, Quesnel RCMP members Const. Matt McGregor, Const. David Judge and Const. Jaylan Hundial accept donations at the RCMP’s Stuff a Cruiser fundraising event Saturday, Dec. 5 at the West Park Mall. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ginger Davidson (far left) donates to Friends of Bouchie-Milburn Society hamper committee members Elaine Ross, Peggy Smith and Leslie Holland Monday, Dec. 7 outside the Bouchie Lake Hall. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Friends of Bouchie-Milburn Society collecting Christmas hamper donations

The society’s hamper committee held a drive-thru donation drive Dec. 7

Ginger Davidson (far left) donates to Friends of Bouchie-Milburn Society hamper committee members Elaine Ross, Peggy Smith and Leslie Holland Monday, Dec. 7 outside the Bouchie Lake Hall. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Quesnel Pick 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

  • Dec 7, 2020
The Quesnel Pick 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.
From left, Quesnel RCMP members Const. Matt McGregor, Const. David Judge and Const. Jaylan Hundial accept donations at the RCMP’s Stuff a Cruiser fundraising event Saturday, Dec. 5 at the West Park Mall. The RCMP are back at the mall Sunday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel RCMP collecting food, toys at West Park Mall

The detachment’s first Stuff a Cruiser fundraiser is already off to a great start

From left, Quesnel RCMP members Const. Matt McGregor, Const. David Judge and Const. Jaylan Hundial accept donations at the RCMP’s Stuff a Cruiser fundraising event Saturday, Dec. 5 at the West Park Mall. The RCMP are back at the mall Sunday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Arrow Transportation Services Ltd. brought a pickup truck load of non-perishable food donations in colourful Christmas-themed bags to the Quesnel Salvation Army Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. From left, Steve Williams, Adam Ligertwood and Anita Reid from Arrow present the donations, which totalled 880 pounds, to Salvation Army Major Debbie Gatza. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Salvation Army very grateful for community support

Arrow dropped off 880 pounds for the food bank Nov. 30, and a QDA food drive is currently underway

Arrow Transportation Services Ltd. brought a pickup truck load of non-perishable food donations in colourful Christmas-themed bags to the Quesnel Salvation Army Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. From left, Steve Williams, Adam Ligertwood and Anita Reid from Arrow present the donations, which totalled 880 pounds, to Salvation Army Major Debbie Gatza. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
From left, Kurt Pethick of Integris Financial, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel (BBBSQ) administrative assistant/marketing co-ordinator Joanie Newman and BBBSQ board vice-president Kristina Stewart drew the three winning names in BBBSQ’s WestJet Ticket Raffle Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel picks raffle draw winners

Rose Scott won the first prize in the non-profit’s WestJet Ticket Raffle

From left, Kurt Pethick of Integris Financial, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel (BBBSQ) administrative assistant/marketing co-ordinator Joanie Newman and BBBSQ board vice-president Kristina Stewart drew the three winning names in BBBSQ’s WestJet Ticket Raffle Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
In this file photo from 2019, Tammy Burrows of the Wild Women of the North Society organizes the donations before the group of volunteers begins assembling Christmas hampers Dec. 22 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society Native Friendship Centre. The society is collecting food hamper items again this winter, along with winter clothing and warm gear. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

There are many ways to help fill Christmas hampers in and around Quesnel

Many businesses, volunteers and the RCMP are collecting hamper items over the next few weeks

In this file photo from 2019, Tammy Burrows of the Wild Women of the North Society organizes the donations before the group of volunteers begins assembling Christmas hampers Dec. 22 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society Native Friendship Centre. The society is collecting food hamper items again this winter, along with winter clothing and warm gear. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
The Quesnel RCMP detachment will be donating the goods collected for the holiday season to four local charities. (Quesnel RCMP)

Quesnel RCMP hoping to ‘stuff a cruiser’

Items donated on Dec. 6 and 7 will be given to four local charities

The Quesnel RCMP detachment will be donating the goods collected for the holiday season to four local charities. (Quesnel RCMP)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Iconic Salvation Army fundraiser faces increased demand, challenges due to COVID-19

Charity says it has not seen an increase in demand like this for decades

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association board members Carol Weremy and Melissa Gonzalez accept a $3,999 donation from Tim Hortons staff members. The money was raised during the 2020 Smile Cookie campaign. (Photo Submitted)

Quesnel Smile Cookie campaign generates almost $4,000

The Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association is very grateful for the support

Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association board members Carol Weremy and Melissa Gonzalez accept a $3,999 donation from Tim Hortons staff members. The money was raised during the 2020 Smile Cookie campaign. (Photo Submitted)
Paramedic Will Rogers donates his pandemic pay to the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau Nov. 5. Rogers is challenging other front-line workers to donate their pandemic pay as well. (Photo: Submitted)

Paramedic donates pandemic pay to B.C. charity, challenges others to do same

Will Rogers gifts $2,000 each to Surrey Food Bank and Surrey Christmas Bureau

Paramedic Will Rogers donates his pandemic pay to the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau Nov. 5. Rogers is challenging other front-line workers to donate their pandemic pay as well. (Photo: Submitted)
From left, Quesnel Good Cheer co-ordinator Dianne Greenwood with long-time volunteers Karen McKelvie and Linda Sales in the 2019 Good Cheer headquarters located in West Park Mall. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Quesnel Good Cheer no longer doing Christmas hampers

Executive thanks the community for 28 years of support

  • Nov 7, 2020
From left, Quesnel Good Cheer co-ordinator Dianne Greenwood with long-time volunteers Karen McKelvie and Linda Sales in the 2019 Good Cheer headquarters located in West Park Mall. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)