RDN approves District 69 grants

The Regional District of Nanaimo was in a giving mood last week.

At the Committee of the Whole, grants for District 69 (Parksville Qualicum Beach) organizations and schools were approved for the board’s endorsements. The following grants-in-aid totalling $12,952 were approved;

• Bowser Seniors Housing Society, $1,500, which will go towards the cost of advertising for the society’s development application.

• Inclusion Parksville Society, $3,000, to be used to purchase concrete pads, picnic tables and a barbeque for its flagship Canada Day Community Celebration.

• Oceanside Building Learning Together Society, $1,020, for the purchase of books for the Books for Babes program.

• Oceanside Hospice Society, $4,832, for the purchase of equipment and advertising for volunteers for its equipment loan program.

• Oceanside Volunteer Association, $200, for advertising and posters for the Wellness and Volunteer Fair.

• Royal Canadian Legion Qualicum Beach Branch #76, $1,600, toward the purchase of a food cooler.

• Royal Canadian Legion Bowser &Area Branch #211, $800, for supplies and promotion for the Canada Day 150th Birthday Celebration.

The District 69 Youth Recreation grants totalling $10,695 are:

• Ballenas Secondary School, Tribune Bay trip – $2,500;

• Ballenas Whalers Football Support Society, helmets – $2,000;

• Bard to Broadway, youth theatre workshop facility rental – $460;

• Bard to Broadway, performing arts education series facility rental – $1,200;

• Bow Horne Bay Community Club, Halloween party – $1,200;

• District 69 Family Resource Association, summer youth program – $900;

• Oceanside Community Arts Council, summer camp supplies and signage – $1,435; and

• Ravensong Aquatic Club, pool rental – $1,000.

The District 69 Community Recreation Grants totalling $14,625 are:

• Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association, Food Skills for Families – $1,000;

• Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association, Coombs Candy Walk – $1,000;

• Bowser Elementary School PAC, playground project – $1,000;

• Corcan Meadowood Residents Association, Canada Day – $1,000;

• Corcan Meadowood Residents Association, Halloween event – $1,000;

• District 69 Family Resource Association, 2-week day camp – $600;

• Errington Cooperative Preschool, art supplies – $1,000;

• Errington Elementary School PAC, grade 3 swim program – $1,000;

• Kidfest Society, equipment rental, event and site expenses – $1,300;

• Oceanside Community Arts Council, seniors art program – $1,000;

• Parksville Indoor Slo-pitch League, equipment – $1,100;

• Parksville Oceanside Pickleball Society (formerly Parksville Qualicum Pickleball Club), equipment – $1,000;

• Qualicum Community Education and Wellness, music program – $1,250;

• Qualicum Woods Residents’ Association, neighborhood picnic – $375; and

• Van-Isle Walking Soccer, equipment – $1,000.