Rick Hopkins installs cabinets at the new Qualicum Beach Kiwanis Co-op Housing Project while Dominique Genereux

‘She’s a pretty good kid’

Qualicum Beach teen donates part of her university savings to Kiwanis Co-op Housing Society

Dominique Genereux, 17, donated $100 from her university savings to the Qualicum Park Village Affordable Housing Project last week and she’s daring others in the community to match those funds.

“It’s $100; a lot of people could make that in Qualicum Beach,” said Genereux.

The KSS student said she wanted to make the donation an amount that was small enough for people to match, but big enough to make a difference. Her $100 came from the money she earned working at a part-time job to help pay for university expenses like books.

Genereux, who’s mother is a director on the Kiwanis Housing Society board, knew that the Affordable Housing Project was the avenue in which she wanted to help the community as soon as she went to the site. “When I saw it I thought, ‘This is so great.’ Qualicum needs this,” she said. “It’s great for the community.”

“She’s a pretty good kid,” said Genereux’s mother, who is proud of her daughter’s donation. “She’s going to do good things in this world.”

Genereux aims to go to UVic next year to take applied sciences in the hope of becoming an engineer.

Michelle Genereux said if people want to take on her daughter’s challenge, they can donate their $100 though Pat Weber, president of the Kiwanis Housing Society, at 250-951-1159 or they can donate online at:

qualicumaffordablehousing.com

Just Posted

Parksville seniors getting stronger with age

Weightlifting couple qualify to compete at Worlds Masters in Montreal in August

Camera captures cougar lurking in Parksville’s Foster Park neighbourhood

Resident shared photo to alert others to big cat’s presence

RDN tipping fees set to go up in July

The Regional District of Nanaimo is set to increase tipping fees at… Continue reading

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

No injuries, pollution in Vancouver Harbour ship collision: Transport Canada

Transportation Safety Board says it has deployed a team of investigators look into the incident

Budget 2019: Five things to watch for in the Liberals’ final fiscal blueprint

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the Trudeau government’s final budget on Tuesday

New concussion guidelines launched for Canada’s Olympians, Paralympians

The guidelines will be in effect at this summer’s Pan American, Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru

Alphonso Davies doubtful for Canada game against French Guiana in Vancouver

Canada will be without injured captain Scott Arfield and veteran Will Johnson

Watchdog called after man who yelled racial slurs at B.C. vigil hurt during arrest

BC RCMP say man was ‘acting suspiciously’ at prayer vigil for victims of New Zealand mosque shootings

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh steps into the House of Commons, making history

Burnaby South MP becomes first visible minority to lead a federal party in the House of Commons

Reeling Port Alice about to lose its only bank

Scotiabank branch closure follows latest mill setback, bad for business and the elderly

Most Read