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

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