All the Prince Rupert non-profit recipients of this year's Northern Savings Board Sponsorship program

Northern Savings Credit Union hands out cheques for local recipients of the Board Sponsorship program

The Northern Savings Board of Directors handed out $15,000 in cheques at Prince Rupert's Northern Savings Credit Union branch on Oct. 15.

With International Credit Union Day quickly approaching, the Northern Savings Board of Directors handed out $15,000 in cheques at Prince Rupert’s Northern Savings Credit Union branch to a number of local non-profit projects and events on Oct. 15.

CEO Ken Doleman and Northern Savings board members attended the short ceremony, as well as members of groups organizing projects and events.

“Northern Savings Credit Union believes it is important to contribute to the growth and well being of our diverse communities. We are proud to support innovative community initiates through our Board Sponsorship program,” Doleman said.

The board accepts applications each summer from community groups for a maximum of $5,000. This year eight groups received funding.

School District received the highest amount of funding, $5,250, to provide instruments for the grade 5 band pilot project.

The North Coast Health Improvement Society received $2,500 for a new bone mass density scanner.

The Prince Rupert Self Advocacy Group accepted a cheque for $2,000 to be put towards the 14th annual Self Advocacy Conference, which is taking place this week.

Members of AFFNO could not attend the short cheque handing out ceremony, however the group will receive $1,500 for their book mobile van.

Three groups were given $1,000; the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce for their Raising Stars Mentoring Program, the Dancers on Broadway for their travel to New York, and the Prince Rupert Community Halloween Fest Society for their annual Children’s Halloween Festival.

Finally, the Fellowship Baptist Preschool received $750 for Happy Healthy Children Gym Equipment.

The Northern Savings Board of Directors set aside $60,000 to support initiatives to improve quality of life for people living in the communities they serve. Additionally, the board has partnered with other Northline Credit Unions to assist in a five year funding project for a Northwest Cancer treatment facility.


Just Posted

Heart of Our City: Louisa Smith finds home within

After surviving residential school, Louisa Smith became a counsellor to help others through trauma

Killer Joe coming to the Rooney Theatre

Prince Rupert’s Harbour Theatre will present the dark comedy on June 1 and 2

Rupert hockey player wins Canada Cup West on Northwest team

Maddy Niesh helped the Northern Wolfpack claim its second straight cup

Northern resident killer whale numbers reach record high

Population numbers have more than doubled since the 1970s

WEB POLL: Do you think improving passenger rail service will replace Greyhound’s bus service?

Via Rail has been referenced as a possible alternative to cancelled northern bus services

MVP Of The Week: Synchronizing the Rainbow Warriors dragon boat

Lead paddler, Leeanda Wahl, is from Digby Island established a rhythm and camaraderie on the dragon boat team

Giant beer tanks arrive in new B.C. home city

Molson Coors tanks finish river journey and move to overland trip in Chilliwack

VIDEO: Pipeline supporters rally across B.C.

Five simultaneous events organized by month-old Suits and Boots lobby group

VIDEO: B.C. woman praises burn fund after boat explosion in 1978

White Rock woman was 16 years old when she was left with second- and third-degree burns

B.C.’s Ryan Craig, Vegas Golden Knights chase history

Local product behind bench for expansion team’s incredible championship run

CP rail workers give strike notice

Employees could walk out as early as Tuesday at 7 p.m. PT

Suspected scammer attempts to use Black Press newspaper to dupe woman

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre offers tips after Langley resident received suspicious call

Vote points to abortion being legalized in Ireland

Voters asked whether to keep or repeal Eighth Amendment to Roman Catholic Ireland’s Constitution

Most Read