Dale Jensen, president of the Westholme School Society, is looking forward to events being planned for the 100th anniversary of the school in 2023. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dale Jensen, president of the Westholme School Society, is looking forward to events being planned for the 100th anniversary of the school in 2023. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Community groups benefit from council grant-in-aid funding

Several Chemainus and area organizations on the list for 2023

Several Chemainus organizations are on the list of those receiving grants-in-aid from the Municipality of North Cowichan.

“During council’s committee of the whole meeting we worked through a list of community grant-in-aid applications and approved a final list,” noted Councillor Chris Istace.

The list was approved at the Jan. 18 council meeting for inclusion in the 2023 budget.

”I was very pleased to see council support for much-needed increases for Cowichan Neighbourhood House and the Chemainus Museum,” added Istace.

“So many great Chemainus groups supported this year and I hope the funding lets them achieve their goals for the year. Thank you to all our community volunteers and non-profit organizations.”

The Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association will receive $38,600 and the Chemainus Valley Historical Society that runs the Chemainus Valley Museum will get $8,500.

Among the other local recipients are: Chemainus + District Chamber of Commerce ($27,500); Chemainus Business Improvement Association for flower baskets ($24,000); Chemainus Theatre Festival Society ($20,000); Chemainus Cemetery through the St. Michael and All Angels Church ($1,000 to offset water and garbage fees); Chemainus Communities In Bloom ($7,600); Chemainus Rotary Club ($500); and the Westholme School Society ($500).

Twenty-one grants totalling $225,400 were approved at the meeting.

Others receiving grants from the municipality included: B.C. Forest Discovery Centre ($25,000); Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce ($34,000); Cowichan Valley Basket Society ($3,000); Cowichan Bring Back Bluebirds ($2,000); Take A Hike Foundation ($1,500); WildsafeBC ($3,000); Cowichan Historial Society ($5,500); Cowichan Music Festival ($200); Maple Bay Community Association – Canada Day ($3,500); Somenis Community Association ($7,000); Vimy Community Club ($3,000) and Cowichan Rugby Club ($5,000).

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Chemainus Cemetery is among grant-in-aid recipients to offset water and garbage fees. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Cemetery is among grant-in-aid recipients to offset water and garbage fees. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association receives $38,600 from North Cowichan. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association receives $38,600 from North Cowichan. (Photo by Don Bodger)

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