Canada 150 Grants

Community Fund for Canada’s 150th

Royal Canadian Legion Armstrong Branch 035 and City of Armstrong

Application: Through Their Eyes Historical Play
Amount: $5,000

Veterans Voices of Canada Association

Application: Keeping History Alive in Vernon archival DVDs of Veterans’ stories
Amount: $2,000

O’Keefe Ranch & Interior Heritage Society

Application: O’Keefe 150 celebratory festival
Amount: $10,000

Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society

Application: Theatre 150+ upgrade to grassland theatre for new programming
Amount: $5,000

BC Drama Association Society

Application: Theatre BC Mainstage Festival back to the original site – Vernon!
Amount: $8,000

Photo credit: roger knox/morning star
Community Foundation of North Okanagan executive director Leanne Hammond (front, second from right) presents the foundation’s first Canada 150 grant of $5,000 to the Royal Canadian Legion Armstrong branch, accepted by Legion public relations director Bill Tames (front, from left), president Ken Brandel and Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper. The money will go towards a play called Through Their Eyes, featuring cast members Christine Pilgrim (back, from left), Rod MacDonald, Carolyn Anele, Beverley Peacock and Meredith Rusk.

About the Community Fund

Canada’s sesquicentennial was a historic event that brought people and places together as we dreamed about our communities and our country. In the spirit of this event, the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, activated a breathtaking array of ideas and activities that brought out the best that Canada has to offer, now and for future generations.

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th was a small grants program that supported community initiatives from coast to coast to coast. The Fund was a collaboration between Canada’s community foundations, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.