Recipients of Whistler Blackcomb Foundation grants announced in July are:
Whistler Community Services Society; to top up a fund granted by the municipality to build Whistler’s first thrift store in Function Junction, to service financially restricted residents throughout the corridor.
The SAFE Program; for a satellite clinic to be set up at the Whistler/Blackcomb staff housing site. Funds to support staffing for healthy sexuality counselling and birth control supplies.
Easter Seals 24 hour relay for physically disabled children; to top off pledges raised by a 20-member Whistler/Blackcomb mountain staff team running to raise funds for Camp Squamish.
Walter Zebrowski Memorial Fund; to top up the existing fund currently managed by the Whistler Rotary Club, so that a community service scholarship of $500 can be sustained and awarded to a secondary student each year.
Whistler Children’s Centre; to assist Whistler’s only daycare centre in meeting its new fund-raising goal to build playgrounds with appropriate drainage, shade, grass, play structures, shelter and aesthetic appeal currently missing. Funds will be allocated in a phased in plan over two years. Largest single donation every by the foundation.
The Crisis Centre; to support the establishment of the first community education program on suicide prevention and awareness, and stress management in the Sea to Sky Corridor. During the 1998-99 school year 40 one-hour group seminars, plus one-on-one counselling on a needs basis, will be provided to 1,200 Grade 8, 9 and 12 students in the corridor’s four secondary schools.
Sea to Sky Community Services Society; For a toy lending library at the parent-tot drop in centre in Squamish.