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RMOW announces $152K in Community Enrichment Grants to local organizations

RMOW will also award $1K grants to six Whistler Secondary School grads next month
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Executive director Jackie Dickinson of the Whistler Community Services Society, recipient of a Community Enrichment Grant for its counselling assistance program.

At the April 26 council meeting, Whistler officials approved more than $150,000 worth of Community Enrichment Program (CEP) grants to 34 local organizations.

Coming from general revenue, the RMOW’s annual grant program this year handed out $151,800 to a total of 37 initiatives run by local non-profits and societies. The amount provided to each organization cannot be more than half of a program’s total costs.

The list of grants awarded are as follows: 

  1. Community Foundation of Whistler ($3,250)
  2. Howe Sound Women’s Centre - PEACE ($8,000)
  3. Howe Sound Women’s Centre - Whistler Women's Centre - Drop-in ($13,000)
  4. Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society ($5,000)
  5. Sea to Sky Community Services Society - Better at Home ($4,500)
  6. Sea to Sky Community Services Society - Whistler Playgroup  ($5,000)
  7. Whistler Community Services Society - Counselling Assistance Program ($14,000)
  8. Whistler Institute of Learning Society ($2,500)
  9. Whistler Mature Action Community ($2,000)
  10. Whistler Multicultural Society - Multicultural Community Kitchen ($6,273.78)
  11. Whistler Multicultural Society - Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network ($3,000)
  12. Zero Ceiling Society of Canada ($6,000)
  13. Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) ($3,000)
  14. Whistler Farmer's Market – partnership with AWARE ($3,000)
  15. Whistler Naturalists Society ($3,276)
  16. BC Luge Association ($2,000)
  17. Sea to Sky Nordics ($3,000)
  18. Whistler Adaptive Sports Program ($7,000)
  19. Whistler Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club ($4,000)
  20. Whistler Gymnastics Club ($2,500)
  21. Whistler Minor Hockey Association ($4,000)
  22. Whistler Mountain Ski Club ($3,000)
  23. Whistler Nordics Ski Club ($3,000)
  24. Whistler Sailing Association ($2,500)
  25. Whistler Sea Wolves Swim Club ($3,000)
  26. Whistler Skating Club ($4,000)
  27. Whistler Slo Pitch Association ($2,500)
  28. Whistler Sport Legacies Society ($2,000)
  29. Whistler Youth Soccer Club ($5,000)
  30. Axemen Rugby ($1,250)
  31. Whistler Field Hockey Club ($3,100)
  32. Yoga Buggy ($1,000)
  33. The Point Artist-Run Centre Society ($4,000)
  34. The Whistler Writing Society ($2,500)
  35. Whistler Singers ($1,650)
  36. Whistler Valley Quilters' Guild Society ($2,000)
  37. Whistler Chamber Music Society ($1,000)

As part of the program, the municipality also awards $1,000 scholarships to six members of Whistler Secondary School’s graduating class. The school’s Scholarship Committee will provide a list of recommendations before council finalizes its selection in June.

For more information, visit whistler.ca/CEP.