On Monday, the Barriere 911 Emergency Services Golf Tournament coordinators handed out $6,000 in funding for youth in the Thompson Valley. The coordinators, consisting of Barriere Fire Chief Al Kirkwood, BC Ambulance paramedic Debbie Young, RCMP Cpl. Darin Underhill, and RCMP Cst. Dana Newel said they were very pleased to support all applicants and a very diverse group of youth initiatives in the valley.
“These initiatives will provide assistance to new and existing services and two scholastic bursaries,” said Underhill, also noting there is still $2,000 remaining in the fund for startup next year.
The 911 Tournament coordinators presented funding cheques to the recipients in front of the Barriere Fire Hall with representatives from almost all groups in attendance. Recipients of the funding are: Barriere Curling Club, Barriere Secondary School Senior Boys Basketball Team, Barriere Elementary School (Ms. Williams’ Grade 5/6 for the Community Garden), Bonny Cruzelle-Myram Memorial Scholarship, Celebration of Rural Living Expo and Trade Show (Youth Challenge), Farm Kids Scholarship Fund (Bullarama), North Thompson Fish and Game Club, North Thompson Recreation Society, North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre (After School Program), and Yellowhead Community Services (Friday Night Youth Drop In).
“We would like to thank all sponsors and participants for their very gracious support this year. We are proud to give back to our communities and help provide positive and healthy options for our youth in the valley,” said Underhill.
The coordinators say they are already excited about next year’s event, with many people talking about plans for 2013. They especially look forward to seeing supporters out on the links in the spring!