Annual Sponsors

The Province of British Columbia

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia. Community Gaming Grants support the delivery of community organization programs that benefit the citizens of British Columbia. For more information please follow the link below.

The Province of British Columbia

We acknowledge the financial support of Interior Health, whose support funds programs that benefit the citizens of British Columbia.

Invermere Health Care Auxillary

The Invermere Health Care Auxiliary Society is a registered charitable organization with over 150 volunteers, who are dedicated to raising funds for the improvement and enhancement of the Health Care in the Columbia Valley. This Auxiliary is known for its commitment to health care in the District of East Kootenay.

The Auxiliary is able to raise funds through the Thrift Store which is located right on the main street of Invermere (7th Ave). Since 1977, the Thrift Store started recycling, reusing and re-purposing donated goods. Over the years, the Society has raised many hundreds of thousands of dollars for equipment and patient comfort, working tirelessly to strengthen health initiatives in the Columbia Valley.

The Thrift Store operates 7 days a week! That’s right – the Auxiliary volunteers are at the store each day of the week. On average, over 27,000 volunteer hours are donated each year. These hard working women and men are sorting and pricing the donated items and placing the items for sale on the store’s shelves.

In 2018 alone, Invermere Health Care Auxiliary donated $450,000 for the care, comfort, safety and medical needs of our community. Since 2001, we have donated $2,276,151.

Address: 1229 7th Ave, Invermere, BC
Phone: 250-3425552
Website: http://invermerethriftstore.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/invermerethriftstore

Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiative Grant

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) supports efforts by the people of the Basin to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being and to achieve greater self-sufficiency for present and future generations.  Working closely with people who live in the Basin, CBT develops and delivers programs and initiatives that respond to their needs and supports communities.

Columbia Valley Community Foundation

The Columbia Valley Community Foundation (“Foundation”) is a collection of endowment funds established by donors from all walks of life to build legacies in our Valley communities. Funds are pooled and invested with the income distributed as grants to charitable organizations, and students, in a broad and inclusive manner that benefits the Columbia Valley between Spillimacheen and Canal Flats. The Foundation, on behalf of its donors, has distributed more than $410,000 to registered charities that identified and led over 131 projects in the areas of: recreation, community facilities, children and youth, arts and culture, health and safety, the environment, literacy, student awards and social services.

Together with its community, a foundation enables the unique and essential spirit that flourishes when people believe their community holds possibilities for everyone.

District of Invermere

Located in the Columbia Valley surrounded by the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the east, the Purcell Mountains to the west and nestled beside the sandy shores of Lake Windermere. This lakeside resort community is the place for all seasons.Whether you plan to locate your business here, invest in the area, relocate your family or enjoy the abundant recreational opportunities, Invermere has it all!

Regional District of the East Kootenays (RDEK)

The RDEK functions as a partnership of the municipalities and electoral areas (unincorporated areas) within its boundaries. These local governments work together through the RDEK to provide and coordinate services in both urban and rural areas. The municipalities and areas of the Columbia Valley include the District of Invermere, Village of Radium Hot Springs, Village of Canal Flats, Areas F & G.

The Village of Canal Flats

We invite you to take a journey to a place where sense of community, friendship and pride lives together in perfect harmony.

Canal Flats is nestled in the heart of the Kootenays halfway between Cranbrook to the south and Invermere to the north. It is a place where one can experience Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and deer roaming the streets. Canal Flats offers a variety of amenities, such as a public beach, arena, golf course, walking trails and parks.

The Village of Radium Hot Springs

Home of the World Famous Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pools

Radium Hot Springs is located in BC, Canada. Located on the “warm side of the Canadian Rockies,” Radium Hot Springs is British Columbia’s best mountain getaway village with unlimited outdoor activities, great dining, golfing, skiing, natural hot spring pools, and the most beautiful alpine scenery you can imagine. This small, visitor-friendly community is busy with activities, special events and attractions. You will find all you need to enjoy a fabulous holiday.

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