Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Spring 2022 Funding

The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Awards
$400,000 to Sea to Sky Initiatives

July 2022:

The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation is excited to announce that they have recently awarded over $400,000 in charitable grants to Sea to Sky non-profit organizations.  

“The Foundation is committed to helping organizations that benefit residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor. It is truly rewarding to get back to our normal funding cycles and disburse these funds to some amazing local non-profits,” said Mei Madden, Executive Director of the WBF.  

$100,000 was granted to the Black Tusk Nordic Events Society to support the development of snowmaking facilities at Whistler Olympic Park (WOP). WOP is home to several Nordic clubs, a key destination for coastal & touristic recreational Nordic skiers, and host to many high-profile events.

Sea to Sky Community Services has received a grant of $65,000 in support of the new Sea to Sky Foundry opening in Squamish this Fall. This grant will support the design of the entrance lobby, and contribute to the provision of walk-in support, including counselling and peer support services for youth.

The Whistler Adaptive Sports Program Society received $40,000 toward a transport vehicle to assist with moving adaptive sports equipment to various programs throughout the Sea to Sky. The WASP Society will be completing its 22nd year with over 2700 lessons taught in eighteen adaptive sports across the Corridor. Programs provide a supportive environment, as well as opportunities for people with disabilities and neurodiversity to become physically active and focus on their abilities.

$20,000 was awarded to the Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association for much needed improvements to the Brennan Park Skills Park; a key resource for families, young people, and newer riders to learn important bike handling skills in a safe environment.

The Howe Sound Curling Club received $20,000 to support their Arena Heating Project that will introduce heating into the curling arena using sustainable and environmentally friendly enhancements. These equipment upgrades will improve ice conditions and increase user comfort.  

St’at’imc Northern Tribe Powwow Society has received a grant of $18,000 to help complete a crucial phase of construction for the 15,000-seat arbour to host their first annual world-class competitive powwow in August 2023. The powwow will provide an opportunity for all people, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to gather and celebrate the strengths of Indigenous peoples, language, culture, and practices.

Over $12,000 was awarded to the Pemberton Canoe Association for the purchase of new boats in support of their Flatwater Development program.

Almost $10,000 was granted to the Whistler Skating Club to support an upgrade in equipment for the Can Skate Program. This purchase of tools and equipment will help the club meet the needs of their unprecedented growth in membership.

Also included among the successful recipients within this spring funding period were the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler Film Festival Society, Outward Bound Canada, Ecole Les Aiglons - Squamish, Myrtle Philip Community School, Whistler Writing Society, Whistler Field Hockey Club, Stewardship Pemberton Society, and the Squamish Food Bank Society.

The Foundation also matched all Whistler Blackcomb employee donations to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Environmental Fund which supports environmental projects in the Sea to Sky Corridor. 

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