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Community programs provided stability in Lumby

Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA, has announced $30,000 for the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre in Lumby. - Photo submitted
Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA, has announced $30,000 for the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre in Lumby.
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Community-based programs are receiving a boost in Lumby.

The Interior Health Authority has provided a one-time grant of $30,000 to the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre to benefit families and seniors.

“This grant allows us to stabilize our services and support we provide for the upcoming year, and opens up the opportunity to be more responsive to the community’s needs,” said Gay Jewitt, Whitevalley executive director.

“We will have space to be creative and think about the potential partnerships and services we can offer in the future.”

Programs offered by the centre include family counselling, home support programs, parenting groups and workshops, day camps and child drop-in play spaces.

As well, specialized programming offers a senior drop-in program, senior wellness presentations to encourage healthy living, and other fitness, cultural and active living activities.

Youth and other outreach initiatives are also offered through the centre.

, benefiting area families through a wide range of program options. Community resource centres like Whitevalley are valuable to British Columbians, as they offer important resources and assistance to families at any stage of life. The one-time grant provided to Whitevalley will assist them in continuing to offer services and outreach programs that promote healthy, happy families.

“An engaged community is a happy community,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.

“We’re pleased to support the services offered by Whitevalley Community Resource Centre through this grant so they can continue their excellent outreach and family programs.”

 

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