Lumby businesses backing Whitevalley centre

Members of the Lumby business community are teaming up to support the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre (WCRC).

Members of the Lumby business community are teaming up to support the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre (WCRC).

Lynn Wudrich of Lumby Century 21 has pledged for the month of March, part of her proceeds to the struggling resource centre, which offers counseling support, education resources and referrals to children, youth, adults, seniors and families living in the communities of Lumby, Cherryville, Whitevalley and Lavington.

For the past few years, the centre has been challenged not only by the changes in the economy, but also by an increased demand for its services.

“Living in Lumby has been a great experience and it’s because of the support everyone shows each other,” said Wudrich. “The resource centre helps so many people in our community, I was excited to be able to support their fundraising efforts.

“March is a great month to start thinking about housing, hopefully people will take advantage of this opportunity and help give back to the community.”

Meanwhile, Ida’s Bakery & Delicatessen and the resource centre have teamed up to create the WCRC cookie to promote the launch of the organization’s new logo.

Like the logo, the cookies are formed in the shape of a tree, and Ida’s is donating 50 cents from every one to the centre.

“Everyone wants to do their bit to help the community and this is right up my ally,” said Art Willman, bakery owner. “I get to help by providing cookies as a way to raise money for Whitevalley and our customers get to be a part of it too. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

“If you have a meeting or event coming up and need to bring a sweet treat, order your WCRC cookies and show your support.”

The cookies will be available at IDA’s until March 17.

Some of the programs offered by the resource centre include: seniors drop-in, Good Times Together Parent & Tot group, youth activities and after-school programs

For more information on the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre’s programs and services, call (250) 547-8866, or visit They are also on Facebook.


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