A major fundraiser has the blessing of Lumby politicians.
Village council has given its support to the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre’s Legacy Fund campaign, which hopes to raise $800,000 over five years.
“I’m a firm believer in self-starting,” said Mayor Kevin Acton.
“You get together seed money and off you go for the rest of time.”
The principle will remain in an endowment fund and the interest generated each year will help cover operational expenses.
WCRC provides a number of program in Lumby, Cherryville and the surrounding area.
For more information on the campaign or to donate, call 250-547-8866 or go to www.whitevalley.ca.
Anyone attending a future sports tournament could take home a permanent reminder of Lumby.
The Lumby Minor Hockey Association has suggested that the village provide medals with Lumby’s logo to individuals at tournaments there.
“It’s a great way to have people remember the community and the community is very proud when putting on sports events,” said Mayor Kevin Acton.
But before a decision is made on issuing medals, some homework needs to be done.
“We will look at the costs and potential partnerships,” said Acton.