CANADA 150 IMPACT for Port Moody- 2017!!!

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Together with the CFC (Community Foundation of Canada) the Port Moody Foundation has the ability to collaborate for $100k in to community projects for 2017 celebrating Canada 150.

The Fund seeks to support thousands of local projects connected to Canada’s 150th, that:

  • ENCOURAGE participation in community activities and events to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.
  • INSPIRE a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that shape our country and our communities.
  • BUILD vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples; groups that reflect our cultural diversity; youth; and official language minorities.

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Community Fund for Canada’s 150th: – Total Allocation - $48,000

($ 9,500 from PMF Fund plus $14,500 City of Port Moody Contribution plus a matching amount of $24,000 from the Federal Government)

The Community Fund for Canada’s150th is a matching program offered by Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) which allows the PMF to double grant opportunities for applicants. The applicant must match by at least 100% the grant award with a combination of cash and/or in-kind contributions. The Community Fund for Canada’s150th provides grants supporting youth, environment, diversity and Canada’s Indigenous culture.

Grants:

1.    Port Moody Arts Centre Society (PMACS)- $3,000: PMACS’ UNITY Project, created on Canada day, was designed to promote human connection, an appreciation of diversity and a realization that we all have something in common. The UNITY project celebrated Canada's 150th by reflecting our cultural diversity in a visual representation of the strength and interconnectedness that occurs when we bond and interact with one another.

2.    Red Fox Healthy Living Society - $500: The “Indigenous Perspectives Port Moody Cultural Night” held on June 23, 2017 was a multi-disciplinary arts expression evening of Indigenous Cultures The event included cultural performances, live music, drumming and a multi-gallery art walk featuring First Nations artists. 

3.    Port Moody Ecological Society - $10,000: The project will invite residents of Port Moody and the public at large to learn from First Nations Knowledge Keepers and storytellers, to experience Coast Salish culture and to collaborate with a Coast Salish carver to design a “Welcome Post Gateway”. This project will provide participants a greater understanding of the history and culture of Canada’s Indigenous People.

4.    Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society (BIMES) - $9,000: BIMES Bio Blitz will engage local citizen scientists, high school and university students to create a baseline inventory of the biodiversity of the Mossom Creek area in Port Moody’s Bert Flinn Park and to educate the public about the local flora and fauna present in a local intact watershed. The intended outcomes are a complete survey of the summer presence of species from a wide variety of taxa and the engagement of the community in meaningful environmental stewardship.

5.    Port Moody Heritage Society (PMHS) - $8,000: PMHS in collaboration with the Royal BC Museum (RBCM) and support from the Government of BC will hold an exhibition and lectures regarding Colonel Richard Clements Moody who was instrumental in the creation of the colony of British Columbia (1858-1863) and set the stage for BC joining Confederation. The exhibition will feature a photo album of historic significance which belonged to Colonel and Mrs. Moody. The album, acquired by RBCM in 2014, will be augmented by RBCM’s collection of the Moody’s personal correspondence.

6.    Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia - $2,500: For a community event in Port Moody to celebrate our diverse community, share inspiration and promote inclusion. The event will include a fashion show, adapted ballroom dancing demonstration and adapted martial arts to:

-       bring together members of the disabled community and able-bodied community in an inclusive cultural event; and

-       to celebrate diversity and inclusion

7.    Seaview Community School - $15,000: The Grant will go towards the creation of an Outdoor Education Centre that will encompass four distinct projects:

-       an outdoor auditorium where students can learn in an environment other than the traditional classroom;

-       an outdoor recreational space including a musical playground where students can learn to create music with non-traditional materials and instruments,

-       an obstacle course for students to develop and build fine and gross motor skills and peer to peer cooperation; and

-       a community garden to integrate biology and ecology lessons through the growing and caring of plants and vegetables.

The Port Moody Foundation is a non-profit Community Foundation focused on supporting social, cultural, ecological and recreational activities that benefit the citizens of Port Moody. Established in 1989, the Foundation has raised money for several charitable and community driven causes. It is recognized as a proud sponsor for a better life in the community and welcomes any gifts or bequests from residents, businesses, associations and other parties to build our Capital Funds Resources.

For more information on supporting the Port Moody Foundation please contact Robert Simons at 604-469-4699 or at info(at)portmoodyfoundation.ca.