Press Release - Township of Spallumcheen Mayor and Council to Provide $1500.00 Towards School Lunch Programs (Kindly Donated by FortisBC)

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE:       June 14th, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

Township of Spallumcheen Mayor and Council to provide $1,500 towards School Lunch Programs Kindly Donated by FortisBC

 

School lunch programs at all five area schools to get a boost after Mayor Christine Fraser, Township of Spallumcheen, was the successful recipient of a $1,500 Community Investment donation from FortisBC at the annual Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) Conference, held this year in Penticton, BC. 

 

The generous donation of $1,500 from FortisBC was awarded through a booth draw at the conference for a Municipal Government to put towards a not-for-profit society within their community.  Council deliberated at their Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting as to which community organization they could award the cheque to.  After much deliberation, Council decided that the most important program is the school lunch program. 

“We have so many deserving organizations within our community it was a tough decision to make,” said Mayor Fraser, “Council unanimously agreed that every child should have the opportunity to eat”. 

As the Township of Spallumcheen has five deserving schools, the $1,500 will be divvied up into in $300 increments to the Armstrong Elementary School, Highland Park Elementary School, Len W. Wood Middle School, Pleasant Valley Secondary School and the Seventh Day Adventist Junior Academy.

A cheque presentation from Mayor Christine Fraser and Spallumcheen Council, FortisBC and each school will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 9:00 am at the Township of Spallumcheen Municipal office at 4144 Spallumcheen Way, Spallumcheen, BC.

Media and the public are invited to attend the cheque presentation on June 21, 2019 at 9:00 am.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY:

 

WHAT:            School Lunch Program Cheque Presentation

WHO:             Join FortisBC, the Township of Spallumcheen Council and members of the community for the                                        presentation

WHEN:            Friday, June 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

WHERE:          Township of Spallumcheen Municipal Office

                        4144 Spallumcheen Way, Spallumcheen BC

 

Funding and support for this event has been provided by FortisBC.

For more information, please contact:

 

Cindy Graves, Corporate Officer

Township of Spallumcheen

Phone: 250-546-3013

Email: cindy.graves@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca

Nicole Brown, Communications Advisor

FortisBC

Phone: 250-470-2208

Email: nicole.brown@fortisbc.com

Friday, 14 June 2019