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Lumby group promotes legacy

The Whitevalley Community Resource Centre continues to spread the message that residents are responsible for the health of their community.

The Lumby-based group recently held a breakfast to promote its Legacy Fund campaign, which has a $800,000 fundraising goal over five years.

“To all the friends and supporters in attendance, the message was loud, clear, and consistent…contributing to the Legacy Fund is an investment in this community’s future,” said Paul Fisher, campaign co-chairperson.

Among the services offered are counselling for adults and families, addictions counselling, after-school activities, Kid’s Zone in Cherryville, summer day camps, toddler programs, cooking classes for those on a budget, seniors drop-in, health information for seniors, Good Food Box and Internet access.

“The Legacy Fund is important to ensure the continuation of these programs and services,” said Joanne Kineshanko, campaign co-chairperson.

Luring the breakfast, donors, Judy Phillips, Kevin Acton and Dave Bosomworth all shared why they chose to support the Legacy Fund.

“I ask you all to remember the core values of a healthy community regarding its most vulnerable and to invest your charitable givings in Whitevalley Community Resource Centre, because it is here for all of us and is an investment that is sure to give back,” said Bosomworth.

For more information or to donate, call 250-547-8866 or go to


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