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A list of successful applicants, representing a diverse range of community issues


  • Kohan Garden Infrastructure Project - Slocan Lake Garden Society

  • Kubota Doors  - Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society & the Village of Slocan

  • Sandon Trails Historic Signage Project - Sandon Historical Society

  • Chanterelles Valley Youth Choir - Slocan Valley Youth Choir & the Slocan Lake Arts Council

  • Slocan Valley Better at Home - W.E. Graham Community Service Society

  • Wild Voice for Kids Slocan - Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network

  • Promotion and Onsite Development Slocan Lake Green Burial Ground - Slocan Lake Green Burial Society

  • Community Events - Healthy Community Society of the N. Slocan Valley & Zion United Church

  • Slocan Environmental Archives Project - Smum iem & the Rural Alternatives Research and Training Society

  • Spark in the Dark Lantern Festival - Spark in the Dark Lantern Festival Society & the BC Rural Health Network

  • Adventure Lab: Hands on Summer Activities for Youth - West Kootenay Education Resource Society

  • Bosun Hall Kitchen Flatware Replacement - Lucerne Association for Community Education


  • New Denver & Area Housing Society - New Denver Housing Project, sponsored by Turner Zion United Church

  • Krestova Doukhobor Community Society  - Krestova Community Ice Rink

  • New Denver & Area Community Hamper Society - A New Beginning

  • Living Lakes Society - Expanding Water Monitoring

  • Mt. Sentinel Secondary School/District #8 - Mt. Sentinel Wellness Hub

  • The Hidden Garden Gallery - Hidden Garden Gallery Summer Program, sponsored by Slocan Lake Arts Council

  • After School Sports and Arts Initiative - Winlaw School Community Garden, sponsored by Rural Alternatives Research & Training Society (RARTS)

  • Wildsight - Bannock in Bloom

  • Brent Kennedy Elementary School/District #8 - Brent Kennedy Elementary Outdoor Learning Space

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  • The Valhalla Foundation for Ecology – Slocan Lake Wetland Restoration project

  • School District #8 Kootenay Lake on behalf of WE Graham Community School – Organic Pollinators Garden

  • The Rural Alternatives Research and Training Society (RARTS) on behalf of the Slocan Park Hall Society – Outdoor Ice Rink project

  • Hills Recreation Society on behalf of the Valhalla Hills Nordic Ski Club – Grooming Tracks project

  • Hills Recreation Society on behalf of the North Slocan Trails Society – Sandon K&S Trail XC Grooming Equipment Update

  • The Village of Slocan on behalf of the SV Heritage Trails Society – Rail Trail Equipment Replacement Fund

  • Zion United Church on behalf of the Healthy Communities Society – Community Events 2021-2022 project


Outdoor Ice Rink Project


Rail Trail Equipment Replacement


Rail Trail Equipment Replacement


  • Village of Slocan/Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society – Rail Trail Equipment Replacement Fund
  • New Denver Hospice Society – Grief Journaling Program
  • RARTS/Slocan Valley Community Arts Council – 2nd Arts and Culture Faire
Projects adjudicated for the federal Emergency Community Support Fund and topped up by the SVLF.
  • Hills Recreation Society and New Denver and Area Youth Network – Fostering Youth Wellness
  • WE Graham Community Service Society – Community Mental Health Support Project
  • Kalein Hospice Centre Society – Expansion of the NavCan program to the Slocan Valley
  • Kutenai Art Therapy Institute – Expansion of online services

  • SqX Danza – Creating online accessibility to programs


  • Slocan Valley Seniors Housing  20th Anniversary

  • Slocan Lake Arts Council  Valhalla Community Choir

  • Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy  Financial Literacy

  • W.E. Graham Community Services Society Youth Technology Program, Food Bank garden upgrades

  • Rural Alternatives Research & Training  Peter Pan

  • Nelson Women’s Centre  Sinixt Curriculum Project

  • Slocan Lake Garden Society  Kohan Garden Pond


  • Slocan Lake Gallery Society/Hidden Garden Gallery  Creating a New Gallery

  • W.E Graham Community Service Society  Inter-Generational Cooking

  • New Denver Hospice Society  Office Renovation/Remodel for Bereavement Centre Addition

  • Corporation of the Village of Slocan/Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society  Rail Trail Safety Equipment Purchase

  • Rural Alternatives Research and Training Society  Vallican Whole Art Gallery Project


  • W. E. Graham Community Services Society  Computer lab upgrade

  • Rural Alternatives Research and Training Society  Basement Renovation

  • Hills Recreation Society/ Slocan Lake Stewardship Society  Wild Days Program

  •  Zion United Church /Healthy Communities SocietiesHealthy family activities


  • Hills Recreation Society and Slocan Lake Stewardship Society Wild Days Program

  • Passmore Volunteer Fire Department  Swift Water Rescue Equipment

  • Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy  Telling Our Life Stories Program

  • RARTS and Bee Awareness Society  Educational bee hives and display

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Thank you to all the groups that applies in 2016. Successful applicants received their cheques at the AGM on May 30, 2016.

2015 GRANTS - Fifteen in Fifteen!

The Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society (SVCLS) is thrilled to announce that grants totalling $15,000 have been awarded to 9 recipients in the Slocan Valley for 2015! This is up from $5000 in 2013 and $8000 in 2014. The successful applicants, representing a very diverse range of community issues, are:

  • W.E. Graham Community Services Society – Networks for New Parents

  • Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society – Housing Project Start Up Coordinator

  • Hills Recreation Society/Healthy Community Society of the North Slocan Valley – Slocan Elders Book of Food and Wisdom

  • Rural Alternatives Research & Training Society [RARTS] – Vallican Whole Sign Project

  • RARTS/West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op  Building Profitable Farms, Permaculture-Based Education

  • W.E. Graham Community Services Society/Slocan Valley Cultural Alliance – Unity Festival

  • RARTS/Dumont Creek Burial Society  Cemetery Mapping

  • Rosebery Parklands Development Society – Trailhead Maps

  • Valhalla Fine Arts Society – Youth in Concert Series

We are grateful once again for a generous contribution from the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation which allows us to continue to support community in such a positive way.



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Happy 2015 Grant recipients with checks in hand.


The successful recipients of the 2014 grants were announced at the Society’s AGM on May 20, 2014. A total of $8000 (up from $5000 in 2013) was distributed to six deserving organizations:
  • New Denver Hospice for the “Save the Memorial Gardens” project
  • Columbia Basin Alliance Literacy – Adult computer and literacy program
  • Village of New Denver/Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre  Community celebration of the 20th anniversary of the centre
  • Rural Alternatives Research and Training Society/West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op  Development of


In 2013 the Fund supported four different initiatives: The Unity Music Festival, the Silverton Gallery, a Financial Literacy Day (hosted by CBAL and the Slocan Valley Early Childhood Community Advisory Council), and Concerts in Care, a program that provides music for seniors.

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