Valemount Gives!

Groups benefit from successful vALEmount Craft Beer Experience event & Valemount Senior Citizens Housing receives $1000 donation

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VCBE Event:

When you look at the amount of funds received by the recipients, it’s obvious that the first year of the Valemount Craft Beer Experience (VCBE) was a resounding success.
The event was intended as a fundraiser for groups and organizations that support veterans in particular and the community in general.

Proceeds from this year’s event were to be divided between the Communities for Veterans Foundation as main recipient and the Valemount Royal Canadian Legion Branch 266 and the Valemount Arts and Cultural Society (VACS) as remaining recipients.

Paul Nichols (right) founder of Communities for Veterans accepts a cheque for $12,500 from Michael Lewis of Three Ranges Brewing Co. and creator of Valemount Craft Beer Experience.  
Paul Nichols (right) founder of Communities for Veterans accepts a cheque for $12,500 from Michael Lewis of Three Ranges Brewing Co. and creator of Valemount Craft Beer Experience.  
Submitted photo
 Michael Lewis (right) presenting Pete Pearson, President of the Valemount Royal Canadian Legion with a cheque for $6,250.
Michael Lewis (right) presenting Pete Pearson, President of the Valemount Royal Canadian Legion with a cheque for $6,250.
Marie Birkbeck photo
Michael Lewis (right) presenting Justin Hooke with a cheque for $6,250 for the Valemount Arts and Cultural Society.
Michael Lewis (right) presenting Justin Hooke with a cheque for $6,250 for the Valemount Arts and Cultural Society.
Marie Birkbeck photo

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Valemount Senior Citizens Housing receives $1000 donation 

Valemount Gives!
Dianne St. Jean photo

Left to right: Marion Farquharson and Dee McEachern, on behalf of the Valemount Senior Citizens Housing Society (VSCHS), accept a cheque for $1,000 from Laura Keil, President of the Valemount Entertainment Society. As a winner of this year’s Tuned In Canada awards, Valemount Entertainment Society (VCTV) received $1000, the funds to be donated to a non-profit organization of their choice. To determine who would receive the money, a random draw was made on Canada Day of Valemount’s non-profit organizations, and VSCHS was the lucky winner. The presentation was made on Friday, July 7 at the Golden Years Lodge on Main Street.

 VCTV has won the award twice before, in 2014 and 2016, in the category of Best Entertainment Programming for their “Discover Valemount” series, co-produced with Tourism Valemount. In the case of both wins, the random draws for the $1,000 went to the Canoe Mountain Rodeo Association in 2014, and the Valemount Quilters Guild in 2016. The Quilters Guild added $500 of their own money and redirected $750 each to the Valemount Senior Citizens Housing Society and Valemount Meals On Wheels.