Congratulations to the SCFoWA

2015 marked the 33rd Anniversay for the Sunshine Coast Festival of Written Arts. SCFoWA holds THREE endowments at the Foundation. The 30th Anniversary Endowment, the Marie Steele Memorial Endowment and the Lynn Pakulak Endowment.  Here are some pictures from the Festival (credit: Cathie Roy) Read More

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My Health, My Community

My Health, My Community – series of dialogues hosted by the SCCF This series of community dialogues was another great example of how the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation can affect leadership and change in our community – driven by YOU. In late 2012, past Board Director, Bill Beamish, realized that Vancouver... Read More


Jean Clarke loved the Parent & Tots program

Jean Clarke, a longtime supporter of the Sunshine Coast and its Community Foundation has died at age 92 of age-related complications. Jean was a passionate advocate of children and families. Her work with the Gibsons Parent Tot program was legendary. She and sister, Pauline, provided music and song to... Read More

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The Shirley Macy Park Project

by Judi Lees Take one illustrious green space, mix in an enthusiastic neighbourhood with creative ideas, bundle this with a generous community, add some incredibly hardworking citizens and you have the Shirley Macey Park Project. Located on Chamberlin Road in Gibsons, Shirley Macey Park is part of Soames Hill... Read More


Heather & Bill Beamish love art!

By Judi Lees Bill and Heather Beamish love art. In fact, they enjoy collecting visual art to the point that they laughingly comment that their Gibsons home is running out of wall space.  I enjoy the environment that art creates in our home and I love the dialogue it creates, says Bill who is currently beginning... Read More


New Endowment Honours Iris Lowewn

June 2009 - Tzaddi Gordon -  Iris Loewen, the newly retired chief librarian for Sechelt and District Public Library was honoured by the Library Foundation board with the creation of a Sunshine Coast Community Foundation endowment in her name. Iris (centre) is pictured here with Don Basham and Margaret Page from... Read More

Saying Good-bye to an Industrious Librarian (Iris Loewen)

By Judi Lees Iris Loewen is passionate about books, libraries, research and literacy.  How fitting that the Sechelt Public Library Association recognize the recently retired Head Librarian with the establishment of the Iris Loewen Endowment.  Grants from this fund will support programs and activities at the... Read More

SCCF continues to grant in tough times

  Written by Tzaddi, June 29th, 2009 In spite of a downturn in the investment sector of the economy, through prudent management of funds, the ongoing generosity of the Sunshine Coast community and a timely donation of funds from the Sechelt Community Projects Inc. the Foundation was able to give grants to 16... Read More

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