Quesnel Community Foundation is taking a step back in time next week.
Even though it’s moving forward offering more than $20,000 worth of grants.
It’s QCF’s annual gala Friday at Quesnel Senior’s Centre.
“It’s a great event and a good time for the Foundation to recognize community importance,” co-organizer Lorna Townsend said.
“In the next 10 years, there will be increased demands to support local community groups if the industrial base declines.”
Friday’s gala features a two-hour performance by Barkerville’s Theatre Royal.
That’s after nine grants totalling $21,000 will be awarded to nine different community groups.
It’s the highest amount QCF has awarded in its six-year history. Last year, $18,200 was granted to nine groups. Since its inception, the Foundation has given more than $60,000 to 39 qualified groups.
Quesnel Community Foundation is a locally-run public foundation that builds and manages endowment funds to support charitable activities in the area. Endowment funds now exceed $500,000.
Friday’s gala begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Awards, a small live auction and Theatre Royal follow.
Tickets, $50 each, are still available at the museum, Carvers, or through Townsend at 747-2988 or Deb Grantham, 747-7491.