Excerpt from New West Record article
by THERESA MCMANUS | January 4th, 2017 On-line edition
Quayside Community Board helps charities
The Quayside Community Board may have postponed this year’s boardwalk festival and sale, but it didn’t leave charities out in the cold.
Along with providing entertainment, vendors and food for locals to enjoy, the annual sale has also raised funds for local charities. While this year’s sale didn’t take place, the board recently donated $1,000 to the Group of Five and $1,000 to the Lions Club of New Westminster.
“These charities depend on donations to make a lot of good happen in our city and beyond,” board president Vickie Turvey said in a press release. “We all know the good work of the Group of Five and their campaign to buy equipment for Royal Columbian Hospital, and the Lions Club, who use this specific donation to purchase Christmas gifts for the seniors at Buchanan Lodge.”
The Quayside Community Board unanimously agreed to donate the funds, a portion of the money set aside for the next year’s festival, to the two groups to help them achieve their goals.
“We are so thrilled that this donation will put smiles on the faces of those facing illness or seniors who would otherwise be ignored over the holiday season,” Turvey said. “Thanks to the work of these good people, Christmas will be just a little more joyous in New Westminster.”
To date, the Quayside Community Board has supported the community by donating more than $10,000 to several local not-for-profit groups.