Volunteer awards celebrating community leadership for Canada 150
In support of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Island Savings is celebrating community leadership across British Columbia by recognizing local volunteers who are making meaningful contributions in our communities. Do you know someone who’s making a difference? Is it you?
Throughout 2017, we’re selecting 52 volunteers who are devoted to developing positive and vibrant communities. That’s one person every week from regions throughout BC. Nominate an inspiring volunteer and he/she could be eligible to make a $1,500 donation, courtesy of First West Credit Union, to the non-profit or charity of their choice.
We like to think of it as simple generosity.
The stories behind #SimpleGenerosity
Behind every dollar awarded there is a story of inspiration and generosity. We’re proud to share these stories – stories of your community – with you.
Vancouver Islander Kristy Martin Hale is donating her $1,500 award to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley. It’s been 11 years since Kristy first became a big sister, and to this day these two regularly spend time hiking the Island’s great outdoors, swimming, skating, doing crafts and just hanging out. With remarkable compassion, Kristy is always a source of encouragement for her little sister—a shoulder to lean on during difficult times, and a cheerleader there to celebrate every success. It’s no surprise that these two will be lifelong friends! Also a positive advocate for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Kristy leads by example—her story illustrates the benefits of mentorship, and encourages others to participate in the program. Thank you for inspiring us Kristy!