Society/Grants

Wells Gray Forest (2010) Society (WGCFS)

The purposes of the society are:

    1. To promote the economic and social welfare of the residents of the Wells Gray Country (including the District of Clearwater), including the provision of support for benevolent and charitable enterprises, federations, agencies and societies engaged in furthering these purposes;
    2. To hold the shares, and receive all the benefit of the shareholdings, of the Wells Gray Community Forest Corporation, which company manages a Community Forest License (the “Community Forest”) in the Wells Gray Country (Thompson-Nicola Regional District Electoral Area ‘A’).

To distribute funds it receives through the operations of the Community Forest or otherwise as follows:

      1. 25% to social needs in the Wells Gray Country (including the District of Clearwater) as determined by the directors
      2. 50% to capital infrastructure improvements in which another person has matched funds in the Wells Gray Country (including the District of Clearwater);
      3. 25% accumulating for larger projects that benefit the Wells Gray Country (including the District of Clearwater) either as a lump sum or ongoing payments.

As shareholder, the society also ratifies and appoints the directors of the WGCFC

There are 7 trustees on the board and they are comprised of;

  • two directors from the Community Forest Advisory Committee (CFAC)
  • two directors from Wells Gray Community Forest Corporation (WGCFC)
  • one director from District of Clearwater (DOC)
  • two directors are Community members at large (CML) from the Wells Gray Country (including the District of Clearwater)

Current Directors are:

Name Position Representative
Richard Christenson
rchristen51@gmail.com
Chair WGCFC
Ted Richardson
tedderrichardson@gmail.com
Vice Chair CML
Heather MacLennan
warren@mercuryspeed.com
Secretary/Treasurer CFAC
Peter Barstow
pvbarstow@gmx.com
Director CFAC
Seppi Wadlegger
sepp@wadlegger.ca
Director WGCFC
Ken Kjenstad
kjenstad@docbc.ca
Director DOC
Cathy Tucker
cathy@mercuryspeed.com
Director CML

This is a summary of funds dispersed to date:

Funding period Paid Out Outstanding
Sept 2011 $99,950.00
March 2012 $74,935.40 $8000.30
Oct 2012 $85,125.00
March 2013 $26,200.60 $73,392.40
Oct 2013 $7,260.00 $42,605.55

 

Funding Period October 2011

Applicant Name

Grant

Yellowhead Community Services

$3,000.00

After Hours Theatre

$350.00

Clearwater District Food Bank

$500.00

Raft River School Pac

$7,000.00

Girl Guides

$1,000.00

Upper Clearwater Farmers Institute

$1,000.00

Clearwater District Hospice Society

$4,000.00

Yelloowhead Community Services

$3,000.00

Yelloowhead Community Services

$4,000.00

Raft Mtn Skating Club

$5,000.00

Clearwater & District Minor Hockey

$5,000.00

Rotary Literacy

$5,100.00

Clearwater Ski Hill

$20,000.00

Evergreen Acres

$20,000.00

Clearwater Sec School equipment

$20,000.00

Clearwater Fire Dept. Fireworks Halloween

$1,000.00

 

$99,950.00

 

Funding Period April 2012

Applicant Name

Grant

Dr Helmcken Hospital Aux

$3,450.00

Wells Gray Outdoor Club

$10,000.00

Blackpool Hall Heritage Society

$3,999.70

Wells Gray Country Service Com

$1,954.49

Yellowhead Community Services

$5,000.00

After Hours Theatre

$900.00

Information Wells Gray

$1,000.00

Upper Clearwater Farmers Inst

$1,500.00

North Thompson Arts Council

$2,000.00

North Thompson Arts Council

$500.00

Vavenby Elementary School

$1,161.21

Yellowhead Community Services

$5,000.00

DOC

$25,000.00

TRU

$3,470.00

Yellowhead Community Services

$5,000.00

Wells Gray Tourism

$5,000.00

 

$74,935.40

 

Funding Period October 2012

Applicant Name

Grant

Clearwater Snodrifters Snowmobile Club

$10,000.00

Clearwater Sec School

$4,325.00

Clearwater Sec School

$17,500.00

Clearwater Sec School

$4,800.00

Clearwater Fire Department

$1,000.00

Clearwater Rotary Club

$4,500.00

Clearwater Rotary Club

$1,000.00

Yellowhead Community Services

$5,500.00

Clearwater Food Bank

$1,500.00

District Of Clearwater

$10,000.00

District Of Clearwater

$25,000.00

 

$85,125.00

 

Funding Period March 2013

Applicant Name

Grant

North Thompson Pony Club

$1,800.00

Blackpool Hall  
Rodeo Rednecks

$963.00

Clearwater Ski Hill

$11,037.60

Raft River PAC

$2,000.00

Clearwater Minor Ball

$1,700.00

Clearwater Elks #499

$10,500.00

Clearwater Sec School  
North Thompson Arts Council  
North Thompson Arts Council  
District of Clearwater  
TNRD  
Clearwater Sec School  
Clearwater Sec School  
NT Aboriginal Cultural Centre Society  
 

$26,200.60

 

Funding Period October 2013

Applicant Name

Grant

Evergreen Acres  
Clearwater Youth Soccer Assc.

$5,760.00

Clearwater & District Food Bank Society

$500.00

Clearwater Rotary Club

$500.00

Cariboo Thompson District Girl Guides  
North Thompson Pony Club  
Thompson Rivers University  
Yellowhead Community Services Society  
District of Clearwater  
Clearwater Rock Hounds

$500.00

 

$7,260.00