Yesterday Mike Bruch, District Manager for Southern Alberta and Kamloops presented a cheque in the amount of $26,000.00 to Lorna Shuter, Shulus Garden Manager, Lower Nicola Indian Band. The cheque represents the successful grant application to the Peavey Mart Community Agriculture Community Grant.
“The grant exists to nourish the entrepreneurial spirit with a focus on Agriculture. We want to help launch good ideas, to give community stakeholders a reason to come together, and ultimately help strengthen the communities where we live and work.” – Doug Anderson, President, Peavey Industries LP:
This grant will enhance LNIBS programming in areas of Elders Program, Children’s Garden, Traditional Medicine Garden, Soup Kitchen, Good Food Boxes and Enhanced Education & Training Programs.Enhanced Education & Training Programs.
The Indigenous communities cited in the Mission Statement are People living within the Thompson, Shuswap, Nicola, Fraser Canyon, Lillooet and Okanagan areas.
This includes persons, groups, or businesses living both on and off reserves as well as in urban or rural settings. The Boards' main objectives include the creation and strengthening Indigenous business development and formation of programming and support measures to prepare Indigenous people entering the labour market.
While there are subsequent Community Futures Development Corporations within our geographical area, the Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations is dedicated to the unique economic development needs of Indigenous Communities.