"What we do for ourselves is gone when we're gone, what we do for others, that's our legacy." You’ve worked hard all your life and you’ve done your best to raise healthy, happy, well adjusted, productive children. Over the years you have probably volunteered with...
Fund Facts: Skillicorn-Melanchuk Bursaries Carrie Skillicorn and Ruth Melanchuk were sisters. Carrie started her career in the Military and upon retirement worked as a sales clerk at Eaton’s department store in Abbotsford.
Ruth Melanchuk married young, had two boys and became a homemaker. Both sons were interested in the arts and the youngest was musically inclined.
Carrie was the recipient of Ruth’s estate and contacted her friend Bill Walker to start a fund with the Mission Community Foundation. The Skillicorn-Melanchuk Bursary was created in 2001 to provide bursaries for students pursuing post-secondary education in arts and music.
After her death in 2003, Doreen Phelps, acting as executor of Carrie Skillicorn’s estate, approached the Mission Community Foundation to start a new fund in Carrie’s name. The Carrie Skillicorn Fund was also created as a Bursary for post-secondary education in business.
In February 2019 the Mission Community Foundation received instructions to combine the two bursaries into one. This combined Bursary is available to graduating Mission students pursuing post-secondary training in Music, Arts and Business Administration.
Since 2003 this fund has helped 21 students with a total of $13,500 in scholarships. If you would like to help a student study music, arts or business administration, donate today! ... See MoreSee Less
Lovely to see the work progressIt's a nice day in Mission for some gardening. An area at Mission Memorial Hospital is getting a little attention from the ladies at Mission Health Care Auxiliary. (The Cottage Thrift Store)
Thank you Mission Community Foundation for providing the funds to purchase the plants for this area <3
Mission Community Foundation office had a fire on Sunday. We are working towards setting up temporary location. The office phone has been forwarded to Angie’s cell 778-347-6888. We will keep you posted. ... See MoreSee Less