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Fund Facts: James Slusarchuk Memorial Fund

James Slusarchuk Memorial Fund The James Slusarchuk Memorial Fund is an open scholarship available to any student graduating from a Mission Senior Secondary School who wishes to pursue post-secondary studies.  Further consideration is given to students who have...

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Fund Facts: Mission Youth Centre Fund – MY House

Mission Youth Centre House Fund - MY House Vic & Hilda Hollister established the Youth Centre fund in 1991 to support Mission youth since its inception Mission Community Services has opened Mission Youth (MY) House. Youth who do not have support networks...

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Beloved Benefactor Passes

Dennis Derrough was a compassionate man who loved his family and his community.  He served on the Mission Community Foundation board of directors from 2008 to 2015 and was the face of the Foundation as the Chair of the Distribution Committee from 2000 to 2015, and...

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2018 Mission Community Foundation Scholarship Awards

On May 2, 2018 the Mission Community Foundation presented 58 students with $70,000 worth of bursaries and scholarships, as well as awarding 2 free tuitions to UFV.  This was our 30th year of presenting awards and we invited Norm Cook, an original board member, and...

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Fund Facts: Calnek FundFamily and community, that’s what the Calnek Fund is all about. Don Calnek was the Treasurer for Mission Community Foundation for a number of years. Recruited by Bill Harris in the 1990’s, Don was voluntold into the position. Not that he minded, Don has a strong knowledge of fund accounting and his skills fit perfectly, he also has a strong sense of community and wanted to help us help others. Over the years, Don noticed the different type of scholarship funds that were created, noting that a number of them had specific career paths in mind. Recognizing that restricting career paths can restrict the fund, the family decided to make their fund open to any field of study at any accredited institution. Don & Elaine’s son Steve plays a major role in this fund as well. He helped contribute to the initial $10,000.00 endowment and we can always count on Steve if we need a top up to the fund to enable a scholarship on any given year. Since inception this fund has given scholarships to 8 children totaling $8000. If you are interested in helping a student further their educational dreams, donate today! ... See MoreSee Less
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Fund Facts: Marilyn McClinton Memorial Fund“A teacher is someone who takes your hand, opens your mind, and touches your heart”; this quote exemplified Marilyn McClinton. Marilyn was a teacher and her passions for reading and teaching touched many young lives in Manitoba, Alberta and BC. She pursued her career with the same passion and enthusiasm as she did with her other passions, hiking, skiing, running and photography. Marilyn even owned a bookstore for 15 years; furthering her teaching of young minds. When Marilyn passed in 2004 the teachers in Mission wanted to do something to memorialize her. They contacted Mission Community Foundation and requested our assistance in setting up the fund. Memorial donations flooded in and with assistance from Marilyn’s siblings the Marilyn McClinton Memorial Fund was ready for distribution in 2008.The fund is a scholarship fund for any student pursuing a career in teaching and since inception it has helped 10 students further their dreams of becoming an educator. Contributions to this fund are received frequently by Marilyn’s siblings. If you’d like to help a student become a teacher, donate today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2021 Grads are winding down, most had their commencements last weekend. Due to COVID protocols Mission Community Foundation did not have a ceremony this year, instead we gave the awards to the schools to deliver. Our Benefactors, Board and Committee miss seeing your smiling faces. If you have a photo you'd like to share, please do so here or email Angie @ scholarships@missioncommunityfoundation.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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