Sooke Community Association wins $15,000 FortisBC grant

Money will be used to buy a new furnace for Sooke Community Hall



The Sooke Community Association is the winner of a $15,000 FortisBC’s Community Giving grant.

The award was announced at this week’s Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Victoria.

Earlier this year, Fortis invited more than 900 elected officials from the Island, Lower Mainland and B.C. Interior to nominate an organization in their community for a grant.

Sooke Coun. Rick Kasper nominated the community association.

“I am excited and very appreciative of FortisBC for recognizing the volunteers of Sooke,” he said.

The grant will contribute to a much-needed replacement of the community hall’s existing furnace.

“FortisBC has a strong commitment to help strengthen communities where we live and work. By providing these investments, we are able to bring together local governments, nonprofits and business to move that commitment forward,” said Neal Pobran, senior manager of community and aboriginal relations for FortisBC.