Eleven organizations receive funding from the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation

The Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation, through its True Sport Youth Fund, will donate between $1,000 and $5,000 to the 11 different regional groups.

Eleven Bow Valley sports and recreation clubs will receive additional funding.

The Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation, through its True Sport Youth Fund, will donate between $1,000 and $5,000 to the 11 different regional groups.

“True Sport Youth Fund partners are working together to improve the accessibility, inclusivity and affordability of sport and recreation for youth in the community,” said Cathy Geisler, Executive Director of the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation. in a press release.

“We endorse True Sport’s vision that positive sport and recreation contribute to a stronger community, and we support the principles of True Sport. »

The fund was established in 2016 as a partnership between the Wim and Pauw Foundation, the True Sports Foundation and the Bow Valley True Sports and Recreation Council to help oversee the awarding of funds to organizations.

Organizations receiving funding include Banff Canmore Speed ​​Skating Club, Banff Skating Club, Bow Valley Kayak Club, Bow Valley Riptides Swim Club, and Bow Valley Squash Foundation. The Canmore Illusions Gymnastics Club, Canmore Indoor Climbing Society, Canmore Nordic Ski Club, Canmore Skating Club, Rundle Mountain Cycling Club and Canmore Soccer and Football Club are also receiving funds.

“Each of these Bow Valley clubs provide positive and rewarding sporting experiences that instill character in participants, build community and increase opportunities for excellence,” Karri Dawson, CEO of the True Sport Foundation, said in a statement. Press.

Funding applications are accepted annually from non-profit sport and recreation groups. Funding is decided based on the number and type of applications and the grant must meet the immediate needs of clubs such as the purchase of equipment, financial support and assistance with coaching education, according to the press release. .

The Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation has a budget of $1.4 million for 2022 to be allocated to active lifestyles, education and community development. The foundation was established in 2013 and is a private organization based in Banff with funding from Banff Caribou Properties Ltd. and the Banff Lodging Company.

The True Sport Foundation is a national organization that helps sports make a positive contribution to individuals and communities. The Bow Valley True Sport and Recreation Council was formed in 2015 with a mission to promote sport and recreation in the Bow Valley.

“These clubs have an incredibly positive impact on so many people in our community,” Geisler said in the press release. “Staying active is the key to happiness, mental well-being and just plain fun. We are delighted that the foundation’s financial support is enabling more people to get out and have fun.

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