Matching donation program in October pushes Rail Trail donations higher

$1 million added to development money raised with matching October program complete

$1 million was added to the development money raised for the Okanagan Rail Trail with October's matching donation program.

Trail enthusiasts are thrilled with the results of last month’s donation matching campaign for the Okanagan Rail Trail and the generosity of local communities.

Late in September, seven generous trail supporters came forward offering to match donations received during October up to a total of $500,000.

Communities came through, and although final tallies are not yet available, the goal of $500,000 was exceeded, adding over $1 million in one month.

This brings the total to just over $1.8 million since the campaign began in May.

“The foundation for the October campaign was laid by seven donors who are committed to the vision of this legacy project,” said Brad Clements, trail ambassador.

“And it was the generosity of the over 700 donors that made the campaign a huge success.”

“The October campaign really came together as dozens of campaign partners and trail ambassadors encouraged their friends and family, co-workers, and colleagues to join in to meet the $500,000 target,” said Laurie Postill, Coldstream trail ambassador.

“During the month, challenges were issued, businesses and organizations got creative with fundraising, and the community responded.”

Funds raised this fall will go towards work that will make the corridor safer for users, and prepare for future stages of trail development.

Just Posted

The Kelowna Foundation to mark Bell Let’s Talk day with open discussion

The free and open event will answer questions and connect participants with services

Central Okanagan home builders recognized for great work

CHBA-CO recognizes excellence at annual awards gala

Vernon alleged serial arsonist faces sentencing today

The sentencing hearing for William Munton begins at 10 a.m. in Vernon Supreme Court

Hometown Hockey explored in a great weekend in West Kelowna

Special guests, music, games, and free pizza! Hometown Hockey countinues on Sunday.

Lend your voice: apply to join Kelowna council committees

Kelowna council is seeking members for three advisory committees

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America

Woman offers luxury Alberta home for just $25 and a flair for the written word

Alla Wagner ran into health problems, which forced her to list the 5,000-square-foot estate at market value

46% of Canadians $200 or less away from financial insolvency: poll

45% cent of those surveyed say they will need to go further into debt to pay their living and family expenses

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

For Canada, the IMF’s estimate for growth in 2019 was 1.9 per cent, down from expected global growth of 3.5 per cent

‘Gotti’ leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

The nominations were announced on Monday, Jan. 21 with some movies earning up to six nominations

Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 in OT

New England will meet L.A. Rams in NFL title game

Pettersson returns to lead Canucks to 3-2 win over Red Wings

Vancouver’s super rookie has 2 points in first game back after knee injury

Crash closes Coquihalla southbound lane south of Merritt

Accident occurred approximately 26 kilometres south of Merritt

Most Read