Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Society receives provincial boost

Funding will cover cost of one worker at food bank

The Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Society is receiving help from the provincial government for on-going operations, thanks to Community and Employer Partnership funding, announced Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness.

“We are partnering with the AHCSS to help them update and modernize their operations,” said Throness. “The participant in this program will gain valuable work experience and provide a beneficial service to the AHCSS, including the food bank.”

Under a Job Creation Partnership, the Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Society will receive $25,629.39 that will provide up to 52 weeks of work experience for one eligible participant to serve as an event coordinator for the food bank. This project will support the AHCSS with marketing, fund-raising projects and establishing a database. The total cost of the project is $44,370.37.

“We are looking forward to expanding the profile of the food bank, enhancing its connection with the communities, partners and contributors which is made possible by the Job Creation Partnership,” said Grace Admiraal-Blansjee of Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Society. “It allows us to better serve the needs of our communities and make valuable connections within the Agassiz-Harrison area.”

 

 

 

Just Posted

Sewage fees going up 10% in Harrison Hot Springs

Residential homes will pay $22.50 more in 2019 to flush their toilets

Origami-inspired art lights up Chilliwack art gallery

Chilliwack textile sculpture artist Sylvie Roussel-Jannsens presents Whole, a solo exhibition

Missing Chilliwack man last seen on Island 22

Paul James Braumberger, 66, hasn’t been heard from since Jan. 11

AESS senior girls eyeing spot in basketball provincials

The team needs to move up one more ranking get a place in the championships

End ‘exploitative’ parking fees at Lower Mainland hospitals, group says

HospitalPayParking.ca is criticizing a new contract between health authorities and Impark

VIDEO: Harrison sailor looking for competitors to race model boats

Bernhard Van Velze is hoping to create a club for model sailboats at Harrison Lake

Former Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

M’s legend Edgar Martinez, Rivera, Mussina also make the grade

South Surrey mother ‘never called 911’ after killing daughter, court hears

Crown submits evidence shows Lisa Batstone wanted eight-year-old Teagan to die

Why would the B.C. legislature need a firewood splitter?

First sign of police involvement in investigation of top managers

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Heavy snowfall expected for Coquihalla, Okanagan valley

Coquihalla highway, the Connector, and Highway 3, from Princeton to Allison Pass are getting snow.

Judge annuls hairdresser’s forced marriage to boss’ relative

Woman was told she’d be fired if she didn’t marry boss’s Indian relative so he could immigrate here

Video: Runaway Coquihalla dog returned to owner

Archer, the dog found roaming along Coq. Hwy. on Jan. 19, has been reunited with owner

Most Read