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Learn more about our past grant recipients:

Powell River Academy of Music

In its short history the Academy has grown to a performing arts school, encompassing music, dance, visual arts and theater with a student body of over 800 and a faculty and staff of 34. The Academy has not only grown in scope and size but also has established world renowned festivals; the International Choral Kathaumixw; the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific as well as the Annual Concert Series to enrich the lives of the students and the citizens of Powell River.




Powell River Film Festival

The mandate of the Powell River Film Festival is:


  • To raise the public’s artistic knowledge and appreciation of cinematic art by producing an annual film festival

  • To provide a forum for students and the public to view, discuss and learn from documentary films of the highest aesthetic quality, and to increase their understanding of the art of filmmaking

  • To enhance the knowledge and development of local and regional filmmakers by offering workshops on topics such as animation, camera technology, lighting, sound and editing



Grant Recipient Archives

The Foundation is pleased to have contributed to a diversity of organizations and projects that, in turn, contribute to the community at large.


Miklat Recovery Society   Purchase of Van

PRISMA  Youth Exchange Program

Powell River Film Society  Youth Ambassador Program

Powell River Salvation Army  Food and Clothing Programs

Powell River SPCA  Spade and Neuter Program

Powell River Therapeutic Riding Association  Purchase of Therapy Horse

Powell River Sr Society  Mobility Project

Two high school student scholarships


Le Club Bon Accueil Society ♦ Forest Exploration Park Development Project

Powell River Film Society  ♦ Youth Adventure in Film Camp

Powell River Salvation Army ♦ Food and Clothing Programs

Tla’Amin Nation   ♦ Tribal Journey 2022

Townsite Heritage Society  ♦ Capturing Stories of Historic Townsite Project

Two high school student scholarships


Friends of Film Society Powell River ♦ 2020 Youth Film Project

Friends of Powell River ♦ Anonymous Helpers (food and clothing program)

PR Academy of Music ♦ Fire Regardant Backdrops

PR Hospice Society ♦ End of Life Planning

Project PRISMA ♦ Promotional Materials

PR Senior's Society ♦ Commercial Potato Peeler

PR United Church ♦ Monday Night Pasta Dinner

Townsite Heritage Society ♦ House Histories and Heritage Vol IV


Friends of Film Society of PR (operating as PR Film Festival) ♦ Film Festival Youth Project

Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) ♦ Master Classes – Behind the Curtain at the Symphony

PR Academy of Music ♦ Piano Dolly

Powell River Action Centre Society - Food Bank ♦ Storage Shelves

Powell River Hospice Society ♦ Music Therapy for Hospice Clients

PR Therapeutic Riding Association ♦ Therapy Horse

Townsite Heritage Society ♦ House Histories and Heritage: Volumes III & IV


Club Bon Acceuil ♦ 50th Anniversary Commemoration

Cranberry Community Hall Association ♦ Infrastructure upgrade/Canada 150 Grant for 75th Celebration

Friends of Film Society of PR (operating as PR Film Festival) ♦ Film Festival Youth Project

Inclusion Powell River ♦ Preschool Entrance “Art Space”

Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) ♦ Master Class and Canada 150 Grant PRISMA on the Beach Celebration

PR Academy of Music ♦ Public Washroom Renovation

PR Therapeutic Riding Association ♦ Two stall Horse Shelter

Townsite Heritage Society ♦ Signage Renewal


Conseil jeunesse francophone de la CB (BC Francophone Youth Council) ♦ Jeux francophones de la Colombie- Britannique (BC's Francophone Games)

Evangel Pentecostal Refugee Committee ♦ Syrian Refugee Family Re-establishment

Friends of Film Society of PR ♦ 2017 Film Festival

PRISMA (See 2013) ♦ PRISMA on the Beach 2016

PR Diversity Initiative with PR Employment Prog. Soc. ♦ Family Place Sprouts Gardening Program

PR Historical Museum & Archives Association ♦ First Nations Cultural Arts Demonstrations

Cranberry Community Hall Association ♦ Cranberry Hall External Beautification

Life Cycle Housing Society ♦ Community Garden Upgrade - Ontario Ave. Apartments

PRISMA (See 2013) ♦ 2015 Youth Engagement Project

PR Academy of Music ♦ James Hall Green Room Renovation

PR Parks & Wilderness Society ♦ Sunshine Coast Trail Infrastructure

PR Friends of Film Soc (operating as PR Film Festival) ♦ 2015 Film Festival

Malaspina Arts Society ♦ "Converging Visions" - Artist Residency Landon Mackenzie

22 Red Knight Squadron (Royal Can. Air Cadets ♦ "Face Lift" Clubhouse Upgrade

PR Diversity Initiative Soc / PR Employment Prog. Soc ♦ "Our Family Friendlly Community" - PR Family Place

Canadian Red Cross ♦ Decreasing Bullying in SD #47 - Bullying Prevention Prog.

Sierra Club of BC Foundation ♦ Building Community Capacity for Conservation Outcomes

PR Model Comm. Project for Persons with Disabilities ♦ Video Documentary "This is a Groundswell"

Therapeutic Riding Society ♦ Horse Shelter Project

Inclusion Powell River Society (formerly PRACL) ♦ Celebrating 60 Years of Inclusion in PR

Kiwanis Housing Society ♦ Seniors’ Program Activities Enhancements

Lund Community Society ♦ Lund EATS - Increasing Access to Local Food Production

Malaspina Art Society ♦ 25th Anniversary Public Are Project

BC Branch Navy League ♦ Youth Sailing Boats Refurbishing

PRISMA - Pacific Region Interntl. Summer Music Acad. ♦ Youth Audience Expansion Program


PR Academy of Music ♦ Music Stands for Youth Orchestra

Lund Community Society ♦ Farm to Table Program


Powell River & District BC-SPCA ♦ Spay & Neuter Program
Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society ♦ Playground Equip; Outdoor Fitness Zone, Larry Gouthro Pk.

PR Historical Museum & Archives ♦ Archival Supplies for Exhibits
PR Child, Youth, & Family Services Society ♦ Youth Resource Centre Pilot Project
Townsite Heritage Society of PR ♦ Henderson House Interpretive Centre Access for Disabled
The Ecole Cote de Soleil Parents Association ♦ Playground Planning



Powell River Salmon Society ♦ Lang Cr. “Salmon Ambassador” Volunteers’ Workshop

Sunshine Coast Lifetime Network Society ♦ Training to Support Families with Disabled Adult Children

Powell River Forestry Museum ♦ Willingdon Beach Trail Upgrade
Paddling for Life Society ♦ Sunshine Coast Final Fling 2010 Regatta



Source Club Society ♦ Women’s Health Network Community Events

PR Forestry Museum ♦ Willingdon Beach Trail Upgrade

Powell River & District Branch B.C. SPCA ♦ Spay & Neuter Financial Assistance Program

Townsite Heritage Society of Powell River ♦ Henderson House Interpretive Society

Powell River Academy of Music ♦ Acquisition of Steinway Grand Piano

Powell River Historical Museum & Archives ♦ Archival Supplies to Preserve Holdings

Powell River Film Festival Society ♦ Teens’ Adventures in Film Camp; 5 Minute Film Contest



BC Conservation Foundation ♦ Public Awareness re “Bear Aware” Program

PR Film Festival ♦ Adventures in Film Camp for Teens

PR Historical Museum ♦ Website & Storage Enhancements

PR & District Branch B.C. SPCA ♦ Spay & Neuter Financial Assistance Program

PR Therapeutic Riding Association ♦ Manure Management Program

PR Sunset Homes Society ♦ Refurbished Centennial Homes Units


PR Historical Museum & Archives ♦ Equipment for Presentations

PR Therapeutic Riding Society ♦ Manure Composting Program

PR Comm Serv Assoc–Women’s Health Network ♦ Public Events (6) Re Women’s Health
Clansmen Pipe Band ♦ Acquire / Replace Uniforms
PR Sunset Homes ♦ Refurbish Seniors Housing Units

PR Comm Serv Assoc–Poverty Law Advocacy ♦ Promote New Community Service

B.C. Schizophrenia Society, PR Region ♦ Stand Up for Mental Health Comedy Troupe Perf.

Model Comm. Project for Persons with Disabilities ♦ Public Information re Society & “Measuring Up” Initiative

PR Forestry Museum ♦ Willingdon Beach Trail Maintenance

BC Conservation Society ♦ Bear Aware Program

PR Youth & Family Services ♦ Key to Kindness” Initiative


PR Academy of Music ♦ Kathaumixw International Choral Festival

St. John Ambulance ♦ First Aid Education Program K to Gr. 7

Savary Island Land Trust ♦ Update Savary Island Stewardship Guide

Texada Island Heritage Society ♦ Museum Summer Host and Archivist

PR Therapeutic Riding Society ♦ Stable Yard Revitalization for 2007 Disability Games

PR & Area SPCA ♦ Spay & Neuter Financial Assistance Program

PR Gymnastics ♦ Foam Training Pit

PR Sunset Homes ♦ Seniors Housing Unit Maintenance


PR Academy of Music ♦ Symphony Orchestra of the Pacific (SOAP)

PR Historical Museum & Archives ♦ Microfilm Reader-Printer Parts

Savary Island Land Trust ♦ Visitor Stewardship Brochure

Model Comm. Project for Persons with Disabilities ♦ Employment & Living Skills Program

PR Therapeutic Riding Society ♦ Enlarge Barn; Train Instructor

PR Judo Club ♦ Mats & New Sub-floor

PR Transition House ♦ Doing It on Your Own Conference for Single Moms

PLAN(Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network) ♦ Senior Parents Future Planning for Disabled Son/Daughter

PR Sunset Homes ♦ Centennial Homes Upgrade



PR Sunset Homes Society ♦ Refurbishing Seniors Housing Units

PR & District Branch BC SPCA ♦ Spay & Neuter Financial Assistance Program

PR CSA – Paddling for Life Dragon Boat Project ♦ Dragon Boat & Trailer Purchase

PR Academy of Music ♦ Symphony Orchestra of the Pacific (SOAP)

PR Brain Injury Society



PR Leisure Service

PR & Region Transition House Society

PR & District Branch SPCA

PR Sunset Homes Society

Community Services Association

St. John Ambulance Volunteer Brigade

PR Therapeutic Riding Association

Townsite Heritage Society of PR

Malaspina Art Society



Sunshine Folk Festival Society

Seventh Day Adventist Church

PR Parks and Wilderness Society

Kelly Creek Community School

PR Academy of Music

PR Military Association

Learning House Young Parent Program

Malaspina University College

PR Historical Museum

Parish of St. David and St. Paul

B.C. Schizophrenia Society


Senior Housing

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