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B.C. & Yukon


2005 Highlights

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  • RBC holds book drive to benefit YWCA. In 2005, RBC sponsored Vancouver's Unique Lives & Experiences event. As North America's foremost women's lecture series, this event provides intellectual entertainment, meaningful dialogue and stimulating interaction to thousands women across the continent every year. But in Vancouver, participants had a chance to make a difference in their community as well. (July 2005)
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Local Initiatives

  • British Columbia: At the Super Cities WALK for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), RBC employees raised over $50,000, helping the MS Society division achieve a record-setting $1 million for MS research, programs and services.

  • British Columbia: For the fifth consecutive year, RBC donated $25,000 to the B.C. Library Association's Summer Reading Club, a province-wide program that encourages children to read throughout the summer.

  • Burnaby: RBC Foundation donated $3,000 to Community Living Society's Pottery Works project, an Art Studio & Cooperative, enabling people with disabilities to become productive, employable potters.

  • Delta: RBC donated $5,000 to the Burns Bog Conservation Society to support Wetlands in Suburbia Education Project, to educate children and teachers about ecological values of peat lands by focusing on Burns Bog, the world's only estuarine raised peat bog found on a Mediterranean climate. The program provides teachers with curriculum-based educational material related to peat bogs and hands-on experience through onsite field trips.

  • Kelowna: RBC Foundation donated $20,000 to the Central Okanagan School District to support Helping Hands, a reforestation program undertaken in partnership with the Regional District of Central Okanagan, the City of Kelowna, the District of Lake Country and the District of Peachland. The program is intended to reforest areas of the Okanagan damaged by fire, insect infestations or construction and to teach environmental stewardship skills to students and the community. More than 25,000 elementary and high school students participated in the 2005 Helping Hands event, planting 130,000 seedlings.

  • Kelowna: RBC funded the "Helping Hands" reforestation program to raise awareness about reforestation and plant in students' minds the idea that the environment is vital to their future. In all, 23,000 students, staff and volunteers planted a total of 134,000 seedlings at 50 sites in Kelowna.

  • Nanaimo: RBC donated $50,000 to the Surgical and Maternity Facilities Expansion at Nanaimo General Hospital.

  • Penticton, British Columbia: Every payday, RBC staff at Penticton Main Branch donate money to a special branch fund that they use throw a Christmas party for the less fortunate citizens in their town.

  • Prince George: The RBC Foundation donated $9,500 to Street Spirits — a youth-driven theatre company that uses drama to help youth identify solutions to problems they might face. RBC's donation will be used for educational programming that will address the impact of alcohol misuse on families.

  • Prince George: RBC donated $40,000 to the Prince George Regional Hospital for renovations to the Maternal Childcare Centre for Excellence.

  • Richmond: RBC donated $9,000 to the Richmond Art Gallery's Family Sundays Program, in order to make the visual arts accessible to low-income families free of charge in Richmond. Each-three hour session is organized on a drop-in basis and provides an enjoyable, non-intimidating environment for children and parents. Family Sundays is facilitated by a group of 10-12 high school students who are interested in a career in arts and culture.

  • Surrey: The RBC Foundation donated $150,000 to the Surrey Memorial Hospital for its new Emergency Centre. Employees also set a fundraising goal of an additional $300,000 over five years through fundraising activities.

  • Vancouver: RBC Foundation donated $10,000 to PLEA Community Services Society of BC's KidStart program. Over 225 at risk children (under 12) receive support through the positive mentoring services offer by PLEA's trained volunteers. Youth are assigned to adult volunteer mentors, who commit to spending 3 hours a week for one year to involve kids in activities such as a trip to the movies, an afternoon of skiing or simply a quiet walk on the beach. Their friendship and encouragement lets these kids know they are cared for and provides them with opportunities to experience success and achievement.

  • Vancouver: The RBC Foundation donated $50,000 to the Lions Gate Hospital for its emergency department.

  • Vancouver: RBC employees helped raise over $638,000 for the United Way.

  • Vancouver: RBC Foundation donated $7,500 to Festival Vancouver's Community Access program, providing admission to more than 2000 disadvantaged persons to 50 concerts and another dozen throughout British Columbia in August 2005.

  • Vancouver: RBC employees raised $350,000, through in-branch sales of Jungle Buddies stuffed animals and participation in Jeans Day, for B.C.'s Children's Hospital.

  • Vernon: RBC donated $4,500 to the Vernon Museum's traveling memory trunk, which contains artifacts from the region's gold-rich history. The trunk will travel to schools throughout the Okanagan.

  • Victoria: More than 40 young musicians, aged 12 - 15 from a variety of schools in Greater Victoria will receive training at a level that they would not normally attain thanks to the Cathedral Festival Youth Initiative, a program offered by the Victoria Conservatory of Music and supported by RBC Foundation with a $4,000 donation.

  • Whitehorse, Yukon: RBC employees donated baked goods to raise over $1,500 for South Asian Tsunami Relief.


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