AVCF hands out grant money

The Alberni Valley Community Foundation has handed out discretionary grants for 2012 to a number of deserving charities.

The Alberni Valley Community Foundation has handed out discretionary grants for 2012 to a number of deserving charities.

This is the 14th year that the foundation has provided grants, totalling more than $180,000, to charities within the Alberni Valley.

This year’s cheques were given to Gareth Flostrand of the Port Alberni Centennial Committee; Terry Deakin of Port Alberni Family Guidance; Frances Ketteringham of the Community Arts Council; Rondi Shanks for the “Our Town” program; and Maggi Slassor and Ian Arklie of the Port Alberni Marine Rescue Society.

There are still more applications for funds than the earnings the community foundation generates, spokesman Hugh Grist said.

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