College foundation seeking proposals for cash awards

Two awards worth $1,660 each are available for those who submit proposals for the CJDC Radio and Television Community Project Award. The awards are given for projects with a cultural focus that benefit the Northern Lights College Community, but the awards are designed to be flexible to allow for as much originality and creativity as possible from the applicant. The award was established by the former owners of the local radio and television stations, and is given each year to the project proposal selected by a panel of individuals from the region.

Applications are also being accepted for the William and Mary Wanka Art Promotion Fund worth $950. The award is available to any member of the community throughout the NLC region who wishes to carry out a project that promotes art at the college or in the community. The award is made possible through a donation made to the NLC Foundation by the late William Wanka, a distinguished Peace Country resident who died in 1992. Both William and his wife Mary, a well-known and widely celebrated artist who died in 1984, were avid supporters of the arts in the Dawson Creek area.

Application submissions and proposals for either award should include a clear description of the project, how the intended objectives and outcomes will benefit the community, a detailed budget, and, if applicable, letter(s) of support from community groups or members. The deadline for submitting applications or proposals for either of the awards is Nov. 30. Applications should be sent to Northern Lights College Foundation, 11401­8th Street, Dawson Creek, B.C., V1G 4G2.

For more information, contact Donna Kane, executive director of the Foundation, at 250-784-7613 or by email at [email protected], or go online to


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