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Foundation Announces $100,000 Trail Extension Grant

    News & Events    February 1, 2018

The Salt Spring Island Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 Shaw Family Fund Grant. Partners Creating Pathways (PCP) will receive $100,000 for the construction of the community pathway between Booth Canal Road and Baker Road. PCP will eventually extend the Ganges Village Pathway Network from Ganges village to Portlock Park, and this is a significant step toward the completion of this goal. The grant is part of a bequest left to the Foundation by May Cree Shaw.

Kees Ruurs, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, says, “This new section of pathway is an important addition to community infrastructure. It will improve pedestrian safety along a dangerous section of road and encourage more people to walk. The existing pathways have been a great success and are used by residents and visitors of all ages, from babies in strollers to the elderly.”

This section of pathway will also create a walking loop that connects Baker Road, a PARC trail leading to Harrison Road, and Booth Canal Road back to Lower Ganges Road.

Planning for the new pathway is already well underway, and it is hoped that construction will take place this spring. The pathway will also feature plantings of daffodils and wildflowers, a bench, a map kiosk and an interpretive panel with historical information about the Shaw family, including photos.

Jean Gelwicks, PCP Chair, says, “The SSI Foundation has been a huge supporter of community pathways on Salt Spring from PCP’s beginning. We heartily thank them for this support and all they do for our community. We could not be more pleased.”

The Salt Spring Island Foundation is awarding $500,000 in grants from the Shaw bequest over a five-year period. The first $100,000 Shaw grant was awarded in 2017 to The Root, Farmland Trust’s new local food processing, distribution and storage facility. Funds from the Shaw bequest have also supported other important community projects, such as the Shaw Family Community Gardens and The Cedars affordable housing project, which assists women and children and senior women in need.

Applications for the next $100,000 grant, to be awarded in early 2019, will be accepted this fall with a deadline of November 30. Eligible projects will benefit a broad range of islanders, meet a top priority in the community, be shovel-ready, and provide a concrete opportunity for the Shaw family name to be recognized. For more information regarding application criteria, please contact the Salt Spring Island Foundation at 250.537.8305.

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