First year of funding awarded; register now for April 30 event to support year two
Many locals recognize CFJC-TV Boogie the Bridge as a fun community walk / run ~ what they may not realize is that the run raises needed funds for local charities.
The Boogie the Bridge Society recently awarded the Kamloops Arts Council’s Crossing Bridges Outreach program $25,584.50.
Crossing Bridges delivers visual arts workshops to individuals facing challenges that may include poverty, addictions recovery, domestic abuse and/or mental health issues. The program provides participants with the chance to connect with others, learn new skills, build self-esteem and share their voice with the community. The project culminates in an annual gallery exhibition that celebrates health, wellness and connection through art.
The Boogie the Bridge funding goes specifically to programming for children, youth and families. To date, Boogie the Bridge has raised over $1M for local charities over the past 20 years.
“It’s amazing to receive this funding,” said Rachel Casponi, Kamloops Arts Council outreach coordinator. “Boogie has enabled us to expand our programming to reach even more youth and families through partner agencies such as the Boys & Girls Club, Family Tree, and the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism.”
View a photo of Cathy Colborne and Jo Berry (Boogie the Bridge Society) presenting the cheque to Rachel Casponi, KAC Crossing Bridges Outreach Coordinator.
A similar amount was presented to A Way Home, which prevents youth homelessness.
For more information about Crossing Bridges, visit www.kamloopsarts.ca.
To register for Boogie the Bridge (kids’ mini Boogie, 5K, 10K or 21K) and help raise even more funds for Crossing Bridges and A Way Home, visit www.boogiethebridge.com.