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Yellowknife Community Foundation Awards First Grant from Barbara Bromley Fund for Seniors and Elders

The Yellowknife Community Foundation is excited to announce the award of its first grant from the Barbara Bromley Fund for Seniors and Elders.  The Yellowknife Seniors Society will be receiving a grant of nearly $3,000 to assist with improvements to the Ed Baker Centre sound system and for computer equipment.

Barb Bromley was a woman committed to making Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories a better place to live.  She passed away in 2015.  Barb was a nurse whose personal commitment to the north helped define the term community builder.  As a senior’s advocate, community volunteer, business owner and family member she built a legacy of more than 50 years of helping improve the lives of others.

“One of her many passions was working on behalf of seniors” said Barb’s daughter Maxine Avery.  Son Bob Bromley agrees, noting “this is a wonderful way to add to her legacy, and I know she would be all over this if she was here today.”

Yellowknife Community Foundation President Bronwyn Watters said “Barb was a committed supporter of the Foundation for many years.  As a board member, donor and volunteer she was always there to help us achieve our charitable goals in and around Yellowknife.”

The Barbara Bromley Fund for Seniors and Elders was established to support issues related to seniors and elders such as housing, nursing and long-term care, hard of hearing, Alzheimer’s or similar dementias, and mobility.  The Yellowknife Community Foundation is currently looking for grant applications to the fund for 2017 and future years.  In 2018, a special one-time scholarship of $3,000 will also be offered to students pursuing studies that help improve the lives of seniors.

The Yellowknife Community Foundation was formed in 1993 to provide interested individuals and organizations with a means of supporting projects in our community for the enduring future. The Foundation is not singularly dedicated to any specific area of support. It embodies a simple concept – that people working together can make a difference for all. 

For further information contact:
Ian Legaree, Yellowknife Community Foundation
Phone: 445 6000 / Email: ian.legaree@gmail.com

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