At the Union of B.C. Municipalities AGM and conference in Vancouver in September, attendees had an opportunity to drop their business card at the FortisBC trade show table for a chance to win $1,500, to be given to a local organization of the winner’s choice.
This year’s winner was Cache Creek councillor Wendy Coomber, who elected to give the money to the Cache Creek Beautification Society. “I was thinking of a local group that would benefit the community the most after the fire,” says Coomber. “The Beautification Society had the broadest mandate of all the societies I could think of, with things like Communities in Bloom, the Cache Creek Market, and the community garden, which is in progress.”