FERNIE, B.C. — The Fernie Fox Hotel has made significant donations to three non-profit organizations in Fernie, B.C. as part of its annual Community Appreciation Initiative.
The hotel provided the Fernie Senior Citizens Drop-In Centre with a $4,000 donation, and the Fernie Heritage Library and Fernie Women’s Resource Centre with $500 each to support ongoing initiatives.
Earlier this year, the hotel donated $5,000 to employee Dindin Dimayacyac to assist in furthering her son’s education at the University of Lethbridge. In total, the hotel has provided $10,000 in support of its community to date.
The donation recipients were selected by Fernie locals, who posted a picture of themselves with the name of a non-profit.
“We had a great response from the community with this latest community appreciation campaign, and the overwhelming number of pictures were taken by senior members of our community in support of the Seniors Centre,” says Marina Pauw, co-owner of the Fernie Fox Hotel with Jeremiah Pauw.
Every year, the Fernie Fox Hotel sets a $25,000 budget to support individuals, organizations and events. Since its inception in 2020, the hotel has made donations to the Fernie Dog Park, the Elk Valley Hospital and more.