The annual grant from the Nico Hawryliw Fund with the Battlefords and District Community Foundation was recently presented to the Community Oncology Program of Saskatchewan at Battlefords Union Hospital.
Nico’s parents, Lionel and Allison, chose to support the unit that provided their family with treatment and support during Nico’s battle with cancer. The COPS location in North Battleford is one of 16 across the province.
Community foundations across Canada create endowment funds that will provide annual income to meet needs in the community. Battlefords and District Community Foundation currently holds 22 funds that will contribute to a range of interests from the arts and health care to post-secondary scholarships and recreation.
BDCF distributed more than $35,000 in community grants and scholarships last year. The foundation website at www.bdcf.ca has complete information.