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Smile cookies support Sicamous seniors’ housing society

Tim Hortons fundraiser donates $2,400 to Eagle Valley Senior Citizens Housing Society
Eagle Valley Senior Citizens Housing Society president Kelly Hesleton (right) is joined by other EVCSHS staff and members of the Sicamous Tim Hortons team as a cheque for $2,400 is presented to the society. (EVCSHS photo)

Sicamous seniors will benefit from Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookie fundraiser held last month.

The Sicamous Tim Hortons participated in the coffee chain’s annual Smile Cookie campaign May 1-7, where 100 per cent of proceeds from every smiling sweet treat is donated to charities across Canada.

In Sicamous, the Eagle Valley Senior Citizens Housing Society (EVSCHS) was the chosen recipient of $2,400.

“It is a community effort and we are so grateful for this gift,” said EVSCHS president Kelly Hesleton.

EVSCHS is also keeping busy with the ongoing seniors’ affordable housing project in partnership with the district.

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Hesleton said in addition to the site being approved, the organization has selected an architect to work with and they hope to have shovels in the ground in spring 2024.

The district, through the Shuswap Community Foundation, also awarded the society $10,000 for renovations at The Haven, Sicamous’ current seniors’ housing complex.

“When I added up the numbers of the renovation, we spent approximately $6,000, so these funds will be very helpful!”

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Rebecca Willson

About the Author: Rebecca Willson

I took my first step into the journalism industry in November 2022 when I moved to Salmon Arm to work for the Observer and Eagle Valley News. I graduated with a journalism degree in December 2021 from MacEwan University in Edmonton.
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