Peninsula Co-op and GoWestShore Magazine have teamed up to recognize local groups and organizations who are making a difference in our community with a #Co-opportunityContest.

Each and every month throughout 2020, Peninsula Co-op will be awarding $1,000 cash to 12 contest winners, voted by our GoWestShore followers as the most deserving!

GoWestShore Magazine is now accepting NOMINATIONS for 2020 so, if you are a non-profit, charity or an organizational group serving our community and need some extra support, please take some time over the next few months to nominate yourself.

Peninsula Co-op is well known for its generous contributions over many years to community support programs designed to strengthen local communities. Lindsay Gaudette, Marketing and Community Relations Manager at Peninsula Co-op, explained that despite the growth of Peninsula Co-op over the past decades, giving back has always been an integral feature of their corporate identity!

This Community Co-opportunity initiative with #GoWestShore lets us take it to a whole other level.

Knowing that there is a spirit of benevolence and generosity operating in our community goes a long way to helping us love our home town that much more—regardless of whether it’s the holiday season or not! All of us on the West Shore can be proud of the local efforts being made to help others manage and enjoy this year’s holiday festivities.

Did you know that 90% of Canadians support organ donation, but only 20% are registered? There are currently over 600 people waiting for an organ transplant in British Columbia alone, many of them children. This is something the David Foster Foundation is trying to change!

On July 30 to August 2, 2018, distinguished donors from all over North America gathered at the Villa Eyrie Resort to attend the David Foster Foundation’s ‘Simply Spectacular Experience on Vancouver Island’. In partnership with the GAIN Group, the event raised two million dollars in support of families with children going through the life-saving organ transplant process.