Community-minded employees and a supportive company are helping to build the Okanagan Rail Trail.
At the Western Financial Group, Monica Lowe and Sabina Bulman, with staff at the Lake Country office, built support for the rail trail to receive a $5,000 community infrastructure grant from the Western Communities Foundation.
Lowe, fundraising team captain, lives at the northern trailhead in Coldstream.
“I enjoy community fundraising, and look forward to the easy access that the rail trail will provide for walking and healthy lifestyle,” she said.
Bulman has been walking on the route for years.
“Visiting the Galloping Goose rail trail on Vancouver Island helped us to envision the improvements that rail trail development will bring,” she said.
Lowe and Bulman, both insurance advisors, participate in the Western Financial Group’s annual Support the Cause fundraising walk, and have promoted the rail trail as the community infrastructure project worthy of support.
The Western Financial Group, through their non-profit Western Communities Foundation, seeks to have a positive impact on the infrastructure, services, people and pride of the communities where their employees live and work.
In January, the Okanagan Rail Trail was confirmed as a recipient of the Infrastructure Grant.