Balmer North & Memorial Donations

$90,320 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 132 people in 21 months
April 3rd, 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Balmer North mine explosion. Fifteen men lost their lives, resulting in an incredible impact on many communities in our area (Michel, Natal, Sparwood, Fernie, and the Crowsnest Pass). This tragedy left families without sons, brothers, fathers, uncles and forever changed our small communities.

The ‘Balmer North Committee’ wants to honour these men, and all others that have lost their lives working at any of the Elk Valley coal miners. Sculptor, Nathan Scott, has been commissioned to create a life-sized bronze coal miner to commemorate their sacrifice.

In order to ensure the success of this very important fundraiser, we are seeking contributions to help offset the cost associated with the monument, memorial wall, ground works, and the event itself.

The District of Sparwood has budgeted $50,000 in both the 2016 and 2017 fiscal budget for the project. Generous donors like you are the key to ensuring the remaining funds can be acquired. We hope that we can count on your support to help bring this project to fruition. Donations of $30 or greater will be generate a tax receipt for income tax purposes.

You can donate directly at the District of Sparwood office, mailed to The District of Sparwood (Box 520, Sparwood, BC, V0B2G0), or online here on gofundme. We thank you for your time and consideration.
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We've collected over $3,200 to date not including the generous donors that have donated here on gofundme. We cannot thank you enough for your support, and we hope that you may continue to support and fund this memorable tribute to our miners.
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Margaret McKie
20 months ago

We have collected over 3200'to date which wasn't collected on Gofundme. Please fund thus memorable tribute to our miners.

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$90,320 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 132 people in 21 months
Created May 24, 2016
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I1
$4,500
IUOE Local 115
9 months ago (Offline Donation)
EC
$5,000
Elk Valley Lions Club
9 months ago (Offline Donation)
RK
$5,000
Regional District of East Kootenay
10 months ago (Offline Donation)
DE
$5,000
District of Elkford
10 months ago (Offline Donation)
PB
$20
Phylis and Alfredo Berdeusco
10 months ago (Offline Donation)
LB
$904
Lions Club Bingo
10 months ago (Offline Donation)
TD
$164
Tin Can Donations
10 months ago (Offline Donation)
UA
$6,505
United Mine Workers of America
10 months ago (Offline Donation)
CA
$30
C T Anselmo
10 months ago (Offline Donation)
Margaret McKie
20 months ago

We have collected over 3200'to date which wasn't collected on Gofundme. Please fund thus memorable tribute to our miners.

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