Valley First


Volunteer awards celebrating community leadership for Canada 150

In support of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Valley First is celebrating community leadership across British Columbia by recognizing local volunteers who are making meaningful contributions in our communities. Do you know someone who’s making a difference? Is it you?

Throughout 2017, we’re selecting 52 volunteers who are devoted to developing positive and vibrant communities. That’s one person every week from regions throughout BC. Nominate an inspiring volunteer and he/she could be eligible to make a $1,500 donation, courtesy of First West Credit Union, to the non-profit or charity of their choice.

We like to think of it as simple generosity.


The stories behind #SimpleGenerosity

Behind every dollar awarded there is a story of inspiration and generosity. We’re proud to share these stories – stories of your community – with you.



West Kelowna resident and volunteer Randy Hunt is donating his $1,500 award to the Central Okanagan Food Bank. For 21 years Randy has been volunteering his time at the food bank—everything from sorting and storing donations to assisting with pick-ups, deliveries, and hamper distribution. Donating nearly 30-40 hours of his time every week, the impact Randy’s made is truly immeasurable. He has a big role in operations of the food bank—it’s thanks to his hard work that the West Kelowna branch runs so efficiently. But it’s his personality and attitude that really make him shine as a volunteer; a definitive “go-to” person, Randy’s calming and positive attitude always puts clients and volunteers at ease.

Thank you for inspiring us Randy!



Thank you to our partner in #SimpleGenerosity.