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TENT LENDING PROGRAM

 

Did you know that we lend out marquee tents to non-profit organizations?


Valley First’s marquee tents can help you add a special touch to your fundraising or community event. We have several 20 x 20 marquee tents that are perfect for establishing a hub of activity at your next event.

Marquee tent sponsorship includes delivery, set-up, and take-down with a maximum of two tents per event.

All applications received are reviewed on a weekly basis and we will provide you with an email of your application's status within two weeks of your submission. Due to high demand and to ensure all of our community partners are equally supported by this program, we ask that you submit no more than two requests per calendar year for your organization or group. Please note: All applications require at least two weeks notice prior to event date to be accepted.

If your application is approved, a representative from The Tent Guys will be in contact with you at least two business days prior to your event. At this time, set-up and take-down times and locations will be discussed and confirmed. Should you need to change your application, or you have any questions regarding availability or our inventory please contact our community investment team directly at community@valleyfirst.com.

At Valley First, we evaluate every application on its individual merits. Due to the large volume of requests we receive, we have developed some guidelines and criteria for giving. Prior to submitting an application, please review the criteria below to assess whether your application fits within Valley First's guidelines.


OUR CRITERIA


We accept applications from organizations that fit within the following categories:

  • Community public service organizations.
  • Community not-for-profit arts, cultural, educational, recreational, or social services organizations.
  • Organizations serving Valley First's communities in a focused manner. Currently, these communities include Armstrong, Kamloops, Kelowna, Keremeos, Lumby, Oliver, Penticton, Princeton, Rutland, Vernon, West Kelowna.


Requests unlikely to receive funding:

  • Tent requests with less than two weeks’ notice.
  • Requests for more than two tents per event.
  • Private events that are not open to the public.
  • Requests for an individual (for example athletes raising funds to attend the Olympics, etc.), as we prefer to concentrate our efforts on organizations serving a group of people.
  • Organization that are not charitable organizations or nonprofit groups.
  • Requests for religious or political organizations and affiliated activities.
  • Requests for ventures or organizations developing activities for profit. Activities must either be fundraisers or free community events.
  • Requests for any group that represents a conflict of interest for Valley First, or that promotes specific programs or issues where Members of the Credit Union may have significantly divergent views.

 

Programming which supports the following impact areas will be given priority:

  1. Zero Hunger - To end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
  2. Good Health and Well Being - To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  3. Quality Education - Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
  4. Gender Equality - To achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  5. Decent Work and Economic Growth - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
  6. Climate Action - Taking urgent action to tackle climate change and its impacts.
Tents:

In consideration of Valley First providing tent(s) for the event described in the application, we agree:

  1. To use the tent(s) only for the purpose stated.
  2. Not to permit any emissions-producing appliances to be used in the tent(s), e.g. stoves, barbecues, heaters, etc.
  3. Many public parks do not allow staking of our Marquee tents as a method of securing them. We require proof of permission from the proposed location to utilize staking methods owtherwise weights will be used to secure our tents.
  4. Not to permit any alcoholic beverages to be served from or consumed in the tent(s).
  5. Not to attach or hang anything to supports or fabric of the tent(s).
  6. To return the tent(s) to Valley First at the conclusion of the event in the same condition as when supplied.
  7. To ensure that security is provided to avoid theft or vandalism if the tent(s) is requested for overnight use.

Valley First assumes no liability and we release and hereby agree to indemnify and save harmless Valley First from any claims by and any liability to persons or property arising out of the placement or use of the tent(s) as indicated.

Valley First will provide set-up and removal during regular business hours (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). Valley First cannot guarantee set-up and/or removal outside of these hours.

Valley First reserves the right to reject this application at any time or for any reason.

 

READY TO APPLY?

Applications are now opened for the March to October 2024 season. Click here for our application form. Please reach out to community@valleyfirst.com with any questions.

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