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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 a number of 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.

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. 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.


Restrictions to our tent program include:

  • Requests are not provided when the applicant is 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.
  • Organizations must be charitable organizations or not-for-profit groups.
  • Requests are not provided for religious or political organizations and affiliated activities.
  • Requests are not provided for ventures or organizations developing activities for profit. Activities must either be fundraisers or free community events.
  • Requests are not provided 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

If you are experiencing difficulties with the application, please notify us at community@valleyfirst.com.