Thanks for Getting Involved
Thank you to all of the Donors, Trail Ambassadors, Business Partners and Campaign Partners for helping to raise $7.8 million to develop the trail. And, our community did it in 2 years!
5,089 donations were made to support the development of the trail. Donations came from across Canada, from the US and other international locations. Over 85% of individual donors were from BC, with 4% from Alberta. Of the donors within BC, 95% came from the Thompson Okanagan Region (including Kamloops, Shuswap and South Okanagan communities), with the majority from Vernon, Kelowna and Lake Country. Eighty donors gave $5000 or more.
45 Trail Ambassadors provided their time, skills and energy to be the 'Cheer Leaders' for the campaign to rail $7.8 million.
62 Business Partners provide services in kind, product in kind, and/or helped to raise money for the trail.
24 Campaign Partners helped to raise awareness of the campaign and inspire donations.
Thanks to everyone's efforts, the campaign raised $7.8 million with no overhead costs. The only costs to raise the money were banking/credit card fees totally $73,000. The rest of the money will go to trail development. What a community achievement!