Rainbow Ridge Trail Initiative: community vision, costs, fundraiser incentives

A handmade wooden bench sits by a path amongst grass and dandelion flowers.
The Cortes Housing Society is still fundraising for local trails. Donors of $5,000 or more will be able to inscribe one of five benches with a phrase of their choice. Image by Thomas B. from Pixabay
Anastasia Avvakumova - CKTZ - Cortes IslandBC | 01-10-2021
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Cortes Housing Society is continuing its fundraiser for upgraded, environmentally sensitive trails at the core of Manson’s Landing, with five commemorative benches for large-sum donors.

Recently, the Housing Society published a breakdown of the estimated costs that add up to its goal of $80,000. One of the items is five benches to be built by local craftspeople from local materials, and first-come first-served donors of $5,000 or more can choose the inscription, be it a quote or "in memory of" phrase.

Another fundraising initiative on the horizon is the sale of an e-scooter, said Executive Director Sandra Wood. She also told CKTZ news that the fundraiser launched this summer has so far raised $13,000, which the Society hopes to use for seed money to get a grant that will help catapult it toward its goal.

Donations continue to be welcome, and Wood says "this trail we are building is for all of us who are here now, and for the future generations."

All donations will receive a 2021 Canadian charitable receipt from the CISS–Housing Committee, via CanadaHelps by designating the trail initiative or by sending a cheque to: Cortes Island Seniors Society–Housing Committee, PO BOX 27, Mansons Landing, BC, V0P 1K0.