Community Education & Involvement
ASHES TO DUST MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMP 2015
ASHES TO DUST MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMP 2014
The second annual Ashes to Dust Mountain Bike Camp was held September 10th and 11th at the Juniper Bike Ranch. The Phoenix Centre had 15 young men between the ages 15-25 participate with the support of 7 professional instructors. We have already began to plan for next year's event. For information about how to nominate a youth, click here, or to donate or sponsor the event click here.
Check out our FaceBook page to hear more about this year's camp: Ashes to Dust 2014
ASHES TO DUST MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMP 2013
Out of the Ashes: Into the Dust Mountain Bike Camp was held on September 10th and 11th 2013 at the Juniper Bike Ranch. Thanks to an amazingly supportive community, we were able to bring 18 male youth into the camp, gifting 17 bikes and riding gear to the youth, who tore up the trails for two-days mentored by 5 professional coaches, Brett Tippie, Shawn Melenchuk, Bodie Shandro, Paul Berry and Ted Morton. A special thanks to Dylan Sherrard and Brett Woods for being part of the planning from the start and making our Ice Breaker Event a great success!
Thank you to our incredible volunteers: Kathy McBride, John Robichaud, Kelsey Prinz, Tammy Kosolofski, St John Ambulance, Kamloops Paddlewheelers Lions Club and the Tk’emlups Indian Band.
Thank you to Phoenix Centre staff and Board for their support and generous contributions
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who have already supported this campaign and look forward to more support from the community. United Steel Workers Union District 3 Local 7619 has initiated a Corporate Challenge asking those in the corporate community to meet or beat their generous $5000.00 donation. AJAX Mines has met this challenge and presented a cheque for $5000.00 to the Phoenix Centre April 3, 2012. The projected cost of the replacement is $200,000.00 so we have a long way to go!
To learn more about us and to donate go online to www.phoenxicentre.org and click on ‘donate’ or mail your donation to Phoenix Centre 922 - 3rd Avenue, Kamloops, BC, V2C 6W5, or drop by the centre Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. We are located just above
Sponsors of the 2012 Turn Up the Heat Campaign:
sponsored Phoenix Centre TURN UP THE HEAT Campaign for the full month of February allowing us to be onsite at the Mall as well as in the parking lot during our TENT EVENT to raise both awareness and donations. We also want to recognize the Rocky Mountain Rangers, Jasco Rentals, Kamloops Paddlewheelers Lions Club, City of Kamloops Community Safety, Citizens on Patrol, both Blenz at the Mall and Blenz downtown , Purdy's Chocolates, Visual Signs and Awards, Estry Hiltz the Illusionist; and East Side Mario's who have all supported our campaign via donations and donations in-kind.
Phoenix Centre appreciates all the support and promotion provided by local media - Echo, Shaw Cable, CFJC TV, 98.3 CIFM, Kamloops This Week, The Kamloops Daily News, TRU Radio Station, and Radio NL
Thank you as well to Off The Curb (published by ASK Wellness) and ACCESS Kamloops (community listing provided by United Way of Kamloops) for helping us get the word out