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Western Financial Group is proud to be part of the Sparwood community. Each year, our team participates in an annual Support the Cause walk.  Money raised from Support the Cause is reinvested in the communities where we live, work and play through the Western Communities Foundation core programs. These programs focus on public health, public housing, education, and recreation.

We will be walking 5km to help raise money for the Western Communities Foundation—a non-profit organization Western Financial Group founded to support public health, public housing, education and recreation causes in our local communities across western Canada.

This includes:

Providing community infrastructure grants to support renovations or construction of community facilities that have been identified by Western staff. This includes $5,000 to the Elk Valley Seniors Housing Society for the Lilac Terrace Expansion Project; $5,000 to the Sparwood Search and Rescue; and $5,000 to the Sparwood Skate Park Society.

Providing local graduating high school students with an opportunity to continue their education with Western’s Exceptional Achievement & Bursary Award. This award recognizes young adults who have displayed outstanding community/school spirit, demonstrated inspirational conduct, or have overcome adversity. Previous award recipients from Sparwood Secondary School include Taylor Syrja (2014), Brayden Reedy (2015) & Cameron Power (2016).

Providing support to local charities and/or community initiatives that help make a positive impact in our community. This includes supporting the Sparwood Food Bank and Sparwood Public Library.