Community

Silver Star is proud to be part of the community. We sponsor local charities & events, arts & culture, athletes & schools, and more. Our Silver Star teams volunteer throughout the year to help raise money for Cancer Care and other important research.

We care about the community we live, play and work in and that’s why we continue to support and participate in numerous community initiatives. As stewards for the betterment of our communities we’re concerned not only with our contribution but also with the outcome of the contribution.

We work hard to be a business that makes a difference in peoples lives, both on and off the mountain. You can read about some of our stories below.
 

RELAY FOR LIFE

We’re very proud of our involvement over the past few years in the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life, contributing over $50,000 for their cause.

Every year Silver Star supports and participats in the Relay, and as a team we have raised more than $10,000 each year. Fund-raising for this event begins early during the season with donation cans and special events. For 2014 we’ve already raised over $4,000. We're proud of our team, second largest fundraising team, and our new Events Manager, Devin Knopf, for being the top individual fundraiser.

Along with raising money and awareness, we also provide volunteers to assist with the set up, BBQ, Kids Zone, and tear down at the event.

It’s too late to add individuals to our team however if anyone would like raise funds or to join forces with a group, all donations can be processed through General Team Donation on the Silver Star Team Page

  • Link to Silver Star Team Page:

http://www.relaybc.ca/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1035227&lis=1&kntae1035227=17C53C5DB87A4F0B884437F7B5865BF8&supId=0&team=5428037

We are in the heart of the Okanagan and an important part of local events, charities and activities throughout the area.

BC Adaptive Snowsports - January 30, 2014

On behalf of BC Adaptive Snowsports and our Building Our Best Race Series participants, thank you!

Your hard work and dedication to detail helps ensure that our event at Silver Star Mountain Resort goes as smoothly as possible and it did, once again! We thank you for your support in helping us host these events at your mountain and as a results your help in bringing more awareness to our program and amazing athletes.

We look forward to returning for many more years to come.

Fannie Smith
High Performance Manager


Vernon Jubilee Hospital - Dec 12, 2013

Silver Star Mountain Resort donates over $25,000 to the Light a Bulb Campaign.

Read more here.


Kelowna BC SPCA - Nov 22, 2013

The Kelowna BCSPCA would like to thank you for supporting the 6th Annual BCSPCA Gala and being a part of our celebration of the animals.

The support from the community for this year’s fundraising event was overwhelming and helped raise over $125,000 for our local animals. We truly appreciate your support and the ski passes you donated.

It is companies such as yours who help us find our furry friends their “forever homes”. All the money raised from the gala goes to the Kelowna Branch of the BCSPCA to help abused, abandoned and unwanted animals in our community.

You made a difference in an animal’s life. We and the animals thank you for your continued support!

Heather Harrison
Event Coordinator, Interior


Vernon BC SPCA - November 15, 2013

We would like to thank you the great prizes you gave to the Vernon BC SPCA recently!  These were used for our Silent Auction at our Wine for Whiskers event and this helped us raise more funds for the local shelter.

Your support is sincerely and gratefully appreciated! Many thanks from all the animals and staff at Vernon BC SPCA.

Corinne Ross
Branch Manager
BC SPCA Vernon & District Branch


BC ADAPTIVE SNOWSPORTS

June 28, 2013 - Anniversary Gala & Silent Auction

"On behalf of the BC Adaptive Snowsports I would like to thank you for yoru recent generous silent auction donation in support of our 40th Anniversary Gala..." read more


OPERATION FOOD DRIVE

In conjunction with the Salvation Army Food Bank we host our Operation Food Drive every November. Setting up ‘shop’ in various locations around Vernon we gladly accept food donations on behalf of the food bank. More importantly, we sell opening weekend lift tickets for just $20, will every cent of the proceeds donated to the cause. Many of our staff donate their time (and often warmth) for the day, or weekend to participate, and their enthusiasm helps us to contribute thousands each year. In fact just last year over $12,000 worth of lift tickets were given out.

  • "To have a large local business such as Silver Star Resort taking such an interest in the social needs of our local community is very encouraging. With their example, and that of several other smaller companies, we are finding the business sector increasingly aware of the social needs, and willing to act - to do something about it," comments MacBain, community ministries director of the Salvation Army.

VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL

July 17 2013 - Have a Heart Radiothon

"Thank you for supporting 105.7 SUN FM's Have a Heart Radiothon..." read more

Aug 12 2012 - Vernon Jubilee Hospital Charity Classic


OKANANGAN GYMNASTICS

2013. Hello Silverstar team, Okanagan Gymnastics Centre received your generous donation. Thank you so much, it means a lot that we have support from local businesses and organizations that promote healthy and active lifestyle. Thank you again,
Eve Crowe-Swords
Business Manager

AND SO MUCH MORE....

Other notable organizations Silver Star works with are:

  • Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports (SSASS)
  • Killeney Volunteer Fire Department
  • Dry Grad for various schools
  • B.C Childrens Hospital
  • Cst Jean Minguy Memorial Hockey Tournament for BC Police
  • Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society
  • Bike to Work Week
  • Numerous local schools
  • Bike to Work Week
  • Special Olympics Charity Golf
  • Numerous Triathlons

Not all of our efforts are local. We like to lend a hand to our friends around the world in times of need.

We were there to lend assistance for the Japanese Quake & Tsunami Relief, the Australian Flood Disaster Relief, and so many more.

BRISBANE DISASTER RELIEF

We get lots of media attention throughout the year but some stories catch our eye. We've included a few of these here for you to read. Enjoy

July 2014 - Silver Star invests over $250,000 in cross-country bike trail expansions. Watch more here.

Dec 2013 - Impact Magazine feature on Guy Paulson and Nordic Skiing at Silver Star Mountain Resort

Dec 29, 2013 - Silver Star earns top recognition Vernon Morning Star

  • Tanya Gordon, with the Canadian Cancer Society, presents the Community Champion Award to Michael Sherwood, with Silver Star Mountain Resort.

Dec 2, 2013 Nordic Manager at Silver Star Inducted into CSIA National Hall of Fame

  • Silver Star Mountain Resort announced today that the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA), Canada’s professional ski teaching body, inducted Nordic Manager Guy Paulsen into its National Hall of Fame in the categories of Builder and Inspirational Leader. more

Dec 2, 2013 - Silver & Gold at Silver Star - SMedia

Dec 2, 2012 - Silver Star Aiming to Stay #1

May 26, 2013 - Silver Star Emerges from Big White's Shadow

 

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