Our local community plays a huge role in continuous and smooth operations at SilverStar. That's why we feel it's extremely important for us to give back in more ways than one.
The resort is proud to sponsor many local charities and events, regional arts and culture initiatives, and area athletes and school programs. In addition, the SilverStar team regularly volunteers to raise funds in support of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital and medical research.
SilverStar strives to be a business that makes a difference in peoples lives, both on and off the mountain.
The events of recent days and weeks have pushed deep-seated social issues to the front of our consciousness. In a world already turned upside-down by a global health and economic crisis, we are horrified and distraught by the social injustices we've witnessed. We stand with Black Lives Matter. Discrimination, racism, and brutality are unacceptable. They have no place anywhere in our world.
Recently SilverStar, POWDR and the Cumming Family announced that through Play It Forward, we are making commitments in partnership with local foundations to provide immediate support to the most under-served and at-risk members in our communities. It is what we can do now, and we are proud to work with those who are like-minded.
As we think longer term and more broadly about our role in being an influence for good, it is clear we will need to do more – we all will. These are complex issues and we don’t pretend to have the answers, but we are committed to trying. We will listen. We will seek out new perspectives. We will aspire to do our part to bring positive change.
While we undertake this effort, we are proud to Play It Forward in support of the mountain communities in which we live, work and play. These issues affect each one of us differently, and while we may be on unique paths, we believe there is an opportunity for everyone to help in their own distinct way so that together we can achieve a better future for all. #PlayItForward #PlayForever
Part of POWDR Company in the Community
The SilverStar values also align with our bigger POWDR family. POWDR is a proud member of the communities it serves, and it aims to preserve the authentic local experience offered at each of its properties for future generations to enjoy.
Check out the local presentation "SilverStar: Introduces POWDR to the community" to learn more.
ONGOING COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROJECTS:
The SilverStar Play It Forward Fund
The SilverStar Play It Forward Fund was established to provide funding in support of our community successfully navigating challenging times and continuing to thrive for generations to come. The Fund works in partnership with the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan, and all donations are directed to local non-profit organizations that are providing direct community assistance.
Animal Welfare BC SPCA
The mission of the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia. SilverStar is proud to raise money and awareness for the SPCA via events such as Dog Days of Summer.
Community Health Vernon Jubilee Hospital
The Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH) is in the Okanagan health service area and responsible for providing core medical and surgical specialty services to patients throughout its service area.
Located in Vernon, between Kelowna and Kamloops, VJH offers services including core physician specialties, 24 hour emergency and trauma services, acute and obstetrical care. SilverStar is proud to donate and fundraise to their General Equipment Fund.
Sports Athletes & Clubs
The Okanagan region, known for its local produce and champagne powder, is also the growth place for athletic talent and success. SilverStar is an enthusiastic sponsor and supporter of many local sport athletes and organisations including: The Venon Vipers Hockey League; Greater Vernon Minor Hockey Association; Vernon Ringet Association; Vernon Ski Club; SilverStar Freestyle club & more.