Every year in early December, TimberWest gets the opportunity to recognize important local community groups in the Lake Cowichan area thanks to the hard work of Jayne Ingram, co-owner of BRI Security, and retired town councilor.
Over the past several years, Jayne has coordinated the TimberWest U-Cut firewood lots in Lake Cowichan, and developed the giving-back culture strongly associated with the permit sales, where 100% of the funds collected are donated back into the community to worthy organizations during TimberWest’s annual Day of Giving in December.
So far the program has generated more than $45,000 with all proceeds directly supporting important local organizations.
“It’s amazing how the whole program, which benefits so many different community groups, has evolved over the years,” Ingram reminisces. “It had such a simple start too – with just a coffee and a muffin, and a conversation with TimberWest.”