The Bow RiversEdge Campground Society (BRECS) is closing in on returning $1 million to the community from profits of their popular RV destination.

On Oct. 11, the model nonprofit organization presented a total of $50,000 in grants to 15 community groups gathered at the Cochrane Lions Events Centre. Current chair Bob Smid says over the years they have now returned $950,000 to the community.

Armed with a fistful of cheques, Smid had each recipient stand and say a few words about their organization and how the funds would be utilized to support their causes.

The show and tell was revealing. It displayed both the depth of worthy causes in the community and the important role BRECS plays in providing support.

BRECS is a joint initiative of the Cochrane Rotary and Cochrane Lions Club. In 2004, the two service clubs joined forces to develop the RV campground in cooperation with Rocky View County and the Town of Cochrane. The chairmanship is rotated annually between the two clubs.


Story by Noel Edey/Cochrane Now


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