Interior and Northern BC Community Board in action

Our Interior and Northern BC Community Board has donated $3.5 million since 2011 to 399 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.

How we made a difference in 2022


Budget allocated


Local charities

Michael J. Ballingall (Chair)

Senior Vice President, Big White Ski Resort

Michael J. Ballingall is a well-known figure in the Okanagan Valley through his position as the Senior Vice President of Big White Ski Resort Ltd., British Columbia’s second most popular winter resort. Ballingall has worked in tourism and hospitality in the Okanagan Valley since 1982. He is well regarded as an innovative thinker and leader within the ski and snowboard industry. Under Ballingall’s leadership, Big White has grown to become Canada’s Favorite Family Resort and has been honoured with many awards including top 5 Children’s Ski School in the world.

Active in the Thompson Okanagan, he is currently the Chair of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, Director of the Canadian Ski Council, member of Destination Canada USA Marketing Committee, member of the YLW Air Service Development team, Director Tourism Kelowna, Director Tourism Industry of British Columbia, and President of the Tourism Big White Society. Michael J. has been an integral member of the TELUS Interior and Northern BC Community Board since its inception in 2011.

Jeff Cruickshank (Vice Chair)

General Manager - Home Team, Okanagan Region, TELUS

Debbie Bruce

President, TELUS Prince George Ambassador Club

Newton Choy

General Manager, Home Team, BC North Region, TELUS

Tim Draper

Management Consultant, TBD Consulting

Rahim Esmail

Senior Counsel, Legal Services, TELUS (Board Secretary)

Katy Gottfriedson

Consultant, Leaders International

Victoria Morris

Senior Community Investment Manager, TELUS

Catherine Pennington

Manager, Community & Indigenous Engagement, Enbridge Inc.

Doug Rankmore

Retired CEO, Kelowna General Hospital Foundation

Kelsey Serwa Rey

Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist, UBC Masters of Physical Therapy 2023

Ashley Robinson

Youth Representative and Student, Okanagan College

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