Since Riondel’s Brandon Salviulo died in 2009 in a tragic ATV accident, his family and the community have worked to make sure his memory lives on.
A scholarship fund was created in his memory to help students participating in the professional firefighter certificate training at College of the Rockies.
Salviulo was working to become a firefighter.
The scholarship is funded by money raised during an annual memorial weekend and is managed by the Creston Kootenay Foundation.
Last year over $10,000 was raised for the scholarship fund.
“It was heartwarming to observe such a huge amount of generosity and support for our event,” the family said.
The scholarship weekend is set to take place September 9 and 10, and will included everything from a slo-pitch tournament, four-on-four street hockey, a golf tournament, and two nights of bingo.
Organizers are also hoping there will be a silent auction on the Saturday.
There will be a hamburger stand and pancake breakfast both days.
The family is still looking for help in making the weekend a success. If you’re able to help, contact Enzo and Laurel Salviulo at 250-354-3433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The weekend’s events will take place in Riondel.