Coming together in Riondel

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.

Brandon Salviulo was working towards becoming a firefighter when he died in a an ATV accident two years ago.

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

The weekend’s events will take place in Riondel.

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