Ski fund started in nurse’s memory

Marie Claude Larivee's colleagues are behind the effort to pay for ski lessons for disadvantaged youth.

A fund has been set up in memory of Marie Claude Larivee

A fund set up in memory of a local nurse will help young skiers learn the slopes.

Marie Claude Larivee, who passed away in early September, was an avid skier. With this in mind, the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital have created the MC Larivee Memorial Fund that will pay for ski lessons with Whitewater donating 50 per cent off the price for the fund.

Raffle tickets, which cost $2 and can be purchased at the Taghum Shell, Whitewater’s downtown office, Boomtown Sports and the Procter General Store, will be put in a Dec. 15 draw for several prizes including a $500 shopping spree at Valhalla Pure Outfitters.

Organizers said they are working with community organizations to identify youth who could benefit from the chance to participate.

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