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Meet the 2021 Mayor's Awards for the Arts Nominees: Corporate Champion


CFJC-TV has the unparalleled distinction of being the first small market television station in Western Canada. CFJC went on the air in 1957 under the call letters CFCR and has been blazing a trail forward ever since. ‘Local Matters’ is the heartbeat of our operation. We serve an area from Kamloops, Merritt and the Shuswap in the south, to 100 Mile House, Quesnel and Williams Lake in the north. Over the decades CFJC has won dozens of provincial and national awards, including numerous best small market tv and radio newscasts, and countless awards for our coverage of important community issues. The station’s founder, Ian G. Clark, was named to the Broadcasting Hall of Fame for his pioneering achievements in radio and television, leaving an immeasurable legacy to the communities we serve.

Fairfield Inn

Since our opening in 2017, we have collaborated with many different organizations in our community. Our achievements include donating money to the Royal Inland Hospital to help them fund both a Portable Ultrasound Machine and a Cardiac Care Unit, proudly supporting Financial Aid for TRU students through scholarships and bursaries, and receiving an award celebrating our inclusive hiring. We have also helped sponsor events such as Golf Tournaments, the Gutsy Walk, the Pritchard Rodeo, and donated many gift certificates to support causes such as Crohn's and Colitis Canada, the BC Wildlife Park, Habitat for Humanity Kamloops and Chef’s in the City.

Highland Valley Copper Teck

Teck is committed to helping build healthy, vibrant communities in the areas where we operate. Through our community investment program, we are able to contribute to charitable organizations, institutions and initiatives that strengthen our communities.

In 2020, we recognized the importance of staying connected and creating opportunities aimed at being inclusive. Collaborating with the Kamloops Arts Council’s by enhancing their outreach with digital equipment and software, keeps the community connected today and in the future.

KAC’s belief that arts has the power to heal, transform, connect, develop skills in children, youth, adults and seniors, including those in crisis aligns with our strategy in supporting the communities overall wellbeing.


Founded in 1995, ideaLEVER Solutions is Kamloops’s pioneering web-development company with a track record of supporting the arts in Kamloops for over 20 years. Whether it is WCT, the KSO, or Project X, ideaLEVER is there to lend a hand.

Winner of the Chamber of Commerce Technology Innovator award two years in a row ideaLEVER is known for service, innovation, security, and reliability. ideaLEVER has grown to serve customers across Canada and the US, but we are extremely proud to be a vital part of the Kamloops arts community!

Daley & Company

Norm Daley has been a business owner since 1991 in Kamloops and has been proud of our community’s accomplishments. Giving back has allowed him the opportunity to meet so many great people and establish some great business relationships. In July 2019 he became President of the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society, a grass roots organization working to fulfill the dream of a new Arts Centre in our Community. He is also Chair the Kamloops Blazers Advisory Board to assist in community outreach.

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