The Boogie the Bridge Cultural Fund (BBCF) was established in 2005 to help support, develop and nurture creative growth for Kamloops children and youth by offering funds to help cover the cost of programs, events or workshops such as music, theatre, dance and arts.

The BBCF supports children and youth between the ages of 5 and 18 years who are in need of financial assistance. Funds are awarded based on needs and merit, with annual awards ranging up to $500 per child.

Thanks to community support and participation in the annual CFJC TV Boogie the Bridge, this fund continues to grow and have an incredible impact in our community.


To apply:

Applications are available:

Application Deadlines: March 15, August 14, and December 15

For more information: contact Cara Gates at 205-828-3611 or [email protected]

Since 2007 this fund has awarded $55,915.90 to support youth in cultural programs and workshops.

Year – Funding allotted

2007 – $1,904.76 Total Children Sponsored: 8
2008 – $2,250.00 Total Children Sponsored: 9
2009 – $5,707.29 Total Children Sponsored: 80 (including 1 group program of 58 children)
2010 – $6,860.00 Total Children Sponsored: 85 (including 2 group programs of 64 children)
2011 – $5,291.00 Total Children Sponsored :23
2012 – $5,658.00 Total Children Sponsored :23
2013 – $5,250.00 Total Children Sponsored :19
2014 – $4,250.00 Total Children Sponsored: 18
2015 – $ 4,813.85 Total Children Sponsored: 20
2016 – $ 4,075.00 Total Children Sponsored: 19
2017 – $ 3,370.00 Total Children Sponsored: 15
2018 – $ 2,968.00 Total Children Sponsored: 12
2019 – $3,750.00 Total Children Sponsored: 15

2020-2021 – due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many children’s art programs were unable to be held and no applications for funding were received.