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 BCCF 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 $250 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 $52,165.90 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*
 2010 – $6,860.00 Total Children Sponsored: 85*
 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

Break down of how the funding 2007 – 2018:
 Music Lesson – 123 children
 Dance Lesson -68 children plus Group program 2010 (40)*
 Art Program – 16 children plus Group program 2009 (58) & 2010 (24)*
 Speech – 1 child
 Theatre – 2 child

Break down of how the funding was used for 2018:
 Music 8 children
 Dance 3 children
 Art 1 children