Words by Heather Gomez
Are you the type of person who likes to pick out a special gift for someone, wrap it up, and watch their face break into a big smile as they open it? Let’s be honest, sometimes the hunt for a perfectly-suited gift is more exciting than sending a generic gift card.
If this describes you, then we think you’ll love scrolling through CIM’s unique version of the classic “Holiday Catalogue”, below.
Maybe a recurring monthly donation isn’t your thing, so we’ve compiled these one-time donation options below, along with a brief explanation of the tangible materials and experiences they provide to CIM participants! Take a look through, and find the gift that speaks to you!
$25 – Trail Mix & Munchies
Sunflower seeds, granola, yogurt covered cranberries, and more! Your donation will provide healthy group snacks for a day of canoe tripping.
$75 – Campfire Dinner for 12
Chili, curries, and pastas, simmering in a pot over an open flame. Your donation will fuel our bodies, keep our blood sugars stable, and cultivate conversation around the camp stove as we cook!
$100 – Emergency Glucagon Pen
While traveling in the backcountry, our first aid kits are always stocked with critical first aid supplies, including glucagon. Your donation will keep our kits stocked and our minds at ease during our adventures.
$250 – Slipstream Weekend Scholarship
We believe that an individual’s finances shouldn’t limit their ability to participate in our events. Your donation will provide a full scholarship to a Slipstream weekend, or a 3-day canoe trip, for a participant in need of financial support.
$500 – Camping Permits for Multi-Day Program
Give 12 participants the chance to connect, educate and inspire one another around the campfire. Your donation will reserve the ground underneath our tents and sleeping bags for the duration of a trip!
$750 – Support a CIM Ambassador, Spread #CIMLOVE
Our ambassadors generously give their time and skills to help plan, facilitate, and share the word out about our events. Your donation will make it possible for a passionate volunteer to attend a CIM Ambassador training program, on their journey to becoming an active leader in the community.
$1,000 – Canoe Rentals
We love spending summers out on the water, introducing folk to the wonders of canoe tripping. Your donation will keep us afloat, providing enough canoe rentals for a 3-day canoe trip.
$2,500 – Those Pesky Fees!
Our online registration system makes it simple for participants to sign-up for programs and events, but service and credit card fees take a bite out of the money that comes in. Your donation will keep online payment simple for our donors and participants while funneling cash back into the programs themselves!
$3,500 – Movie Magic
If you’ve ever browsed our website, chances are you’ve seen at least one of CIM’s video projects, which highlight the accomplishments, challenges, and individual stories of our community. Your donation will allow the complete production of a CIM short film, including your own special recognition in the film itself, to continue to share the visual inspiration!
$5,000 – “Insuring” a Good Time!
Camping, paddling, rock climbing, skiing…insurance for these types of activities isn’t cheap, but it’s one of the most important costs we pay each year! Your donation will help us protect CIM and all of our participants, so we can all enjoy our favourite activities with peace of mind.
$10,000 – Fuel a Slipstream Weekend
Be the spark that ignites the CIM community flame for the upcoming year! Slipstream events are inspiring, action-packed, life-changing, and bond-building weekends! Your donation will cover our facility rental for a full Slipstream Weekend, the cornerstone events of the CIM calendar.