Selkirk College Foundation


Business Number: 119144582RR0001

Val Trombley Memorial Campaign

Campaign Ends May 31, 2020

When a person remembers Val Trombley, they remember her kindness, her generosity, her welcoming hugs, her compassion, and most importantly her love. Val was a homestay mom to 92 International Students from countries all over the world for Selkirk College in Castlegar, BC over the past 25 years. Her motto for these students was simple -welcome them with love and show them exactly what our culture was like while embracing their culture.

As our world continues to shrink and the global village brings cultures together, it is vital for post-secondary institutions to provide domestic students with the opportunity to study abroad and immerse themselves in a new country. These experiences help students to gain exciting new perspectives and bring a deepened sense cultural awareness that embodies Val's philosophy back home.

We invite you to honour the life of Val Trombley by contributing to the Val Trombley Study Abroad Awards Fund. Each year, this endowed fund will generate financial awards for Selkirk College students who are participating in an international study abroad experience.

Learn more about the Study Abroad program here. For more information about the fund, please contact our Advancement Office at or 250.505.1304.

Please note that should international study abroad opportunities be interrupted by Covid-19, any award disbursements will simply be carried forward until travel restrictions have been lifted.

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