Although some colourful currency has been appearing locally, Powell River Money Society is officially launching Powell River Dollars at 7 pm on Saturday, November 10 at Cranberry Seniors’ Centre, located on the corner of Cranberry Street and Manson Avenue. Admission is $10 Canadian, but participants will receive $10 in Powell River money back.
The event includes cake and other refreshments, as well as speakers. There will also be displays of some businesses and non-profit organizations that are involved in the program. “People can see where the money is going and what people are using it for,” said Kevin Wilson, one of the members of the society. “People will be able to buy their Powell River Dollars and they’ll also be able to buy memberships in the society.”
The society is using the community-way model for the money, which benefits local non-profits and community service organizations as well as businesses and individuals.
Wilson said there has been strong support for the dollars. More information about the program is available on the society's website.