Matt Lindhout, manager of Kondolas, holds up one of the Cariboo Strong sweaters sold there. Brendan Kyle Jure photo.

Person who created Cariboo Strong decals is now making shirts and sweaters

The decals raised large amounts of money for the Cariboo Companion Animal Rescue and Rehab Society

Chelsea Mahovlich started selling decals with the slogan “Cariboo Strong” after the fires, feeling she could do more help the community heal.

“I wish that I could’ve done more so I thought this was a good way to give back to the community and try to help out in any way I could,” says Mahovlich, a nurse working at 100 Mile House hospital whose family was evacuated from 108 Mile Ranch.

The community has been very supportive of this, according to Mahovlich.

“A lot of people have been very thankful and I have got nothing but kind words from people for doing it,” she says, mentioning a lot of it has to do with the community being connected to the organization the money has been donated to.

So far, the proceeds of the decals have raised $3,000 for the Cariboo Companion Animal Rescue and Rehab Society, a non-profit organization providing rehabilitation and vet-care to animals in the Cariboo region. It has also raised roughly $800 towards a bursary for Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School students pursuing a career in emergency services.

The operation has gotten bigger though, with Mahovlich now selling shirts and sweaters with the slogan “Cariboo Strong” with the help of Krista Kay Froland-Vieria.

The shirts and sweater sales haven’t been tallied yet but certain colours have already sold out, making it look it’s a very popular item within the community, says Mahovlich.

“People find that the logo connects more to the Cariboo,” she says. “I’ve had a lot of people come up to me and say they love the design so at this point I haven’t thought of any further designs.”

There are also no plans to change the logo of antlers above “Cariboo Strong.”

The decals are $10 each and the shirts and sweaters are $20 and $40 respectively and can be purchased at Kondolas or the 70 Mile General Store.

Just Posted

Police asking for assistance regarding trafffic fatality near Clinton

A single male occupant was killed on Oct. 21 when his car went off the highway.

Did you exercise your civic duty by voting for mayor and council of 100 Mile House?

Did you exercise your civic duty by voting for mayor and council… Continue reading

Incumbents and acclaimed mayors win elections all across B.C.’s north

Fraser Lake saw their first female mayor elected

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Every vote counts: 10 tightest races in B.C.’s municipal elections

Peachland saw their election decided by just one vote

B.C. sailor surprised by humpback whale playing under her boat

Jodi Klahm-Kozicki said the experience was ‘magical’ near Denman Island

B.C. government moves to tighten resource industry regulations

New superintendent will oversee engineers, biologists, foresters

Election watchdog seeks digitally savvy specialists to zero in on threats

Move follows troublesome evidence of online Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election

More court before Dutch man charged in Amanda Todd case is extradited here

Appeals must be dealt with in Europe, before charges faced in B.C.

Crown says man guilty of B.C. girl’s 1978 murder based on alleged confession

Jury hears details of girl’s 1978 murder while Crown says man should be convicted of girl’s murder based on alleged confession.

BCHL alumni has NHL jersey retired by Anaheim Ducks

Paul Kariya played with the Penticton Vees from 1990-1992

Most Read