We are thrilled to announce another evening of wine tasting! Cleanse those palettes and ready yourself for yet another wonderful evening wine, cheese, and friends.
Please join us October 27, 2023 at the Brokenhead River Community Hall, 7-9 pm.
Tickets are $35 tickets and can be purchased at Access Credit Union, Brio Insurance in Beausejour, or by contacting us at email@example.com.
All proceeds are in support of the Brokenhead River Community Foundation.
Last year’s event was SOLD OUT so pick up your tickets early!
As we start the 2023/2024 school year this September, we at the Foundation are reflecting back on last year’s group of scholarship and bursary recipients! We hope all members of the graduating class of 2023 are thriving in this first year in the ‘real world’!
Brokenhead River Community Foundation Bursary – $700
Brokenhead River Community Foundation Bursary – $700
Robert Rondeau Memorial Curling Scholarship – $1,100
Brokenhead-Thalberg North-Mars-Brokenhead East Grade 12 Graduation Bursary – $600
Radford Award For Math – $1,200 year 1 & 2
$1,500 year 3 & 4
Beausejour Curling Club Scholarship – $200
Brokenhead River Community Foundation Grade 12 Graduating Scholarship – $1,000
The Brokenhead River Community Foundation (BRCF) recently received its largest one-time gift to date. The gift was left to the Foundation in a will from the proceeds of an Estate of a former resident.
“On behalf of the Foundation, and more importantly our Community, we are very grateful to receive $200,000 gift from the Estate of William (Bill) Radford.” stated Foundation President Reg Black. “What an incredible gesture by Bill to include the local Foundation as a benefactor from his Estate”.
The gift will be permanently invested with a portion of the interest earned going towards a Math Bursary with the Foundation. It will provide a bursary for a graduating student from Ecole Edward Schreyer School annually that is moving on to post secondary education in a math related field such as accounting, engineering, architecture, or business-related studies. Each awarded bursary will provide funding each year for up to four years if the student remains in a math related field of interest.
“Bill has been a big supporter of the BRCF for some time”, added Black. “ Prior to his passing, for thirteen consecutive years Bill gifted $10,000/year to the Foundation to establish a science bursary. That bursary, because of its growth, is also now funding four students for four years – truly remarkable”.
The funds will be combined into the newly named Radford Science and Math Bursary Fund at the request of Bill’s nephew who is the Executor of the Radford Estate. Harv Rintoul stated “ I think it is appropriate that my Uncle should receive the recognition he deserves. Good deeds need to be acknowledged.”
“A gift from a will or estate is a great way for someone to provide a lasting legacy for their community;” Foundation Communications & Marketing Coordinator Danielle Gerylo added. “Not only are you forever helping your Community, but the estate receives a tax receipt which can provide significant benefits for the final tax filing of the deceased individual which can further benefit the estate”.
Black suggested that in the last few years there has been an increase from local residents looking to the Foundation as a way to benefit our Community. “ We have had some new funds created in family’s names or in memory of a loved one. And we are having more conversations with community members who have contacted the BRCF about options available to include the Foundation in their wills/estates planning.”
The Foundation recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary and surpassed $1,000,000 in gifted funds earlier this year. All gifts – donations- are never spent with a portion of the interest earned gifted back to the community by way of grants to local community groups and organizations or by way of scholarships and bursaries to graduating students. Every year. Forever! To date, over $500,000 has gone back into the community, a number that will continue to grow.
The deadline for our granting season (Sept 30th) will be here before you know it, are you ready?
We have been working hard to bring our local organizations a fresh new resource to step up their grant application game. Head to our website now to download Step by Step: Applying For a BRCF Grant, a completely FREE E-Book that walks you through the granting process.
You can also find out it all the information about granting and it’s process here.
Still have questions? Not a problem. Send us an email and we will help with any questions you may have.
Granting season is here for Beausejour and Brokenhead!
If you’re a proud member of our communities, remember, the door is wide open for your grant applications until September 30th.
Discover all the details and find the application form here. Let’s work together to make positive change happen!
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Happy Last Day of School, Beausejour and Brokenhead!
As we come to the end of another wonderful school year, we’d like to congratulate the graduating class of 2023, as well as this year’s recipients of the BRCF Scholarships and Bursaries!
From left to right: Tori Chetyrbok, recipient of the Science Bursary, Mackenzie Geith, recipient of the Radford Award for Math and BRCF Scholarship, Malia Maciuszonek, recipient of a BRCF Bursary, Aaron Linke, recipient of the Beausejour Curling Club Scholarship and the Robert Rondeau Memorial Curling Scholarship, and Hannah Thiessen, recipient of a BRCF Scholarship. (Not pictured: Jonah Leppelmann of the Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute, recipient of the Brokenhead-Thalberg North-Mars-Brokenhead East Grade 12 Bursary)
We hope all of our community graduates have a safe and fun summer, and good luck in the future!
Calling all graduates in the EESSS catchment area!
The deadline for scholarship and bursary applications with the Brokenhead River Community Foundation is Wednesday, May 31st!
Head to https://buff.ly/3mnJi1j to learn about the available scholarships/bursaries and to fill out an online application form!
Mark your calendars!
The Brokenhead River Community Foundation will be hosting their AGM on Wednesday, May 17th at the Sun Gro Centre in Beausejour. For those who cannot attend in person, we will be broadcasting the event LIVE on FACEBOOK!
We encourage you all to either head down to the Sunova Room or tune in to find out what’s been going on with your favourite local Community Foundation!
See you all in a few weeks!
Click now to read through the 2022 edition of the annual Foundation Newsletter!