Win A Wine Cellar Event 2019


Congratulations to the winners of the Win a Wine Cellar event which was held on November 16, 2019.  First place winner, Bruce Schade took home 53 bottles of wine.  Al Cherrey received 32 bottles of wine for his second place win and Diane Gershman happily accepted 21 bottles for her third place win! 

Thank you to everyone who attended, made donations, donated wine and bought tickets in support of your Community Foundation.  We had a very successful evening and were able to meet our goal to raise $10,000.00!

Thank you to the representatives from the organizations who received our 2020 grants for sharing information about how their group plans to use the funds that they have been granted.

April Kebernik     Beausejour Otters Swim Club

Andy Taylor    Beausejour Beautification

Ed Farias    Garson Community Centre

Doug Houghton     Beausejour Active Transportation

Cindy Buss    Beausejour Air Cadets

Pam Schirle    Beausejour Figure Skating Club

Many thanks to Brad Saluk (Reeve Rural Municipality of Brokenhead) and Ray Schirle (Mayor of Beausejour) for their very generous donation of $2,500.00 which was gratefully accepted by Shaunda Rossington (Vice President:  Brokenhead River Community Foundation).

Thank you, also, to the Carmichael Girls for providing wonderful entertainment for the evening!  Your community spirit is greatly appreciated!

Wayne Ewasko (MLA Lac du Bonnet) joined us for the evening and announced the upcoming Manitoba 150 Grant which the BRCF will be accepting nominations for in the new year!

Win A Wine Cellar 2018


Foundation Gives and Receives

The Brokenhead River Community Foundation’s 2018 Endow Day/Win a Wine Cellar Event held on No 17th at the Legion was once again a huge success. Many thanks to all those who gifted bottles of wine for the event as 109 bottles were raffled off and the lucky winners were 1st – Meghan Lowery and Justin Chartrand, 2nd – Edith Papasterianus and Karen Lowry and 3rd – Kim MacAulay.

The Win a Wine Cellar event is held on Endow Day in Manitoba. All funds received that day by the Foundation are further boosted by 20 cents on the dollar by both the Winnipeg Foundation and the Province of Manitoba up to $10,000 which means a potential of an extra $4,000 for your foundation.

The Foundation is very grateful for all the donations received from the community. Reeve Brad Saluk from the RM of Brokenhead presented a cheque for $2,500 which came from the proceeds of hosting a fun hole at the Eastern Manitoba Municipal Golf Tournament this past summer.  CPTC once again gave back to the community as President Reid Baker presented a cheque for $1,000.  The Shades of the Past Committee also made a donation from the proceeds of their very successful annual car show.  Personal donations were also received that day at the event and many others were made online.

With the proceeds from the wine raffle and all the donations for Endow Day, the Foundation raised a total of $11,405 which means that it will receive the $4,000 boost for a one day fundraising total of $15,405!  All of these funds will be placed into the Foundation’s Community Undesignated fund  where it will remain FOREVER. The interest earned from these funds will allow the funds raised to not only grow but also allow for a portion to be granted back into the community. To put this into context – without the growth factored in – on an annual basis approximately $600 will go back into the community every year from the proceeds of this event. That’s over $6,000 in 10 years, $15,000 in 25 years, $30,000 in 50 years from this event!!

The evening allowed for the announcement of the 2019 Community Grant recipients and a recap of the 2018 ones. Several presenters from various community groups were present and provided information on their group and how they used the money they were granted.  Here is a list of the community groups who received the grants this year:

ACLwoodworking tools
Happy Time Nurseryphotocopier purchase
Rotary Club of SelkirkProject Echo, diagnostic program
BBMHAgoalie equipment
Brokenhead River Community HallChange to LED lights
Royal Canadian Legion #132Pizza warmer
Tyndall Soccerpurchase equipment
Network 4 Change CorporationTrail Mural for old  Arena
Haystack ProductionsStorage building
Brokenhead River Recreation Committeefloor curling rocks
Beausejour Kids Centre Inc.outdoor equipment
249 Royal Canadian Air CadetsMarksmanship & band
Tyndall Village Community CentreKids Club
Happy Time NurseryNew motor skills equipment
Brokenhead River Rec CommissionSnowshoe & Bosu Ball equipment
Beausejour Beautification CommitteeButterfly Sculpture for Train Whistle Park
Beausejour Brokenhead Minor Hockey Assoc.Equipment room locks & pylons
Beausejour Slow-pitchPlay structure
Tyndall Curling ClubIce Maintenance Equipment/Curling rocks
Friends of Beausejour Daylily Gardensupgrades to the Gardens
Beausejour Curling Clubdelivery sticks
Elites GymnasticsEquipment replacement-competitive bars
Beausejour Kids’ Centreindoor enhancements

The evening also included entertainment by Thomas Gut and Company who donated their services for the evening.   Their participation was greatly appreciated by the Foundation and was thoroughly enjoyed by those in attendance.  For further information on the Foundation check out or like us on Facebook.

Hosted at the Legion from 7–10 PM there will also be some brief presentations from some of the 2018 and 2019 community grant recipients. Great opportunity to hear and learn how our community benefits from the Foundation.

Also as part of the evening is some entertainment provided by Thomas Gut and Company. These local musicians are sure to provide some music for all to enjoy.

Smile Cookie Week at Tim Hortons 2018

Sept 17  to 23 is Smile Cookie week at our own Tim Hortons.  Proceeds from the sale of these cookies will be donated to our Foundation.  Last year over $1400 was raised and we are looking to make it bigger and better than ever.
The Brokenhead River Community Foundation partnered with two local Grade 5 classes early this year to create some posters for the Smile Cooke Campaign at the local Tim Hortons.  Students colored up posters and they will now be posted around town.


Wine Tasting 2018

The 2017 Wine Tasting was such a huge success we moved to a larger facility for 2018.  The event was held in the Brokenhead Room at the hall on Friday September 28. 

wine poster 2018

Will Night Well Received

will night

The Brokenhead River Community Foundation sponsored a Will Night on April 25,2018 at the Beau Head Seniors Centre as part of Will Week in Manitoba. Over 70 people attended the event to hear long time local lawyer Mike Wasylin provide a general overview of the importance of having a Will, Power of Attorney and Health Directive and that they are current, properly executed documents. Contact Mike’s office or your lawyer to discuss these important items. Watch for future Foundation activities in your community.

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