Foundation News


First Annual Wine Tasting Big Success

Our foundation hosted its first Wine Tasting on September 29th.  14 agents had 56 different wines for the 177 people in attendance to sample.  Many found new favourites to enjoy.  All enjoyed an evening out with friends and neighbours.  The foundation is very happy with proceeds of over $3500 to fund its programs in Beausejour and Brokenhead.

The fun is not over.  We will be hosting our second annual Win A Wine Cellar in November, so keep Nov 18th free on your calendar.

Stony Plains Grant

Meghan Quinn, of IERHA, was happy to get the grant of $2100 for a gazebo and furniture at Stony Plains.  This will provide residence with some shade during our hot summers.  The funds came from Manitoba Hydro Employee Donations – Great Falls Rural Area Charity.  Our foundation acted as a local representative for them with a flow-through grant.

Community Groups Supper

In March, almost 60 people (represent about 30 community groups) gathered at the United Church to have supper together and here about their foundation.  Reg Black gave a short presentation on how the foundation benefits the community, past projects and groups supported, and what is happening now.  Much excitement was generated with the announcement of the $10,000 available for Canada’s 150th as well as the $18,000 available for regular granting.

$10,000 for Canada’s 150th Birthday Celebration

2017 is a special year as it is Canada’s 150 anniversary.  There will be many, many celebrations across Canada as well as right here at home.  Your foundation has entered into an agreement with Community Foundation of Canada to support these celebration.  $5000 from your foundation will be matched by $5000 from CFC to support these local celebrations.  Watch for news release in The Clipper and on the web.  For a brochure on this grant click here.

Open Your Hearts Concert

St. Paul`s United Church is having a concert, 7:00 PM, Saturday March 18th in support of the foundation.  Doug Voice (his web site) is the featured artist.   Tickets are $10 and available from Gord at 204-268-2160.  There will be a Dessert Auction and Silent Auction.  Free refreshments.

See you there!!!!

$23000 for 2017!

Advertising will soon appear in The Clipper for encouraging groups to apply for grants in 2017.  Your foundation has over $23,000 available for grants and scholarships this year.  Applications are available at The Clipper or on line at  Also you can click on this link to download the application.


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Phone Lawrie at 204 268 2964 for more information.

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