Win a Wine Cellar 2018

Win a Wine Cellar 2018

The Brokenhead River Community Foundation’s 2018 Endow Day/Win a Wine Cellar Event held on November 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 CorporationTrial 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 AssociationEquipment Room Locks and Pylons
Beausejour Slow-PitchPlay Structure
Tyndall Curling ClubIce Maintenance Equipment & Curling Rocks
Friends of Beausejour Daylily GardensUpgrades to 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.