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:
|Happy Time Nursery||Photocopier Purchase|
|Rotary Club of Selkirk||Project Echo, Diagnostic Program|
|Brokenhead River Community Hall||Change to LED Lights|
|Royal Canadian Legion #132||Pizza Warmer|
|Tyndall Soccer||Purchase Equipment|
|Network 4 Change Corporation||Trial Mural for old Arena|
|Haystack Productions||Storage Building|
|Brokenhead River Recreation Committee||Floor Curling Rocks|
|Beausejour Kids Centre Inc.||Outdoor Equipment|
|249 Royal Canadian Air Cadets||Marksmanship & Band|
|Tyndall Village Community Centre||Kids Club|
|Happy Time Nursery||New Motor Skills Equipment|
|Brokenhead River Rec Commission||Snowshoe & Bosu Ball Equipment|
|Beausejour Beautification Committee||Butterfly Sculpture for Train Whistle Park|
|Beausejour Brokenhead Minor Hockey Association||Equipment Room Locks and Pylons|
|Beausejour Slow-Pitch||Play Structure|
|Tyndall Curling Club||Ice Maintenance Equipment & Curling Rocks|
|Friends of Beausejour Daylily Gardens||Upgrades to Gardens|
|Beausejour Curling Club||Delivery Sticks|
|Elites Gymnastics||Equipment Replacement – Competitive Bars|
|Beausejour Kids’ Centre||Indoor 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 bcrfoundation.ca 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.