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11 Local Students Awarded Ongoing Education Support Scholarship

“Volunteering is about making an investment….I have realized in my short life that there is one guarantee when volunteering; my community grows, and I grow.” – Katrina Epp, Library Sciences Student, Red River College   At a ceremony held on August 24th, recipients of the Ongoing Education Support Scholarship were honoured by the Winkler Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, members of the community Scholarships Committee, alongside family and friends. We are thrilled to introduce to you Alina Fischer, Cameron Wiens, Hailey Penner, Janelle Ewert, Jayna Janzen, Jen Derksen, Jessica Froese, Katrina Epp, Noah Olfert, Steph Derksen, and Tegan Penner. This outstanding group of young people has been actively volunteering to deliver youth programming, team coaching, care for the elderly, respite for abandoned pets, data collection of local biology, moral and spiritual support for their peers and much more. Their dedication to building community is strong and their impact will continue to build for some time to come.     This award is for local students age 30 or under who are completing their first undergraduate degree or diploma at a registered post-secondary institution within Canada. This award is valued at $2,000 and is renewable for up to two years during the student’s first […]

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2017 “Citizen of the Year”

The Winkler Community Foundation is excited to announce the 2017 Citizen of the Year recipient Mr. George H. Klassen, former General Manager of Winkler Co-op. This award is significant to the community as it “Shines the Light on people who make a difference”. George was selected for his strong commitment to our community.  His vision and efforts have been instrumental in the revitalization of downtown Winkler.  Both personally and through his employment, George’s goals have included fostering a strong sense of community in the face of the challenges presented by rapid growth. “The Winkler Community Foundation looks forward to honoring Mr. George H. Klassen as the 2017 Citizen of the Year.  We want to say Thank you to George for his leadership and vision for the community of Winkler; his involvement has made a difference in our community.” – Chris Hildebrand, Winkler Community Foundation President. “We want to thank everyone that took time to submit and support nominations. There are many well deserving individuals that give of themselves and make a lasting impact in our community.” The Citizen of the Year, once again, will have the opportunity to present the Citizen of the Year Choice grant of $1000 to a charitable […]

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