How many teens can you name that spend their summers volunteering for their church, who work throughout the school year on student council, theatrical productions and Youth in Philanthropy? Perhaps the same students that would volunteer for mission work, lead Sunday school and initiate a Peer Helpers group. We are thrilled to introduce you to one such shining star that has contributed in significant ways all while staying on the school honour roll! We are inspired by his work and we are pleased to announce that Bailey Neufeld is the inaugural recipient of the Make It A Reality Scholarship. Bailey is a grade 12 student at Garden Valley Collegiate who was born and raised in Winkler. He will be attending the University of Winnipeg to study psychology this coming fall. His outstanding work seems to come almost naturally for him. Of his strong commitment to supporting local causes, Bailey shares, “I like feeling like I have accomplished something. Even if I am scared and not totally sure about what something will involve, I would still rather do it and develop that interest. I don’t like not being involved.” A main focus of his work in the past year […]Read More
Thank you to the community for participating in Pay It Forward May 2017 and impacting our community in so many positive ways. We loved hearing so many stories of kindness. From providing coffee break, helping a neighbour, spending time with the elderly, to holding the door open or buying someone’s groceries. The list goes on and on. The impact reaches far beyond what we can measure. From all the stories we heard there were so many more that weren’t publicly shared. Thank you for intentionally Paying it Forward this May. We encourage the community to keep paying it forward throughout the year.