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RBC Future Launch Community Challenge

Bold youth-led initiatives address local needs as Winkler Community Foundation joins national community challenge The Winkler Community Foundation is joining the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, making up to $15,000 available to youth-led projects that address diverse and urgent local priorities. The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge will enable youth to apply for funding to support their bold ideas to address urgent community priorities. It is an opportunity for young people to lead, learn new skills, gain experience, and build relationships in their local communities — all things that will help them prepare for the future of work. Later this year, The Winkler Community Foundation will also bring youth and community members together for ‘Vital Conversations,’ community dialogue focused on creating a better future together. The #RBCFLChallenge is looking for young people between the ages of 15-29 who have bold ideas for how to help your community as well as organizations interested in partnering with youth and supporting their leadership, growth, and skills development. Up to $15,000 is available to youth-led initiatives that address urgent local priorities. Find out how you can apply by contacting the Winkler Community Foundation. #RBCFLChallenge This Community Challenge goes far beyond Winkler, participating community foundations […]

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2019 Make it A Reality

Announcing this year’s recipient of the $20,000 Gordon Wiebe Make It A Reality Scholarship: Maria Gruen. The Winkler Community Foundation’s Scholarships Committee is impressed with her commitment to serving community, her resilience in navigating barriers and the leadership that she has shown in her drive to realize her life goals. Her dream is to inspire people around her to do their best and help others. She recognizes the importance of a supportive community; to help others and be active within the community. Maria continues to give back to her community as a student volunteer with local hospitals, her church as well as participating in school fundraisers and helping with sporting events. Maria has learnt to work hard for what she has; at home, in school, in sports and at her job. Being the 8th child from a family of 13 she has learnt to take care of her siblings and contribute to the day-to-day family chores while being involved in sports and maintaining her studies. Receiving this award gives Maria a chance to pursue post-secondary education and set an example for her younger siblings; encouraging them to follow their dreams. Maria plans to attend the University of Manitoba to obtain […]


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