WINKLER, MB (February 1, 2018) – Local students will gain access to $73,000 in post-secondary scholarships this spring. One of the largest scholarships programs to be developed by a rural community foundation in Manitoba, the Gordon Wiebe Post-Secondary Scholarships will grant 15 new awards, and honour eight existing awards ranging in value from $2,000-$20,000 to students from Winkler and the surrounding community. Last year’s recipients have demonstrated to us their gratitude and the life-changing potential of these awards through thank you notes and letters. This week, we received a handwritten card from one 2017 GVSD Award Recipient that reads, “I have been dreaming of going to university since I was in kindergarten. It has been my lifelong goal, and I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without your generous scholarship. My first semester was hard, and unlike any other challenge I have ever faced. When I had finished my semester at University of Manitoba, I had gained a deeper understanding of my courses, but I had also learned new study skills, made new friends, and really began to experience life. I enjoy every day, and it is because of you. Thank you so much. Forever grateful, Isabel […]Read More
Our community’s generosity has once again shone brightly: Gifts made to our community fund on Saturday, November 18 during the Endow Manitoba 24-Hour Giving Challenge were stretched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 with generous support from The Winnipeg Foundation, the Province of Manitoba, the City of Winkler, Access Credit Union, and Winkler Auto-Dealers – Hometown Ford, Janzen Chevrolet Buick GMC & Southland Honda. BDO started the challenge with a gift of $1,000 and by midnight we had raised $37326! These gifts will add another $1300 to our granting pool every year, forever. Our sincere gratitude to everyone who participated in this challenge by spreading the news, by volunteering to host our table, by sponsoring matching funds, and by offering gifts to the community fund.