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 […]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.