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Scholarships Make Student Dreams Reality

WINKLER, MB (May 17, 2021) – It is with great honor to announce our 2021 Gordon Wiebe Make It A Reality Scholarship recipient, Viktoria Maschkin. Viktoria is the fifth student to ever receive this $20,000 award by showcasing her commitment to serving her community, her resilience in navigating barriers, and the leadership skills she has shown in her past projects. Viktoria is a grade 12 student attending Garden Valley Collegiate who has demonstrated courage and passion within her school experience and in the broader community.  She has taken on leadership in various aspects of school and has invested time and energy to participate in volunteer coaching roles in the minor sports program in Winkler. She describes herself as having a passion for children, a desire to help those in need and wanting to take action to build a better community.  As a scholarship committee, we are excited for Viktoria and look forward to seeing what the future will hold for her. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… This year, WCF received numerous applications for the Make It A Reality Award from aspiring post-secondary students. All the applicants are actively involved in the community and have unique personal stories and walks of life that has shown […]

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Cheerboard Fund

The Winkler Community Foundation is excited to announce one of their newest funds. The Wiebe family chose to Pay it Forward in memory of their parents with the creation of the Winkler Cheerboard Fund held at the Winkler Community Foundation. Frank Wiebe had a long history of building and supporting foundation work which is why the family chose the Winkler Community Foundation (WCF) as an option for in-memory donations. The family discussed options of how to best direct this gift so it would be a continued inspiration for them as a family and possibly others moving forward. “Dad & Mom always enjoyed the Christmas season and all it offered in connecting with friends and family.  They also believed that those in more challenging times of life should also have the opportunity to enjoy what the Christmas season offered, so they would find ways to support them in various ways.” –children of Frank & Vi Wiebe. In honour of their parents and respecting how they would quietly make a difference for others, the Wiebe family decided to create a designated fund, the Winkler Cheerboard Fund, with WCF.  They believe naming the fund in this way will create a larger invitation to others who may […]

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