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$40,000 in ECSF grants to charities

Winkler Community Foundation awards $40,000 in grants through the Emergency Community Support Fund [Winkler, July 20, 2020] – The Winkler Community Foundation awarded $40,000 in grants to 7 local charities; Central Station, South Central Regional Library, Boundary Trails Health Care Foundation, Pembina Counselling Centre, Gateway Resources, Segue Career Choices and Regional Connections to address counselling, digital communication and programming, and weekly community meal programming needs. The grants announced are part of the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), funded by the Government of Canada. The ECSF is a $350 million fund that is being implemented with Community Foundations of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, and United Way Centraide Canada, in partnership with local foundations across the country. Its goal is to provide support to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable Canadians. “It’s a satisfying feeling to see committed community organizations receive support through the Foundation.” – James Friesen, WCF Board Member For a full list of grants awarded through Community Foundations of Canada’s network, visit the Winkler Community Foundation grant recipients page. The Winkler Community Foundation is proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund […]

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Make It A Reality!

SCHOLARSHIPS MAKE STUDENT DREAMS REALITY It is with great honor to announce our 2020 Gordon Wiebe Make It A Reality Scholarship recipient, Mikaela Warkentin. Mikaela is the fourth student to ever receive this $20,000 award by showcasing her commitment to serving her community in the RM of Stanley, her resilience in navigating barriers, and the leadership skills she has shown in her past personal projects. Mikaela has a drive and spirit that is the very definition of what Gordon Wiebe would have hoped that our scholarship recipients would possess. Mikaela is the fourth recipient to ever receive this award, along with the past recipients, Bailey Neufeld, Tyler Froese, and Maria Gruen. She continues to give back to her community spending many hours volunteering on student council, making contributions to the Stanley Agricultural Society, and by volunteering in her church. Mikaela is also a leader, demonstrated by her ability to rally her community of Osterwick around a common cause, the need for a new outdoor rink warming shack. Mikaela created a committee, she created a fundraiser, she found sponsors to support the cause, and was able to see her goal completed. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… This year, WCF received numerous applications for the Make […]

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