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Vital Conversation – Engaging Youth

The Winkler Community Foundation is hosting a 2020 Vital Conversation: Youth Engagement.  This event is part of our RBC Future Launch grant commitment (grant presented in December 2019 to Genesis House) and is the next step in our Vital Signs program. We will be hosting Youth between the ages of 16-29 to participate in this conversation; high school students, university students as well as young people currently employed in the workforce together with Community Leaders. We believe that local issues can be addressed by working together. By bringing community leaders together to listen to our youth between the ages of 16-29, we are convening changemakers to participate in social innovation conversations. Invision Edge will be facilitating the event. To join us  on Thursday, February 20th,  please contact Myra Peters, Executive Director @ Winkler Community Foundation 204-362-9292.  

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Apply for Scholarship

Scholarships offer students financial aid, confidence and opportunity to focus on academics.  Scholarship Details: The Gordon Wiebe Scholarships Program is projected to grant $86,000 in awards this year! This means that approximately 37 local students will benefit from our financial support. A minimum of 16 new recipients will be selected, and approximately of 8 of those will be GVSD high school students. Application Process: Going into the final stretch before the application deadline, Friday, February 28th, we are looking for young adults to take the leap of faith and apply for our scholarships for those hoping to pursue post-secondary education in the upcoming 2020 school year. Our focus is selecting young leaders. Students that have demonstrated leadership skills and community involvement in school, extra-curricular activities, and other volunteer opportunities. Eligibility: Applicants must be: Students from Winkler and surrounding area. Registering for full-time courses in Fall 2020. Studying at an accredited institution identified by the CRA. Pursing a certificate, diploma, or first degree. Targeting students ages 17-30. Demonstrate leadership skills and community involvement.  Selection Process: Our Scholarships Committee will be reviewing applications in March. In April, they will be holding interviews with finalists of the $20,000 Make it a Reality Scholarship […]


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