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WCF presents cheque to WA&C

December 17, 2015

Winkler Community Foundation Promotes and Develops Community through Winkler Arts & Culture Partnership

“It’s been an incredible privilege for the Winkler Community Foundation to have partnered with the Winkler Arts & Culture over the past year accepting donations for the Winkler Arts & Culture Centre building project. It’s been encouraging to see the support from the community and surrounding area for this project.” – Phillip Vallelly, President of the WCF.

The Winkler Community Foundation is here to make a difference as they promote and develop community. The Foundation looks for opportunities to positively impact our community through granting, establishment of endowment funds, facilitation of community leadership and developing partnerships. The Winkler Community Foundation created a temporary Flow through fund with the Winkler Arts Council last November. The purpose of this fund was to accept donations in connection with the creation, construction and maintenance of the Winkler Arts & Culture Centre. This was one way the Foundation felt they could help WA&C build momentum for this project.

The WCF would like to celebrate with the Winkler Arts Council as they move forward with building the WA&C centre which will provide opportunity to celebrate artistic and cultural expression in the community of Winkler. This will be a huge asset to our Community.

The flow through funds received over the past year will be officially presented to the Winkler Arts Council and the City of Winkler who will be taking on the project on Thursday, December 17. It was a pleasure to work with the Winkler Arts & Culture to accept donations designated for this project. From here forward, all donations can be directed to the City of Winkler.

The Winkler Community Foundation is here for the community, to build the community, and support projects that are important to the community. The Winkler Community Foundation has been active in the community of Winkler since 1994. Since then, the Winkler Community Foundation has granted over $490,349 back into the community through annual grants and over $477,200 in flow through grants.

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WES YIP give back

Winkler Elementary School ran Youth in Philanthropy as an Exploratory program during the 2020-21 school year. They had a group of grade 8 students participate. As a part of the program, the students ran a Valentine’s Day themed fundraiser by selling boxes of smarties. They felt the smarties could share some “joy” during a COVID Valentine’s. The girls designed to and from tags for the students to send the smarties to friends aor siblings in the school. The money raised during the YIP exploratory program was matched by the Winkler Community Foundation. Thanks to the student’s efforts and the Foundation’s match, a grant of $669 was awarded to Gateway Resources. This grant has been designated for Gateway’s Life Skills Program to add tactile and sensory box resources. “We decided to raise money for the Gateway Life Skills Program because we believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to contribute to the community and do what they love!” – Karli, BYNN and Bria grade 8 YIP students from WES.   The Winkler Community Foundation loves seeing students engage in philanthropic activities. We were happy to see WES find a creative way to still teach young students about philanthropy and positively impact […]

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