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2014 Citizen of the Year – Dr Don Klassen

October 16, 2014

COY 2014 Dr Don KlassenThe Winkler Community Foundation is proud to  announce Dr. Don Klassen as the 2014 Winkler Citizen of the Year. It is because of people like Dr. Klassen that Winkler has become what it is today; thanks to leadership, hard work and dedication to the community.  Dr. Klassen has been involved in the medical field through his direct patient care, building of infrastructure and teaching medical students. He has and continues to be involved in numerous community and church committees and has been coach and manager of various sports teams. Dr. Don Klassen was recognized as the 2014 Citizen of the Year for the City of Winkler at a banquet held in his honor on October 30.




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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