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2014 MB Winter Games Sport Legacy Fund

May 28, 2014



RM of Stanley- Nearly three months after the 2014 Power Smart Manitoba Games were held in Morden’ Stanley and Winkler the final financial numbers nearing completion. The Host society is proud to announce that the 2014 Games achieved an estimated surplus of $156,000, all of which will be dispersed back into the three communities.

Co-chair, Dan Giesbrecht, says the funds will be used for sport development in the region. “The Host society decided to give the money to the Winkler Community Foundation and Morden Area Foundation’ with the stipulation that the funds be used solely in relation to sport. we felt that these organizations had the structure to seamlessly use their criteria and judging process to make decisions that match our vision.” Each Foundation will receive $70,000¬†while $16,000 will go to Sport Manitoba to help run future games.

ln addition to the monetary legacy, the Host Society is donating any remaining physical inventory to several other organizations. For a full breakdown of the Games legacy follow this link.

ln total, the legacy of the 2014 Power Smart Manitoba winter Games is $402,773.46

The Power Smart Manitoba Games took place March 2-8,2014 in the City of Morden, Rural Municipality of Stanley and City of Winkler. Over 1200 athletes competed in 10 ten sports, while over 1000 individuals volunteered in various capacities. This is the province’s largest ongoing multi-sport program bringing together participants from across the province, and are held every two years and alternate between summer and winter sports events.


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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