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Louis Tanguay 2015 COY

October 5, 2015

The Winkler Community Foundation is excited to announce the 2015 Citizen of the Year recipient, Louis Tanguay.

Louis was selected as the 2015 Citizen of the Year for his noteworthy volunteerism in the community. Most recent, Louis has played a significant role in bringing the 2015 Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts to Winkler and was heavily involved in hosting the 2014 Manitoba Morden Stanley Winkler Winter Games. Both projects have had tremendous impact in our community and have given back to so many local organizations as a result.

Over the years , Louis has also been Past President of the Winkler Curling Club, Past President of Chamber of Commerce, been a church board member and was involved as well as coached several sporting activities.

“It takes all kinds of people to make our community a better place,” says WCF President Phillip Vallelly, “Louis has exemplified volunteerism as an energetic and dynamic leader and motivator, making a huge contribution to this community.”

“Louis goes beyond the Call of Duty in everything he does.” Excerpt from Nomination. “Louis’ determination to not only do a good job, but to do the best job is evide[nt].

Mr. Louis Tangay will be honoured at the 2015 Citizen of the Year banquet at the Winkler Bergthaler Church on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Tickets are available through the Winkler Community Foundation office located in Winkler City Hall or by contacting Myra at 204-362-9292 or through our contact form .

Guest speaker at the banquet will be Paul LaPolice, a former Head Coach for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and current broadcaster for TSN. Paul LaPolice knows a lot about leadership and building teams. He will share motivational tools that can be used in all organizations.  This year’s speaker has been co-sponsored by Access Credit Union and Gislason Targownik Peters.


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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