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Call for Nominations

May 9, 2019

Invitation to Nominate 2019 Citizen of the Year

The Citizen of the Year award is presented to an individual who continually gives of themselves and helps many others in the process.


At the core of Winkler are inspiring people who live here. The people who motivate and take action; who get involved and make a difference. They are the ordinary extraordinary; the behind-the-scenes catalysts; the connectors and the motivators.


They are not defined by age, background or ethnicity; their impact is not measured by the length of time they spend in our community; they are the story-makers, the people whose shining spirit moves us to share our appreciation for them.


It’s time to recognize the people in our community who shine and inspire us to do the same – it’s time for us to stand up and say “Thank you for who you are and most of all Thanks for Giving to make our community great.”


We invite you to nominate the outstanding and inspirational people in your life.

The Winkler Community Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Citizen of the Year award. Nomination Forms are available at  or at the Winkler Community Foundation’s Office located in City Hall.


Nominations will be accepted now through Monday, June 3, 2019. The award will be presented at the Annual Citizen of the Year Banquet on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Tickets will go on sale in August.


For More information contact Myra Peters, Executive Director at 204-362-9292.


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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