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Pay it Forward BBQ Winner

June 6, 2014

Congratulations to Josh Wiebe winner of the Pay It Forward barbeque. Presenting the BBQ are Winkler Community Foundation Board members Merlin Heppner and Phillip Vallelly.

The Winkler Community Foundation would like to take the opportunity to say Thank-you to everyone who participated in Pay It Forward May. We had tremendous response from the community. We were thrilled to see individuals, business and organizations taking the idea of Pay it Forward and running with it to Pay It Forward in our community.

As a Foundation, we look for ways on how to bring our community together. This campaign was able to get the entire community involved – individuals, organizations and businesses in making the community of Winkler a better place.

We know that paying it forward is something Winkler is great at. We wanted to bring attention to it during the month of May and highlight the little things that can be done and can have a big impact in the community for individuals and as a community overall.


Special THANKS to our sponsors:

Winkler Coop, Vestas, Eagle Eye Printing, Wink City Signs, Goldenwest Radio, The Voice, Alexa Media, Steel Tree


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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