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WA&C partners with WCF

October 16, 2014

WAC & WCF partnership Sept 2014

The Winkler Arts & Culture organization has partnered with the Winkler Community Foundation by creating a Winkler Arts & Culture Flow Through Fund.  This partnership enables donors to the Winkler Arts & Culture capital project to receive tax donation receipts for their contributions. Donations written to the “Winkler Community Foundation” with a note designating the donation is to go to Winkler Arts & Culture, will be held by the Foundation for Winkler Arts & Culture until the capital project gets underway.

 The Winkler Community Foundation President Phillip Vallelly says “We are excited to support Winkler Arts & Culture in their vision to create an arts facility in our community. The Winkler Community Foundation is all about making Winkler a better place, to live, play and work and we feel this ties in well our goals based on the 2012 Vital Signs report. We want to support the Winkler Arts & Culture  in the efforts to enhance the arts within the community of Winkler.”

Donations can be made online through the Winkler Community Foundation website – or by dropping of or mailing cheques to the Winkler Community Foundation.



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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