Residents love when the kids come. It's like bringing fairies into the home - it's magical. - Tracy Stasiuk, Director of Care at Pinecrest, in response to the Intergenerational Storytelling Program in partnership between the Kenora Public Library, Pinecrest, and Laidlaw Foundation

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Monthly Archives: September 2017

4th Annual $10K/10HR Giving Challenge Nets Over $50,000 in Endowment Funds

Donors, volunteers, grant recipients, and community leadership partners gathered to launch the 4th Annual 10K/10HR Giving Challenge on May 26th, 2017. The event netted over $50,000 in endowment funds. Many thanks to Copperfin Credit Union, 89.5 The Lake, and Lake of the Woods Brewing Company for making the event possible. City of Kenora Clerk, Heather…

14th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser Comes Home to Celebrate “A Kenora Christmas”

For Immediate Release – Kenora – September 21, 2017  The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is gearing up for its major fundraiser of the year. “We are welcoming everyone to join us at Seven Generations Manidoo Baawaatig Event Centre.”, said event co-chairs, Lindsay Wenaas and Allyson Pele. The 14th Annual Festival of…

Community Foundation Recognizes the Generosity of Jamie Bruce

For Immediate Release – Kenora – September 18, 2017 The Community Foundation is taking this opportunity to say a sincere thank you to Jamie Bruce of Vancouver, BC for the gift of a 2017 Polaris RZR. Mr. Bruce was the winner of the Q104 summer draw for the RZR and immediately gifted it to the…

Hockey Pool Winnings Add Up

Hockey fan, Orlo Mejia, donated the winnings from his NHL hockey playoff pool to the Nita Mejia Memorial Fund in support of Health and Wellness at the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation. Orlo is seen presenting the winnings to the Community Foundation’s president, Dennis Alvestad. “We remember our mom at Christmas,…

St. Andrew’s Community Garden

On June 12th 2017, volunteers assembled at the St. Andrew’s community garden project to officially launch the 2017 growing season. The project has been a resounding success due to the hard work of the volunteers and the tall fence separating the deer from the tasty vegetables. Plans are to expand the garden in upcoming years. A…

Youth in Philanthropy Celebrate 11 Years of Giving Back to the Community

Students from Thomas Aquinas High School and Beaver Brae Secondary School gathered on May 10th to award community grants to their selected registered charitable recipients. The groups have been in existence since the fall of 2006. They begin meeting at the start of each school year to determine the needs of our community. Throughout the…

Gift to the Community Foundation! Q104 Polaris RZR

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation received a phone call Saturday September 2nd. And boy was it a great surprise. Jamie Bruce, the winner of the 2017 Polaris RZR at the Q104 and KenoraOnline End of Summer Street Party, decided to donate his prize in support of the community. The KLWCF’s…