The work of registered charities and not-for-profits in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region could not happen at the level it does without the support of the Community Foundation and the funders who so generously give. These are real people with real stories, sharing the difference the grants have made in their lives and the opportunities they might not otherwise have had. - Judy Underwood, in response to the June 2016 Granting Ceremony

Monthly Archives: October 2017

Community Foundation Week in Kenora 2017

Community Foundation Week: October 30th – November 3rd, 2017 Recognizing the Impact of Community Foundations The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Community Foundation Week will be running from Monday October 30th to November 5th, 2017 in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region. Community Foundation Week…

Smart and Caring Community Volunteer Nominees Announced

For immediate release: Kenora, ON – October 24, 2017 The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is pleased to announce the list of nominees for their Smart and Caring Community Award. Established in 2015, the Award recognizes the efforts of community- minded individuals who have made a real difference in the lives…

2017 Smart and Caring Community Volunteers

Finalists: Theresa Bowen Volunteering started for Theresa, back when her kids were starting in hockey and ringette 35 years ago. She served on the executive of Keewatin ringette and on a number of committees for both hockey and ringette – from fundraising, tournaments, year-end banquets etc. She has been a 30+ years has been a…

Random Act of Kindness Day® 2017

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is excited to present our 7th Annual Random Act of Kindness Day, designed to give everyone an opportunity to do nice things for those around them. The date is Friday November 3rd, 2017 – so mark it on your calendars! Friday November 3rd, 2017 WHAT…

2017/2018 Youth in Philanthropy Launches at Thomas Aquinas High School

2017/2018 St. Thomas Aquinas Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) participants gathered on Oct. 17th 2017 to formally launch their year. A total of 14 students will be participating in the upcoming learning experience. The program is led by the Community Foundation and is sponsored for its 12th year by the Copperfin Credit Union. Invited guests included…

Thank you David Christianson – Estate Planning Presentation

The Community Foundation extends a sincere thank you to David Christianson, CFP, RFP, Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President, Christianson Wealth Advisors/National Bank Financial, for delivering an eloquent presentation on Reducing Estate Tax, through Charitable Giving on Oct 11th, 2017. Participants also enjoyed the opportunity to ask David, pertinent questions relating to their personal circumstances.…

Marketing & Communications Assistant 2017/2018

Meet Kylie Hissa – the new Marketing & Communications Assistant for 2017/2018. It’s already been about 3-months since she started, but better to introduce her later rather than never! Kylie is a Kenora local, and earned her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Guelph (2015). She then went on to complete…

Launch of 3rd Annual Smart & Caring Community Volunteer Award

For immediate release: Kenora, ON – October 6, 2017 The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is ready to launch their 3rd Annual Smart and Caring Community Volunteer Award.  Established in 2015, the Award recognizes the efforts of community minded individuals who have made a real difference in the lives of others,…

Launch of Smart and Caring Community Volunteer Award

For immediate release: Kenora, ON – October 6, 2017 The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is ready to launch their 3rd Annual Smart and Caring Community Volunteer Award.  Established in 2015, the Award recognizes the efforts of community minded individuals who have made a real difference in the lives of others,…