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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Winter 2014 Newsletter

 

Mother’s Day Charity Road Race Results

We would like to thank the Kenora Borealis Multi-Sport Club as well as everyone who participated in the 10th Annual Mother’s Day Run!!For the second year in a row the Kenora Borealis Multi-Sport Club is directing the proceeds to the Community Foundation. For full results click the following link.2012 Mother’s Day Run Results  

2012 Spring Newsletter

We hope you enjoy reading our spring newsletter! If you have any questions, comments or concerns we would love to hear from you. Click the following link to read the spring 2012 newsletter spring newsletter  

KMTS features the Community Foundation in the Kenora Telephone Directory

Kenora– The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is pleased to announce that KMTS (a division of Bell Aliant) is featuring the Community Foundation on the back cover of the 2012 Kenora Telephone Directory. “In a few short years, the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation has become a…

New Resource Helps Community Foundation Build Sustainability

New Resource Helps Community Foundation Build Sustainability $11,800 OTF Grant Invests in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation Len Compton,Ontario Trillium Foundation Representative;Sarah Campbell MPP for Kenora-Rainy River;Diane Pochailo, Community Foundation Volunteer and Treasurer; Rob Aitken, Community Foundation Volunteer and Finance Committee Chairmen. NEWS On Monday, MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, Sarah…

Love for music and art lives on through John Maunder Memorial Fund

This past month, The John Maunder Endowment Fund in Support of Music and the Performing Arts was established. Mr. Maunder was a life long supporter of the music and theatrical scene in the Kenora region. His family ensured that his love of the arts will live out through grants from his endowment fund.  

Dec 2011 Newsletter

Your support in 2011 was amazing. Roughly $150,000 was granted to various charities in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region supporting programs in the areas of literacy, arts and culture, and children in need to name a few. Based on your support we decided to put together our first newsletter with some highlights…

Job Opportunity!

The Kenora Fellowship Centre is a community outreach to the homeless and street people of Kenora providing a place of refuge, sanctuary, and opportunity through its drop-in, soup kitchen and shelter programs. They are currently looking to hire a new intern. If you are interested please click the following link. 2011 Intern application  

8th Annual Festival of Trees

The 8th Annual Festival of Trees concluded this past Saturday. We would like to thank everyone that made this year’s event a great weekend. See you again next year! Click here to read the Daily Miner article recapping the festivities.  

Random Act of Kindness Day Newsletter

Our very first Random Act of Kindness was November 4th 2011. We had a lot of fun and got some great feedback from others who participated. Click the following link to read some of the feedback we received, RAKD newsletter  

8th Annual Festival of Trees

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is gearing up for our 8th annual Festival of Trees. The theme for this years event is ” Christmas at the lake” and runs from Dec 1 to Dec 3rd. Click the following link to view the media release for this years event. Festival of…

2011 Fall Granting Ceremony

Our 2011 fall granting ceremony was a fantastic evening. Keynote speaker and Copperfin Credit Union CEO Dennis Alvestad presented a great speech that was both humorous and emotional. The grant recipients all had a chance to speak and shared some wonderful stories and words of appreciation towards the donors and the foundation. Attached is a…

Community Foundation Week

Nov 4th to Nov 10th is community foundation week in Kenora. Please read the attached media release for more information. Media Release CF Week  

Giving beyond the perimeter

Check out this article from the Winnipeg Foundations newest newsletter regarding the Moffat Family and their contributions to the Kenora area. Giving beyond the perimeter  

Philanthropist Andrew Paterson recognized as Director Emeritus for his outstanding contributions to the Kenora Region

Kenora– The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is very pleased to recognize the outstanding contributions of noted philanthropist Andrew B. Paterson to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region. Mr. Paterson has been appointed a Director Emeritus of the Community Foundation. Over the last seven years, Mr. Paterson has been…

Thank You Card

We have recently received a wonderful thank you card from a recipient of the  Andrew Paterson Loonie Bear Children’s Charities Fund and we thought we would share it with you! Click on the link to read. Thank you card  

KMTS Release

With the help of KMTS this past February ,the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation was featured on the back of this years phone book. The newsletter is a little over due but and we apologize. So here is the February newsletter for the KMTS phone book promotion. KMTS-Media-release-February-11-2011  

Thank You

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation would like to THANK all of those involved in both the Mike Richards Golf Tournament presented by RBC and the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club Ladies Luncheon for both of their extremely generous contributions.  

2011 Charity Golf Tournament Presented By RBC hosted by Mike Richards

This past month Mike Richards hosted the second annual Mike Richards Charity Golf Tournament Presented By RBC at the Kenora Golf and Country Club with all proceeds benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society and Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation. This years event was a huge success, there was a great turn out…

Record breaking granting ceremony for KLWCF with $100,000 gifted back to the Community

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation will set a milestone on Friday June 24th, 2011 when it awards over $100,000 in grants to back to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region. The grants will be distributed to thirty different registered charities and programs. “This is certainly a special moment…

Granting Ceremony

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation would like to invite you to attend our upcoming granting ceremony to be held on Friday, June 24, 2011, at 7:00pm at the Best Western Lakeside Inn, Rosewood Room. Our June granting celebration will feature the distribution of grants from the Moffat Family Fund, The…

4th Annual Hello Summer!

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods 4th Annual Hello Summer event is right around the corner. This year’s event offers a fabulous pig roast, live music courtesy of the Dave Caissy Band and a live auction with great items. The event is being held this Saturday at 6:00 PM at the scenic Kenora Golf…

KMTS Facebook Promotion

Big thanks to KMTS, who is donating $1 to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation. We currently have roughly 1020 “likes” on the KMTS Facebook page and are getting more “likes” as the days go by. If you haven’t already, head over to the KMTS facebook page and hit “like”. Every dollar makes a…

Mothers Day Run Results

Congratulations to the Kenora Borealis Multi Sport Group for organizing a very successful Mother’s Day Run. Their team of volunteers did an excellent job of organizing the many details involved in this large project with a total of 152 participants.  In addition, their efforts have created a new $3,400 endowment fund for the Community Foundation.…

Youth in Philanthropy Make Grants to Local Charities

Youth In Philanthropy Students Address the Needs of our Community Kenora – Young people who care about their communities are increasingly getting involved in philanthropy.  This was most evident at the Youth in Philanthropy Program (YIP) granting celebration held on Wednesday May 19 2010 at the Lakeside Best Western Inn. This innovative program, led by…

Animal Welfare Endowment Fund Created for the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region

Kenora – February 10, 2010 The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a $50,000 animal welfare endowment fund by Paul and Patricia Reishel. This endowment fund will support programs that work to enhance the welfare of animals in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods…