Thank you so much for the support of these and other KACL programs - supporting innovative community programs to help those we serve to pursue a meaningful and satisfying life - KACL, post grant report about Lunch Bunch/Community Kitchen programs for vulnerable youth

Written by:

Communications & Marketing Assistant Internship

The Position: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications and Marketing Assistant will contribute to the development of a comprehensive marketing plan which includes website development and expansion. The incumbent will assist with annual charity fundraising events, production and marketing of the Annual Report, implementation and marketing of the Youth in Philanthropy Program, development of…

2016 in Review.

Kenora Kinsmen Announce $50,000 Gift to the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a $50,000 endowment fund with the Kenora Kinsmen Club.  Income from this endowment fund will continue in perpetuity and be used to support a variety of community needs projects.  Anyone may contribute to the endowment fund and donations will be accepted through the Community Foundation.…

14th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser Nets $28,000

For Immediate release: Kenora, ON – Jan. 1st 2017 The Community Foundation would like to thank everyone involved in making our 14th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser, held on December 1st and 2nd, 2017, a success. The entire event, which included a Gala Night and Auction, Community Day and a Senior’s Tea, netted $28,000…

Holiday Hours – December 2017

Happy season of giving 🙂

Become a Community Leadership Partner

 Community Leadership Partner Program Since 2004, The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation has played a unique role as a civic leader in local charitable giving. Without the generous support and dedication from our donors, the Foundation would not be able to do the work it does within the community. Like…

It’s the Season of Giving

It’s the season of giving! Choose the gift of generosity Consider a gift to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation’s Community Fund. This giving option allows you to have the greatest amount of flexibility in your contribution. This fund is not tied to any specific charity or area of interest, allowing…

Spirit of Generosity Shines at the 14th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser

For immediate release: Kenora, ON – Dec. 8th 2017 With over 800 guests enjoying the weekend event held at Seven Generations on Dec 1 and 2nd, many organizations were overjoyed to learn that they were the recipients of beautifully decorated Christmas trees. Multiple donors decided to honour the holiday spirit by donating their purchased trees,…

2017 Random Act of Kindness Day Newsletter

RAK Day Newsletter

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…

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,…

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…

Laidlaw Foundation Donates $2000 to the Kenora Public Library – “Tell Me A Story” Intergenerational Storytelling

The Kenora Public Library is the grateful recipient of a $2000 grant from the Laidlaw Foundation, located in Toronto, Ontario. This donation was in support of the local “Tell Me A Story” intergenerational storytelling program held at Pinecrest Home for the Aged. Youth and elder learning is a large part of the Laidlaw Foundation’s mission…

Vilij Well Art Exhibition

Vilij Well hosted their 2nd annual Children’s outdoor art exhibition in Sioux Narrows on August 5th and 6th, 2017. The event was held during the same weekend as the Sioux Narrows Arts Festival.                              Youth artwork was displayed at the Northern Ontario…

LOWAC Dip, Dip, & Swing

June 27th marked the day for the Grand Unveiling for the Lake of the Woods Art Community’s Dip, Dip, & Swing exhibit in Memorial Park. The exhibit features artwork inspired by the opening of the Cross-Canada Trail – Path of the Paddle and also by Kenora’s hosting of the Summer Games, rowing events, at Rabbit…

ArtsFest 2017 – Studio Tours

On Friday July 28th, 2017, artists were given the opportunity to showcase their work-spaces. Many talented artists participated in the event, including: Irene McCuaig at Inglenook Art Studio  (acrylic & watercolour painting): 1051 Railway Street, Kenora Holly Ann Friesan at HAF Studio (painting & inkblot): 215 Second St. South, Kenora Marielle Benson at Old Armouries (painting): 316…

$600 in Donations Collected from Loonie Bear!

July 27th, 2017 marked another day to collect from our local Loonie Bear. And how exciting! Donations reached $600 – most of which, was in the form of loonies ($320). The Bear was donated to the City of Kenora in 2006 courtesy of Andrew Paterson. This unique bank helps raise funds for the Kenora and…

Launch of “Max Explores Canada” – Canada’s 150th

  Dryden’s Max the Moose turned 55 on July 19th, 2017. During his celebration, the book “Max Explores Canada” was launched through funding from the Community Foundation of Canada in recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods helped distribute a grant of $5,000. The book features selected entries from local…