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15TH Annual Festival of Trees Annual Fundraiser for the Kenora & Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation

Kenora – The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation (KLWCF) is gearing up for its major fundraiser of the year. “We are thrilled to be celebrating our 15th Festival of Trees at the Lake of the Woods Museum this year. The Lake of the Woods Museum is where the very first Festival…

Employment Opportunity

Communications & Marketing Coordinator – Internship – One Year Contract The Position: The Communications and Marketing Coordinator will contribute to the development and implementation of a comprehensive communication and marketing plan.  The successful applicant will assist with charity fundraising events, marketing, the development of a volunteer orientation package, and the creation of a community and…

2017 Signed Financial Statements

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KLWCF June Grant Cheque Distribution | $216,000 Distributed to Community Groups

Kenora– On June 20, 2018, the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation (KLWCF), President Dennis Alvestad had the pleasure of distributing over $216,000 to thirty-nine (39) community groups. Alvestad says “Every grant ceremony is a celebration of our donors and the many charities and volunteers who make our community richer by investing…

KLWCF Hires Interim Executive Director

Kenora & Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation President, Mr. Dennis Alvestad, is pleased to announce and welcome Ms. E.M. (Betty) Wires to the Community Foundation staff as Interim Executive Director, effective June 11, 2018. Ms. Wires brings a diverse background and experience to the Community Foundation, including serving on the Trans Canada Trail…

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…

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,…

Saint Louis students in Kenora unveil “Together”

A grant of $2,250 from the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation in the fall of 2016, helped a group of students from St – Louis School, produce a stunning painting, entitled “Together”. The piece was donated to the Northwestern Health Unit in Kenora on March 22, 2017 and was proudly accepted…

Impact of Community Foundations Grants shared with RTO/ERO membership

The Community Foundation was a luncheon guest at the RTO/ERO (Retired Teachers of Ontario) District 26 monthly meeting held on Thursday March 16, 2017 at the Clarion Inn. Darlene MacGillivray, Executive Director, and Board Member Meg Cameron, delivered a presentation highlighting the impact of over $ 2Million in Community Foundation grants in the Kenora and…

Community Philanthropy in Action

Moving into their 11th year, the Youth in Philanthropy program at Saint Thomas Aquinas has been making meaningful grants, in support of the charitable sector in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region, since 2007. They have also established their own endowment fund with the Community Foundation, which has grown to $6,000.

New Community Fund for Canada’s 150th builds community, inspires understanding, and encourages participation for the Sesquicentennial

Kenora, Ontario, February 7, 201 7- A collaboration for Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation is bringing people and places together to build community and activate a groundswell of local initiatives, activities and events. The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is an effort led by Community Foundations of Canada and the national network of community foundations,…

13th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser Exceeds Expectations

The Community Foundation would like to thank everyone involved in making our 13th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser, held on December 2 and 3, 2016, a resounding success. With the theme of “A Canadian Christmas”, we welcomed seven hundred and fifty guests to the event, which included a Gala Night and Auction, a Community Day…

$2 Million in Grants Announced to the Charitable Sector in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region

Community Foundation Directors Shannon Robinson and Claudine Cordeiro, left and Dennis Alvestad, extreme right, joined Community Foundations of Canada President Ian Bird and Winnipeg Foundation CEO, Rick Frost in announcing that $2 Million in grants have been distributed to  registered charities in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region since 2004.

Ian Bird celebrates $2 Million in grants to the Kenora Region

Our Community Foundation thrilled to welcome Ian Bird to Kenora on November 11, 2016. He was able to meet with the local media, pose with our highway sign and update us on several national initiatives. Kenora Daily Miner & News Article

Anonymous donor gives Keewatin Forever Endowment Fund a $15,000 boost, to coincide with Remembrance Day

An Anonymous donor is remembering the good works of Keewatin charities, by matching a recent gift of $15,000 made by the Keewatin Legion, to the Keewatin Forever endowment fund, held with the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation. “This anonymous gift is being made to match the recent $15,000 donation by the…

Marlyne Crawford recognized for volunteer spirit

SHERI LAMB Miner and News Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:45:27 EDT PM View article from Kenora Daily Miner & News Donald Crawford was the invisible unsung hero of the night during the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation’s fall granting ceremony. He wasn’t in attendance when his wife Marlyne Crawford picked up…

Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community foundation hits $2 million in grants distributed

SHERI LAMB Miner and News Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:45:27 EDT PM View article from Kenora Daily Miner & News In the last decade, the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation has distributed $2 million in grants within the community. It is a milestone which executive director of the Community Foundation Darlene…

Community Foundation has reached the milestone of $2 Million in grants distributed to the Charitable Sector

Kenora – The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it has reached a milestone of $ 2 Million in grants distributed to the charitable sector, in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region. It will grant $125,000 to over thirty different groups at its Fall Granting…

Announcement of $2 Million in Grants Milestone

In advance of their Fall Granting Ceremony on Wednesday November 2, 2016, the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation has announced that they will be celebrating a milestone, in having distributed over $2 Million in grants to the charitable sector in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region, since their establishment…

Thank you Thomas Sill Foundation

Our Directors and staff traveled to Winnipeg for the Manitoba Regional Gathering of Community Foundations, this on October 21 and October 22 at the Victoria Inn. We took the opportunity to say thank you to the Directors of the Thomas Sill Foundation, for their wonderful 2016 challenge gift of $25,000. Left to right: Community Foundation…

Smart and Caring Community Volunteer Award 2016

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following nominees for their Smart and Caring Community Volunteer Award. Each individual has contributed in a major way to improve community living and the quality of life, in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region. The nominees will be formally recognized and thanked for their contributions…

Launch of Smart and Caring Community Volunteer Award

Kenora – As we approach our country’s 150th birthday in 2017, Canada’s Governor General David Johnston, Patron of Community Foundations of Canada, has challenged Canadians to imagine our country as it could be – a Smart and Caring Nation that holds promise for all. In recognition of this call to action, the Kenora and Lake…

Keewatin Legion donates $75,000 to the Community Foundation

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is the grateful recipient of a total of $75,000 in legacy gifts from the Keewatin Legion. Jerry Lava, Royal Canadian Legion Kenora Branch 12 President, explained that due to declining membership and lack of volunteers, the branch was forced to surrender its charter and disperse…

2016 Mike Richards Charity Golf Tournament Continues to Support Community Needs

For the sixth year in a row, the Mike Richards Annual Charity Golf Tournament is supporting the efforts of the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation, in helping to improve community living and the quality of life for citizens and visitors to the region. This year’s event netted $26,000, shared evenly between…

2015 Annual Report

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is pleased to release their 2015 Annual Report. Many thanks to our donors, sponsors, volunteers, grant recipients and friends for their hard work and leadership, in continuing to support our mission and helping to grow our community and region: Building Forever Together. Download our 2015…

Community Foundation distributes $209,000 to the Charitable Sector

Kenora – The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it will distribute $209,000 in total grants to forty charitable organizations and programs, at its summer granting ceremony on Wednesday, June 15th. “This is certainly a milestone for us, made possible by all our generous donors”, said Community…

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 Tuesday, May 16, 2016, at Beaver Brae Secondary School Library. This innovative program, led by the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation,…

Join us for the $10K / 10HR Annual Giving Challenge

Join us for the $10K / 10HR Annual Giving Challenge Friday May 27, 2016 | 10:00am to 8:00pm DO YOU LOVE THE KENORA AND LOW REGION? In Celebration of our Annual Giving Challenge, please show your support by helping us raise $10,000 in 10 hours for the Community Foundation’s Endowment Funds. Since 2004, $1.7 million…

Annual 10 Hour Giving Challenge Recognizes Donor, Recipients and Volunteers

For Immediate Release – Kenora – April 29, 2016 After two years of meeting with great success, The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation will again be hosting their 3rd Annual 10 Hour Giving Challenge on Friday, May 27, with the goal of raising $10,000, in support of their endowment funds. The…

Community Foundation Supports Kenora’s Emergency Shelter

Kenora – The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is pleased to announce that thanks to gifts from generous donors, they will be providing $3,800 in support to Kenora’s Emergency Shelter, in the name of the late Mr. Faron Hall, Winnipeg’s Homeless Hero. The gifts come from the Winnipeg Foundation, an anonymous…

Elaine Hammett Memorial Endowment Fund Supports the Annual Kenora District Festival of the Arts

Kenora – The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the Elaine Hammett Memorial Endowment Fund will issue an inaugural grant of $1,100 to this year’s Kenora District Festival of the Arts. Mrs. Hammett was a teacher and a school librarian and was deeply involved in volunteer activities…

2016 Volunteer Committee Member Application Form

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Board of Director Package

General Guidelines for Board of Directors of the Kenora & LOW Community Foundation  Support the mission and goals of the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation; Participate in Board activities, including meetings, strategic planning and governance; Act as a responsible and prudent trustee; Act as an ambassador and advocate for the KLOWRCF…

Call For Volunteers

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is calling for individuals interested in serving as volunteers on our Board of Directors or on our Asset Development Committee. Deadline to apply, is April 29th, 2016. Please contact our office at 467-4427 or by email at [email protected] for more information.

Call For Lake of the Woods Dream Fund Applications

The Community Foundation is currently seeking proposals from local (Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region) Registered Charities (registered as a Charity with Canada Revenue Agency) and Non – Profit organizations (that have a written agreement with a Registered Charity) that fall into the following categories: General Needs of the Community, including: Arts and Culture, Health and Wellness, Animal Welfare, The Environment and…

Job Opportunity

We are looking for a Marketing and Communications coordinator! This exciting opportunity for a recent grad will not only help our team, but will help the successful applicant in developing skills and key relationships with influential people in our region.

Smart and Caring Community Award Voting Process

As we approach our country’s 150th birthday in 2017, Canada’s Governor General David Johnston, Patron of Community Foundations of Canada, has challenged Canadians to imagine our country as it could be – a Smart and Caring Nation that holds promise for all. In recognition of this call to action, the Kenora and Lake of the…

Philanthropists Andrew and Lisa Paterson recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region

Kenora– The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is very pleased to recognize the continued outstanding contributions of philanthropists Andrew and Lisa Paterson, to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region. Over the last eleven years, Mr. and Mrs. Paterson have been instrumental in the establishment and growth of the region’s…

Local students hand out $4,000 worth of grants

By Amber McGuckin Thursday, May 7, 2015 8:09:48 EDT PM The students from Beaver Brae Secondary School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School’s Youth in Philanthropy groups with this year’s grant receivers. Kenora’s two Youth in Philanthropy groups handed out their yearly grants on Wednesday. Both St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Beaver Brea Secondary…

Community Foundation hands out around $192,000

By Amber McGuckin Thursday, June 18, 2015 5:54:36 EDT PM From left: Gillian Prouty, Rebecca Alcock, Dawn Ackabee and Sheri Ricklefs accepting $20,000 for the Paterson First Nations Youth Apprenticeship Program at the Lake of the Woods Community Foundation granting night on Wednesday June 17, 2015 in Kenora, Ont. Amber McGuckin/Kenora Daily Miner and News/Postmedia…

Community Foundation distributes $133,000 in support to the Charitable Sector, Launches Legacy Building Campaign and Recognizes Don Parfitt as Director Emeritus

Kenora – The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it will distribute $133,000 in grants to twenty six charitable organizations at its summer granting ceremony on Wednesday, June 17th. “This is certainly a milestone for us, made possible by all our generous donors” says Community Foundation President,…

June 2015 Granting Ceremony

Agenda         Words of Welcome Don Parfitt, President, Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation   Recognition of Volunteers   Special Presentation to Don Parfitt   Leaving a Legacy Brenda Chambers-Ivey   Distribution of Grants Richard Roy, Director and Grants Committee Chair Paterson First Nations Youth Apprenticeship Program Total Grant: $20,000 Ne-Chee Friendship…

9th Annual Youth in Philanthropy Granting Ceremony

9th Annual Youth in Philanthropy Granting Ceremony Invitation

Call for Lake of the Woods Dream Fund Applications

Call for Lake of the Woods Dream Fund Applications

2014 Festival of Trees Thank You

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 11th Annual Festival of Trees a wonderful community event: Our generous sponsors, our volunteers, all decorator teams, our entertainers and all auction purchasers. We would also like to thank the Community for showing their tremendous support and helping make this event such a great success! Thanks to…

Online Portal Accepts Grant Applications and Post Grant Reports

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that all grant applications and post grant reports must now be submitted through their website portal at www.klwcf.ca. We will no longer be accepting applications or post grant reports by email/mail. The individual must first register to begin the process. Under ‘Submit Your Grant Application’/’Quick Links’ you will…

First Granting Ceremony of 2015

Mark your calenders now to attend the Community Foundation’s first Granting Ceremony of 2015. The event will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, June 17th at the Best Western Lakeside Inn. The Community Foundation will distribute grants from a number of funds; including the Moffatt Family Fund, Canadian Pacific and Kenora Employees, and the…

Upcoming Grant Application Deadlines

Here are the following application deadlines for 2015: May 15th, 2015-Lake of the Woods Dream Fund application deadline; Benefiting the general needs of the community. These grants will be distributed on June 17th, 2015. September 15th, 2015- Community Fund application deadline; general needs of the community. Distribution to be held in mid-November, 2015. Amounts available…

Official November 5th, 2014 Granting Ceremony Agenda

November 5th, 2014  Words of Welcome Don Parfitt, President, Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation Presentation to 89.5 The Lake Recognition of Community Foundation Volunteers Listing of Grants  Richard Roy, Chair, Grants Committee Andrew Paterson Family Fund Total Grant: $13,000 Salvation Army Food Hamper Program: $2,500 JubileeChurch: $2,500 Minto Parent Child Resource…

Community Foundation distributes $95,000 in grants to Registered Charities strengthening the Kenora and LOW Region

  Kenora – November 3, 2014 The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region is pleased to announce the distribution of $95,000 in grants to charities in the Lake of the Woods Region. “This event is made possible by our generous donors”, says Community Foundation President Don Parfitt.  “We also congratulate the charities who are…

Community Foundation hands out $95,000

Written by Grace Protopapas on Thursday, 06 November 2014 The Kenora Circus Kids demonstrate their skills while accepting their donation last night at the granting ceremony. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation held their granting ceremony last night. The foundation gave out $95,000 to various charities and organizations in the region. Rook…

Community Foundation Nets $75,000 in 10 Hours for Endowment Funds

     The Community Foundation’s 10 Hour Giving Challenge, celebrating it’s first ten years of connecting donors with the charities they care about, was a resounding success. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of donors in making gifts to our endowment funds”, said event co– chair Megan Dokuchie. “What also surprised us, was the number…

Festival of Trees- Charity Fundraiser, Friday, December 5th-7th

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is gearing up for our 9th annual Festival of Trees. This year’s event will be held at the Discovery Centre. We will be holding a ‘Holiday Cocktail Party’ at 7 p.m. on the 5th, followed by Community Day on the 6th from 10 a.m- 3…

Random Acts of Kindness Day, Friday, November 7th

Join us for Random Acts of Kindness Day, Friday, November 7th!

Community Foundation Week- October 31st- November 7th

Join us in support of our various local charities for Community Foundation Week! Beginning Halloween and ending the following Friday, November the 7th!

Mike Richards Charity Golf Tournament Raises $17,500

A gift of $17,500 was received from the 2014 Mike Richards Charity Golf Tournament, in support of the Mike Richards Charity Golf Tournament Endowment Fund for Community Needs. We offer our sincere thanks;  to the presenting sponsors RBC and T Bay Tel, all participants, sponsors, auction item purchasers and volunteers. A sincere thanks goes to…

Community Foundation Directors and Volunteers Attend the Ladies Luncheon

Community Foundation Directors and Volunteers enjoyed attending the Annual Ladies Luncheon at the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club on Thursday July 24, 2014. The event was in support of the Yacht Club and the Women’s Shelter Saakaate House Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation. In addition to the stunning weather, the guests enjoyed…

Annual Ladies Luncheon a Resounding Success

The Annual Ladies Luncheon at the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht club was a resounding success thanks to the leadership of event organizers; Karen Dunlop and Charlotte Sytnyk.  The event was in support of the Yacht Club and the Women’s Shelter Saakaate House Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation. Master of ceremonies, Ashleigh Banfield,…

Remembering Rob Lindstrom

Rob’s passion for music was evident all his life and for that reason, his family has established the Rob Lindstrom Endowment Fund in support of music, at the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation. His beautiful heart touched many individuals with his caring ways and zest for knowledge and adventure.  Rob passed…

The Community Foundation Thanks the Mike Richards Charity Golf Tournament

Warm breezes and blue skies greeted 18 teams of golfers on Thursday July 10, 2014, at the 5th Annual Mike Richards Charity Golf Tournament, held at the Kenora Golf and Country Club. Participants enjoyed a relaxing day of golfing, followed by fellowship and an all star prime rib dinner. Presenting sponsors RBC and T Bay…

A Tribute to Buck Matiowski

With the passing of community leader, Buck Matiowski on July 1 ,2014, his family and friends have established the Buck Matiowski Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation in support of Community Projects.  Anyone can make a donation to this fund, by mailing in a cheque to the Community Foundation at Box 441, Kenora Ontario P9N…

Mike Richards Charity Golf Tournament Continues to Support Community Needs

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                        July 11, 2014 For Immediate Release   Mike Richards Charity Golf Tournament Continues to Support Community Needs   For the fifth year in a row, the Mike Richards Annual Charity Golf Tournament is supporting the efforts of the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation, in helping to improve community living…

Summer Granting Ceremony Distributes over $132,000

The June Granting Ceremony has come to a close as $132,000 in grants was distributed Wednesday night. The evening featured tributes and thanks to longtime Community Foundation Directors Randy Seller and Marie Seymour, who will be retiring after more than 20 combined years with the Foundation. The Keewatin Summer Splash group was also thanked for…

Community Foundation holds granting ceremony- Q. 104

Written by Grace Protopapas on Thursday, 19 June 2014 Quinn Hamlyn points to one of the bicycles the program at Beaver Brae has helped restore during the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation’s granting ceremony. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation held its granting ceremony last night giving out…

Summer Granting Ceremony

Invitation to attend The Community Foundation’s  Summer Granting Ceremony  Wednesday June 18th at 7:00 pm at the Best Western Lakeside Inn-Rosewood Room Recognition of the Charitable Sector in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region and the Awarding of over $125,000 in grants Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event For…

Community Foundation Surpasses $10,000 Goal

Written by Grace Protopapas on Saturday, 31 May 2014 From left, Kelly Williams, co-chair of the 10 Hour challenge, Megan Dokuchie, co-chair of the 10 Hour challenge, and Brenda Chambers-Ivey, community foundation director, stand in front of a poster showing how much money they’ve raised. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation…

Community Foundation’s 10-Year Anniversary Radio-Drive Raises $75,000 for Area Non-Profits

By Amber McGuckin Sunday, June 1, 2014 9:44:47 EDT PM Hugh Arklie is the executive director of the Thomas Hill Foundation in Winnipeg that helped found the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation. He was interviewed for the radio-drive that raised $75,000 for the foundation’s 10-year anniversary on Friday, May 30. Amber…

$10K/10HR Giving Challenge Results

The 10 Hour Giving Challenge came to a close at 8 pm this past Friday, with a total amount of $75,000 received! We would like to thank all those who donated as we exceeded our goal of $10,000 by a substantial amount. This wouldn’t have been possible without the kindness and generosity of those in…

10 Hour Giving Challenge Update!

The 10 Hour Giving Challenge is under way at Copperfin Credit Union, and as of the half way point we have received a total of $62,000 in donations! We are extremely grateful for every donation, both big and small. We continue to be impressed by the kindness and generosity of those in the community and…

Group Litter Pick-Up

The City Hall is challenging their staff to donate $2, and to participate in a 20 minute litter pick-up on Friday, May 30th.

City Staff Raise Money in Support of 10 Hour Giving Challenge

On Thursday, May 29th, 21 City of Kenora staff from the property and planning department took up the Community Challenge and walked to Husky the Muskie and back, starting from the WhiteCap tent. Charlotte Caron, Manager of Property and Planning, matched every toonie raised, bringing the total to $84 in support of the Community Foundation!…

Muskies on Main

The annual Muskies on Main is set to kick off June 22nd and run through to the end of September. Art will once again be hung on display at Memorial Park (Museum), McLeod Park (Husky the Musky), and the Discovery Center. The art will be displayed at the Coney Island Music Festival on Sunday, July…

Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

Community Foundation inaugural Board of Directors: Marie Seymour, Randall Seller and Don Parfitt were recognized for their outstanding service at a Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, held at the Best Western Lakeside Inn, by the Ministry of Citizenship and Culture in Kenora on May 27, 2014. All three individuals have served as Board of Directors for the…

Chamber of Commerce Member Challenge

The Kenora & District Chamber of Commerce challenges all of its members to match their $20 contribution to the Community at Large Fund. Our collective efforts can go a long way towards making the Kenora & Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation goal of $10K a reality!

Photo Book 5

Come to the Lake of the Woods Museum between May 27-May 30 and purchase our newest book “Lake of the Woods: Through the Lens of Carl G. Linde” and $5 from each sale will be donated to the Community Foundation.

KACL Bottle Drive

The Kenora Association for Community Living will be collecting bottles in support of the Community Foundation’s $10K/10HR Giving Challenge. Drop off bottles at KACL’s Options for Adults Building, 1-9th Avenue South.

How Much Do You Love Animals?

Pat Alvestad is challenging all animal lovers to contribute $10.00 to the Animal Welfare Endowment Fund.

Calling All Board of Directors in the Kenora and LOW Region

Meg Cameron and Diane Pochailo have challenged all other Board of Directors in any organization in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region to contribute $30.00 to the Arts and Culture Endowment Fund or the Social Welfare Endowment Fund.

Youth in Philanthropy Granting Ceremony

The 8th annual Youth in Philanthropy granting ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 21st at the Beaver Brae Secondary Library. Students from Beaver Brae and Saint Thomas Aquinas presented a total of $4,000 to four chosen charities, in which $1,000 was given to each. Initially, the ‘young philanthropists’ identified ten organizations across the community as…

Huge Thanks to Borelli’s For Fundraising Pasta Dinner

The Community Foundation would like to thank Borrelli’s for holding a spaghetti fundraiser dinner on Saturday, May 10th. Many people enjoyed the evening, as they were treated to Borrelli’s renowned dish, and beautiful weather. We would like to thank the Borrelli family for their kindness and generosity in supporting community needs! The fundraiser was held…

Cancer Survivors

Lorna Haney would like to challenge all cancer survivors to meet or exceed her contribution of $10.00 to the Community Foundation for Health and Wellness.

Library Challenge

The staff of the Kenora Public Library is challenging everyone to donate a toonie or loonie for each book, magazine, movie, or other piece of library material, borrowed during the month of May.

Borealis Mother’s Day Charity Road Race- Another Huge Success

The Community Foundation would like to thank, and congratulate Kenora Borealis Multisport for yet another successful Mother’s Day Charity Road Race. The turnout was excellent, as over 250 people participated in this year’s event. The weather also cooperated, with nothing but sunny skies throughout the day! We would also like to thank the multiple volunteers, and…

Lake of the Woods Brewing Company Challenge

The Lake of the Woods Brewing Company is encouraging the public (age of majority) to come down and purchase a pint of their craft beer from 11am to 8pm on Friday, May 30th. For every pint purchased, the LOWBrewCo. will donate $1.00 to the Community Foundation.

Education Challenge

Brenda Chambers-Ivey is challenging all individuals working in the education field in the Kenora & LOW Region, to donate $25 to the Kenora and LOW Community Foundation.

Calling all Community Foundation Volunteers

Carol Fehr is challenging all Community Foundation Volunteers to match or exceed her contribution of $30 to any Community Foundation Endowment Fund.

Community BBQ Challenge

Jack Martin will be holding a community barbecue at the Kenora Soccer Complex on Friday May 30th from 5-7 pm. Proceeds to the Kenora and LOW Regional Community Foundation.

Kenora Baseball Challenge

The Kenora Baseball League will donate their Candy Jar Guessing proceeds for a week to the Community Foundation.

Parent Challenge

Triple Play is challenging all parents in the Kenora & LOW Region who have registered a child in any activity this year, to contribute $10 to the Triple Play Endowment Fund.