This is what the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation offers our Region – The capacity to dream. To look outside the box and make the impossible – possible.” - Denise Forsyth

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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,…

Thank You – 13th Annual Festival of Trees

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…

Random Act of Kindness Day®- November 4, 2016

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

Download 2016 Volunteer Committee Member Application Form

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] 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…

Communications & Marketing Coordinator Internship-One Year, Kenora Ontario

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Celebrating 10 Years- $10K/10HR Giving Challenge

Call For Lake of the Woods Dream Fund Applications

2014 Kenora Mother’s Day Charity Road Race

Community Foundation Week Radio Broadcasts

Get involved in Random Act of Kindness Day!

RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS DAY is Friday, November 1st, 2013 and we will be spreading TONS of kindness (not that we don’t everyday!) this year!  Captain Kindness will be making her rounds throughout Kenora visiting those organizations and businesses involved in spreading the love. If you’d like more information on how to get involved please…

2012 Annual Reports Generously Donated by Hook, Seller & Lundin

With another year behind us, The Community Foundation was eager to assemble the many milestones of 2012 into an Annual Report. However, how do you choose just one image to represent so many achievements? So, we had to ask ourselves; what does the Community Foundation do, not just this year, but every year? Luckily, Jim…

Youth in Philanthropy 2013/2014 Launches at Beaver Brae Secondary School

Young people who care about their communities are increasingly getting involved in philanthropy. No where was this more evident that at the launch of the Youth in Philanthropy Program (YIP), at Beaver Brae Secondary School held on Thursday September 26, 2013. Entering its seventh year, this innovative program led by the Kenora and Lake of…

1st Annual Sioux Narrows & Nestor Falls Expo

July 23rd, the Community Foundation made the trek to the 1st Annual Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls Expo. There we made connections with amazing people and organizations within the area. Since the Expo, we’ve received an anonymous donation of $10,000 toward the Township of Nestor Falls! We would like to express our gratitude by saying thank you…

Mike Richards Charity Golf Tournament raises $17,864 for Kenora & LOW Regional Community Foundation

Another well attended tournament of 32 teams, hosted by Mike Richards, took place Thursday, July 11th, at the Kenora Golf & Country Club. This year with the Kenora & Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation joining in on the action at hole 10, giving out snacks, water, and lots of encouragement to the golfers…

KACL staff surprise retiring Director, Jim Retson, with $30,000 for his Endowment Fund

If you were driving past the Discovery Centre June 12th, you probably noticed an overwhelming number of vehicles. Many co-workers, family, friends, and even a slew of bagpipers, all gathered there to wish Jim Retson a bitter-sweet farewell, as he ventures out into retirement. Organized by his staff at the Kenora Association for Community Living,…

Continuous Support from The Standard Insurance and Wawanesa

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation would like to thank The Standard Insurance and Wawanesa for their generous sponsorship of $2,500 each towards the operating expenses of the Foundation. We are grateful to have had both sponsors since 2007 and look forward to more years to come. With this support we are…

$50,000 in Additional Grants

Calling all Registered Charities and sponsored Non-profits The Community Foundation has $50,000 in additional grants to distribute at the June 19th, 2013 Granting Ceremony. Grants will be distributed in the following sectors: Arts and Culture, Health and Wellness, Social Welfare, the Environment, Animal Welfare and the General Needs of the Community. Deadline to apply is…

Volunteers form the heart of the Community Foundation

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.” George Bernard Shaw Since the establishment of our lakefront community foundation, our efforts to improve community living and the quality of life for citizens and visitors…

Community Foundation launches Smart and Caring Initiative in partnership with the Governor General of Canada

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is pleased to announce that they are partnering with the Governor General of Canada in seeking to make Canada a smarter and more caring nation. As patron of Community Foundations of Canada, his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, has challenged…

Announcement of KMTS Partnership

January 25, 2013 2013 KENORA TELEPHONE DIRECTORY KMTS is pleased to release the 2013 Kenora Telephone Directory. This year’s cover photo contest was themed “North America’s Premier Boating Destination” in alignment with the City of Kenora’s tourism brand. With over 100 images submitted, Wayne Papp’s foggy morning image ultimately won the honour and a $500…

Smart and Caring address from Rideau Hall

Community Foundation Week in Kenora

Features launch of Smart and Caring Communities Initiative and $1 Million Granting Ceremony It was a pleasure and honor to have Ian Bird, President and CEO OF Community Foundations of Canada and two time Olympian, with us to celebrate Community Foundation week in Kenora, from Nov. 5 – 9. Since Ian was only with us…

Captain Kindness helps celebrate Random Act of Kindness Day®

A caped figure was seen dashing around Kenora on Friday November 9, posing for photos, giving out hugs and cookies and generally being a “super nice” super hero to everyone she met! New to Random Act of Kindness Day® this year, Captain Kindness and her Kindness Crew are an initiative of the Kenora and Lake…

Community Foundation launches Smart and Caring Initiative

Community Foundation announces $1 Million in Cumulative Grants to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region Kenora– The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is pleased to make two major announcements today including the launch of the Smart and Caring Communities Initiative as well as the awarding of $1Million in cumulative…

June Granting Ceremony 2012

June 20, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m. Rosewood Room, Best Western Lakeside Inn Agenda         Words of Welcome Don Parfitt, President, Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation Launch of Give Where You Live Campaign   Don Parfitt Recognition of Moffat Family Fund Past and Current Grant Recipients Distribution of Grants Randall Seller, Vice…

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.

Another Successful Granting Year

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation was pleased to have another successful granting year. Because of all the hard work from both donors and volunteers, together we granted just over $150,000 to various charities in the local area. Both summer and fall granting ceremonies highlighted all the great causes and gave…

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