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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 Kasprick (right), awards the grand total raised on May 26th to Board of Director, Brenda Chambers-Ivey (left).


The Bissonnette family donated the proceeds from 5-year old Leah’s birthday party to the Community Foundation, during the 10 Hour Giving Challenge.

89.5 The Lake has been a dedicated community leadership partner since our inception in 2004.

Board of Director, Brenda Chambers-Ivey, received a generous contribution from Alcock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre for their endowment fund.


Community Foundation Ambassadors, Jack Martin (left) and Irene McCuaig (right), greeted potential donors throughout the 10 HR Giving Challenge Day.


Copperfin Credit Union has been a dedicated community leadership partner since our inception in 2004. Copperfin CEO Dennis Alvestad (left) is also the president of the Community Foundation. Allison Kasper, Senior Vice President Business and Social Impact (right), accepts a small token of our appreciation.

Lake of the Woods Brewing Company staff has supported the 10 HR Giving Challenge since 2014, in addition to growing their own endowment fund in Arts & Culture and Social Welfare.

Board of Director, Brenda Chambers-Ivey (left), accepts a $10,000 contribution from Women’s Place Kenora representatives Shelley McCool (centre) and Executive Director, Stephanie Petiquan (right), for the establishment of an endowment fund supporting student bursaries at the local high schools.

Community Foundation Board of Director, Brenda Chambers-Ivey (left), receives a donation from Gillons staff including Lacey Perkins and Kate Courneya. Their curling bonspiel donation was added to the Gillons staff endowment fund at the Community Foundation.

Casey Pyykka, City of Kenora Community Program Liaison (left), presents a cheque to Community Foundation Board of Director, Brenda Chambers-Ivey, representing donations from several staff challenges throughout the City during the 10HR Giving Challenge Day.

Festival of Trees Co-Chair, Allyson Peele, and her canine companion, Molly, discuss the upcoming fundraiser details on-air during the 10 HR Giving Challenge Day.

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