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Monthly Archives: May 2014

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.  

Lead the Way!

I challenge all managers, bosses, head honchos, queen bees, etc. in our community to donate $100 to a fund that is important to them! My donation is directed to Health & Wellness. Where will you make a difference today?  

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.  

Talent & Time Auction

Firefly will be holding an in-house auction in support of the $10K/10HR Giving Challenge. Auction by email runs from May 12th through May 23rd.  

Golf Challenge

Randy Seller is challenging all Kenora & LOW Region golfers to match his $20 challenge.  

Youth in Philanthropy Challenge

The Beaver Brae Youth in Philanthropy Group has challenged all the classes at the school to contribute to the Youth in Philanthropy Endowment Fund. The class with the highest total will receive a pizza party. They are also challenging the students of Saint Thomas Aquinas to do the same.  

Nature’s Inn Challenge

Nature’s Inn will contribute $20 per room booked between May 12 and June 12, if the guests say that they are friends of the Community Foundation.  

High School Challenge

Darlene MacGilivray is challenging all Beaver Brae and Saint Thomas Aquinas High School parents, students and teachers to donate $10 to the Beaver Brae or Saint Thomas Aquinas Youth in Philanthropy Endowment Funds.  

Youth in Philanthropy

Darlene MacGillivray has challenged all Saint Thomas Aquinas and Beaver Brae Secondary School parents, teachers and students to contribute $10.00 to the Youth in Philanthropy Endowment Funds at both high schools.