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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 &…

$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).…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…

$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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…