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For the health and safety of our staff and all visitors the KLWCF office is closed to the public but be assured we remain operational and do continue to conduct all other normal business. We are pleased to connect with you by email, phone or video conference. Please note our spring Grants program remains in operation and is proceeding as per usual at this time.

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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 Ontario Board; the Lake of the Woods Arts Community Board as well as working across the province with the Ontario government.

The Kenora & Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is appreciative and thankful for the support of the Board, partners, donors, volunteers and staff in advancing the Community Foundation in our community. It is the generous support of community members, who make it possible for our organization to ensure that the Kenora and Lake of the Woods community is a great place to live.

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is a volunteer driven, public foundation, which accepts donations and builds on endowment funds – creating a nest egg that will always be there for the community. The investment income earned on the funds is granted to local registered charities that enhance the quality of life, in line with the donor’s wishes. Our catchment area includes the City of Kenora and the neighbouring communities of Reddit, Minaki, Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls, the First Nation Territories and the unincorporated territories surrounding Lake of the Woods. Since 2004, thanks to our generous donors, the Community Foundation holds $4.7 endowed funds with total assets at $5.2 million; and $1.7 million has been granted to over fifty different local charities.

The Community Foundation Office is located at Gillon’s Insurance at 101 Park Street, Kenora, Ontario. Ms. Betty Wires, Interim Executive Director can be reached at and by telephone at 807- 467- 4427.

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