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Launch of Smart and Caring Community Volunteer Award

For immediate release: Kenora, ON – October 6, 2017 The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is ready to launch their 3rd Annual Smart and Caring Community Volunteer Award.  Established in 2015, the Award recognizes the efforts of community minded individuals who have made a real difference in the lives of others, in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region. Nominations will close on Friday October 20, 2017 at midnight. A total of three finalists will then be chosen. A voting process will take place, on Facebook, on our website (www.klwcf.ca), by email at info@klwcf.ca  and by phone: 807-467-4427, between October 24th and midnight on October 31st. The finalist with the most votes will be declared the winner of the Award and will be announced at our CANADA 150 Granting Ceremony at 7:00 pm, on November 1st, 2017 at Seven Generations. Past winners include; Woody Linton in 2015 and the late Marlyne Crawford in 2016.

Nomination forms can be picked up and submitted at any of the locations below, including:

Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation Office at Westland (across form the Kenora Post Office); Lake of the Woods Museum; Copperfin Credit Union at  Branches in Kenora, Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls;  Kenora Recreation Centre; Kenora Public Library; Keewatin Public Library; Kenora City Hall; Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls Township Office and New Horizons Seniors Centre.

“Each nominee is a winner to me, because they have positively impacted the lives of others and supported the charitable sector in our Region”., says, Community Foundation Director, Darlene MacGillivray

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is a volunteer driven, public foundation, which accepts donations and builds 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 donors’ wishes.  Our catchment area includes the City of Kenora and the neighbouring communities of Reddit, Minaki, Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls, the First Nations Territories and the unincorporated territories surrounding Lake of the Woods. Since 2004, thanks to our generous donors, over $2 Million has been granted to over fifty different local charities in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods region. Our endowments funds now stand at $4.5 Million.

Because the Community Foundation supports all kinds of charities – not just one sector or issue area – we are well positioned to bring diverse voices together to address local issues. Together we build networks, we collaborate; we build community: Building Forever Together.

For more information, including a listing of the nomination criteria, please contact:,

 Darlene MacGillivray, Executive Director, Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation 467- 4427, info@klwcf.ca

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