Public Notice

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.

COVID-19 Response Statement

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We Mourn the Loss of Pat Alvestad

Dear Friends,

It’s with heavy hearts, we share the sad news that Pat Alvestad, a valued member of the Kenora & Lake of the Wood Community Foundation family, has passed away.

Pat started with the Foundation in 2010 when she joined the Festival of Trees Committee and quickly became one of our most dedicated volunteers. Within months she became the Volunteer Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director and took a lead role in our Grants program. Pat’s skills and time were instrumental to the success of the foundation for a decade, and she continued to be a wealth of knowledge to Foundation staff even in her “retirement”.  Pat believed strongly in the role and the work of the Foundation and established her own endowment funds so her legacy could continue forever.

If you wish to make a gift in memory of Pat, please visit:  Please select “Alvestad (Pat) Family Fund for Animal Welfare”, “Alvestad (Pat) Family Fund for Community Leadership” or a fund of your choosing.

If you wish to send a message of condolence through the Kenora & Lake of the Woods Community Foundation, please contact our team at and your notes will be shared with the Alvestad family.

Our hearts are with Pat’s family and friends during this time.

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