Established January 2008, received charitable status in April 2008
DAY of GIVING CHALLENGE 2019
The Lac du Bonnet Foundation is pleased to announce that $17,775 was raised during this year’s Day of Giving Challenge, which took place on November 16, 2019. We would like to thank everyone who generously donated to this year’s campaign. Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated and will benefit our community now and for generations to come.
Lac du Bonnet Senior School YIP Committee makes a donation at the LDB Foundation Booth at the Christmas Craft Sale on November 16.
RBC FUTURE LAUNCH COMMUNITY CHALLENGE
This year the LdB Foundation was excited to be one of 150 Foundations Canada-wide chosen to partner with the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge to administer a grant of up to $15,000 to youth-lead projects that responded to an urgent need in our community.
We are pleased to announce that two local projects were chosen to receive this grant. The Lac du Bonnet Youth Centre received $5750 for their Building Computers project and a group from Lac du Bonnet Senior School received $9250 for their Medicine Wheel Garden project. A granting ceremony took place at the St. John’s Anglican Church Hall on Thursday November 28.
FALL GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT 2019
The Lac du Bonnet Foundation was pleased to award a $5000 grant to the Lac du Bonnet Arena on November 5 towards the replacement of the dressing room and skate area matting during the Fall Granting process. The LDBSS YIP Committee provided the Arena with an additional $3500 grant to help fund this project.
YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY WORKSHOP
On October 3, 2019, the Lac du Bonnet Foundation hosted a Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) Workshop at the Lac du Bonnet Senior School. The workshop was facilitated by Brigette DePape (Youth Coordinator, Winnipeg Foundation) and Courtney Feldman (Engagement Specialist, Endow Manitoba) with the goal of helping students create a greater sense of purpose, understanding, focus, and possibilities of how YIP could work more effectively in our schools and communities. The workshop was attended by 25 people including representatives from the Lac du Bonnet, Pinawa, and Brokenhead Community Foundations and the Lac du Bonnet and Pinawa Senior School YIP Committees.
Brigette DePape and Courtney Feldman with members of the Lac du Bonnet Senior School YIP Committee and teacher rep, Tabitha Shiplack.
PLAYGROUND STRUCTURE GRANT
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SPRING GRANT APPLICATIONS
We are now accepting grant applications for the spring granting period. Submit the following Application Form. Instructions are included on the form. Deadline for application is March 31, 2019.
ATTENTION STUDENTS – WINNIPEG RIVER BURSARY AND REYNOLDS BURSARY
Students enrolled in continuing education where the field of study will have possible relevance or benefit to the Lac du Bonnet Region are eligible. Each year, bursaries of up to one thousand dollars ($1000) will be provided to a deserving student based on relevance, need, and the availability of funds. Submit the Winnipeg River Bursary Application Form via e-mail to email@example.com. Deadline for application is May 31.
Download criteria and requirements for applying for the Chuck Reynolds Memorial Scholarship here: Chuck Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Application Form
Submit the Chuck Reynolds Memorial Scholarship application form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY
A Youth in Philanthropy program was launched in March 2018. See here for more details.
MOST RECENT GRANTS
Our most recent grants (May 2018) were presented to Rotary Club Selkirk ($1000, Echocardiography equipment for Regional Hospital), Arts Council ($500, Truck Stop Theatre presentation), Mrs Lucci’s ($500, sports equipment), and Centennial School ($1500, shade structure for outdoor instruction. The next granting period is in the fall of 2018.
In May 2017 a total of $24,150 in grants were presented to Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association ($3500, storage container), Lac du Bonnet Community Center ($8400, renos to accommodate ice making equipment), Lac du Bonnet Arena ($6000, floor scrubber), Survivor’s Hope ($750, counsellor training), Lac du Bonnet Minor Baseball ($3500, start up youth program), and 2 scholarship/bursaries ($2000).
ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING
Our annual public meeting was held Wednesday May 23, 2018 7:00pm at the Lac du Bonnet Legion Hall. Annual reports were given and grants were presented.
NEW LOGO FOR FOUNDATION
Our new logo was revealed in May 2015. The new logo designed by Sheldon Sveinson was designed after the bricks produced by the Lac du Bonnet Brick Company. These bricks built Lac du Bonnet and the Lac du Bonnet and District Charitable Foundation continues to build the community.
THANK YOU FOR THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT!
The Foundation received over $15,000 in donations on the Annual Day of Giving November 19, 2017. Thank you to all our donors!
To work with others in creating a better community for today, tomorrow and forever
The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation, Inc. exists to improve the quality of life in the Town and RM of Lac du Bonnet and adjacent area of the RM of Alexander. The Foundation creates and manages funds gifted in perpetuity, or otherwise, and distributes these funds, or the earnings generated from these funds, to qualified donees for local charitable purposes.