Tracy Neurenburg and Elaine Vincent of HEROES Alliance and the Lunch on Us program.

Tracy Neurenburg and Elaine Vincent of HEROES Alliance and the Lunch on Us program.

The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 Fall Funding session.

$5,300 was awarded to the Sunrise Education Foundation on behalf of Lac du Bonnet Senior School for the purchase of laptop computers to assist students that do not have access to this technology for remote educating.

$2,000 was awarded to the Town of Lac du Bonnet on behalf of HEROS Alliance towards the purchase of kitchen equipment for the Lunch is on Us program.

$5,000 was granted to the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association towards excavation and rip rap work at the Lac du Bonnet Trout Ponds which will improve angler accessibility and opportunity.

This year to date, a total of $26,744 has been awarded by the LDB Foundation to worthy recipients in our community.  $11,444 was distributed during the Spring Granting, $12,300 in the Fall, and $3,000 was awarded in Scholarships and Bursaries.

Please see the Grant Recipient page on this website at for a list of all grants and scholarships awarded by the LDB Foundation since 2010.

The Lac du Bonnet Health Centre recently received a $3,387 joint donation from the Lac du Bonnet and Pinawa Foundations for the purchase of new equipment to perform ankle brachial measurements (ABI) and toe pressures.

“This unique opportunity presented itself when (chronic disease nurse) Jamie McLean from the IERHA wrote our Foundation looking for support to purchase an ABI machine,” said Gary Rollins, President of the Lac du Bonnet Foundation. “This is something that has the ability to support both residents of Lac du Bonnet and Pinawa, so we approached the Pinawa Foundation about partnering and sharing the cost evenly.”

“We use the ABIs and toe pressures to assist with decisions regarding compression therapy and it is a useful tool in assessing the healing potential of lower leg wounds. Performing toe pressures is a more accurate and reliable test for those with diabetes or kidney disease,” said McLean.

McLean described the ABI as a non-invasive procedure to measure the arterial blood flow in the lower legs. It is more commonly known as a circulation test.

“It is used as a screening tool for diagnosing peripheral arterial disease as well as assessing severity of arterial compromise,” explained McLean.

“The Pinawa Foundation is always looking for opportunities to help with local health care needs. This opportunity was brought to us by the Lac du Bonnet Foundation and we were very please to help,” said Chris Saunders, president of the Pinawa Foundation.

McLean said having this equipment in Lac du Bonnet will provide area residents with the means, improved access, and better care closer to home.

Davis, Arlene.

Foundations team up for LdB Health Centre donation.

The Clipper, 7 October 2021, p.10.