Incubator Mount

In 2021, STARS Air Ambulance received a $5,000 grant from the Lac du Bonnet Foundation as part of a $45,501 project to purchase and install a locking mechanism that secures an incubator onto a stretcher to ensure safe transport of newborns and other infants in the Winnipeg based air ambulance.

STARS is an emergency medical service that provides transportation and critical care to patients who need it most. The organization responds to missions across the Province, reaching remote worksites and secluded rural areas.

In a recent update, the STARS contacted the Foundation to let them know that all aspects of the incubator mount project have now been completed.  In late August 2022, the mount arrived after much delay, it was installed in September and STARS began training teams as well as Shared Health’s Child Transport Team on the proper use of the equipment.  Shared Health purchased the corresponding incubator to fit with the mounting system and is now fully operational. On Saturday, October 15th STARS transported the first infant from Brandon back to Winnipeg.

The attached photos show the mount itself, what it looks like on the stretcher and what the complete unit looks like with the incubator. The STARS team is grateful to the LDB Foundation for their support of this project.

The Lac du Bonnet Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of their 2022 Fall Funding Session, the Pioneer Club and Lac du Bonnet Arena. On December 2, Lac du Bonnet Foundation Board Members, Dick Campbell and Mitch Walker met with representatives of these organizations to present them with their awards.

The Lac du Bonnet Pioneer Club received a $7,500 grant towards the purchase of an industrial floor cleaner. On hand to receive the grant was President of the Pioneer Club, Clara Heibert and Treasurer, Susan Norman.

Jeff Seifried, Manager of the Lac du Bonnet Arena, received a $3,500 grant on behalf of the Arena Board towards the overhaul of the brine pump and system repair project.

Including these projects, the Foundation has distributed a total of $21,265 this year in the way of bursaries, scholarships and grants that support projects that benefit the members of our community.

Thank you to the Community

The Lac du Bonnet Foundation would like to thank all donors for generously supporting this year’s Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge.

A very special thank you goes out to our local Challenge Group Fund whose commitment to matching donations dollar for dollar up to $11,000 helped the LDB Foundation surpass last year’s fundraising efforts, and to the Province of Manitoba and Endow Manitoba for stretching funds by $1.00 each for every $5.00 donated up to $4000.

We are excited to announce that a total of well over $33,000 was raised for our community during this year’s Giving Challenge. Thanks to all for your most generous support.

Lac du Bonnet Foundation Board Members Dick Campbell, Janice Leroux, Gary Rollins, and Emeritus Board Member John Barnard manning the Foundation booth at the Lac du Bonnet Christmas Craft Sale in support of the Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge.