2020

Press Release – November 19, 2020 Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation Fall Grant Results The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation Board is pleased to announce the recipients of their Fall Granting session. The Lac du Bonnet & District Historical Society received a grant of $8,820 to do a full upgrade to […]

The Lac du Bonnet Youth Centre recently completed their Computer Building Project made possible by the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge in partnership with the LDB Foundation. The Youth Centre was awarded $5,750 in the spring 2019 for the project which involved replacing aging computers at the centre with new computers constructed entirely by youth […]

Press Release – October 29, 2020 Every $1.00 donation made to the Lac du Bonnet Foundation has the potential to stretch to $2.80 thanks to matching funding from the local Challenge Group Fund and top ups from the Winnipeg Foundation and Province of Manitoba. There has never been a better time to help our community […]

Linda Reid representing the Food Bank, Keegan Sveinson representing the Youth Centre, and Bianca Pengelly representing the Canadian Liver Foundation.

$40,000 in Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) grants awarded to charitable and non-profit organizations serving citizens in the Lac du Bonnet area. On May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada introduced the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to provide additional and much needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations affected by the […]

Despite the current challenges of COVID-19, the Lac du Bonnet Foundation and its youth arm, the LDBSS Youth in Philanthropy committee (YIP), continue to work behind the scenes to support our community. This past week, the two groups were pleased to award $2300.00 through matching grants of $1150.00 each to the Lac du Bonnet Library […]

*****Note: Due to the uncertain times of COVID-19 the donors of the Chuck Reynolds Memorial Scholarship and the Winnipeg River Bursary have elected to defer awarding for 2020.  Graduate students from the class of 2020 are encouraged to apply in spring of 2021.***** Students enrolled in continuing education where the field of study will have […]

HOW APPLY FOR ECSF SUPPORT The Lac du Bonnet Foundation is activating the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) alongside communities coast to coast to coast  Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations […]

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the Lac du Bonnet Foundation’s Annual Public Meeting has been cancelled for this year. View The Foundation’s 2019 Annual Report.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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, […]

2018

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2016

2015

Would you like it if every two dollars you contributed for the wellbeing of your community counted as three?  From now until mid-September 2016 this can be the case thanks to the Thomas Sill Foundation. The Thomas Sill Foundation is a philanthropy operating throughout Manitoba in support of our province’s communities.  Besides responding to communities’ […]

Community Foundation Signs Agreement Establishing Bursary Fund The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation has signed an agreement with Dr. Gus Wruck establishing the Winnipeg River Education Bursary Fund.  Dr. Wruck is establishing the fund with an initial endowment of $5000.  The earnings from the endowment will be granted to deserving students pursing degrees […]

2014

On Friday December 12th the Board of the Harry Josephson Foundation donated its capital endowment of nearly $20,000 to the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundations Health and Senior Services General Fund. It will continue to be used to enhance the quality of life for seniors in the Lac du Bonnet area in keeping […]

2013

On 2013 March 27 the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation and the Pinawa Community Foundation in collaboration with the Canadian Blood Services and Transplant Manitoba ran a campagne to register organ donors.  Manitoba has one of the lowest percentages of organ donors with less than 4000 people registered.  The Foundations set up a booth […]

2012

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2011

On September 3rd the Labour Day weekend the LdB Foundation hosted a Thank You Lunch for the Community for our recent sucesses over the past three years. In addition this was a a marketing activity to make the community aware of our role in the community. Pictured are current and past Presidents (Gus Wruck & […]

Banner Bearers are Sara Petersen and Rebecca Betker from Lac du Bonnet before parade.

On May 11th to 14th of this year, John Barnard, the Fund Development Chair for the Foundation attended the Community Foundations of Canada national conference in Vancouver. The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation was able to secure scholarship support from The Winnipeg Foundation, The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company and the Thomas Sill Foundation. […]

Foundation Holds Annual Annual General Meeting on April 27 2011 On April 27th of 2011 the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation held its Annual General Meeting for 2010. Several reports were given. Out going President, Cliff Zarecki noted that our total funds were now nearly $200,000 and several significant donation were received in […]

In February of 2011 the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation hosted a wills seminar for residents of Lac du Bonnet and District. About 28 people came to hear Mr. Bill Bodman from Selkirk discuss the importance of using a will in estate planning. Mr. Gerald Hawranik a lawyer and former MLA discussed the […]

Horizon Insurance Staff Members Give to Foundation By Lory Mitton An initiative by the women working at Horizon Insurance is contributing $431 to the Lac du Bonnet and District Charitable Foundation. Last year the group chose as an office to raise money through a weekly happening they call, “Casual Friday”. The decision allowed the women […]

In February the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation received a sum of $54,000 from a local fund that was set up many years ago to assist a local resident. The money was not needed for this resident and it was with the accumulated interest given equally to two community groups in Lac du […]

2010

The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation, although only two years old was able to make its first grants into the community. These grants were awarded to the Lac du Bonnet Community Centre for upgrades to their bowling alley and to the Lac du Bonnet Library for interior decoration. Although the amounts were modest, […]

The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation again participated in the Canada Day Parade Celebration in 2010. People lined up along the streets to enjoy the entertaining floats while the children buzzed with anticipation with the traditional candy throw. Passengers in the old car were Mauri Rutherford, Chair of Board; Cliff Zarecki, President; and […]

By Marc Zienkiewicz The Lac du Bonnet Charitable Foundation will hold its first annual general meeting next month — the initial step to giving out its first grant money to worthy community causes. “We’re on the right track. We’re very happy with what we’ve accomplished,” foundation president Cliff Zarecki said. The foundation has invested its […]

2009

By Marc Zienkiewicz Investing its capital with the Winnipeg Foundation is just one of several options the Lac du Bonnet Charitable Foundation is examining as it passes the $60,000 mark. Foundation president Cliff Zarecki said investing its capital with the Winnipeg Foundation, which nearly 30 charitable foundations in the province already do, would have a […]

The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation participated in their first Canada Day Parade Celebration! Even the blustery weather didn’t hinder the spirit of the community. People lined up along the streets to enjoy the entertaining floats while the children buzzed with anticipation with the traditional candy throw. Carly Zarecki and Kristen McLean proudly […]

Lac du Bonnet Charitable Foundation president Cliff Zarecki is presented with a $1,500 donation from Lindsay Ross of RBC Dominion Securities last week. The donation, as well as two others given by area residents, brings the foundation near the $60,000 mark.

Lac du Bonnet’s Lions Club is the latest community group to give a significant donation to the Lac du Bonnet Charitable Foundation. The club gave a cheque for $10,000 to the foundation this week, bringing the foundation’s capital up to around $50,000. “This is terrific. Once again we’re so grateful,” foundation president and Lions Club […]

Lac du Bonnet Leader Letter By Carly Zarecki Re: First cut is the longest, March 20 I want to show my appreciation to everyone who supported me with pledges for my hair cutting campaign. This was my first fundraiser and it was a great experience. Adele Vallencourt generously donated her time to cut our hair […]

By Marc Zienkiewicz Amanda Gooding (left) and Carly Zarecki had their hair cut for a good cause March 18. Carly Zarecki just had the first haircut of her life – and she’s in Grade 9. The Lac du Bonnet Senior School student had 12 inches of her golden locks snipped March 18. The hair will […]

By Marc Zienkiewicz Carly Zarecki will cut her hair for cancer patients while taking pledges for the Lac du Bonnet Charitable Foundation. She is calling on the Lac du Bonnet community to help her in her cause to help cancer patients and the Lac du Bonnet Charitable Foundation. Zarecki, a Grade 9 student at Lac […]

2008

By Marc Zienkiewicz The Lac du Bonnet Leader’s Brett Mitchell spent 12 hours outside the Lac du Bonnet Community Centre in sub-zero winter temperatures Nov. 28 to raise money for the community’s new charitable foundation.

A substantial pledge was made last week to the Lac du Bonnet Charitable Foundation in the name of the late Cheryl Bruce. Cheryl’s husband John has pledged $5,000 in the name of his wife, who died of cancer earlier this year, and the money will be used to start an “In Memory of Cheryl Bruce” […]

By Marc Zienkiewicz The Lac du Bonnet Community Foundation was officially born this week when it received its first donations. The recently-formed foundation was given a total of $2,000 courtesy of the RCMP Musical Ride and Lac du Bonnet ratepayer Gus Wruck. “This is a great milestone for us,” foundation chair Cliff Zarecki said. Community […]

By Donna Delaurier The Lac du Bonnet It’s official – Lac du Bonnet has a charitable foundation. Mauri Rutherford, chairman of the Lac du Bonnet and District Charitable Foundation Inc., said he received word this week the foundation has received its charitable designation from Revenue Canada. “We’re going to be open for business very shortly,” […]

By Marc Zienkiewicz The Lac du Bonnet Charitable Foundation is nearly a reality and should have charitable status by September, foundation president Cliff Zarecki said this week. The foundation began in July of last year when Zarecki was appointed chairman of a committee designed to look into the possibility of starting a community foundation for […]

By Marc Zienkiewicz The Lac du Bonnet Charitable Foundation got a major and much-welcome boost last week when $26,000 was donated to the fund in a single afternoon. Coreen Pusiewich of Lac du Bonnet’s Royal Bank donated $1,000 to the foundation after she received the bank’s Regional President’s Community Leadership Award. Along with the award, […]

2007

By Marc Zienkiewicz Organizers are going ahead with their attempt to make a community foundation a reality for Lac du Bonnet. Cliff Zarecki, chairman of a committee formed to try and get the foundation off the ground, said he was encouraged by a recent meeting held at the RM office to promote the concept, which […]

By Marc Zienkiewicz Cliff Zarecki has his work cut out for him. The longtime Lac du Bonnet volunteer has been selected by the town and RM as chairman of a new committee meant to oversee the creation of a community foundation for the area. “We’re really entering a feasibility phase at this point,” Zarecki said. […]