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Community Foundation of Swan Valley

Leaving an everlasting legacy for the Swan River Valley, Manitoba, Canada

Who We Help

2016 Grants

RecipientPurpose
Wellman Lake United Church CampNew doors
Taylor School Parent Advisory CouncilPlayground equipment
Swan Valley Fine Arts FestivalLaptop and printer
Swan Valley Band Booster ClubMusical instruments
Swan Valley Inter AgencyCommunity mobilization initiative training and workshops
Swan Valley Communities that CareEvents for children such as the annual Toys 4 U Drive as well as recognizing youth volunteers
Bowsman Community Skating ArenaHot water holding tank
Benito and Area Drop In CenterNew coat of paint for interior
Swan River Junior Curling ClubCameras at the far end of each sheet to be viewed on TV sets upstairs and downstairs
Swan River Adult EducationWorktables for classroom area at Fifth Street location
Canadian Mental Health Association, Swan Valley BranchWasher and dryer units at ECHO Housing facility
Sunflower Early Learning CentreDaycare equipment and supplies
Tent Town Garden ClubUpgrading the Village Square Garden in Minitonas by installing brickwork
NorthWest Regional LibraryUpdating and increasing audio book collection
Swan River Communities in BloomFlower planters
Harley House CommitteeFurther restoration of historical home
Dolyna Ukrainian DancersUkrainian costume pieces
Swan River Daycare CentreOutdoor gazebo
Swan River Valley Agriculture SocietyEavestroughs for office building, ground preparation to prevent excess water collection
Swan Valley Pee Wee A Hockey TeamJerseys
Veterans Community HallRound tables
Swan River Splash Park CommitteeDevelopment and construction of community splash park
Swan Valley Animal Protection LeagueSpay and neuter program
Swan Valley Refugee CommitteeiPads to assist in transation
Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland RegionUniforms
Swan River Royal Purple ElksDevelopment of bocce court in Swan River Legion Park
Tread the Thunder Bike ClubBikes and storage trailer
Minitonas Middle Years Parent Advisory CommitteePlayground expansion
SVRSS Youth VoiceItems for blanket exercise, an interactive learning experience that teaches indigenous rights and history
Canadian Red CrossResources and materials for victims of a personal disaster
Bowsman Ladies Quilt GroupDevelopment of quilts for those that need them

2015 Grants

Grant committee members were Bob Woodward (Chair), Paula Jones, Eleanor Proppe, Tony Fahrenschon, Brenna Minish-Kichuk, Vivian Rooks, Lorne Henkelman, Theresa McKay and Shelley Schure.

RecipientPurpose
Swan River Junior Curling ClubInstall on-ice cameras and televisions
Swan River Communities in BloomPlanters
Harley House CommitteeHarley Home window replacement
Swan Valley Communities that CareYouth activities
NorthWest Regional LibraryChildren’s activity learning wall units
Heyes Child Care CentreNew daycare equipment
Minitonas School Parent Advisory CouncilPlayground equipment
Sunflower Early Learning CentreIntercom system for new daycare
Kenville Community ClubImprovements to food booth on Swan River Valley Agricultural Society grounds
Swan River Valley Agricultural SocietyGrounds improvements, including a potential underground drainage system
École Swan River South School Parent Advisory CouncilHot dog cooker and grill cart for fundraising activities
Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba DivisionSwan Valley Radon Awareness project
SVRSS Youth Voice, Breakfast ProgramNew refrigerator and microwave
Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre – SUCCEED Connections (adult life and essential skills) ProgramRange
Swan River Daycare CentreNew play area rugs
Swan River and District Community Resource CouncilDura Tile base to replace wood chip base at Gym in the Park in Swan River Legion Park
Benito School Parent Advisory CouncilNew school playground equipment
Canadian Parents for French (Swan River Branch)French cultural performance and reading program
Swan Valley Cheetahs GymnasticsNew gymnastics equipment
Tread the Thunder Bike ClubBush trimmer and blade to maintain bike trails, as well as future signage
Thunderhill Ski ClubNew helmets

2014 Grants

Grant committee members were Vivian Rooks, Brenna Minish-Kichuk, Paula Jones, Tony Fahrenschon, Theresa McKay, Bob Woodward, Shelley Schure, Lorne Henkelman and Eleanor Proppe.

RecipientPurpose
Swan Valley Animal Protection LeagueIsolation pens for cats
Swan Valley Stampeders Hockey BoardHockey jerseys
Town of MinitonasMinitonas Hall renovations
Special Olympics Manitoba ParklandUniforms
Swan River Day Care CentreCubbies
Benito & District Vesselli DancersCostumes
Minitonas Middle Years School PACSchool playground equipment
Swan Valley Crisis CentreFence
Swan Valley Easy LopersEnglish Riding Initiative
Bowsman Skating RinkFacility upgrades
Swan Valley Communities that CareYouth events
Kenville Memorial HallKitchen floor replacement
Harley House CommitteePurchase antiques
Communities in BloomGreen space enhancement
Heyes Child Care CentreShelving unit
Swan Valley Regional Secondary SchoolMini We Day
Skateboard UnionYouth snowboard park
Swan River Kinsmen Nursery SchoolFence
Swan River Rotary ClubLegion Park outdoor exercise equipment
SRFC Youth CentreYouth education
Dolyna DancersCostumes and perogy maker
North-West Regional LibrarySmart television monitor

2013 Grants

Grant committee members were Lorne Henkelman, Shelley Schure, Marvin Kovachik, Paula Jones, Judy Storjord, Brenna Minish-Kichuk, Don Mullin, Jim Sutherland, Bob Woodward, Vivian Rooks, Shelby Robb and Dennis Hodgson.

RecipientPurpose
Association for Community LivingInstallation of automatic doors
Swan River Adult EducationEbooks for adult learners
Swan Valley Credit Union Aquatic CentreAdvanced aquatics training
Health Awareness Department,
Seventh Day Adventist Church
Health Awareness Program
Benito Royal Canadian LegionLegion Hall roof repairs
Community Bible Fellowship Christian SchoolTraverse climbing wall
Heyes Child Care CentreOutdoor play equipment
Swan River Ladies Golf ClubAir conditioner and computer
Swan Valley Communities that CareYouth activities
Durban Recreation CentreKitchen upgrade
Benito LibraryAudio books for sight impaired
Dauphin Amateur Radio ClubRice Creek Tower
Communities in BloomTown beautification and environmental awareness
Cowan Community CentreWashroom and kitchen renovations
Swan River & District Community Resource CouncilLaptop computer
Swan Valley Animal Protection LeagueLaptop and internet upgrade
Harley House CommitteeHarley House upstairs renovations
North-West Regional LibraryLiteracy Program
Benito & District Recreation CentreFire suppression system
SVRSS Youth VoiceMini We Day
SVRSS Youth VoiceInterdisciplinary Breakfast Program
Minitonas Arena BoardFemale change room
Minitonas School Advisory CommitteeOutdoor school playground equipment
Dolyna DancersCostumes
Swan Valley Cheetahs Gymnastics ClubGymnastics equipment

2012 Grants

Grant committee members were Lorne Henkelman, Shelley Schure, Marvin Kovachik, Paula Jones, Judy Storjord, Brenna Minish-Kichuk, Don Mullin, Jim Sutherland, Bob Woodward, Vivian Rooks, Shelby Robb and Dennis Hodgson.

RecipientPurpose
SV Animal Protection LeagueWarm up shed
Minitonas & District ArenaOutdoor lighting and kitchen electrical upgrades
Special Olympics Parkland RegionBanner and equipment
Veterans Community HallPaint community hall
Birch River Northern Neighbors Senior CentreRoof repairs
Richardson Recreation & Wellness CentreWellness Centre
École Swan River South School Day CarePlayground equipment
Swan River Minor HockeyHockey jerseys
Youth VoiceConference and snack program
Students Who Care, École Swan River South SchoolWe Day 2013
North-West Regional LibraryChildren’s technology area
Community Bible Fellowship Christian SchoolSnowshoe project
Minitonas Middle Years SchoolPlayground equipment
Heyes Child Care CentreChild care centre
Swan River & District Community Resource CouncilCommunity education and awareness (project and mic)
Swan Valley Air CadetsFlight simulator for air cadets
Harley House CommitteeVerandah for Harley House
Kenville Memorial HallWashroom upgrade

2011 Grants

Grant committee was Marvin Kovachik, Paula Jones, Vivian Rooks, Donna Stewart, Jim Sutherland, Lorne Henkelman, Don Mullin, Shelley Schure, Judy Storjord, Shelby Robb, Brenna Minish-Kichuk and Bob Woodward.

RecipientPurposeAmount
Community Bible Fellowship Christian SchoolPlayground equipment$1,000
Mafeking & District
Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 93
Floor cleaning machine for hall$1,000
Swan River Urban Forest CommitteeTree naming plaques$1,150
North West Regional LibraryAudio books$1,000
École Swan River South School Day CareTV, DVDs, CDs, toys, books$1,250
Kenville Memorial HallKitchen counter replacement$750
Swan Valley Recreation & Wellness Centre $5,000
Heyes Child Care CentreSchool age children day care
equipment and supplies
$1,000
Harley HousePurchase heritage house$800
Benito Vesseli Dance ClubSenior costume funding$1,000
Durban Recreation CentreAppliance upgrades$1,000
Swan River & District Community Resource CouncilLifeline expansion$2,000
Swan Valley Animal Protection LeagueCat facility$500
SVRSS Social Justice CommitteeConference expenses and videos$1,250

2010 Grants

Grant Committee members were Terri Wyatt, Paula Jones, Vivian Rooks, Norm Moore, Shelley Schure, Marg Neely, Brenna Minish-Kichuk, Jim Sutherland, Bob Woodward, Judy Storjord, Lorne Henkelman, Donna Stewart and Don Mullin.

RecipientPurposeAmount
Dolyna Dancers Inc.Senior youth group costumes$400
Taylor School Parent Advisory CouncilPlayground beautification$700
Hero Club NorthComputer system$800
Earth Rangers (Benito School)Gardening project$700
Benito & District Recreation CentreRoof upgrade$1,000
North Mountain RidersFish Road lighting$400
Swan Valley Food Bank3 door cooler$400
Kenville Memorial HallKitchen countertop replacement$700
Swan Valley Animal Protection LeagueCat facility$600
Veteran’s Community HallKitchen update$500
Shaker Misto Dance ClubCostumes$400
Bowsman School Parent Advisory CouncilPlayground project$700
Swan Valley Cheetahs Gymnastics ClubGymnastic equipment$500
Benito & Area Drop in CentreWii system, Wii Fit program$500
North West Regional LibraryAudio books$400
Mafeking Fire DepartmentEmergency scene safety equipment$800
Bowsman & District Curling ClubLighting conversion$500
Harley House CommitteeHarley House restoration$800
Skateboard UnionSkateboard park$1,500
Benito SchoolGeocaching equipment$700
Birch River Legion Branch #48Redo kitchen counter tops$800
Bowsman CemeteryCemetery upkeep$150

2005-2009 Grants

Grants Committee members were Marg Neely (Chair), Vivian Rooks (Vice-Chair), Bob Woodward, Lorne Henkelman, Shelley Schure, Donna Stewart, Don Mullin, Judy Storjord, Jan Linklater, Connie Waito and Jim Sutherland.