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Community Foundation of Swan Valley

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

Story – September 27, 2017

A Formal Evening for a Great Cause

Shauna Klekta
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— September 27, 2017 by Shauna Klekta,

Last year the Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) Cultural Gala wowed guests with stunning decorations, fantastic food, superb service and spectacular entertainment. Planning for this year’s must attend event began last fall and it promises to be another night to remember.

The Cultural Gala is a great opportunity to experience an elegant evening with family and friends while enjoying fine food, local multicultural entertainment and highlights of the Foundation’s work. Proceeds from the $100 per plate event go to the CFSV and charitable receipts will be issued for the cost of the ticket (less expenses for the evening). The event takes place at the Veterans Community Hall on November 10, 2017 from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Since its inception in 2005, the CFSV has reached over $2 million in endowment funds, providing a never-ending source of income for the community. The original donations remain untouched and the interest earned is used to support local charities. By the end of 2017 the CFSV will have granted over $480,000 to local projects, bursaries and scholarships throughout the Swan Valley.

Each new donation makes more money available to fund local projects in future years, ensuring the Swan Valley will continue to be a strong and resilient place to live, work and play. With many giving options available including undesignated funds, designated and donor advised funds, scholarships and bursaries, there has never been a better time to give.

This year there are two additional time sensitive giving opportunities taking place. The Celebrate Canada 150 Fund is a unique opportunity to create a lasting legacy and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary through a donation(s) totaling $1000, by December 31, 2017. The Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge on November 18, 2017 allows you to stretch your donation to the CFSV’s Undesignated Fund. For every $5 given, The Winnipeg Foundation will donate an additional $1 (maximum $2,000 per foundation).

Join us for an evening that supports the important work of the CFSV and celebrates the legacy of the individuals and organizations whose generous donations will benefit the Valley forever. For more information or tickets phone 204-734-9129 or email