Oak Lake and Area Foundation

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Oak Lake and Area Foundation

Box 133
Oak Lake, MB R0M 1P0

Registered Charitable Number: 891073124 RR0001
Manitoba Region: Southwest


The mission of the Oak Lake and Area Foundation is to provide a wide range of cultural, educational, health, environment, heritage and community service to the people within our area.


The Oak Lake and Area Foundation includes the Town of Oak Lake, the Municipality of Sifton, the southern half of Woodworth Municipality including the Town of Kenton, the western half of the Municipality of Whitehead including Alexander and Sioux Valley. The Foundation pools charitable gifts in permanent endowment funds. Investment revenue is granted annually to the work of non-profit organizations to better the quality of life in our community.


  • Tanis Podobni, Chairperson
  • Jayne Wohlgemuth, Vice Chairperson
  • Michael Taylor, Treasurer
  • Kerri Phillips, Secretary
  • Patricia Rampton, Director
  • Timothy Penner, Director
  • Tammie Roziere, Director
  • Ryan Smith, Director

Foundation Funds

Duane “Skippy” Holland Memorial Fund Used to fund an annual scholarship to a grade 12 student from the Oak Lake area who attends Virden Collegiate Institute.
Dorothy Baillie Memorial Fund Used for the betterment of Oak Lake and Area.
Aitken Memorial Fund Granted annually to the Oak Lake Museum for museum projects.
Aitken Fund Used for the betterment of Oak Lake and Area.
Unrestricted Fund Used for the betterment of Oak Lake and Area.
Johnston Cemetery Fund Granted annually to Johnston Cemetery for the upkeep of Johnston Cemetery.

Recent Grants

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2019 Scholarship to Virden Collegiate graduate from the Oak Lake and area $250.00
Oak Lake Museum $536.00
Johnston Cemetery $444.55
Oak Lake Agricultural Society – Hall Kitchen $3,000.00
Oak Lake Sifton Fire Department – Pumper Truck $5,100.00
Deleau Community Group – Picnic Shelter / upgrade $1,500.00
Cherry Point Park Committee – Playground $1,500,00
Oak Lake CARE Centre – Playground $5,000.00
Oakwood Place Tenants Association – AED $1,000.00

Grant Deadlines

Foundation Highlights

Oak Lake and Area Foundation Gala and Grant Presentation
Nov 16, 2019
Grant recipients will receive the 2019 grants, supper and local entertainment.