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MissionTo administer a perpetual fund designed to benefit the communities within the Municipality of Pembina by identifying community priorities and assisting local charities and worthwhile projects.
DescriptionPembina-Manitou Area Foundation Inc. provides financial support for other charitable groups in the Pembina-Manitou area, provides financial support in the form of scholarships to eligible students, and provides financial support for various recreational and cultural groups in the Pembina-Manitou area.
- Chair: Shannon Holenski
- Vice Chair: Thor Thorleifson
- Treasurer: Lorne Schultz
- Secretary: Charissa Dobson
- Murdoch B. Dobson (Barrie)
- Ray Keen
- Travis Long
- Robert Selby
- Sheralee Forsyth
|General Community fund||Funded by general donations, provides financial support for recreational, cultural, and other charitable groups in the Pembina – Manitou area.|
|Ken Warelis Memorial fund||Provides financial scholarships to agriculture students from the Municipality of Pembina.|
|Manitou Community Swimming Pool fund||Supports the Manitou Community Swimming Pool, providing summer recreation for residents and visitors from around southern Manitoba.|
|Community of Darlingford fund||Provides financial support for charitable groups in the Community of Darlingford and area.|
|Darlingford Memorial Park Inc. Fund||Maintenance and enhancements to Darlingford’s memorial park.|
|Joyce Bowler-Maxwell, and Elwin and Ethel Bowler (Rinn), Scholarship Fund||Annual scholarships, starting at $2,000 per year, for deserving graduating students from the area.|
Recent GrantsClick the + to see the grant recipients.
- Scholarships at Nellie McClung Collegiate
- Pembina Valley Music Festival scholarships
- Darlingford Curling Rink
- Pembina Valley Conservation District
- Manitou Agricultural Society
- Manitou Family Resource Centre
- La Riviere Community Recreation Centre
- Manitou Elementary School
- Rock Lake United Church Camp
- Pembina Valley Child Care Centre
- Manitou Opera House Foundation
- Darlingford Fire Department
- Manitou Community Pool
- Darlingford Memorial Park
Danny Maxwell donation
A former resident of the Pembina Manitou area donated $50,000 in bank shares and cash, to commemorate his fifty years of marriage to Joyce (nee Bowler), and the memory of Joyce’s parents Elwin and Ethel (nee Rinn) Bowler.
Donation of mutual fund units worth more than $20,000 to General Community Fund
Another local resident made a generous gift, and because the investment was donated in kind, not in cash, the full amount went to charity, rather than a percentage going to income tax.
PMAF to administer Darlingford Memorial Park assets
Recognizing the value in the PMAF / Winnipeg Foundation investment model, this local charity agreed to allocate a sum of long term assets to a new fund with PMAF.
Matching funds available
PMAF matches a portion of the funds raised by the local collegiate’s philanthropic group, SWAT (Stingers Working At Tomorrow) throughout the school year.