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Virden Area Foundation, Inc.

Box 2319
Virden, MB R0M 2C0

Registered Charitable Number: 131848525 RR0001
Manitoba Region: Southwest


The Virden Area Foundation provides a means for residents or past-residents of the Virden area to participate in a better future for health, social, cultural, educational and recreational activities.


The Foundation was founded with a bequest by the late Mrs. Jean Thomas in memory of her late husband, Murray and increased by gifts large and small from other community-minded donors, the Foundation will build with the years.


  • Pam McLeod, Chair
  • Glen Grieve, Vice Chair
  • Gwenda Hayward, Treasurer
  • Cory Barkley, Secretary
  • Michelle Piwniuk
  • Joe King
  • Terry Law
  • Foster Whyte
  • Alex Renard
  • Helen McCormick


  • Teresa Makachuk, Community Relations Officer

Recent Grants

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Virden Youth for Christ Renovations of storage room and office $2,500
RM of Pipestone Recreation Development Committee Wheelchair accessible mat $2,500
Oak Lake Care Centre Install artificial turf in play area and other upgrades to area $5,000
Town of Virden/Wallace Fire Board Purchase & install mobile radios (new digital radio system called the Public Safety Communication Service). $15,000
Kenton Community Park Project Landscaping of park. Pave paths and safe play structures. $5,000
Virden & District Health Auxiliary Renovate a tub room to shower room. $7,500
Funshine Early Learning Centre Purchase furniture, fixtures and equipment for the classrooms in new facility. $50,000
Mary Montgomery School Replace instruments for music program $2,000
Elkhorn Agricultural Society Upgrade canteen & washroom facilities $5,000
Virden Collegiate Scholarships Two scholarships $2,000

Grant Deadlines

Foundation Highlights

The Uncorked Grant & Wine Tasting Night
Wine tasting evening with entertainment and distributing all grants.