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MissionThe 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.
DescriptionThe 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.
- Foster Whyte, Chair
- Glen Grieve, Vice Chair
- Cory Barkley, Treasurer
- Warren Polk, Secretary
- Pam McLeod, Chair
- Michelle Piwniuk
- Joe King
- Alex Renard
- Terry Law
- Callie Grieve
- Helen McCormick
- Teresa Makachuk, Community Relations Officer
Recent GrantsClick the + to see the grant recipients.
|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|
|Reston Memorial Park Reading Nook||Mounting benches to a deck||$1,000|
|Pipestone Skating Rink||Insulate the skating shed||$10,000|
|Virden & District Health Auxiliary||Purchase a glidescope for the Virden Hospital||$22,989|
|Virden Skate Park Cttee Phase 2||Landscaping, irrigation & installation of lights, signage, benches, etc.||$15,000|
|Virden Junior High||Set of Chromebooks for classes||$ 8,485.96|
|Cherry Point Park Committee||Build a multi-purpose recreation area structure||$4,250|
|Virden Wellview Golf Club||Purchase new range cooking equipment||$4,000|
|Virden New Horizons||Remove and replace old shingles||$3,045|
|Manitoba Antique Automobile Museum||Interactive historical movie theatre||$3,000|