Canstar Community News - ONLINE EDITION

Ventura Group's matching donation campaign a success

  • Print

James Pollard and the rest of the La Salle Community Centre Board’s members are thrilled with the results of a matching donation campaign initiated by the Ventura Group last December.
The money raised will pay for equipment needed to run programs and offer services in the new community centre, now being called the LSCU Complex.

"I think that we knocked it out of the park," Pollard said.

While the goal was $15,000 — $5,000 in private donations and $10,000 in corporate — donations and pledges made in December totalled $80,000.

"We did a lot of promotion through social media," Pollard said.

Ventura’s vice-president of development, Tim Comack, credited Pollard and the centre’s board and fundraising committee with working hard to generate recent donations.

"We put the matching campaign together to motivate the community," Comack said, adding that the company, which is developing residential lots in La Salle, will continue to support the community centre.

Pollard said the overall donation tally now comes to approximately $600,000 with the goal set at $800,000. Even though money is still needed to purchase commercial-grade kitchen equipment and to pave the new parking lot, he’s pleased with the fundraising progress made so far.

The grand opening of the new LSCU Complex is set for Feb. 8.

Facebook.com/TheHeadlinerWPG
Twitter: @CanstarHeadline

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Fall Arts Guide

We preview what’s new and what’s coming up in Winnipeg’s new arts season

View our Fall Arts Guide

Readers' Choice Awards

Best Of Winnipeg Readers Survey

See the results of the 2014 Canstar Community News Best of Winnipeg Readers' Survey.

View Results

This Just In Twitter bird

Poll

Northwest Winnipeg may be getting a new subdivision with homes for 5,400 people. Do you think it’s a good idea?

View Results