Canstar Community News - ONLINE EDITION
Service organizations give back to community
I recently had the opportunity to attend a couple of functions where local community based organizations have raised money through various events and given back to the community.
I attended a potluck dinner at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in St. Norbert. In attendance was their grand madam from Minnesota. The auxiliary members have the opportunity to invite guests to dinner. An evening of good food, company and recognition and financial contributions were made.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, the auxiliary of the Winnipeg chapter, is located in south St. Norbert. The Aries men’s side has four units in Manitoba. The organization has chapters located throughout Canada and the U.S. and are known as the group People Helping People.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles was founded in 1898 when the owners of a theatre group gathered to solve a common problem. They solved the problem — their competitiveness changed to camaraderie and eventually gave birth to the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Manitoba has two local chapters.
The Eagles Club auxiliary dispersed money to the following organizations:
• Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Manitoba
• LaBarrier Crossing Middle School breakfast program
• Osborne and Jocelyn houses
• the Aerie for the use of its facilities
• Fraternal Eagles Diabetes Research Center
• Children’s Wish ride program and financial contribution to a member-in-need.
Continuous small raffles have also seen to the purchase of formula for Agape Table. Funds for the donations are generated through in-house draws, fundraising socials, member events, catering, and a fall supper.
❑ ❑ ❑
The Fort Garry Legion held it’s Poppy Fund disbursement event on June 5.
The fund is under the direction of Brian Cutts, his many volunteers and all the people who contribute to the Fort Garry Legion Poppy Campaign at various locations throughout Fort Garry, Lindenwoods, South St. Vital.
The Fort Garry Legion was able to disperse more than $37,000 to recipients/organizations who qualify through the criteria as outlined in the Poppy Trust Fund.
Each organization had a representative present to receive a cheque for $3,500. Recipients of the 2011 Poppy Campaign Fund include:
• Deer Lodge Centre
• Misericordia Foundation
• St. Amant Foundation
• St. Boniface Research Facility
• University of Manitoba faculty of nursing
• Meals on Wheels
• Victoria General Hospital Life Line
• Golden Door Geriatric Centre
• Riverview Health Centre
• Memorial Housing Foundation.
A majority of the funds distributed to recipients were earmarked for special projects that are well planned.
The evening also saw recognition for three long-time members including Walter Kolt (65 years of service), Lloyd Hartley (50 years) and Les Hennesy (30 years).
Athletic sponsorships were also given to two young south Winnipeg athletes, Kerilynn MacLennan, a member of the under-19 women’s provincial basketball team, and Shelby Olsen, who participates in the Rising Stars basketball program. Funds for the athletic sponsorships came from the many great people who play cribbage on Thursday nights.
Brenda MacLennan is a community correspondent for Fort Garry. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Community Correspondent
More Community Correspondent
(1 of 3 articles for this month)06/12/2013 1:00 AM 0
Osborne Village has been chosen the “best neighbourhood in Canada” (2012) and the “best place to live in Winnipeg” (2008) ...