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Love Letters to Manitoba


Oh, Manitoba, what a treasure you are!

The Forks - Supplied

Some of the best moments I’ve had during these challenging times are because of philanthropy. When I feel cooped up and needing to refresh my spirit, I like to walk through Assiniboine Park or the grounds at The Forks. I’ve heard many leaders in philanthropy talk about how spaces like these are a testament to community effort. They are an example of what it takes to turn a dream for something more into reality and the people who boldly led the way.

It reminds me of how sometimes the simplest things mean the most. When organizations providing basic needs were in need themselves, a caring community stepped up. You sewed masks, you gave donations of money and food, and you volunteered, safely, at resource and community centres. Manitobans know when we work together, we are stronger.

This generosity makes me smile! From the beautiful places in our province and the outstanding virtual arts and performances to the nonprofit organizations on the frontlines meeting community needs – philanthropy’s impact is still felt every day.

I remember we used to say, “no one could have imagined,” the way the pandemic has changed our world. Yet our province is filled with people who imagine a different world every day, a better world and community for everyone. To the dreamers, the visionaries, the helpers, and the carers, I hope you continue to be bold and brave as we recover.

I’ve also heard it said that one thing the pandemic can’t cancel is the passion of our charitable sector. And it’s true! Even with all we’ve been through, Manitoba is unrivalled as the most generous province in the country. Because of that, you have a special place in my heart.

Still, I remember how great it was when we could run together in planned 5Ks and marathons for a worthy cause. Or when we could gather at long tables and dine outside in the centre of the capital city.

I miss seeing that special spark occur when people come together at events like these to support their community, their favourite causes and missions. I know one day we’ll be able to gather again, and our spark will shine brighter yet.

Until that day… best wishes,

Allison



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