• 2017 Spring Grant – BSO

    July 21, 2017

    2017.BSO.WEBAltona Community Foundation president Bill Penner presents a cheque for $2,820 to Richard Neufeld of Blue Sky Opportunities. The money was used to purchase a tractor for their new recycling program.

  • 2016 Fall Grant – Field of Dreams

    July 13, 2017

    2016.FieldDreams.WEBAltona Community Foundation board member Loren Braul presents a cheque for $4,365  to Ken Wiebe from Field of Dreams. Funds were used for grandstand seating at Access Field.

  • 2016 Spring Grant – Blue Sky Opportunities

    April 19, 2017

    2016.BlueSky.WEBAltona Community Foundation board member Chris Sumner presents a $5,000 cheque to Richard Neufeld of Blue Sky Opportunities. Funds were used for the building construction on their new recycling plant.

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    Youth in Philanthropy

    During the 2016-17 school year, the W.C. Miller Collegiate Youth in Philanthropy group functioned as part of the school’s student council, and was supervised by teacher Laura Thiessen. In recent years, through fundraising efforts and contributions from the Altona Community Foundation, the YIP group had accumulated enough money in its account to grant $4,800 this year to community organizations supporting children and education. Following are the organizations they supported:

    Katie Cares – $1,500 – Katie’s Cottage is planning on building a safe walking path between the cottage and Boundary Trails Hospital, which would be beautified with benches and flowers.

    Altona Curling Club – $1,000 – to replace outdated junior curling equipment that is used by 60-100 junior curlers every year.

    Altona’s Build a Village Foundation – $1,300 – to help support more families in their journey to Altona.

    Youth for Christ Altona – $1,000 – to help purchase outdoor chairs, tables, and barbeque supplies to promote activities at the Station.