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2018 Fall Grant – Altona Health Centre

The Altona Community Foundation was proud to grant $1,750 to the Altona Community Memorial Health Centre towards the purchase of a wheelchair accessible porch swing. Studies show that the motion of swinging calms agitated residents and bring back memories of their childhood.

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2018 Spring Grant – Rosenfeld History Book

Altona Community Foundation board member Scott Penner presents a $1,200 grant cheque to Carol Schroeder of the Rosenfeld History Book project. Funds were used to produce a history book of Rosenfeld and surrounding area.

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2018 Spring Grant – Neubergthal Heritage Foundation

Altona Community Foundation board member Scott Penner presents a $2,000 cheque to Ray Hamm of the Neubergthal Heritage Foundation. Grant funds were used for a sound system at the Neubergthal Commons which will be used for community events, rentals and tour groups.

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2018 Spring Grant – Altona Family Resource Centre

Altona Community Foundation vice president Loren Braul presents a cheque for $500 to Nina Edbom-Kehler from the Altona and Area Family Resource Centre. Funds were used to purchase new sets of wooden blocks for their Stay & Play and Coffee & Chat drop-in programs in Altona, Rosenfeld and Gretna.

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2018 Fall Grant – Neubergthal Heritage Foundation

Altona Community Foundation board member Scott Penner presents a $1,200 cheque to Ray Hamm of the Neubergthal Heritage Foundation. Funds were used to purchase a commercial drink cooler for rentals at the Neubergthal Commons.

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2017 Fall Grant – Gretna Beautification Team

Altona Community Foundation vice-president, Loren Braul presents a cheque for $1,200 to Sandra Reimer of the Gretna Beautification Team. Funds went towards a bison sculpture at the Town of Gretna Tall Grass Prairie Garden.

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2018 Fall Grant – Altona Curling Club

Altona Community Foundation board member Keith Stoesz presents a $1,500 cheque to Altona Curling Club president Alex Wahl. Funds were used to replace the club’s existing computer projector with a professionally installed commercial grade unit which is needed for rentals and as part of the operation of the lounge.

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2018 Spring Grant – Rhineland Childcare

Altona Community Foundation board member Keith Stoesz presents a $700 cheque to Dolores Deppe of Rhineland Childcare. Funds were used to purchase a new couch and upgrade shelving.  

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2017 Fall Grant – The Gardens on Tenth

Altona Community Foundation board member Brenda Thiesen presents a cheque for $5,500 to Laurie Schellenberg of The Gardens on Tenth. The grant from the Altona Community Foundation was used to buy a new Century Tub at The Apartments. The Century Tub is a commercial tub used for residents with transferring or mobility issues.

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2018 Spring Grant – Gretna Prairie Centre

Altona Community Foundation treasurer, Wendy Dyck presents a $500 cheque to Leona Sawatzky and Tina Penner of the Gretna Prairie Centre. Funds were used to purchase blinds.

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