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Grant Recipients

2016 Grant Recipients

The following grants totaling $14,000.00 were made in 2016:

  • Rivers Skating Club – Ribbons and Instructors – $1500.00
  • Rivers Collegiate – Rugby Nets – $1,250.00
  • Prairie Crocus Regional Library – Upgrades to Kids Multipurpose Room – $1,500.00
  • Clack Family Heritage Museum – Flooring and Wall Restoration – $1,250.00
  • Razzamatazz Dance Club – Costumes – $1,500.00
  • Rivers Comets Baseball – Scoreboard, Benches and Bull Pen – $2,000.00
  • Legion Ladies Auxiliary – Canteen Upgrades – $1,500.00
  • Riverdale Minor Hockey – Team Jerseys – $1,000.00
  • Riverdale Community Daycare – Kids Furnishings – $2,500.00
2015 Grant Recipients

On November 18th, 2015 we held our 6th anniversary granting evening.  A total of $10,524.56 in grants were presented on this evening. The grant recipients were as follows:

  • Rivers Comets – Baseball Diamond – $1,500.00
  • Riverdale Day Care – Equipment and Materials – $2,000.00
  • Rivers Elementary School Playground – Caboose – $849.56
  • Rivers Curling Club – Coat Rack and New Bumpers – $1,175.00
  • Prairie Crocus Library – Rejuvenation – $1,000.00
  • Clack Museum – Restoration – $1,000.00
  • Rivers Collegiate (Wetland Centre of Excellence) – $1,000.00
  • Razzamatazz Dance Club – Costumes – $2,000.00
2014 Grant Recipients

On November 19th, 2014 we held our 5th anniversary granting evening. The theme of snowflakes and snowmen was used to identify that just as no two snowflakes are alike neither are two grants.  A total of $21,02.24 in grants were presented on this evening. The grant recipients were as follows:

  • Rivers Agricultural Society – Riding Arena Upgrade – $1,481.72
  • Clack Family Museum Foundation – Flooring Project – $1,000.00
  • Riverdale Community Daycare – Daycare Project – $1,000.00
  • Riverdale Community Centre – Upstairs Windows & Door Project – $1,000.00
  • Rivers Elementary School – Beautification Project – $500.00
  • Healthy Rivers Area – Wellness Day – $500.00
  • Sea Cadets Corp SWIFTSURE – Atlantic Conference – $250.00
  • Rivers Minor Hockey Association – Uniform Project – $2,038.52
  • Rapid City Parent Group – Playground Project – $500.00
  • Canadian Diabetes Association – Westman Branch – Camp Briardale $250.00
  • Prairie Crocus Regional Library – Archival Materials – $1,500.00
  • Rivers Collegiate Institute – Wetlands Centre of Excellence – $11,000.00. This last project was one of two strategic projects identified by the Foundation as very important to the community and as such we applied to the Brandon and Area Community Foundation for a grant of $10,000. This money would then flow through the RACF for the outdoor classroom. We were very thrilled to receive this support as it will be a very special place for everyone in the region to go to.

The RACF is very proud to have given back over $68,000 to the community and area over the last 5 years. We look forward to an exciting future developing our community.

2013 Grant Recipients

On November 6th, 2013 our annual granting evening was held at the Behlen Curling Lounge in the Riverdale Community Centre. The lounge was decorated with the materials from our bountiful fall where $11,000.00 in grants were presented to community groups. Those grant recipients are as follows:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation (Manitoba) – AED Rapid City Golf Course – $2,500.00
  • Rivers Band Parents Association – Education – $500.00
  • Riverdale Community Daycare – $2,000.00
  • Riverdale Community Complex – $1,000.00
  • Rivers Elementary School – Breakfast Program – $800.00
  • Rivers Collegiate Institute – Beautification Project – $500.00
  • Rivers Palliative Care – Volunteer Training – $1,400.00
  • Air Cadets League of Brandon – Leadership Conference – $500.00
  • Tri-Town Hockey Uniform Project – $1,800.00

We are proud to announce “The Leonard and Gladys Burt Family Fund” was started this year and our Foundation was the first to respond to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Manitoba) initiative of placing AED’s in communities.

2012 Grant Recipients

On November 3rd, 2012 the third annual granting evening was held at the Rivers Legion with the Board of Directors lending a hand with their culinary skills to provide some wonderful desserts with coffee. Local musical talent provided several different selections to keep those in attendance tapping their toes. Those receiving grants on that evening were:

  • Healthy Rivers Area Community Garden Project – $1,500.00
  • Rolling River Festival of the Arts – $500.00
  • Rivers in Bloom – Community Flags – $1,011.74
  • Rivers Curling Club – Water Tank Project – $1,000.00
  • Rivers Kids Club Inc. – Educational Materials – $1,000.00
  • Tri-Town Minor Hockey – Uniform Replacement Project – $1,358.00
  • Prairie Crocus Regional Library – $1,500.00
  • Rivers Collegiate Institute – Beautification Project – $500.00
  • Riverdale Community Complex – Fundraising – $1,000.00
2011 Grant Recipients

In November of 2011 our second annual grant recipients were as follows:

  • Riverdale District Health Auxiliary – Telehealth Project – $2,500.00
  • Riverdale Personal Care Home – Adjustable Tables – $2,500.00
  • Riverdale Community Complex – $2,500.00 – Fundraising
  • Rivers Curling Club – Flooring Project – $2,500.00
  • Rolling River Festival of the Arts – $2,000.00
  • Rivers Agricultural Society – Washroom Upgrades – $1,500.00
  • Tri-Town Minor Hockey – Replace Uniforms Project – $1,500.00
  • Rivers Collegiate Institute – Beautification Project – $500.00
  • Rivers Train Station Restoration – Beautification Project – $240.40
2010 Grant Recipients

In November of 2010 we announced our first grant recipients. The Rivers Elementary Playground Structure Committee (REPS) submitted an application for funding to finish the new play structures for the Rivers Elementary School Grounds. They received a grant of $1,809.15. This completed the money they required to provide new structures for the children of the community and area to use. The Riverdale Community Complex committee submitted an application for funding and received a grant of $10,000.00 towards the construction of a new multi use community complex. This new complex will replace the old recreational facilities in the community and provide opportunities for the generations to come.

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