Community Futures Cedar Lake Lot 403 Che Mem Maskanow Road (Opaskwayak Cree Nation), P.O. Box 569, The Pas, MB - Phone: (204) 627-5450
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NEWS RELEASE - INVESTING IN OUR FUTURES GRANT UPDATE

March 21, 2022

Spring sprung early as Community Futures Cedar Lake Region once again took advantage of the nice weather, and was out in the community presenting cheques on behalf of the “Investing in Our Futures” grant, which was created to support community projects that add to the general well-being of a community, while stimulating economic growth.

Presenting the cheques on behalf of Community Futures Cedar Lake were Joe Cote, General Manager, Carrie Atkinson, Chairperson, and Rod Berezowecki, Treasurer.

Cheques were presented to:

  • Sharain Jones, Sam Waller Museum - $5000 for conservation supplies to update the Museum’s collection storage.
  • Dave Ferguson, Rall’s Island Community Centre - $5000 for improved lighting around the rink, hockey nets, and a snowblower
  • Roberta Marlow, Carrot Valley Community Centre -$3700 ($2500 towards a cell phone booster for the community centre, and $1700 towards the repair/replacement of playground equipment)
  • Desarae George and Holly LaJambe, The Pas Community Renewal Corporation - $5000 for a series of barrier-free certificate courses taught by primarily local instructors.

A $1500 cheque will be present to Rikki Genaille and Edie Turner from the Cormorant Community Council at a later date. The funds are to support improvements to the Community Firehall shower.

“We are grateful to Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) for the funding that enables us to create programs such as the “Investing in Our Futures” grant,” stated Joe Cote. “We look forward to continuing to support businesses and organizations in our communities.”

While the intake for the “Investing in Our Futures” grant has been closed. CF Cedar Lake Region is still available to help people in our region start or expand a business, and to help sustain and improve communities and their local economies by delivering a variety of services including loans, technical and advisory services for small and medium-sized businesses, including services targeted to youth and entrepreneurs with disabilities, and community development and planning.

Pictures:

1. Sam Waller Museum – Carrie Atkinson, Rod Berezowecki, Sharain Jones, Joe Cote

2. Carrot Valley Community Centre – Roberta Marlow, Vern LaJambe, Jeannie LaJambe, Carrie Atkinson, Rod Berezowecki, Joe Cote

3. Rall’s Island Community Centre – Rod Berezowecki, Carrie Atkinson, Dave Ferguson, Joe Cote

4. The Pas Community Renewal Corporation – Joe Cote, Carrie Atkinson, Rod Berezowecki, Holly LaJambe, Desarae George

Published in Cedar Lake News

February 28, 2022

Community Futures Cedar Lake Region took advantage of the nice weather and was out in the community on Valentine’s Day and during the week, sharing the love with local community organizations. The “Investing In Our Future” grant has been created to support community projects that add to the general well-being of a community, while stimulating economic growth.

Presenting the cheques on behalf of Community Futures Cedar Lake were Joe Cote, General Manager, Carrie Atkinson, Chairperson, and Rod Berezowecki, Treasurer.

Cheques were presented to:

  • Jackie Rechenmacher, The Pas CDC for Discover The Pas/OCN - $5000 to enhance their photo catalogue and media content for future promotions.
  • Jackie Rechenmacher, Clearwater Lake Outdoor Club - $5000 for bathroom renovations and accessibility doors.
  • Sharain Jones, The Sam Waller Museum - $2500 towards replacing the air conditioning system in the museum.
  • Jennifer Cook, The Northern Manitoba Trappers’ Festival - $5000 promote the festival in the media.
  • Logan Moreton and Caleb Pitre, Tribe Cable Park - $5000 towards the cost of supplying permanent hydro power to the site.
  • Dori Hnidy, and Jay Marin – Kelsey Community School - $5000 for playground safety improvements
  • - Barrows Community Council - $5000 for repairs to the community rink change room

“It’s gratifying to see the impact that our grants will have on the communities,” stated Joe Cote. “This year we are in the position to be able to fund various projects, and it is rewarding to be able to support organizations and their volunteers who have given so much to the communities.”

Application deadline is March 1, 2022. For more information, or to apply for the Investing in Our Future Grant, please email Community Futures Cedar Lake This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 204-627-5450.

Pictures:

The Pas CDC/Discover The Pas OCN – Joe Cote, Carrie Atkinson, Jackie Rechenmacher, Rod Berezowecki

Clearwater Lake Outdoor Club – Rod Berezowecki, Carrie Atkinson, Jackie Rechenmacher, Joe Cote

Sam Waller Museum – Joe Cote, Rod Berezowecki, Sharain Jones, Carrie Atkinson

Northern Manitoba Trappers Festival Rod Berezowecki, Carrie Atkinson, Jennifer Cook, Joe Cote

Tribe Cable Park – Caleb Pitre, Joe Cote, Carrie Atkinson, Logan Moreton, Rod Berezowecki

Kelsey Community School – Dori Hnidy, Jay Marin, Joe Cote, Darryl Bauer, Rod Berezowecki

Barrows Community Council - Joe Cote, Donna Delvenne, Geri Munro, Linda Barker

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Welcome to Community Futures Cedar Lake

Community Futures Cedar Lake Region is excited to be able to offer the 2022-2023 Investing in Our Futures Grant to the communities and organizations within the Cedar Lake Region.  

 

 Community Futures Cedar Lake Region is excited to announce the 2022-2023 Investing in Our Futures Grant Program!

Based on the success of the initial Investing in Our Futures Grant, CF Cedar Lake has secured additional funding to be able to offer the program again. 

Some of the projects that received funding were:

  • The Sam Waller Museum (A water-cooled air conditioner unit to improve humidity levels throughout the gallery spaces and conservation supplies to update collections storage)
  • Clearwater Lake Outdoor Club (Upgrades to the washroom and installing the doors to meet Accessibility Standards, allowing the Chalet to be completely barrier free)
  • Cormorant Community Council (Installation of a new shower so that fired Department Members can safely shower off any contaminants, harmful chemicals and debris they may have obtained during a live fire or training exercise in a safe and contained environment)
  • Ralls Island Community Park (Improve the condition & extended the lifespan of current outdoor rink at Ralls Island Community Park. Funds were used for the installation of High Output LED area lighting, repairs to the existing rink boards, new 'heavy duty' hockey nets & accessories, and replacement of the snow blower for ongoing rink maintenance)
  • The Pas Community Renewal Corporation (A series of no-charge barrier-free certificate courses, taught by primarily local instructors)

In total Community Futures Cedar Lake Region awarded over $50,000 for 13 community projects. “We had an overwhelming response to the first grant and we are thrilled to be able to offer it again,” commented Joe Cote, General Manager of CF Cedar Lake. “It was gratifying to see the differences that the funds can make for community groups.”

To download the 2022-2023 Investing in Our Futures Grant information package and application form, please click here:  Investing in Our Futures Application Package

For more information about the 2022-2023 Investing in Our Futures Grant Program, please contact Sandra Shapiro, Development Officer, 204-627-5452 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Community Futures Manitoba

Manitoba’s 16 Community Futures corporations deliver a variety of services including loans and technical and advisory services for small and medium- sized businesses, services targeted to youth and entrepreneurs with disabilities, and community economic development and planning.

Mission Statement

Community Futures Cedar Lake Region assists our communities and entrepreneurs to seize economic opportunities with loans, advice and project supports.

Vision Statement

Cedar Lake Region has a strong, diversified economy and social fabric that supports and fuels our growing communities.

Our Region

  • Baden
  • Barrows
  • Bellsite
  • Big Eddy
  • Birch River
  • Carrot Valley
  • Chemawawin Cree Nation
  • Cormorant
  • Dawson Bay
  • Easterville
  • Grand Rapids
  • Misipawistik First Nation
  • Kelsey (Excluding Cranberry Portage)
  • Lenswood
  • Mafeking
  • Moose Lake
  • Mosakahiken Cree Nation
  • Mountain
  • National Mills
  • Novra
  • Opaskwayak Cree Nation
  • Overflowing River
  • Pelican Rapids
  • Powell
  • Ralls Island
  • Red Deer Lake
  • Sapotaweyak Cree Nation
  • The Pas
  • Umpherville
  • Wanless
  • Westgate
  • Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation
  • Youngs Point
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