Community Futures Parkland Box 516-421 Main Street, Grandview, MB - Phone: (204) 546-5100

Our Successes

2018 Community Projects Grants Awarded

In 2018, we awarded $10,005 towards local Community Projects

  • Swan Valley RISE - $1000 for their entrepreneurship week
  • Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve - $1000 for their Cultural Pow Wow & Treaty days
  • Municipality of Russell Binscarth - $1100 for their library renovation project
  • Roblin Children's Center Inc. - $3000 for furnishings for increased child care spaces
  • Roblin & District Chamber of Commerce - $250 for the Rumble in Roblin
  • Westlake Community Centre - $3000 for their renovation project
  • Dauphin Amateur Radio Club - $155 for the Russell UHF antenna replacement
  • Merridale Community Club - $500 for a new roof 

2018 Volunteer Award Recipients

Community Futures Parkland recognizes the hard work of volunteers that is necessary to make our communities prosper.

Adult Volunteer Award Recipients

  • Diane Ironstand - Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve
  • Jeanette Richards - Eddystone
  • Renata Zimmerman - Dauphin
  • Jeff Perchaluk - Roblin
  • Grace Skomorowski - Roblin
  • Tyler Kilkenny - Russell
  • Linda Chase - Roblin
  • Megan Kowalchuk - Russell

2018 Entrepreneurship Grants Awarded

The Entrepreneurship Grant is intended to support business plans that contribute to promoting the success of young entrepreneurs, promoting the success of Indigenous entrepreneurs and promoting the Parkland. 

In 2018, we awarded $9700 to entrepreneurs within our region

  • Amy Hofford of North Country Grains - Bowsman
  • Tracy Casavant of Love2Decor8 Weddings & Decor - Makinak
  • Brenon Durston of Prairie Cycleworks - Dauphin
  • Christine Rawdon of Rawdon's Keepsakes - Ste Rose
  • Mandi Addis of Beauty & Laser Aesthetics - Roblin
  • Kerri Riehl of Riehl Security Solutions Inc. - Dauphin
  • Shabnam Imran Sarvaiya of Parkland Alterations & Henna Art - Dauphin
  • Pyotts West Campground - Roblin

Our Successes in 2017

2017 Community Projects Grants Awarded

 In 2017, we awarded $9,120 towards local Community Projects

  • Grandview School - Grandview Healthy Living Leaders: Resilience Group - $1600 to host a Welcome Back BBQ in autumn of 2017 for students and community members of Grandview and Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation.
  • Municipality of Roblin - $1000 to the 2017 National Fly Fishing Competition, which brought local Parkland citizens as well as tourists to Russell, Roblin, Rossburn and surrounding areas for world-class fishing experiences. 
  • Gilbert Plains Legion #98 - $1650 to renovate to the clubroom and legion hall, which will promote the use of the space for community functions that serve local residence and visitors alike. 
  • Dead Ox Trailblazers Inc. - McCreary - $2000 toward the development of the East Gate at Riding Mountain National Park to include bike/ski rentals, concession, and information on the historic significance of the site. 
  • Ste. Rose School - $1000 toward the development of an outdoor classroom that will include: garden boxes, a learning circle, and a covered structure. The School anticipates that the outdoor classroom will foster a deeper understanding of students’ relationship between themselves and the environment as well as their potential for creating positive change and protecting the land. 
  • Grandview Legion Ladies Auxiliary - $1870 toward the purchase of a portable Digital Ultrasonic Diagnostic Imaging System for the Grandview Medial Clinic which will reduce the need for ambulance trips and allow the doctors in Grandview to continue to provide quality care quickly to residence of Grandview and those from nearby communities who use the hospital. 

2017 Volunteer Award Recipients 

Adult Volunteer Award Recipients

  • Donna Norman - Roblin 
  • Sandra Dedio - Gilbert Plains
  • Joanna Cooper - Dauphin
  • Christine VanHumbeck - Laurier
  • Marilyn Simpson - Roblin 

Youth Volunteer Award Recipients

  • Bryanne Bates-Ewanyshyn - Gilbert Plains
  • Kelsey Bates - Gilbert Plains

2017 Entrepreneurship Grants Awarded

In 2017, we awarded $3000 to entrepreneurs within our region

  • Lisa Lintick of Lisa's Grooming - Kenville 
  • Kiernan Vipond of Kiernan's Electric - Gilbert Plains

Our Successes in 2016

2016 Community Projects Grants Awarded

In 2016, we awarded $9,329.65 in grants to groups within our Parkland Region

  • Dead Ox Trail Blazers - McCreary - $2,000 for East Gate Building/Tourism Business 
  • Gilbert Plains & District Community Resource Council - $2,858.80 for Business Learning & Girl Empowerment 
  • Municipality of Ethelbert - $1,175.00 for Park Project
  • Municipality of Russell Binscarth - Russell - $1,000 for Youth Biz Camp
  • Municipality of Roblin - $1,000 for Boat Rental Webpage
  • Rossburn Municipality - $1,295.85 for Youth Education/Fly Fishing 

2016 Volunteer Award Recipients 

Adult Volunteer Award Recipients

  • Angela Kotak - Grandview 
  • Candice Forsythe - Gilbert Plains
  • Hugh Skinner - Roblin 
  • Murray Stoughton - Gilbert Plains 
  • Sally Yunick - Benito 

Youth Award Recipients

  • Emily Sutherland - Dauphin
  • Tyrene Crowe - Gilbert Plains
  • Alix Turetsky - Grandview 
  • Emerson Tycholes - Gilbert Plains 
  • Paulina Huschenbett - Gilbert Plains 

Our Successes in 2015

2015 Community Projects Grants awarded

In 2015, we awarded $8,000.60 in Grants to groups within our Parkland Region  

  • Gilbert Plains Economic Development - $1000.00 for website/ marketing upgrade
  • Manitoba Maple Festival in McCreary - $1000.00 for the April 2016 Festival 
  • Grandview Recreation Commision - $1500.00 for upgrades to Wilson Park Campgroud
  • Dauphin & District Snowmobile Club - $1500.00 for a warmup/ safety shelter
  • Roblin Ag. Society - $1,000.00 towards their food booth
  • The Dauphin & District Allied Arts Council (Watson Art Centre) - $1000.00  expanding their website services to allow for online payments for events, memberships, registration for classes and workshops, and facility rentals
  • The Rossburn Tourism Committee - $1000.00 for the Kiosk project that will allow proper access to materials that have been developed to inform the tourists in the area

 2015 Youth Volunteer Awards 

  • Katherine Slobodzian 
  • Jayna Butler 

2015 Adult Volunteer Awards

  • Anita Howatt - Orche River
  • Sean Keeler - Roblin 
  •  Jeff Legaarden - Grandview 
  • Patti Kehrer - Roblin 

Our Successes In 2014

Womens Wellness Workshop 2014

Our Women's Wellness Workshop held in Grandview was a huge success thanks to Prairie Mountain Health and the "Healthy Together Now" Grant With 90 registered participants our day was filled with fun, activities, and important information that all women should be aware of. 

The day started with Marli Brown enlightening us on Mental Wellnes and Finding Normal. Followed by some chair yoga, Arthritis and Self Care practices. We then had a delicious gluten and allergy free lunch preparded by BJ's Country Kitchen which was sponsored by The Grandview Credit Union, and the Parkland Credit Unions.

We were then educated in the afternoon on Alzheimer care and Pelvic Floor Health. Throughout the day the Grandview Pharmacy was offering a Bone Density Test to all participants that wanted to measure their bone density, and mini make over sessions we also availble which were done by Megan Morran. 

.The day ended with a "Salad In A Jar" Activity", which was a lesson in how we can make a fast healthy meal ahead of time.

A BIG THANK YOU to all of our Sponsors!


 2014 Tourism Grants Awarded

In 2014, we awarded $9,771.00 in tourism Grants to groups within our Parkland Region  

  • Roblin & District Chamber of Commerce - Rumble In Roblin Show'n Shine & Street Festival - $1000.00
  • Grandview Minor Ball - Pitching Machine Project - $2000.00 
  • Winnipegosis Historical Society - "Have a seat" Bench Project - $800.00
  • Sche Raz Dance Company - Selo Heritage Site Project - $1,471.00
  • Fort Dauphin Museum - Sign Replacement Project - $470.00 
  • Inglis Area Heritage Committee - Inglis Heritage site & Elevator Project - $1,130.00 
  • Moose Lake Ski Trail Committee - Trail Promotion and Develpoment Project -$1,400.00 
  • Swan Valley RISE - Swan Valley Regional Identification - $1,500.00 

2014 Youth Volunteer Awards

  • Brenna Jubenvill - Gilbert Plains
  • Rachel Murray - Gilbert Plains 
  • Josie Sallows - Onanole 

2014 Adult Volunteer Awards

  • Chole Jorgenson - Gilbert Plains 
  • Darren Grasby - Grandview 
  • Melissa Barewsky - Dauphin 

If you are interested in learning more about any of our successes, please contact us! We keep detailed records of all of our programs including photos that we're happy to share with the public upon request.