We are just two weeks away from our 2nd Annual Joey Moss & Friends Golf Classic, Presented by The Co-Operators, taking place on Thursday, August 22nd at RedTail Landing.
All proceeds from the event will go towards our Joey’s Home Trust $500K Campaign, to fund some much needed renovations in our houses.
Although our sponsorships are fully sold out, you can still get involved by purchasing a Tee Hole sign to promote your company, or join us on the links for a day of fun!
We are also still looking for a few more great silent auction items. All items donated are fully tax-receiptable if accompanied by a purchase receipt.
We will also have one of our Empties to WINN tucks on site so bring along your empty beverage containers to help us “Stuff the Truck!” - We’ll send you a charitable tax receipt for the full value of your contribution, and for every full bag of empties you bring, you’ll be entered in to a draw for some great prizes!
Contact Kayla Forcade at KaylaF@wsaf.ca for more information or to support this great event!
In March of 2019, WSF received grant funding from the Community Facilities Enhancement Program (CFEP), through Alberta Culture & Tourism.
The estimated total cost of the project is $395,000. Funding of $155,000 was received from the CFEP grant, with the remainder of the cost being covered through donated work (gift-in-kind) from contractors, as well as fundraising through the Winnifred Stewart Foundation.
Proposed New Kitchen Floor Plan
The Foundation has had an incredible year! Along with the growth we have seen in the Empties to WINN & Green Goods programs, and the support we have received from grants and our events, we received over $120,000 in general donations alone. With this support, we have had a remarkable number of donors being inducted to our Wall of Honour this year. All supporters who have given a cumulative amount of more than $1,000 in their lifetime are invited to have their name included on our Wall of Honour. We were thrilled to have many of our New Wall Of Honour Inductee’s attend our Annual AGM on Monday, May 27th.
Pictured above from left: Kent with Legend Automotive, Margaret Wade, Jennifer Shelley, Heather Miller, Joey Moss, Dianne Reid, Robert Willmott, Linnea McKercher & Guanzhi Ma from Canadian Western Bank
Congratulations to our 2019/2020 Board of Directors!
On Monday, May 27th, we held our Annual WSA/WSF AGM’s.
Though hard to say good-bye to some long time board members, we are SO thankful for all of the hard work, dedication and impact that they have had on our organization over the years. We are so excited to welcome back our returning members, as well as introduce our new members who we think will be amazing additions.
Chad Zima (WSA Board)
Malinda Ivankovic (WSA Board)
Cory Imppola (WSF Boad)
Timothy Jobs (Incoming Board President)
Bea Bohm-Meyer (Past President)
Robert Willmott (Foundation Board President)
Our Mindful Hearts Training Program is in for a big year, thanks to The Stollery Charitable Foundation!
Jeff Bryson, Executive Director of The Stollery Charitable Foundation, paid us a special visit today to deliver a cheque for a $75,000 grant to fund a full-time position for our Mindful Hearts Training Program.
Thanks to this funding, the Winnifred Stewart Association will be able to expand the training program and implement better evaluation tools by partnering with post-secondary institutions.
WSA will be able to move forward with the Mindful Hearts approach, as a resource for all caregivers, family members, and loved ones of people with developmental disabilities also diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Winnifred Stewart Association’s CEO Sue White & Director of Development Candace Smallwood, were delighted to attend The Edmonton Chinese Lions Clubs (ECLC) board meeting last night, where they were presented with a generous $5,000 donation to support WSA’s Mindful Hearts Training Program.
Thank you so much to ECLC President, Michael Gee and all the members for your kindness and support, we are truly grateful! Thank you to The Dynasty Century Palace restaurant for your hospitality!
It’s national volunteer week and we were so honoured to celebrate WSA’s incredible volunteers with our annual appreciation night! These wonderful staff, friends and family have contributed over 600 hours through the course of 17 events and many ongoing projects. Thank you for your impact, your friendships and helping us to attain our goal of empowering people and inspiring dreams. 💚 #wsafamily #yeg #nationalvolunteerweek #bestvolunteersever
Happy International Women’s Day!
On a day like today, we celebrate our beloved Winnifred Mary Stewart
Motivated by a desire to help her son Parker Stewart, who was born with down syndrome, she devoted 20 years to experimental research work into new teaching techniques. Through her approach, her son Parker Stewart achieved a level of development that was previously considered impossible. Dr. Stewart became convinced that schools for children with disabilities were both practical and essential.
In 1954, she was the first woman to address the Alberta Legislature from the floor of the House. This resulted in the first recognition by a government in Canada to provide financial aid to schools for children with disabilities. At its peak, the school served over 450 students, until 1982 when children with disabilities were integrated into the regular school system.
For thousands of families she helped turn despair, frustration and social stigma into hope, understanding and community acceptance.
Today, Winnifred Stewart Association (WSA) carries on the legacy started by Winnifred, and the spirit of its remarkable namesake continues to live on through the organization
#BeBoldForChange #InternationalWomensDay #WSAfamily