We had an amazing crew working hard to get our annual “Blitz” mailout campaign ready last night. 2,600 letters are ready to go out to our fantastic supporters. Thank you to everyone who made this happen!
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Winnifred Stewart Foundation, WSA has a beautiful new, wheelchair accessible van!
Over $41,000 raised, thanks to your support!
Thank you to everyone who joined us and supported the 1st Annual Joey Moss & Friends Golf Tournament, on Thursday August 16th at The Ranch Golf and Country Club.
The day was an absolute blast, celebrating WSA's 65th Anniversary and Joey's 55th Birthday. The more than 80 golfers in attendance were treated to beverages, wings, burgers, games, and more throughout the course. The players wrapped up the day reception emceed by the one and only, Gene Principe, a silent auction filled with sports memorabilia and VIP sporting event opportunities, and broke in to a verse of `Happy Birthday' to celebrate Joey Moss turning 55 this coming September.
Thanks to everyone who was involved, we raised more than $41,000 which will go towards enhancing our programs and services for people with disabilities in our community. Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants for making this such a memorable day. Scroll down to view the photos from the day!
THANK YOU TO OUR HOLE SPONSORS
Accent Infills, Accurate Network Services, ATCO, Big Rock Brewery,
The Canadian Brewhouse, CIBC Wood Gundy, Investors Group,
Tom Braid (Kia West Edmonton), Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, Stillmore,
SCM Insurance Services, Schneiders, The Stair Shop,
Winmar Property Restoration Services
Thank you to Revolution Entertainment for the photo booth and Tom Braid and his team for the great photos!
Bidding will be open until the silent auction closes at the 1st Annual Joey Moss & Friends Golf Tournament on Thursday, August 16th, 2018.
Please visit www.32auctions.com/JoeyMossandFriends2018 to place your bid!
Congratulations to the WSA Float team for all of their hard work preparing the WSA Float for the K-Days Parade on Friday, July 20th. The Float won "Most Creative" this year, marking the 2nd win for the WSA team. Celebrating our 60th Anniversary in 2013, WSA won "Best Non-Profit Float". Congratulations to everyone who helped out with this very exciting win!
This year, the Empties to WINN program was nominated and became a Finalist for a 2018 Emerald Award in the category of Community Group or Not-For-Profit: Large Organization. Yay ETW!
The Emerald Awards have recognized and celebrated the outstanding environmental achievements of large and small businesses, individuals, not-for-profit associations, community groups, youth, and governments for the past 27 years.
The Winnifred Stewart Association welcomes Sue White as our incoming CEO.
Sue has been actively working with and on behalf of people with disabilities, and in the social profit sector, for over a decade. As Vice President with Special Olympics Alberta she worked with over 3,500 athletes who have an intellectual disability to develop sport skills, social skills and self-esteem. Prior to that Sue was Finance Manager for The GRIT Program, an inclusive, early childhood program for young children with developmental disabilities.
Outside of work, Sue is also closely connected to the social profit sector. She is currently serving as Board Chair for the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and with the help of her two children, Sue's family fosters assistance dogs in training for Dogs With Wings.
The legacy of Winnifred Stewart is humbling and her belief that people with developmental disabilities have valuable contributions to make to our communities, is one that Sue embraces. WSA is so excited to welcome Sue to the WSA family!
We will miss Larry Smook dearly, and we wish him the best in his future adventures. The past 12 years of Larry's leadership will always be remembered fondly and with admiration for his strong ability to advocate for WSA in the sector.