“We were honouring his wishes, shortly before his passing, my father approached Cathy and I and said: “I feel I’ve got far more out of Grande Prairie than I have put into it. I want to ensure a portion of my estate is invested back into the community – you guys figure out how to do it” says son Bob Beattie.
team work . . . makes the dream work . . .
Now that we are coming down from the high of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the success of our Canadian athletes, we can only imagine the years of commitment and preparation they put into their passion for their sport. Their training doesn’t come for free, they will sacrifice much, as will their families for their dream to become an Olympian.
What if communities were inclusive for ALL citizens?
What if educational opportunities were available to anyone who needed them? . . . .
What if anyone could leave a legacy . . . .would you?
All-inclusive communities, educational opportunities and funding to anyone who needs it, and a legacy for everyone who wishes it… This is the dream that we at the Community Foundation truly believe and strive towards. For the last 20 years dedicated community members have been paving the way for others to see this vision come to fruition.
The tests we face in life's journey are not to reveal our weaknesses but to help us discover our inner strengths. . . .
We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive beyond the challenges we face.” ― Kemi Sogunl
It truly is hard to put into words unless you live it. Trekking through Peru along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was a much bigger journey than I imagined.
Community Foundations across Alberta unite for Fort McMurray
"Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things". - Daryn Kagan
Resillience is what gives communities the psychological strength to cope with stress and calamity . . .
"A Team is not a group of people who work together. A Team is a group of people who Trust each other ." - Simon Sinek
It's another gorgeous day. Our rowing team has been tasked with a mystery destination. . .
The Community Foundation`s Annual General Meeting will take place on April 06, 2016 at the Centre 2000 at 5 pm. In addition to the formalities of our annual general meeting, this is an opportunity to socialize with the Board of …
"Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world". - Nelson Mandela
In January I celebrated 14 years of an amazing journey of working with dedicated and passionate board of directors, volunteers, staff and the comunity in support of our region.