Nourish The North

 
From your Community Foundation, thank you! 

Each year the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta extends an open invitation to the community to join us in supporting the work that we do. Nourish the North Wine & Auction is an evening of food, fellowship and philanthropy where community members come together to learn and be inspired.

On September 28, 2017 the community came together to make Nourish the North Wine & Auction an amazing success! Through the dedication and endless support of our fundholders, donors, smart & caring leaders, friends, ambassadors, sponsors, volunteers and the community at large, your Community Foundation continues to connect people and build community throughout our region. 

The Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta’s annual Nourish the North Wine & Auction event was dedicated to community. The evening began with impact. Local dancers, Bluebird Native Dance Troupe, started off the program by combining traditional and modern Indigenous dancing with a community focused message.

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Bluebird Native Dance Troupe 

CEO Tracey Vavrek and proud Chair of the Board Devon Wardley touched on the important work of the Community Foundation in supporting, leading and strengthening community throughout our region. They also emphasized the impact that a shared sense of belonging has on smart & caring communities. 

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Board Chair Devon Wardley and Community Foundation CEO Tracey Vavrek 

Keynote speaker Frank O'Dea connected with guests by focusing on the ability of every individual to make an impact. Because of his extensive work with Canadian and International not-for-profits like War Child Canada, Street Kids International and the Canadian Landmine Foundation, Frank had many stories of impact to share; the underlying message throughout his presentation was that every single person can change the world. One small act of kindness turned his life around and every great thing that he’s accomplished since was due to having hope, vision then turning his vision into action.

Frank implored, “Don’t think you can’t change the world. Don’t think you can’t make an impact.”

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Canadian philanthropist Frank O'Dea 

Thank you to our community for supporting the work that we do, believing that community matters and ensuring that Nourish the North Wine & Auction was an amazing success!

Stay tuned to our social media channels or sign up for our monthly ENews for updates about Nourish the North Wine & Auction 2018. 

 

Our sponsors 

Thank you to our valued sponsors!
without your support this event would not be possible

Inspire

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Canadian Tire

 

Northern Mat and Bridge BW

 

INvest

IT Partners

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Edmonton International Airport Edmonton Renaissance Airport Hotel

FOREVER

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Grande Prairie Auto Group
Wapiti Gravel Suppliers 

COMMUNITY BUILDER

CARTER LOCK & HORRIGAN
LSM SERVICE DIVISION 

Empower

COSTCO GRANDE PRAIRIE

Always

Cardon homes
COUnty of Grande Prairie No. 1
Friesen Bain Chartered Accountants 
HELIX ENGINEERING LTD.  
PDQ NOTARY & PROCESS SERVICES INC.

 

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