Clyde & Mary Blackburn Family Fund

Leading Change

Long- time Grande Prairie residents, Clyde and Mary Blackburn, strongly believe in community and that making it stronger starts at home. Married for 38 years, the Blackburn's raised their three sons in the community.

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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.

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JULY 2016

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.

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JUNE 2016

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.

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MAY 2016

"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 .  . .

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APRIL 2016

"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. . .

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