Mental Health Week- May 6-12

Learn and help the stigma around Mental Health.

Find out more

The Winkler Arts and Culture (WAC) "Keep the Lights On for Art" campaign received a $1,500 boost last week from BSI Insurance.

WAC Executive Director explains it's difficult to find grant funding for general operations, "which is really what we need."

"This money will essentially be used to "keep our lights on,'" she says.

WAC is a volunteer organization with a mission to provide opportunities to share art in its many forms and celebrate culture. The "Keep the Lights On for Art" was created because the Winkler Arts and Culture Centre is not yet eligible for government grants.

Klassen explains much of the government funding for arts councils is already earmarked for existing organizations, "they don't have any room for new organizations."

"We qualify we just wouldn't be approved until an existing organization dies off which we obviously don't wish for anyone, so we just look for other means of funding," she adds.

The donation was made through BSI Insurance's Because We Care Initiative.


More Local News

Spring Cleaning Includes The Medicine Cabinet

Expired medications can be ineffective or potentially dangerous, which is why it's vital to dispose of them correctly. "Once medication expires it either loses its effectiveness, or some medications…

More Daylight Promotes Health

As spring progresses, we're seeing longer days, which means more daylight. The executive director of CMHA Central Region says that's good news for the mental health of all of us. "Physiologically,…

Losses Minimal For Beekeepers After Harsh Winter

A local beekeeper is in eager anticipation of the telltale signs of spring. Currently, Josh Wiebe of Border Hills Honey Ltd. has been moving his hives out of their overwinter shelters, assessing…

Understanding The Importance Of Immunization

What's Your Understanding About Immunization? National Immunization Awareness Week begins this weekend on April 20th and runs until the 27th. Immunize Canada launched the week back in the 90s to keep…

PVCD Part Of First Announced Funded Projects

Forty-one projects will be receiving funding from the $102 million Conservation Trust, with two being from the Pembina Valley Conservation District. The projects include $4,000 for the conservation… is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide