Community service projects supported in large:
Ishii Japanese Garden
The Minnedosa Horticultural Society represented by Albert and Edith Parsons received a grant from the Foundation to assist in the purchase of a pair of bronze cranes to enhance the Ishii Garden area. It is worth a visit to this lovely serene garden space next to the Minnedosa Regional Library.
EMS Hydraulic Stretcher Project
In 2014, with an initial grant of $10,000 to the E.M.S., the Minnedosa District Foundation partnered with the Rotary ($5,000), Minnedosa District Health Auxilary ($5,000) and Minnedosa Lions Club ($2,000) to access funds from the Thomas Sill Challenge, thereby adding an additional $6,000 to the budget, for a hydraulic stretcher lift for one of our ambulance vans. Along with monies from various other community initiatives, this lift became a reality, and is now installed and fully utilized, increasing the safety for both EMS personnel and patients.
Minnedosa Communities in Bloom
In 2016 Communities in Bloom, with the help of RBC Royal Bank (demolition) and the Minnedosa Lions Club (construction) built a new fence and arbor at the beach garden. Their on-going dedication to the street beauty of our town is applauded and supported with annual grants.
Minnedosa Fun Fest & Heritage Days – $14,500 since 2009
Minnedosa Fun Festival happens from the Thursday to the Sunday of a mid-July weekend. This festival offers activities to people of all ages, including a kiddies parade, a town-wide parade, a beer gardens and social, a Heritage Village day, and a street market.
Rockin’ The Fields of Minnedosa – $ 31,000 since 2009
Rockin’ the Fields was established by local rock music enthusiasts after Classic Rock and Little River Rockfest went under. This locally-run festival happens every August Long Weekend just northwest of Minnedosa Lake.
Minnedosa Regional Archives – $ 16,300 since 2005