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Create Your True Nature at FortWhyte Alive

Posted on May 5, 2023

There’s a lot going on at FortWhyte Alive.

If you’re already part of the FortWhyte community you may have already received a letter about FortWhyte’s revitalization and the impacts it will have.

If you didn’t receive a letter, or you’d like to read it again, here’s a message from Liz Wilson, FortWhyte Alive’s Executive Director, about the amazing things coming.

A child running on a grassy trail

I grew up loving nature and remember how much I enjoyed coming to FortWhyte on school trips. Now, every day, I see school groups, families, and people of all ages immersing themselves in nature and experiencing that same kind of connection.

Your caring and generosity have made this possible.

Because of you, people come to FortWhyte in every season to discover the natural world, learn how to protect it, and create their own nature experiences.

I’m writing to you because I know you understand the importance of nature in our lives, and to ask you to consider a very special gift.

After more than 50 years of being well-loved every day, it’s time to revitalize FortWhyte Alive.

A $35-million redevelopment is underway to create more and better ways for you, your family and everyone in our community to connect with nature.

I invite you to become a permanent part of FortWhyte’s future by contributing to the Your True Nature community campaign today. By giving now, you can take advantage of an exciting opportunity to double your impact and be permanently recognized.

Local nature-lover Bob Williams is as passionate as you are about FortWhyte. To help transform FortWhyte, Bob is matching, dollar-for-dollar, the first $1 million donated from you and others in the community!

Will you please consider a gift?

Rendering of Buffalo Crossing in summer.

You can create many more opportunities for people to connect with nature, with new trails, new indoor and outdoor learning spaces and healthier lakes and wetlands.

You can help build Buffalo Crossing, the most climate-resilient building in Manitoba, and a new south entryway so you can access FortWhyte via McGillivray Boulevard.

You can ensure our community can continue to count on this natural oasis in the city well into the future.

You can also give yourself the gift of new memories and new experiences to hold onto for a lifetime.

In fact, amazing things will happen at FortWhyte forever, because of you.

Please join me, Bob and others by investing in FortWhyte’s future with a gift today!

You can learn more about the exciting revitalization you’ll help make possible at

Your gift of $1,000 or more will be permanently recognized on the stunning life-sized, bison-shaped Legacy Wall next to the Buffalo Crossing main entrance.

Donations of any size will be doubled and gratefully acknowledged on a special digital display inside the new Buffalo Crossing building.

Thank you so much for caring about nature and our community.


With gratitude,

Liz Wilson
President & CEO

A group of children around a campfire

P.S. Tell us. Tell everyone – how did you find your true nature?

Your gift of $1,000 or more will be recognized on a stunning, life- sized, bison-shaped Legacy Wall outside the main entrance to Buffalo Crossing. With a contribution of $2,500 or more, you can share a message on the indoor digital recognition screen at Buffalo Crossing. You might choose to share your favourite FortWhyte memory, mark a significant life event, or honour someone special.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please call me anytime at (204) 989-8355 x 202. I’d love to hear from you.