There's always something new to discover at FortWhyte Alive.
Wow. Words cannot express our gratitude to all of you who dined with us and supported this year’s Harvest Supper at FortWhyte Farms. The 5th annual event was our biggest feast at the farm yet, thanks to your kind support.
The goal of the Harvest Supper is to build community, and let you in on the impact that your year-round support of the farm has on youth in our community.
Thanks to you, FortWhyte Farms continues to grow youth who go on to create change in their own families and communities. The farm is a welcoming place where diverse youth come to learn about healthy food, develop job skills, learn money management and plan for long-term success.
Huge thanks to our sponsors for supporting this event:
From all of us, thank you!
Our warm thanks to:
And, finally, cheers to you for your support of this event and of FortWhyte Farms, year-round. You are making change happen by supporting youth who themselves go on to create change in their own families and communities.
On September 5, we celebrated Sam Fabro’s life in the best way we know how – a round of golf! This marked the 24th Annual Golf Tournament, and the 1st Sam Fabro Memorial Golf Classic at Pine Ridge Golf Club. Clear blue skies blessed this friendly round as our golfers set out on a course full of fun and excitement – putting contest, raffles, challenges, pizza and of course… hatchet throwing. Would it really be a FortWhyte event without it?
Thanks to our generous sponsors and fantastic team of golfers we raised an overwhelming $41,868 in support of environmental education at FortWhyte Alive.
Check out the team photos in the slideshow below:
We can’t thank our wonderful sponsors enough for their continued support. They are a part of a growing community of leaders who are passionate about making real change, and we are very pleased to have them on our team.
Golf Cart Sponsor:
Autoshow Sales & Finance
Tee Gift Sponsor:
Brandt Tractor Ltd.
Kleysen Group Ltd.
Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries
Maple Leaf Construction Ltd.
Quintex Services Ltd.
Birchwood Auto Group
Great West Life
Gypsum Drywall Interiors Ltd.
Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
Oasis Originals / Intrepid Dezine
PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Quality Design Inc.
Rental Experts Inc.
Security Decorating Co. Ltd.
Shindico | TD Commercial Banking
Thor Plumbing and Heating Ltd.
As always, congratulations to our tournament champions!
Trevor Hodnett, Peter Paulic, Paul Sigurdson and Ron Guina from Brandt Tractor claimed the top spot this year and were congratulated by FortWhyte Alive President and CEO Bill Elliott.
Many thanks go out to our tournament volunteers and staff that worked tirelessly to ensure that the tournament ran smoothly.
You know the feeling. That feeling when you’re on the cusp of something big. Whether with your company, small business or side hustle, sometimes you need that extra push, or that extra dose of inspiration to carry you and your team past the finish line.
We’re here to invite you to look to nature to find the energy and inspiration you’ve been looking for. We’ve witnessed hundreds of teams step out of the office and into the wild to finish that project, meet that deadline or create that strategic plan.
We know it works. We’ve seen it. It’s that secret ingredient that only fresh air – and a fresh perspective – can provide.
You know that:
FortWhyte Alive’s inspired meeting spaces feature a comfortable and modern working environment, complete with great design, incredible natural light, and all the amenities – perfect for your next annual meeting, strategic planning session, workshop or round of interviews.
The Doug Harvey Lakeside Meeting Room features this stunning solid wood boardroom table made from reclaimed elm, a custom creation by Winnipeg's Wood Anchor.
Let's just say this — if you want to have your afternoon coffee break in a canoe, we can make that happen.
We make it easy for you to inject your meeting, session or retreat with a unique outdoor experience you won’t get anywhere else in the city. Forget ‘team building’ in the traditional sense and imagine yourself doing something you’d love to do on a weekday – think canoeing, snowshoeing, or a simple walk in the woods. You decide. These wild experiences will leave your team with renewed energy and inspiration that will last long after your visit.
What’s next? Share with your business partner, co-worker or boss today and book your team’s experience to kick start the new season. Visit fortwhyte.org/rentals to learn more and get in touch at email@example.com to check availability for Fall 2018.
We’re on the lookout for teens, professionals, educators and older adults who are looking to make a real difference by providing students and visitors with unforgettable outdoor experiences.
Have fun, meet people who share your interests, and gain valuable experience at a leading destination for environmental education. We supply the hiking trails, wetlands, aspen forests, and wildlife and more. You provide the spirit, enthusiasm for the outdoors and a commitment to the environment.
Plus, we have a lot of fun behind the scenes here at FortWhyte Alive! Our volunteers are the kind of people who help kids roast their first marshmallow over an open fire or teach them the difference between an aspen and a spruce tree. Those are the moments that we live for.
Successful applicants will gain hands-on experience, volunteer outside in nature, and add to their resume by working with an award-winning destination for outdoor education.
We’re thrilled to share a snapshot of the goings-on at FortWhyte Farms so far this summer. In case you didn't already know, FortWhyte Farms is a pretty magical place — a working, educational farm and a social enterprise growing youth, food and community. Here’s how:
But what really brings the farm to life are the people...
Thanks to you, FortWhyte Farms continues to grow youth who go on to create change in
their own families and communities. The Farm is a welcoming place where diverse youth
come to learn about healthy food, develop job skills, learn money management and plan for long-term success.
Meet Kayleen. Kayleen is one of 14 Junior Staff working this summer at the farm. Junior Staff are always busy — seeding, weeding, and harvesting food for The Market and CSA, learning skills in the kitchen or in the wood shop, and taking workshops for personal and community development.
"My name is Kayleen. I’m 16, turning 17 in August. I’m Indigenous and I go to Children of the Earth High School in grade 11. In ten years I hope to graduate from university or college and have a job I love. I want to study to become a doctor so I can help people, at my school they offer a medical careers exploration program so I’m going in that program when school starts again in September.
I love drawing and painting and most of my paintings are at school. I love doing anime style, galaxies and landscapes. I love all the compliments I get when people see my artwork.
My favourite foods are poutine and zucchini biscuits. I made the biscuits at the farm and everyone that tried them said they were very good. During this past year my family was struggling with money, I would go to school hungry and when I tell my teachers they offered me food. They are amazing teachers and I’m grateful for them for helping me. When I started 9th grade I was always shy to speak to anyone so I didn’t have any friends for an entire year.
When I went to 10th grade I had this class called ‘Retailing’ and my teacher encouraged me to try programs to get me out of my shell so I joined a program, and then another program, then another until I started the FortWhyte Farms program. At first I was like, “it’s okay” then after weeks of going I loved it every time. Everyone was so friendly and kind. When it was near June I applied to be a Junior Staff. I was waiting for that phone call and when it finally came I was so excited, my parents were proud of me and I was proud of myself for getting a job I loved. What is most rewarding about a job is having a cheque handed to you and buying stuff for myself and family.
I’ve met a lot of amazing people here, they’re all nice and friendly. When I started working here I was shy at first but I started to feel more comfortable talking to everyone and I think they helped me break out of my shell and I’m grateful to them too."
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Thanks to you, each and every day at FortWhyte Alive is filled with magical moments of learning, exploration and connection. These are the moments that connect us to the natural world, and to each other. That’s how real change happens.
Thank you for your ongoing support and investment in our community. Your participation is not only making a difference, but also creating the world we all want to see.
FortWhyte Farms is supported in 2018 by Great-West Life Assurance Company, The Graham C. Lount Family Foundation, Government of Manitoba, Centre for Aboriginal Human Resources and Development, Farm Credit Canada, Fillmore Riley LLP, Canada Green Corps, The Co-operators, Canadian National Railway and Investors Group.