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Record-Breaking Generosity at the 32nd Sunset BBQ

Posted on June 7, 2022

As soon as the first few folks filtered through the doors, friends embraced, and smiles grew, it was clear that after a two year hiatus, we were in for an unforgettable evening in support of environmental education. And, thanks to you, this year’s 32nd (almost) annual Sunset BBQ was a record-breaking year of generosity.

Your generous support raised over $200,000 for environmental education for young people in Manitoba. We are blown away by our community and are excited to put your support to work as we welcome thousands of students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to come to FortWhyte Alive over this next year.

This night wouldn’t be possible without our Sunset BBQ Committee, a committed group of philanthropists: Nancy Cipryk (Chair), Melanie Gerodias-Mitchell, Kathryn Gompf, Tammy Johnson, Kirsten McConnell, Kristie Pearson, Phalyn Powell, Liz Prall, Sydney Richardson, Zoe Richardson, Micah Sifton LaLeune, and Jennifer Thiessen. Thank you!

Of course, we also have to thank our dedicated FortWhyte Alive volunteers and Diversity Foods Services for their efforts in creating an unforgettable evening for all in attendance.

We’re grateful for Doug Harvey who generously donated his time as our evening’s emcee – a long time supporter who has shown outstanding devotion to FortWhyte Alive.

On behalf of our Board, organizing committee, staff and volunteers, we would like to say thank you to the many guests, donors, volunteers and individuals who support this event!

Thanks to our Sunset Sponsors: 

The Cipryk Family
The Pearson Pollard Family
Maple Leaf Construction

Thanks to our Evening Sponsors:

Colliers Project Leaders
CWB National Leasing
Fillmore Riley
James Richardson & Sons, Limited
PCL Construction
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
Winnipeg Building and Decorating

We would also like to thank Tracey Malone,  Mary Blankstein, and James and Leney Richardson for their generous donations to this event in their absence.

Many thanks to Healey Visual, Kenaston Wine MarketJasperson’s Greenhouse, and Zoe and Raif Richardson for their contributions to the evening.