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Sunset BBQ 2016 Recap

Posted on June 2, 2016


On behalf of our Board, organizing committee, staff and volunteers, we would like to extend a sincere thanks to all of those that came out and helped make FortWhyte Alive's 28th Annual Sunset BBQ a huge success. In spite of the constant threat of rain, we had a great time dining outdoors in support of environmental education.

A special thank you goes to our Sunset Sponsors National Leasing and Maple Leaf Construction, our team of FortWhyte Alive volunteers and Diversity Foods Services for their efforts in creating an unforgettable evening for all in attendance. And thank you to CBC Manitoba's John Sauder, along with FWA team member Janna Barkman, for playing masters of ceremony for the evening.

With the generous support of local businesses, corporate sponsors and FortWhyte's long-time supporters, we were able to ring in our 50th anniversary year in style, raising funds to support our flagship environmental education programs.

If you're looking to get in on the celebration, gift us an item from our 50th anniversary "gift registry" to help us raise an additional $50,000 toward environmental education this year in honour of our golden anniversary. Go ahead, give us a gift today!

Thanks to our Evening Sponsors:

  • RS Distribution Services, Ltd.
  • The Cipryk Family
  • Oakley Optical
  • Fountain Tire
  • Lafarge
  • Kleysen Group LP
  • Valerie Wowryk, CFA of Richardson GMP
  • Boston Pizza

Thanks to our Silent Auction prize donors:

  • Ken & Lesley Powell
  • Mr. Bob Williams
  • Voyageur Wilderness Programme
  • Falcon Trails Resort
  • Lindsey Steek & Co.
  • Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries
  • Shelter Canadian Properties Limited
  • Alter-Ego Sports
  • Diversity Foods
  • PJM Cabinetry

Finally, thanks to all our Rainbow Auction prize donors for the evening (listed below).

Here are a few moments captured from the festivities.


Thanks to our Rainbow Auction prize donors:

  • Rainbow Stage
  • Diamond Gallery
  • White Dog Designs
  • SquarePeg Tours
  • UMFM
  • Folkorama
  • Festival du Voyageur
  • Heartland Travel and Tours
  • Ken Cudmore
  • Mere Hotel
  • Inspyred Creations
  • Manitobah Mukluks
  • Cabela’s
  • Wilderness Supply
  • WAVpaddling
  • Thermea
  • Skyzone
  • Holiday Inn-Winnipeg South
  • Kick It Dance Studio
  • AON
  • FortWhyte Farms
  • Prairieview Photography
  • Wild Path
  • Four Points - Sheraton South
  • Starfire Studio
  • Jan Hewitt Custom Jewelry Design
  • Frankly Scarlett
  • Jeannie B
  • Woodcock Cycle
  • Cloverdale Forge
  • Murray Watson
  • The Wild Bird Trading Company
  • Halo Headwear
  • Wild Prairie Soap Company
  • Olga Designs
  • Lavishy International
  • Shagwear
  • Heritage Musical Spoons
  • Lonepine Publishing
  • Pursuits
  • Ace Camp
  • Rorie Bruce
  • Lisa Pearce
  • Carmel
  • FusionArtSharanel
  • Jibe Jewellery
  • Jafsons International
  • Canada Sweet Shop Ltd.
  • Papa Fashion Imports Ltd.
  • Harmony by Earthwinds
  • Winnipeg Goldeyes
  • Pine Ridge Golf Course
  • CBC
  • Redd Line Jewellery
  • TR Mckoy’s
  • Yoga North
  • Richard Burr
  • Jackie Syzek
  • Clear Lake Golf Course
  • The Lake House
  • Girl Candy Shop
  • Keith Levitt Photography
  • Scatliff+Miller+Murray
  • Driftwood Studio
  • The North Face Winnipeg
  • Safeway
  • Joe deSimone
  • Wildpath