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Our heartfelt thanks goes to those donors and sponsors who have gone above and beyond. We greatly appreciate your support in helping us achieve our mission.

Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen.

2012/13 Sponsorships & Grants


Bristol-Myers Squibb

Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd./Ltee

Canada One Travel – grand prize sponsor of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Big Bike event in Manitoba

Canada Safeway

Canadian Tire

Cargill - Quick and Healthy Cookbook - Children's Edition

Chimuk Landry Private Wealth - Personal Records Organizer

Corpell's Water

Eli Lilly

Enterprise Holdings Inc.

Granny's Poultry Farmer's Cooperative

Manitoba Canola Growers Association - Nutrition Month

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries - Event sponsor for HSF in Manitoba Heart Rallies during Heart Month 2014

Manitoba Pork


Portage Credit Union Ltd.

Prairie Mountain Credit Union Ltd.

Qualico Group of Companies - Door-to-Door campaign. This is the fifth consecutive year that Qualico has been the major sponsor for the campaign. Read more.

South Beach Community Spirit Fund

Swan Valley Credit Union

The North West Company

The Winnipeg Foundation

Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Services (WFPS) Half Marathon - Heart Month 2014

Vector Construction Group


Special event sponsors:

JUMP Sponsors
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Delta Winnipeg

Media Sponsors:
Golden West Radio
Winnipeg Free Press

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact our office at 949.2000.

AED Sponsorships

As the top fundraising Big Bike team in Winnipeg, the Great-West Life Strokebusters were able to select a place in the community to receive an AED (generously donated by Philips Canada). The AED was placed on November 28, 2012 at St. Joseph the Worker School and Parish. St. Joseph the Worker is an independent catholic school (K-6), their entire school has just over 80 students. The school is also connected to the parish. The school is also a new Jump Rope For Heart school! Judy, the principal, shared that she had been advocating to her board for months now about the importance of having an AED in their school/parish. She had heard about our AED waiting list program while she was at a seminar and decided to take a chance and fill out the paperwork, it was her goal to have an AED in the school by the end of this school year. She had been having a phone call with one of her board members, trying to figure out how they could afford an AED (which costs upwards of $2,500) to make sure their staff, students and parishoners had access to this life-saving device. After she got off the phone – our message was waiting for her that their school had been chosen to receive an AED. She ran clear across the school spreading the news. They were so happy and grateful to receive the AED.

Pictured above: members of the GWL Strokebusters team at St. Joseph the Worker School and Parish with Heather Carroll, Big Bike Manager for HSF in Manitoba.

Major Gifts

Investors Group Employee Volunteer Matching Program


On July 26, Michael Buhr, Division Director, Investors Group Financial Services Inc. and Past Chair, Provincial Board, Heart and Stroke Foundation (Manitoba) presented a cheque for $1900 to the Foundation from Investors Group.


Michael was recognized by Investors Group for his outstanding volunteer work and awarded with the opportunity to donate to his charity of choice through the Investors Group Employee Volunteer Matching Program. We are grateful to both Michael and Investors Group for this generous gift.


Pictured above: Debbie Brown, CEO, Heart and Stroke Foundation in Manitoba and Michael Buhr, Division Director, Investors Group Financial Services Inc. and Past Chair, Provincial Board, Heart and Stroke Foundation in Manitoba.



RBC Community Leadership Award

On November 27, 2012, the Foundation received a cheque for $1,000 from RBC thanks to Surekha Joshi, an RBC employee who recently won the RBC Community Leadership Award for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the community. Surekja chose the Foundation as her charity of choice to receive the $1,000 cheque from RBC. Thank you Surekha and thank you RBC!

Pictured above (L to R): HSF in Manitoba's CEO Debbie Brown; Surekha Joshi; Carla Bester, Manager of Client Care, RBC.

Canada Safeway

In August, Canada Safeway Limited presented a generous cheque for $46,185 to the Foundation in support of our mission.

Pictured (L to R): HSF in Manitoba's Board Chair Michael Buhr, HSF in Manitoba's CEO Debbie Brown, Canada Safeway VP of Retail Operations Scott Chollak, and Canada Safeway Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations John Graham.


This summer, RBC presented a cheque for $1,000 to the Foundation and RBC staff volunteered over 40 hours of their time to help the Foundation with various office tasks.

Pictured above (L to R):  Team Managers of Client Services for RBC Scott Schinkel and Linette Scarlett seen presenting the cheque to Bill Mowat, VP of Fund Development for HSF in Manitoba
Pictured above right: RBC's Scott Schinkel seen volunteering at the HSF's Winnipeg office.

Bockstael Construction

Bockstael Construction is currently celebrating their 100th anniversary and as a part of their overall community commitment they are celebrating by recognizing a different charitable organization each month throughout 2012. On June 18, John Bockstael presented the Heart and Stroke Foundation with a cheque for $2000.00 in addition to their normal contribution of $2,500.00 in April. Bockstael also featured the Foundation in a 100th anniversary ad in the Winnipeg Free Press last February. 

Pictured above: John Bockstael presenting the cheque to Debbie Brown, CEO for HSF in Manitoba

India Association

On Tuesday, July 3rd the India Association presented a cheque for $1,000 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The monies were raised through a fundraising dinner held in support of the work of the Foundation.

Pictured (L to R): Anupam Sharma, Past President India Association of Mb. Inc.; Surekha Joshi, President India Association of Mb. Inc.; Debbie Brown, CEO for HSF in Manitoba; Dr. Pawan Singal, Director Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences; and Hardev Singh Sandhu, Vice President India Association of Mb. Inc.

To make a major gift to the Foundation, please contact Marc Desrosiers, VP of Philanthropy at 949.2022.

Live Red Events

Each year in Manitoba, dozens of Live Red and Live Red Youth fundraising events are held in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. These events have a huge impact on furthering the Foundation's mission.

'Give a Heart' Campaign raises over $122,000!

In February, 2013, more than $122,000 was raised in Boston Pizza's 'Give a Heart' Campaign, with paper heart sales through Boston Pizza (BP), the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) and Scotiabank.

Pictured above (L to R): COO for MLCC Peter Kenyon, HSF's National CEO David Sculthorpe, Director of Retail Sales for MLCC Al Roney, HSF in Manitoba CEO Debbie Brown, Owner/CEO for Boston Pizza Winnipeg Richard Enright, and HSF's VP of Fund Development Sue Punter.


To hold your own Live Red event, contact Jessica Cranmer at 949.2019. To learn more about Live Red events, click here.


Special Thanks

Special thanks to all those who give through our monthly giving program and those that give through the Beamish Legacy Society. Your planned gift helps improve the lives of Manitobans.