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
Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd./Ltee
Canada One Travel – grand prize sponsor of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Big Bike event in Manitoba
Cargill - Quick and Healthy Cookbook - Children's Edition
Chimuk Landry Private Wealth - Personal Records Organizer
Enterprise Holdings Inc.
Granny's Poultry Farmer's Cooperative
Manitoba Canola Growers Association - Nutrition Month
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries - title sponsorship for the Manitoba Big Bike Event.
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
Golden West Radio
Winnipeg Free Press
To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact our office at 949.2000.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
First ever Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service Half Marathon WOWs us!
On October 20, 2012, the first annual WFPS Marathon in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation was held on the grounds of the Canadian Mennonite University. This sold-out event drew over 1,650 participants, 300 volunteers and loads of cheering spectators. The committee solicited the community for donations and sponsorships went on numerous television and news media interviews and devoted hundreds of personal hours outside their already busy jobs to make the first Annual WFPS Marathon event a raging success, raising $25,000! In addition, the committee made a pledge to commit $5,000 from the funds raised to support the programs and initiatives surrounding CPR Month in November 2012 – a month all WFPS personnel feel is important in creating healthy lives for Manitobans. HSF wishes to extend its gratitude to the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and the WFPS Committee for their hard work and dedication.
Jonathan Torchia - Race Director (pictured above with HSF in Manitoba's CEO Debbie Brown), Chantale Ambrosi, Andy Collins. Billy Donaldson, Patrick Ferguson, Shelly Kasprick, Michael Kuhn, Danny Kustra, Dan Michalchuk, Katherine Payment, Peter Robbie, Brad White
Kumbaya for Heart
Sisters, Michelle, Lynne and Brigitte embarked on a very personal fundraising mission that had an overwhelming response from their community. One year ago Lynne’s husband Glenn suffered a cardiac arrest at 45 years of age and passed away. Michelle, Lynne and Brigitte decided to use our Live Red website to create a third party event, inviting their friends and family to host a bonfire in Glenn’s memory on October 6th. People joining the group made donations to help buy an AED that can be placed in the La Salle community in a public place that is accessible at all hours. In the end, Kumbaya for heart raised $10,700 towards AED placements in their community.
Pictured above (L to R): Lynn Penner and Jessica Cranmer
To hold your own Live Red event, contact Jessica Cranmer at 949.2019. To learn more about Live Red events, click here.