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  • Shop at St. Vital Centre’s Behind Closed Doors and support St.Amant

  • November 2, 2018
  • Get your tickets today!


    Tickets are now on sale at St.Amant’s head office reception for the hottest shopping event of the year!

    On November 17, St. Vital Centre’s Behind Closed Doors will be an after-hours evening of wall to wall sales throughout the Centre! Join us for a night of all-you-can-shop from 7:00pm – 10:30pm.

    When you purchase your ticket to St. Vital Centre’s Behind Closed Doors from St.Amant, we receive 100% of the proceeds!

    Tickets are $5 each (cash only)

    Purchase your ticket today!

    Tickets are also available at St. Vital Centre Customer Service while supplies last. Limited number of tickets available; entrance to ticket holders only. If you do buy your ticket at St.Vital Centre, please mention that you want proceeds to go to St.Amant Foundation.

    Door prizes to be won are:

    $500 St. Vital Centre Shopping Spree
    $250 St. Vital Centre Shopping Spree
    $100 St. Vital Centre Shopping Spree
    Earls chef’s table value of $500

  • Winning Numbers for Free the Spirit Lottery

  • September 29, 2018
  • Winning Free the Spirit Lottery Numbers:

    Ticket: 6604

    Ticket: 3417

    Ticket: 6762

    Thank you & congrats to the winners!

  • St.Amant Foundation Announces 2018-19 Board of Directors

  • August 14, 2018
  • Foundation Board of Directors

    The St.Amant Foundation is delighted to announce its Board of Directors for 2018-19:

    • Chair Ken Kustra - MNP
    • Vice-Chair David Scott - retiree
    • Mark Brubacher - Great-West Life
    • Francine Deroche - Consultation Deroche
    • Craig Murray - Craig S. Murray Law Corporation
    • Laural Porth-Jones - National Research Council IRAP Prairies

    St.Amant Foundation would like to thank retiring board member Alice Sayant - QSM Consulting, for her time and effort in enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism.

  • A Whopping $42,000 Raised at First Time Event to Support Autism Awareness in Manitoba

  • June 12, 2018
  • The Autism Awareness Ride raised $42,000 net at their first-ever motorcycle poker derby last Saturday.

    The event took roughly 160 participants from St.Amant’s head office on River Road to stops in Morris, Morden and Carman before returning to the final stop at Fort Garry Brewing Company for a BBQ, live entertainment and incredible raffle.

    “We wanted to give something back to our community as a thank you from our family for supporting us through the diagnosis of autism and as we journey with our son,” said Laurent Chapdelaine, who organized the event with his wife Allison and their friends and family.

    “Our goal was to raise awareness and hopefully about $5,000 for a cause that helps people with autism. So, the community response; from sponsorship and donations to this weekend’s participation really blew us away,” said Chapdelaine.

    Chapdelaine, who is an avid motorcyclist, came up with this idea while on a ride with friends last year. Having participated in charity rides, he thought he would like to rally his community to give back to other families on the autism journey. All proceeds from the event will support St.Amant Leisure Guide activities for kids and adults on the autism spectrum.

    “The passion and dedication that Laurent and Allison put into making this event a success is a testament to their love and dedication to their son Wyatt,” said Juliette Mucha, Director of St.Amant Foundation.

    “We are so grateful they chose St.Amant as their charity partner. We’ll ensure that all of the funds raised are used to help people with autism participate in recreation and leisure activities that are tailored in a way to make them feel comfortable and that encourages connection to others and new friendships.”

    Riders had all kinds of reasons for supporting the event, from a personal connection to the family, a connection to the cause or just because they love to ride. The consensus at the end was that the event was one of the best around, and for a first-time event, that is high praise!

    “The Autism Awareness Ride held this past Saturday was an incredible experience. It was mind-blowing to see the motorcycle community rally in their generosity and support of such a worthwhile cause. The event was well organized and well attended and really make us proud to be a part of this community,” said Joe Kresnyak, participant and pledge collector.

    Autism Awareness Ride

    Joe Kresenyak (left), pledge collector and participant, and Laurent Chapdelaine, event organizer, at St.Amant’s head office before the motorcycle ride departed.

  • Community Invests in Recreation and Leisure for Children & Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Autism at St.Amant Pool House Grand Opening

  • May 31, 2018
  • What goes well with a million dollar cottage tucked away by the Red River in Winnipeg? An accessible in-ground pool and a brand new pool house and change room donated by community partners!

    Lead partner, Bockstael Construction offered to build the pool house as a team building project. All of their staff donated their time and Bockstael worked with their subcontractors to contribute to the project as well.

    “We know St.Amant really well and this was a fantastic opportunity to rally our team and the contractors we work with to do something beneficial for an organization that contributes so much to our community,” said John Bockstael, President & CEO of Bockstael Construction.

    The pool house, which looks more like a mini cottage, needed an area for a bath stretcher and change room, shelter from the sun and insects as well as a proper lift for people who use wheelchairs to get in and out of the pool safely. These additions make the area safe and accessible to more people supported by St.Amant.

    “Bockstael Construction has been a supportive partner for a long time. They’ve seen the benefits of the St.Amant Spirit Cottage by Hans Kraus Family & Qualico and their contribution of the pool house means that all people who stay at the cottage now have the option of using the pool,” said Juliette Mucha, Director, St.Amant Foundation

    In addition to the pool house, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries also supported the installation of deck-side bathroom facilities.

    “Being able to get away as a family to this cottage and swim in the pool and host our kid’s birthday parties here, just means so much to us,” said Roy Otaki, whose children have received services from St.Amant.