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  • That’s A Wrap

  • January 8, 2019
  • More than 100 volunteers wrapped gifts and hung coats at St. Vital Centre over the holiday season, raising over $20,000 for St.Amant Foundation.


    “It’s amazing to see how many people want to participate. A lot of companies and people reached out to us after the schedule was full,” said Chantal Champagne, Partnership and Events Coordinator for St.Amant Foundation.

    “There was so much interest I had to turn people away,” she said.

    Volunteers worked in shifts from day to night beginning December 1st until the shopping centre closed on Christmas Eve. The spirit of giving to the foundation was alive all month.

    “Someone came by and dropped off $100 without even getting their gift wrapped or anything. It happens all the time! People give us much more than they need to,” said Chantal.

    This was the ninth year in a row for the gift wrap and coat check and the local business community gave, and then gave some more.

    As sponsor, St. Vital Centre provided the large store location and donated wrapping paper, boxes and bows. Corpell’s Water set up a water cooler for the volunteers and Rogers Red Wireless donated wi-fi service, which allowed credit card payments to be processed for the first time this year. Mayer’s Packaging provided a discount on gift wrap and bows and at the last minute when wrapping paper was running out, and London Drugs came to the rescue with a gift card.

    Bold Commerce, The Answer Company, Curtis Carpets, and Payworks and others sent out teams of volunteers and St.Amant staff also gave their time. One of many returning volunteers was longtime supporter Rochelle Squires, MLA for Riel.

    All proceeds from the annual initiative will be added to the foundation’s annual operating fund. Manitobans have raised over $189,000. And that’s a wrap, until next year!

  • Gift Wrap & Coat Check returns to St. Vital Centre for 9th year

  • November 23, 2018

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    Since 2010, volunteers have helped raise over $169,000 for St.Amant Foundation through the Gift Wrap & Coat Check! These proceeds help increase the quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism in Manitoba! The Gift Wrap & Coat Check is sponsored by St. Vital Centre and located by customer service and the children’s play area. It runs from December 1 – 24.


    If you want to volunteer, but the currently available dates don’t work for you, send your availability to cchampagne@stamant.ca and you could be contacted in case of cancellations.

    Questions? Contact Chantal Champagne at cchampagne@stamant.ca or 204-258-7050.




  • Cinnaholic supporting St.Amant Foundation on Giving Tuesday

  • November 21, 2018
  • Join Cinnaholic Winnipeg for a day of giving. The #GivingTuesday movement is a global campaign to give back to local communities. In honor of this day, they’re donating a portion of sales on November 27 to the St.Amant Foundation.


    In addition to being 100% vegan, Cinnaholic offers a variety of different flavours that are waiting to be explored, all made with the highest quality ingredients to tickle your taste buds.
    All of their products are: dairy & lactose-free, egg-free and cholesterol-free.

    Cinnaholic Winnipeg
    Kenaston Commons
    1600 Kenaston Blvd, Unit 170
    10am – 9pm

  • St.Amant Foundation partners with Wild Winter Canoe Race

  • November 15, 2018
  • The St.Amant and DASCH Foundations have partnered to bring the Wild Winter Canoe Race to Shaw Park on February 16, 2019.

    An experience like no other!

    Energize your February long weekend! Invite your friends; amp up your team spirit with an outrageous costume; challenge other teams and take home some of those amazing prizes? Get your awesome crew of five together for that heart-pumping excitement! 2019 bonus…our new location includes heated spaces and full hospitality service.


    Shaw Park – stadium seating, heated food court + bar, indoor washrooms, sky suites available for rent, a live video feed of heats and so much more.


    Saturday, February 16, 2019, 12–6 PM. An exciting addition to your February long weekend plans. You’ll love the games & contests. New in 2019, the SnowTube Fam Jam heats by EduVacay, more to come on that.


    A race. In a canoe. In WINTER. Limited space – only 60 teams. 5-person teams race canoes over a snow-packed course. Bell Media hosts. Assiniboia Downs race caller. Prizes that will blow your mind! Think 5 Via Rail return passes for 2 to Churchill. FREE admission for fans. It’s a blast!


    We supply canoes. No paddles here!
    You and your crew “foot-paddle” the canoe to the finish. Head to head heats. 3 Fastest teams win the big prizes…and bragging rights!


    2019 proceeds will support the Sharing Together Fund, a collaboration between St.Amant & DASCH Foundations that will harness the power of recreation to connect children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism with their neighbours. Activities such as street movie nights and neighbourhood BBQs will spark some fun and grow bonds to ease loneliness and social isolation. St.Amant and DASCH have over 150 community homes throughout Winnipeg.

    Early Bird Registration is now OPEN!



  • 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