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  • Sookram’s Brewing Company Releases Cult Classic in Support of St.Amant Foundation

  • February 28, 2021
  • We’re so grateful to partner again with Sookram’s Brewing Company! Purchase a can of Cult Classic from their taproom, your favourite beer vendor, or select Manitoba Liquor Mart locations and they’ll be donating part of proceeds to raising awareness and funding for autism programming. www.sookrams.com/store
     
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  • Bell MTS Volunteers support St.Amant during pandemic

  • February 19, 2021
  • A dedicated group of retired BellMTS staff use their collective skills and resources and donated fabric and notions to fill a wide variety of needs in the community. St.Amant Foundation has been blessed to be a recipient of some of their wares over the years but the support we received in 2020 was extraordinary.

    They have provided almost 1000 non-medical face masks for our staff and visitors and nearly 450 non-medical protective gowns for staff in community homes to wear.

    Jo-Anne Pelzer, Project Manager and spokeswoman for the “Tuesday Group” wasn’t sure if they would be able to continue when COVID-19 hit, or if there would still be a need. As it turns out, the need actually increased and, while processes have changed and they no longer gather together on Tuesdays, the impact they continue to make in the community is tremendous.

    This is in addition to their on-going work making heart pillows for cardiac patients, kidney pillows for kidney donors and transplant recipients. This year they also made approximately 3,700 custom surgical hats for front-line health care workers with mask supporting buttons and ear protection.

    The volunteers are certainly making good on their mission which includes, “To provide materials and services that respond to a local/global community need.”

    St.Amant and St.Amant Foundation staff are so grateful for this amazing support!


  • SMITH Restaurant’s Festival du Voyageur Feature Menu supports St.Amant Foundation

  • February 12, 2021
  • You can help empower people with disabilities to have choice and meaning in their lives by indulging in these Festival du Voyageur inspired dishes! From February 16-20, our friends at SMITH Restaurant are donating $1 from each item sold on their Festival du Voyageur menu to St.Amant Foundation.

    Menu items are available for in-person dining, pick-up or delivery by SkipTheDishes. Giving back has never tasted so good! https://smithrestaurant.ca/events/festival-du-voyageur/

     

    MENU

    Split Pea Soup: with ham 10

    Classic Poutine: Bothwell squeakers, beef gravy 13

    Tourtière: Caramelized onion gravy 19

    Maple Pecan Pie: Whipped cream 10 

    BEER

    Little Brown Jug: 1919 8

    Little Brown Jug: Brown Ale 8


  • Claudette’s Story: Riding in Style

  • February 5, 2021
  • Claudette’s main source of happiness is spending time window shopping, getting together with her long time love and cruising the streets looking out the window.

    Due to changing health needs, these important things were becoming less accessible when she could no longer safely transfer into the standard seat in the van. Since wheelchair accessible vans are usually shared between homes, this left Claudette housebound half of the time.

    St.Amant Occupational Therapist Shannon Hargreaves recommended a Bruno valet transfer seat that could be used in a regular van. These are very cost prohibitive, an expense far beyond anything that Claudette could manage on her own, so all efforts were made to request funding from government funding agencies. Sadly, these requests were denied so her staff turned to St.Amant Foundation for help.

    Thanks to your generosity, the Bruno valet seat was purchased and installed in the van and Claudette regained valuable mobility and independence. Even though mall visits are out of the question right now, she is still able to go for drives and, most importantly, have physically distant outdoor visits with her loved ones.

    Claudette is grateful for the increased independence the power seat gives her. At 56 years old, she has been supported by St.Amant since childhood and was one of the first to move into a community home. She values the ability to get out into her neighbourhood without having to rely on Handi-Transit or van sharing and continues to find joy in these excursions despite the current COVID-19 restrictions.

    Your generous support that made this possible for Claudette. THANK YOU!

     


  • Local wine retailers offering Valentine’s special in support of St.Amant

  • January 29, 2021
  • Starting on January 29, you can purchase a bottle of Ocaso Wine in support of St.Amant Foundation at Calabria Market & Fine Wines, The Winehouse or G.J. Andrews Food & Wine Shoppe.

    Purchase a bottle of:

    • Ocaso Reserva Malbec
    • Ocaso Malbec
    • Ocaso Torrontés

    $2 from each bottle sold will be donated to St.Amant Foundation while supplies last.

    Thank you to Gouguenheim for their partnership!

    To purchase your wine:

    Calabria Market & Fine Wines
    Order Online (click here)

    Or in-person:
    139 Scurfield Blvd
    204-487-1700

    Hours:

    • Monday – Thursday: 9am – 7pm
    • Friday: 9am – 9pm
    • Saturday: 9am – 7pm
    • Sunday: Noon – 6pm


    G.J. Andrews Food & Wine Shoppe

    In-person:
    384 Academy Road
    204-487-7300
    gjandrews@gjandrews.ca

    Hours:

    • Monday – Saturday 9am to 8pm
    • Sunday 12pm to 5pm


    The Winehouse
    Order Online (click here)

    Or in-person:
    110-1600 Kenaston Blvd
    204-275-6660
    info@ticoswinehouse.com

    Hours:

    • Monday and Tuesday – 11am to 7pm
    • Wednesday through Saturday – 11am to 9pm
    • Sunday – 12pm – 6pm

    We encourage you to double check hours of operation with the wine stores as we can’t guarantee that this is the most up-to-date information.