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Free The Spirit Festival

Saturday, September 24
10AM – 2PM
St.Amant, 440 River Road 


Congrats to Laurie O. for signing up and raising $15 before June 24.  She won a $100 gift certificate for Red River Co-op!



What is the Free The Spirit Festival?

It’s a celebration! We’re inviting all of the people we support, our staff, volunteers, your family & friends and the whole community to celebrate the value of people with developmental disabilities and autism in an inclusive environment. Admission is free and after the fundraising walk, the Buhler Gardens will be set up with food, games, music and a petting zoo – activities for the whole family.

The Festival is free for all to attend!

Why are we raising funds?

St.Amant works to improve the quality of life of people with developmental disabilities in Manitoba so they can fulfill their true potential. Our goal is to provide supports to each individuals that enhance choice and quality of life. Proceeds from the Festival will support:

  • St.Amant Leisure Guide: similar to the City of Winnipeg’s program however offering modified activities specifically tailored to one’s ability (e.g. crafts, dance, swim, Funky Monkey café, etc)
  • Recreation: support positive social relationships, restores balance in life and provides a variety of choices (e.g. attend sporting and cultural events, community activities, or even have the chance to visit one’s family that live out of Winnipeg)
  • Personal Items & Equipment: priority to support the purchase of prescription glasses, hearing aids, power units for lifts, speech and communication devices, dental procedures
  • Education & Technology: provide an opportunity to continue post- secondary education, literacy and computer classes, driver’s education course, tutoring and more with the appropriate technology needs to help ensure a positive experience.

How can you help?

Festival schedule:

10:00 Welcome! Artisans’ Market, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Kids’ Activities open
10:45 Warm-up Begins
11:00 Walk begins down River Road to St. Mary’s and back
11:00 BBQ starts
1:45 50/50 Draw Winner Announced

Live entertainment: TBA

Free The Spirit Festival Artisans Market
Attendees can browse and shop an Artisans Market during the Festival. We’re looking for vendors of hand-made or locally made products to offer to over 700 guests. Click here for more information. The vendors will donate 10% of the day’s earnings to the St.Amant Foundation.

Free The Spirit Festival 50/50 Tickets
You can purchase a 50/50 ticket for $10 at the front reception desk at 440 River Road, including weekends. Tickets will be available to purchase at the Festival, with the draw happening at 1:45 pm on Saturday, September 24. Want to help raise even more funds for St.Amant – and grow the jackpot? We’re looking for St.Amant employees, volunteers and friends who want to sell 50/50 tickets. Please contact Jocelyne at jnicolas@stamant.ca or call 204-258-7050 if you can help!

The top individual fundraiser will earn a FREE week stay at Elkhorn Resort Spa & Conference Centre? A 3-bedroom cabin awaits you in Riding Mountain National Park!

More information is still to come, check this page often! For more information or to help setup a fundraising page email jnicolas@stamant.ca.