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November 10, 2022

Help Cole Fight Inflation

Inflation. We’ve all heard the word, but what it means for each of us is different. Food. Clothing. Transportation. It all costs more. Many of us are feeling the pinch, but when you live on a fixed income like many of the people supported by St.Amant, that pinch is more like a squeeze and can […]

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June 17, 2022

Unexpected Generosity from Top Canadian Athlete

In 2018, Leanne Taylor was in a bike accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down. Throughout her recovery, she dreamed of completing a Para-triathlon. In four short years, she has transformed the Manitoban Triathlon landscape and is currently ranked top 10 in the world as a para-athlete. She knows first-hand how important, and […]

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May 20, 2022

Making the Ride a Little Easier for Everyone

Naomi and Junsay heard the word autism for the first time when their son Isaiah was diagnosed at age three. “We had no idea what that meant for him, for our family, we didn’t know how to help him,” said Naomi. This is when the Mateo family was first introduced to St.Amant and the Autism […]

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May 10, 2022

Jarrid Loves a Good Mystery!

Thanks to your donation, Jarrid now has new mysteries to solve during the St.Amant APPLE program. APPLE is an acronym for Adult Program: People Learning Everyday. This class combines learning, literacy, and socializing. Facilitators Denise and Ed tailor class content to the interests of their participants. Your recent support helped to purchase new learning tools. […]

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May 03, 2022

You Built Confidence & Connections

Jackie is a Special Olympics alpine skier, crafter extraordinaire, and has a passion for healthy eating and exercise. She receives services from St.Amant’s Supported Independent Living program and has enjoyed many of the virtual cooking and crafting workshops offered since the pandemic began. St.Amant Foundation donors made those classes and 100+ other virtual recreation opportunities […]

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April 28, 2022

When Bricks and Mortar Save Lives

No one should have to live with the fear that they can’t keep their family member safe. And thanks to you, a $4 Million Stabilization Unit renovation will mean more families will have the help they need. “Our family was in crisis – (my son) Trey was out of control. After months of chaos and […]

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March 30, 2022

Scarlett’s Story: Building Important Life Skills

St.Amant autism classrooms help preschool-aged children with autism develop important life and social skills – and they couldn’t do it without donors like you. Melanie’s daughter Scarlett is a student in one of the classrooms. Scarlett is glad to be there, but Melanie wasn’t sure at first, “This is the first time in her life […]

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March 29, 2022

Matthew’s Story: Receiving a Sense of Purpose

Having a job gives Matthew a sense of purpose and spending money for independence. It’s because of you that Matthew still has a job. Every week he delivers flyers in his neighbourhood. As winter approached, Matthew didn’t have the gear needed for deliveries. With your support, he purchased boots, gloves, and a warm jacket, plus a sled […]

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March 01, 2022

Spread Some Sunshine Fund Seeks Applications

How would you spread some sunshine with $250? Get creative and think of something special you can do that will bring some positivity and light to the world. Four $250 awards will be given to celebrate Devin Ramdoyal’s life and commitment to connecting, supporting, and lifting up the friends he volunteered with at St.Amant. Apply by March 20, […]

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February 22, 2022

Manitoba Moose Launch 2022 Autism Acceptance Campaign in support of St.Amant Foundation

St.Amant Foundation has proudly partnered for a seventh year with the Manitoba Moose for an Autism Acceptance campaign in support of St.Amant Autism Programs. The campaign officially kicks off on Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m. when the Moose face the Rockford IceHogs at Canada Life Centre.This year’s campaign brings a few changes with it. […]

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February 16, 2022

Statement Regarding Visitations at St.Amant

In response to an article first published on February 15 in Fortune / Bloomberg online publication, where St.Amant is mentioned as a care facility that does not allow unvaccinated family members to visit, we would like to share the following information. St.Amant’s Health & Transition Services’ current pandemic visitation practice is in line with Manitoba […]

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February 01, 2022

St.Amant Foundation Chosen as Jenna Rae Cakes’ Community Initiative of the Month

Jenna Rae Cakes has chosen St.Amant Foundation as their Community Initiative of the Month for February!  What does this mean? A portion of all cupcake sales throughout the month of February will be donated to St.Amant Foundation.What can you do?  Spread the word to friends and family, purchase, and enjoy delicious cupcakes knowing you are making a […]

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November 16, 2021

Stabilization keeps families together

St.Amant Foundation is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of a $4 million capital project that is years in the making. The St.Amant Stabilization Service is the only short-term stabilization for people with developmental disabilities in the Province. With the substantial renovation St.Amant will be able to reach more families in crisis in need of skilled […]

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November 10, 2021

Andrea’s Story: Essential Equipment Elevates Social Life

Spending 8-16 hours a day in a wheelchair means that comfort and support is not a luxury but a necessity. Wheelchair users will tell you that an ill-fitting wheelchair will cause pressure sores, issues with posture, difficulty with eating and digestion and can lead to being confined to home or worse bed. Andie is one […]

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October 25, 2021

Bobbilyn’s Story: In Need of a Life-Changing Device

Fixed incomes and the absence of extended health benefits mean critical tools are often financially out of reach for the people we support. Without your help, many people with disabilities will not have access to basic personal health items and medical equipment, and needs like hearing aids and mobility devices will go unmet. Your gift […]

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September 17, 2021

You helped raise over $90,000 – WOW

Your contribution will go towards the renovation of the St.Amant Stabilization Unit, which will help countless families who are at immediate risk and near-total family breakdown. Thanks to you, more families in crisis will have access to immediate stabilization care.   Here are a few photos taken on the course – CLICK HERE to view. Congratulations […]

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August 11, 2021

Autism Ride Raffle Winning Numbers Announced

Prize #1 – Beer for a Year from Fort Garry Brewing Winning ticket: 0446116 Prize #2 – 2021 Harley Davidson Sportster XL883N-Iron (Blue Denim) ​Winning ticket: 0446139 Special thanks to our generous supporters: – Motorcycle provided by Harley-Davidson Winnipeg with support from Jason Sargent and family. – Beer provided by Fort Garry Brewing Company (Official) […]

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August 03, 2021

And the winners are in!!

Prize #1 – Beer for a Year from Fort Garry Brewing Winning ticket: 0446116 Prize #2 – 2021 Harley Davidson Sportster XL883N-Iron (Blue Denim) ​Winning ticket: 0446139 Special thanks to our generous supporters: – Motorcycle provided by Harley-Davidson Winnipeg with support from Jason Sargent and family. – Beer provided by Fort Garry Brewing Company (Official) […]

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July 06, 2021

Staying Connected and Safe with Virtual Events

For over a year we have been asked to isolate and stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19. In an attempt to stay connected with old friends, build new friendships, and create a sense of belonging, St.Amant Foundation and Volunteer Services collaborated to deliver virtual events to the people we support. These events have […]

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June 29, 2021

Tracy’s Story

Tracy lights up every room she enters. She greets everyone with a smile and makes friends wherever she goes. She is out-going and personable and has been missing the friends she used to meet up with at St.Amant FM Café. To stay connected with the people that are important to her, she has been using […]

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June 03, 2021

You Can Help Andre Find His Voice

Andre attends St.Amant School and he is a delightful student who works really hard. His teacher Mei Shu says: “Andre has strong motivation and ability to learn. He loves all kinds of activities in the classroom: morning routine, word searches, being the cashier in the shopping games and math! He works very hard on his […]

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May 20, 2021

Donors funded important research studying quality of life

The St.Amant Research Centre improves the quality of life of people with developmental disabilities through research and education. Your donation helps to fund this innovative research! Historically, people with developmental disabilities lived in congregate care settings. Over the past few decades, as the trends and rights for people with disabilities evolved, community living was identified […]

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May 18, 2021

Summer Tagged Fish Contest supports St.Amant Foundation

Buy a Falcon Lake Year Round Tagged Fish Ticket & support St.Amant while you fish this summer! If you or someone you know visits Falcon Lake over the summer, consider purchasing a ticket to the Summer Tagged Fish Contest. Anyone can participate, just buy your tagged fish ticket for $20 and you’ll have a chance […]

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May 13, 2021

You Kept The Learning Going

Disruptions in routine are difficult for Colby and his mother Natalie and the COVID-19 shut down of the St.Amant School was especially hard given the journey they had getting there. St.Amant School was Colby’s fifth school and Natalie says “it was life changing for us all”. Colby struggled with safety concerns and anxiety and his […]

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May 12, 2021

Donors Bring Joy To Jenna’s Neighbourhood

Jenna adores books. Wherever you see Jenna, whether at home or out and about, she has a book in her hands. Her favourites are Little Critter books or the Berenstain Bears.   She uses these books to communicate with family and friends by pointing at certain pictures from the books. Her dad, Doug says, “Jenna’s […]

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May 11, 2021

Dalen’s Story: Finding His Voice

I’d like to introduce you to Dalen. He is an adorable seven year old and is part of a large family. He has an infectious smile and eyes that sparkle. Due to a spinal cord injury at birth and some complex medical needs, he is ventilator-dependent and has very limited mobility. He is non-verbal and, […]

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May 11, 2021

Dalen’s Story: Finding His Voice

I’d like to introduce you to Dalen. He is an adorable seven year old and is part of a large family. He has an infectious smile and eyes that sparkle. Due to a spinal cord injury at birth and some complex medical needs, he is ventilator-dependent and has very limited mobility. He is non-verbal and, […]

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April 22, 2021

You Laid The Groundwork for Wonderful Friendships

A love of fashion and formal events brought Kiara and Marda together and your support provided them with an evening of beautiful dresses, tiaras and the chance to make some amazing memories. FM Café, also funded by your generosity, and their love of music and lights, helped solidify a connection between Rachele and Marda. These […]

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April 02, 2021

Manitoba Moose Launch Autism Awareness Jersey Auction

In the past 5 years, the Manitoba Moose donated over $66,000 to outfit 5 classrooms where preschool-aged children with autism come every day to learn, to make friends and to prepare for kindergarten. From games, classroom software, iPads, learning tools, art supplies, toys, – all the items in a classroom that make it interesting are […]

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April 02, 2021

St.Amant Foundation highlights partnership with Sookram’s Brewing Co. on World Autism Awareness Day

On World Autism Awareness Day, St.Amant Foundation would like to highlight a wonderful partnership that supports the St.Amant Autism Programs. Andrew Sookram and wife Kristin became involved with St.Amant when their son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder more than seven years ago. Andrew recounts the support they received and the difference it made for […]

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March 18, 2021

Shenanigans On The Beach offers new Sweet & Spicy BLT Burger in support of St.Amant Foundation

We’re thankful for Shenanigans On The Beach‘s new Sweet & Spicy BLT Marky Burger in support of St.Amant Foundation!   All year, half the proceeds from the Marky Burger are donated to St.Amant Foundation in memory of Mark Carreiro. Check them out in Winnipeg Beach!

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March 09, 2021

Virtual recreation made possible thanks to your generous support!

Your donation dollars and some generous grant makers are making it possible for more than 2,100 people supported by St.Amant, along with their families and staff, to participate in a wide variety of virtual recreation. Thank you! Thanks to your donation, people we support have been having all sorts of virtual fun! There’s been weekly […]

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March 09, 2021

Ten Years of Making Lives Better

This year marks ten years that Juliette Mucha is with the St.Amant Foundation. In that time, she has increased donations by more than a million dollars.  “Juliette is a natural relationship builder, an exceptional brand champion and story-teller and one heck of a fundraiser,” said John Leggat, President & CEO. She has formed deep, trusting […]

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February 28, 2021

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

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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February 19, 2021

Bell MTS Volunteers support St.Amant during pandemic

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 […]

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February 12, 2021

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

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 […]

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February 05, 2021

Claudette’s Story: Riding in Style

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 […]

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January 29, 2021

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

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 […]

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January 21, 2021

Inclusion Project Apparel supports St.Amant Autism Classrooms

Marnie Omichinski speaks about her new venture with a passion that is infectious.  Last fall, this busy working mom began The Inclusion Project apparel line. Her motivation is to build awareness and support around autism and to create a sense of community for herself and her family. It is dedicated to individuals and families touched […]

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January 07, 2021

Jacqueline’s Story: Finding peace and tranquility

Jacqueline will tell you that painting changed her life. While looking for a hobby, she tried many things, but there is just something about acrylic painting that makes all the difference for Jacqueline. She creates beautiful art, and even more importantly, it supports her mental and physical health in ways that surprised everyone.    She […]

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October 27, 2020

Mothers Share Stories of Crisis and Gratitude

Dear friend, Imagine being a parent and living with the knowledge that you cannot keep your child safe. The constant worry, the sleepless nights. The anxiety of always being on alert. Your gift today will provide a refuge for a family in crisis and lift a huge weight off the shoulders of those that need […]

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October 20, 2020

Patrick’s Story: A man of many interests

Patrick is 41 years of age and is supported by St.Amant’s Community Residential Program. Patrick and his support team are always exploring new and exciting ways for him to explore his neighborhood and he loves outdoor activities. Biking, hiking, swinging on swings and jumping on trampolines are all regular choices for him. Your support recently […]

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October 07, 2020

Share your team spirit by getting your replica Grey Cup ring in support of St.Amant Foundation

St.Amant Foundation has partnered with Baron® Championship Rings, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to establish a fundraising campaign. For a limited time: 10% of each ring sale will be donated to St.Amant Foundation to help support the build of a new community early learning classroom for preschool children with autism. A portion of the ring sales […]

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September 14, 2020

CTV Morning Live Highlights Free the Spirit Festival – Virtual Edition Participants

CTV Morning Live promoted the Free the Spirit Festival with interviews throughout the morning with people participating in this year’s virtual edition. Interview with Marda Bone, supported by Community Residential Program Interview with Kevin Betzold, son-in-law of long-time Foundation supporter Gil Robert Interview with Juliette Mucha, Director, St.Amant Foundation Interview with John Leggat, President & […]

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September 11, 2020

Rachele Rides in Style!

Rachele has a renewed love of cycling after attending the 2019 iCan Shine Winnipeg Bike Camp, hosted by St.Amant Foundation. “She enjoyed herself so much and met so many people while she was there!” says support staff Pamela. It soon became obvious that these new skills meant she needed a new, bigger bike. Donations to […]

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August 26, 2020

Specialized Footwear Makes a World of Difference

Alec has never liked to wear shoes. It doesn’t matter how harsh the weather or how rough the terrain, his refusal to wear shoes has been unrelenting. His mother, Rhonda recalls many battles over footwear. “Several shoes have been thrown out the windows of moving vehicles over the years. He just hates shoes.” This aversion […]

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August 20, 2020

Michelle is on the move

Michelle is 41 years old and in June of 2019, she moved from her parent’s house into her own home supported by St.Amant’s Community Residential Program. Michelle uses an electric wheelchair to get around but her chair is aging and requires frequent repairs. Each time her chair needs to be fixed, it means that she […]

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July 30, 2020

Shannon’s Story: Going the distance for St.Amant

Shannon Hargreaves, St.Amant Occupational Therapist, has a love of triathlons. She trains all year round and competes during the summer months. In 2019, Shannon qualified to compete at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Age Group World Grand Final in August. Unfortunately, the ITU World Championships have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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July 28, 2020

Virtual volunteers bring story time joy

An email from St.Amant asked: “Want to make someone’s day?” and Brigette and Neneth, two members of the Employee Charitable Contribution Committee (ECCC) from The Winnipeg Foundation, replied with an enthusiastic “Yes!” These two friends and co-workers joined forces to be virtual volunteers and read stories via Zoom to a group of people supported through […]

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July 22, 2020

You make summer getaways possible

Manitoba summers are glorious. They are sun filled beach days and dripping cones of ice cream followed by seemingly endless evenings around campfires with the scent of toasted marshmallows, wood smoke (and sometimes, bug spray). This is the stuff Manitoba summers are made of, and because of your generosity, dozens of people supported by St.Amant […]

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May 29, 2020

J’s Story: Riding towards Independence

J is happiest when he has a consistent schedule and lots of routine in his day. Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown of services, 21-year old J, who is supported by St.Amant Home Share program, spent his weekdays attending the St.Amant School. There, his days were filled with classes, activities, and community field trips. At school, […]

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May 22, 2020

Matching gift doubles your donation for COVID-19 relief

Download PDF Version Recent stay at home orders and physical distancing recommendations have given us a taste of the isolation and loneliness that many people with disabilities feel; not just during a global pandemic, but every day. We are reminded daily of the importance of connection, communication and community. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced […]

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May 12, 2020

Danya’s Story: Still Dreaming

Before the lockdown, Dayna was planning the trip of a lifetime; a week on the West Coast with her Home Share family made possible by your generous donations. It’s always been her dream to see the ocean, wildlife, and ferry boats. Since birth, Dayna, 22, has battled fragile health. She has liver disease, trouble breathing, […]

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May 12, 2020

Dayna’s Story: Still Dreaming

Before the lockdown, Dayna was planning the trip of a lifetime; a week on the West Coast with her foster family made possible by your generous donations. It’s always been her dream to see the ocean, wildlife, and ferry boats. Since birth, Dayna, 22, has battled fragile health. She has liver disease, trouble breathing, and […]

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May 12, 2020

Jennifer’s Story: Hoping for Connection

Meet Jennifer. Jennifer is very outgoing and her days were once filled with activities. Before the COVID-19 crisis hit Manitoba, she attended a day program three days a week, and volunteered at St.Amant the other two weekdays. On weekends, she enjoyed visiting various breweries and bars, swimming and hanging out with her friends. Like all […]

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May 11, 2020

St.Amant Foundation shares success stories

Our donors made last year a great success and you can read all about it in St.Amant Foundation’s spring newsletter! When negative news abounds, these stories of joy and triumph will provide a welcome respite. This spring newsletter shares only a handful of the amazing outcomes that the generous support of donors made possible. You […]

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March 25, 2020

Tickets on sale for online 50/50 draw in support of St.Amant autism classrooms

The Falcon Lake Winter Fish-Off is cancelled but you can still win boatloads of cash by purchasing your online 50/50 tickets, starting today! Last year’s winner took home $12,000 in cash! The 50/50 and all prize draws will be broadcast via Facebook Live on Saturday, March 28 at 2pm at www.facebook.com/winterfishoff. Every ticket sold multiply the winnings. Proceeds […]

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January 06, 2020

Discounted Manitoba Moose Autism Awareness Game Tickets On Sale

St.Amant Foundation has partnered for a 5th year for the Autism Awareness hockey game. The Manitoba Moose and True North Youth Foundation are providing a discounted rate to St.Amant staff, families and friends. This discounted rate is only applicable for the Sunday, March 1st game. Tickets are $7 each. Game details: Sunday, March 1 at 2pm […]

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December 04, 2019

Thankful for igniting a spark

When a young person connects with a horse, it’s powerful. You’ve been making this happen for four young women this fall. Every day, we’re thankful for you. For #ThankfulThursday we want to share a specific reason why. Every single day, children & adults with disabilities are experiencing a better life, because of your generosity. Yesterday, […]

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November 25, 2019

St.Amant’s Gift Wrap & Coat Check returns for 10th year

  The Christmas countdown is on and what better way to make your rushed to-do list more manageable than to stop by the St.Amant gift wrap and coat check at St. Vital Centre?  Since 2010, shoppers have raised more than $189,000 for St.Amant Foundation by visiting the gift wrap and coat check station. And year after year, […]

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November 22, 2019

St.Amant Spirit Cottage Celebrates 5 Years of Dream Getaways

The St.Amant Spirit Cottage by Hans Kraus Family & Qualico is celebrating five years as a fully accessible retreat for children and adults supported by St.Amant to connect with nature, play in an inspiring and safe environment, enjoy spontaneous adventure and delight in recreation year-round. The cottage is open for morning, afternoon, evening, all day […]

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November 19, 2019

Hilary Druxman Launches “Distinctive Values” Necklace to Support St.Amant Foundation

Today, Winnipeg’s top jewelry designer, Hilary Druxman, released this gorgeous – and affordable – signature necklace designed for St.Amant, just in time for the season of giving!  The sterling silver necklace is named Distinctive Values, and is inspired by the distinctive tusks of elephants large and small. Tusks are used for digging, lifting, gathering food […]

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October 23, 2019

Canadian Wrestling’s Elite (CWE) event rocks the house

Thanks to you, a gym packed full of people booing, cheering, and heckling all got to experience the dazzling spectacle of elite Canadian wrestling — in the gym at St.Amant’s 440 River Road location. Willis,  lives in a community home in Windsor Park and he’s supported by St.Amant. Willis was on the edge of his […]

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July 19, 2019

You Can Help Give Bikes To People Who Are Waiting To Ride

Teddy loves riding a bike, but the tricycle he was given years ago is so worn out that it needs constant repairs. Teddy will soon get a new bike that’s adapted to meet his needs and abilities, but four other men with disabilities are on St. Amant Foundation’s waiting list for their own. Your donation […]

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July 12, 2019

Limited spaces remain for iCan Shine Bike Camp Winnipeg

St.Amant Foundation has partnered with iCan Shine Bike Camp Winnipeg to offer those who were supported by St.Amant an opportunity to learn how to ride a bicycle. It is a 5-day program that helps someone learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently.  iCanBike conducts 5-day camps across North America which consist of five 75-minute bike-riding sessions […]

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July 05, 2019

Volunteers needed for bike camp

We’re in need of 10 volunteers for the upcoming iCan Shine Bike Camp in Winnipeg. This is a great opportunity to be a part of an amazing journey for those that will be learning to ride a bike! Plus, lunch and a free t-shirt are provided.  The expression, “just like riding a bike,” is often […]

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June 28, 2019

See The Difference You Make

Your donations have helped to provide advanced assistive technology so Rebecca Kozak can see everything she’s working on, despite being legally blind. Rebecca was born with Bilateral Retinal Blastoma, a rare form of cancer causing tumors on her retinas. Her vision fluctuates throughout the day and at best, she can see at 20 feet what […]

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May 18, 2019

Dalip Shekhawat Conquers Mount Everest!

St.Amant School teacher Dalip Shekhawat safely reached the peak of Mount Everest on May 16 and has descended the summit. More details will be shared as soon as they are available. In the meantime, if you’d like to celebrate Dalip’s epic journey in support of St.Amant Foundation, you can donate at his fundraising page. He’s about […]

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March 11, 2019

Risking It All To Reach The Top Of The World

Dalip Shekhawat is preparing to raise a St.Amant flag at the peak of Mount Everest. A teacher in St.Amant School, Dalip is training up to seven hours a day to climb the summit of the world’s highest mountain, all in support of St.Amant Foundation. It’s considered one of humankind’s most heroic and legendary journeys. Each […]

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March 11, 2019

Manitoba Moose’s Autism Awareness campaign starts off strong

St.Amant Foundation has partnered for a fourth year with the Manitoba Moose for an Autism Awareness campaign in support of St.Amant Autism Programs. The campaign officially launched on Saturday, March 9, when the Moose faced the Rockford IceHogs at Bell MTS Place for their Autism Awareness Game presented by Red River Co-op. The Moose won […]

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March 07, 2019

Beyond Words: Jackson’s Story

You could chalk it up to a mother’s intuition. It’s hard to explain but Jamie Pope always knew her son Jackson had autism. From the time he was born, Jackson Pentland —now age three — wouldn’t sleep, needed to be constantly held, wouldn’t settle and couldn’t be entertained. Jamie had to sleep sitting up and she kept telling […]

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February 22, 2019

Manitoba Moose launch 2019 Autism Awareness Campaign in support of St.Amant

St.Amant Foundation has partnered for a fourth year with the Manitoba Moose for an Autism Awareness campaign in support of St.Amant Autism Programs. The campaign officially launches on Saturday, March 9 at 6 pm when the Moose face the Rockford IceHogs at Bell MTS Place for their Autism Awareness Game presented by Red River Co-op. […]

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February 20, 2019

Wild Winter Canoe Race Reports Stunning Results

The 2019 Wild Winter Canoe Race results are in and support for the cool annual event was outst anding! Volunteers, donors, sponsors and participants helped raise over $100,000 in gross income for the Sharing Together Partager Ensemble Fund. St.Amant had four teams participating this year at Shaw Park. “Congratulations to you all – so many […]

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February 01, 2019

Discounted Tickets Available for Manitoba Moose Autism Awareness Game

St.Amant Foundation has partnered for a fourth year with the Manitoba Moose for the Autism Awareness game in support of St.Amant. The Manitoba Moose and True North Youth Foundation are providing an incredible discount to St.Amant staff! The discount is only for the Saturday, March 9 game. Tickets are $5 each and only 500 discounted […]

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January 08, 2019

That’s A Wrap

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 […]

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January 05, 2019

Wild Winter Canoe Race ignites the warmth of community

The St.Amant Foundation is proud to be a charity partner of the Wild Winter Canoe Race on Saturday, February 16 at Shaw Park. This is a race like no other with teams of five ‘foot-paddling’ their canoes to the finish line in head to head heats as they try to win big prizes. Come out and cheer […]

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November 23, 2018

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

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 […]

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November 21, 2018

Cinnaholic supporting St.Amant Foundation on Giving Tuesday

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 […]

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November 15, 2018

St.Amant Foundation partners with Wild Winter Canoe Race

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 […]

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November 02, 2018

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

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. […]

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September 29, 2018

Winning Numbers for Free the Spirit Lottery

Winning Free the Spirit Lottery Numbers: Ticket: 6604 Ticket: 3417 Ticket: 6762 Thank you & congrats to the winners!

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August 14, 2018

St.Amant Foundation Announces 2018-19 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 […]

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June 12, 2018

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

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 […]

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May 31, 2018

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

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 […]

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May 23, 2018

$1.4 Million Living Unit Opening at St.Amant’s River Road Place

There’s no place like home or the place you call home for awhile. St.Amant’s River Road Place was built nearly a century ago and with just a few small renovations, the living areas in the complex care facility are far from homey for the over 100 people who stay there at any given time. “We’re […]

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April 27, 2018

A Meaningful Legacy

Janet Franczyk is a committed and devoted mother, a successful retired business woman, a top fundraiser for the St.Amant Free the Spirit Festival and also a thoughtful planner. As soon as you meet Janet, you know that she enjoys engaging and getting to know the people around her. She has many community connections and a […]

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April 12, 2018

Unleash your creative spirit at Paint Nite in support of the St.Amant

Unleash your creative spirit for Mental Health Month! The Health & Wellness Committee has organized a Paint Nite in support of the St.Amant Foundation. Unwind with guided painting, laughing, and maybe a few beverages. Best of all, $15 of your ticket price will go back to support the St.Amant Foundation. When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 […]

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March 02, 2018

St.Amant Foundation & Manitoba Moose Launch 2018 Autism Awareness Campaign

Manitoba Moose Hockey Club is proud to announce the beginning of this season’s Autism Awareness campaign, highlighted by Autism Awareness Day, presented by Red River Co-op in support of the St.Amant Foundation, on Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m. CT. Throughout the month of March, leading up to Autism Awareness Day, limited edition autographed player […]

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January 29, 2018

Gimli Ice Festival’s Country Music Winter Series supports St.Amant Foundation

This Saturday is the first night of the Country Music Winter Series promoting the Gimili Ice Festival. Proceeds support the St.Amant Foundation. The series features a concert every Saturday night throughout February, leading up to the festival on March 3rd & 4th. The Homespun Poets return to the Gimli Ice Festival to entertain with their […]

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January 15, 2018

3rd annual Santa’s Run a success

Participants and donors for the Santa’s Run in memory of Drew Murray held on December 22nd helped raise over $11,600 to ensure that others like Drew can benefit from meaningful experiences through St.Amant.

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January 14, 2018

Thank you to our community partners for their support

The United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg for their donation of holiday gifts to children supported by St.Amant at River Road Place. The St. Boniface-St. Vital Kiwanis who donated $8,000 from their annual Fall Fundraising Dinner The Manitoba Prairie Quilters for their donation of a beautiful quilt in memory of one of their members.

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November 30, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year …and our elves can help busy shoppers!

Since 2008, volunteers have been wrapping gifts and checking coats all in support of St.Amant. “This year, most of our volunteer shifts filled up in a 24-hour period, we have so many return volunteers who love to support St.Amant, get in the holiday spirit and help busy people!” said Juliette Mucha, Director of St.Amant Foundation. […]

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November 29, 2017

People are at the heart of St.Amant, organization named one of Manitoba’s Top Employers

This morning, St.Amant was officially announced as one of Manitoba’s top 30 employers in a special supplement in the Winnipeg Free Press. As St.Amant approaches a milestone with their 60th anniversary in 2019, the organization continues to be a leader in service delivery for people with developmental disabilities and autism. St.Amant now has over 1,800 […]

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October 15, 2017

Manitobans raised an incredible $175,000 at the Free the Spirit Festival

Because of you, we raised an incredible $175,000 at the Free the Spirit Festival! Your enthusiasm for quality care for people with developmental disabilities and autism is contagious, and because you inspired your friends and family to give, we achieved one of our most successful festivals ever! From raising pledges to buying lottery tickets, your […]

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October 11, 2017

Support St.Amant at St. Vital Centre’s Behind Closed Doors

Tickets are now on sale for the hottest shopping event of the year! When you purchase your ticket to St. Vital Centre’s Behind Closed Doors from St.Amant Foundation 100% of the proceeds will go towards your favourite charity! On November 18, St. Vital Centre’s Behind Closed Doors will be an after-hours evening of wall to […]

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September 11, 2017

Team fundraising is the way to go

St.Amant has great staff and volunteers, who are engaged in the Foundation’s fundraising initiatives. A perfect example of this is our CHERing the Rainbow team that has been raising funds as a team since 2009. They have already exceeded their fundraising goal and doubled what they raised last year! We approached them to get some […]

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September 06, 2017

Festival Kickoff Lunch Party at St.Amant

The Free the Spirit Festival is Saturday, September 30th but the St.Amant Foundation invites everyone to the Festival Kickoff Lunch Party on Wednesday, September 13th from 11am – 1pm! Habanero Sombrero Food Truck and PimpMyRice Inc will be there! Plus we’ll have Mini Donuts and free slushies. It all happens in our parking lot at […]

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September 06, 2017

Win $10,000 in the Free The Spirit Lottery

Tickets are now available to purchase and sell for the Free the Spirit Lottery. Win $10,000, $1,000 or $500 on September 30. Purchase tickets at St.Amant’s front desk, or ask for a pack to sell to family & friends. You can also buy online and share the link with your friends! bit.ly/FestivalLottery. LGA-1081-RF.

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August 15, 2017

You can make a difference in the lives of Fiona & Quaid!

Quaid is a happy, easy going little boy and his smile can light up a room! He loves playing with his toys, going to school and enjoys watching cartoons. He is very sociable, loves interacting with people, and is always looking forward to new adventures like outings with the school. Fiona is a fun, loving […]

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August 08, 2017

St.Amant represented at Torch of Dignity Relay

On Monday, August 7, Manitobans for Human Rights held the Torch of Dignity Relay. Cities around the world held relays to spread the message of human rights and human dignity. This year’s relay was in the historic Kildonan Park and proceeded down Main St. to the Oodena Celebration Circle at the historic Forks site. Dustin, […]

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August 08, 2017

GoodLife Kids Foundation boosts St.Amant Leisure Guide

This spring the St.Amant Leisure Guide got a boost from the GoodLife Kids Foundation to support children’s physical activity programs. GoodLife Kids Foundation donated $4,000 to ensure physical activity options are available for children with disabilities through the Leisure Guide. The cheque was presented on July 26 at the grand opening of the Grant Park […]

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July 24, 2017

Lawn Scrabble & BBQ in support of St.Amant Foundation

Register for the 2nd Annual Lawn Scrabble & BBQ held at 458 Silverdale Ave in Winnipeg Beach on Sunday, August 27. Pre-registration is required for teams of 2-4, plus prizes for the winning team and a silent auction. Call Odette at 204-389-5265 to register.

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July 23, 2017

Autism classrooms benefit from WaveRunner raffle

We’re grateful to everyone supporting the WaveRunner raffle! The lucky winners were Marcey Dveris & Neil Mackinnon who took home a 2017 Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO with trailer and accessories valued at over $20,000! (LGA-1081RF) Special thanks to West Hawk Marina and Yamaha for their generous contribution to support St.Amant Autism Programs – ensuring children […]

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July 11, 2017

Nothing slows down top fundraiser

Janet Franczyk (left) enjoying a visit with Juliette Mucha, Director St.Amant Foundation. Not much can slow down Janet Franczyk. Even from her bed while she’s recovering from surgery, Janet is calling friends and family to ensure they will renew their pledge for the Free the Spirit Festival. She may not be able to participate in […]

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June 26, 2017

Apply to be a Vendor for the Free the Spirit Festival Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

The Free the Spirit Festival is more than a festival! It’s an opportunity to support and celebrate the diversity within our community at this inclusive outdoor event in support of St.Amant Foundation. Everyone is invited to attend (for FREE)! The Festival, attended by over 600 people, starts with a 2k walk for all to enjoy, […]

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June 19, 2017

Call for Volunteers for BubbleRun 5K Winnipeg

BubbleRun 5K Winnipeg Sunday, June 25th 6:30am – 11:30am Assiniboia Downs Volunteers will assist with traffic flow, operating bubble bogs on the course, registration, merchandise sales, and handing out high fives. Volunteers will be provided a volunteer event shirt and bottled water. The St.Amant Foundation will receive a donation for each volunteer that helps out. […]

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May 10, 2017

Charity BBQ in support of St.Amant on Saturday, May 13

Come out for the great deals at the Dakota Red River Co-op on Saturday, May 13, and stay for the St. Amant Charity Barbecue from 11:30am – 3:30pm. Red River Co-op Food Store 850 Dakota Ave Winnipeg  

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May 09, 2017

How your generosity has helped over the past year

Over this past year, your support has raised over $1.7 million. Every contribution directly improves the quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities supported by St.Amant every day! Your generosity helps fund: The St.Amant Leisure Guide and FM Café– Your contributions have created the opportunity for nearly 400 people to participate in […]

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May 08, 2017

Wildlife photography exhibit in support of St.Amant Foundation

A wildlife photography exhibit by Jean-Pierre Parenty has its opening night on Friday, May 26 from 7pm – 11pm at X-Cues Cafe Lounge. Net proceeds of art sales go towards St.Amant Foundation. Prints of the photography are also available for purchase. The exhibit is on display until July 21, 2017. X-Cues Cafe Lounge 551 Sargent Avenue A […]

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May 03, 2017

$1000 Post-Secondary Scholarship For St.Amant Volunteers

At the encouragement of Mr. Ed Guertin of the St. Boniface-St. Vital Kiwanis Club, a Student Scholarship Fund was established as an award for students graduating from high school or presently enrolled in a post-secondary institution. In support of the St.Amant’s Student Volunteer Program, the scholarship recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution through […]

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March 30, 2017

HeARTful evening a success

Your generosity made the Spirited Art Soirée, presented by IMT, a success! Thank you for raising $42,000 by bidding on artwork created by people supported by St.Amant.You’re creating leisure and recreation opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and autism, and supporting autism research at the St.Amant Research Centre. Please watch the video shown at the […]

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March 27, 2017

Manitoba Moose Autism Awareness Jersey Auction Open

Following a successful in-game auction of six game-worn/issued Manitoba Moose Autism Awareness Jerseys, the remainder of the jerseys are now available via an online auction hosted on True North’s eBay page: TrueNorth_EShop. The jersey auction opened at 7:00 PM CT Sunday, March 26. The auction is set to run for one week – until Sunday, […]

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March 27, 2017

Manitoba Moose Autism Awareness Jersey Auction Open

Following a successful in-game auction of six game-worn/issued Manitoba Moose Autism Awareness Jerseys, the remainder of the jerseys are now available via an online auction hosted on True North’s eBay page: TrueNorth_EShop. The jersey auction opened at 7:00 PM CT Sunday, March 26. The auction is set to run for one week – until Sunday, […]

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March 22, 2017

Tattoo Fundraiser in support of St.Amant Autism Programs

From April 1-7, get a tattoo at Dead Man’s Hand Tattoo and a portion of the proceeds will support the St.Amant Autism Programs. Pre-drawn designs starting at $75 + tax. Dead Man’s Hand Tattoo 1942 Main Street, Winnipeg For more information call 204-334-3144.

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March 17, 2017

Spirited Art Soirée artist on CTV Morning Live Winnipeg

Rowan, one of our Spirited Art Soirée artists, was on CTV Morning Live – Winnipeg this morning with her mom Ann to promote next week’s event. Ann shares how St.Amant has impacted Rowan’s life and how Rowan uses art to express herself. www.stamant.ca/artsoiree The St.Amant Foundation is proud to announce it will be holding its […]

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March 16, 2017

Home is where the heART is at sixth annual Spirited Art Soirée

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm $75 per ticket BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW The St.Amant Foundation is proud to announce it will be holding its sixth Spirited Art Soirée, presented by IMT, on Wednesday, March 22, 201. This year’s theme, Home is where the heART is, shines a light on a large […]

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February 28, 2017

Manitoba Moose launch Autism Awareness campaign again with St.Amant

St.Amant is proud to be the charity partner for the Manitoba Moose’s Autism Awareness campaign, highlighted by Autism Awareness Night, presented by Red River Co-op on Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. Throughout the month of March, leading up to Autism Awareness Night, limited edition player puzzles will be on sale at all eight Moose […]

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February 06, 2017

Call for art for Spirited Art Soirée

We invite children and adults supported by St.Amant to create and donate art pieces for this year’s Spirited Art Soirée. We’re looking for pieces that would convey the theme Home is where the heART is. Art pieces can come in the form of a painting, drawing, collage or photography. Deadline to submit: Wednesday, February 22 […]

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January 03, 2017

Play floor hockey with the Manitoba Moose

Through the Manitoba Moose partnership, St.Amant Autism Classrooms received over $16,000 toward outfitting the classrooms at Wall Street and 440 River Road with smartboards, leap pad learning games, iPads, toys and decorations. On Friday, January 6 at 2 pm, members of the Manitoba Moose will launch a 2nd year of support with a visit at […]

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December 21, 2016

$40k in cash & prizes to be won at Falcon Lake Winter Fish-Off

14th Annual Winter Fish-Off Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 11am – 2pm Falcon Lake (signs will be posted off Highway #1 to the site) REGISTER HERE | RULES | PRIZES Early Bird ticket $50 (purchased until March 8) Regular tickets $70 (purchased after March 8) Second Hole ticket $30 | Children’s Ticket: $30 (Ages 15 […]

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December 01, 2016

Register for the Santa Run

2nd Annual Santa Run Niakwa Golf & Country Club Friday, December 23, 6:30am In memory of Drew Murray and in support of St.Amant Foundation 5k or 10k registration fee: $250 or $50 fee and raise $250 in pledges Breakfast to follow the run REGISTER HERE My son, Drew, lived an exceptional and much-beloved life, albeit […]

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October 20, 2016

Volunteer gift wrappers needed for Gift Wrap & Coat Check station at St. Vital Centre

Since 2010, volunteers have helped raise over $125,000 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 will once again be located between the Winnipeg Jets Gear Store and […]

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September 01, 2016

BBQ & Lawn Scrabble Tournament in support of St.Amant

Calling all Scrabble fans! A BBQ & Lawn Scrabble Tournament in support of St.Amant happens on Saturday, September 17 from 12pm – 3pm. Registration for teams of 2-4 begins at 11:30am at 458 Silverdale Ave in Winnipeg Beach. The cost is $7.50 to play in the tournament. A burger and salad can be purchased for […]

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July 14, 2016

The Free the Spirit Festival 50/50 is back!

The Free the Spirit Festival 50/50 is back! Ticket sales start now and are available for $10 each from the reception desk. Last year, the 50/50 winner received over $10,000 – a number we’re sure we can beat in 2016. Keep an eye out for a 50/50 draw thermometer that will be displayed in the […]

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July 08, 2016

Fill the bin for St.Amant at Nuburger

St.Amant is grateful to be one of two charities in Nuburger’s Love Thy Neighbour program. Buy a bottled drink, pop the top and drop it in a bin that represents a charity. Nuburger will donate $500 to the bin that fills up first and $150 that fills up second. Co-owner Ivan is showing us how […]

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July 06, 2016

Call for local and artisan vendors

The St.Amant Foundation is holding its annual Free the Spirit Festival, at 440 River Road on Saturday, September 24 from 10am until 2pm, our signature fundraising event of the year. The Free the Spirit Festival’s main goals are to increase community awareness for St.Amant, and to raise funds to enhance the well-being and lives of […]

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June 22, 2016

Enlist in St.Amant’s Spy Themed Autism Summer Camp

St.Amant is offering a free summer camp for children ages 4-7 with autism in our Autism Programs or waitlist. The camp provides children and families an opportunity to connect with other children with autism in a safe environment. Staff and volunteers will facilitate a variety of “spy themed” activities daily for children to enjoy. St.Amant […]

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June 13, 2016

Community BBQ in support of St.Amant

Come by Wyatt Dowling Insurance’s Dakota location from 11:30am – 1:30pm on Tuesday, June 21 for a community BBQ. There will be free hot dogs, treats and soft drinks for the whole family. Wyatt Dowling will gladly match any donation you make for lunch in support of St.Amant.

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May 27, 2016

St.Amant Foundation Receives Youth In Philanthropy Grants

The St.Amant Foundation received two Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) grants last week from committees made up of high school students. Students from Dakota Collegiate gave $500 for recreational services and $671 was given by John Taylor Collegiate towards an accessible vehicle. YiP is designed to introduce motivated young people to philanthropy and local community development. […]

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March 14, 2016

Manitoba Moose Visit St.Amant (Videos)

Last week Manitoba Moose captain John Albert and Nic Petan visited St.Amant’s early learning autism classroom. Global News and the Moose’ video team were there to record the visit. Watch the videos below about the partnership between St.Amant, the Manitoba Moose and Red River Co-op. Manitoba Moose Video (this plays before the game and during […]

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February 24, 2016

Manitoba Moose Autism Awareness Night In Support Of St.Amant

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day and St.Amant is grateful to Red River Co-op and Manitoba Moose for their Autism Awareness campaign. You can help support autism awareness by purchasing an autographed player puzzle, sold on the concourse, during all Manitoba Moose home games in March. Net proceeds will fund the setup of St.Amant’s […]

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February 01, 2016

Get your fishing rods ready, it’s time for the Red River Dash For Cash!

Get your fishing rods ready, it’s time for the Red River Dash For Cash! This event is being held at Selkirk Park on Saturday, February 27th from 9am until 2pm. There will be hot food, loads of cash prizes, giveaways on the hour every hour and many smiles- plus all money raised from the 50/50 […]

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January 27, 2016

Grant Supports Human Rights of People with Developmental Disabilities

A $950,000 grant from The Winnipeg Foundation will change the healthcare landscape for people with developmental disabilities, autism, acquired brain injury and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. CLICK HERE to watch our Major Funding Announcement Video St.Amant’s three initiatives will directly benefit the broader community by increasing our capacity to deliver quality, community-based services that are […]

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January 25, 2016

St.Amant Partners With Color Me Rad Winnipeg

In 2014 and 2015 you helped us ensure that the children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism who are supported by St.Amant in Manitoba have the opportunity to live more inclusive lives. Thanks to everyone for using the promo code STAMANT, $30,000 was raised over two years for the St.Amant Foundation! Can we count […]

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January 18, 2016

Major Funding Announcement January 27

The Winnipeg Foundation has awarded a $950,000 grant to fund three major initiatives within St.Amant’s Strategic Plan and St.Amant Foundation’s funding priorities. Join us, on January 27 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm at St.Amant, to hear how these projects will directly support children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism to lead more inclusive lives. RSVP […]

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December 15, 2015

Watch Paul Compete At The World Latin Dance Cup

Earlier in the fall we announced that Paul Redmond, who is supported in our Community Residential Program and was featured in last year’s St.Amant Foundation year end fundraiser, will be competing in the 6th Annual World Latin Dance Cup. Paul and his dance partner Regan Hirose will be dancing this Thursday morning in Miami. The […]

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October 13, 2015

Shop At St. Vital Centre’s Behind Closed Doors Sale And Support St.Amant

Do you love to shop? And you love St.Amant, too? St.Amant Foundation is happy to announce that we are once again selling tickets to Behind Closed Doors at St. Vital Centre – a special shopping event on Saturday, November 14 from 7pm to 10:30pm, where you get access to exclusive deals and sales! Tickets can […]

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October 07, 2015

United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg Invites You To Their 39th Annual Banquet & Ball

The United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg will be hosting their 39th Annual Banquet & Ball on Saturday, November 21 at The Fort Garry Grand Ballroom. UPDATE: Contact the UFFW office, at 204-783-1733, during regular business hours to claim your prize. This special event raises funds for the St.Amant Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program. This Program […]

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September 21, 2015

Free Family Fun Festival Bigger Than Ever

Come celebrate St.Amant’s fundraising efforts with free admission at our signature event at 440 River Road. “You don’t have to know someone with a disability to know that everyone needs friendship, a connection to our community and a chance to give of themselves,” said Festival co-chair Patrick Cloutier, who is supported by St.Amant’s Supported Independent […]

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August 21, 2015

Vendors Wanted For Free The Spirit Festival Artisans’ Market

The St.Amant Foundation is holding its annual Free the Spirit Festival, at 440 River Road on Saturday, September 26 from 10am until 2pm, our signature fundraising event of the year. This year we will be adding a new element to our event, an Artisans’ Market which will be set up for all attendees to browse […]

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July 31, 2015

Desjardins Financial Security Investments St. Vital Grand Re-Opening BBQ In Support Of St.Amant

Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc. St. Vital are having a grand re-opening next Wednesday, August 5 from 3-7pm at 1510 St. Mary’s Rd.Unit I. Donations and proceeds will be donated to St.Amant Foundation. Bring your ballots for your chance to win one of our great prizes! Kids activities and coloring contest Great Prizes – don’t […]

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July 15, 2015

MFRC Childcare Centre Carwash In Support Of St.Amant

Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) Childcare Centre is having a car wash on Thursday, July 23 from 2-4:30pm. Located at 630 Wihuri Road they will have rice crispy squares and lemon aide for sale. The car wash will be $20 with all proceeds will be donated to the St.Amant Foundation.

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July 15, 2015

Fades By Famos To Support St.Amant

He’s worked on the most famous crowns… Bruno Mars, CeeLo Green, PK Subban, Redman, Raekwon and he’s coming home for one day with his clippers, donating all proceeds to St.Amant. Book your appointment with Scott Famos Ramos now by emailing chrissy@virginradio.ca. Each appointment is a min. $50 donation. Wednesday, July 22 at Blacklist, Noon to […]

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July 07, 2015

Superhero Summer Camp Opens For Children With Autism

The St.Amant Foundation presents Superhero Training Academy, opening this August! Superheroes will receive the training they need to tap their superhero potential! At the Training Academy, they will have the chance to create his/her “secret identity”, improve their “super skills” and make new friends! This is no ordinary camp for ordinary kids: this is a […]

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July 07, 2015

Superhero Summer Camp Opens This Summer For Children With Autism

The St.Amant Foundation presents Superhero Training Academy, opening this August! Superheroes will receive the training they need to tap their superhero potential! At the Training Academy, they will have the chance to create his/her “secret identity”, improve their “super skills” and make new friends! This is no ordinary camp for ordinary kids: this is a […]

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June 08, 2015

Island Lakes Community School Students Raise $600 For St.Amant Autism Programs

Island Lakes Community School students, Maddie, Ashton and Emily got to visit the St.Amant Autism classroom held at Minnetonka School and how their fundraising efforts makes a positive impact on these and future students! They raised nearly $600 through a cake auction at Island Lakes Community School to purchase 2 bikes and an iPad in […]

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May 26, 2015

Support St.Amant By Volunteering At FIFA Women’s World Cup, See The Action Live

The St.Amant Foundation has partnered with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to help with volunteer opportunities for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015! We are recruiting 20-30 volunteers to act as ushers for the afternoon and evening games – a minimum of 15 volunteers must be able to do both games. A tent for volunteers […]

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May 22, 2015

Motivated by passion

As a person whose family is affected by autism and after touring St.Amant, Brian Eckhardt was taken with the mission and the great work happening in the programs this organization offers. In addition to his philanthropic nature, Brian has a passion for research and for art. “My family loves art, my kids all participated in […]

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May 15, 2015

Join St.Amant’s monthly giving program

As CEO of Bockstael Construction Ltd., a family business that’s over 100 years old, John knows how important long-term relationships are to a business’ future success. He views philanthropic relationships in the same way. That’s why he and his wife Monique have been monthly donors with the St.Amant Foundation for over 10 years. “When you […]

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May 13, 2015

Register For Frontier Toyota Charity Golf Classic

You are once again invited to attend the Frontier Toyota Charity Golf Classic in support of St.Amant, hosted by the St. Boniface/St. Vital Kiwanis. This year’s tournament is being held on June 11, 2015 at the St. Boniface Golf Course. Your $225 registration fee includes: 18 holes of golf, shared cart, lunch & supper, snacks, […]

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May 07, 2015

St.Amant Foundation: Freeing the spirit

St.Amant works to improve the quality of life of children and adults with developmental disabilities in Manitoba so that they can fulfill their true potential. Our goal is to provide supports to each individual that enhance choice and quality of life. The St.Amant Foundation has created special funds to help achieve this: the St.Amant Leisure […]

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March 20, 2015

1031 Virgin Radio Twizzler Challenge for St.Amant!

Have you heard of the Twizzler Challenge?? Much like the Ice Bucket challenge for ALS, the Twizzler challenge aims to raise money for autism. It all began at Night Of Too Many Stars when Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) and Willie Geist (The Today Show) were dared to do a Lady and the […]

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March 05, 2015

The Winnipeg Foundation Supports Children & Adults With Developmental Disabilities To Get Active

A pilot program received funding from The Winnipeg Foundation to help people with developmental disabilities get out and get active. The St.Amant Leisure Program offers a variety of activities to suit a range of ages and interests such as soccer, swimming, football, dancing, crafts, culinary classes and more. “We know that families and individuals we […]

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February 12, 2015

St.Amant Leisure Guide Registration Is Now Open

This spring St.Amant will launch a Leisure Guide offering activities for children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism supported by St.Amant. Those who are aged 3 and up on a St.Amant waitlist can also register. Drawing on a wealth of internal expertise and through contract instructors, St.Amant will encourage community inclusion and recognize the […]

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January 30, 2015

Foundation Supports Ongoing Vibrant Community Connections

Jessica and 12 other individuals that we support through River Road Place got all dressed up to take part in the Princess Ball at The Fort Garry Hotel on Sunday, November 16. “It was fun,” Jessica shared, “I got to feel like a princess! When we arrived we were all given magic wands, it was […]

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January 15, 2015

Gift Wrap & Coat Check Raised $21,000

THANK YOU! MERCI! Thank you Manitoba for helping us raise $21,000 through our Gift Wrap & Coat Check program by making donations or volunteering your time. This program, sponsored by Investors Group Winnipeg South Regional Office and St. Vital Centre provides a wonderful service to the patrons of the shopping centre and great visibility to […]

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December 23, 2014

Make Inclusion Your Resolution! Enter Our Payroll Donation Contest

Paul, Aaron and Mike are three young men living successful lives in the community with St.Amant’s support. Watch their story on our YouTube Channel or click here to read about how they contribute to the community through their volunteer work. Donating through payroll makes lives better for the people St.Amant supports! Join the payroll deduction […]

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December 17, 2014

Local Celebrities Face-Off At Celebrity Wrap Battle 2 


Tomorrow, local celebrities will gather at St. Vital Centre for our second #CelebrityWrapBattle. In teams of two they will face off in Minute To Win It-style holiday games. Round 1 at 11am; Round 2 at noon on stage in the food hall at St. Vital Centre. Watch a live stream at stamant.ca/live! The battle is […]

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November 24, 2014

Fun And Memorable Night At UFFW Banquet

For the second year, the proceeds from the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg Banquet and Ball will support the St.Amant Foundation. The event held in The Fort Garry Hotel Grand Ballroom was sold out and over 50 tickets were donated to St.Amant, allowing individuals we support and their staff to have a fun & memorable […]

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November 04, 2014

Gift Wrap & Coat Check Returns For Year Five At St. Vital Centre

Be saved again by the gift wrapping elves at the St.Amant Foundation’s gift wrap and coat check station at St.Vital Centre! Let them take care of your precious presents or have them watch your cozy coat while you shop. They will be your secret weapon for having that perfectly wrapped gift. The St.Amant Foundation is […]

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November 03, 2014

MFRC Childcare Centre Visits St.Amant

MFRC Childcare Centre (children from military families) held a car wash this summer and all proceeds were raised for St.Amant. On October 24, the kids from the daycare came to St.Amant to learn what it does and donate the proceeds. Jessica from St.Amant School helped the St.Amant Foundation to greet them and accepted the cheque. […]

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October 23, 2014

Behind Closed Doors Is Back!

Do you love to shop? And you love St.Amant, too? The St.Amant Foundation is happy to announce that we are once again selling tickets to Behind Closed Doors at St. Vital Centre – a special shopping event on Saturday, November 15th from 7pm to 10:30pm, where you get access to exclusive deals and sales! Tickets […]

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September 17, 2014

Dream Getaways Now Possible With $1M St.Amant Spirit Cottage By Hans Kraus Family & Qualico

The St.Amant Foundation invites the community on Thursday, September 18 to the unveiling of the $1M St.Amant Spirit Cottage by Hans Kraus Family & Qualico, a dream getaway for individuals with a developmental disability and autism. Recreation is not usually spontaneous for individuals with a developmental disability or autism. The Spirit Cottage is fully accessible […]

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September 03, 2014

Join Us For The Free The Spirit Festival Presented By National Bank!

On Saturday, September 27 from 10am – 2pm, we’re inviting the whole community to celebrate the value of people with developmental disabilities and autism in an inclusive environment. Admission is free for the St.Amant Free The Spirit Festival presented by National Bank and after the fundraising walk, the Buhler Gardens will be set up with […]

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July 11, 2014

St.Amant Hats Are Now Available

St.Amant hats are now available at the front desk! They’re $10 each and can be paid with cash, cheque made out to the St.Amant Foundation or credit card and debit (weekdays only for credit/debit). Proceeds go to the St.Amant Foundation. They’re made with moisture wicking fabric which helps keep you cool and dry. These hats […]

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May 29, 2014

We’re Celebrating 25 Years Of The St.Amant Foundation

We’re celebrating 25 years of the St.Amant Foundation! Watch our celebration video to see how much the Foundation has raised and how they’ve made a difference!  

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May 22, 2014

United Fire Fighters Of Winnipeg Banquet & Ball Supports St.Amant

The United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg will be hosting their 38th Annual Banquet & Ball on Saturday, November 22 at The Fort Garry Grand Ballroom. The evening will showcase the St.Amant Community Residential Program. Tickets – contact Juliette at St.Amant Foundation at 258-7052 orjmucha@stamant.ca. If you cannot attend, consider purchasing ticket(s) and donating them back […]

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May 15, 2014

Spruce Up Your Yard, Support St.Amant

All profits from Patio World‘s spring plant sale will be donated to St.Amant! Simply download and fill out the order form and return with payment to the St.Amant Foundation by May 29 by 4pm. On June 6 or 7 you can pick up your order at Patio World. This is top quality nursery stock from […]

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May 15, 2014

Order St.Amant Golft Shirts By May 23

Just in time for golf season, St.Amant now has two styles of golf shirts available to wear on the greens or at work. They are available in either White or Olympic Blue with the St.Amant logo embroidered onto it. Both are available for $40 and can be paid for at the front desk with cash […]

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March 24, 2014

Portuguese Business & Professional Association Donates $2000 To Autism Programs

The Portuguese Business & Professional Association along with www.portugueseinmanitoba.com donated $2000 to the St.Amant Autism Programs. The donation came from the proceeds of a black tie event held earlier in the winter.

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February 27, 2014

Register For Will Planning

In recognition of Will Week Manitoba, the St.Amant Foundation will be hosting a special session for families and staff with loved ones with developmental disabilities. Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Time:  7pm – 9pm Location: 440 River Road, St.Amant (St. Boniface/St. Vital Kiwanis Meeting Room) Presenter: Marshall Braunstein Cost: FREE To register, please call Miriam […]

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January 31, 2014

St.Amant Foundation Is Charity Partner For Color Me Rad 5K Winnipeg

The St.Amant Foundation is the charity partner for this year’s Color Me Rad 5K Winnipeg race! You can run or walk the colourful 5K on Saturday, July 19 at the Red River Exhibition Park. Be rad and register with the promo code: STAMANT. 20% of your registration fee will go towards the St.Amant Spirit Cottage […]

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January 22, 2014

2nd Annual Red River Dash For Winter Cash Supports St.Amant

The event has been canceled due to extreme wind chill warnings. On Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 11am-3pm there will be a fishing derby on the Red River at Selkirk Park in Selkirk. The St.Amant Foundation is the event’s 50/50 Draw charity and $1 from every event ticket sold will be donated to the St.Amant […]

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January 07, 2014

St.Amant Foundation Partners With The 11th Annual Winter Fish-Off

The St.Amant Foundation is pleased to partner with The 11th Annual Winter Fish-Off to be held on Saturday, March 15th from 11am – 2pm at Falcon Lake. Early Bird Ticket $50 (Purchased Until March 5th) Regular Tickets $70 (Purchased After March 5th) Second Hole Ticket $30 Children’s Ticket: $30 (Ages 15 And Under) Purchase a second […]

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January 06, 2014

Gift Wrap & Coat Check Program Sets New Record With Over $24,000 Raised!

The St.Amant Foundation’s fourth annual Gift Wrap & Coat Check Program carried on the streak of increasing totals from the previous year. From December 1-24 & 26 over $24,000 was raised from generous supporters. It would not be possible without our volunteers who filled shifts from open to close everyday. A big thanks to St. […]

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December 10, 2013

Please Join St.Amant’s Year End Campaign And Donate

This Holiday season, we invite you to take a minute of your time to donate to the St.Amant Foundation. You’ll be changing the lives of people with developmental disabilities, like Stacey and Julie, in a way you can’t imagine. Watch this incredible video and see for yourself! Large or small, your donation, has a huge […]

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December 02, 2013

Get Wrapped Up With St.Amant’s 4th Annual Gift Wrap & Coat Check Station

Be saved again by the gift wrapping elves at the St.Amant Foundation’s gift wrap and coat check station at St.Vital Centre! Let them take care of your precious presents or have them watch your cozy coat while you shop. They will be your secret weapon for having that perfectly wrapped gift. The St.Amant Foundation is […]

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November 15, 2013

United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg Banquet Supports St.Amant

The Winnipeg Fire Fighters held their 37th Annual Ball in support of St.Amant this past Saturday. The evening featured St.Amant programs and services with a particular emphasis on our Autism Program. We had the opportunity to honour one of the FIre Fighters, who is also a parent and past president of MFEAT (Manitobans for Effective […]

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November 01, 2013

St. Vital Centre Gift Wrap & Coat Check Volunteers Needed

Love to gift wrap? Why not volunteer to help wrap gifts at St. Vital Centre during the month of December? Proceeds go towards St.Amant, and last year we raised over $20,000! This year we will be gift wrapping and checking coats in a vacant store by the food hall from December 1-24 & 26. If […]

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October 23, 2013

Construction Has Started For The St.Amant Spirit Cottage

Construction Has Started! We are happy to announce construction of the St.Amant Spirit Cottage by Hans Kraus Family & Qualico has begun. The Spirit Cottage would not be possible without the lead support of the Platinum Jets and Qualico. Special thanks to Jean-Pierre Parenty for his leadership during this fundraising project. Demolition of the Nuns’ […]

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October 17, 2013

Original Joe’s Community Pint Supports St.Amant

One of Original Joe`s Community Care Fund initiatives is the “Community Pint,” where 50 cents is donated to St.Amant from the sale of the featured beer, Okanagan Spring Black Lager, sold between October 15 to January 15. Enjoy the great food and watch the next Jets game at your Kenaston or St. Vital restaurants to […]

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September 30, 2013

Behind Closed Doors Sale Supports St.Amant Foundation

The St.Amant Foundation is one of the local charities that will receive proceeds from St. Vital Centre’s Behind Closed Doors Sale! The November 16 event  is an exclusive after-hours evening showcasing amazing sales throughout the Centre from 7pm – 10:30pm! Tickets for the most exciting shopping event of the year are only $5 and on […]

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September 30, 2013

Behind Closed Doors Sale Supports St.Amant Foundation

The St.Amant Foundation is one of the local charities that will receive proceeds from St. Vital Centre’s Behind Closed Doors Sale! The November 16 event is an exclusive after-hours evening showcasing amazing sales throughout the Centre from 7pm – 10:30pm! Tickets for the most exciting shopping event of the year are only $5 and on […]

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June 20, 2013

Frontier Toyota Charity Classic Scores Over $60,000 For the St.Amant Foundation

A huge thank you to the St. Boniface/St. Vital Kiwanis for hosting the Frontier Toyota Charity Golf Classic at the St. Boniface Golf Club on Thursday, June 13th. This year’s tournament was dedicated in memory of Marcel Thompson, a dear friend of the Kiwanis and St.Amant.

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June 10, 2013

The Walk Is Back!

If you were unable to attend the launch this afternoon here is the Festival Launch VideoLaunch Video that was shown! Please share with friends and family and we hope to see you at the Festival! What is the Free the Spirit Festival? It’s a celebration! We are inviting all of the people we support, their […]

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June 03, 2013

St. Timothy Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament Approaches

The St. Timothy Knights of Columbuswill be hosting their 4th annual golf tournament in support of St.Amant. As we were near a sellout last year, please register early to confirm your spot! Thursday, June 6 at Oakwood Golf Course Check in at 9 am / Shotgun start at 10:30 am Registration fee: $90 (includes green fees, power cart, prizes, food […]

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May 30, 2013

Few Spots Left for the Frontier Toyota Charity Classic

Bring your “A Game” to the Frontier Toyota Charity Golf Classic in Memory of Marcel Thompson and in support of St.Amant! Hosted by the St. Boniface/St. Vital Kiwanis Club, there are only a handful of spots still open! The four person scramble tournament begins at 10:30 AM on June 13 at St. Boniface Golf Club. […]

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April 24, 2013

Is St.Amant in Your Will? April 22-26 is Will Week

Make a difference in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism!

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April 12, 2013

St. Timothy Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament

The St. Timothy Knights of Columbus hosted their fourth annual golf tournament in support of St.Amant on June 6, 2013! The sold out tournament was held at the Oakwood Golf Course. Thank you to all the sponsors and golfers who made this year’s tournament the most successful one yet!

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March 28, 2013

Ice Fishing Derby Supports St.Amant Foundation

1st Annual 2013 Red River Dash For Cash Winter Fish Off! On February 23, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM there will be a fishing derby on the Red River at Selkirk Park in Selkirk. The St.Amant Foundation is the event’s 50/50 Draw charity. A signed Zach Bogosian Winnipeg Jets jersey will be drawn […]

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March 28, 2013

Results From Our Gift Wrap & Coat Check Station

The St.Amant Foundation hosted the gift wrap and coat check station at St. Vital Centre from December 1 – 24. This year an amazing $23,000 was raised! Your donations will help fund electronic transfer lifts and specialized medical and music therapy equipment. A small difference in your holiday shopping will make a huge difference for […]

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March 28, 2013

Sponsorship Opportunities For St.Boniface/St. Vital Kiwanis Golf Tournament

Tournament Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013 Tournament Location: St. Boniface Golf Club For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jocelyne at 204 258-7050 or email jnicolas@stamant.mb.ca. SPONSORSHIP BROCHURE COMMUNITY PROFILE AD The total amount raised last year was more than $55,000!

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March 18, 2013

St.Amant Foundation Received Over $1000 From Dash For Cash Ice Fishing Derby

On February 23, the first annual Red River Dash For Cash Winter Fish Off was held on the Red River at Selkirk Park in Selkirk. The St.Amant Foundation was the event’s 50/50 Draw charity.

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February 15, 2013

St.Amant Foundation Received Over $1000 From Dash For Cash Ice Fishing Derby

On February 23, the first annual Red River Dash For Cash Winter Fish Off was held on the Red River at Selkirk Park in Selkirk. The St.Amant Foundation was the event’s 50/50 Draw charity.

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