The Whiteshell Cottagers Association and it’s volunteers held a car raffle this summer for a 2018 Ford EcoSport SUV. On Monday Sept 23 rd Rochelle Squires, Minister of Sustainable Development drew the winning ticket and then assisted us with making cheque presentations.
The winner of the Ford EcoSport SUV is Jakki Lumax – ticket # 1476!
Rochelle Squires, Minister of Sustainable Development and Alan Roberts WCA President welcomed our guests
Part of the raffle proceeds went towards a scholarship. WCA President Alan Roberts presented the cheque to Sue Atkin, Parks Specialist on behalf of the recipient Carson Boyecko who was not able to attend in person because he is studying at Lethbridge College’s Natural Resource Compliance/ Conservation Enforcement Degree program.
Our scholarship recipient Carson Boyechko is 20 years old and reins from Chater, Manitoba located just east of Brandon. He is currently enrolled in Lethbridge College’s Natural Resource Compliance/ Conservation Enforcement Degree program, as a second-year student. This was his first year as a Park Patrol Officer and he was stationed in West Hawk Lake, Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba. He has aspirations of working in his home province of Manitoba as a full time Conservation Officer. He has a tremendous passion for both hunting and fishing and strongly believes in Conservation. He hopes to gain full time employment with Manitoba Sustainable Development after he graduates to continue his dreams of conservation and protection of his passions.
Cheque presentation to Ainsley Kullman on behalf of Camp Quality Manitoba. Camp Quality Canada is a volunteer, non-profit, charitable organization that strives to improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through camps and year-round family support programs.
The remaining proceeds will be used to begin a program to eradicate purple loosestrife in the park.
Message from Parks : BIG WHITESHELLSouth Shore dock/ boat launch - As part of the replacement of the old dock a silt curtain is in place NOW and will remain at the launch until at least Nov 3rd. People looking to fish or use Big Whiteshell will have to use North Shore launch. Boat launch dock is out of the water at the south shore launch and the silt curtain will not let boats pass.Also the two floating docks on the end of the pier are out. The campground gate will be closed with a sign telling people to go to north shore.The old dock/pier at the South Shore Launch will be removed over next Tuesday and Wednesday. (Oct 27th & 28th ) (The silt curtain has to remain in place for at least a week after that – hence until at least Nov 3rd). ... See MoreSee Less
The lost cat at Falcon we posted over a week ago (Oct 9th) has been found"Chantal H. Danis-Fischer "HES BEEN FOUND IN RICHER!!! LONG WAYS FRON WHERE HE WAS LOST BUT WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR EVERYONES SHARES AND HELP ❤️❤️❤️ HES COMING HOME" ... See MoreSee Less