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.
LOST DOG"We are missing our dog from our home- we have 2 they are always together but 1 randomly disappeared- her name is Foxy, she's just over 2yrs old , has all shots- rabies etc no microchip. We live off Zamec rd in Hadashville mb hwy 11 close to hwy 1. 204-869-3236- Michelle" ... See MoreSee Less
Caddy Air Field – Manitoba Historical SocietyDuring the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Canadian federal government employed able-bodied, unemployed men to build public infrastructure. In return for their labour, each man was provided with food, shelter, and 20 cents per day. In Manitoba, three construction gangs worked in the Whiteshell Forest Reserve (today’s Whiteshell Provincial Park) to build roads to enable the development of tourism in this part of the province. Between Fall 1933 and Spring 1934, one hundred men from the Caddy Lake Relief Camp, under the supervision of Col. Logie Armstrong from the Department of National Defense, built an emergency airfield at this site about 1.5 miles west of the Ontario border. ... See MoreSee Less
Good morning, we found a small water craft (paddle boat) adrift in Big Whiteshell Lake. It was found floating in the middle of the lake no where near a cabin. I was wondering if you could post something for me? If they can identify what it is then we will know it is going to the rightful owner. They can message me to identify what it is and for pick up information. Or call me at 1 (204) 348-3294. ... See MoreSee Less