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.
Sharing our parks with wildlife is easy. 🐻 Follow these steps for a safe camping experience:🏕️Keep a clean campsite. Store food, cooking equipment and any scented items in a locked vehicle/trailer (including soap, toiletries, dishes, pet food). Don’t cook, eat or store any food or scented items in a tent.🚮Dispose of all garbage into refuse containers or store locked in your vehicle/trailer. Do not burn garbage. Dispose of dishwater at a washroom or septic disposal.🚫Don’t feed any wildlife including birds or squirrels.⚠️Stay alert and keep pets on leash.Learn more at www.manitoba.ca/human-wildlife#ManitobaParks ... See MoreSee Less
Flock over to the Alfred Hole Visitor Centre this fall to see migrating Canada Geese, check out the interpretive exhibits and chat with a Park Interpreter to plan your Whiteshell adventures. bit.ly/2lGxM1O #ManitobaParks ... See MoreSee Less