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.
Earlier this week we posted a video by Tara Suderman of an Ice disc which has taken off a bit- reaching 14,000 people so far & still climbing.. Here's a post from 2017 on Ice discs (By Scott Sime - near Otter Falls if Memory serves me right) ... See MoreSee Less
Well folks – we’ve reached 10,000 followers on our Facebook page – a long time personal goal of mine. Having administered this page since 2017 & having now reached this goal it will soon be time for me to move on & have someone else at WCA administer the page. Hoping to hand it over before end of February.The biggest jump in followers occurred during the 2021 Wildfires and during the 2022 floods as WCA kept cottagers & other park users informed- often 16 hour days during these events, always 7 days a week. And does anything say “Whiteshell” more than Daniel Alexander’s amazing wildlife videos & photos? We’ve had some of our Facebook posts reach well over 100,000 people & some posts were picked up by the media and made the news.Big thank you to Kristin Pingatore, Deborah Sequin & Angela Hogan who originally set up the WCA Facebook page & then trusted me to administer it all these years.Lastly a big thank you to all of you who contribute to our page by submitting photos, videos, news & stories.Be sure to support the WCA & whoever takes over this page in the days to come. ... See MoreSee Less