Virden Area Foundation, Inc.

Box 2319
Virden, MB R0M 2C0

Registered Charitable Number: 131848525 RR0001
Manitoba Region: Southwest


The Virden Area Foundation provides a means for residents or past-residents of the Virden area to participate in a better future for health, social, cultural, educational and recreational activities.


The Foundation was founded with a bequest by the late Mrs. Jean Thomas in memory of her late husband, Murray and increased by gifts large and small from other community-minded donors, the Foundation will build with the years.


  • Pam McLeod
  • Fran Bayliss
  • Ray Cochrane
  • Alex Renard
  • Michelle Piwniuk
  • Doug Heritage
  • Sheila Byers
  • Gwenda Hayward
  • Glen Grieve
  • Foster Whyte


  • Teresa Makachuk, Community Relations Officer

Recent Grants


Reston & District Library Arts, Culture & Heritage Replace flooring & paint Reston $1,300
Border Regional Library Arts, Culture & Heritage Metal Shelving Virden $1,300
Prairie Mountain Health Health & Social Services Camp Bridges – Bereavement Camp for Children Virden $500
Seniors Access to Independent Living Health & Social Services Renovate the Princess Lode kitchen Virden $20,000
Virden Curling Club Sports & Recreation Purchase & Install ice camera system Virden $6,500
VJH & VCI Bands Education Puchase a tuba Virden $6,631
Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District Environment New geographic information system Virden $1,000
Virden Pioneer Home Arts, Culture & Heritage Update & create new displays & flooring Virden $2,000
Elkhorn Elks Community Fund Sports & Recreation Purchase & install 7 new windows Elkhorn $3,500
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #58 Sports & Recreation Hall table & chair replacements Elkhorn $1,000
The Elkhorn & Area Handi-Van Health & Social Services Purchase 2 sets of wheelchair tie-downs Elkhorn $1,500
Virden Youth for Christ Sports & Recreation Cement pad for recreational activities Virden $6,000
Virden Wellview Golf Course Sports & Recreation Replace roof top A/C unit Virden $6,500
Town of Virden Sports & Recreation Canada Day 150 Virden $5,000