Virden Area Foundation, Inc.

Box 1219
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
  • Alex Renard
  • Michelle Piwniuk
  • Doug Heritage
  • Gwenda Hayward
  • Glen Grieve
  • Foster Whyte


  • Teresa Makachuk, Community Relations Officer

Recent Grants


West Souris River Conservation District Trail sign for the Virden Cross Country Ski Trail $1,000
Reston & Area Early Learning Centre Expansion of current outdoor play ground $2,000
Funshine Early Learning Centre Inc. repair drainage issues and landscaping repairs $4,700
Virden Collegiate Institute Purchase new simulator babies $3,000
Elkhorn Musuem Restoration Club Repurpose Cromer golf course clubhouse for museum use $2,000
Oak Lake Arena Board Installation of system to increase plant efficiency and monitor the efficiency and function $10,000
Oak Lake Ag Society New accessible washrooms $5,000
Cromer Recreation Centre Renovation of hall & washrooms $2,500
Fort la Bosse Wildlife Assoc Fix the basement at the Youth Training Centre $10,000
Virden Music & Arts Festival Purchase medals for festival $2,000