Western Financial Group to Distribute $70,000 in Grants to Communities it Serves

The Western Communities Foundation announces 2013 grants to support 14 community projects in western Canada.

Western Financial Group (Western) is proud to announce it is distributing 14 infrastructure grants totaling $70,000 to the communities it serves across western Canada. Made through its charitable arm—the Western Communities Foundation—the $5,000 grants will support community projects identified by Western staff.

“The Western Communities Foundation has made a deep impact in dozens of the communities we serve,” said Scott Tannas, president and CEO of Western Financial Group. “The projects supported by our infrastructure grants are selected by Western employees who see worthwhile endeavours in their communities. This year we’re making grants to help with everything from building a swimming pool in Williams Lake, BC to improving a theatre in Gull Lake, SK.”

2013 Grants include:


  • Drumheller – Construction of Badlands Community Facility
  • Grande Cache – Interior Construction of Grande Cache Recreation Centre
  • Langdon – New Child Play Area
  • Morrin – Addition to Morrin Library
  • Taber – Improvements to the Centre Court for the Performing Arts
  • Trochu – Improvements to the Trochu & District Museum
  • Vulcan – New Playground for Vulcan Daycare
  • Vermilion – Renovation to Vermilion Stadium

British Columbia

  • 100 Mile House – Improvements to 100 Mile House Agriplex
  • Williams Lake – New Swimming Pool for Williams Lake
  • Kelowna – Okanagan College Foundation


  • Gull Lake – Improvements to Gull Lake Lyceum Theatre
  • Nipawin – Upgrade to the Nipawin Community Pool


  • Gilbert Plains – Improvements to Gilbert Plains Community Centre

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