top-left

Author Profile | Lorie-Anne Bretecher

LITE - Alternative Christmas Hamper

LITE’s Alternative Christmas Hamper Program

LITE (Local Investment Toward Employment) is holding their 20th annual Alternative Christmas Hamper campaign, and Assiniboine is partnering with them once again, taking donations in our branches. LITE began as a response to a dramatic decline in sales at an inner-city co-operative grocery store at Christmas time. Nobody would deny local families the welcome gift […]

Continue Reading
a convenient way to get to work

Assiniboine Employees are Carpooling Buddies

Assiniboine employees Cathy Unruh, Judy Boville, Tracy Miller and Linda Mulvey already knew each other through work, but it wasn’t until they started carpooling that the wheels of friendship really started turning. The four are part of a growing number of ACU employees who carpool. Our 2011 Employee Commuting Survey results indicate that 18% of all commuting […]

Continue Reading
S.W.E.E.P.

SWEEP: North Point Douglas Senior’s Association Provides Food and Recycling Services

The North Point Douglas Seniors Association runs many programs for local seniors, including providing innovative services such as SWEEP as part of their Food-on-Wheels program which delivers food to shut-in seniors. Until March 2012 the food was delivered in cardboard boxes, but volunteers were concerned that the boxes went into the garbage and ended up in landfill. […]

Continue Reading
LITE's Annual Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

LITE’s Annual Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

Mark your calendars for LITE’s (that’s Local Investment Toward Employment) 17th annual Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, on Friday, November 22 from 7 – 10 am at the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre (45 Robinson at Dufferin). The breakfast is one of the events organized to raise funds for LITE’s Alternative Christmas Hamper Initiative, which provides hampers to families […]

Continue Reading
Painting a New World

Champlain School Places in International Mural Contest

Students at Champlain School, an elementary school in the North End, not far from Assiniboine’s McGregor Branch, have placed in the top three in an international mural contest: The Gift of Art Project. One student, one brush stroke at a time, on one mural, is making a difference in the world. The Gift of Art Project […]

Continue Reading
Spark Volunteer Kim Champion Taylor

SPARK: Striking the Right Match

Sometimes when opportunity comes knocking, you don’t always listen, but sometimes you’re lucky enough that it knocks twice. Just ask Kim Champion Taylor, Assiniboine’s Director of Human Resources. In the fall of 2011, Spark’s Program Co-ordinator, Geoff Ripat, approached Assiniboine to find someone with the right skills to fill a volunteer position. The request landed on Kim’s […]

Continue Reading
Archangels Fireworks

Archangel Fireworks Dazzles Locally and Globally

Trying to be unique in a competitive industry can be a challenge. But with the right mix of talent and desire for success, Archangel Fireworks has become a recognized name both locally and globally. With over 20 years of experience in  pyrotechnics, President Kelly Guille has built a successful reputation for exceptional and imaginative firework […]

Continue Reading
Protecting your Legacy

3 Steps to Estate Planning

In its simplest form, estate planning is the structuring of your legal and financial affairs so you can provide for your family after your death. Whether it involves passing along a business to the next generation, leaving a lasting gift to a favorite charity, or something completely different, planning ahead makes it easier for your […]

Continue Reading

6th Floor, 200 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A8

204.958.8588