Our Virtual Spring Bursary Fundraiser premiered on May 18th, 2021 at 7pm.
Tune in to watch here or on our Youtube channel.
We invite you to watch this special video where you’ll hear some of our students share what they love about Westgate and the things they appreciate about their day to day interactions.
You’ll also hear stories from staff, and see how our school has adapted to Covid – including how we’ve gotten creative in Band and Choir. We’re proud of what our students, staff and community has accomplished to make this a meaningful and memorable year. There is much to be celebrated!
We would like to thank everyone who has already contributed to the Bursary Program, your support is so important. Donations from this year’s event have totaled over $60,000!
Every year Westgate supports a number of families with the cost of tuition through our Bursary Program. Money for bursaries comes entirely from fundraising, and we rely on our generous community for help.
The need for bursaries is growing every year, and we have seen a significant increase in the last 6 years with requests jumping from $25,000 in 2015 to $62,000 in 2019.
In 2020 we raised $63,000 in net income for bursaries and were able to assist 15 families and a total of 17 individuals with bursaries. All gifts, big or small, help grow our community of amazing students.
If you would still like to make a donation to help Westgate students, we would be very grateful!
In addition to our Virtual Program you can purchase tickets for our Prize Raffle which includes some amazing items donated from the Westgate community. The last day to purchase tickets is May 19th and the draw date is May 20th.
The 5 PRIZES can be viewed HERE
If you’d like to watch a video of the the prize raffle, it can be viewed HERE
The winners of our Torte Raffle are:
Ingrid Enns, Linda Funk, Marnie Hilland, Agnes Huebner, Sabina Loewen, Dan Reimer, and Terry Dirks.
Thank you to our amazing TORTE MAKERS! Anita Epp, Anita Durksen, Katy Thiessen, Matthew Thiessen, Vanessa Friesen, Ursula Koslowsky-Wiebe, and Sheila McRae.
AND FINALLY, WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS FOR SUPPORTING THIS EVENT!
J. PENNER PLASTERING & STUCCO
TEAM INSURANCE BROKERS INC.
ACCESS CREDIT UNION
STEFAN HOME BUILDERS LTD.
2021 Bursary Events Committee
John Klassen (’07), Deanna Penner, Alexis Dirks (’00), Corinne Friesen Loewen, Stuart Williams