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Weston Family Parks Challenge – Nature Focused Outdoor Classroom coming to High Park

March 3, 2015

The Weston Family Parks Challenge has committed $269,900 over three years to support the High Park Nature Centre’s Outdoor Urban Restoration Space (OURSpace). The project will bring together innovative partners to create a nature-focused outdoor classroom.

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New scholarship supports trades education opportunities at Durham College

February 13, 2015

The Foundation’s Skilled Trades Awards Project allows youth to realize full potential by removing barriers to enrolling in and completing skilled trades training.

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The W. Garfield Weston Foundation to give $25,000 to YMCA Beyond the Bell program

January 20, 2015

A YMCA program that helps children succeed in school is receiving a $25,000 donation from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation. This generous gift will support 25 children participating in the YMCA Beyond the Bell program based at Cathy Wever School in downtown Hamilton.

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W. Garfield Weston Foundation Fellowship Program Extended at Loyalist College

January 8, 2015

Loyalist College is delighted to announce that The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has committed an additional $160,000 to help another 40 post-secondary students through the skilled trades program.

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Holland College Announces Significant New Trades Programs Award

January 6, 2015

The W. Garfield Weston Awards of Excellence for Aspiring Tradespeople will be distributed to ten deserving Prince Edward Island students entering first year of any of Holland College’s trades programs.

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Nominations now open for the 2015 Weston Youth Innovation Award

November 13, 2014

This award, coordinated by the Ontario Science Centre, recognizes youth who use science and technology to make the world a better place.

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Artifact Revealed from the HMS Erebus

November 6, 2014

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, partner in the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition, joined Minister Leona Aglukkaq for today’s reveal of the ship’s bell, positively identifying the HMS Erebus.

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Announcement: 2014 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

October 24, 2014

Dr. Charles Krebs awarded $50,000 prize for Lifetime Achievement Award in Northern Research.

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LPRCA announces donation from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation to restore Backhouse Mill

October 23, 2014

The Foundation is supporting the renovation of the historic Backhouse Mill. This mill is a rare survivor of early grain milling in Upper Canada which has long been recognized as a unique piece of Canada’s history.

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Historic Discovery of Lost Franklin Ship

September 9, 2014

For over 160 years the fate of the Franklin Expedition has remained a mystery.  The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is delighted to have taken part in this historic discovery.

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