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2015 Recipient of Weston Youth Innovation Award Winner Announced

May 28, 2015

The Ontario Science Centre has awarded 18-year-old Alex Deans from Windsor, ON the 2015 Weston Youth Innovation Award for applying science in a creative way to make a positive difference in the world.

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Weston Family Parks Challenge – Humber Arboretum Receives Challenge Grant

March 5, 2015

The Weston Family Parks Challenge is supporting the Humber Arboretum’s Colonel Sam Smith Park Improvements and Programs with a grant to enable diverse partners to improve wetland habitat and create a new outdoor classroom.

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Weston Family Parks Challenge – Supporting San Romanoway Outdoor Revitalization Project

March 3, 2015

The Living City Foundation, the charitable support arm of Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), is thrilled to be receiving a commitment of $185,000 over two years from the Weston Family Parks Challenge to support the San Romanoway Outdoor Revitalization Project as part of The Black Creek Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Program (SNAP).

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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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