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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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YMCA of Moose Jaw Receives Generous Donation from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

June 26, 2014

The Moose Jaw YMCA kindly accepted a generous donation of $15,000. This donation comes just in time for the YMCA’s 2014 Summer Day Camps where children get the chance to connect, develop an appreciation for the natural world, form friendships that are real, in-person and genuine, learn valuable life and leadership skills and create memories that last a lifetime.

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Donation of $1m Supports The Salvation Army’s Toronto Grace Health Centre Renovation Project

June 19, 2014

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation will match $1 million of donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis in order to enable The Grace to encourage additional support. Renovations will modernize the 60-year-old building’s infrastructure and improve the ability of staff to provide specialized care.

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Search for the Franklin Expedition

June 19, 2014

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is supporting the search for the historic ships of the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition, joining an unprecedented number of organizations from the public, private and non-profit sectors.

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2014 Recipient of Weston Youth Innovation Award Winner Announced

June 17, 2014

The Ontario Science Centre has awarded 16-year-old Ann Makosinski from Victoria, B.C. the 2014 Weston Youth Innovation Award for applying science in a creative way to make a positive difference in the world.

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The Weston Brain Institute

May 15, 2014

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation today announced the Weston Brain Institute, Canada’s largest privately funded national initiative aimed at accelerating breakthrough discoveries for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases of aging, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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NAC Orchestra to perform with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London’s Royal Festival Hall

April 1, 2014

Canada’s National Art Centre (NAC) today announced that the NAC Orchestra, under the baton of its renowned Music Director Pinchas Zukerman, will perform a joint concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on October 27, 2014 in London as part of the NAC Orchestra’s performance and education tour of the United Kingdom from October 22 to 30.

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Art Gallery of Ontario announces donor and architect for Grange Park revitalization project

February 27, 2014

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is pleased to announce that W. Galen Weston, Chairman and President of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, has committed financial support to help restore and revitalize Grange Park, located in the heart of downtown Toronto.

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