Thanks Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation

Thank you to the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation for their generous donation of $25,000. toward the
Villa Rosa Outdoor Teaching Garden.


Women's residence a saviour for once-reluctant mother

Ashley Harvey article
Women's residence a saviour for once-reluctant mother
By: Lindor Reynolds

Winnipeg Jets TrueNorth Foundation Grant

12 - Villa Rosa

Celebration of Motherhood Dinner 2012

Spotlight on Education for Young Moms at 2012 Celebration of Motherhood Dinner
The Clarion Hotel in Winnipeg was the setting for the annual Villa Rosa Celebration of Motherhood Dinner on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
Over $36,000 was raised which will be utilized by Villa Rosa to support young women to stay in school and directed to the Endowment Fund which supports Villa Rosa graduates in their post-secondary education.
One hundred and fifty guests enjoyed a wonderful evening hosted by Lindor Reynolds which featured a silent auction and entertainment by rhythm and blues artist Florence Ormasionwu who was accompanied by Frank Rizzuto on guitar. 
Ashley Harvey, a former resident of Villa Rosa, moved the guests with her honest and poignant story about her journey from depressed, drug abusing teenager to independent young mom of a sweet daughter.  Ashley is a social work student at the University of Manitoba Selkirk Avenue campus and was the recipient of a scholarship through the Villa Rosa Endowment Fund.
Ashley was featured in an article by Lindor Reynolds in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 8, 2012.  If you missed it, let us know at and we would be pleased to email it to you.
Jennifer Rattray of the University of Winnipeg then took the podium, speaking on Post Secondary Education for Women at Risk.
There is no better way to see your financial contributions in action than to attend the Celebration of Motherhood Dinner.  Why not plan to join us in May 2013?  It is an inspiring evening of great food, entertainment and a chance hear from young women who have made the choice to seek a better life for themselves and their child through education.  We will add you to our dinner mailing list – simply email or call (204) 786-5741– and we will contact you in early 2013 with the details.

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Special thanks to the following sponsors: GOLD
Jean Polet
SILVER Broadway Pharmacy
Great West Life Assurance Company
Manitoba Public Insurance
McFeetors Family
MTS Allstream
Piston Ring
Pollard Family Foundation Inc.
Dr. Larry Reynolds
Steinbach Credit Union
Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk
Wawanesa Insurance
Florists Supply Ltd.
The Floor Show
The University of Winnipeg


Annual Report 2011-2012

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