The Forks Foundation Inc.

259 - 393 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6
ph: 204-987-4367
fx: 204-942-5216

Registered Charitable Number: 864255708RR0001

Heritage (Main Focus Area)

Arts & Culture (Secondary Focus Area)



Mission

The Forks Foundation's mission is to raise funds to achieve The Forks goal as a unique meeting place that celebrates our heritage and cultural diversity through innovative programming and enhancing public amenities at The Forks.


Description

The Forks Foundation Inc.'s work is guided by the belief that partnerships with the community are our most valuable asset. The Foundation uses charitable donations to support new projects that interpret the site’s historic legacies. Funds go to work to advance heritage, culture, arts, recreation and the environment - with initiatives aimed at encouraging present and future generations to enjoy and experience the diverse offerings that define The Forks.


History

The Forks Foundation Inc. was incorporated on January 23, 2004 and was registered as a charity on April 1, 2004. 


Programs/Services

South Point Program First Nations people have a profound respect for the natural world and a distinct sense of pride in their spiritual and cultural traditions. The South Point of The Forks is to be developed with an Aboriginal theme as the central theme for the site.
Interpretive Programs Future projects will tell the story of The Forks throughout the landscape, through walking tours,  theatrical plays and special events celebrating the history of The Forks.
Public Art Public art will be incorporated throughout The Forks landscape to enrich the site’s environment, making The Forks a more interesting place and allowing the public to visually and tangibly recognize special people, places, moments or historic events.
Community Pride The Forks meeting place theme will be re-inforced through celebrations bringing the community together, traditional Canada Day and New Year's Eve celebrations, and creating recreational  amenities such as the winter river trail and warming huts that instill pride as a winter city.
Child -friendly Programs A child-friendly environment will be encouraged through a variety of events and participatory programs that are open to children and generate surprise, delight and learning.
Environmental Projects The Forks’ vision is to become a model for sustainable development integrating environmentally friendly approaches into the renewal and maintenance of the site. This is to be achieved through Target Zero a program established to reduce the site's carbon footprint.  

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