Current Fundraiser

Pembina Active Living (PAL 55+) was conceived and driven by community members. In 2009, our founding volunteers began passionately working together to create programming for older adults in the community. Within weeks, the idea for the Centre began developing through the work of four committees and the original Board of Directors.

Today, PAL (55+) has approximately 500 members. Many of the original volunteers who attended the first gathering are still actively participating. The passion of the volunteers has allowed our programs to expand with new offerings that support the needs of older adults in South Winnipeg. Still, with over 12,000 seniors living in the surrounding area, there is much work to be done, and we are just getting started.

The Need for Connectedness

 Isolation and loneliness are issues that plague seniors throughout Manitoba. In Winnipeg’s Fort Garry region, nearly 500 men and over 1,700 females age 65+ live alone. Our social programs provide seniors with activities that can lead to improved health outcomes. Specifically, older adults who engage in social activities can:

“Research on senior centres demonstrates that participation is associated with social, mental, and physical health benefits” making centres such as PAL (55+) invaluable resources in the communities where they operate.

PAL (55+) is the only organization in the Fort Garry area offering recreational, social, educational, and fitness programming specifically for older adults.

Together We Can

Be part of the solution!

There are 2 ways to donate to the campaign:

PAR – PAL (55+) is extremely excited to announce our new Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) program. This program will allow participants to set up a convenient, monthly withdrawal from their checking account. The United Church of Canada (UCC) has been selected as the service provider to administer these monthly donations. Download the form PAR Form here. If you’d like to use a credit card to make a monthly donation, you can do that through Canada Helps by using the form below. And you can modify the amount anytime, or even cancel it.

One-time donation – As always, PAL (55+) will continue to accept one-time donations. You can drop off your cheque or cash at the PAL office during regular business hours. Download a one-time donation form here. Or use Canada Helps and your credit card. See the form below.

To see a video of the Campaign Kick-off, please click here or press the play button below.


Together We Can Donors (As of June 30, 2018)

Thank you to our donors!

$1000 – $2500

Investors Group

Karma Property Management

Robert Thompson

Royal Bank of Canada


$500 – $999

Bank of Montreal – Fort Richmond

Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens and & Funeral Home

The Medicine Shoppe

Thomson in the Park Funeral Home and Cemetary

Bob & Judy Roehle

Scott Wright


$250 – $499

City of Winnipeg – Janice Lukes

LaSalle Insurance & Travel Services

Murray Chevrolet

Janice Butcher

John & Patricia Gray

Robert & Pat Newman

Mary Anne Schroeder


$100 – $249

CIBC Richmond Square

Story Point Consulting

Anonymous (1)

Maxine Brown

Julie Cappello

Doug Cutting

Ralph & Trudy Ens

Judy Fowler

Sarah Guillemard

Birgit Hall

Elizabeth Hutton

Gerald Jerrett

Allan & Betty Jones

Robert Joshi

Marielle Lavoie

Bernadette McCann

Judy Olmstead-Coss

Linda Rzeszutek

Chris Stevens

Robert & Judy Stewart

Susan Stobart

Verna Sylvestre

J0-Anna Tabacheck

George & Frances Walleghem

Margaret Wilcock

Janice Winnik


$1 – $99

Costco Wholesale – South Winnipeg

Anonymous (4)

Lois Abraham

James & Faith Anderson

Laurence Brandt

Victoria Brunel

Barb Burgess

Claire Carmichael

Alf Chorney

Catherine Cormack

Carol DeBaets

Doreen Docking

Leslie Finlay

Rose Gehlen

Robert Gilbert

Marie Gilmour

Yvonne Graham

Janet Gudel

Lesley Haffner

Roberta Holland

Anne Howorth

Alma Huang

Joy Knudson

Donna Lane

Audrey Langlois

Jane Marshall

Marcia Masse

Deidre McCormick

Jan McCormick

Christine McKee

Holly McPhail

Louise Moore

Pearl Novotny

Jean Paterson

Peggy Perry

Bonnie Pirch

Jon Reyes

Diana Ruby

Walter Schmidt

Val Thompson

Gordon & Vera Willson

Beverley Witt

Alan Wong

Thelma Wood


PAR Donors  (Monthly Donors)

Anonymous (1)

Gerald Jerrett

Jerry Johnstone

Alanna Jones

Glen Mathews

Suni Mathews

Wendy Memryk

Robert & Pat Newman

Linda Rzeszutek

Valerie Slater

Tony & Anna Zienkiewicz