Current Fundraiser: Together We Can Campaign

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 3 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 here.

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.

Canada Helps – Credit card donations can be made to PAL (55+) through Canada Helps. A service charge of 1.8% of your donation will go to Canada Helps to manage this account on our behalf. Here‘s a link to PAL’s Canada Helps profile.

To see a video of the Campaign Kick-off, please click here.


Together We Can Donors (As of April 18, 2018)

Thank you to our donors!

$1000 – $2500

Karma Development


Robert Thompson

$500 – $999


Bob & Judy Roehle

Scott Wright

The Medicine Shoppe

Thomson in the Park

$250 – $499

Murray Chevrolet

LaSalle Insurance

Janice Lukes

Mary Anne Schroeder

Patricia Gray

Bob & Pat Newman

$100 – $249

CIBC – Richmond Square

Jerry Jerrett

Judy Olmstead-Coss

Elizabeth Hutton

Maxine Brown

Betty & Allan Jones

Douglas Cutting

Jan Winnik

Sarah Guillemard

Birgit Hall


Verna Sylvestre

Chris Stevens

Julie Capelle

France Van Walleghem

Marielle Lavoie

Judy Fowler

Bernadette McCann

Robert Joshi

Trudi & Ralph Ens

Margaret Wilcock

Robert & Judy Stewart

Susan Stobart

Rochelle Greaves

$10 – $99

Lesley Haffner

Barb Burgess

Lesley Finlay

Holly McPhail

Anne Howorth

Marcia Masse

Audrey Langlois

Rose Gehlen

Jon Reyes

Pearl Novotny

Deidre McCormick

Joy Knudson


Marie Gilmour

Jeanette McCormick

Roberta Holland

Donna Lane

Carol DeBaets

Doreen Docking

Bonnie Pirch

Alma Huang

Thelma Wood

Janet Gudel

Yvonne Graham

Catherine Cormack

Victoria Brunel

Lois Abraham

Chris McKee

Robert Gilbert

Alan Wong

Diana Ruby

Peggy Perry

Laurence Brandt

Claire Carmichael


Walter Schmidt

Vera Wilson

Louise Moore

James & Faith Anderson

PAR Donors  (Monthly Donors)

Jerry Jerrett

Val Slater

Tony Zienkiewicz

Alanna Jones

Glen Mathews

Suni Mathews

Bob Newman


Jerry Johnstone

Linda Rzeszutek

Wendy Memryk